Iconic India

From £1483 for 37 days
Trip Overview
Travel to the far-flung corners of India on this trailblazing adventure tour. In the north, ride camels through Jaisalmer's desert, lose yourself in the electric bazaars of Jodhpur, witness pilgrims performing ancient ceremonies on the ghats of Varanasi and marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. Bask in the tropical southern climate, cruise along the Kerala Backwaters and come face-to-face with local customs in small rural towns. This fantastic trip finishes off on the gorgeous beaches of Goa – India's idyllic beachside holiday destination. Enjoy the freedom to be immersed in the diverse cultures of colourful, chaotic and enchanting India.
Essential Info
Starts: Delhi
Ends: Goa
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IHHRCC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: India
What's Included

Meals

5 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
3 Dinners included

Transport

Auto rickshaw,Boat,Bus,Camel,Canoe,Car,Cycle rickshaw,Local bus,Metro,Overnight sleeper train,Private vehicle,Taxi,Train

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt),Guesthouse (6 nts),Heritage Property (2 nts),Homestay (1 nt),Hotel (18 nts),Overnight sleeper train (6 nts)

Trip Highlights

•   Experience old and new India in the bustling streets of Delhi, where ancient temples stand against billboards advertising Bollywood films

•   Discover the ancient forts, lake palaces, rural villages and colourful cities of Rajasthan: sandy red Jaisalmer, blue Jodhpur, white Udaipur and pink Jaipur

•   Ride out into the Thar Desert on a camel safari. Feast on Rajasthani cuisine at sunset before bunking down to camp between the sand dunes

•   The Taj Mahal in Agra may be one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, but its poetic history and beauty have the power to surprise even the most jaded travellers

•   Pushkar and Varanasi are among the holiest cities in India. Climb to hilltop temples at sunrise, dodge cows in the street, and observe pilgrims praying and bathing along the ghats of the sacred Ganges River during a boat cruise

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Direction
Price GBP
Availability
28th July 2017
2nd September 2017
Delhi - Goa
£1,680pp 
Fully Booked
4th August 2017
9th September 2017
Delhi - Goa
£1,680pp 
Fully Booked
11th August 2017
16th September 2017
Delhi - Goa
£1,512pp 
Fully Booked
25th August 2017
30th September 2017
Delhi - Goa
£1,680pp 
G
2 spaces
8th September 2017
14th October 2017
Delhi - Goa
£1,483pp 
G
Good
15th September 2017
21st October 2017
Delhi - Goa
£1,483pp 
G
Good
20th September 2017
26th October 2017
Delhi - Goa
£1,745pp 
G
Good
22nd September 2017
28th October 2017
Delhi - Goa
£1,745pp 
G
Good
29th September 2017
4th November 2017
Delhi - Goa
£1,745pp 
G
Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Namaste! Welcome to India. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. India's capital is an exciting, busy, and often chaotic city but it's also one of the most interesting in the world with historical sites from different eras, museums and galleries, shops and endless bazaars! There are plenty of things to see and do in free time. Visit the World Heritage-listed Mughal masterpiece of Humayun's Tomb. This was the first garden tomb in India, built way back in 1570. Wonder at the tall brick minaret of Qutub Minar, which was started back in the 1100s. Explore the mighty Red Fort of Delhi. Part palace and part fort, it plays an integral part in the history of the city with former residents ranging from royal families to British soldiers. Join your group leader on an excursion into the sights and sounds of Old Delhi! Set off on the city's modern metro system, then get a taste of India's famed public transport with an option for a cycle rickshaw ride through chaotic streets, such as the famous Chandni Chowk. Make a visit to the Jama Masjid, Delhi's oldest mosque and one of its most impressive buildings, then visit the Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) to learn about the Sikh religion. Board an overnight train to Jaisalmer (approx 19 hrs). Our sleeper trains along the way are clean and air-conditioned, and are a great way to travel long distances and still get maximum time in each place. Beds are padded berths with sheets, pillow and blankets provided but some people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. Please note you may be sharing with locals in a same/mixed gender situation. It's advised to bring your own food on this train.

Additional Activities

Delhi - Humayun's Tomb
500 INR
Delhi - Qutub Minar
500 INR
Delhi - Red Fort
500 INR
Delhi - Gandhi's Delhi Urban Adventure
2500 INR
Delhi - City Food Crawl Urban Adventure
3500 INR
Delhi - Home-Cooked Experience Urban Adventure
4000 INR
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