Iconic India

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Iconic India - Intrepid Travel
Iconic India - Intrepid Travel
15 reviews
New Delhi


  • Take a guided walking tour in Old Delhi
  • Enjoy the sunrise over the sand dunes
  • Visit Sadar Bazaar
  • Visit Sajjan Garh
  • Explore Taj Mahal
Age range
15 to 70 year olds
Hotel, Home-stay, Camping, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane
Physical Rating
Start in New Delhi and end in Goa! With the in-depth cultural tour Iconic India, you have a 37 day tour package taking you from New Delhi to Goa and through New Delhi, India and 15 other destinations in India. Iconic India is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

15 Reviews

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  • TS
    Written on July 25, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    37 days on India is too long especially during off season. The north was really hot, the south was cooler but not as lively due to monsoon season. As a basic trip nothing us included but transportation and hotel. The hotels don't all have AC or wifi and cleanliness is a big issue. I had great tour leaders but being a basic trip, optional activities are always being shoved in your face. There are basic things like the Taj Mahal, forts and palaces that can be included in the price to make this trip more worthwhile. Too many sleeper trains (3 back to back in the South) and not enough hotel stays to allow you to explore a city.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Dear Tina, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We were disappointed to read that your Iconic India trip did not meet your expectations. Our Basix trips are designed with budget travellers in mind, meaning we use local transport, stay in simple (but clean and central) accommodation, and include plenty of free time, with lots of optional activities, to allow passengers to spend their money as they like. This style of travel is not for everyone and we are very sorry to hear that you found it wasn’t for you. We would love an opportunity to more fully understand your experience as feedback from our passengers is essential towards improving all that we do. Please feel free to contact our Customer Relations team who will be happy to further address your concerns: Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Intrepid Travel
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  • A
    Written on January 11, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    Travellers from HRC trip were indifferent to new people joining. I\'m not sure if this was just a one-time case or an issue that needs to be looked into.

  • A
    Written on December 20, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    The india unplugged is an amazing trip and very well organised. The trip exceeded my expectations. The itinerary provided the right amount of time to feel satisfied.

  • A
    Written on November 5, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip but I think on the first night the tour leader should stay withthe group and help everyone to get to know each other, he left us to fend for ourselves after giving directions. Other then this he was a very efficient tour leader.

  • A
    Written on October 8, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    the north and south are so diverse - this is an amazing way to get a taste of both and really get the most out of your trip! :)

  • A
    Written on October 8, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    the trip (both in the north and south) was amazing - i couldn\'t have seen as much if i had travelled alone or met as many wonderful people or experienced the real india in the way that this trip allowed! thank you!

  • A
    Written on October 5, 2010

    Amazing journey---way too short brilliant leader, group, itinerary!!!!!!!

  • A
    Written on September 24, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!! the leader, group, itinerary, were outstanding--loved it

  • A
    Written on May 25, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    I found the local payment for this trip very expensive for a country like India where most things are very cheap. I think the money would have been better spent on more expensive hotels with A/C as there are so many power cuts, especially in the south.

  • A
    Written on May 17, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    The overall trip was very good but the heat played a big part in the pleasantness of the experience especially the accomodations which I will elaborate in the acccom field. This feed back is for the southern part.


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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Delhi
  2. Day 2: Delhi
  3. Day 3: Jaisalmer/Thar Desert
  4. Day 4: Jaisalmer
  5. Day 5: Jaisalmer
  6. Day 6: Jodhpur
  7. Day 7: Jodhpur
  8. Day 8: Udaipur
  9. Day 9: Udaipur
  10. Day 10: Udaipur
  11. Day 11: Pushkar
  12. Day 12: Pushkar
  13. Day 13: Jaipur
  14. Day 14: Jaipur
  15. Day 15: Abhaneri
  16. Day 16: Agra
  17. Day 17: Agra
  18. Day 18: Varanasi
  19. Day 19: Varanasi
  20. Day 20: Varanasi
  21. Day 21: Delhi
  22. Day 22: Trivandrum
  23. Day 23: Varkala
  24. Day 24: Varkala
  25. Day 25: Kerala Backwaters Homestay
  26. Day 26: Kochi
  27. Day 27: Kochi
  28. Day 28: Thakaddy / Periyar National Park
  29. Day 29: Thakaddy / Periyar National Park
  30. Day 30: Madurai
  31. Day 31: Madurai
  32. Day 32: Mysore
  33. Day 33: Mysore
  34. Day 34: Hampi
  35. Day 35: Hampi
  36. Day 36: Goa
  37. Day 37: Goa

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    Rated Rather poor by past passengers
  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

    Rated Rather poor by past passengers
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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • December 1, 2016

      Does the tour price include airport transfers?

      Transfers are not included in the package. You can have a chat to your tour leader during the trip to gain some support in organizing transport/from the airport, or we could add on purchased transfers for you

    • September 1, 2016

      Can you help us process our visas if needed?

      Unfortunately we are unable to give visa advice due to the vast number of nationalities which our customers represent. Some nationalities can travel freely over borders, where others require advance permission to enter. There are also changes in requirements from time to time. We recommend checking your local embassy or consulate's website for the latest up to date information.

    • August 1, 2016

      Also what will be the size of the tour group (average for standard tour)?

      The maximum number of passengers this group will take is 12, with an average group size of 10 for this tour.

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      Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Hepatitis A
      Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      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.


      New Delhi is the starting point and Goa is the endpoint.
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      Covering a total distance of approx 6,483 km.
      • New Delhi (India)
      • 651 km
      • Jaisalmer (India)
      • 222 km
      • Jodhpur (India)
      • 201 km
      • Udaipur (India)
      • 230 km
      • Pushkar (India)
      • 131 km
      • Jaipur (India)
      • 222 km
      • Agra (India)
      • 537 km
      • Varanasi (India)
      • 679 km
      • New Delhi (India)
      • 2,237 km
      • Trivandrum (India)
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