India Group Adventure - March 2024
Join a bucket-list adventure to India to experience the Holi festivities together with a group of like-minded adventurers!
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Meet your team:
What will we experience?
Day 1: Delhi
Arrival in Delhi as our meeting / stopover point, and the first time meeting your new adventure family! Cities are always a good way to crash-course your way into a new destination, but now it’s time to go deeper into the depths of this country full of unique culture, history, and experiences:
Day 2-3: Architecture & love in Agra
We start by ticking off a bucket list for many: one of the 7 world wonders: the one, the only... Taj Mahal! We will get here bright and early to make sure we capture it in its full might and experience the beauty without the crowds. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a masterpiece of architecture and an ode to love. Afterwards we will climb up the Agra Fort for a birds-eye view over the city, perched along the Yamuna River, and discover its rich Mughal history. And, of course, have group activities to get to know your new crew of adventurers!
Day 4-5: India's spiritual capital: Varanasi
We will go on an adventurous train ride together to get to the state of Uttar Pradesh, to Varanasi, also known as the City of Light - the spiritual capital of India: on the banks of the Ganges, every evening at sunset, priests perform ritual complicated fire ritual prayers, and pilgrims light candles to float on the sacred waters. Multiple activities to immerse yourself in the city will follow, including a boat ride, walking around the town to take in with all senses, and visiting multiple sites of spiritual value, all while you get to connect with your new travel family.
Day 6-7: Jaipur
We're going from one fascinating area of India onto the next: after a domestic flight to reach Rajasthan and its most notable city Jaipur, the exploration of the "pink city" begins: Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, on to Jaipur Bazaars to experience the local culture and explore the shopping hub Jaipur is famous for ... it will be a busy couple of days trying to take it all in! This is also the perfect stop to fill your bags with handicrafts and beautiful good to support local artisans and bring a piece of your trip back home to your family and friends.
Day 7-9: Holi Pushkar
Drive 3 hours to Pushkar, a city rich in diversity of religious and cultural threads, and we're here for one of the most spectacular ones:
Get ready for a truly unique experience as we dive into the vibrant and joyful Holi festival. People from all over the world travel here for this specific occasion, and we'll be joining in the festivities, too! It's a riot of colors and cultural celebrations meant to raise your spirits and wash off negativity. Enjoy the most colorful festical in the world!
Why choose Destination Chaser?
Bringing the world closer, one adventure at a time! At Destination Chaser we combine unforgettable adventures for the traveler, with giving back to the communities that we are fortunate enough to be hosted by. We focus on:
- Ecotourism: through sustainable practices revolving around culture and nature, to help make it financially sustainable to preserve the two for communities.
- Supporting small local businesses: our trips are always comprised of locals putting their passion to work, and us supporting part of their dream through our visit.
- Dispersing tourism: over-tourism has become a problem in many places, and we believe if people simply traveled more to lesser visited places (what we focus on!), everyone would benefit: more opportunities where they normally lack tourism, travelers getting better experiences off the beaten path, and not adding to the crowds of over-popular places.
- Bringing the world closer: We believe that over time, if more people traveled to places and interacted with cultures that are oftentimes misunderstood or misrepresented, the world would become a more peaceful place. We want you to go on a trip others would not consider, and spread the word about the beauty of people and places - and open more minds to how similar we are as humans.
Thank you for being part of this movement!
What flights should I book?
🛬 Arrival in Delhi (DEL): in the morning of the 18th of March (or earlier, and we can arrange an extra hotel night)
🛫 Departure from Jaipur (JAI): on the 26th of March in the evening (5:25pm or later)
If flight schedules should not align for you, we will be happy to arrange extra hotel nights & airport transfers, or even another internal flight wherever needed :)
Personal airport pickup and drop-off are included 24h on the dates of the trip.
What about the visa?
- You must apply for an e-visa from the government website at least two weeks in advance https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/. Cost is around 30,- USD (depends on your nationality.)
How does the payment work?
4 months before the start of the trip we will send you another payment link for 40%, and for the remainder, we will send another payment link two months in advance - this is so you have more flexibility with covering the cost and don't need to pay everything at once. Let us know if you need a payment plan, we are happy to help!
BONUS: if you have a points program you can collect points from our trips as we are under the “travel” category!
Other payment options such as PayPal, or bank transfer, are available too if you prefer.
What's included in the price?
|Personal airport pickup & drop off on the dates of the trip
|International flight into Delhi & out of Jaipur
All internal private transportation with air conditioning
Travel insurance (9-40 $)
Breakfasts and a few other meals
|Visa fees (30 $)
|Experienced, knowledgeable and fun local guides
Personal expenses & tips
|All accommodation on a shared basis of 2 people (we believe this is an essential part for people to connect throughout the trip!)
|Lunches & Dinners (5-15$ per meal)
|All entrance fees and activities
|Train ride with the group
|Internal flight from Varanasi to Jaipur
What are India's current Covid requirements?
India has lifted all Covid-19 travel requirements, meaning you do not need a test, nor vaccine certificate to travel into or around the country.
Any burning questions?Feel free to message me @destinationchaser or email me email@example.com any time :)
Looking forward to have you experience this adventure!