Tour Departs – 14 September 2018.
Tour Length – 22 Days.
India is full of contradictions and idiosyncrasies where each day you can stand in awe and amazement at things you have never seen before. It is a country of extremes, where wealth and poverty sit side by side, where politicians consult astrologers before selecting election dates, where once godly maharajahs have become hotel managers and where bullock carts carry space age weapons in Republic Day parades. After all the spectacular scenery, monuments, temples and palaces, we always come back to the people, all 1.21 billion plus of them who inhabit India – from nomadic tribesmen in traditional dress to international businessmen in silk suits. Their openness, friendliness and hospitality as well as their curiosity will be etched in your mind as everlasting memories of a trip to India.
This is the land of the Maharajas, the beautiful palaces and forts and the Holy River – The Ganges. Highlights include:
- Delhi, the nations capital, both Old and New Delhi
- Agra and the Taj Mahal, the “monument to love”
- Jaipur and the Amber Fort
- Udaipur and Lake Pichola
- Varanasi,The Holy City on the Ganges
In complete contrast to the North, we focus on the beautiful state of Kerala with its palm-fringed beaches, serene backwater canals and tropical forest. We include:
- Cochin – commercial hub of Kerala
- Kumarakom – paradise amongst the waterways
- Kovalam – golden sand beaches