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Days 1-2 Delhi
The labyrinthine streets and lively markets of Old Delhi are a perfect introduction to India. Wonder at the tall brick minaret of Qutub Minar and visit Delhi's oldest mosque, Jama Masjid – an architectural delight that can hold 25,000 people.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Day 3 Varanasi
Discover India's spiritual heart. Take a boat on the Ganges, ramble along the ghats and attend a sunset-candle flower ceremony.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Day 4 River Ganges Boat Trip
Swap the chaotic pace of the city for the relaxed pace of river life on a sailing trip along the holy River Ganges. Pass by rural village communities by day and by night, sleep under the stars with bellies full of traditional vegetarian fare.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1
Days 5-6 Bandhavgarh National Park
Hop into a jeep and safari through the wilds of the Bandhavgarh National Park. Tigers live here in relative abundance so keep a look out for these magnificent creatures. At night, sleep soundly in a jungle resort.
ACCOM: Jungle resort - 2
Days 7-8 Khajuraho
The intricate carvings of the exquisite temples of Khajuraho celebrate Hindu legends, epic battles and the famed Kama Sutra. Take time to explore the temples and surrounding countryside. In the evening, visit a local Indian family and enjoy a home-cooked meal.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Days 9-10 Orchha
Enjoy a guided walk around the temples and palaces that dot the picturesque Orchha countryside. See the stunning Orchha Palace, and experience an evening puja ceremony at the Ram Raja Temple. Visit a community-run papermaking plant where local tribeswomen craft paper from recycled clothing and wood pulp.
ACCOM: Deluxe permanent tent - 2
Day 11 Chanderi
Soak up the small-town charm of relatively tourist-free Chanderi. Explore ancient rock paintings, Jain temples and peaceful mosques before sitting down to a tasty dinner with a local family.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1
Days 12-13 Agra
Take a train to Agra and join a motorised rickshaw tour of the town. Visit the fascinating Red Fort, learning of its history and admiring its architecture. Then experience India's most famous building, the Taj Mahal, and marvel at its beauty that is more marvellous than any picture can depict.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Days 14-15 Delhi
Return to the colourful and chaotic streets of Delhi.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Unforgettable India Reviews
Our Unforgettable India trips score an average of 4.79 out of 5 based on 38 reviews in the last year.
Unforgettable India, May 2014
The tour was well planned out, Good two night stops so everyone could have a break when needed. Very organised. Chetan is a excellent tour leader. His knowledge and charisma just shines. His explanations and organisation skills are more than exceptional and was always very social and I loved his enthusiasm and he is always smiling. He is an absoloute credit to Intrepid and was always approachable for any questions or queries I had. He was always making sure everyone on the group was comfortable and had a great lustre for his home country.
Review submitted 27/06/2014
Unforgettable India, January 2014
Without a doubt Anand is an exceptionally skilled and competent tour guide. He is the best tour guide that I have ever experienced with any company, and the best tour guide on any Intrepid trip I have taken. He is an asset to your company. Not only did he constantly go above and beyond what was required to make the trip exciting and memorable, but also went out of his way to facilitate extra activities for myself and all of the guests on the tour, who all had very different ages and interests. He arranged henna, fireworks, dancers, group dinners, etc. all incredible experiences not included in the itinerary but suggested and arranged by him for the group's benefit. Not only did he make all the extra work he was doing behind the scenes look easy, but also managed to make the trip itself an incredibly fun experience and one which truly captured the culture of India for travels. India can be incredibly chaotic but Anand co-ordinated everything so smoothly that every single thing on the trip went perfectly. If there was ever little problems like a bad traffic or a long time on a train without food, he would arrange things for all the guests so that everyone would be comfortable, but really, he so effectively organised everything that we didn't even notice. To top it all off, Anand himself has a great, positive, friendly personality that connected with everyone on the tour, bringing everyone together with his warmth and funny stories. I am just writing this review because I believe he is an exceptional tour guide and this deserves to be recognised. Thank you Anand for helping Suvarna and I to fall in love with India, we will definitely be returning, and fingers cross you are our guide!
Review submitted 26/06/2014
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