A Taste of India Itinerary

Get a taste of India in comfort on this grand adventure. This holiday has the lot! Visit Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai, Udaipur, Goa, Kerala, Kochi and more.

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Indian chef preparing chillies

Travellers posing infront of Taj Mahal

Young friends in Chanderi smiling for camera

Indian woman heavily clad in traditional jewellery

Markets and local sail boats spread along Goa beach

Elephants in Kerala socialising with locals

Traditional wooden houseboat floating along river in Kerala

Days 1-2 Delhi

Dive head first into the colour and chaos of India. Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the crowded bazaars and scented spice markets of Old Delhi.
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Day 3 Agra

Wake early to see the Taj Mahal glimmer in the morning light and discover why it has been dubbed a 'teardrop on the face of eternity'. Afterwards, continue exploring Agra and visit the impressive Red Fort.
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Day 4 Karauli

Wander the perfectly preserved palaces and pavilions of the fortified ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. In Karauli, learn the secrets to old family recipes and spend the night in a beautifully converted haveli.
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Days 5-6 Jaipur

In the 'pink city' of Jaipur, visit the Hawa Mahal and the Amber Fort. Perhaps then head to the Raj Mandir Cinema to experience the glitz and glamour of a Bollywood blockbuster.
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Days 7-8 Bijaipur

Explore rural India in style from the small town of Parsoli. Explore the surrounding villages and take a cooking class with a local chef, learning about local cuisine and gaining an insight into rural Indian life.
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Days 9-10 Udaipur

Travel to Udaipur and learn the secrets to buying fresh produce at a market. Spend a half a day perfecting Rajasthani delicacies at a renowned cooking school. Explore the lavish City Palace, one of India's largest royal palaces. A breathtaking sunset over Lake Pichola is the perfect finale to the day.
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Days 11-12 Mumbai

Take a short flight to Mumbai. Explore the dhobi ghats, see the Gateway of India and take a sunset stroll with locals on Chowpatty Beach.
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Days 13-15 Goa

Travel to Goa to discover how the hot climate and colonial Portuguese past has influenced local cuisine. Sample the spicy food and savour the fragrant scents of the spice gardens. The tour ends here on the sandy beaches of Goa.
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Day 16 Udupi

Be captivated by Hampi, an ancient archaeological site containing over 25 square kilometres of ruins. Learn about the Vijayangagara kingdom while strolling around the city's many palaces and temples.
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Day 17 Chikmagalur

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Days 18-19 Mysore

Visit the Shravanabelagola temple en route to Mysore. Admire the ornate detail of the Maharaja's Palace and savour aromatic spices in a biryani cooking class.
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Days 20-21 Mammallapuram/Pondicherry

Stop by the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram then travel to the seaside beauty of Pondicherry. Admire colonial architecture and visit the French Quarter on a walking tour of the town.
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Day 22 Thanjavur

Travel to Thanjavur, a city renowned for its arts and architecture. See why the Brihadishwara Temple is one of India's most prized architectural sites.
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Day 23 Karaikudi

Admire the architecture of Chettinad Palace before learning the secrets of local cuisine.
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Day 24 Madurai

Full of lively bazaars, pilgrims and rickshaws, Madurai is a compelling taste of Southern India. Walk through a maze of lamp-lit corridors in the Sri Meenakshi Temple before an optional visit to the inspiring Gandhi Museum.
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Days 25-26 Periyar

Visit a coconut plantation, learn how coconut fibres are woven and get practical experience in Pollachi cooking techniques.
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Day 27 Kerala backwaters

Journey to the rich beauty of coastal Kerala. While in Guruvayur, see the Guruvayur Temple and visit an elephant sanctuary that houses more than 50 residents.
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Days 28-29 Kochi

With Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and English influences, Kochi is a melting pot of cultures and traditions. Ride the ferry, browse antique shops, breathe in the aroma of spice bazaars and wander the Fort Kochi area to absorb the essence of Kochi.
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