Iconic India


forestFree offset: 37 Trees

Tour length 37 days

home_pin New Delhi


home_pin Goa

In-depth Cultural
Fully Guided

About this tour

Travel to the far-flung corners of India on this epic adventure. In the north, journey 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. Then bask in the tropical southern climate, cruise along the Kerala Backwaters, come face-to-face with local customs in small rural towns, and laze on the gorgeous beaches of Goa – India's idyllic holiday destination. Enjoy the freedom to be immersed in the diverse cultures of colourful, chaotic and enchanting India on this small-group adventure.This trip is made for travellers who value their independence but also want the benefit of a local leader and a group of like-minded travellers. The itinerary has a mix of included activities and free time when your leader will offer suggestions. Please budget spending money for optional activities you want to partake in.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. We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. 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.Sleeper trains are a great way to travel long distances while still getting maximum time in each place. 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. More information can be found in the Transport section of the Essential Trip Information.You will also be travelling by local bus on this trip. While conditions are basic, this is a great way to rub shoulders with the locals while enjoying the passing scenery.This trip runs all year round, so it’s important to be aware of just how hot it can get in India in the summer months and choose the season that best suits you. Depending on the time of year, temperatures in northern India can get very hot and very cold. Please bring layers and a range of adequate clothing, including thermals and sun protection.
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Tour ID 4206
Tour length 37 days
Language English
Group size 16
Age range 15 - 99

Operated by

Intrepid Travel


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Day 1: Delhi
Day 2: Delhi – Overnight Train
Day 3: Bikaner
Day 4: Bikaner to Jaisalmer
Day 5: Jaisalmer
Day 6: Thar Desert
Day 7: Jodhpur
Day 8: Jodhpur
Day 9: Udaipur
Day 10: Udaipur
Day 11: Pushkar
Day 12: Pushkar
Day 13: Jaipur
Day 14: Jaipur
Day 15: Abhaneri
Day 16: Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
Day 17: Agra – Overnight Train
Day 18: Varanasi
Day 19: Varanasi
Day 20: Varanasi – Overnight Train
Day 21: Delhi
Day 22: Trivandrum
Day 23: Varkala
Day 24: Varkala
Day 25: Kerala Backwaters
Day 26: Kochi
Day 27: Kochi
Day 28: Periyar
Day 29: Periyar
Day 30: Madurai
Day 31: Madurai – Overnight Train
Day 32: Mysore
Day 33: Mysore – Overnight Train
Day 34: Hampi
Day 35: Hampi - Overnight train
Day 36: Goa
Day 37: Goa


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