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India Encompassed

Starts: Delhi, India
Finishes: Kochi, India

Visit: Delhi, Jaipur, Dhula Village, Āgra, Alīpura, Orchha, Varanasi, Delhi, Kochi, Kalpetta, Mysore, Māmallapuram, Puducherry, Madurai, Periyār Sanctuary, Kochi

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Budget

Overview

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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

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 126379
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: Train, local bus, private vehicle, auto-rickshaw, camel cart, boat, plane.
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Budget

Starts: Delhi, India
Finishes: Kochi, India
Duration: 28 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi Your Local Living Moment: 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (23 nts), comfortable tented camp (2 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (1 nt, multi-share).
    • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Train, local bus, private vehicle, auto-rickshaw, camel cart, boat, plane.
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,099 ($75/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

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India Delhi, Jaipur, Dhula Village, Āgra, Alīpura, Orchha, Varanasi, Kochi, Kalpetta, Mysore, Māmallapuram, Puducherry, Madurai, Periyār Sanctuary, Kerala Backwaters

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Harpreet D  

An intense trip with a lot of travelling but very well worth it. If you are restricted for time its the best way to see India without breaking the bank.

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Patricia S 

The combination of the northern loop and the southern loop gave me all I could have hoped for in a month -- and the order of the two was great. The frenetic pace of the north followed by the laid back feeling in the south left me feeling I could easily return to India

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Theresa B  

I truly enjoyed the variety of locations & activities. I really felt I left India with a mind full of amazing memories and it was wonderful to have a small glance into the rich history and culture that is India.

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Jean M  

To me India was something special. I had a tight schedule and not too much time to prepare my trip. I like adventure and in the past I traveled mainly by myself. I was kind of prejudiced against organized trips. But G Adventures changed my whole perception about the thing. I really enjoyed myself. For once I didn't have to worry about means of transportation or finding a place to sleep or to eat. The days were filled with discoveries and joy. Above all I made many new friends and really enjoyed sharing such an experience with other people.

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Amy W 

India Encompassed really did include everything that I wanted on my first adventure to India. The combination of the north and south truly allowed an excellent opportunity to experience different aspects of India. The north was hectic, intense but stunningly beautiful. The south was the perfect antidote to the north. A much needed change of pace. What an experience. Thank you!

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Marjorie M  

I was very pleased by the diversity of experiences offered by the tour and the well thought out itinerary. The tour leaders were excellent and the transportation and hotels exceeded my expectations.

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Jessica A  

We've been backpacking in a lot of countries and I was not prepared for the luxury we had in this trip. I totally loved it. My own towel, some places had swimming pools and even the rooms where very nice. I think I couldn't have made this trip any better myself. I enjoyed the group and it was nice to have some free time once in a while, you could be cultural or just relax.

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Keith P  

Both the tour leaders on this trip were very knowledgeable and efficient. The tour was well organised with plenty of activities to do every day.

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Gabriela B 

The trip was beyond fantastic and if I could I would do it all over again. The trip was great mostly due to very knowledgeable and friendly tour leader Jai (Jaivardhan) Singh. Thumbs up for Jai, he made this trip an experience to remember not just another vacation.

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Megan G 

Awe inspiring! I fell in love with India and can't wait to go back!

Tour Operator

G Adventures

G Adventures is a tour operator providing small-group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. But there's more to it than affordability and product depth – G Adventures is in the business of changing people's lives.  

As the world's largest independent adventure travel company, G Adventures brings curious travellers from different backgrounds together to experience, learn, share, and explore this incredible planet we all inhabit.

In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motorcoach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. Over 26 years later, the only thing that hasn’t changed is an inherent belief in the core values that continue to inspire our being and business today.

In Business Since 1990

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