India South & North


Tour length 29 daysFrom Kochi (Cochin) to New Delhi
Christmas & New Year
Fully Guided

About this tour

This extensive 29-day adventure through India takes you from bottom to top, revealing the icons and local secrets of this diverse country. Revel in the tropical climate, warm waters, and lush green landscapes of the south in places like Kochi, Puducherry, and Madurai. Then be dazzled by kaleidoscopic colours, Mughal grandeur, and the overt spirituality of the north in Jaipur and Agra. Travel from Kochi to Delhi and combine the slower delights of Kerala and Tamil Nadu with the rush and jumble of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on our longest Original-style India tour.Trains are a great way to see the countryside and get you away from the busy road system. Keep in mind that delays and cancellations are common, so a little patience will go a long way during your tour. This trip involves some long journeys by train, including overnight, so please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.From December to February, delays are more common, especially in the north of the country due to fog. It’s not uncommon for trains to be delayed for up to 12 hours. Your tour leader in conjunction with our local office will advise any changes to the itinerary.Sleeper trains are clean and air-conditioned. Beds are padded berths with sheets, pillow, and blanket provided (although some people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet). Please note that you may be sharing with locals of the same or opposite gender.Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.It’s important to prepare for hot sticky temperatures during the day and cooler climates in the evening, particularly in Ootacamund (AKA Ooty), Mudumalai, and Periyar National Parks. Packing layers is one of the best ways to tackle this disparity in weather.
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General information

Tour ID 1781
Tour length 29 days
Language English
Group size 12
Age range 15 - 99

Operated by

Intrepid Travel

Starting point

Kochi, Kerala, India

End point

New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Day 1: Kochi
Day 2: Kochi
Day 3: Conoor
Day 4: Ootacamund – Conoor
Day 5: Mudumalai National Park – Bandipur
Day 6: Mysore
Day 7: Mysore – Overnight train
Day 8: Mamallapuram
Day 9: Puducherry
Day 10: Madurai
Day 11: Periyar
Day 12: Periyar
Day 13: Kerala Backwaters
Day 14: Kochi
Day 15: Delhi
Day 16: Delhi
Day 17: Agra
Day 18: Madhogarh
Day 19: Jaipur
Day 20: Jaipur
Day 21: Ranthambhore National Park
Day 22: Bundi
Day 23: Paangarh Lake
Day 24: Bijaipur
Day 25: Udaipur
Day 26: Udaipur
Day 27: Pushkar
Day 28: Pushkar - Delhi
Day 29: Delhi


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Carbon emission, kg/CO2
(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
Exploreo will offset your calculated CO2e at no cost.
How is the carbon footprint calculated?
From€3,015/ Person
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