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Number of Reviews: 13 Overall score: *****
Fatehpur Sikri, India
Review posted by Lesley Hume
***** Written

North India Explored

This is a very extensive trip covering all the major sights of Rajasthan as well as the bonus of visits to Varanasi and Agra. We had an inedible variety of experiences ranging from dawn on the Ganges at Varanasi to camel rides at sunset and visits to every variety of temple and forts (read palaces!). The group of 12 was exceptional. Everybody had traveled extensively and was very interested in all aspects of the trip making it fun for all.
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Fatehpur Sikri, India
***** Written

INDIA GRAND TOUR

This is a great trip and gives an excellent overview of India - a crazy colourful chaotic country! It really is a non-stop whirlwind tour, so as long as you are expecting that you will have a great time. Some advice: bring sleeping tablets for the overnight train journeys; if you can, arrive in Delhi a couple of days early as the first week is VERY full on; for the ladies - bring 3/4 length trousers as the toilets (outside of the hotels) are mainly 'squat' and rarely clean or dry; note that in the second half you spend a LOT of time in the minibus and the Trip Notes don't really make this clear; relax, enjoy, and let India wash over you!
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Fatehpur Sikri, India
***** Written

INDIA GRAND TOUR

It's a shame I can only give this trip a maximum of five stars. It defornatly opens your eyes and senses. So much that I'm returning to exploure Himalayan villages.
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Fatehpur Sikri, India
***** Written

INDIA GRAND TOUR

If you want to get a real insight and feel for India, this is the trip for you. Be prepared to have your senses awakened and to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, colour, light, energy, chaos, culture and history of India. This trip will take you from north to south and you'll see the touristy highlights as well as going off the beaten track and experiencing how locals live in this intoxicating country of contradictions. India stirs the soul like nowhere else I've ever been and I can't wait to return. 
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Fatehpur Sikri, India
***** Written

INDIA GRAND TOUR

I believe that we were able to experience Incredible India not only due to the length of the trip but due to the organization of Exodus and the leadership of the group. 
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Fatehpur Sikri, India
***** Written

INDIA GRAND TOUR

If we had thought that India might have changed such that it was no longer a daily assault on all your senses then we would have been wrong. Virtually everyday brought a fresh round of surprise, delight and confirmation that this was a 'must do' trip.
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Fatehpur Sikri, India
***** Written

INDIA GRAND TOUR

Wonderful trip filled with different experiences every day. Very varied with a lot of travel including long days in a car and fun overnights on the train. The food, people, language and culture changes every 200 miles!
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Fatehpur Sikri, India
***** Written

INDIA GRAND TOUR

I have travelled widely, over 4 decades. This was the most extraordinarily good trip, of this length, I have ever undertaken
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Fatehpur Sikri, India
***** Written

INDIA GRAND TOUR

First half of the trip is fantastic - Delhi, Varanasi, Jaipur, Agra all amazing. I very much enjoyed the overnight trains - i slept ok on them and its a great way to cover the distances. However some members of the group struggled to sleep and them found the sightseeing the days after the trains hard going. The reason i'm not putting 4 stars or more is bceause the second half of the trip didn't quite live up to the first half. Going from Mumbai to Ellora, Ajanta and Hampi involved some fair travelling on buses and the roads are not good. Still these sites were great and worth seeing. The last week of the trip was far less fun. Very long road trips on bad roads and in a bus with poor suspension. Made worse by the fact that our hotel in Goa was truly terrible. I'd been very impressed generally with the hotels prior to this. All the group mentioned this to the guide and i'm told Exodus will not use it again. However a bad experience in Goa meant that the following two longs days on the bus were hard going. Overall the last week has 4 days on a bus for only 3 days of sightseeing and wasn't really worth it in my opinion.In summary:First 2 weeks - incredible, 3rd week - good, 4th week -poor.Still you do see a vast amount in a vast country in a relatively short space of time all considered.Our guide was very good too. 
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