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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.


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 Program, 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
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
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
03 Mar 201916 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
17 Mar 201930 Mar 20193AUD $3,039
31 Mar 201913 Apr 20198AUD $3,039
14 Apr 201927 Apr 20193AUD $2,799
08 Sep 201921 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,799 
22 Sep 201905 Oct 20193AUD $2,799
06 Oct 201919 Oct 201913AUD $2,799
20 Oct 201902 Nov 201913AUD $3,039
03 Nov 201916 Nov 201912AUD $3,039
17 Nov 201930 Nov 201916AUD $3,039
15 Dec 201928 Dec 201915AUD $3,269
22 Dec 201904 Jan 202012AUD $3,269
05 Jan 202018 Jan 202016AUD $3,269
26 Jan 202008 Feb 202016AUD $3,269
09 Feb 202022 Feb 202016AUD $3,039
23 Feb 202007 Mar 202016AUD $3,039
08 Mar 202021 Mar 202016AUD $3,039
15 Mar 202028 Mar 202014AUD $3,039
12 Apr 202025 Apr 202016AUD $2,799
26 Apr 202009 May 202016AUD $2,799
13 Sep 202026 Sep 202016AUD $2,799
27 Sep 202010 Oct 202016AUD $2,799
11 Oct 202024 Oct 202016AUD $2,799
25 Oct 202007 Nov 202016AUD $3,039
08 Nov 202021 Nov 202016AUD $3,039
22 Nov 202005 Dec 202016AUD $3,039
06 Dec 202019 Dec 202016AUD $3,039
20 Dec 202002 Jan 202116AUD $3,269
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 Program 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.