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Iconic India

From £1720 for 37 days
Trip Overview
Travel to the far-flung corners of India on this epic 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. Then bask in the tropical southern climate, cruise along the Kerala Backwaters, come face-to-face with local customs in small rural towns, and laze on the gorgeous beaches of Goa – India's idyllic holiday destination. Enjoy the freedom to be immersed in the diverse cultures of colourful, chaotic and enchanting India on this small-group adventure.

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: 24th Jan 2020
Returning: 29th Feb 2020
£1,965pp
Fully Booked
Departing: 31st Jan 2020
Returning: 7th Mar 2020
£1,910pp
Fully Booked
Departing: 14th Feb 2020
Returning: 21st Mar 2020
£1,950pp
G
Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 28th Feb 2020
Returning: 4th Apr 2020
£1,845pp
G
Fully Booked
Departing: 6th Mar 2020
Returning: 11th Apr 2020
£1,845pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 20th Mar 2020
Returning: 25th Apr 2020
£1,880pp
G
Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 10th Apr 2020
Returning: 16th May 2020
£1,845pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 15th May 2020
Returning: 20th Jun 2020
£1,770pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Jun 2020
Returning: 11th Jul 2020
£1,720pp
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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.
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