The moment you set eyes on the Taj Mahal, you know you are seeing an edifice unlike any other. India is like that - it stirs the soul, it challenges your conceptions, it changes you. It is a spectacular mix of people, traditions and landscapes - from the deserts of the north to the backwaters of Kerala and from the sacred Ganges in Varanasi to the  beaches of the south. Temples and shrines are everywhere while fortresses dominate the cities in Rajasthan - all reminders of an ancient history and spirituality.  Throw in the tigers of Ranthambore and the elephants of Periyar and you have a journey full of contrasts.  One things is for sure: you will remember your journey through this fascinating country long after you've left its shores.
The moment you set eyes on the Taj Mahal, you know you are seeing an edifice unlike any other. India is like that - it stirs the soul, it challenges your conceptions, it changes you. It is a spectacular mix of people, traditions and landscapes - from the deserts of the north to the backwaters of Kerala and from the sacred Ganges in Varanasi to the  beaches of the south. Temples and shrines are everywhere while fortresses dominate the cities in Rajasthan - all reminders of an ancient history and spirituality.  Throw in the tigers of Ranthambore and the elephants of Periyar and you have a journey full of contrasts.  One things is for sure: you will remember your journey through this fascinating country long after you've left its shores.
India

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The moment you set eyes on the Taj Mahal, you know you are seeing an edifice unlike any other. India is like that - it stirs the soul, it challenges your conceptions, it changes you. It is a spectacular mix of people, traditions and landscapes - from the deserts of the north to the backwaters of Kerala and from the sacred Ganges in Varanasi to the beaches of the south. Temples and shrines are everywhere while fortresses dominate the cities in Rajasthan - all reminders of an ancient history and spirituality. Throw in the tigers of Ranthambore and the elephants of Periyar and you have a journey full of contrasts. One things is for sure: you will remember your journey through this fascinating country long after you've left its shores.

Activity / Theme

Country

Culture

India

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Comfortable / Luxury

Leisurely / Moderate

Transportation

Accommodation

Auto rickshaw, Boat, Cycle rickshaw, Metro, Plane, Private vehicle, Jeep, Ferry

Hotel (16 nights), Jaipur Feature Stay (2 nights), Houseboat Feature Stay (1 night), Kochi Feature Stay (2 nights); hotels are 4 & 5 star

Months of Operation

January, February, March, September, October, November, December

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

One of my most memorable experiences in India was the evening Aarti ceremony on the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi.

Itinerary

DAY 1 Start Delhi
DAY 2 Drive Agra. Taj Mahal sunset
DAY 3 Agra Fort, to Ranthambhore NP
DAY 4 Safaris in Ranthambhore NP
DAY 5 To Jaipur, homecooked dinner
DAY 6 Amber Fort, tour Jaipur
DAY 7 Fly Varanasi, visit Sarnath
DAY 8 Ganges boat ride, walk Varanasi
DAY 9 Fly Delhi, tour city
DAY 10 Fly Chennai
DAY 11 Via Mamallapuram to Puducherry
DAY 12 tour Auroville & Puducherry
DAY 13 Drive Madurai, food tour
DAY 14 Tour Madurai
DAY 15 Via spice plantation to Thekkady
DAY 16 Periyar NP walk, free PM
DAY 17 To Munnar, tour tea plantation
DAY 18 Scenic area around Munnar
DAY 19 Drive & boat Kerala Backwaters
DAY 20 Boat, to Kochi, Kathakali performance
DAY 21 Tour Kochi
DAY 22 End Kochi

Inclusions

21 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 10 dinners
Accommodation
Transportation
Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
Delhi - Welcome dinner
Agra - Taj Mahal
Agra - Expert-led street food tour (as dinner)
Agra - Agra Fort
Ranthambhore National Park - Morning Wildlife Safari
Ranthambhore National Park - Evening wildlife safari
Jaipur - Home-cooked dinner
Jaipur - Leader-led orientation walk
Jaipur - Amber Fort
Jaipur - City Palace
Jaipur - Private Royal Haveli visit with owner
Jaipur - Rooftop drinks overlooking old walled city (one drink included)
Varanasi - Sarnath
Varanasi - Sunrise Ganges boat trip
Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony
Varanasi - Leader-led Old City walking tour
Varanasi - Sunset Ganges boat trip (musicians on board)
Delhi - Jama Masjid
Delhi - Leader-led Old Delhi walking tour
Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
Delhi - Final dinner
Chennai - Welcome dinner
Mamallapuram - Shore Temples guided tour
Auroville - Experimental township
Puducherry - Leader-led French Quarter walking tour
Puducherry - Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Madurai - Leader-led street food tour
Madurai - Sri Meenakshi 1000 Pillar
Madurai - Sri Meenakshi Temple
Madurai - Gandhi Museum
Madurai - Leader-led walking tour
Madurai - Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace
Madurai - Local family visit and home-cooked Tamil dinner
Thekkady - Expert-guided spice plantation visit and lunch
Periyar - Kalaripayattu (Indian Martial Art) performance
Periyar - Guided nature walk
Munnar - Tea plantation
Munnar - Tea Museum
Munnar - Mattupetty Dam
Munnar - Leader-led town walking tour
Kochi - Kathakali performance
Kochi - Jewish Synagogue
Kochi - Ferry to Mattancherry
Kochi - Leader-led Fort Kochi walking tour
Kochi - Dutch Palace
Kochi - Ayurveda-inspired dinner
Kochi - Converstation with an expert on Satvik Bhojan (Ayurvedic food)

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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