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Highlights of Northern India

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14 Oct to 28 Oct 2018 - GOOD AVAILABILITY

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09 Oct to 23 Oct 2019 - GOOD AVAILABILITY

Holiday Highlights

  • Varanasi, ‘the city of Shiva’ and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world
  • Visiting Tara and Sasha, two of the biggest and most established fair trade craft organisations in India
  • Kolkata, friendly, vibrant, with few tourists but a rich history and culture
  • Travelling through time from the last British capital (Delhi) to the first (Kolkata)
  • The Taj Mahal, India’s jewel of Mughal art and architecture

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Depart UK Overnight flights to Delhi  
2 Arrival day Arrival into Delhi and transfer to hotel  
3 Delhi Visit to TARA Projects headquarters and Manjeen, jewellery producer B  
4 Delhi Guided walking tour of Old Delhi B D  
5 Delhi to Agra TARA stone & marble workshops and the Taj Mahal B L  
6 Agra to Moradabad Afternoon free to discover Moradabad B  
7 Moradabad Visit to Noah's Ark offices and meet artisans B  
8 Moradabad to Varanasi Travel to Varanasi enjoying the wonders of India's rural scenery B  
9 Varanasi to Sarnath Visit to Ashoka's pillar and Dharmek Stupa B  
10 Varanasi Tour of Vananasi the holiest city in India. Sunrise boat trip on the Ganges. B  
11 Varanasi to Kolkata Internal flight to Kolkata B  
12 Kolkata Visit to Sasha. Guided tour of Kolkata. Sunset boat ride on the Ganges B  
13 Kolkata to Koipukur Visit Shanthi Handicrafts. Free afternoon in Kolkata B L  
14 Kolkata Walking tour of Kolkata. Farewell evening meal B D  
15 Depart Flights back to the UK  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Travelling from Delhi to Kolkata, via the holy city of Varanasi, the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort at Agra, this is a trip which immerses you in the richness of India's vibrant culture and its often complex but nevertheless fascinating history.

 

On the way you'll meet some of Traidcraft's oldest and newest suppliers - stone carvers, jewellers and craftworkers who, thanks to fair trade, are keeping skill and tradition alive and creating new opportunities for themselves and their families. In Varanasi we meet weavers who have been supported by Traidcraft Exchange and we hear how the charity's pioneering work is giving families new hope. 

 

Ranjith Henry is one of our most accomplished tour guides and together with his wife Rani, has been welcoming Traidcraft groups to India for more than 20 years. Happy to discuss and debate any and all subjects and prompting with the questions you didn't even know you wanted to ask, Ranjith helps us to challenge preconceptions of India making every trip with him a truly memorable and enjoyable holiday.


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Holiday Summary

Duration:
15 days
Prices From:
£2,125
Estimated flight price
£800
Estimated visa cost:
£50

Optional

Insurance:
£100.00
Insurance:
£100.00
Donation to Traidcraft's Environmental Fund:
£21.25
Donation to Traidcraft's Environmental Fund:
£21.25

Holiday Details

All accommodation in hotels and guesthouses with en-suite facilities

40% meals provided

1 internal flight

2 boat trips

2 train journeys including 1 daytime sleeper

1 long road transfer

6 producer visits including 4 Traidcraft suppliers

1 Traidcraft Exchange Visit

9 tourist visits

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