Visit India and discover this vibrant, intoxicating, inspiring and dramatic country. Tour India's chaotic city streets and peaceful countryside, from the Mughal splendour of Delhi and Agra to tiger-spotting in Bandhavgarh National Park. Soak up India’s culture and history, smell and taste a world of spices, blush at the erotic Khajuraho carvings and see pilgrims undertake their daily rituals on the Ganges' ghats. This adventure will provide unforgettable sensory experiences of unpredictable, chaotic and enchanting India.

Start
New Delhi, India
Finish
New Delhi, India
Countries
India
Themes
Explorer
Code
HHSU
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
224kg pp per trip

Visit India and discover the charm of this unforgettable country


Highlights

  • Marvel at Kama Sutra carvings
  • Experience ancient spirituality in Varanasi
  • Track wildlife in Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Watch the Taj Mahal change colour with the light
  • Stroll the heady backstreets of Old Delhi
  • Explore the peaceful countryside of Orchha
  • Experience rural life in tiny Chanderi

Itinerary

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.
Discover India's spiritual heart. Take a boat on the Ganges, ramble along the ghats and attend a sunset-candle flower ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a train to Agra and 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.
Return to the colourful and chaotic streets of Delhi.
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Inclusions

Meals
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Auto rickshaw, Boat, Cycle rickshaw, Metro
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Deluxe permanent tent (2 nights), Guesthouse (1 night), Hotel (7 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Resort (2 nights)
Included activites
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Bandhavgarh - National Park Safari
  • Chanderi - Guided village walk
  • Chanderi - Home cooked dinner & family visit
  • Delhi - Jama Masjid
  • Delhi - Old Delhi walking tour
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Khajuraho - Home-cooked lunch & family visit
  • Khajuraho - Kama Sutra temples
  • Orchha - Orchha Palace
  • Orchha - Ram Raja Temple puja (prayer) ceremony
  • Orchha - Taragram visit
  • Varanasi - Sunrise boat ride
  • Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony

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1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

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