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North to South India: Colours & Curry

North to South India: Colours & Curry
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21 Days

Highlights

Admire the Taj Mahal and Amber Fort, capture colourful Rajasthan in your viewfinder, relax on quiet beaches in Goa, connect with the locals at a homestay, savour delicious Indian cuisine

What's included

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From the hectic pace of northern Delhi to the beaches of Goa and the fishing nets of relaxed Kochi, this epic journey packages the subcontinent’s highlights into three well-paced weeks. Watch the sunrise at Savitri temple in Pushkar and explore the canals of Alleppey on your way to a homestay with a local family. With your accommodation and transport arranged by our Chief Experience Officers (CEOs), you can concentrate on choosing your own adventure. Pack your trip with everything you want — and nothing you don't. What are you waiting for? Lush hills, bustling cities, and mouth-watering curries await!
North to South India: Colours & Curry
Starts
Delhi
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21 Days
Ends
Kochi

Itinerary

  • Arrive any time.
  • Take a morning train to Agra, then a guided tour of the impressive Taj Mahal. Opt to visit Agra Fort and Baby Taj.
  • Take an orientation walk around town, then enjoy free time to explore other sites around town. Opt to see a Bollywood film.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Amber Fort before having a free afternoon in Jaipur to explore the city.
  • Dive into rural life by visiting potters, cobblers, and markets. Opt to take a jeep safari or camel cart ride to the dunes for sunset. Head out for a hike in the hills or get a henna tattoo from local women.
    Meals: DINNER
  • Enjoy a local lunch prepared by traditional methods at a village hamlet. Go on an orientation walk upon arrival to Pushkar.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • In the morning, climb Savitri Temple, perched atop a hill, and catch the sunrise. Enjoy some free time for shopping or yoga. Opt to partake in a traditional dinner in the desert cooked by cameleers, with local entertainment.
  • Take an orientation walk and an optional boat ride.
  • Free time to explore the "Venice of the East" with its lakes, palaces, and narrow lanes.
  • Free time to explore the "Venice of the East" with its lakes, palaces, and narrow lanes.
  • Take a local bus to Ahmedabad and explore the famous Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati. Overnight train from Ahmedabad to Mumbai.
  • Arrive to Mumbai and take an orientation walk of Colaba and Fort Area. Enjoy free time to explore the bustling metropolis of Mumbai.
  • In the morning, hop on a short flight to Goa. Head to the beaches of North Goa, sample tasty treats at the night markets, and take in the nightlife of this coastal state.
  • Enjoy a free day to wind down in North Goa. Visit nearby beaches, scour the markets, and be sure to try to some delicious Goan cuisine and fresh seafood.
  • Fly to southern India and explore this major port city.
  • Explore the Jewish Quarter before continuing to Alleppey. Experience local life at a homestay, and enjoy a guided walk along the lagoon.
    Meals: LUNCH, DINNER
  • Explore the backwaters and its unique ecosystem on a ferry cruise. Transfer to Kollam.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Enjoy lots of free time to explore the town, get treated by local healers, or visit the Varkala Temple.
  • Spend time wandering the peaceful gardens of an ashram devoted to Kerala's most eminent spiritual and social reformer and the mystical Janardhana Swamy Temple, or just head to the beach to relax and watch the Arabian Sea.
  • Return to Kochi. Take an orientation walk to Fort Kochi, St Francis Church, and the Chinese fishing nets. Opt to take in a local Kathakali dance performance.
  • Depart at any time.