Poppodoms & Palm Trees

Delhi - Chennai

39 days through India
FROM: $2920 USD + 1,150 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Camel, Train, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 4 nights
Basic Hotel 20 nights
Guesthouse 8 nights
Camping 2 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Overnight Train 1 night
Overnight Boat 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 12, Lunches x 6, Dinners x 9
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
WLH
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This is a wonderfully laid back trip combining the beaches of India’s southwest with the rural and village life of its northwest and the colourful state of Rajasthan. The route takes in some of India's most spectacular temples and sites of antiquity, including the vast 7th Century Virupaksha Temple at Hampi and the 8th Century Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram. No visit to India is complete without visiting its great cities and centres, and on this trip you’ll see several: the frenetic pace and modernity of Mumbai, the smells, spices and gardens of Mysore, the colourful and pulsating Delhi and the history and heat of Kochi. Then we have the beaches of Goa and Vagator which allow us to chill away from the hustle and bustle of life on the road. Add to this a guesthouse stay in the tea plantations of Wayanad, the great sites and cave temples of Ellora and Ajanta and boating through the backwaters of Kerala, and you get a vision of the nature of this trip.

Explore the backstreets and alleyways of bustling Delhi
Witness the holy rats in the Karni Mata rat temple near Bikaner
Explore Jaisalmer and all its fascintating sites
Overnight Rajasthan camel safari into the Thar Desert
Explore the blue city of Jodhpur and the mighty Mehrangarh fort
Overnight in a community guesthouse to experience true Indian hospitality
Visit and support the Sambhali Trust near Jodhpur
Discover the stunning white city of Udaipur
Visit an extensive hill-top fort from the Mughal era at Mandu
Explore the Buddhist, Jain and Hindu Caves and templed of Ellora and Ajanta

An easy-paced trip with plenty of 2 or 3 night stays allowing you time to soak up rural and village life in India and the life of the beaches of Goa. Some long rural drives where the road conditions are not the best. Accommodation will be a mix of guesthouses, hostels, comfortable hotels, camping and overnight boat.

Witness the holy rats in the Karni Mata rat temple near Bikaner

Trek into the Thar Desert on an overnight camel safari with Rajasthani camel drivers

Visit and support the Dragoman-supported Sambhali Trust near Jodhpur and see the excellent work they do to provide local women and girls with education and vocational skills

Explore the blue city of Jodhpur and the mighty Meherangarh fort

Visit to Ranakpur Jain marble temple
Day 1 - Delhi (5th October 2020)

Border Information: If joining the trip in Delhi, you will most likely enter India at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IATA code: DEL).

Today is a free day to explore Delhi. There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm - please look for a note from your tour leader when you arrive at the hotel giving more details about this meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Delhi before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Delhi.



Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Explore the Sanjay Colony 'slum' area of Delhi on a guided tour to see the micro-industries, schools and residential life there

Entrance: 1,000 INR

Explore the site of Humayun's Tomb a phenomenal early Mughal tomb that is said to be a major inspiration for the Taj Mahal

Entrance: 500 INR

See the India Gate at the end of Delhi's ceremonial axis built to commemorate all Indians who have died in various wars

Entrance: Free

Freely explore the colossal Mughal Red Fort in Old Delhi built by the emporer Shah Jahan in 1648 upon moving the capital there

Entrance and audio guide: 620 INR

Day 2 - Bikaner (6th October 2020)
Day 3 - Jaisalmer (7th October 2020)
Day 4 - Jaisalmer (8th October 2020)
Day 5 - Jaisalmer (9th October 2020)
Day 6 - Jodhpur (10th October 2020)
Day 7 - Jodhpur (11th October 2020)
Day 8 - Udaipur (12th October 2020)
Day 9 - Udaipur (13th October 2020)
Day 10 - Udaipur (14th October 2020)
Day 11 - Mandu (15th October 2020)
Day 12 - Mandu (16th October 2020)
Day 13 - Ajanta (17th October 2020)
Day 14 - Ellora (18th October 2020)
Day 15 - Mumbai (19th October 2020)
Day 16 - Mumbai (20th October 2020)
Day 17 - Mumbai (21st October 2020)
Day 18 - Goa (22nd October 2020)
Day 19 - Goa (23rd October 2020)
Day 20 - Old Goa (24th October 2020)
Day 21 - Old Goa (25th October 2020)
Day 22 - Hampi (26th October 2020)
Day 23 - Hampi (27th October 2020)
Day 24 - Mysore (28th October 2020)
Day 25 - Mysore (29th October 2020)
Day 26 - Wayanad (30th October 2020)
Day 27 - Wayanad (31st October 2020)
Day 28 - Kochi (1st November 2020)
Day 29 - Kochi (2nd November 2020)
Day 30 - Alleppey (3rd November 2020)
Day 31 - Varkala (4th November 2020)
Day 32 - Varkala (5th November 2020)
Day 33 - Varkala (6th November 2020)
Day 34 - Kanyakumari (7th November 2020)
Day 35 - Madurai (8th November 2020)
Day 36 - Pondicherry (9th November 2020)
Day 37 - Pondicherry (10th November 2020)
Day 38 - Chennai (11th November 2020)
Day 39 - Chennai (12th November 2020)

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