Back
Web Page Book Now

AHHE - India Encompassed

From the beautiful symmetry of the Taj Mahal to the unforgettable backwaters of Kerala, this comprehensive Indian journey is a photographer's delight. Sail along the sacred Ganges River in Varanasi and explore Abhaneri's carved stepwells in the North before flying south to search for tigers in the wild and exotic spices in relaxed hill stations. With an intriguing combination of included activities and free time, city streets and rural spirit, you're sure to gain an understanding of the people and some insight into this fascinating land.

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport G Adventures for Good: City Walk, Delhi Local Living: Kerala Backwaters Homestay, Alleppey
Old Delhi walk with stops at the Jama Masjid, Gurduwara, Chandni Chowk, spice markets, and Connaught Place
Amber Fort tour (Jaipur)
Rajasthani rural village stay
Village cycling excursion (Dhula Village)
Taj Mahal and I'timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) entrance
Agra Fort entrance and guided tour
Orchha Palace complex visit
Western Temple complex visit
Ganges River boat trips at sunrise and sunset, including candle flower ceremony
Fort Kochi orientation walk
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary walk
Mudumalai National Park safari
Chaumundi Temple and Mysore Palace visit
Mamallapuram Shore Temple visit
Pondicherry orientation walk
Madurai cycle-rickshaw ride and Sri Meenakshi temple visit
Cardamom Hills spice plantation tour
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
28
Price From
AUD $3,099
Start Location
Delhi, India
End Location
Kochi, India
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
26 Aug 201822 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
09 Sep 201806 Oct 20184AUD $3,099
16 Sep 201813 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
21 Sep 201818 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
23 Sep 201820 Oct 20185AUD $3,099
28 Sep 201825 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
30 Sep 201827 Oct 20183AUD $3,099
05 Oct 201801 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
07 Oct 201803 Nov 20185AUD $3,199
12 Oct 201808 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
14 Oct 201810 Nov 20187AUD $3,199
19 Oct 201815 Nov 20185AUD $3,199
21 Oct 201817 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
26 Oct 201822 Nov 201810AUD $3,199
28 Oct 201824 Nov 201811AUD $3,199
02 Nov 201829 Nov 20183AUD $3,419
04 Nov 201801 Dec 20187AUD $3,419
11 Nov 201808 Dec 20187AUD $3,419
16 Nov 201813 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
18 Nov 201815 Dec 20184AUD $3,419
23 Nov 201820 Dec 201811AUD $3,419
25 Nov 201822 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
30 Nov 201827 Dec 201811AUD $3,419
02 Dec 201829 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
07 Dec 201803 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
09 Dec 201805 Jan 20196AUD $3,419
14 Dec 201810 Jan 20199AUD $3,419
16 Dec 201812 Jan 20196AUD $3,419
04 Jan 201931 Jan 20199AUD $3,419
06 Jan 201902 Feb 20192AUD $3,419
11 Jan 201907 Feb 20199AUD $3,419
13 Jan 201909 Feb 201914AUD $3,419
18 Jan 201914 Feb 20199AUD $3,419
20 Jan 201916 Feb 201914AUD $3,419
25 Jan 201921 Feb 201912AUD $3,419
27 Jan 201923 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
01 Feb 201928 Feb 20198AUD $3,419
03 Feb 201902 Mar 201913AUD $3,419
08 Feb 201907 Mar 201913AUD $3,419
10 Feb 201909 Mar 201912AUD $3,419
17 Feb 201916 Mar 201914AUD $3,419
22 Feb 201921 Mar 201915AUD $3,419
24 Feb 201923 Mar 201913AUD $3,419
03 Mar 201930 Mar 201912AUD $3,199
08 Mar 201904 Apr 20199AUD $3,199
10 Mar 201906 Apr 201915AUD $3,199
17 Mar 201913 Apr 201912AUD $3,199
22 Mar 201918 Apr 201913AUD $3,199
24 Mar 201920 Apr 20195AUD $3,199
31 Mar 201927 Apr 201915AUD $3,199
05 Apr 201902 May 201913AUD $3,099
07 Apr 201904 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
14 Apr 201911 May 201915AUD $3,099
21 Apr 201918 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
28 Apr 201925 May 201915AUD $3,099
05 May 201901 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
12 May 201908 Jun 201914AUD $3,099
19 May 201915 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
26 May 201922 Jun 201915AUD $3,099
02 Jun 201929 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
09 Jun 201906 Jul 201915AUD $3,099
16 Jun 201913 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
23 Jun 201920 Jul 201914AUD $3,099
30 Jun 201927 Jul 201915AUD $3,099
07 Jul 201903 Aug 201915AUD $3,099
14 Jul 201910 Aug 201915AUD $3,099
21 Jul 201917 Aug 201915AUD $3,099
28 Jul 201924 Aug 201915AUD $3,099
04 Aug 201931 Aug 201915AUD $3,099
11 Aug 201907 Sep 201915AUD $3,099
18 Aug 201914 Sep 201915AUD $3,099
25 Aug 201921 Sep 201915AUD $3,099
01 Sep 201928 Sep 201915AUD $3,099
08 Sep 201905 Oct 201912AUD $3,099
15 Sep 201912 Oct 201915AUD $3,099
20 Sep 201917 Oct 201915AUD $3,099
22 Sep 201919 Oct 201915AUD $3,099
27 Sep 201924 Oct 201915AUD $3,099
29 Sep 201926 Oct 201915AUD $3,099
04 Oct 201931 Oct 201915AUD $3,199
06 Oct 201902 Nov 201915AUD $3,199
11 Oct 201907 Nov 201915AUD $3,199
13 Oct 201909 Nov 201915AUD $3,199
18 Oct 201914 Nov 201915AUD $3,199
20 Oct 201916 Nov 201915AUD $3,199
25 Oct 201921 Nov 201915AUD $3,199
27 Oct 201923 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,099 
01 Nov 201928 Nov 201915AUD $3,419
03 Nov 201930 Nov 201915AUD $3,419
08 Nov 201905 Dec 201915AUD $3,419
10 Nov 201907 Dec 201915AUD $3,419
15 Nov 201912 Dec 201915AUD $3,419
17 Nov 201914 Dec 201915AUD $3,419
24 Nov 201921 Dec 201915AUD $3,419
29 Nov 201926 Dec 201915AUD $3,419
01 Dec 201928 Dec 201914AUD $3,419
06 Dec 201902 Jan 202015AUD $3,419
08 Dec 201904 Jan 202015AUD $3,419
15 Dec 201911 Jan 202015AUD $3,419
22 Dec 201918 Jan 202015AUD $3,419
29 Dec 201925 Jan 202015AUD $3,419
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Delhi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.
Day 2 - Delhi
Enjoy a youth-led morning walk through Delhi by G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, visit Old Delhi, explore the spice markets, and visit Jama Masjid and Connaught Place.
Day 3 - Delhi/Jaipur
Arrive in Jaipur and explore this gorgeous 'pink city'.
Day 4 - Jaipur
Stop and take a photo of the 'Palace of the Winds' and wander the organized streets of the 'Pink City'. Later, enjoy a visit to the Amber Fort, famous for its mixture of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
Day 5 - Jaipur/Dhula Village
Travel to Dhula Village and get a closer look at rural life in Rajasthan during a cycling excursion. Tonight opt to relax by the fire and take in the starry night sky.
Day 6 - Dhula Village/Agra
Opt for an early morning hike to a ruined fortress. Later, stop by the impressive Abhaneri stepwell en route to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.
Day 7 - Agra
Visit the famous Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort.
Day 8 - Agra/Alipura
Travel to Alipura and stay in a heritage property in the village.
Day 9 - Alipura
Enjoy a day trip to Khajuraho to visit the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, India's largest group of medieval temples, known for their kama sutra statues.
Day 23 - Mamallapuram/Puducherry
Continue to Pondicherry (now known as Puducherry) and learn about Sri Aurobindo Ghose at the ashram.
Day 24 - Puducherry/Madurai
Travel inland to Madurai, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Day 25 - Madurai
Hope on a cycle rickshaw for a tour of the city before visiting the famous Meenakshi Temple.
Day 26 - Madurai/Periyar Sanctuary
Drive to Thekkady. Take a guided tour of spice plantations in the Cardamom Hills.
Day 10 - Alipura/Orchha
Visit Orchha, a quiet rural town along the banks of the Betwa River and enjoy a puja ceremony. Visit a unique paper-making plant en route, set up to assist tribal women from the area.
Day 12 - Varanasi
Take an orientation walk through the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. Marvel at the ghats from the River Ganges as you enjoy boat trips at sunrise and sunset.
Day 11 - Orchha/Varanasi
Visit the Orchha Palace complex and enjoy free time before the overnight train to Varanasi. Opt for a local cooking class with a family.
Day 22 - Mamallapuram
Free time to explore Mamallapuram.
Day 13 - Varanasi
Watch the sunrise from a boat along the Ganges. Enjoy free time in this holy city.
Day 21 - Mysore/Mamallapuram
Enjoy a full day of train travel to Chennai before a short bus ride to Mamallapuram. Visit the Shore Temple.
Day 14 - Varanasi/Delhi
Cut out the travel time with an afternoon flight back to Delhi.
Day 19 - Kalpetta/Mudumalai
Spend the night at the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary provides one of the most important refuges for elephants and bison in India.
Day 18 - Kalpetta
Walk the nature trails in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and prehistoric Eddakal Caves.
Day 17 - Kochi/Kalpetta
Take a morning train followed by a scenic drive to reach Kalpetta, in the Wayanad district.
Day 16 - Kochi
Take a orientation walk to the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, and town. Enjoy a kathakali performance.
Day 15 - Delhi/Kochi
Fly to Kochi. In the evening, meet your South India CEO and some new group members.
Day 27 - Periyar Sanctuary/Kerala Backwaters
Take a private bus to Alleppey followed by a riverboat to a homestay. Experience local life and a guided walk along the lagoon.
Day 20 - Mudumalai/Mysore
Visit the Chamundi Temple and Mysore Palace.
Day 28 - Kerala Backwaters/Kochi
Travel back to Kochi where the trip ends upon arrival.