India Experience Itinerary

Travel to India and experience a tour from Delhi to Trivandrum. Visit the Taj Mahal of Agra, cruise the backwaters in Kerala and see the real India.

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Colourful crowds gather outside the Taj Mahal

Elephant in Kerala being pamphered by locals

Local men canoeing along narrow river through heavy greenery

Intricate stone carved statues in Khajuraho

Range of bright colourful dyes available from street vendor

View of the condensed villages along the Ganges River

Indian locals descending the Ghat during ceremony

Day 1 Delhi

Visit India's capital Delhi and explore the labyrinthine streets and savour the fragrant aromas of the spice market.
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Days 2-3 Jaipur

Explore Jaipur's hillside Amber Fort and gaze at the flamboyant Hawa Mahal. Be dazzled by a Bollywood blockbuster amid the art deco opulence of the Raj Mandir Cinema.
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Day 4 Agra

Travel from Jaipur to Agra and prepare to see the beauty of the Taj Mahal for the first time. Discover secrets of the Mughals at the World Heritage-listed Red Fort.
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Days 5-6 Orchha

Take the train to Orchha, stopping by a unique papermaking plant that ensures sustainable employment for local women. Visit the palace complex and savour local flavours in a cooking demonstration.
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Day 7 Khajuraho

The erotic carvings of India's Khajuraho temples offer an education into the Kama Sutra. In the evening, take in a classical dance performance.
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Days 8-9 Varanasi

Sail down the Ganges and see pilgrims wash in its sacred waters on the ghats. Partake in a sunset candle flower ceremony.
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Day 10 Delhi

Tour Varanasi's colourful bazaars and winding alleys before flying back to Delhi.
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Day 11 Kochi

View the glorious murals of Mattancherry Palace and enjoy a traditional Keralan dance performance.
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Day 12 Munnar

Tea plantations, pristine valleys, winding lanes and villages make Munnar a pleasure to visit.
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Days 13-14 Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Tour a spice plantation and spot deer, tigers, leopards and elephants among exotic flora.
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Days 15-16 Alleppey/Kerala Backwaters

Cruise the calm backwaters of Kerala. Meet locals on a walk through a village and stay overnight by the waterfront.
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Days 17-18 Varkala

Stop by a temple en route to Varkala. Explore the mystical Janardhana Swamy Temple, find inner peace at an ashram or simply cool off in the glistening Arabian Sea.
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Days 19-20 Trivandrum/Kovalam Beach

Perhaps unwind with a day at the beach, followed by a seafood meal at one of the many open-air restaurants.
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