Unforgettable India Itinerary

Visit India and travel from the capital Delhi to spiritual Varanasi, through Bandhavgarh, Khajuraho and Orchha, and to the Taj Mahal of Agra before this India tour comes full circle back in Delhi.

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      USD $1,365
      CAD $1,385
      AUD $1,435
      EUR €970
      GBP £860
      NZD $1,705
      ZAR R13,080
      CHF FR1,195
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Unforgettable India.
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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, Overnight sleeper train - 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