If you’re looking for a taste of India’s world-class highlights but still want to explore some of its hidden gems, this action-packed adventure serves up a great combination. Stand in awe of the Taj Mahal's perfection, wander the French Quarter of Pondicherry, search for tigers in the wild - experience the iconic highlights of the North before flying south for even more culture and wilderness. Appreciate the colours of Rajasthan and the Tamil style of the Sri Meenakshi Temple. Our CEO will lead the way and eliminate the hassle so you can experience incredible India.



Day 1 Delhi
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Delhi/Agra
Take a morning walk through the city with a young adult from the Planeterra-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. Later, visit Old Delhi, explore the spice markets and visit Jama Masjid and Connaught Place. Drive to Agra in the afternoon.

Day 3 Agra
Visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj.

Day 4 Bharatpur
En route to Bharatpur, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the now-deserted former capital of the Mughals. In the afternoon, opt to take a cycle-rickshaw in Keoladeo Ghana National Park.

Days 5-6 Jaipur
Visit Abhaneri, known for its beautiful stepwells and the famous Harshat Mata Temple. In the afternoon, reach Jaipur and take a photo opportunity at the Hawa Mahal and visit Amber Fort. Opt to watch a Bollywood movie in Raj Mandir cinema.

Day 7 Delhi
Return to Delhi in the afternoon.

Days 8-9 Kochi
Fly to Kochi. Orientation walk in Fort Kochi.

Days 10-11 Wayanad
Take a morning train, then scenic drive, to Wayanad. Explore nature trails in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and Eddakal prehistoric caves.

Day 12 Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Spend the night at the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary provides one of the most important refuges for elephants and bison in India.

Days 13 Mysore
Enjoy an included visit to Chaumundi Temple and Mysore Palace.

Days 14-15 Mamallapuram
Take an afternoon train to Chennai and a short bus ride to Mamallapuram where we visit the Shore Temple.

Day 16 Pondicherry
Continue to Pondicherry, a former French territory; learn about Sri Aurobindo Ghose at the ashram.

Days 17-18 Madurai
Drive to Madurai and enjoy a cycle-rickshaw tour of the city and Sri Meenakshi Temple.

Day 19 Thekkady
Guided tour of the spice plantations in Cardamom Hills.

Day 20 Kerala Backwaters Homestay
Go by private bus to Alleppey then a riverboat to the homestay. Experience local life and enjoy a guided walk along the lagoon.

Day 21 Kochi
Tour ends on arrival in Kochi. Onward travel can be booked for 4pm or later.