India holiday on a shoestring

“A budget-friendly yet comprehensive tour of northern India's highlights, which knows when not to cut corners - such as when seeing the Taj Mahal at sunset, and tracking tigers in Ranthambore.”

Highlights

Delhi | Red Fort | Rickshaw tours & streetfood | Taj Mahal at sunset | Agra Fort | Abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri | Tiger safaris in Ranthambore National Park | Jaipur | Amber Palace

Description of India holiday on a shoestring

This India on a shoestring holiday is not only budget-friendly, it痴 also a brilliant introduction to Northern India for first time travellers to the region. You値l explore the attractions of the famous Golden Triangle around Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, as well as heading into the wilderness of Ranthambore National Park; this is a complete itinerary, but you can also use it as a leaping off point for longer trips around India.

Arriving into Delhi, you値l be plunged straight into Indian life: take a rickshaw ride around the city, sample the local streetfood and get to grips with urban India. We値l continue on to Agra, with a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Agra Fort. This India on a shoestring holiday doesn稚 cut any corners when it comes to the Taj Mahal; we値l view this stunning monument at sunset when the light makes for incredible photo opportunities. There is also an option to return at sunrise. We値l then visit the eerie, abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri the capital of the Mughal Emire in the 16th century.

Escaping city life, we head into the jungles of Ranthambore National Park in search of tigers as well as sambar deer, macaques and langurs. We値l take two or three wildlife safaris here, to increase our chances of spotting India痴 most iconic creature.

Your India on a shoestring holiday will come to an end in Jaipur, Rajasthan痴 撤ink City, home to the Amber Palace. From Jaipur we can organise your transport back to Delhi, additional tours in Rajasthan or in other regions of India, or, after your introduction to this fascinating country, you can continue your journey alone with our contacts available across the country should you require any assistance.

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Responsible tourism: India holiday on a shoestring

Environment

How our company is making a difference:
We know that making the positive difference we aim to achieve will not be an easy task. However, our enthusiasm and commitment towards our travel responsibility mission is far stronger than any obstacles. We believe that in order to achieve any objective, the company has to have accurate policies and procedures for the employees and the guests to follow in order to reach our goal.

In India in particular, we encourage our travelers to not contribute to the already excessive garbage that floods the cities. We brief them on the best means of disposing of empty water bottles and food wrappers.

We have decided that the environment is a major component of any local community and any negative effect on the environment would directly have an impact on the lives of the inhabitants of the local community. Therefore, we have drawn up a strict environmental protection policy that all our employees and travelers have to abide by. For example, we recycle empty ink cartridges. A company collects them and disposes of them the correct manner. During this tour, accommodation is in budget to 3-star rated accommodations, and we encourage travelers to re-use their towels at least twice instead of throwing them out for laundry after one use. This will definitely contribute to saving water.

In India, travelers are encouraged not to tempt children or any locals with food and sweets. The culture has to be respected at all times.

Following a full audit of our tours concentrating on the welfare of elephants being used for tourists, and following discussions with responsibletravel.com, we no longer offer elephant rides at Amber Palace or Dera Amer.

For us, Responsible Travel is the only way to travel.

Community

Throughout our long tourism business journey, exceeding 15 years of travel operation in the Middle East, we have succeeded in establishing strong links with the communities we are dealing with in the host destinations.

We believe that the Responsible Travel concept has to be a two-way strategy with both the travelers and the local community gaining benefits. We benefit the local communities we visit using a wide scope of activities that have a positive impact on the local economy, directly by donating money to charity organizations, financially supporting some local communities and by recruiting employees who belonging to the local community. We encourage our guests to buy local products and make use of services that people local community offer. We help indirectly through capacity building projects we implement with our employees and through the experiences and culture exchanges that take place between the locals and the travelers during our tours.

We promise to support the local community of every destination we take our travelers to. We will do this by employing local guides, using local handicraft shops and recommend shops to our travelers so that their holiday spending contributes to the people of that country. Furthermore, we provide each traveler with a tipping guide. By doing this we set a concept of tipping and gratuity for every person who will offer a form of service to the traveler.

During this specific tour, we arrange a personal encounter with the locals, often lunch or story telling with a local family. Not only does this open the minds of the travelers, but the locals are educated on how people of the west experience their hospitality.

We have also considered the social aspect of the local community and how to respect the customs and traditions of the inhabitants helping us operate our tours. We always provide our guests with all the information needed to understand the community they are visiting and we create valuable opportunities for the travelers and the locals to mingle and exchange ideas and thoughts.

The first objective is to operate our tours in the most perfect way possible. Our second objective, but not second in importance, is to benefit the local community, protect the environment, and have a positive social impact on the inhabitants living in our host destinations. One of the ways of doing this is to inform and educate our travelers on the cultures of the destinations. By doing this we aim to create a form of respect between the travelers and the local citizens who they will face along their tours.

We educate all our staff on the real life situations of each destination. Sales consultants will use this information to inform potential travelers of the correct information and threats that they may face. By creating long lasting relationships with our local ground handlers, we are able to establish what needs the community has and through their information we can inform our travelers what they can contribute to the local community from their home countries.

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