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Family Holiday in North and South India

Enjoy this fascinating introduction to India as we visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunset, explore a hilltop fortress and discover the world heritage monuments of Delhi in the north. In the south of the country, we enjoy jungle treks, curry lessons and cruising along the backwaters on a houseboat in tropical Kerala. After this active adventure, we travel to the coast to relax on sandy beaches

Tour Highlights

  • Houseboat - Float through the backwaters and sleep on a traditional boat
  • Backwater Home Stay - Learn about Indian family life at a home stay
  • See the magnificent Taj Mahal and exotic palaces of Jaipur
  • Periyar National Park - Look out for monkey, deer and porcupine on a walk through the park
  • Kochi - Discover Fort Kochi, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace and watch a Kathakali show
  • Beaches - Relax on the beaches at Mararikulam


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  • 1
    Arrive in Delhi with city tour of New Delhi

  • 2
    Travel to Agra and visit its Fort plus sunset at the Taj Mahal

  • 3
    Keoladeo Ghana National Park and onto Jaipur

  • 4
    Amber Palace and Fortress

  • 5
    Morning at leisure with flight to Kochi

  • 6
    Drive to Fort Kochi and watch the famous Kathakali Dancers

  • 7
    Palace visit and drive to Thekkady

  • 8
    Nature trek in Periyar National Park, visit a Tea factory and drive to Chennmkary Village

  • 9
    Free-time to explore Mancombo Village

  • 10
    Drive to Alleppey and board a houseboat to the Kerala Backwaters

  • 11
    Drive to the beach resort of Mararikulam

  • 12
    Day at the resort of Mararikulam

  • 13
    Tour ends Mararikulam

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Family Backwaters and Beaches
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Why Book this tour
This holiday gives one of the few adventures that takes in both the north and south of the country - imagine one day discovering the Taj Mahal and Amber Palace in Jaipur and then flying to the Kerala region where we sleep on a houseboat, cook a curry and relax on beaches by the Indian Ocean. A true journey across the whole of India.
Included meals 12 5 5
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Minimum Age
From 5 years
4WD, Rickshaw, Bus, Boat, Flight
9 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Homestay
1 night Simple Boat
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew, Bike Mechanic
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18