India & Nepal
Our wheelchair accessible vacations in India are specially designed for travelers with wheelchairs, slow walkers, their families and their friends.
We have hand-picked our wheelchair accessible hotels for barrier free access and comfort.
Sightseeing during your wheelchair accessible vacation is with our experienced, locally trained guides who work effortless as your ambassador of access at all of the amazing sights and shrines you will visit in incredible India.
Our tour rates are based on your accommodations, your guide services, the number of travelers in your party, and the season when you travel.
Accessible India for Women provides a full-time female escort in India and lists of attractions focused on access, culture and women's interests in India/.
With one of the fastest-growing economies in the world "Amazing" and "Incredible" India are only two words used to describes an entire continent that vibrates with more than a billion people, thousand year old fortresses, tigers in their native environment, temples, colorful festivals, and savory foods. fortresses, tigers in their native environment, temples, colorful festivals, and savory foods.
We specialize in accessible travel planning to India for:
General accessible tourism
Accessible tourism for women
Family oriented, wheelchair accessible vacations and vacations for women
& ancestral visits to relatives in India
Tiger safari enthusiasts
Southern India House boat vacations
Maharajah Palace visits
Photography safaris for photographers
Delhi and Old Delhi
India's modern capital city is also an ancient city tracing its
origins in legend. Dotted with hundreds of landmarks New and Old Delhi
offer more than a millennium of history in stone. No fewer then 7 cities
have stood on this site before the British rulers and from here various
Hindu and Moslem dynasties including the Mughals ruled India.
While Delhi reigns over India, no monument in the world symbolizes India
more than the Taj Mahal in Agra. Built by the Emperor Shah Jehan in
1630 to enshrine the mortal remains of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal the Taj
Mahal is a monument of love and devotion. This architectural marvel
is a perfect proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble and
stands as testimony to the skill of the 20,000 craftsmen brought from
Persia, Turkey, France and Italy who took 17 years to build this shrine
Perched on "the roof of the world," in the shadows of the
highest mountains on earth, the Kathmandu Valley has been the crossroads
of a melange of ethnic groups who have left a rich legacy of architecture,
sculpture, painting, metalwork, literature, music and dance. Due to
its remote location and it being closed to the outside world until the
1950's, it retains a quaint medieval environment. For the traveler,
this veritable treasure-trove of art and antiquity is seemingly suspended
in time. The land of Everest and the "yeti" is also the birthplace
of Buddha and remains the only Hindu kingdom in the world.
Located on the banks of the holy river Ganges, Varanasi has been the
religious capital of the Hindu faith since the dawn of history. Already
an ancient settlement when Buddha came here around 500 B.C., it is unique
as a place of pilgrimage, and perhaps the oldest living city in the
world. Hindus believe that the water of the "Ganga" hold the
powers of salvation and every devout Hindu's ambition is to visit Varanasi
once in a lifetime, and if possible, to die there in old age.
The pink capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is among the most picturesque
cities of the world. The city was built in accordance with the Shilpa
Shastra, the ancient Hindu treatise on architecture which divides Jaipur
into seven rectangular sections with 110 foot roadways making a city
of all right angles. Surrounded by rugged hills on three sides, the
entire city is encircled by a fortified wall guarded by seven gates.
Wheelchair Access in India and Nepal
wheelchair accessible tour programs we've included below are programs
we provide on a regular basis for travelers using manual wheelchairs. India is on its way towards accessibility despite the scarcity of
resources, and the tremendous challenges related to its infrastructure.
India has made a firm decision to open their country to people with
disabilities and our local host has made enormous efforts to provide the
best service to people with disabilities traveling with manual wheelchair.
Nonetheless, this is a rigorous trip and all participants must be flexible
and willing to accept situations where access remains limited.
For this reason, only passengers with manual wheelchairs can be accepted
(With rare exceptions, scooters, carts and electric wheelchairs can not be accommodated in India and access with large machines is nearly impossible).
Wheelchair accessible vans are currently not available for tourism in India and Nepal. In India, transportation is by an air-conditioned Toyota Innova
(MUV Multi utility vehicle) and with and English speaking guide. The guide and driver will assist with all loading and unloading at the van by physically lifting each manual wheelchair traveler and their manual wheelchair into the vehicle. At other times ramps are available.
In Kathmandu – transport services are by an air-conditioned micro van with and English speaking guide. The guide and driver will assist with all loading and unloading at the van by physically lifting each manual wheelchair traveler and their manual wheelchair into the vehicle. At other times ramps are available.
would enjoy the opportunity to assist with your accessible travel arrangements
in India and Nepal. For additional details or any questions, please contact Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible India and Nepal
Day 01, Arrive Delhi by International Flight
Welcome To India
Reception on your arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel. Accommodation has been secured from the previous night to accommodate immediate occupancy upon your arrival at the hot Delhi.
Your morning at leisure, the afternoon is for a privately guided sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 02, Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Afternoon visit local bazaars. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 03, Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day vehicle and guide at disposal for shopping. Lunch & dinner at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 04, Delhi-Kathmandu
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for your flight to Kathmandu. Reception upon arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 05, Kathmandu
In the morning venture on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the unique and fascinating capital of the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 06, Kathmandu
A morning excursion to Nagarkote for breathtaking views of the major peaks of the eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) can be seen on a clear day. Lunch in Nagarkote. Afternoon, excursion to Bhatgaon (also called Bhaktapur, the City of Devotees). It is a center of medieval art and architecture as well as a center for weaving and traditional industries. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 07, Kathmandu
This morning, (weather permitting), take one of the most thrilling flights of your life - the Himalayan Mountain Flight around Mt. Everest in a jet aircraft. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 08, Kathmandu-Varanasi
Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for your flight to Varanasi. Reception upon arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel Varanasi – amongst the oldest living cities in the world, is also the holiest of Hindu Pilgrimages. In the evening visit Ghats to witness Puja ceremony. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 09, Varanasi
Early morning boat ride on the river Ganges. The best time to visit the Ghats is dawn when pilgrims take their morning dip. The most famous Ghat is the Dasaswamedh Ghat from where we begin this tour. Enjoy the boat ride while looking out for people on the ghats – the women bathing discreetly in their sarees, the young men displaying prowess in yogi postures & the Brahmin priests offering prayers for one and all. Amidst all this you may also come across the burning ghats which are cremation sites for the dead. Breakfast at the hotel and the morning at leisure with lunch at the hotel.
In the afternoon enjoy a city tour of Varanasi through the narrow lanes with stops at the bazaars to look at the world famous Banaras silks which is only created in Varanasi. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 10, Varanasi-Delhi-Agra
Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for your flight to Delhi and on to Agra.
Reception upon arrival at Delhi airport and followed by a straight drive to Agra (203 kms/4.5 hours) En route lunch in a local restaurant. On arrival check-in at: HOTEL Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 11, Agra
In the morning enjoy a city tour where you visit the Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). An extravagant marble monument of love, built by Shah Jahan in 1653 as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble took 22 years and 22000 craftsmen to build.
Afterwards continue your tour to the Agra Fort. Afternoon visit local bazaars. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 12, Agra-Jaipur
Drive from Agra to Jaipur (221 kms/6 hours) en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted, red sandstone city built between 1570 and 1585
Continue your drive to Jaipur and upon arrival check-in at your hotel Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 13, Jaipur
A morning excursion to Amber Fort located about 12 kms outside Jaipur. This is a original Palace with one of the finest example of Rajput architecture. At the fort gate ascent to the Palace on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Lunch in a local restaurant with the afternoon spent at the magnificent stone observatory built in 1728. Later visit the opulent City Palace grand museums displaying an excellent collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory.
All monuments in Jaipur close by 4:30PM. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 14, Jaipur-Delhi
Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for your flight to Delhi. Reception upon arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel where a day room is reserved for you. Lunch at your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Late evening check-out from your hotel.
Day 15, Leave Delhi
Early morning transfer from hotel to the airport for your International flight home.
Wheelchair Accessible India and Nepal Rates
USD 3650 per person with /two persons paying and sharing is the estimated cost. This includes:
- Entrances at all monuments on the itinerary
additional "pushing helper in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Delhi
Economy airfare from Delhi to Kathmandu to Varanasi to Delhi
- 13 Nights accommodation in hotels mentioned or similar on twin share
- Day use of your hotel in Delhi on last day
- "Room with Breakfast" and Day Room use in Delhi on exit
- Normal hotel check-in is 12 Noon check-out time is 2PM
- Arrival/departure transfers by air-conditioned medium car
- Sightseeing by air-conditioned van in India and Nepal without adaptations
- Services of local English speaking guide as mentioned
- All applicable taxes on hotel and transport.
- 01 boat ride on River Ganges in Varanasi
- 01 hour mountain flight in Kathmandu (subject to weather)
- Jeep ride at the Amber Fort
- All entrance fee to monuments as per the itinerary
- Additional "pushing helper in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Delhi
- Economy airfare from Delhi to Kathmandu to Varanasi to Delhi
- Service of our representative for assistance at the airport on arrival transfers
Tour price does not include:
- Airfare from your home town to India
- Airport departure taxes
- India visa
- Nepal Visa
- Gratuities for guides and drivers
- Items of personal nature, telephone calls,
- Travelers insurance
- Meal supplement (lunch and dinner) are quoted separately
- Any extra meal other than that mentioned
- Any airfare [offer separately]
- Any expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks etc.
- Any camera fee during the sightseeing
- Any Services which is not include in offer are additional (extra)
Accessible India for Women
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Meet and greet in the arrival Hall and transfer to hotel. Immediate check-in on arrival at your mod- ern hotel. Welcome To India. India is One Nation with countless destinations. A land of rich heritage that's ancient. The mystique of India, its history of 5000 years, philosophy, religions, fabulous historical monuments all add to its bewildering diversity to create a unique and colorful mosaic. This is the wonder that is India, come, enjoy and experience it. Reception upon arrival at the airport and transfer to The Suryaa Hotel Delhi – Capital of modern India. Many dynasties and rulers have flourished on its regal soil over the last 3000 years. The legacy still survives in many monuments varying from the 13th century mausoleum of the Lodi Kings to the buildings of British India's imperial past like the Parliament House and the Presidential Estate. Driver and car for eight hours (or 80KM's). Overnight at hotel with immediate check-in guaranteed.
Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing
Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi begins with a visit to Jama Mosque, the largest mosque in India, built in 1650 AD. This is followed by a drive past the Red Fort (Closed on Mondays) (1639-48), built by Emperor Shah Jahan, creator of The Taj Mahal. Later proceed to Raj Ghat - the site of the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
afternoon segment of the sightseeing tour of New Delhi begins with a drive past Safdarjang's Tomb (1753 AD) while we are on the way to the Qutab Minar (1193 A.D.). This striking medieval tower of victory, built by the slave dynasty, is 73 m high. Within the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque, stands the Iron pillar which has stood the vagaries of weather and has not rusted for over 1500 years. Continue your tour to visit the Humayun's Tomb. Later drive through the Embassy area, Diplomatic enclave, stop for a quick photo shoot at India Gate and Rash- trapati Bhawan (Presidential Estate formerly Viceroy's House) and Connaught Place, New Delhi's main shopping area.
Day 3: Delhi to Agra by car
Delhi to Agra (204 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)
Morning drive from Delhi to Agra Agra – The ancient city once the capital of the Mughal empire in the 16th and 17th century, depicts a gorgeous panorama of majestic architectural creations and a rich tradition of art and culture. Agra houses one of Seven Wonders of the World, the marble symphony of Emperor Shah Jahan - "The Taj Mahal". Discover the dazzling creations of their craftsmen in other architectural marvels in Agra, the quintessential Mughal City. On arrival check-in at hotel.
Day 4: In Agra
Morning experience the Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). An extravagant marble monument of love, built by Shah Jahan in 1653 as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble took 22 years and 22000 craftsmen to build. Continue your tour to the Agra Fort, the original red sandstone fort built by Moghul Emperor Akbar in 1565. The Forts maze of courtyards, its marble mosque and lavish private chambers reflect the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. Afternoon visit to the local bazaars.
Day 5: Agra
transport/guide available for local running for half day. Day at leisure.
Day 6: Drive Agra to Jaipur
(237 Kms / 7 Hrs)
In the morning, drive from Agra to Jaipur visiting Fatehpursikri en route, Morning, visit Fatehpursikri (40 kms/1 hour each-way). This deserted, red sandstone city, built by Emperor Akbar, between 1570 and 1585, now glows in its magnificent past. This was once the capital of the Moghul Empire for a short period but later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Here you will visit the Bulund Darwaza (The Gate of Vic- tory), which is said to be the tallest gateway in the world. In the northern part of the courtyard is the superb white marble tomb of the famous Sufi saint
Shaik Salim Chishti. This tomb was built in 1570 and legend says that the Moghul Emperor Akbar was without a male heir because of which he made a barefoot pilgrimage from Agra to seek the blessings of this saint. The saint foretold the birth of a son, and in gratitude Akbar named his son Salim, who was later called by the title Jehangir, later continue drive to Jaipur Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, this picturesque city is a symphony in pink, a color which signifies hospitality in Rajput culture. Built by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century, it is surrounded by hills topped with rugged for- tresses and dotted with fairy tale palaces. Ambling camels and brightly dressed locals, reflect Jaipur's desert heritage while the teeming markets display a profusion of hand-looms and crafts. Come visit the city of love, legends and lore. On arrival check-in at: Hotel Four Points By Sheraton. Evening visit Birla temple for aarti ceremony!!
Day 7: Sightseeing in Jaipur
morning enjoy an excursion to Amber Fort, which is located 12 kms outside Jaipur. The original Palace was built by Raja Mansingh and later additions were made by Sawai Jai Singh. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of Kaisshawah rulers. Visit the multiple chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous for their design and decorations. This unique capital of the erstwhile warrior kings of Rajasthan is a must on every tourist itinerary to the state. Afternoon, proceed for a city tour to visit the unique Jantar Mantar, which is a magnificent stone observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728 and drive past the Hawa Mahal, an intriguing " Pal- ace of Winds". This was really a facade built in 1799, to allow royal ladies to view the city from the windows. Later visit the opulent City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of Ra- jasthani and Mughal style which has grand museums displaying an excellent collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. (Please note – all monuments in Jaipur will be closed by 4:30PM.
Day 8: Local Jaipur sightseeing
Transport/guide available for local running for half day.
Day 9 Fly Jaipur to Varanasi Via Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for your local flights. Reception upon arrival and transfer from the airport to your hotel.
Day 10: Varanasi
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning, proceed for a city tour of Varanasi – The tour will include visits to the numerous temples, which dot the banks of the river. During the tour you will be able to walk through the narrow lanes and stop by at the bazaars to have a look at, among other things, the world famous Banaras silks. Evening visit Ghats to witness Aarti ceremony.
Day 11: Visit the buried city of Sarnath
After breakfast travel
north east from Varanasi to the city of Samarth which is as holy to Buddhists as Varanasi is to Hindus. Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his message of the way to Nirvana. Later, Ashoka, the great Buddhist, emperor erected magnificent Stupas and monasteries at Sarnath. What is visible today are the ruins of a once flourishing Buddhist monastery and a fine museum which houses an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculp- tures. Afternoon at leisure.
Early morning boat ride
boatride on the river Ganges. The best time to visit the Ghats is dawn when pil- grims take their morning dip. The most famous Ghat is the Dasaswamedh Ghat from where we be- gin this tour. Enjoy the boat ride while looking out for people on the ghats – the women bathing dis- creetly in their sarees, the young men displaying prowess in yogic postures & the Brahmin priests offering prayers for one and all. Amidst all this you may also come across the burning ghats which are cremation sites for the dead. Afternoon guide/transport available for local running.
Day 13: Varanasi to Delhi
Breakfast at hotel Morning in time transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi - Leave: Varanasi at 1130 hours by SG 233, Arrive: Delhi at 1250 hours. Reception upon arrival at the airport and transfer to The Suryaa Hotel (same hotel as first arrival). Afternoon car at disposal for local running for 4 hours/ 40 kms within city limit. Pick-up at hotel in the evening and transfer to the airport
Day 14: Final Departure from Delhi to Home
Transfer to Delhi Airport for your in time international flight home filled with your adventures in India.
Accessible India for Women Rates
USD$4590.00 per person is the estimated cost of this program based on two persons sharing
• A full time female companion for the entire time in India
• All hotel accommodation, based on double occupancy
• Daily breakfast at your hotels
• 10 lunches @ local restaurants
• 10 dinners at the hotel
• Air conditioned Toyota cars
• All necessary transfers and flights per the itinerary
• All admissions and private guiding per the itinerary
• All local fees, and taxes
• Fees, taxes, lodging, food and accommodation for full time female escort
• All vehicle fuel costs, road tolls, parking.
• Porterages at accommodations
Dates of travel, hotel availability, hotel preferences, and the foreign currency exchange market
(converting USD to India Rupee) have influences over the cost of your final vacations
Items Not Included in your Experience
• International Airfare from your home town to India
• Meals and drinks not stated in the itinerary
• Phone, fax and cellular calls
• Items of a personal nature
• Personal travel insurance, please insure for ALL eventualities
• Hire of specialized equipment
• Care givers for personal hygiene assistance
A can-do attitude and good health are required for this adventure. Many travelers with disabilities have participated in this tour in the past and this is not a first time trial for this journey however, a few words of caution are necessary when contemplating a journey to India.
India is on its way towards accessibility despite the scarcity of their resources, and the tremendous challenges related to its infrastructure. Indian's have made a firm decision to open their country to people with disabilities and our local hosts have made huge efforts to provide the best service to people with disabilities.
Nonetheless, India is a developing country and this is a rigorous trip. Participants must be flexible and willing to accept situations where access in India remains limited.
Due to airline regulations, vehicle transportation, at this time we can only accommodate passengers using manual wheelchairs. Electric scooters, carts and electric wheelchairs can not be accommodated. If you have a question about your mobility product, please write with the name and model and description and you can
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