Discover the man-made beauty that lies across the north of India – from Jaipur’s ‘Palace of the Winds’ and Royal City Palace, Agra’s Red Fort and iconic Taj Mahal, to the palaces of Orchha and the carved steps leading down to the river in Varanasi. Be immersed in the spirituality of India – the Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi, the ghats of Varanasi, Kama Sutra carved temples and Buddhist pilgrimage sites; evening prayer ceremonies, ancient bathing rituals and candle flower ceremonies on the Ganges. Feel the magic of India that runs through everything, from a throbbing bazaar to a packed cinema showing a Bollywood blockbuster. Lush, tropical southern India is charming, captivating and hospitable.
Experience the real India on this comfortable introduction to the cultures of north India and the lush beauty of southern India. Travelling from Delhi in the north to Trivandrum in the south, discover everything that India has to offer. The highlights and hidden jewels are revealed against a backdrop of green on a Kerala tour and in the vibrant towns of Rajasthan. Visit India’s flamboyant major cities and the quiet repose of tiny fishing villages, along with tea gardens, tribal homes and colonial enclaves. Discover the culinary delights of each region and stay in colourful hotels, heritage accommodation and even a palace!
ITINERARY CHANGES FOR 2017:
Ongoing building works at Khajuraho Airport have resulted in a reduction of flight capacity. Unfortunately as a result not all departures will be able to fly from Khajuraho to Varanasi on Day 9. In order for the whole group to be able to continue together and ensure that all activities and destinations are still included on your trip there will be some itinerary changes, affecting Days 6-9 of your trip for the following departures:
Please see Day 6 of the itinerary for more details.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2018:
This combination trip is discontinued in 2018 due to changes on its component trips. For another fantastic North and South India trip, see the new Wonders of India (PIWIC)