Poppodoms & Palm Trees

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  • Sailing, yachting and motor boating
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 39 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 24
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts New Delhi, India
  • Ends Chennai, India
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 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
The Poppodoms & Palm Trees tour starts in New Delhi and ends in Chennai. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 39 days taking you through Jodhpur, Hampi, Old Goa and 18 other destinations in India. Poppodoms & Palm Trees is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.

4 - Very Good
Based on 2 reviews
  • Katherine C
  • On Apr 22 2018
4 - Very Good
Very Good
“I had done one Dragoman trip before, so I knew what to expect. This trip was easier in a way because there was very little camping and no cooking, but harder (for me) because it was so hot.”
  • David C
  • On Apr 22 2018
4 - Very Good
Very Good
“Enjoyed the more recreational section with a group of 14 from Mumbai. Enjoyed the culture of Rajasthan, inluding the camel safari. Unexpected highlight was the caves at Ellora”
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  • Day 1: Delhi
  • Day 2: Bikaner
  • Day 3: Jaisalmer
  • Day 4: Jaisalmer
  • Day 5: Jaisalmer
  • Day 6: Jodhpur
  • Day 7: Jodhpur
  • Day 8: Udaipur
  • Day 9: Udaipur
  • Day 10: Udaipur
  • Day 11: Mandu
  • Day 12: Mandu
  • Day 13: Ajanta
  • Day 14: Ellora
  • Day 15: Mumbai
  • Day 16: Mumbai
  • Day 17: Mumbai
  • Day 18: Goa
  • Day 19: Goa
  • Day 20: Old Goa
  • Day 21: Old Goa
  • Day 22: Hampi
  • Day 23: Hampi
  • Day 24: Mysore
  • Day 25: Mysore
  • Day 26: Wayanad
  • Day 27: Wayanad
  • Day 28: Kochi
  • Day 29: Kochi
  • Day 30: Alleppey
  • Day 31: Varkala
  • Day 32: Varkala
  • Day 33: Varkala
  • Day 34: Kanyakumari
  • Day 35: Madurai
  • Day 36: Pondicherry
  • Day 37: Pondicherry
  • Day 38: Chennai
  • Day 39: Chennai
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Camel, Train, Boat
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
  • 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
  • 24 Breakfasts
  • 12 Lunches
  • 18 Dinners
  • Any international flights to New Delhi and from Chennai 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 Poppodoms & Palm Trees tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Poppodoms & Palm Trees tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 12 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Poppodoms & Palm Trees 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 Poppodoms & Palm Trees 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.

Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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