Highlights of India
Slutdestination: Vypin Island
North India or South? Do both! This 2-week tour combines the riot of Rajasthan's colours with the calming greens of Kerala. You'll have time to immerse yourself in regional traditions in the North and spend a night at a heritage village hotel, and time to unwind in the south-just imagine cruising the backwaters on a houseboat. Throw in the Taj Mahal, the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and Kochi's fishing markets and you're left with one spicy curry of an adventure-many flavours with big impact.
Private van/bus, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, walking, flight, boat, canoe.
Comfort hotels (11 nts), heritage hotel (1 nt), homestay (1 nt).
Walk the backstreets of Delhi with a local guide, explore grand forts and palaces in Rajasthan, learn the true meaning of relaxation aboard a houseboat on Kerala's backwaters, discover a newfound obsession with South Indian cuisine with a cooking demonstration, cross cultures at a family homestay in the south and a heritage village home in the north
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Local Village Immersion, SÄwarda National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Family Home Meal Experience, Alleppey G Adventures for Good: City Walk, Delhi. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project. Tour of Old Delhi including Jama Masjid Mosque, Chandni Chowk market and Gurduwara Sikh Temple. Walking tour and project visit in Delhi. Tour Taj Mahal, baby Taj and Agra Fort. Visit Fathpur Sikri and Abhaneri Step wells (tank gardens). Explore Jaipur including Amber Fort, Jaipur City Palace and Hawa Mahal. Visit the Village of Sawarda and overnight in a Heritage Home. Explore Kochi including Fort Cochin, the Dutch Palace, the fishing market and Chinese fishing nets. Kathakali cultural show. Visit Tripunithura Hill Palace. Kumarakom canoe ride. Walking tour of the paddy fields and Chempu village. Houseboat day trip along the Kerala backwaters. Homestay with cooking demonstration and meal with a local family. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.