Festival of Lights - tour to Diwali & Dev Diwali 

  • Experience the warm hospitality of a local Indian family as we join the for their Diwali celebrations


  • Be amazed at the festival of lights - Dev Diwali in the holy city of Varanasi as you witness the ghats lit by thousands of lamps and the nirvana of a traditional ganga aarti ceremony


  • Savor traditional Rajasthani cuisine with a food walk through chaotic Old Delhi, visit the serene Lotus Temple and wonder at Humayun's Tomb


  • Absorb the sights, sounds and vibrant colours of India's villages, as well as meet the real local people of this amazing country with visits to Bijaynagar and Deogarh.


  • Stay in stunning former palaces, old forts and traditional havelis, as well as experience these cities with enough free time to have your own adventure.


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Delhi - Delhi, India

  • 18-nights accommodation in heritage and traditional-inspired hotels, former palaces, forts, and havelis
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)
  • Flights from Udaipur to Delhi one-way and Varanasi to Delhi return in economy class
  • Services of your Inverted Atlas trip leader and local guides   

  • International airfares
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Visa for India
  • Meals not included as per trip itinerary including drinks and mini bar
  • Additional accommodation before or after the tour
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to laundry, souvenirs, porterage etc.
  • Travel insurance – please note comprehensive travel insurance is a condition of travel with Inverted Atlas

Full payment due 60 days prior to departure

If cancelled 60 days prior to departure loss of deposit

If cancelled less than 60 days prior to departure no refund

This tour to Diwali and Dev Diwali requires a good level of physical fitness. You should be able to walk up to 4km at times and manage uneven surfaces during sightseeing, which will sometimes be at an incline. In addition, you should be able to climb up to 200 stairs unassisted and use an eastern style squat toilet (beware if you have knee issues).

You will need to be able to carry your own luggage to and from the coach. (Due to OH&S regulations our trip leaders are not able to assist with luggage.)

In addition, you should be in good health, with no major chronic conditions requiring frequent medical attention. This trip sometimes travels through remote locations where the availability of a hospital or even phone reception to call an ambulance is limited. While all our trip leaders are required to have a valid first aid certificate, they are far from doctors and any assistance they are able to provide will be limited to basic first aid. For more information please see our booking conditions.