Get the best of both the North and South of India on this eye-opening two-week family holiday
Travelling through India is like turning up everything in your life – the volume with the throbbing streets of Delhi, the colour with the markets and spice bazaars, and the brightness with the sight of the white Taj Mahal. Take the family on an adventure through the north and south of India, through the unique cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, then fly to the relaxed south to float worries away on the waters of Kerala and Kovalam. Live out the ‘Jungle Book’ life in the forests and jungles of Periyar and Ranthambore. From landmarks to national parks, this adventure has it all.
Act like Mowgli on the hunt for Shere Khan in your own real life version of ‘The Jungle Book’
You’ve not truly seen the Taj Mahal until you’ve got up at the crack of dawn and watched the sun rise above it. Seeing the building glow in the early morning light is truly magical
Cruise around the Malabar backwaters onboard a traditional Keralan houseboat, complete with carpets – have fun with locals, and maybe try your hand at fishing
Get back to nature as you safari for rare animals in Periyar National Park – a prize for the one that spots the tiger or leopard!
This trip involves some longer journeys, which can be tiresome but offer a quintessential experience of the Indian landscape and people.
It’s important to prepare for hot sticky temperatures during the day and cooler climates in the evening. Layers are the best way to tackle this difference in weather. Please also ensure that you bring and use sun protection, and drink plenty of water.
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. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
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Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.
A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at time of travel.
A single supplement is available on this trip with exception of Day 11 (Houseboat).
PERIYAR NATIONAL PARK - DAY 10. The nature walk on day 10 has a minimum age requirement of 12. For those with children under 12, an traditional tribal dance activity will be arranged.
TAJ MAHAL: Using mud pack therapy the Archaeological Survey of India is planning to clean the four small canopies around the main dome of the Taj Mahal from the start of April 2018. This will be followed by the cleaning of the main dome but that could take some time as ASI is yet to calculate its load bearing capacity. The ASI’s science branch officials have stated that cleaning the four canopies will take approximately 2 months while main dome cleaning will be completed in phases. We will continue to update as information becomes available.
Our India Family Holiday trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews in the last year.
Excellent trip taken by a family of four with two young teenagers. Whilst the itinerary was ambitious and some days were very long, we felt we experienced and learned so much. Intrepid and our leader were top notch which gave us great peace of mind. Highly recommended but it helps to know what to expect so that you go with the right attitude.
Review submitted 12 Apr 2018
Intrepid are wonderful, though the india trip is not for the faint hearted, not great for young children either. Lots of travel involved and living out a suitcase, however my teenagers loved the adventure and learned alot. Done costa rica last year, amazing doesn't describe it, more suitable for young travellers.
Review submitted 12 Jan 2018