River Ganges in Varanasi | India
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Delhi, Palaces, Ganges - 10 days map

Explore Delhi, both old and new. Tour the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra as well as the beautiful Pink City of Jaipur, where you'll experience the illustrious City Palace and Jantar Mantar Space Observatory. Watch locals perform mesmerizing sunrise Hindu prayer rituals in the vibrant city of Varanasi, right on the banks of the holy Ganges.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Reviews

Trip Highlights

The Taj Mahal – Discover the most iconic site in India and enjoy a guided tour at this extravagant symbol of love
Varanasi – Sail on the holy Ganges and watch the ancient tradition of religious ritual cleansing on the riverside ghats
Jaipur – Enjoy a tour of the highlights of the Pink City including the City Palace and Jantar Mantar space observatory
Amber Fort – Explore the famous 16th century fortress, laid out over four levels and set on shimmering Maota Lake
Agra – Visit the lesser known but still impressive Agra Fort and explore behind its fortified walls
Delhi – Ride on a rickshaw around Old Delhi and see highlights of the city including Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and the India Gate monument
Karauli or Dholpur – Spend the night at the Maharaja’s Palace Bhanwar Vilas in Karauli or the Raj Niwas Palace in Dholpur
Sarnath Temple Ruins - see where Buddha delivered his first sermon and visit the archaeological museum

Included

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
Guided sightseeing - Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Karauli or Dholpur and Varanasi
Travel by jeep to beautiful Amber Fort in Jaipur
2 economy class flights: Jaipur to Varanasi and Varanasi to Delhi
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sites
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
9 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels
Sunrise boat cruise on the holy River Ganges in Varanasi
Rickshaw ride in Delhi
Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide (for groups of 4 or more)
Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 10

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$65-85pp, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$4-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$50-60pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

Saturday. On arrival in Delhi you are met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. The rest of today is free to explore India’s capital at leisure before meeting the group and guide at the hotel at 18:00 for a Welcome meeting.

For those able to arrive very early today or the day prior, why not get off the beaten track and explore Old Delhi with us on our optional 'Backstreets of Delhi' add-on tour. You will get to relish the taste of various street foods, from savoury to sweet. Along the way, visit Khari Baoli, the largest spice market in India and the colourful Bazar Matia Mahal, located opposite the majestic Jama Masjid Mosque. The tour will combine a mixture of metro, electric rickshaw and walking to get around.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2

Old & New Delhi

This morning we enjoy a packed day of sightseeing in Old and New Delhi. Check out the UNESCO-listed Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. Visit the iconic Sikh temple Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and its community kitchen feeding 25,000-30,000 people daily. We also enjoy a thrilling rickshaw ride around the Chandni Chowk bazaar and explore New Delhi. Walk down the Rajpath, formerly known as the ‘King’s Way’ and see the famous India Gate monument. This evening we enjoy a group Namaste dinner.

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will drive to Agra this afternoon after Delhi sightseeing, where we will spend the night and have the group Namaste dinner.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Taj Mahal

Delhi - Agra. Today we travel to Agra, where we stop for lunch before taking a tour of the legendary Taj Mahal, India’s most famous site. This iconic white monument was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century in memory of his beloved wife. It is perhaps the most extravagant symbol of love the world has ever seen and has no rival. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the sunset fade over this magnificent mausoleum, so make sure you take plenty of photos!

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will drive to Agra on the afternoon of day 2, today we will visit the legendary Taj Mahal and the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls.
Overnight: Agra  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Karauli or Dholpur

Agra - Karauli/Dholpur. In the morning, we will make our way to the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls.

Continue to either Karauli or Dholpur stopping for lunch en route. In Karauli, we will stay in the beautiful Palace Bhanwar Vilas. An eclectic melding of both Oriental and Art Deco architecture, the heritage-listed hotel was built in 1938 as a family home of the Maharaja of Jaipur.

In Dholpur, we will stay at the magnificent Raj Niwas Palace, which is known for its red sandstone, traditional Rajisthani architecture, and European-style ceramics. It's said that this heritage-listed hotel was built by the Maharaja to welcome HRH Albert Edward, who visited in 1876.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring the grounds, perhaps check out the vintage cars or take a dip in the swimming pools. This evening, you can also opt to attend the evening Aarti (prayer).

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will visit Agra Fort on day 3.
Overnight: Karauli or Dholpur  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Jaipur

Karauli/Dholpur - Jaipur. This morning we hit the road towards the vibrant UNESCO listed Pink City of Jaipur. On arrival, we will spend the afternoon on a tour of the illustrious City Palace and the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar Space Observatory, which features 19 separate astrological instruments.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Jaipur sightseeing

Jaipur. Enjoy an unforgettable experience early this morning with an optional balloon ride over Jaipur. Sail with the wind over the surrounding region and pass above hill-top forts and regal palaces. Later, enjoy a jeep ride to Amber Fort for a guided tour and visit a cotton weaving house for an authentic demonstration of fabric dyeing.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Flight to Varanasi

Jaipur - Varanasi. Early this morning we fly to Varanasi, India's holiest city. You will be transferred to the airport where you will take a flight to Varanasi. On arrival, you will be transferred to our hotel.

Later, we enjoy an evening visit to the Ganges to see the Aarti ceremony. The Ganga Aarti is a ritual performed by use of fire, lamp and chants, on the ghats of River Ganga. We will watch as small lamps are lit with fire and oil, decorated with flowers, and floated onto the River Ganges as a ritual offering for the Indian deity, Ganga.
Overnight: Varanasi  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Varanasi

Varanasi. Rise and shine, for an early morning boat ride along the Ganges River, where you can watch the sunrise illuminate the ancient city. Not only will we experience breathtaking views of the Varanasi Ghats from the water, we will also get to witness locals performing Hindu puja - sunrise rituals that involve prayer, songs and ritual bathing.

Afterwards, we set off on a morning city tour. We will get to visit sites including Banaras Hindu University, Durga Mata Mandir, and Bharat Mata Mandir. Then we visit the Sarnath Temple Ruins and Museum. A holy Buddhist site, Sarnath is said to be the location where Buddha held his first sermon.
Overnight: Varanasi  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Varanasi

Varanasi - Delhi. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Delhi. Once in Delhi, you will take a transfer to your hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Please note: included flight from Varanasi to Delhi varies between morning and afternoon.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Delhi

Monday. Our Indian adventure comes to an end today with an included transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All departure dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

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Christmas Departure
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New Year's Departure
This is a special Diwali departure, which includes our own Diwali celebrations! Please see our Trip Notes for details of the event.
Diwali Departure
Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
06 Jul - 15 Jul 10% off
AUD $3,205
AUD $2,885
AUD $4,105
AUD $3,695
27 Jul - 05 Aug 10% off
AUD $3,205
AUD $2,885
AUD $4,105
AUD $3,695
10 Aug - 19 Aug 10% off
AUD $3,205
AUD $2,885
AUD $4,105
AUD $3,695
24 Aug - 02 Sep 10% off
AUD $3,205
AUD $2,885
AUD $4,105
AUD $3,695
21 Sep - 30 Sep 10% off
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
28 Sep - 07 Oct 10% off
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
05 Oct - 14 Oct 10% off
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
12 Oct - 21 Oct 10% off
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
19 Oct - 28 Oct 10% off
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
02 Nov - 11 Nov 10% off
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
09 Nov - 18 Nov 10% off
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
16 Nov - 25 Nov 10% off
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
23 Nov - 02 Dec 10% off
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
30 Nov - 09 Dec 10% off
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
07 Dec - 16 Dec 10% off
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
14 Dec - 23 Dec 10% off
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
21 Dec - 30 Dec 10% offChristmas departure - book early!
Christmas departure - book early!
AUD $3,325
AUD $2,993
AUD $4,635
AUD $4,172
28 Dec - 06 Jan 10% offNew Year's departure, book early!
New Year's departure, book early!
AUD $3,565
AUD $3,209
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
04 Jan - 13 Jan 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
11 Jan - 20 Jan 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
18 Jan - 27 Jan 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
25 Jan - 03 Feb 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
01 Feb - 10 Feb 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
08 Feb - 17 Feb 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
15 Feb - 24 Feb 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
22 Feb - 03 Mar 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
01 Mar - 10 Mar 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
15 Mar - 24 Mar 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
22 Mar - 31 Mar 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
29 Mar - 07 Apr 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
05 Apr - 14 Apr 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
12 Apr - 21 Apr 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
19 Apr - 28 Apr 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
26 Apr - 05 May 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
03 May - 12 May 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
10 May - 19 May 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
24 May - 02 Jun 10% off
AUD $3,285
AUD $2,957
AUD $4,595
AUD $4,136
05 Jul - 14 Jul 10% off
AUD $3,165
AUD $2,849
AUD $4,365
AUD $3,929
26 Jul - 04 Aug 10% off
AUD $3,165
AUD $2,849
AUD $4,365
AUD $3,929
09 Aug - 18 Aug 10% off
AUD $3,165
AUD $2,849
AUD $4,365
AUD $3,929
23 Aug - 01 Sep 10% off
AUD $3,165
AUD $2,849
AUD $4,365
AUD $3,929
06 Sep - 15 Sep 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
20 Sep - 29 Sep 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
27 Sep - 06 Oct 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
04 Oct - 13 Oct 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
11 Oct - 20 Oct 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
18 Oct - 27 Oct 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
25 Oct - 03 Nov 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
01 Nov - 10 Nov 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
08 Nov - 17 Nov 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
15 Nov - 24 Nov 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
22 Nov - 01 Dec 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
29 Nov - 08 Dec 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
06 Dec - 15 Dec 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
13 Dec - 22 Dec 10% off
AUD $3,535
AUD $3,182
AUD $4,955
AUD $4,460
20 Dec - 29 Dec 10% off
AUD $3,775
AUD $3,398
AUD $5,275
AUD $4,748
27 Dec - 05 Jan 10% off
AUD $3,775
AUD $3,398
AUD $5,275
AUD $4,748

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
AUD $145
AUD $275
Post-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
AUD $145
AUD $275
Backstreets of Delhi
AUD $205
N/A
Gateway to the Gods - 4 days (Adult)
AUD $735
AUD $1,005
Gateway to the Gods - 4 days (Child)
AUD $735
AUD $1,005
Delhi Morning Cycle
AUD $165
N/A

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Royale Regent Hotel, Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The stylish Royale Regent hotel offers views of the magnificent Taj Mahal from its rooftop pool, so guests can gaze at this World wonder while sipping on a cocktail and retreating from the hustle and bustle of the city. Each comfortable air-conditioned room features a minibar with tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV as well as excellent en-suite facilities. Guests can also enjoy an array of flavours in the onsite garden or mutli-cuisine restaurant.

Royale Sarovar Portico, Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Experience the best of Agra's offerings at Royale Sarovar Portico, located just a 10-minute drive from the iconic Taj Mahal. Indulge in rejuvenating massages or pampering manicures and pedicures. Enjoy delectable meals at Hibiscus, where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served. Unwind in the outdoor pool, socialize at the bar/lounge, or stay active at the fitness center. With free Wi-Fi throughout the property, this upscale property offers massage services, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center for a fulfilling stay.

Bhanwar Vilas Palace, Karauli

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Built in 1938, this stunning property is the residence of the Maharaja (181st in the Royal Dynasty) and Maharani of Karauli. Both the architecture and furniture have been designed in fitting with colonial styles and the property offers a fantastic insight into the history and elegance of a bygone era. The property offers deluxe rooms and luxury suites, each including a range of modern amenities such as a mini bar, a well-appointed ensuite and a plush king-sized bed. In the evenings, guests can tuck into an array of regional specialties as well as international cuisine in the hotel's restaurant.

Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur, Karauli

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

With vibrant history and a rich heritage, Dholpur Palace also known as Raj Niwas Palace, is a mesmerizing journey back in time. Once home to generations of Royals, this converted palace still reflects the magnificence of the Rajasthani architecture of that era. Guest rooms offer a refreshing mix of Indian heritage and modern facilities including air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a mini bar. Set in 13 acres of garden, the Palace grounds are full of peacock and bird life that nip over from the National Chambal Sanctuary nearby.

Mandawa Haveli, Jaipur

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Made of pink and red sandstone, the beautiful heritage-style Mandawa Haveli is a fine example of typical Rajasthani architecture. All rooms are well appointed with intricately carved wooden beds and king-size royal portraits, with modern amenities such as free WiFi and ensuite bathrooms. Spend an evening dining on continental, Indian or Rajasthani cuisine on the outdoor terrace or request a private, candlelit dinner on the rooftop under a star-studded sky. Well located in the heart of Jaipur city on Sansar Chandra Road, this hotel is just a few minute’s drive from the Palace of the Winds.

Radisson Hotel Jaipur City Center, Jaipur

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Radisson Hotel Jaipur City Centre is the perfect base for travelers touring India's famed Golden Triangle. Located centrally in Jaipur, the hotel is close to various forts, palaces and bazaars that the Pink City is renowned for. All guest rooms offer air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, kettle, a desk, seating areas and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a satisfying continental breakfast buffet at Mosiac, one of four on-site restaurants. Additionally, boasts a business center, a gym and spa, steam room and a relaxing rooftop pool where guests are free to unwind.

Hotel Madin, Varanasi

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Hotel Madin immerses its guests in luxury and finery, allowing them to unwind in style and comfort. Each of the guestrooms is colourful and decorated with rich fabrics and plush furniture. They also come with fantastic ensuite facilities and range of modern amenities to ensure you lack nothing during your stay. When it comes to dining, guests can choose between a quick snack at the hotel's coffee shop or a delicious meal at one of the restaurants. The hotel also boasts an outdoor swimming pool, gym and spa.

Rivatas by Ideal, Varanasi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

If you're looking for a blissful stay with modern luxuries, look no further than Rivatas by Ideal. Each suite is delightful, sophisticated, and decorated with warm hues and modern interiors. There is also an on-site restaurant, spa, fitness center and pool. Check in now, for a stay in the heart of Varanasi.

Park Inn by Radisson New Delhi, Delhi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in the heart of one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Delhi, the Park Inn by Radisson offers a comfortable stay in India’s bustling capital. With contemporary guestrooms which feature en suite bathrooms, high speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Enjoy al fresco dining and drinks at the 24-hour RBG Bar & Grill, which serves tasty traditional Indian fare and international cuisine. After a busy day of sightseeing, unwind with a swim in the hotel's sparkling pool or work up a sweat in the fitness centre. Ideally located just 20 minutes from the airport and a short walk from a metro station, it's easy to reach popular sites such as the Lotus Temple, India Gate and Connaught Place.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.74 out of 5 based on 35 recent reviews

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I really enjoyed this tour and loved India. Our guide Sat was great - patient, informative, funny and helpful. We enjoyed all the sites we saw and the information we received.

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India was a wonderful place & I fell in love with the place and the people within a very short period of time.

Our guide, Yusuf, was professional & couldn’t have been more fun or helpful. He made the tour better than we could have hoped. A real asset to On the Go.

I know that I’ll return to India and I’ll be using On the Go again when I do. Overall, it was an great experience.

• Submitted 15 Mar 2018
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As I wrote on the first feedback form, the tour itself was great. It covered a lot of ground and included various types of experiences -- something for everyone. On the Go did a really good job. The only disappointments were things out of your control (e.g., cancelled flight to Varanasi on 31 Dec, so we spent a lot of time at Khujaraho airport and missed the festive banquet for New Years; lots of "fog" and "mist" (read horrible smog); and not seeing much wildlife on the bolt-on "safari"). That last hotel in Varanasi had a nice restaurant, but the rooms were a little skeevy, with towels that were stained and faucet loose in the sink. But what SAVED it all, and turned every downside into an upside, was Satendra Sharma. He looked out for everyone without being overly controlling, and he found special opportunities to engage us in local happenings (e.g., a fabulous and unique festival in Orchha around Morari Bapu, which turned into an amazing experience!). When our flight was cancelled he somehow managed to quickly book us into a different hotel (Clarks) on New Years Eve. Satendra is thoughtful, knowledgeable, funny, and extremely competent at his job -- with managing logistics, giving us history, in his personal interactions, and in communicating with the group. I can't imagine a better tour guide! He is surely the Guide of the Year!

• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
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I would like to vote for tour guide Satendra Sharma, he was impeccable, he has the most kindest heart, excellent knowledge, nothing was a problem, worked long hours to insured we enjoyed the most out of all sightseeing, our safety and well being, WWe had perfect weather however our flight was cancelled to Varanasi from fog and tech problems and he was quick to get us comfortable back into a hotel with dinner all paid by the airlines. I could not fault anything with our tour, I still think about how wonderful the time was. I highly recommend and give 5 stars for ON THE GO TOURS INDIA to all my friends and would make sure Satendra was their tour guide as he was recommended to me from my friend that did the tour earlier in May Fiona. I so hope he wins, he is so deserving and if I was ever back in India I would do a private tour with him.

I will post on Trip advisor 5 stars for ON THE GO TOURS.

Thank you, Patricia

• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
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I had a wonderful trip with my 19 new travellers and all made very welcome by our wonderful tour guide Saatendra who amazed us with his knowledge and insight to the history and told us in detail about the sights we visited and stories relating to past times and really explained everything in descriptive detail capturing all our attention. Saat organised everything to perfection, the other guides, passes in and buses organised to various sights, although he had no control over the weather, we had an unexpected overnight stop due to lack of flight to Varanasi and he very quickly overcame that obstacle (given it was New Year's Eve and most places book out) but arrangements very quickly organised, overall I would highly recommend On the Go to others and particularly request Saat as their guide.

• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
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I would like to say how wonderful and amazing our Tour was to India especially a big mention our tour guide Satendra Sharma, he has a wonderful kind heart, impeccable knowledge, nothing was any problem. He worked long hours to make sure our trip was memorable and he went over and beyond his job. I still think about the tour, we were lucky to have a wonderful group of people and extra lucky to have Satendra. If there is anywhere I can put a recommendation for him please advise. I had a friend Fiona Baker that did the tour back in May 2017 and also had Satendra and she advised me before I went that I was in for a amazing tour, we both would come back possibly to do a private tour with him. I have told all my friends about ON THE GO TOURS and highly recommend the high quality and pricing is very reasonable for what you receive.

The only complaint about the trip was that we had to leave :-) Thank you ON THE GO TOURS and a big thank you to Satendra. I will be a return customer in the future. Kind Regards

Patricia

• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
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What can I say! Not only was this my first trip to India, but also my first overseas. I had always wanted to see a country different to my own (Australia), and that I did! I chose to go at Diwali time, and so glad I did. It was incredible. I also chose the "bolt - on" of going up in a hot balloon, which was another first for me. It was fantastic, and especially being able to see the Indian villages from above in the basket. There were highlights throughout the tour. I cannot just pick one, but I will say that the Diwali made it more special. It was great also, to see the Taj Mahal as well as the temples and hear the history of each. The experience of Varanasi, I will never forget either. I felt incredibly lucky to have been able to be there in India, embracing it all. Our tour guide, Yusuf added his own touch and personality to the whole trip, but I have to say that I personally thank him from the bottom of my heart for he had a confident aura about him, which allowed me to relax. I can be a panic merchant, but with him in lead, I felt safe. He also made the Diwali night an evening I will never forget. I would love to go back to India one day, because I think it is a pretty incredible place to visit, with so much to learn and appreciate. Thank you On The Go Tours, And thank you Yusuf!

• Submitted 16 Nov 2017
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As I have said with feedback form given to me by Yusuf, it was through Yusuf, that I was not only able to enjoy ( apart from excessive heat) but feel safe. He was in control of any situation that might crop up, which left me and others feeling safe in what a trip in India represents, some interesting, though exciting challenges. I do also, thank On The Go for making these types of trips possible. For my first time out of Australia, it was a great experience. Thank you!

Cheers Kathy

• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
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The tour was well organised and covered a lot of ground. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the whole trip very enjoyable as well as feeling safe.

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From the moment Sammy met me at the airport I felt in safe hands. He was professional yet easy going and friendly, well organised and calm. The group met for a briefing the next morning and then we were off. And I absolutely loved every minute of the next 13 days. We saw amazing things and people, went to astonishingly wonderful places and throughout, Sammy managed to gently herd us along without us ever feeling managed. At Varanasi we were all stuffed in pairs into tuc tucs and sent off into the pre dawn traffic mayhem of the 3 day Puja there. Sammy somehow materialised at the riverside (20mins ride away) and got us all into a boat and onto the water to see the magical sunrise. I never worked out how he did that! And it was all with implacable calm. He was funny and fun, informative and interesting, organised and efficient and brought out the best in the group. He is a brilliant ambassador for India and all its wondrousness. I Loved the entire tour and would like to nominate Sammy for an award

• Submitted 24 Nov 2016
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At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Delhi
Ends
Delhi
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star & heritage hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Jama Masjid
The Taj Mahal reflected in the water in Agra
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Varanasi Highlight
Varanasi Highlight

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I really enjoyed this tour and loved India. Our guide Sat was great - patient, informative, funny and helpful. We enjoyed all the sites we saw and the information we received.

Beth Maggs
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