NORTH INDIAN VEGAN
& VEGETARIAN ADVENTURE
An ethical way to explore North India. This journey welcomes you to allow your senses come alive as you wander through bazaars, marvel at UNESCO sites, embark on safaris, admire animals in their natural habitat, indulge in authentic Indian food and engage in wholesome eco-experiences.
FEAST ON VEGAN STREET FOOD AND POOLSIDE PLANT-BASED BBQS
MARVEL AT REGAL LANDMARKS OF DELHI JAIPUR & AGRA
SPOT TIGERS IN THE WILD ACCOMPANIED BY A NATURALIST
EVERYTHING HAS BEEN CONSIDERED & INCLUDED
Private airport transfers. All local transport + train journeys included
All vegan or vegetarian meals daily
Midrange & above boutique accommodation. Specially selected eco-lodges
Private English speaking guide. Naturalist on safari expeditions
Philanthropic ventures. Off the beaten path eco exploring
All entrance fees to landmarks. Equipment for activities
Flight free trip. Tree planted in our VOGO woodland
Activities including volunteering, learning and discovering involving community wellbeing
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Ethical travelling promoting environmental good and positive animal welfare
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Specially curated vegan and vegetarian dining experiences
Welcome to Delhi a city of ornate palaces and bazaars co-existing alongside a modern metropolis waiting to be explored.
After checking into your boutique hotel partake in an insider's overview at the world’s largest community kitchen, Bangla Saheb Gurudwara, a philanthropic movement preparing freshly cooked hot vegetarian meals for over 1000 people a day.
DELHI CITY EXPLORING
Start the day with your best foot forward and flow into different Asanas with an early morning Yoga class followed by a vegan breakfast. Led by your local guide that knows the lay of the land, walk, cycle and rickshaw your way through Old and New Delhi. Lose yourself in busy bazaars, marvel at Mughal architecture blended with Indian influences feel the touch of white marble at Jama Masjid.
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In the hands of an expert local chef embark on a vegetarian walking foodie tour and sample vegetarian delicacies whilst learning about Indian gastronomy and the importance of spices in food along with their benefits.
TAJ MAHAL + ECO LODGE
Welcome aboard your first railway journey of the trip, the Gatimaan Express for Agra. On arrival in Agra the iconic monument of love idyllically set on the banks of Yamuna River awaits - The Taj Mahal.
Later, journey south off the tourist track to check into your eco-friendly, self-sustaining family owned lodge set on over 30 acres of plantation and woodland.
Dine on vegan food under the stars in true Indian hospitality whilst listening to stories unravelling the history of the lodge’s eco conversion project.
CHAMBAL SAFARI EXPEDITION
A day of adventure starts aboard your River Safari on the unpolluted calm waters of the Chambal River. Keep an eye out for critically endangered ghariyals, Indian crocodiles, turtles basking in the sun, migratory birds and rare glimpses of the Gangetic river dolphins breaking the surface.
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Ease into the afternoon with a visit to the local village of Holipura enjoy seasonal vegetable sabji.
The adventure continues with a fascinating journey through remote hamlets and habitations on a Jeep safari for sightings of blackbuck deer. End the day with a visit to the Bateshwar temple at sunset and be a part of the cultural Aarti ceremony along the ghats of the river.
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This evening for dinner tuck into fusion and continental plant-based dinner whilst taking in the performances of local folklore.
RAILWAY TO RANTHAMBORE
This morning head west on a railway journey and watch the ever changing scenery and small villages pass by whilst onboard the Jan Shatabdi to Ranthambore.
Upon your late afternoon arrival check into your rural retreat eco-lodge. Sip on chai, learn about tiger conservation and ease into the evening at your own pace as tomorrow will be an adventure filled day of safaris and wildlife spotting at the protected jungles of Ranthambore National Park.
RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK SAFARI EXPEDITION
Today marks for early morning and afternoon Jeep safari drives accompanied by a naturist to one of the finest tiger reserves in the country. Look out for majestic tigers, nilgai antelope, chinkara gazelles, wild boar, sloth bear and herds of chital and sambar deer. For the bird lovers spot storks as you look onto the watering holes, search for woodpeckers amongst the trees or listen out for the screech of eagles.
To break up the day visit a traditional craft village that has developed sustainable livelihood and created local employment. Get hands on with weaving and craftmaking whilst sipping on traditional Indian chai.
SETTLE INTO THE PINK CITY
After a few hours drive to the desert capital of Rajasthan, settle into your regal residences for the next three nights. Learn about culture, cuisine and festivals. Feast on a traditional Rajasthani vegan dinner with a noble family of Jaipur and listen to the stories of the Pink City from your charming hosts.
VILLAGE EXPLORING WITH A TWIST
Be a part of environmental change and start the day with an eco initiative that a local village set in place. Pass by villages, farmlands, local temples as you journey your way through a clean up cycling trip around a local village and opt to be part of change in the livelihood of Indian villages and environment.
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Later you are greeted by the village head and in true Indian hospitality a welcome lunch awaits.
In the afternoon experience an off the beaten path walking tour at Ikaki Bagh - a movement that nurtures opportunities for local farmers and focuses on female empowerment. Learn about the story of organic sustainable farming practices, maximising the use of renewable resources and how local villages live and thrive.
JAIPUR CITY ECO EXPLORING
Discover the sights and sounds of the city in an innovative sustainable way like no other. We’ve joined forces with The Pink City Rickshaw Company - An Eco-friendly custom designed electric rickshaw venture driven by women only. The vision behind this concept is to create employment opportunities to over 200 women from low income households in Jaipur.
Explore your way through the pink city, wander through the myriad of narrow lanes visit bazaars, stop for lunch and soak up flavours of local authentic vegetarian ‘thalis’. Marvel at Hawa Mahal look out onto the breathtaking views of the lake from Amber Fort and admire the ornate architecture of the Royal city palace.
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Wind down for the evening at your rustic residence with an exclusive poolside veg grilled barbeque.
THE GREAT DRIVE TO GURGAON
For the final stretch of the tour as you journey towards Gurgaon and pass through misty views of the 2 billion year old ancient Aravalli Hills pause enroute at the magnificent Neemrana fort-palace. Indulge in a North Indian vegetarian thali for lunch and take in the sights of the acres of land on offer. Upon arrival in Gurgaon check into your contemporary boutique hotel tucked away into an oasis of its own nestled amongst greenery.
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Get experimental with a custom designed cookery class on the hotel lawn with a mix of vegan and health conscious dishes led by our expert chef.
For the rest of the evening relax at your leisure choose to unwind with an indulgent spa treatment at the hotel spa.
GURGAON AND DELHI DEPARTURE
Your epic and rather unique off the beaten path ecological adventure through North India comes to a close today after breakfast however, the culture, learning, philanthropy, ethical experiences and food feasts doesn't have to end here.
Choose to extend your trip to the western Indian deserts or let us curate your idyllic southern Indian beach break. Reach out to us for the perfect match to this trip.
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