Wednesday 30th October – Monday 11th November 2019
Join fellow Guide leaders on a journey into the heart of India and immerse yourself in the country’s ancient traditions, cultural diversity and culinary delights on this 13-day expedition.
Joining Sangam’s Food Festival, you’ll experience the international spirit at the WAGGGS World Centre whilst igniting your senses on a culinary journey through India’s world of food. Starting with a tour of the local food markets, where you’ll pick up your ingredients, you’ll then learn how to create a repertoire of traditional, aromatic Indian dishes.
Following the Sangam programme, part two of your trip will take you on the exciting Golden Triangle tour to Jaipur, Agra and Delhi with highlights including a visit to Amber Fort and the Taj Mahal.
Price based on a minimum of 20 passengers. All hotels and rooming arrangements are subject to alteration and reconfirmation by our agent in India.
Fly from London Heathrow to Mumbai
Stay overnight in a hotel in Mumbai
Take a guided tour of Mumbai to soak up the energy of the city and admire the grand colonial architecture, hidden temples and bustling bazaars
Transfer from Mumbai to Sangam Wold Centre in Pune
Stay overnight at Sangam World Centre
Enjoy a 6-day programme at Sangam World Centre as part of the Sangam Food Festival. Immerse yourself in Indian culture through dance, fashion and food and experience the sights and smells of market shopping, before cooking some traditional Indian dishes! Learn about the differences in Indian cooking throughout the country and discover how India’s seasons and festivals bring about different culinary delights.
During your time at Sangam, you’ll also visit the beautiful city of Pune.
Leave Sangam and take an internal flight from Pune to Jaipur, where you’ll stay overnight before beginning the Golden Triangle tour
Take a city tour of Jaipur with visits to the majestic Amber Fort and the City Palace
Enjoy an evening meal in Jaipur before returning to your hotel
Depart Jaipur and travel to Agra, with an en route visit to the small, red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri to learn about its history and marvel at the Jama Masjid mosque
Continue your journey to Agra
Check into your hotel in Agra for the night
Wake up early for a Sunrise Tour of the Taj Mahal – the best way to admire the magnificent palace
Continue your Golden Triangle tour to Delhi
Spend the evening exploring Delhi
Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Heathrow
Itinerary subject to change prior to departure.
Spend 8 nights at the international Girlguiding Centre of Sangam. With dormitory-style accommodation and a communal area, you’ll have the opportunity to socialise with fellow Guide leaders and members of the Trefoil Guild.
Travel in safe hands
The safety of all our groups is of paramount importance to us. Venture Abroad has rigorous safety checks in place and its own Safety Management Policy.