A trip to India requires good health and mobility. While we have time scheduled for rest and recuperation, your itinerary in India has a moderate pace, involving wildlife activities and transportation from place to place to ensure that you have maximized opportunity to interact with the wildlife and local culture. Consult your physician if you are in doubt about your ability to enjoy an adventure in India and please contact our office with any questions.
Excursions are typically early in the morning and late in the afternoon, if not all day. This is to beat the heat and staggering traffic conditions throughout the country. Your Kolkata heritage walk will be early in the morning and last about two hours. This is all standing and walking with few places to sit. Streets are level. Your safaris in the national parks are done by jeep and elephant. You will have to climb in and out of the vehicles and note that park roads are bumpy and rutted. You will drive at a reasonable pace but it’s still very bumpy. Safaris tend to last about three hours. The elephant safari is up to one hour and may require you to ride straddled across the top of the elephant with other guests. It is also possible that you will ride side-saddle. It depends on the equipment they use that day.
Excursions during the cruise are by vehicle, on foot and by excursion boat. Walking is easy to moderate with places to sit along the way. You will visit temples where you will be required to remove your shoes and socks. They will not permit you to use shoe-covers or socks. You may have to walk over open ground barefoot for several meters to get where you are going.