Visit India’s lively cities and beautiful coastline on this Overland tour

Travel to India’s west, a place of divine beaches, remote landscapes and unique cities. Embark on an Overland adventure from chaotic Chennai to cultured Kolkata, a fascinating and memorable tour of India’s unforgettable settings. While there are many places to visit in Chennai and Kolkata, rural India is equally rewarding, with remote tribes and holy towns providing a long list of essential experiences. So come soak up the sun, cities and surprises of this unique land, and get ready for the Overland tour of a lifetime.

Start
Chennai, India
Finish
Kolkata, India
Countries
India
Themes
Overland
Code
HDOJ
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
428kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Meet the tribal people of Orissa
  • Relax on Puri’s sun-drenched beaches
  • See Kolkata’s famous Howrah Bridge
  • Explore Jeypore’s caves and forests
  • Become immersed the orderly chaos of Chennai
  • Visit Tirupathi’s revered temples
  • Camp under the stars in the Indian countryside

Itinerary

Begin your Overland tour of India in historic Chennai, the site of the original British East India company settlement. Chennai is hot, humid but full of life - admire the colonial architecture and soak up the atmosphere of this frenzied city.
Travel to the town of Tirupathi and follow a trail of pilgrims to the Sri Venkateswara Temple. This revered Hindu temple sits high above the town on the holy site of Tirumala.
Head off the beaten track and into the heart of rural India. Travel Overland through the remote state of Andhra Pradesh, spending the night camping in the countryside.
Complete your journey from Chennai to Kolkata by soaking up this vibrant city. See the Howrah Bridge, take a ride on a tram or check out some of India’s finest art galleries – your Overland tour of India is now complete.
View trip notes to read full itinerary

Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Overland vehicle, Train
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night), Camping (with facilities) (4 nights), Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (6 nights)
Included activites
  • Orissa Tribal Area - Guided village & market tours
  • Puri - Konark Sun Temple
  • Tirupati - Sri Venkatesvara Tirulalai Temple

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Notes

1. With increasing concerns about tourists embarking on tribal safaris, the government of Orissa has imposed strict rules for trips to areas inhabited by tribal groups. As a result, the Orissa part of our itinerary has changed and we will now stay in hotels, lodges, or campgrounds associated with local NGOs rather than bushcamping in villages. We will also travel with a local guide for the duration of the visit to the tribal area and have more meals and activities included. This has all resulted in a significant increase in the kitty for this trip compared to what has previously been advertised.
2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.
3. In order to confirm your place on this trip we will need a scanned copy of your passport, passport photo and your Indian visa as soon as possible after booking.

Important notes

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Your trip notes provide a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what’s included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Chennai to Kolkata , April 2014