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North India Explorer + South India Explorer QIS

Visiting: India
Tour Duration 32 Days
  • Udaipur / Vic Johnson
  • Colourful Varanasi
  • Reflections at the Taj Mahal
  • Mysore Palace
  • Friendly locals
  • Tour Style: Simply
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Moderate
  • Tour Comfort: Simple
 

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North And South India Adventure Tour

This epic adventure across the length and breadth of India offers the fantastic opportunity to discover the country's many highlights and meet the friendly locals as we travel by bus, train and boat. We roam through the bustling city of Delhi, explore the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and watch the sun rise over the magnificent Taj Mahal. Travelling south to the Coromandel Coast we find ancient beachside temples, majestic palaces and former colonial towns. Trip highlights include the boat trips along the Ganges in the north and Kerala's backwaters in the south. Staying with local families we experience their generous hospitality and learn about traditional life. We finish the journey on Goa's Arabian shores with time to relax on its beautiful beaches.

Tour Highlights

  • Delhi - Explore India's capital by metro and rickshaw
  • Jaipur, Agra & Udaipur - Discover India's glorious moghul heritage
  • Varanasi - Witness the evening aarti ceremony in the holy Hindu city
  • Ganges - Float along the sacred river by traditional sail boat
  • Madurai - Join the worshippers at the vibrant Meenakshi Temple
  • Kerala Backwaters - Cruise through the beautiful backwaters
  • Kochi - Watch fishermen bring in the days catch as the sun sets
  • Ooty - Ride the 'Toy Train' to this hillstation
  • Hampi - Explore the ruins of the ancient Vijayanagar capital
  • Goa - Relax by the azure waters of India's Arabian coast

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join Tour Delhi

  • 2
    Optional Old Delhi tour. Overnight train to Udaipur

  • 3
    Arrive Udaipur

  • 4
    Free day in Udaipur

  • 5
    AM train to Ajmer. Transfer to Pushkar by jeep

  • 6
    In Pushkar

  • 7
    AM local bus to Jaipur. PM orientation tour

  • 8
    AM optional visit to Amber Fort

  • 9
    AM train to Agra. PM free

  • 10
    In Agra. Overnight train to Allahabad

  • 11
    Arrive Allahabad. Drive to Batoli Ghat and board boats

  • 12
    Sail to Varanasi

  • 13
    In Varanasi

  • 14
    In Varanasi. Overnight train to Kolkata

  • 15
    Arrive Kolkata.

  • 16
    Fly to Chennai

  • 17
    AM walking tour. PM free

  • 18
    Free day in Mamallapuram. Overnight train to Madurai

  • 19
    Arrive Madurai. Evening visit to Meenakshi temple

  • 20
    Drive to Quilon (Kollam)

  • 21
    Boat cruise to Allepey. PM optional canoe trip

  • 22
    Drive to Kochi. PM orientation tour

  • 23
    In Kochi

  • 24
    Train to Coimbatore. Drive to Metupalayam

  • 25
    AM Toy Train to Ooty. PM free

  • 26
    Drive to Mysore

  • 27
    Free in Mysore for optionals. Overnight train to Hospet

  • 28
    Arrive Hospet then taxi to Hampi

  • 29
    In Hampi

  • 30
    AM train to Margaon (Goa). Drive to beach

  • 31
    In Goa

  • 32
    Tour ends Goa

Tour notes

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We have the following different versions of the North India Explorer + South India Explorer tour available at present.

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Customer rating

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Included meals 26 1 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
4WD, Rickshaw, Bus, Train, Boat, Public Bus, Taxi
Accommodation
5 nights Standard Hotel
5 nights Basic Overnight Train
19 nights Simple Hotel
1 night Basic Camping
1 night Simple Homestay
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 8 - 14