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Journey across colorful Rajasthan, spiritual Varanasi and Gujarat, sensing the regal charm of Jaipur and Jodhpur, soaking in stunning architecture of Modhera, discovering the splendor of Udaipur, etc. Take your time to immerse in the rich heritage and marvelous architecture of Jaipur and Jodhpur. This immersive journey offers you to soak up many different frontages of Indian culture, beginning with the majestic capital, Delhi. The antique and blessed city of Varanasi is next, before arriving in Agra – home of the world’s favorite monument to love, the Taj Mahal.

Tour Overview

  • Duration:          24 Days
  • Starts:                Delhi
  • Ends:                  Goa
  • Tour Guide:       Yes, English speaking local guides available at all places
  • Group Size:        Min 2 - Max 20
  • Minimum Age: 12 Years Accompanied By An Adult
  • Hotel Ratings:   Good 3 Star Hotels
  • Country:              India
  • Meals Included: 23 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • Theme:                Explorer & Cultural
Prices & Dates
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 travelers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.
Please note:
To confirm your position on this trip we require your full name and date of birth at time of booking, to be able to secure tickets for included train tickets

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Itineraries

Arrive at Delhi Airport and you shall be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.

Meals:
No Meals for the day

After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi visiting the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame,

Later sightseeing continues to visit New Delhi include Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty;

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Early morning you will be transferred to Delhi railway station to board the train for Varanasi. This is a scenic 7 -8 hours journey on the train. On arrival at Varanasi you will be transferred to your hotel.

Evening you will be taken to see the famous Aarti in the Ganges. Engross in the beats of claps, ringing bells, blowing conch, enchanting mantras and hymns and the sweet-scented air. Let the magical aura of the place awaken your soul. Get back to the hotel after that. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Wake up in the wee hours to catch the sun rising from the boat ride on Ganges.
Set off at dawn, as the sun rises above the vast horizon, painting the pale and pastel-coloured sky with streaks of rich amber and red. be captivated with spectacular views of the vibrant, animated culture and traditions of the Hindu people. Watch the intimacy of life and death play out in this City of Light and absorb the dynamic sights and smells that settle in the labyrinth of crooked streets and bustling ghats (riverside steps).

Later deboard from boat ride and explore by lanes of Varanasi. You will be going through old Varanasi city in the very narrow lanes to find the life on the way and interact with the local people, etc. You will see a variety of historic structures, market alleyways, and Ghats. Discoverabout Varanasi, one of the holiest sites for Hindus and a stunning example of how many religions and sects can coexist together.
Listen to the melodic tunes of musicians, from sitar players to flutists and tabla performers, as they awaken the city, evoking a pure sensory experience that fully compliments the awe-inspiring visual scenes. Varanasi is a powerful intense place, like nowhere else on earth.

Head back to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast you will be taken to visit some places of Varanasi. Varanasi has spiritual and mythological significance; and is deemed to be auspicious place to pass away. The city’s name is derived from confluence of two rivers: Varuna & Assi. Explore the city visiting chief attractions: Bharat Mata Temple, Burning Ghats, Benaras Hindu University and Sarnath (a significant Buddhist pilgrimage).

In the evening you shall be transferred to Varanasi Railway station to board your overnight train for Khajuraho.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight Train with basic beds

On arrival at a railway station which is around 1.30 hours away from Khajuraho, you shall be transferred to Khajuraho and then check in at your hotel.

Khajuraho is a small town in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh which is famous for a group of ancient Khajuraho Kamasutra temples. The Khajuraho temples consist of Hindu and Jain temples which are famous worldwide for their Nagara style architecture and beautiful erotic rock carvings. Khajuraho city tour shows you the Kamasutra temples built during the 9th to the 11th centuries by the powerful dynasty of Chandela Rajputs. The Chandelas built 85 Kamasutra temples in all but today only 20 temples stand intact. The Kamasutra temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture and depict images of gods and goddesses, warriors and musicians, real and mythological animals and in great detail of different sexual positions.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Checkout and drive to Orchha -Unseen Place, settled near the banks of Betwa River, a beautiful medieval town, time has stopped in this part of the world and you can feel the timelessness of this spot. The river Betwa picturesquely flanks the city. In Orchha, You will see the stunning Palace Complex Jahangiri Mahal and the Raja Mahal. Closely study the minutiae of the mural paintings in the Raja Mahal, boasting of the huge towers laurelled by Chhatris in its outer premises.
Later continue towards Jhansi to board a train which will take around 2 hours and 35 minutes to reach Agra. On arrival you will be picked up and get transferred to your hotel in Agra. Overnight at hotel in Agra

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Today you will see the magnificent 7th Wonder of the World TAJ MAHAL. It is a must see with the rising sun as it is bathed in the golden rays of the morning sun. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial that has the tomb of his beautiful wife Mumtaj Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa.
After breakfast, move to see the Agra Fort built by Akbar where Shahjahans own son Aurangzeb imprisoned Shahjahan. The Agra fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Evening is free to explore on your own. Spend your night in Agra.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

On the way to Abhaner visit Fatehpur Sikri. Sikri the Phantom city or abandoned city built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in the second half of the 16th century. Fatehpur Sikri was the first planned city of the Mughals to be marked by magnificent administrative, residential, and religious buildings comprised of palaces, public buildings, mosques, and living areas for the court, the army, the servants of the king.
Continue to drive to your Rural stay which is situated on the bank of pious river Banganga emerged by the arrow of Arjuna to quench the last thirst of Bhisma Pitahmaha of Mahabharat. Enjoy your stay in this hidden gem of Rajasthan.
After some rest go for guided village walk tour.
Or opt for camel cart ride or enjoy village family cooking demo. Night stay is in rural village stay

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

Morning checkout and drive to Jaipur On the way visit Abhaneri which is one of the oldest Step well in Rajasthan built by King Chanda (Chandra) who rule Abhaneri or ancient Abhanagari during 8th-9th Century A.D. Also known as Chand Baori, the Stepwell is one of the largest stepwells in the entirety of Rajasthan.

Continue your drive to Pink City of Jaipur a UNESCO world heritage site. Here visit Albert Hall Museum which is the oldest museum of the state and is the State museum of Rajasthan. The museum has a rich collection of artefacts like paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colourful crystal works etc.

Later visit Birla Temple which is a great piece of work in solely in white marble. Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur, India and is one of many Birla mandirs. It was built by the B.M. Birla Foundation in 1988.
In the evening enjoy a movie at Rajmandir [On your own] which is Asia´s Second Best Cinema 2013 a highly recommended place. Opened on 1st June 1976 with the film Charas, Raj Mandir is the best-known cinema constructed in India. Overnight at Hotel in Jaipur

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

In the morning we shall meet you at your hotel and take you for an experience of the morning aarti or prayer chanting at the Govind Devji Temple at the City Palace where crowds chant songs to the deity. Receive the blessings at this 18th century Krishna temple where the deity, worshipped by the erstwhile royal family.
From there, we’ll take you to the wholesale flower market near Hawa Mahal. Here you’ll see turbaned crowds trading sacks of roses and marigold.
There will be a short break of 10- 15 minutes, where we stop at a chaiwalla on Chaura raasta for some cardamom early morning tea in Kullad, which is one of the specialty in Rajasthan.
From there, we’ll take you back to your hotel for breakfast at last.
Later get ready for the first stop today is at the astonishing facade of the Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of the Winds’, erected as portion of the City Palace and aimed to allow the women of the harem to see the city lower without being seen. Visit the splendid City Palace, now a mesmerizing museum housing some of the treasures of Jaipur’s princely past. The City Palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur which has a fabulous collection of robes, saris in cotton and silk with gold latticed work, paintings, a huge collection of arms in the ammunition gallery,
Later proceed to Amber Fort, which displays a beautiful mix of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Also visit the Jagat Shiromani Temple on the foothills of the Amber Fort. Later stop by Jal Mahal (Water Palace) which was a resting place for the kings in summer time. After lunch visit also visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory built in 1727.

In the evening if you opt then we can arrange a short trip to local street food of Jaipur or explore the local markets with their mind boggling varieties of colours, fragrances and people selling and buying almost everything under the sun like clothes, jewelery, bangles, shoes, utensils, spices and much more. These traditional markets of Jaipur are a big attraction by themselves.
Night stay is in Jaipur

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Today proceed to Bikaner, established in 1488 by Rao Bika. Here visit Junagarh Fort which was built by Raja Rai Singh, the sixth ruler of Bikaner who reigned from 1571 to 1612, Also visit a royal museum that encompasses history of Bikaner since 16th century.
After lunch drive 30 Kms to visit Karni Mata Rat Temple in Deshnoke which is famous for rats which can be seen everywhere in the temple. Evening take a ride to the old city of Bikaner to visit the famous Bhandasar Jain temples and The Rampuria Haveli which is the pride of Bikaner because of its antiquity, magnificence and elegance according to Aldous Huxley who is a bulbous writer and philosopher. Overnight at hotel in Bikaner

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Today move to Jaisalmer Golden City popular for its havelis, temples and sandy deserts, standing on a ridge of yellowish sandstone and is crowned by the Jaisalmer Fort. Jaisalmer is a princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer Fort is a hilltop citadel bolstered by 99 bastions, behind its gigantic walls stand the ornate Maharaja's Palace and carved Jain temples.

Reach Jaisalmer and in the evening witness the sunset at Bada Bagh Cenotaphs (literally Big Garden) which is a garden complex about 6 km of Jaisalmer. It contains a set of royal commemoratives or chhatris of Maharajas of Jaisalmer state, starting with Jai Singh II. Overnight at hotel in Jaisalmer.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Today start your Golden City Jaisalmer Tour with a visit to Gadisar Lake,
Later an exclusive visit of the Palace inside the Sonar Fort or Sonar Killa, the citadels palace having a museum with a huge collection of robes and artefacts from the royal family of Jaisalmer. Afterwards visit Jain temples, Jains are a community that respects life and are pure vegetarians by religion.
Next visit Patwon ki Haveli with complicatedly designed fretted windows used by the ladies to view the external world. After Lunch move to Sam or Khuri Village in Thar Desert, Here take a 30-minute camel ride to the nearby sunset point on the dunes to enjoy the sunset. After that drive back to Jaisalmer or feast at the resort and listen to the haunted tunes of the desert by the local artists and musicians. Overnight at hotel in Jaisalmer.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Today drive to Jodhpur stated as the Sun City or Blue City. Jodhpur is the second largest city of the most colorful state Rajasthan after Jaipur. The destination reflects the artifacts of Rajputs era in a much unique way. All the houses are painted in blue that reveals the history and makes it legend in the state.
Here visit the majestic Meharangarh fort, the fort of the Rathore princes from 1453 AD. We see the exceptional collection of paintings and arms and ammunitions. The view of the city from the bastion walls is breath taking. Going down from the fort visit Jaswant Thada the royal family cremation place. Post lunch move downtown to the fabulous spice market near Clock Tower.
Overnight at hotel in Jodhpur

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Today drive to Udaipur. Enroute visit Ranakpur Jain Temples - a very big pilgrimage centre for the Jains, admire the workmanship from the 15th century built out of marble. After that drive up to the Romantic City of Lakes - Udaipur, Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens an narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavour of heroic past, epitomising valour and chivalry. Overnight at hotel in Udaipur.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Today visit Jagdish Mandir which is a Hindu temple just outside the royal palace of Udaipur.
Later visit City Palace of Udaipur which is the richest palace museum in entire Rajasthan. After wards if you wish then you can take a boat cruise [On your own] on the placid waters of Lake Pichola and visit the island palace of Jagmandir where according to legends the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan lived and got inspired to build the Taj Mahal later.

Continue your visit to Saheliyon ki Bari where Maharana Sangram Singh build this garden complex with fountains and lakes for his beautiful daughter. In the evening you shall be taken to enjoy a Folk dance show at Bagore Ki Haveli, the haveli lightens and stages enjoyable performance of traditional dances and music of Rajasthan. Overnight at hotel in Udaipur

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

After breakfast you shall be driving to Ahmedabad. On arrival, check in at your hotel.

Later explore all of Ahmedabad's stunning and popular sights which still reflect the essence of a bygone and get acquainted with their legacy and rustic charm. Discover the beautiful sights which are great example of architectural brilliance like Mystic Temples, Jama Mosque, stunning Bhadra Fort, the Adalaj Stepwell and other iconic attractions in this fantastic tour. Experience the city gems in unique style of ‘infotainment’, sights symbolic of the glorious princely era of Gujarat with majestic view of city from top. At the end if you want then you can taste local delicacies of Gujarat. Night stay is in Ahmedabad

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

After breakfast set a drive for three and half hours to reach Patan and visit Rani ki Vav, a 11th century Step well which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The stepwell was built in 1063 by Rani (Queen) Udayamati of the Chaulukya Dynasty to commemorate her husband, Bhimdev I. Archeologists Henry Cousens and James Burgess visited it in 1890s when it was completely buried under silt and only the shaft and few pillars were visible. The stepwell was rediscovered in 1940s, and the Archeological Survey of India restored it in 1980s. The stepwell has been listed as one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites since 2014. Observe the highly intricate carvings into the wall, depicting religious and historical figures.

Next, we will drive an hour and half to reach Modhera and visit 11th century Sun temple. The temple was constructed in such a way that during every equinox, the first sunrays would fall on a diamond placed on the Sun God’s head. The temple was dedicated to the solar deity Surya. The Sabha Mandap (assembly hall) stands on 52 pillars that were designed to depict the 52 weeks of the year.
Later return back to Ahmedabad for your overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

After leisurely breakfast you will get some time to explore places nearby on your own.. Later check out and board the train for Mumbai. On arrival check in to your hotel for overnight stay
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Made up of seven islands on the eastern periphery of the Arabian Sea, Mumbai attracts people from all over the country to its prosperous streets. Mumbai is also the abode of ‘Bollywood’, an industry that creates more films per year than any other city in the world.

After freshen up we will be exploring city this morning, watching the honey-coloured Gateway of India arch and the macabre Towers of Silence. Built by the Parsis escaping persecution in Persia during the 17th century, the Towers were a mortuary for the dead. Being Zoroastrians the Parsis were not allowed to bury or cremate their dead, so in its place they were left in these towers to allow nature to dispose of them. We also visit the municipal dhobi ghats and the Prince of Wales Museum, which has an outstanding compilation of Indian miniatures from the Moghal and Rajasthan schools, whilst at the Mahatma Gandhi Museum we’ll learn a slight of the great man’s life and ideas, because of an notable collection of books, photographs and letters
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Leaving the city timely this morning we travel by train to Goa, following the Konkan Railway to the station at Thivim. Travelling along this line offers us an occasion to rightly realize some of the most stunning scenery tendered by any of the Indian rail networks as we surpass through the amazing scenery of the Western Ghats. The palm fringed shores of Goa were colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, who seized the original Arab trade settlement and began building a city on the Arabian Sea sprinkled with houses, gardens monasteries and churches, lots of which unluckily no longer remain.
Goa ultimately became the commercial centre for East and West, where traders could purchase pearls, coral, rubies, golden jewellery, silks, China porcelain, lacquered furniture, ambergris and exotic spices. The Portuguese influence is still very much apparent – the main religion is still Roman Catholic and siestas are still widely applied in the hot afternoons. Like most parts in India, Goa also has its own food specialities, the most well-liked is pork vindaloo! You may also want to sample the locally prepared spirit feni – a spine-tingling drink made from coconut or cashew apples.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

We have a comfortable start to the day with the morning free before we meet in the afternoon and take a walk around the city of Panjim. While Goa is mainly known for the beaches that lure tourists during the year, the wide streets of Panjim are worth discovering. The buildings are noticeably European in style with shutters, balconies and red tiled roofs though they are assorted with more traditional temples to form a rather unusual style. If you wish to spend some time on the beach it is just a short taxi ride away.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

This morning we will go to a local spice plantation, to learn a little of the spices and plants that grow between these fertile landscapes. This part of India has long been famous for its plentiful array of spices; indeed Christopher Columbus was en route to the spice rich Malabar Coast when he bounced into America by mistake. A journey of the gardens with a local guide will disclose the massive wealth of Goa’s aromatic treasures, containing pepper and nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon.
Night stay is in Goa

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Your trip comes to an end after breakfast. If you would like to spend more time in Goa, we would be happy to book additional accommodation for you (pending availability).

Meals: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

Tour Highlights

Note: The highlights and sightseeing's may change depending on the departure date you choose.

  • Enjoy excellent regional cuisine in the area's top cities
  • Explore the bustling streets and markets in Old Delhi
  • Take a boat trip along the Ganges to see the pilgrims
  • Experience river ghats (and sari shops) in the "Varanasi of central India"
  • Agra – Enjoy a visit to Agra Fort and the legendary Taj Mahal, the most extravagant symbol of love ever built
  • Marvel at the fortresses and palaces of the Rajasthani Royals
  • Goa – Spend three days relaxing on the beach or exploring the region’s cultural attractions

Included

  • Breakfast daily and 2 dinners as per tour plan
  • 22 nights in 3 star and heritage hotels
  • Overnight sleeper train [1 Night]
  • 3 nights in Goa
  • Guided sightseeing at all places
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi
  • Morning boat ride on River Ganges in Varanasi
  • Watch spectacular evening aarti celebrations of River Ganges in Varanasi
  • Camel Cart ride while staying in rural village
  • Rickshaw tour in Pink city Jaipur
  • Folk dance show in Udaipur
  • Spice plantation tour in Goa

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • International Travel
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In the summer months, Rajasthan can get very hot. Be sure to drink lots of water, pack light cotton clothing and use suitable skin guard.

There are numerous early mornings on this trip, as many parts of India really become active in the dawn light.

It can get foggy between December and February, which can put a new twist on the already stunning panorama. Though, it may cause traffic congestion and delays.

Yes! Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our tours and needs to cover personal accident & liability, medical expenses and repatriation, travel delay & abandonment. We also strongly recommend that you take out cover against cancellation and lost/stolen baggage. Personal medical insurance does not normally provide sufficient cover and is generally not suitable for travel on our tours.

Depends on Nationality. For more information of Tourist Visa visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/

Yes -But have to pay extra cost. Please send mail to us at india@travelntoursindia.co.uk

Yes – mostly in all the hotels free Wi -Fi is available

60 days prior to departure

About Accommodation

A variety of hotels are exercised in India. These can differ in terms of service, efficiency and cleanliness. In many occasions they might not be like what you are used to back home.

The hotel accommodation on this trip is in air-conditioned rooms. Some areas of India experience daily load shedding. This is where the power may be turned off at certain times of the day and usually occurs for a few hours in the early afternoon. Though a number of hotels have generators there may be times when these won’t work. Most hotel properties have a restaurant or cafe serving local meals. Many restaurants and hotels do not serve alcohol for religious reasons or due to local laws.

During the trip, we request that our properties prepare rooms in time for our arrival, particularly if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However, this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in instantly on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and discover our new destination or on some trips, have use of shared day rooms until all rooms are available.

Showers at some hotels only have hot water at peak times (usually morning and evening). Outside of these times, you may need to speak to reception to obtain hot water.

Generally, Wi Fi is available in most parts of India and at most of the accommodation we use. Sometimes it's free in the room, other times only available in reception or public areas. A general rule of thumb is the more expensive the hotel, the higher charge for Wi Fi access.

If you have any issues with your room, please speak to the hotel or local representative right away rather than your travel agent so that the problem can be addressed without delay.

TRANSPORT IN INDIA

Main roads in India are regularly very busy with an variety of vehicles from the biggest trucks (who always have right of way) down to bikes (and animals!). Surpassing on blind corners at speed is common as is the total use of the horn as a form of communication. Drivers of our private vehicles are experienced and well trained. If you are uncomfortable with your driver, please always let your travel agent know immediately.

TRAVEL TIMES

Distances in India do not replicate the driving time and to cover 100km may take much lengthier than you would expect at home, even if much of the route is on a highway.

TRAINS

The best way to see India is at ground level on the railway system. In fact, no visit to India would be complete without the experience of travelling on a train and negotiating the busy railway stations. The chaos in the Indian Railway stations is a replica of the life in India. Indian trains are not merely a conveyance they are an odyssey so sit back relax, be patient and enjoy the show.

tti tours uses a combination of AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier (for overnight journeys) and AC Chair car or second class seats for day journeys.

There are no restaurant or buffet cars on Indian Railways, but on long distance trains a coach attendant will appear at your berth and ask you if you would like to order food. Regular stops are made at stations where food is also obtainable and on some trains many vendors board the train selling chai, cold drinks and crisps and biscuits.

Don't imagine pristine western standards anywhere in India, but you'll find AC2, AC3 and AC Chair class fairly clean by Indian standards, with both western-style and squat toilets usually in a reasonably sanitary condition. Bring your own toilet paper and hand wash soap or liquid.

Indian trains are quite safe to travel on, even for families or women traveling alone, and you are unlikely to have any problems. Having said that, theft of luggage, although rare is not unheard of, so just for peace of mind you may like to take along a chain and padlock to safe your bags (readily available at all Indian railway stations).

IMPORTANT NOTE: If travelling between December to February in Indian Trains

From December to February, delays are more common, especially in the north of the country due to fog. It’s not uncommon for trains to be delayed for up to 12 hours. On occasion, your trip may need to be rerouted to allow for these delays. Your travel agent in conjunction with our local office will advise any changes to the itinerary.

FLIGHTS

Airlines in India are of excellent quality. Airports are becoming more modern (especially in the major and tourist cities). To enter the airport, you must have a copy of your flight ticket and passport. Schedule changes and delays do occur, especially when weather conditions make visibility poor.

MEALS

Eating is a big part of traveling. Normally, meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating opportunities, to give you the maximum elasticity in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Vegetarians will be able to find a huge range of different foods - India is vegetarian heaven.