Family Indian Discovery

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • age requirement 7+ yrs
  • age_requirement 7+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts New Delhi, India
  • Ends Mararikulam, India
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Houseboat Float through the backwaters and sleep on a traditional boat
  • Backwater Home Stay Learn about Indian family life at a home stay
  • See the magnificent Taj Mahal and exotic palaces of Jaipur
  • Periyar National Park Look out for monkey, deer and porcupine on a walk through the park
Starting in New Delhi and ending in Mararikulam, the Family Indian Discovery trip is a guided wildlife tour that takes 13 days. You will travel through Kerala Backwaters, Agra, Thekkady and 5 other destinations in India. Family Indian Discovery is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Combine north and south India in two weeks. Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, explore the grand monuments of Delhi and cruise the backwaters of tropical Kerala in the south. Spend a night at a homestay, cook up a fragrant curry using local ingredients, hire bikes and explore ornate temples and, kick back and relax with two days relaxing on the stunning Indian Ocean. Houseboat - Float through the backwaters and sleep on a traditional boat Periyar National Park - Look out for wildlife on a boat trip in the park Kochi - Discover Fort Kochi, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace and watch a Kathakali show
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Based on 250 reviews
Helle's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Helle
  • On Feb 03 2020
“Very well organized , I felt safe from start to end - with the guides, support vehicules”
Jean's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Jean
  • On Jan 27 2020
“A little update to the trip notes regarding the Timkat celebrations would be helpful. ”
Elisabeth's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Elisabeth
  • On Jan 06 2020
“A lovely country and enjoyable trip.”
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  • Day 1 : Arrive in Delhi with city tour of New Delhi
  • Day 2 : Travel to Agra and visit its fort. Witness sunset at the Taj Mahal
  • Day 3 : Travel to Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Continue to Jaipur known as 'the pink city'.
  • Day 4 : Full day in Jaipur. Visit the Amber Palace and Fortress.
  • Day 5 : Fly to Kochi
  • Day 6 : Drive to Fort Kochi, visit the Mattancherry Palace and watch the famous Kathakali Dancers
  • Day 7 : Drive to Thekkady, free afternoon
  • Day 8 : Boat trip in Periyar National Park, visit a Tea factory and drive to Chennmkary Village
  • Day 9 : Free-time to explore Mancombo Village
  • Day 10 : Drive to Alleppey and board a houseboat to the Kerala Backwaters
  • Day 11 : Drive to the beach resort of Mararikulam
  • Day 12 : Day at the resort of Mararikulam
  • Day 13 : Trip ends in Mararikulam
  • 12 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Hotel Jivitesh (1 night)
  • Hotel Amar (1 night)
  • Mandawa Haveli (2 nights)
  • Hotel Bright Heritage (2 nights)
  • Hotel Grand Thekkady (1 night)
  • Gaaby World Homestay (2 nights)
  • Houseboat (1 night)
  • Abad Turtle Beach Resort (2 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Flight
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Boat Crew
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Rickshaw
  • Any international flights to New Delhi and from Mararikulam are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Family Indian Discovery tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Family Indian Discovery tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 18 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 March 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Family Indian Discovery tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Family Indian Discovery tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
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