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India Grand Tour

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India Grand Tour - Exodus Travels
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32 reviews
Starts
New Delhi
Destinations
+22
Ends
Kovalam
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Highlights

  • Walk through Old Delhi
  • Marvel Varanasi on the Ganges
  • Visit Red Fort of Akbar with marble Pearl Mosque
  • Spoil your senses with a visit to Taj Mahal
  • Walk through the Ranthambore N.P.
Age range
16 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery
Operator
Exodus Travels
Start in New Delhi and end in Kovalam! With the discovery tour India Grand Tour, you have a 27 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 22 other destinations in India. India Grand Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Delhi; afternoon free.
  2. Day 2: Morning sightseeing; overnight train to Varanasi.
  3. Day 3: Morning arrival; free to explore temples and markets.
  4. Day 4: Boat ride on the spiritual Ganges; sightseeing; overnight train to Agra.
  5. Day 5: Arrive Agra; visit the Red Fort.
  6. Day 6: Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal; to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri.
  7. Day 7: Visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort.
  8. Day 8: Drive to Ranthambore National Park; evening game drive.
  9. Day 9: Morning game drive; optional visit to ancient forts and villages; overnight train to Mumbai.
  10. Day 10: Free day to explore Mumbai
  11. Day 11: To Aurangabad; visit Ellora Caves.
  12. Day 12: Visit Ajanta caves, explore Aurangabad.
  13. Day 13: Day long drive Aurangabad to Bijapur; a glimpse into rural India
  14. Day 14: Morning sightseeing of Bijapur; drive to Hospet.
  15. Day 15: Full day exploring ruins at Hampi.
  16. Day 16: Drive from Hospet to Goa.
  17. Day 17: Goa free day or optional sightseeing 
  18. Day 18: Drive from Goa to Mangalore en route visit Udupi
  19. Day 19: Drive from Mangalore to Mysore.
  20. Day 20: City tour of Mysore, afternoon visit Maharajah's Palace.
  21. Day 21: Drive from Mysore to Ootacamund hill station. (Ooty)
  22. Day 22: Ooty sightseeing. Optional Toy train steam railway trip.
  23. Day 23: Drive from Ooty to Cochin.
  24. Day 24: Tour of Cochin; optional Kathakali dance show.
  25. Day 25: Drive from Cochin to Alleppey; backwater cruise on houseboat.
  26. Day 26: Drive from Alleppey to tropical beaches of Kovalam.
  27. Day 27: End Kovalam.

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32 Reviews

Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Average
6%
Rather Poor
6%
Bad
9%
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  • EB
    Written on January 20, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A long and at times exhausting tour - but great fun too!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?A visit (added to the tour by our leader) to a large step well, something I'd never seen or heard of before - stunning!What did you think of your... Read more

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  • JB
    Written on December 10, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    This is a great trip and gives an excellent overview of India - a crazy colourful chaotic country! It really is a non-stop whirlwind tour, so as long as you are expecting that you will have a great time. Some advice: bring sleeping tablets for the... Read more

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  • AS
    Written on July 15, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    It's a shame I can only give this trip a maximum of five stars. It defornatly opens your eyes and senses. So much that I'm returning to exploure Himalayan villages.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?To many to chose from except everything... Read more

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  • ST
    Written on May 28, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    If you want to get a real insight and feel for India, this is the trip for you. Be prepared to have your senses awakened and to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, colour, light, energy, chaos, culture and history of India. This trip... Read more

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  • TT
    Written on May 9, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    I believe that we were able to experience Incredible India not only due to the length of the trip but due to the organization of Exodus and the leadership of the group. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The most inspirational moment of the... Read more

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  • AN
    Written on April 23, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    If we had thought that India might have changed such that it was no longer a daily assault on all your senses then we would have been wrong. Virtually everyday brought a fresh round of surprise, delight and confirmation that this was a 'must do' trip.What... Read more

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  • K
    Written on January 19, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    Wonderful trip filled with different experiences every day. Very varied with a lot of travel including long days in a car and fun overnights on the train. The food, people, language and culture changes every 200 miles! What was the most inspirational moment... Read more

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  • K
    Written on January 19, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    Wonderful trip filled with different experiences every day. Very varied with a lot of travel including long days in a car and fun overnights on the train. The food, people, language and culture changes every 200 miles! What was the most inspirational moment... Read more

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  • JW
    Written on January 4, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have travelled widely, over 4 decades. This was the most extraordinarily good trip, of this length, I have ever undertakenWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?This is impossible to answer: the artistic and creative genius at the caves of... Read more

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  • JW
    Written on January 4, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have travelled widely, over 4 decades. This was the most extraordinarily good trip, of this length, I have ever undertakenWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?This is impossible to answer: the artistic and creative genius at the caves of... Read more

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for India. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for India. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for India. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
New Delhi is the starting point and Kovalam is the endpoint.
Hold my space
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For any tour departing before 4 November 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 4 November 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 75 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 4,891 km.
  • New Delhi (India)
  • 679 km
  • Varanasi (India)
  • 537 km
  • Agra (India)
  • 36 km
  • Fatehpur Sikri (India)
  • 187 km
  • Jaipur (India)
  • 123 km
  • Ranthambore National Park (India)
  • 857 km
  • Mumbai (India)
  • 273 km
  • Aurangabad (India)
  • 25 km
  • Ellora (India)
  • 25 km
  • Aurangabad (India)
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