Wednesday 30th October – Monday 11th November 2019
Join fellow Guide leaders on a journey into the heart of India’s ancient traditions, artistic heritage and culinary delights and immerse yourself in the country’s vibrant history and culture on this 13-day expedition.
Joining Sangam’s Food Festival, you will 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. Then comes the best part…tasting!
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.
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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. Overnight in a hotel Mumbai
Today, you will go on a guided tour of India’s largest city, Mumbai. Soak up the energy of the city and admire the grand colonial architecture, hidden temples and bustling bazaars. After your tour, you will take a transfer from Mumbai to Sangam World Centre, in Pune. Overnight at Sangam World Centre.
From Day 3, you will enjoy a 6 day programme at Sangam 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 trying your hand at cooking 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 will also visit the beautiful city of Pune.
You will bid farewell to from Sangam and take an internal flight to Jaipur where you will stay overnight in Jaipur before beginning the Golden Triangle Tour.
Discover the wonders of Jaipur on a city tour with visits to the majestic Amber Fort and the City Palace. Enjoy an evening meal in Jaipur before returning to your accommodation for the night.
This morning, you will travel from Jaipur to Agra, with an en route visit to Fatehpur Sikri, a small yet stunning city comprised of red sandstone buildings. Learn about the history of the city, founded by a 16th century Mughal emperor, and marvel at the beautiful Jama Masjid mosque. You will then continue your journey to Agra, where you will check into your accommodation for the night.
Today begins with an early start (and well worth it!) as you embark on a Sunrise Tour of the Taj Mahal. Watch as the rising sun floods the magnificent palace with a beautiful morning light – this is truly the best way to admire the Taj Mahal.
Following your tour of the Taj Mahal, you will continue your Golden Triangle tour to Delhi, where you can spend the evening exploring the city.
Bid farewell to India as you board your return 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 will have the opportunity to socialise with fellow guide leaders and members of the Trefoil Guild.
1 night accommodation in Mumbai, 2 nights in Jaipur, 1 night in Agra, 1 night in Delhi.