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 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


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.
Travel on the modern metro system, then get a taste of India's famed public transport with an option for a cycle rickshaw ride through chaotic streets, such as the famous Chandni Chowk. Make a visit to the Jama Masjid, Delhi's oldest mosque and one of its most impressive buildings, then visit the Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) to learn about the Sikh religion
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.
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.
Wander the streets of Chanderi on a guided walk, meet friendly locals and enjoy the tranquility that India can often offer.
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.
Visit Taragram, one of Intrepid's Responsible Tourism projects. Take the chance to experience the local flavours at a cooking demonstration by our local friends.
Time for a guided village walk in Alipura before enjoying a group dinner at Alipura Palace.
Explore Khajuraho's stunning 1,000-year-old temples - infamous for their explicit carvings depicting the entire Kama Sutra
Visit a local Hindu family for a home-cooked vegetarian meal and gain an insight into the life of middle-class Indians.
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.
Enjoy a National Park jeep safari to search out more wildlife before boarding an overnight train for the journey to Varanasi.
Discover India's spiritual heart. Take a boat on the Ganges, ramble along the ghats and attend a sunset-candle flower ceremony.
A sunrise boat ride on the Ganges is an Indian highlight, watch the sunrise and the pilgrims gather on the river banks of this mighty river.
Return to the colourful and chaotic streets of Delhi.
If you have extra time in Delhi, check out an optional Urban Adventure.
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Inclusions

Meals
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Transport
Auto rickshaw, Cycle rickshaw, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private vehicle, Train
Accommodation
Deluxe permanent tent (2 nights), Guesthouse (2 nights), Heritage Property (1 night), Hotel (6 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights), Resort (1 night)
Included activities
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Bandhavgarh - National Park morning safari
  • Bandhavgarh - National Park Safari
  • Chanderi - Guided village walk
  • Chanderi - Home cooked dinner & family visit
  • Chanderi - Traditional music performance
  • 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
  • Village walk & palace dinner

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.
2. Please note that information was incorrectly sent to some travellers that mentioned this trip would visit Panna National Park instead of Bandhavgarh National Park. We apologise for this miscommunication.

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