North to South India: Colours & Curry - 21 Nights In-depth Cultural

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Start in New Delhi and end in Kochi (Cochin)! With the in-depth cultural tour North to South India: Colours & Curry, you have a 21 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 10 other destinations in India. North to South India: Colours & Curry includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • Delhi

    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.

  • Delhi/?gra

    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

  • ?gra/Jaipur

    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

  • Jaipur

    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

  • Jaipur/Tordi S?gar (1D)

    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

  • Tordi S?gar/Pushkar (1B, 1L)

    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

  • Pushkar

    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

  • Pushkar/Udaipur

    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

  • Udaipur

    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

  • : Udaipur

    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).

  • : Udaipur/Mumbai

    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

  • : Mumbai

    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).

  • : Mumbai/Goa

    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

  • : 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

  • : Goa/Kochi

    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.

  • : Kochi/Alleppey (1L, 1D)

    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

  • : Alleppey/Kollam (1B, 1L)

    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

  • : Kollam/Varkala

    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

  • : Varkala

    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).

  • : Varkala/Kochi

    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

  • : Kochi

    Today is departure day, but do not fear, 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

Inclusion

  • GST on total package
  • Accomodation in a well appointed room
  • Meals as per hotel plan and ones mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
  • All toll taxes, parking fees and driver allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

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  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry and phone calls

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