Iconic India

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 37 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts New Delhi, India
  • Ends Goa, India
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rajasthan is the India that many people imagine when they dream of travelling to this captivating country – ancient forts, palaces, rural villages and the colourful cities of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaipur.
  • Pushkar and Varanasi are among the holiest cities in India. Climb to hilltop temples at sunrise, dodge cows in the street, and observe pilgrims praying along the ghats of the sacred Ganges River during a boat cruise.
  • Ride out into the Thar Desert on a camel safari. Feast on Rajasthani cuisine at sunset before bunking down to camp between the sand dunes.
  • Glide through the backwaters of Kerala on a pole boat, going ashore for a village homestay – a beautiful break and a perfect way to get close to local customs and culture.
The Iconic India tour starts from New Delhi and ends in Goa. It is a train tour that takes 37 days taking you through Jaisalmer, Varkala, Kochi and 15 other destinations in India. Iconic India is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Travel to the far-flung corners of India on this epic Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. In the north, ride camels through Jaisalmer's desert, lose yourself in the electric bazaars of Jodhpur, witness pilgrims performing ancient ceremonies on the ghats of Varanasi and marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. Then bask in the tropical southern climate, cruise along the Kerala Backwaters, come face-to-face with local customs in small rural towns, and laze on the gorgeous beaches of Goa – India's idyllic holiday destination. Enjoy the freedom to be immersed in the diverse cultures of colourful, chaotic and enchanting India on this small-group adventure.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
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5 - Excellent
  • Rita
  • From Australia
  • On Apr 03 2018
“Excellent”
Janice's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Janice
  • From USA
  • On Jun 27 2019
“Our trip was very good for the money. The accommodations were adequate, our guide handled a lot of the details and we had time to explore on our own. Best for people traveling solo or as a couple.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Aug 23 2018
“Beautiful sights, jovial tour guide, well done! A great adventure, worth the price.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Delhi
  • Day 2: Delhi – Overnight Train
  • Day 3: Thar Desert
  • Day 4: Jaisalmer
  • Day 5: Jaisalmer
  • Day 6: Jodhpur
  • Day 7: Jodhpur
  • Day 8: Udaipur
  • Day 9: Udaipur
  • Day 10: Udaipur
  • Day 11: Pushkar
  • Day 12: Pushkar
  • Day 13: Jaipur
  • Day 14: Jaipur
  • Day 15: Abhaneri
  • Day 16: Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
  • Day 17: Agra – Overnight Train
  • Day 18: Varanasi
  • Day 19: Varanasi
  • Day 20: Varanasi – Overnight Train
  • Day 21: Delhi
  • Day 22: Trivandrum
  • Day 23: Varkala
  • Day 24: Varkala
  • Day 25: Kerala Backwaters
  • Day 26: Kochi
  • Day 27: Kochi
  • Day 28: Periyar
  • Day 29: Periyar
  • Day 30: Madurai
  • Day 31: Madurai – Overnight Train
  • Day 32: Mysore
  • Day 33: Mysore – Overnight Train
  • Day 34: Hampi
  • Day 35: Hampi - Overnight train
  • Day 36: Goa
  • Day 37: Goa
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Guesthouse (5 nights), Heritage Property (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (18 nights), Overnight sleeper train (6 nights)
Meals
  • 4 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinner
Transport
  • Auto rickshaw , Boat , Bus , Camel , Car , Cycle rickshaw , Local bus , Metro , Overnight sleeper train , Private vehicle , Taxi , Train
Included Activities
  • Delhi - Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
  • Delhi - Jama Masjid
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Jaisalmer - City tour
  • Jaisalmer - Camel safari & overnight desert camp
  • Jodhpur - City walk
  • Udaipur - City walk
  • Pushkar - Walking tour
  • Jaipur - Walking & market tour
  • Abhaneri - Stepwells & Harshat Mata Temple
  • Varanasi - Old City tour
  • Kerala Backwaters - Pole boat ride
  • Guided village walk backwaters
  • Kochi - Fort Kochi walk
  • Periyar - Spice plantation visit
  • Madurai - Walking tour
  • Mysore - City walk
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to New Delhi and from Goa 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 Iconic India tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Iconic India tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 31 May 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Iconic India 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.

Visa

For this Iconic India 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.

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
NEED HELP OR HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS TOUR?
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