Visa required (to obtain it, contact the tour operator) and passport valid for 6 months from the return date and containing at least 3 consecutive blank pages. ID photo as per Indian standards (5cm x 5).
Delhi, the capital of India, is connected by direct flights of approximately 8.5 hours from Paris (Roissy-CDG) by Air France and Air India. Other companies such as Vistara, Emirates or Etihad serve the destination with a stopover.
Salaün Holidays offers “North India and Rajasthan” over 14 days and 12 nights from €2,095 full board with return flights, air-conditioned Grand Tour bus tour, full board and a French-speaking guide. The program covers the discoveries of Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Achrol, Jaipur, Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Many excursions and visits are included, including the unmissable Taj Mahal and the Maharaja’s Palace of Udaipur. Featuring performances of local music, Indian magic, puppets and dance, camel ride, boat ride on Lake Pichola from Udaipur etc.
The Salaün Group is committed to solidarity tourism and has been providing material assistance to two traditional schools in Achrol, near Jaipur, for several years, where tourists can meet the children and, if they wish, bring them small school materials or games.
Other suggestions from the same tour operator: “Rajasthan, Land of Kings” over 10 days and 8 nights from €1,695 and four other major tours, including “India from North to South” over three weeks from €3,225.
After each of these trips, an extension to Nepal for 4 days and 3 nights is recommended as Kathmandu is only a two hour flight from Delhi. www.salaun-holidays.com; Information in the agency ✆ 03 88 32 99 77.
See the French version of the Indian Tourism Office website: www.incredibleindia.org/
Tourists visiting India and Rajasthan have a wide range of guides available: the Routard, the Blue Guide and the Voir Guide at Hachette, the Lonely Planet North India the Petit Fute North India and Rajasthan the National Geographic travel guide to India and that of Gallimard in the Bibliothèque du Voyageur.
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