Iconic India

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Experience a kaleidoscope of colour and culture

Travel to the far-flung corners of India on this epic adventure. In the north, journey through Jaisalmer’s desert, lose yourself in the electric bazaars of Jodhpur, witness pilgrims performing ancient ceremonies on the ghats of Varanasi and marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. Then bask in the tropical southern climate, cruise along the Kerala Backwaters, come face-to-face with local customs in small rural towns, and laze on the gorgeous beaches of Goa – India’s idyllic holiday destination. Enjoy the freedom to be immersed in the diverse cultures of colourful, chaotic and enchanting India on this small-group adventure.

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Rajasthan is the India that many people imagine when they dream of travelling to this captivating country – ancient forts, palaces, rural villages and the colourful cities of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaipur.
  • Pushkar and Varanasi are among the holiest cities in India. Climb to hilltop temples at sunrise, dodge cows in the street, and observe pilgrims praying along the ghats of the sacred Ganges River during a boat cruise.
  • Explore the wonders of the Thar Desert. Feast on Rajasthani cuisine at sunset before bunking down to camp between the sand dunes.
  • Glide through the backwaters of Kerala on a pole boat, going ashore for a village homestay – a beautiful break and a perfect way to get close to local customs and culture.
  • The word ‘colourful’ gets thrown around a lot when people talk about India, but the gateway towers of Meenakshi Amman Temple truly are a technicolour dream.


Day 1: Delhi

Day 2: Delhi – Overnight Train

Day 3: Thar Desert
Day 4: Jaisalmer
Day 5: Jaisalmer
Day 6: Jodhpur
Day 7: Jodhpur
Day 8: Udaipur
Day 9: Udaipur
Day 10: Udaipur
Day 11: Pushkar
Day 12: Pushkar
Day 13: Jaipur
Day 14: Jaipur
Day 15: Abhaneri
Day 16: Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

Day 17: Agra – Overnight Train

Day 18: Varanasi

Day 19: Varanasi

Day 20: Varanasi – Overnight Train

Day 21: Delhi

Day 22: Trivandrum

Day 23: Varkala

Day 24: Varkala

Day 25: Kerala Backwaters

Day 26: Kochi

Day 27: Kochi

Day 28: Periyar

Day 29: Periyar

Day 30: Madurai

Day 31: Madurai – Overnight Train

Day 32: Mysore

Day 33: Mysore – Overnight Train

Day 34: Hampi

Day 35: Hampi – Overnight train

Day 36: Goa

Day 37: Goa




Images Courtesy of Intrepid Group