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AHNNG - Iconic India

From top to bottom, India is incredible. Explore both northern and southern regions on a 14-day journey to India's most iconic sites. Explore Rajasthan's grand forts and palaces, discover new depths of relaxation on a houseboat in Kerala's backwaters, and learn about traditional culture in the small village of Sawarda. Round out the experience with pilgrimages to the glorious Taj Mahal, the "Pink City" of Jaipur, and Kochi's fishing markets.

Inclusions

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Meet a Local Historian, Jaipur Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Local Village Immersion, Sawarda Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Meet with a Local Spice Expert, Kochi Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Family Home Meal Experience, Alleppey Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Visit Vembanad Wetlands Conservation Programme, Kumarakom Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi
Tour of Old Delhi
Tour the Taj Mahal, the Baby Taj, and Agra Fort
Visit Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri step wells
Explore Jaipur
Walking tour of old Kochi
Kathakali cultural show
Visit Tripunithura Hill Palace
Kumarakom canoe ride
Walking tour of the paddy fields and Chempu village
Houseboat day trip along the Kerala backwaters
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
14
Price From
AUD $2,799
Start Location
Delhi, India
End Location
Vypin Island, India
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
25 Nov 201808 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
02 Dec 201815 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
09 Dec 201822 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
16 Dec 201829 Dec 20187AUD $3,269
23 Dec 201805 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
06 Jan 201919 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
13 Jan 201926 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
27 Jan 201909 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
03 Feb 201916 Feb 20196AUD $3,039
17 Feb 201902 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
03 Mar 201916 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
17 Mar 201930 Mar 201910AUD $3,039
31 Mar 201913 Apr 201911AUD $3,039
14 Apr 201927 Apr 201912AUD $2,799
08 Sep 201921 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
22 Sep 201905 Oct 201916AUD $2,799
06 Oct 201919 Oct 201916AUD $2,799
20 Oct 201902 Nov 201914AUD $3,039
03 Nov 201916 Nov 201916AUD $3,039
17 Nov 201930 Nov 201916AUD $3,039
15 Dec 201928 Dec 201916AUD $3,269
22 Dec 201904 Jan 202016AUD $3,269
05 Jan 202018 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
26 Jan 202008 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
09 Feb 202022 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
23 Feb 202007 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
08 Mar 202021 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
15 Mar 202028 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
12 Apr 202025 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
26 Apr 202009 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
13 Sep 202026 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
27 Sep 202010 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
11 Oct 202024 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
25 Oct 202007 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
08 Nov 202021 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
22 Nov 202005 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
06 Dec 202019 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
20 Dec 202002 Jan 2021Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Delhi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.
Day 2 - Delhi/Agra
Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi as part of the G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO before an afternoon drive to Agra.
Day 3 - Agra
Spend the day visiting the highlights of the walled city of Agra including the famed Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort.
Day 4 - Agra/Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, visiting the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and the village of Abhaneri, which has one of India's deepest and largest stepwells (tank gardens).
Day 5 - Jaipur
Explore the "Pink City," known also as Jaipur, including the Amber Fort, City Palace, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Listen to a local historian/scholar discuss the spirituality, social fabric, customs, and traditions of India.
Day 6 - Jaipur/Sawarda
Drive to the rural village of Sawarda where we stay in a heritage home. Exploring this traditional village is like stepping back in time. Walk and meet with locals and explore how urbanization affects village life, modernization and its benefits and disadvantages, as well as simple village customs and traditions.
Day 7 - Sawarda/Delhi
Drive back to bustling Delhi. Opt to join your CEO for a group dinner.
Day 8 - Delhi/Kochi
Fly to Kochi. In the evening, meet your South India CEO and some new group members.
Day 9 - Kochi
Enjoy a walking tour in old Fort Kochi, including the fish market, Chinese fishing nets, Dutch Palace, and Jewish Quarter. Meet a local spice expert, learning the medicinal and culinary uses of spices and their importance in the life of Kerala and all of India. This evening, enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance.
Day 10 - Kochi/Kumarakom
Visit Tripunithura Hill Palace then continue to Kumarakom on Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. Enjoy a can paddle along the narrow canals and take a walking tour through the paddy fields and Chempu village.
Day 11 - Kumarakom/Kerala Backwaters
Spend the day cruising the Kerala backwaters on a comfortable houseboat while observing local village life and bird watching. Later, visit a local home in Alleppey and enjoy a cooking demonstration of traditional Kerala cuisine and dine in the family's home.
Day 12 - Kerala Backwaters/Vypin Island
This morning, meet with a representative of the Vembanad Wetlands Conservation Programme to learn about the ongoing work by local communities to conserve the lake and surrounding wetlands. This project was created by the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), an organization that the National Geographic has collaborated with on many conservation projects across India over the past decade. Continue by boat to a fish sanctuary established by traditional fishermen through the program. Meet with some of the fishermen and see firsthand how their traditional ways of collecting and processing clams are models for the management of lake resources. After, continue to the beach to relax in paradise with free time to explore.
Day 13 - Vypin Island
Free time on Vypin Island.
Day 14 - Vypin Island
Depart at any time.