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India Uncovered

Want to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise? Try your hand at authentic Indian cooking classes? or just visit the magical pink city of Jaipur. India is a beauty of a country, and the tour is nothing short of a wonder in itself! We take you to the hotspots, the hidden gems and everything in between. Beach days, boat days. Whatever part of India you want to see, we’ve got it. Learn a few moves at a Bollywood dance class, grab those binoculars before going on safari. You want to see everything.. We’ve got it here for you. The only question is.. When should we meet you there?

When we say classic, we mean the perfect balance of culture, adventure, beaches and parties. High number of inclusions, low cost. Tru-ly authentic experiences from home-stays & hostels to beach huts, hotels and boats. A classic tour means maximum adventure, minimum hassle. Built for backpackers by backpackers.

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(Up to two days before tour)

Travel Ninja
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!

Transport
All Transport Included Private Van Internal Flight

Accommodation
9 Nights Accommodation Hotels Twin-share Rooms

Activities
Taj Mahal Sunrise Wildlife Safari Bollywood dance class House Boat River Cruise

tru Exclusives
Royal Palace Lunch
TruFlexibility
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Low Deposit
Stupidly low deposits so you won't have to raid the piggy bank to lock in your trip.
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Free date changes
In case shit happens and you can't make it.
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Payment Plans
Have something to look forward to & pay us when you can.
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Unrivalled Support
The best 1 on 1 support before, during and after your trip.
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Lifetime Deposits
Never lose out. Your deposit is good for life, even if plans change.
Bucket List
Taj Mahal Sunrise
Tiger Safari
Bollywood Dance Lesson

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
Day 1

AIRPORT PICK UP

Are you ready for the most epic 10 days of your life? Give us a WAHOOOOO! Let’s do this. Arrive anytime today at Delhi's airport (Indira Gandhi International airport), and we’ll meet you there! Look out for your Travel Ninja, no they won’t be dressed head to toe in karate gear, but I promise you they’ll be looking pretty fresh! A tour guide but with superhuman powers of adventure. Spend some time chilling in our accommodation before we head out for a welcome dinner and a few drinks to get to know your new TruFam who you’ll be spending the next 10 days with. Delhi is a bustling, lively city with so much going on! So have a beer and let’s get out and explore!

Delhi
Airport Pick Up
Day 2

DELHI CITY TOUR

Wake up! It’s our first morning in Dehli, and it’s a beauty! What better way to experience Dehli than being shown around a local first hand! We’re here to see everything, baby! We set off on a walking tour guided by the Salaam Balak Trust. One of the most trusted non-profit organisations for street children in Delhi. You’ll learn a lot today, so grab those thinking caps and put them on! We learn how the organisation provides children with opportunities and care to help support those living on the streets. We visit their headquarters to meet some of the children and learn how the Salaam Balak Trust has positively impacted their lives. It’s a rewarding day and one not to be missed. We head back to freshen up before heading out for dinner as a group. There’s so many MUST tries in India, and Kingfisher is one of them! I know what you’re thinking you’re not a bird watcher, but It’s actually India’s local beer and up there with one of our personal favourites.

Delhi
City Tour
1x Breakfast
Day 3

COOKING CLASS & TRAVEL TO AGRA

Have you really visited India if you haven’t had a cooking class? India is known for having some of the best food in the world, so try your hand at cooking up a storm! We take part in a hands-on, authentic Indian cooking class rustling up some traditional Indian dishes. Be ready for your socks to be blown off! (And your taste buds.. Go easy on the Chilli powder) After trying out enough food to eat for a week! We set off and head to Agra! We have a chilled evening in preparation for the BIG DAY TOMORROW! Who’s excited?! WE ARE! We’re seeing a wonder of the world!

Agra
Cooking Lesson
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
Day 4

TAJ MAHAL & ROYAL PALACE

This is it, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The destination that’s been on your bucket list since you could hold a pen. We’re up early as we head to the Taj Mahal for sunrise! Make sure you’ve packed your camera, your go pro even a disposable camera because this moment really is once in a lifetime. Spend the morning learning about how the Taj Mahal was built and the story behind it, enter inside to see the tombs where Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife are buried. Watch the sun come up with your TruFam and take in the surroundings of by far one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. There’s no better way to experience the Taj Mahal, and it’s picture-perfect views than early morning. Is there anywhere else you’d rather be? After an epic morning of culture, cameras and a whole lot of coffee, we head to Laxmi Vilas Palace. Yes, we said that. We’re going to a palace! We FANCY baby! Only the best for our TruFam royalty! A TruExclusive you won’t get anywhere else! We stop for a delicious buffet lunch.

agra
Taj Mahal & Palace Lunch
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
TRU Exclusives
Royal Palace Lunch
Day 5

WILDLIFE SAFARI

Wake up it’s going to be a WILD day! No seriously, It is! We get up early and jump in jeeps for a safari through the National Park. Get those binoculars out like the real wild Thornberry you are because we’re about to see a huge ton of local wildlife. Monkeys, crocodiles, peacocks, deers hey we may even see a wild tiger if you’re lucky! Or unlucky? Grab the camera because this experience you will see a side to India not often shown on TV. The wildlife is beautiful, The setting is spectacular. The experience? Unbeatable. After an epic morning, the rest of the day is free for your heart's desire, check out the local area or just relax and soak up that gorgeous sun heat.

Ranthambore National Park
Safari
1x Breakfast
Day 6

TRAVEL TO JAIPUR & BOLLYWOOD CLASS

Day 6 and we’re heading to Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan and an absolute must-see when visiting in India. The perfect mixture of shades of creamy pink to magenta, Jaipur is known as ‘the pink city’. Every street is painted pink in the city centre. An Instagrammers candy floss dream. The city is vibrant and full of life so spend the afternoon taking a look around and grabbing those all-important pics to send to your mates back home. Wish you were here… Try out some delicious street food and even a cute pink chai tea if you’re down. Head back to the hotel, freshen up because in the evening we throw on our dancing shoes. Get ready to show up the rest of the TruFam with your moves because we’re partaking in a Bollywood dance class. (All those hours of watching youtube learning some moves have paid off) IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Jaipur
Bollywood Dance Class
1x Breakfast
Day 7

PINK PALACE & FLIGHT TO KERALA

Wake up in the city of Jaipur! Did you dream of being a land full of pink? Well, it’s reality, and it’s an action-packed day baby! We check out the city and visit the Hawa Mahal. One of the most amazing forms of architecture in India, it looks like an optical illusion. If that doesn’t get your brain flowing try counting how many windows there are! *Spoiler alert there’s 953?!* world-famous it’s a must-visit in India! Next, we head to Jaipur City Palace before heading up to the fort in 4x4. You want to see a viewpoint? Well, get ready TruFam because this is like no other! You can see the whole city! The whole of Jaipur and it’s wonderful pinkness! In the evening we head to the airport for our flight to Kerala! Yeaaaaa leave those god awful budgie smugglers at the top of your backpack because we’re heading to our next destination - THE BEACH!

Kerala
Flight to Kerala
1x Breakfast
Day 8

KERALA BEACH DAY

Goodbye to the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s time to chill, to relax, to CHILLAX ;) We’re seeing a completely different side to India. Explore the south and the stunning beaches it has to offer. Have a lay-in, wake up early whatever you fancy it’s your day to spend as you like. Morning yoga on the beach? Go on then! Beer’s for breakfast? Oh if we have too.. Just don’t forget the suncream.. It’s all we ask, responsible and all that. It’s a free day with your TruFam. BEACH DAYS ARE THE BEST! Tru style.

Kerala
Beach Day
1 x Breakfast
Day 9

HOUSE BOAT CRUISE

So you’ve awoken in paradise, nurse that hangover after 1 too many beers yesterday with a spot of breakfast! We’re heading to our traditional houseboat. Spend the afternoon cruising through the scenic backwaters and enjoying lunch onboard. Courtesy of us, of course. Wind in your hair, sailing along. It’s the perfect afternoon to refresh before heading back for our final dinner together. We’re not crying.. You are.

Kerala
House Boat Cruise
1 breakfast, 1 lunch
Day 10

CHILLED CHECK OUT

It’s check out day and time to say goodbye, or as the locals say alavida! We’re not very good at them, so let’s just say see you soon, see you next time, in a while crocodile.. Something like that? Our TruNinja’s on hand to help you with your onward plans, hitching a ride to the airport or just dishing out hugs to the saddest of the TruFam. Hey, we’re going to miss ya! But you’re a part of the TruFam now which means we’ll see you every holiday. Don’t forget to send a Christmas card. Until next time! Why not check out Sri Lanka next.. It’s only a short flight away! ;)

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FAQS

Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip starts in New Delhi and ends in Kerala.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You need to fly into New Delhi international airport (DEL). Please note that in order to enter India you need an onward ticket exiting the country and also a visa. If this is your first time to India you will need to have the visa printed.

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

The closest airport to the end destination is Kerala (COK). If you plan to fly back to Delhi, please allow plenty of time before your international flight home from Delhi as it takes about 3 hours to fly from Kerala back to Delhi.

How do I get back to the start destination and is this included in the price? If not, how much is it?

No it is not included in the price. You can get a flight from Kerala back to New Delhi which takes around 3 hours and costs roughly £50-£80 but obviously flights go up and down all the time.

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation on this trip in twin share and you will stay in hotels.

What is the currency?

The currency for India is Indian Rupees (INR).

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