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Incredible India Adventure Tour

Asia

  • India

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.


Highlights

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


What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Kerala Backwaters Homestay, Alleppey. Walking tour with a guide from the G Adventures
supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. Old Delhi walk with stops at the Jama Masjid, Gurduwara, Chandni Chowk, spice markets and Connaught Place. Taj Mahal and I'timad
ud
Daulah (Baby Taj) visit. Agra Fort guided tour. Fatehpur Sikri monuments. Abhaneri village walk and stepwell visit. Amber Fort and Jaipur City Palace tour. Fort Kochi orientation walk. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary walk and safari. Chaumundi Temple and Mysore Palace visit. Mamallapuram Shore Temple visit. Pondicherry orientation walk. Madurai cycle
rickshaw ride and Sri Meenakshi Temple visit. Cardamom hills spice plantation tour. Kerala backwaters homestay with guide. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (19 nts), homestay (1 nt).


Meals Included

2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners


Transport

Train, plane, private bus, taxi, auto
rickshaw, cycle
rickshaw.


About our Transportation

The best way to see India is at ground level on the Indian Railway System. In fact no visit to India would be complete without the experience of travelling on a train and negotiating the busy railway station. Indian trains are not merely a conveyance they are an odyssey so sit back relax and enjoy the show. G Adventures uses a combination of AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier and sleeper class (for overnight journeys) and AC Chair car or second class seats for day journeys. There are no restaurant or buffet cars on Indian Railways, but on long distance trains an attendant will appear in your coach and ask you if you would like to order food. Regular stops are made at stations where food is also available and on some trains many vendors board the train selling chai, cold drinks and crisps and biscuits. Whilst not at western standards, but you will find AC2, AC3 and AC Chair class pretty comfortable by Indian standards, with both western
style and squat toilets. Sleeper Class and 2nd class toilets may be a different matter! Bring your own toilet paper and hand wash soap or liquid. Traveling by road in India or Nepal is exciting and not quite what many of us are used to. Rules are it would appear arbitrary, speeding, do not stay in their lanes, overtake in seemingly dangerous situations, spare use of lights. Travel time can be long in comparison to Western countries, short distances taking a lot longer than at home.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as you are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15
20 minutes with your bag which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in home stays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you. Standard luggage allowance for internal flights is 15kg (33lb) for checked luggage, and is 7kg (15lb) for carry
on luggage. Any charges for additional luggage or weight is the responsibility of the passenger.

Day 1 Delhi

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Day 2 Delhi/Ä?gra

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Day 3 Ä?gra

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Day 4 Ä?gra/Bharatpur

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Day 5 Bharatpur/Jaipur

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Day 6 Jaipur

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Day 7 Jaipur/Delhi

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Day 8 Delhi/Kochi

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Day 9 Kochi

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Day 10 Kochi/Kalpetta

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Day 11 Kalpetta

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Day 12 Kalpetta/Mudumalai

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Day 13 Mysore

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Day 14 Mysore/Māmallapuram

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Day 15 Māmallapuram

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Day 16 Māmallapuram/Puducherry

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Day 17 Puducherry/Madurai

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Day 18 Madurai

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Day 19 Madurai/Periyār Sanctuary

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Day 20 Periyār Sanctuary/Kerala Backwaters

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Day 21 Kerala Backwaters/Kochi

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Details

Duration: 21 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max: 15

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My Own Room Exceptions

Night 14, Sleeper train; Night 20, Homestay

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