Take seven seconds and float away in this spectacular Indian festival.
Explore India's vibrant cities, discover ancient forts and temples, revel in the beauty of Agra's Taj Mahal, stay with the locals in the Kerala backwaters
If you’re looking for a taste of India’s world-class highlights but still want to explore some of its hidden gems, this action-packed adventure serves up a great combination. Stand in awe of the Taj Mahal's perfection, wander the French Quarter of Pondicherry, search for tigers in the wild—experience the iconic highlights of the North before flying south for even more culture and wilderness. Appreciate the colours of Rajasthan and the Tamil style of the Sri Meenakshi Temple. Our CEO will lead the way and eliminate the hassle so you can experience incredible India.
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Enjoy an included walk through the backstreets of Delhi with a young adult taking part in the Planeterra-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. As a former street kid, your guide will offer a unique insight into the real Delhi. Later, travel to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.
Visit the famous Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort.
Stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the now-deserted former capital of the Mughals. In the afternoon, arrive to Bharatpur with the option to relax or take a rickshaw ride in Keoladeo National Park.
En route to Jaipur, visit the impressive stepwells of Abhaneri. Later, visit the Palace of the Winds and wander the organized streets of the 'Pink City'.
Enjoy a visit to the Amber Fort, famous for its mixture of Hindu and Muslim architecture. After, visit the City Palace and have a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Opt to check out the Jantar Mantar astronomical site or see a Bollywood film at the famous Art Deco theatre of Raj Mandir.
Return to Delhi in the afternoon. Enjoy free time to explore more of the city.
Fly to Kochi. In the evening, meet your South India CEO and some new group members.
Take a orientation walk to the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, and town. Enjoy a kathakali performance.
Take a morning train followed by a scenic drive to reach Kalpetta, in the Wayanad district.
Walk the nature trails in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and prehistoric Eddakal Caves.
Spend the night at the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary provides one of the most important refuges for elephants and bison in India.
Visit the Chamundi Temple and Mysore Palace.
Enjoy a full day of train travel to Chennai before a short bus ride to Mamallapuram. Visit the Shore Temple.
Free time to explore Mamallapuram.
Continue to Pondicherry (now known as Puducherry) and learn about Sri Aurobindo Ghose at the ashram.
Travel to inland by private van to Madurai, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Hope on a cycle rickshaw for a tour of the city before visiting the famous Meenakshi Temple.
Drive to Thekkady. Take a guided tour of spice plantations in the Cardamom Hills.
Take a private bus to Alleppey followed by a riverboat to a homestay. Experience local life and a guided walk along the lagoon.
Travel back to Kochi where the trip ends upon arrival.
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