India Encompassed

10/23/2018 through 12/24/2020
10/24/2018 through 12/27/2020
G Adventures

India Encompassed
From the white marble of the Taj Mahal to the unforgettable backwaters of Kerala, your camera’s shutter will be snapping nonstop throughout this comprehensive Indian journey. Sail along the sacred Ganges River in Varanasi and explore Abhaneri’s carved stepwells in the North before flying south to search for tigers in the wild and exotic spices in relaxed hill stations. With an intriguing combination of included activities and free time, city streets, and rural spirit, you’re sure to gain an understanding of the people and some insight into this fascinating land.

Highlights
Discover ancient forts and temples, revel in the beauty of Agra’s Taj Mahal, sail the Ganges in venerable Varanasi, stay with the locals in the Kerala backwaters, smell spices at a plantation in the Cardamom Hills

Accommodation
Hotels/guesthouses (24 nts), comfortable tented camp (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (1 nt, multi-share).

Group Leader
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Group Size Notes
Max 15, avg 10

Meals Included
3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

What’s Included
G Adventures for Good: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
G Adventures for Good: City Walk, Delhi
Local Living: Kerala Backwaters Homestay, Alleppey. Old Delhi walk. Amber Fort tour. Rajasthani rural village stay. Dhula Village cycling excursion. Taj Mahal and I’timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) entrance. Agra Fort tour. Orchha Palace complex visit. Western Temple complex visit. Ganges River boat trips at sunrise and sunset, including candle flower ceremony. 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. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi
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Day 2 Delhi
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Day 3 Delhi/Jaipur
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Day 4 Jaipur
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Day 5 Jaipur/Dhula Village
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Day 6 Dhula Village/Agra
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Day 7 Agra
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Day 8 Agra/Alipura
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Day 9 Alipura
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Day 10 Alipura/Orchha
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Day 11 Orchha/Varanasi
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Day 12 Varanasi
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Day 13 Varanasi
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Day 14 Varanasi/Delhi
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Day 15 Delhi/Kochi
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Day 16 Kochi
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Day 17 Kochi/Kalpetta
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Day 18 Kalpetta
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Day 19 Kalpetta/Mysore
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Day 20 Mysore
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Day 21 Mysore/Mamallapuram
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Day 22 Mamallapuram
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Day 23 Mamallapuram/Puducherry
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Day 24 Puducherry/Madurai
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Day 25 Madurai
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Day 26 Madurai/Periyar Sanctuary
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Day 27 Periyar Sanctuary/Kerala Backwaters
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Day 28 Kerala Backwaters/Kochi
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