Visit India and discover the charm of this unforgettable country
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 Panna 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.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2018:
Due to ongoing issues in obtaining national park permits, from 1st January 2018 this trip will visit Panna National Park instead of Bandhavgarh National Park.
Tick off the big ticket items like the Taj Mahal and Varanasi and spend plenty of time away from the bustle of big cities in lesser visited towns and villages like Alipura, Orchha and Chanderi.
Our time in Chanderi is our travellers’ favourite on this itinerary - share a meal at home with our local friends who are passionate about sharing their culture and town with you.
Witness religious ceremonies, visit temples and monuments, stay in heritage properties and explore with local guides and your expert leader. There is so much variety packed into this trip to show you as many facets of this unforgettable country as we can.
Enjoy cooking demonstrations, home cooked meals and chow down on the best of local street food like roti, chaat, samosas and poori.
Hear the story of how the tigers of Panna National Park came back from the brink of extinction to the thriving population that lives there today.
The Hindu and Jain temples of Khajuraho are stunning in the scale and detail and are sure to leave a lasting impression.
With patience, resilience and understanding that things won't always go 100% to plan, travelling in India is ultimately a rewarding experience. Some of the challenges travelers regularly feed back to us are things like air quality, hygiene standards, sporadic hot water and wifi, crowds and travel delays.
The big cities on this trip, especially Delhi, can be very busy and crowded with both locals and tourists. It's exciting but often exhausting!
Rajasthan can reach extremely high temperatures in the summer. While we aim to do our walking tours early in the morning when it’s cooler, remember to keep hydrated and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt and anything else that will protect you from the sun.
We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees.
Be prepared for some long (and often delayed, especially by heavy fog in Dec - Feb) overland journeys on this trip. We travel by overnight train in 3AC class and while we aim to purchase tickets to have the whole group bunking near each other, the highly complex booking system and huge demand for tickets may mean that this isn't always possible.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
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1. A single supplement is available for this trip and is applicable for all nights on tour with the exception of the overnight trains on nights 11 and 14.
2. We arrive into Delhi on Day 15 at around 9am. No accommodation is included on this day.
3. Please do not book flights out of Delhi until after 1pm on the last day in case of train delays.
4. Passport details are required at time of booking in order to book train tickets and national park permits.
Our Unforgettable India trips score an average of 4.84 out of 5 based on 101 reviews in the last year.
We have used Intrepid original trips. It is necessary to have patience, a willingness to adapt to changing circumstances and to be aware of the different cultures of the countries visited.
Review submitted 09 Dec 2017
Unforgettable India, part of the combination North India Adventure trip, provided many wonderful experiences and opportunities from the iconic Taj Mahal and Varanasi to a small town off the beaten track town, one of the trip highlights. Thanks to Sabyasachi for leading us through a wonderful part of the country.
Review submitted 07 Dec 2017