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North India Explorer + South India Explorer QIS

Visiting: India
Trip Duration 32 Days

North And South India Adventure Tour

This epic adventure across the length and breadth of India offers the fantastic opportunity to discover the country's many highlights and meet the friendly locals as we travel by bus, train and boat. We roam through the bustling city of Delhi, explore the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and watch the sun rise over the magnificent Taj Mahal. Travelling south to the Coromandel Coast we find ancient beachside temples, majestic palaces and former colonial towns. Trip highlights include the boat trips along the Ganges in the north and Kerala's backwaters in the south. Staying with local families we experience their generous hospitality and learn about traditional life. We finish the journey on Goa's Arabian shores with time to relax on its beautiful beaches.

Tour Highlights

  • Delhi - Explore India's capital by metro and rickshaw
  • Jaipur, Agra & Udaipur - Discover India's glorious moghul heritage
  • Varanasi - Witness the evening aarti ceremony in the holy Hindu city
  • Ganges - Float along the sacred river by traditional sail boat
  • Madurai - Join the worshippers at the vibrant Meenakshi Temple
  • Kerala Backwaters - Cruise through the beautiful backwaters
  • Kochi - Watch fishermen bring in the days catch as the sun sets
  • Ooty - Ride the 'Toy Train' to this hillstation
  • Hampi - Explore the ruins of the ancient Vijayanagar capital
  • Goa - Relax by the azure waters of India's Arabian coast


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  • 1
    Join Tour Delhi

  • 2
    Optional Old Delhi tour. Overnight train to Udaipur

  • 3
    Arrive Udaipur

  • 4
    Free day in Udaipur

  • 5
    AM train to Ajmer. Transfer to Pushkar by jeep

  • 6
    In Pushkar

  • 7
    AM local bus to Jaipur. PM orientation tour

  • 8
    AM optional visit to Amber Fort

  • 9
    AM train to Agra. PM free

  • 10
    In Agra. Overnight train to Allahabad

  • 11
    Arrive Allahabad. Drive to Batoli Ghat and board boats

  • 12
    Sail to Varanasi

  • 13
    In Varanasi

  • 14
    In Varanasi. Overnight train to Kolkata

  • 15
    Free day to explore Kolkata

  • 16
    Fly to Chennai and transfer to Mamallapuram

  • 17
    Take a walking tour to the Shore Temple of Mamallapuram

  • 18
    Free time to explore before overnight train to Madurai

  • 19
    Time to explore Madurai's Meenakshi Temple

  • 20
    Drive across the Cardamom Hills to Quilon

  • 21
    Take a motorboat through backwaters to our homestay

  • 22
    Drive to Kochi and explore the fort area

  • 23
    Visit the Jewish Quarter or see Kathakali dancing

  • 24
    Travel to the hill station of Ooty

  • 25
    Take a ride on the Toy Train

  • 26
    Travel by public bus to Mysore

  • 27
    Discover Mysore before the sleeper train to Hospet

  • 28
    Transfer to the ancient Vijayangar capital, Hampi

  • 29
    A free day to explore the ruins and temples of Hampi

  • 30
    Take the day train to Goa

  • 31
    Free time to explore Panjim or relax on the beach

  • 32
    Tour ends in Goa

Trip notes

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Customer rating:
North India Explorer + South India Explorer
Included meals 26 1 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
4WD, Rickshaw, Bus, Train, Boat, Public Bus, Taxi
18 nights Simple Hotel
5 nights Simple Overnight Train
1 night Simple Camping
6 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Homestay
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 8 - 14