Discover ancient forts and temples, revel in the beauty of Agra's Taj Mahal, sail the Ganges in venerable Varanasi, stay with the locals in the Kerala backwaters, smell spices at a plantation in the Cardamom HIlls
From the beautiful symmetry of the Taj Mahal to the unforgettable backwaters of Kerala, this comprehensive Indian journey is a photographer's delight. Walk 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 activities 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.
Arrive at any time.
Take a morning walk through the city with a young adult from the Planeterra-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. Visit Old Delhi, explore the spice markets and visit Jama Masjid and Connaught Place.
Visit the Palace of the Winds and Amber Fort. Opt to watch a Bollywood movie in the classic art deco Raj Mandir cinema.
Visit this Rajasthani rural village in the beautiful countryside with a close tie to the land. Enjoy an include camel cart ride to the dam and Sand dunes in Tordi.
Stop by the Abhaneri stepwells on the way to Agra. Visit to the famous Taj Mahal, Baby Taj and Red Fort.
Visit the Orchha Palace complex.
Visit the Western Temple complex.
Take an orientation walk along ghats and old city with River Ganges boat trips at sunrise and sunset.
Take a free morning to wander the city and do some last-minute shopping before flying to Delhi.
Fly to Kochi. An orientation walk includes the Dutch Palace and Jewish synagogue and town. See a kathakali performance.
Take a morning train, then a scenic drive, to Wayanad. Walk the nature trails in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and Eddakal prehistoric caves.
Spend the night and enjoy a safari at the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary.
Enjoy an included visit to Chaumundi Temple and Mysore Palace.
Take an afternoon train to Chennai and a short bus ride to Mamallapuram to visit the Shore Temple.
Continue to Pondicherry, a former French territory; learn about Sri Aurobindo Ghose at the ashram.
Drive to Madurai and enjoy a cycle-rickshaw tour of the city and Sri Meenakshi Temple.
Drive to Thekkady and take a guided tour of a spice plantation in the Cardamom Hills.
Take a private bus to Alleppey, then a riverboat to the homestay. Experience local life and enjoy a guided walk along the lagoon.
Travel to Kochi where the tour ends upon arrival. Onward travel can be booked for 4pm or later.
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