India Unplugged

India Unplugged information and booking

from
$1955
  • Duration
    37
    days
  • Physical rating
    6
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
New Delhi
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities), Guesthouse, Homestay, Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Transportation
Auto rickshaw, Boat, Bus, Cycle rickshaw, Local bus, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private vehicle, Train
Important Notes
1. The internal flight from Kolkata to Trivandrum is NOT included. Please see important notes for details. 2. The 25th Oct 2014 departure will be in Pushkar during the camel fair

Highlights

Mingle with pilgrims in Varanasi, Be left breathless by the Taj Mahal in Agra, Travel south and cruise down the Kerala Backwaters, Bliss out in Goa, India's beachside playground, Visit the Maharaja's Palace in Mysore, Ride a camel through the Thar desert, Explore delightful Old Delhi, Visit Jodphur, India's 'Blue City', and discover colourful bazaars, Catch a Bollywood film in Jaipur, Sip sweet chai overlooking the glistening Udaipur Lake

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Travel to the far-flung corners of India on this trailblazing adventure tour. In the north, ride camels through Jaisalmer's desert, lose yourself in the electric bazaars of Jodhpur, witness pilgrims performing ancient ceremonies on the ghats of Varanasi and marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. Bask in the tropical southern climate, cruise along the Kerala Backwaters and come face-to-face with local customs in small rural towns. This fantastic trip finishes off on the gorgeous beaches of Goa – India's idyllic beachside holiday destination. Enjoy the freedom to be immersed in the diverse cultures of colourful, chaotic and enchanting India.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Delhi
It's big, it's bold, it's busy - and there is nowhere in the world quite like it. Delhi's sights and sounds are sure to engage and intrigue.
Days 3-5 Jaisalmer/Thar Desert
Like a city risen from the desert sands, Jaisalmer's sand-coloured buildings, busting bazaars and fascinating living fort all help give the city a wonderful old-world feel.
Days 6-7 Jodhpur
India's enigmatic 'Blue City', Jodhpur, has a captivating Old Town with palaces, heritage buildings, colourful streets and the Mehrangarh Fort shining like a jewel high above the city.
Days 8-10 Udaipur
With dusty hills in the background and tranquil lakes its centrepiece, Udaipur is a truly beautiful city with fabulous heritage buildings, restaurants and narrow laneways.
Days 11-12 Pushkar
Pushkar is one of the India's holiest places. It's also a market centre for many of the local village people and a great place to sit back and relax.
Days 13-14 Jaipur
Jaipur was designed by royalty and has delighted visitors for centuries with its pink-hued buildings, wonderful bazaars and rainbow of bright colours dancing along hectic streets.
Day 15 Bharatpur
The legacy of once being a strong military stronghold is a good fort, and Bharatpur's is pretty impressive. It's also home to the wonderful Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary.
Days 16-17 Agra
Famed for the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, Agra is a city with a fascinating history and is rich in Mughal heritage, lush gardens and exquisite buildings and temples.
Days 18-20 Varanasi
The holy city of Varanasi, sitting on the River Ganges for thousands of years, attracts scores of pilgrims and travellers wanting to discover something divine.
Day 21 Kolkata
With its colonial architecture, mouth-watering cuisine and celebrated intellectual and arts scene, Kolkata confronts in so many ways but surprises in just as many.
Day 22 Trivandrum
Hang out with the locals on Kovalam Beach or check out the museums, palaces and bazaars.
Days 23-24 Varkala
Blessed by dramatic cliffs falling into the Arabian sea, Varkala is an unassuming town with a relaxed feel and some great temples, beaches and eateries.
Day 25 Kerala Backwaters Homestay
Swaying palm trees, lush rice paddies, winding waterways, Ayurvedic massage and welcoming locals all await on this amazing Kerala Backwaters homestay.
Days 26-27 Kochi
As a centre for the spice trade for centuries, cosmopolitan Kochi has an intriguing mix of cultural influences from both the Indian continent and overseas.
Days 28-29 Periyar National Park
Go in search of tigers at the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Discover woodlands, a picturesque lake and oodles of animals.
Days 30-31 Madurai
With incredible temple complexes and a recorded history going back to the 3rd century BC, Madurai has some wonderful buildings and heritage sites to discover.
Days 32-33 Mysore
The peaceful city of Mysore has a score of lovely parks, grand buildings, well-regarded yoga centres and an incredible palace, the product of its Wodeyar Dynasty heritage.
Days 34-35 Hampi
Hampi is a relaxed village awash with captivating ruins and temples of the 15th-century city Vijayanagar, now a World Heritage site.
Days 36-37 Goa
Tinged with a Portuguese flavour, the state of Goa is blessed with lovely beaches, rich traditions, mouth-watering cuisine, World Heritage buildings and a wealth of attractions.