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Group Size: Avg 14, max 18.
Trip code: INAD
Duration: 26 days
Discover the magic of India on this 26 day adventure tour. Starting in the bustling capital of Delhi in the north, you’ll get to the see iconic Taj Mahal, incredible modern cities, camp under the stars in the desert and relax on Goa’s best beaches! You’ll also get to try incredible Indian cuisine throughout the tour, whilst travelling with a group and fantastic guide. Get packing today for a magical Indian adventure that will stay with you forever!
Day 1: Delhi - Meet your travel guide this evening for a pre-departure briefing after touching down in incredible India. See the hustle and bustle of Delhi from your hostel rooftop, then take an overnight train to Varanasi.
Day 2-3: Varanasi - Visit the Sarnath Buddhist and Hindu archaeological site or lose yourself in the charming old town. Go cruising along Varanasi’s iconic Ghats and see the sunset behind a Ganga Aarti ceremony.
Day 4-5: Agra - Spend some free days seeing the ruins of the famous Black Taj foundations and the spectacular Agra Fort. Head to an Indian village and watch a traditional show, whilst enjoying the culture. Be stunned as you watch the sun rise over the iconic Taj Mahal.
Day 6-7: Jaipur - Visit the historical sites of Nahargarh Fort and the Amber Fort in wonderful Jaipur. Immerse yourself in the magical Pink City and enjoy a private guided tour. Opt to visit the local Monkey Temple or participate in an Indian art class.
Day 8-9: Jaisalmer - Venture out through the desert on the back of a camel across sparkling sand dunes as you make your way to a local village. Eat dinner by the campfire and sleep under the shining stars. Head back to the city after watching the sunrise across the desert.
Day 10: Johdpur – Opt to experience the rush of adrenaline on this free day in the Blue City as you zip-wire over the incredible Mehrangarh Fort. Or why not brush up on your Krishna cooking skills? Then head out for a Blue City tour where you will stop by the Toorji Step Well.
Day 11-12: Udaipur - See the sights of the romantic Old City and the City Palace of fairy-tale like Udaipur. Then enjoy a sunset boat cruise over the beautiful Lake Pichola before helping the animals at Animal Aid or joining in on a brilliant musical instrument class.
Day 13-15: Mumbai - Dine on fantastic Mumbai street food and experience the wonderful panoramic views from the hostel rooftop. Wander through the amazing heritage of the city, from the Gate of Mumbai to the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Opt to see the Dharavi Slum to witness a completely different way of life.
Day 16-18: Goa - Escape the hustle and bustle of city life as you head to paradise. Relax by the glittering sea and relax in beautiful Goa. Laze on incredible beaches, find hidden gems or go kayaking on the calming backwaters!
Day 19-20: Hampi - Sit back and watch in amazement at the sunset over Hampi’s gorgeous rock scattered landscape. Witness the religious heart of India and visit some of the world's most famous temples. Chat to the local community and learn about rice plantations.
Day 21: Bangalore - Head out on a fascinating tour of Bangalore where you can learn about the iconic home of beautiful Indian silk. Learn all about tribal art in the Folklore Museum, then enjoy watching the local toymakers do their thing at a toy-making factory.
Day 22-23: Munnar - Go on a mountain trek and feel at peace with nature as you camp in a gigantic Indian tea-growing region. Watch in wonder at the sunrise over Butterfly Forest and see the enchanting sunset over Anaerangal Lake. Round off the day with dinner and music around a warm campfire with your fellow travellers.
Day 24-26: Kochi - Embark through an old Indian port city, surrounded by Jewish, Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese and Indian influences. journey over the stunning backwaters on a boat, touring a traditional village on the way. Take one last glimpse at incredible India before departing at any time on day 26.
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