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Iconic India

From £1620 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.

Please Note: We are aware of maintenance work scheduled at the Taj Mahal complex which is due to last until late 2018. There may be times when there is scaffolding around the building or over the dome but the site is scheduled to remain open for the duration of all works.

 

Essential Info
Starts: Delhi
Ends: Goa
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IHHRCC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: India
What's Included

Meals

4 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
2 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 (5 nts),Heritage Property (2 nts),Homestay (1 nt),Hotel (21 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

•   A homestay with a local family is a special experience, especially in the serene backwaters of Kerala

•   The city of Madurai showcases southern India at its liveliest. Explore the city’s bazaars and discover the colourful, intricately carved Sri Meenakshi Temple

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 6th Sep 2019
Returning: 12th Oct 2019
£1,620pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 4th Oct 2019
Returning: 9th Nov 2019
£1,700pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 11th Oct 2019
Returning: 16th Nov 2019
£1,620pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 25th Oct 2019
Returning: 30th Nov 2019
£1,690pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 1st Nov 2019
Returning: 7th Dec 2019
£1,690pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Nov 2019
Returning: 14th Dec 2019
£1,690pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Nov 2019
Returning: 21st Dec 2019
£1,690pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Nov 2019
Returning: 28th Dec 2019
£1,690pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 29th Nov 2019
Returning: 4th Jan 2020
£1,755pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Namaste and welcome to Delhi, India. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. Your leader will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you bring these details. If you're going to be late, please inform hotel reception. If you arrive into Delhi with time to spare, perhaps pay a visit to the World Heritage-listed Humayun's Tomb or the 12th-century Qutub Minar. As the former residence of royal families and British soldiers, the Red Fort plays a vital part in Delhi’s history.

Additional Activities

Delhi - Humayun's Tomb
500 INR
Delhi - Qutub Minar
500 INR
Delhi - Red Fort
500 INR
Delhi - Gandhi's Delhi Urban Adventure
2700 INR
Delhi - City Food Crawl Urban Adventure
3500 INR
Delhi - Home-Cooked Experience Urban Adventure
4000 INR
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