India Encompassed

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: AHHE

From: £1588.65

From the beautiful symmetry of the Taj Mahal to the unforgettable backwaters of Kerala, this comprehensive Indian journey is a photographer’s delight. Sail along the sacred Ganges River in Varanasi and explore Abhaneri’s carved stepwells in the North before flying south to search for tigers in the wild and exotic spices in relaxed hill stations. With an intriguing combination of included€tivities and free time, city streets and rural spirit, you’re sure to gain an understanding of the people and some insight into this fascinating land.

Day 1 Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.

Day 2 Delhi

Enjoy a youth-led morning walk through Delhi by G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, visit Old Delhi, explore the spice markets, and visit Jama Masjid and Connaught Place.

Day 3 Delhi/Jaipur

Arrive in Jaipur and explore this gorgeous ’pink city’.

Day 4 Jaipur

Stop and take a photo of the ’Palace of the Winds’ and wander the organized streets of the ’Pink City’. Later, enjoy a visit to the Amber Fort, famous for its mixture of Hindu and Muslim architecture.

Day 5 Jaipur/Dhula Village (1D)

Travel to Dhula Village and get a closer look at rural life in Rajasthan during a cycling excursion. Tonight opt to relax by the fire and take in the starry night sky.

Day 6 Dhula Village/Āgra (1B)

Stop by the impressive Abhaneri stepwell en route to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.

Day 7 Āgra

Visit the famous Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort.

Day 8 Āgra/Alīpura

Travel to Alipura and stay in a heritage property in the village.

Day 9 Alīpura

Enjoy a day trip to Khajuraho to visit the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, India’s largest group of medieval temples, known for their kama sutra statues.

Day 10 Alīpura/Orchha

Visit Orchha, a quiet rural town along the banks of the Betwa River and enjoy a puja ceremony. Visit a unique paper-making plant en route, set up to assist tribal women from the area.

Day 11 Orchha/Varanasi

Visit the Orchha Palace complex and enjoy free time before the overnight train to Varanasi. Opt for a local cooking class with a family.

Day 12 Varanasi

Take an orientation walk through the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. Marvel at the ghats from the River Ganges as you enjoy boat trips at sunrise and sunset.

Day 13 Varanasi

Watch the sunrise from a boat along the Ganges. Enjoy free time in this holy city.

Day 14 Varanasi/Delhi

Soak up some free time this morning and explore the city. Later, cut out the travel time with a flight back to Delhi.

Day 15 Delhi/Kochi (1B)

Fly to Kochi. In the evening, meet your South India CEO and some new group members.

Day 16 Kochi

Take a orientation walk to the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, and town. Enjoy a kathakali performance.

Day 17 Kochi/Kalpetta

Take a morning train followed by a scenic drive to reach Kalpetta, in the Wayanad district.

Day 18 Kalpetta

Walk the nature trails in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and prehistoric Eddakal Caves.

Day 19 Kalpetta/Mudumalai

Spend the night at the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary provides one of the most important refuges for elephants and bison in India.

Day 20 Mudumalai/Mysore

Visit the Chamundi Temple and Mysore Palace.

Day 21 Mysore/Māmallapuram

Enjoy a full day of train travel to Chennai before a short bus ride to Mamallapuram. Visit the Shore Temple.

Day 22 Māmallapuram

Free time to explore Mamallapuram.

Day 23 Māmallapuram/Puducherry

Continue to Pondicherry (now known as Puducherry) and learn about Sri Aurobindo Ghose at the ashram.

Day 24 Puducherry/Madurai

Travel inland to Madurai, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

Day 25 Madurai

Hope on a cycle rickshaw for a tour of the city before visiting the famous Meenakshi Temple.

Day 26 Madurai/Periyār Sanctuary (1D)

Drive to Thekkady. Take a guided tour of spice plantations in the Cardamom Hills.

Day 27 Periyār Sanctuary/Kerala Backwaters (1L, 1D)

Take a private bus to Alleppey followed by a riverboat to a homestay. Experience local life and a guided walk along the lagoon.

Day 28 Kerala Backwaters/Kochi (1B)

Travel back to Kochi where the trip ends upon arrival.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
23/09/2018 20/10/2018 0 £1799.00
28/09/2018 25/10/2018 0 £1799.00
30/09/2018 27/10/2018 2 £1799.00
05/10/2018 01/11/2018 0 £1869.00
07/10/2018 03/11/2018 3 £1869.00
12/10/2018 08/11/2018 0 £1869.00
14/10/2018 10/11/2018 6 £1869.00
19/10/2018 15/11/2018 4 £1869.00
21/10/2018 17/11/2018 0 £1869.00
26/10/2018 22/11/2018 10 £1869.00
28/10/2018 24/11/2018 3 £1588.65
02/11/2018 29/11/2018 3 £1999.00
04/11/2018 01/12/2018 6 £1999.00
11/11/2018 08/12/2018 3 £1999.00
16/11/2018 13/12/2018 0 £1999.00
18/11/2018 15/12/2018 4 £1999.00
23/11/2018 20/12/2018 8 £1699.15
25/11/2018 22/12/2018 0 £1999.00
30/11/2018 27/12/2018 11 £1999.00
02/12/2018 29/12/2018 0 £1999.00
07/12/2018 03/01/2019 0 £1999.00
09/12/2018 05/01/2019 8 £1999.00
14/12/2018 10/01/2019 7 £1999.00
16/12/2018 12/01/2019 0 £1999.00
04/01/2019 31/01/2019 7 £1999.00
06/01/2019 02/02/2019 2 £1999.00
11/01/2019 07/02/2019 8 £1999.00
13/01/2019 09/02/2019 12 £1999.00
18/01/2019 14/02/2019 9 £1999.00
20/01/2019 16/02/2019 12 £1999.00
25/01/2019 21/02/2019 11 £1999.00
27/01/2019 23/02/2019 0 £1999.00
01/02/2019 28/02/2019 8 £1999.00
03/02/2019 02/03/2019 13 £1999.00
08/02/2019 07/03/2019 12 £1999.00
10/02/2019 09/03/2019 10 £1999.00
17/02/2019 16/03/2019 12 £1999.00
22/02/2019 21/03/2019 11 £1999.00
24/02/2019 23/03/2019 12 £1999.00
03/03/2019 30/03/2019 11 £1869.00
08/03/2019 04/04/2019 5 £1869.00
10/03/2019 06/04/2019 11 £1869.00
17/03/2019 13/04/2019 11 £1869.00
22/03/2019 18/04/2019 15 £1869.00
24/03/2019 20/04/2019 5 £1869.00
31/03/2019 27/04/2019 15 £1869.00
05/04/2019 02/05/2019 13 £1799.00
07/04/2019 04/05/2019 15 £1799.00
14/04/2019 11/05/2019 13 £1799.00
21/04/2019 18/05/2019 15 £1799.00
28/04/2019 25/05/2019 15 £1799.00
05/05/2019 01/06/2019 14 £1799.00
12/05/2019 08/06/2019 14 £1799.00
19/05/2019 15/06/2019 15 £1799.00
26/05/2019 22/06/2019 15 £1799.00
02/06/2019 29/06/2019 15 £1799.00
09/06/2019 06/07/2019 15 £1799.00
16/06/2019 13/07/2019 15 £1799.00
23/06/2019 20/07/2019 14 £1799.00
30/06/2019 27/07/2019 13 £1799.00
07/07/2019 03/08/2019 15 £1799.00
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21/07/2019 17/08/2019 15 £1799.00
28/07/2019 24/08/2019 15 £1799.00
04/08/2019 31/08/2019 15 £1799.00
11/08/2019 07/09/2019 15 £1799.00
18/08/2019 14/09/2019 15 £1799.00
25/08/2019 21/09/2019 15 £1799.00
01/09/2019 28/09/2019 15 £1799.00
08/09/2019 05/10/2019 12 £1799.00
15/09/2019 12/10/2019 15 £1799.00
20/09/2019 17/10/2019 15 £1799.00
22/09/2019 19/10/2019 15 £1799.00
27/09/2019 24/10/2019 15 £1799.00
29/09/2019 26/10/2019 15 £1799.00
04/10/2019 31/10/2019 15 £1869.00
06/10/2019 02/11/2019 15 £1869.00
11/10/2019 07/11/2019 15 £1869.00
13/10/2019 09/11/2019 15 £1869.00
18/10/2019 14/11/2019 15 £1869.00
20/10/2019 16/11/2019 15 £1869.00
25/10/2019 21/11/2019 15 £1869.00
27/10/2019 23/11/2019 0 £1869.00
01/11/2019 28/11/2019 15 £1999.00
03/11/2019 30/11/2019 15 £1999.00
08/11/2019 05/12/2019 15 £1999.00
10/11/2019 07/12/2019 15 £1999.00
15/11/2019 12/12/2019 15 £1999.00
17/11/2019 14/12/2019 15 £1999.00
24/11/2019 21/12/2019 15 £1999.00
29/11/2019 26/12/2019 15 £1999.00
01/12/2019 28/12/2019 14 £1999.00
06/12/2019 02/01/2020 15 £1999.00
08/12/2019 04/01/2020 15 £1999.00
15/12/2019 11/01/2020 15 £1999.00
22/12/2019 18/01/2020 15 £1999.00
29/12/2019 25/01/2020 15 £1999.00
05/01/2020 01/02/2020 15 £1999.00
10/01/2020 06/02/2020 15 £1999.00
12/01/2020 08/02/2020 15 £1999.00
17/01/2020 13/02/2020 15 £1999.00
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24/01/2020 20/02/2020 15 £1999.00
26/01/2020 22/02/2020 15 £1999.00
31/01/2020 27/02/2020 15 £1999.00
02/02/2020 29/02/2020 15 £1999.00
07/02/2020 05/03/2020 15 £1999.00
09/02/2020 07/03/2020 15 £1999.00
14/02/2020 12/03/2020 15 £1999.00
16/02/2020 14/03/2020 15 £1999.00
21/02/2020 19/03/2020 15 £1999.00
23/02/2020 21/03/2020 15 £1999.00
28/02/2020 26/03/2020 15 £1999.00
01/03/2020 28/03/2020 15 £1869.00
06/03/2020 02/04/2020 15 £1869.00
08/03/2020 04/04/2020 15 £1869.00
13/03/2020 09/04/2020 15 £1869.00
15/03/2020 11/04/2020 15 £1869.00
20/03/2020 16/04/2020 15 £1869.00
27/03/2020 23/04/2020 15 £1869.00
05/04/2020 02/05/2020 15 £1799.00
17/04/2020 14/05/2020 15 £1799.00
26/04/2020 23/05/2020 15 £1799.00
10/05/2020 06/06/2020 15 £1799.00
24/05/2020 20/06/2020 15 £1799.00
07/06/2020 04/07/2020 15 £1799.00
21/06/2020 18/07/2020 15 £1799.00
05/07/2020 01/08/2020 15 £1799.00
17/07/2020 13/08/2020 15 £1799.00
19/07/2020 15/08/2020 15 £1799.00
02/08/2020 29/08/2020 15 £1799.00
16/08/2020 12/09/2020 15 £1799.00
30/08/2020 26/09/2020 15 £1799.00
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13/09/2020 10/10/2020 15 £1799.00
20/09/2020 17/10/2020 15 £1799.00
27/09/2020 24/10/2020 15 £1799.00
04/10/2020 31/10/2020 15 £1869.00
09/10/2020 05/11/2020 15 £1869.00
11/10/2020 07/11/2020 15 £1869.00
16/10/2020 12/11/2020 15 £1869.00
18/10/2020 14/11/2020 15 £1869.00
23/10/2020 19/11/2020 15 £1869.00
25/10/2020 21/11/2020 15 £1869.00
06/11/2020 03/12/2020 15 £1999.00
08/11/2020 05/12/2020 15 £1999.00
13/11/2020 10/12/2020 15 £1999.00
15/11/2020 12/12/2020 15 £1999.00
20/11/2020 17/12/2020 15 £1999.00
22/11/2020 19/12/2020 15 £1999.00
27/11/2020 24/12/2020 15 £1999.00
04/12/2020 31/12/2020 15 £1999.00
06/12/2020 02/01/2021 15 £1999.00
11/12/2020 07/01/2021 15 £1999.00
13/12/2020 09/01/2021 15 £1999.00
18/12/2020 14/01/2021 15 £1999.00
20/12/2020 16/01/2021 15 £1999.00
27/12/2020 23/01/2021 15 £1999.00

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