COMPLETE INDIA
COMPLETE INDIA
India
22 Days

It would be hard to put together a better three week tour of India. This has it all, giving you a taste of all that India has to offer.

Tour Highlights
  • DELHI, AGRA AND JAIPUR
  • KHAJURAHO AND VARANASI
  • HISTORIC COCHIN
  • PRIVATE FARMSTAY IN THE BACKWATERS
  • COLONIAL PONDICHERRY
  • MADURAI AND MADRAS
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    INDIA

  • When
    :

    LATE OCTOBER – MID MARCH

  • What
    :

    CULTURE AND HISTORY

Itinerary

Arrive Delhi and transfer to your hotel.

Enjoy a full day tour of Old and New Delhi. (B)

Drive to Jaipur. In the evening visit the extensive night markets and workshops. (B)

Visit the flower and vegetable markets and continue to Amber Fort. In the afternoon see the Hawa Mahal, visit the City Palace Museum and the Jantar Mantar observatory.
(B)

Drive east to Akbar’s deserted capital, at Fatehpur Sikri, and continue to Agra for the night. (B)

The Taj Mahal is at its best in the morning light. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of this celebrated monument and later visit the beautiful Agra Fort. (B)

Take the morning express train to Jhansi and then drive to Orchha, a medieval riverside town noted for its palaces and temples.

Continue to Khajuraho for the night. (B)

Visit the famous temples, built by the Chandela kings between 950 and 1050AD.
Later, fly to Varanasi and enjoy an evening rickshaw ride to the ghats, witnessing the Aarti ceremony at Dasaswamedh Ghat. (B)

Enjoy an early morning boatride on the Ganges followed by a guided walk through the old quarter.

Later visit Bharat Mata (Mother Temple) before a visit to nearby Sarnath, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. (B)

Fly to Mumbai (Bombay), where the afternoon is at leisure. (B)

This morning visit the rock-cut temples at Elephanta.

Later tour the city, including the Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Prince of Wales Museum and Gandhi Museum. (B)

Fly to Cochin where the rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Guided walk of the old centre seeing the major highlights and the famous Chinese fishing nets. (B)

Drive south to Alleppey and cruise the backwaters to Philipkutty’s Farm where you stay as guests of the family.

Afternoon tour of the estate. (BLD)

Drive to Periyar. Afternoon visit to a Spice Plantation. (B)

Morning nature walk in Periyar National Park.

Afternoon drive to Madurai. Evening at leisure to explore. (B)

Enjoy a guided tour of this amazing city, including the celebrated Meenakshi Temple, with its massive and highly decorated gopuram. (B)

Drive to Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) for a visit and continue to Tanjore.

Afternoon visit to Brihadeshwara Temple, the crowning glory of Chola Temple architecture. (B)

Drive to Pondicherry, a gorgeous colonial French town. Evening at leisure to explore the old town centre. (B)

Visit the international community at Auroville, a unique experiment in human unity founded in 1968.

Return to Pondicherry for the night. (B)

A short drive to Chennai (Madras), visiting the wonderful temple town of Mahabalipuram enroute. (B)

Enjoy a morning tour of Chennai including the 17th century Fort St. George and St. Mary’s Church. Later you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices
    PRICES FROM2 PAX3-4 PAX
    OCT – APR$6,682$5,843
    MAY – SEP$5,433$4,605
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