Start in New Delhi and end in Hikkaduwa! With the discovery tour Discover India & Sri Lanka: Plantations & Pink Cities, you have a 32 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 16 other destinations in Asia. Discover India & Sri Lanka: Plantations & Pink Cities includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Arrive at any time and welcome to Indias bustling capital - Delhi! Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over traditional Indian cuisine at Delhis Kitchen with a Cause. Afterward, wander through the electric Karol Bagh market for your first night out; pick the best looking spot and cheers to new adventures and friends! Accommodation: - C Park Inn (or similar). Included Activities: - Connect With New Friends - Meet Your CEO and Group Additional Notes: Please note this tour departs Delhi early on Day 2, so book pre-accommodation if you would like to explore the city more in depth. Opt to wander through the heart of Indias capital city and explore Old and New Delhi. Travel by the new metro or auto rickshaws and visit the famous Jama Masjid (Great Mosque) where you can climb the minaret for a birds eye view of the old city. Explore Chandni Chowk, one of Indias oldest and busiest markets or head to the colourful spice market -- a great photo opportunity.
Relax on the morning train to Agra while admiring the arid terrain and small towns. On arrival, check the famous Taj Mahal world wonder off your bucket list as you marvel at the iconic Mughal architecture. Immerse yourself in a guided tour and learn of the mausoleums unique history. Opt to visit Baby Taj and the Agra Fort, the Taj?s less famous?but no less impressive?sister monument, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Accommodation: - Amaryatri Niwas (or similar). Transport: - Train 02:00 - 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Taj Mahal Guided Tour
Today we take a bus (always an adventure itself in India) to the capital of Rajasthan ? Jaipur. Clothed in sandstone pink stucco, Jaipur is known as the "Pink City" and is one of the most important heritage cities in India. Its home to India?s second most visited site, the Hawa Mahal, or "Palace of the Winds." Ride a cycle rickshaw to the markets and enjoy an orientation walk through the stalls. In your free time, opt to visit the City Palace, the observatory, or check out a song-and-dance Bollywood film in Indias largest movie theatre. Accommodation: - Hotel Jaipur Inn (or similar). Transport: - Local bus 07:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Orientation Walk
Admire the city from above by pre-booking the Jaipur Balloon Ride when booking your tour. Accommodation: - Hotel Jaipur Inn (or similar). Included Activities: - Amber Fort Guided Tour Optional Extras to chose from: - Jaipur Balloon Ride
If you want to see more of Jaipur before departing, pre-book the Cycle Tour and explore the city from a morning perspective. Accommodation: - Hotel Tordi Garh (or similar). Meals Included: - Dinner Transport: - 4x4: Jaipur to Tordi S?gar 03:00 - 04:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Tordi Sagar Local Village Tour Optional Extras to chose from: - Jaipur Cycle Tour
Have a final taste of rural village life over a traditional lunch before travelling to Pushkar, often called Tirth Raj or the king of pilgrim centres. Cruise through Ajmer and over Snake Mountain to Pushkar ? the site of the world?s only temple to the Hindu god of creation, Brahma. After settling into your accommodation, get your bearings on an orientation walk around the colourful city with cascading architecture and capture a group photo on the lake. Accommodation: - Hotel New Park (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch Transport: - 4x4: Tordi S?gar to Pushkar 04:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Pushkar Orientation Walk
Before dawn, climb to the hilltop Savitri Temple and catch the sun rising over the towering Thar Desert mountains. Afterward, reflect on the serenity at one of the many caf?s in town, stretch and meditate during a calming yoga session, or scour the markets. Opt for an unforgettable evening by dressing in traditional Indian clothing and partake in an authentic dinner cooked by cameleers in the desert, all with live entertainment! Accommodation: - Hotel New Park (or similar). Included Activities: - Savitri Temple Climb
Continue south to Udaipur, famous worldwide for its plethora of breathtaking lakes and Raj-era palaces. It certainly lives up to its reputation as Indias most romantic city (wink, wink). With its own famous style of painting and plenty of artisans, Udaipur is a great place to stroll through. After the orientation walk, opt to take a boat ride on Lake Pichola with your fellow travellers. Accommodation: - Hotel Royal Dezire Udaipur (or similar). Transport: - Train 07:00 - 08:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Orientation Walk
Discover the early morning serenity of the city by pre-booking the Udaipur Sunrise Cycle tour, or opt to sharpen your culinary skills by pre-booking the Udaipur Cooking School class. Accommodation: - Hotel Royal Dezire Udaipur (or similar). Optional Extras to chose from: - Udaipur Cooking School - Udaipur Sunrise Cycle tour
Discover the early morning serenity of the city by pre-booking the Udaipur Sunrise Cycle tour, or opt to sharpen your culinary skills by pre-booking the Udaipur Cooking School class. Accommodation: - Hotel Royal Dezire Udaipur (or similar).
Take a local bus to Ahmedabad and explore the famous Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati. Immerse yourself in the peaceful environment of the riverside home that played an important role in Indias freedom and learn of the sites unique history. From here, get some rest on an overnight train as you cruise to Mumbai. Transport: - Local bus 05:00 - 06:00 Hr(s) - Basic overnight train (beds): Ahmedabad to Mumbai 07:00 - 08:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Gandhi Ashram Visit
In the evening, opt for a cup of tea at the famous Taj Hotel and people-watch on Chowpatty Beach or visit Crawford Market, one of South Mumbais most famous. Sample some local specialties at one of Mumbai?s many top-notch restaurants as you go out on the town with your fellow travellers and sample the city?s famed nightlife firsthand. Accommodation: - Hotel Fortune (or similar).
Hop on a short morning flight to North Goa. Head to the white sand beaches, visit the many Portuguese-built monuments, wander around the churches of Old Goa (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and discover Panjim, the capital. In the evening, opt to sample tasty treats at the night market and take in the nightlife of this coastal state. Accommodation: - Alor Holiday Resort (or similar). Transport: - Plane: Mumbai to Goa
Enjoy a free day to wind down in the paradise that is Goa. Relax on the beaches with your favourite drink in hand or mingle in the many beach bars. Scour the markets, and be sure to try some delicious Goan cuisine and fresh seafood. Get ready to dance the night away for your big night out as a group. Enjoy a drink on us and cut a rug. Accommodation: - Alor Holiday Resort (or similar). Included Activities: - Dance the Night Away
Dont fret if you cant fit all the excitement into one afternoon, youll get a second chance to experience Kochi when you return in a few days. Accommodation: - Gama Heritage (or similar). Transport: - Plane: Goa to Kochi 03:15 Hr(s) Additional Notes: Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure (woo! new friends). You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening followed by an optional dinner.
In and around AlleppeyIn the morning, explore Kochis Jewish Quarter with curio shops and a synagogue more than 400-years-old. Travel afterwards to Alleppey, a golden streak of land woven with rivers, lakes, lagoons, and canals. Enjoy an empowering lunch before checking out the island along the lagoon with a local guide and learn about the way of life here. Settle into a homestay and get to know your hosts. Accommodation: - Alasr Heritage Home (or similar). Meals Included: - Lunch - Dinner Transport: - Private Vehicle: Kochi to Alleppey 01:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Alleppey Guided Walk - Lunch at Theuvoram Women Empowerment Project - Alleppey Homestay
In and around KollamExplore the unique ecosystem of Alleppey backwaters on a morning ferry cruise. Afterward, travel down the coast by bus to the port city of Kollam. On arrival, choose to relax on the beach, climb Thangassery Light House, or peruse the nightlife. Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch Transport: - Local bus 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Alleppey Ferry Cruise - Orientation Walk
Note that Kollam Harbour is closed to visitors May through June. Accommodation: - Nikhil Residence (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 05:00 - 06:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Kollam Fishing Docks Visit - Neendakara Fishing Harbour Visit
Choose your own adventure today, exploring Varkala solo or with your new friends. Spend time wandering the peaceful gardens of an ashram devoted to Keralas most eminent spiritual and social reformer at the mystical Janardhana Swamy Temple. Or head to the beach and relax while watching the Arabian Sea with a drink in hand. Accommodation: - Nikhil Residence (or similar).
Return to Kochi by train and take an orientation walk visiting Fort Kochi, St Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, and Chinese fishing nets. In the late afternoon, continue to wander the streets or catch a traditional Kathakali dance performance. For your big night out as a group, immerse yourself in the exciting Kochi nightlife. Enjoy a drink on us and reminisce about the life-changing adventures youve shared. Accommodation: - Gama Heritage (or similar). Transport: - Train 03:30 - 04:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Orientation Walk - Kochi Nightlife
In and around NegomboToday, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure (yay! more friends). You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening followed by an optional dinner. Accommodation: - Hotel J Negombo (or similar).
Cruise to the center of the island to explore the UNESCO World Heritage City, Sigiriya. Opt to visit the Dambulla Cave Temple or the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Accommodation: - Pelwehera Village Resort Dambulla (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Negombo to Sigiriya 04:30 Hr(s)
Spend the day freely exploring more of this ancient yet luscious region. Opt to visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, say hello to the Elephants in Minneriya National Park, or go back in time at the Anurhadhapura historical site. Accommodation: - Pelwehera Village Resort Dambulla (or similar).
Accommodations at Tamarind Gardens Farm homestay are simple and authentic. You and your fellow travellers will spend the night in twin and triple-share rooms. The perfect time to get to know each other and tell spooky stories. Accommodation: - Tamarind Gardens Homestay (or similar). Meals Included: - Lunch - Dinner Transport: - Private Vehicle: Sigiriya to Digana Included Activities: - Spice Garden Visit - Digana Guided Village Walk - Tamarind Gardens Farm
In and around KandyEarly birds can opt to get a productive start to the day by joining the Tamarind hosts for first-hand experience with farm life and get up close with the animals. Enjoy breakfast at the Gardens and soak in the views of the Victoria Reservoir over tea before departing for Kandy. Have an afternoon of free time to explore the sweet city, opting to visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth, view a traditional Kandyan cultural show, or root for a team at a cricket match. Accommodation: - Oak Ray City Hotel (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Private Vehicle: Digana to Kandy
Enjoy a traditional breakfast prepared by women and youth living with disabilities at G Adventures-supported Sthree Craft Shop and Caf?. Travel on to the rolling hills and luscious forests of Nuwara Eliya. Visit a tea plantation and opt to explore the beauty on foot. Accommodation: - Royal Hills Hotel (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Private Vehicle: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Tea Plantation Visit - Breakfast at Sthree Craft Shop and Caf?",,,,,,,1, 8731,723,27,New Delhi,28.6141793,77.2022662,: Nuwara Eliya/Ella,In and around EllaIf you want to experience morning mist flowing through the valley, wake early and trek the serene trails of Horton Plains National Park. In the afternoon, cruise to the laid-back village of Ella and enjoy a free evening to explore or relax. If you are feeling foodie, opt to participate in a Sri Lankan cooking class. Accommodation: - Oak Ray Ella Gap Hotel (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Nuwara Eliya to Ella 01:30 - 02:00 Hr(s)
Spend the morning trekking Little Adams Peak to get a 360-degree view of Sri Lankan countryside encompassing the giant Ella Rock and textured green mountains. For the rest of the day, enjoy the freedom to explore scenic Ella more in-depth. Opt to trek Ella Rock, venture to the iconic Nine Arches Bridge, or hunt for some waterfalls with your fellow explorers. Accommodation: - Oak Ray Ella Gap Hotel (or similar). Included Activities: - Little Adams Peak Trek
In and around HikkaduwaSet off towards the southern coast stopping en route to explore the indestructible Galle Fort. Finish the days journey oceanside on the white sand beaches of Hikkaduwa. Accommodation: - Coral Rock by Bansei Hikkaduwa (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Galle to Hikkaduwa 00:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Galle Fort Tour
Enjoy a free day to bliss out on the beach sipping your favourite drink or jump on a boat in search of whales and dolphins. For your big night out, follow your CEO to the best beach bar in town, enjoy a drink on us, and dance under the stars. Perhaps take a night swim, who knows, see where the night takes you. Accommodation: - Coral Rock by Bansei Hikkaduwa (or similar). Included Activities: - Hikkaduwa Beach Bar
Another day in paradise to recover from last nights fun. Relax on the beach, snorkel with sea creators, or wander through the bustling beach town. Pick a local restaurant with your buds and reminisce about all the awesome adventures youve experienced over a farewell dinner. Accommodation: - Coral Rock by Bansei Hikkaduwa (or similar).
Wow! What a trip, right? Luckily there is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Hug your new friends, exchange social medias, and depart at any time. Included Activities: - Departure Day Additional Notes: The Colombo airport can be reached by private taxi or bus. Your CEO can help you arrange a transfer.