Welcome to India! We’ll be there at the Delhi airport waiting to pick you up and bring you back to our start hotel. We’ll have a welcome dinner and drinks in the evening, the perfect way to get to know your group before beginning the tour.
Today we set out on a walking tour of Delhi guided by the Salaam Balak Trust, one of the most trusted non-profit organisations for street children in Delhi. Learn about how they support children who live on the streets and provide them with opportunities and care before visiting their headquarters to meet some of the children.
Get stuck in learning how to make some traditional Indian dishes today with a hands-on cooking class before travelling to Agra where we will spend the night. We have a chilled one this evening as we have an early start the next day for the famous Taj Mahal so make sure those cameras are fully charged!
An early start this morning as we get up in time to catch sunrise at the incredible majestic Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. It feels like you are standing in a postcard as you come closer and see it with your own eyes. We spend a few hours here learning all about how it was built and the story behind it as you walk around the site and explore inside where you get to see the tombs where they are buried. Then this afternoon, we head to a beautiful palace for a buffet lunch before our journey to Ranthambore National Park.
This morning, as the sun rises, we jump in jeeps for a safari through the National Park. You will see plenty of local wildlife such as monkeys, crocodiles, peacocks, deer, and if you are lucky, you can even see wild tigers which is an amazing experience! The rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy the area soaking up the sun and chilling.
Today we travel to Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan, known as the ‘pink city’. The whole city is washed with this beautiful pink colour and it is vibrant and full of life. The afternoon is fairly chilled for you to explore the area and relax. Then we have arranged for you to get a taste of the culture with a Bollywood dance class at your hotel in the evening.
We have an action-packed day today as you explore the pink city. We visit the Hawa Mahal, an extraordinary palace, originally built for the ladies of the house to watch the outside world through its many windows. Apparently, there were over 900 of them! Then we go to Jaipur City Palace, before heading up to the fort in 4x4’s where you can get an amazing view of the city. In the evening we head to the airport for our flight to Kerala.
After the hustle and bustle of the city life, it's now time to chill out, kick back and relax. It is time to experience another side to India, exploring the south and the beautiful beaches it has to offer. So today you can have a sleep in and wake up anytime you like before heading to the beach to soak up those rays and top up the tan and have a beer (or two, or three). This is your free day so enjoy!
An easy morning today before heading to our house boat, a must do activity in Kerala. We will be on the boat all afternoon, cruising through the stunning scenery of the backwaters and enjoying a lunch, all included. Then in the evening we will head back to freshen up and get ready for our final dinner together.
Check out any time today or opt to stay on a little while longer. Whichever you decide, our guides will be on hand to help. If you have a little longer to travel, why not check out our Sri Lanka trip and save money by making it a tour pass?! It is only a short flight away and these two tours are the perfect pair.