India Unplugged

Reise auf dieser Abenteuertour in die entlegensten Winkel Indiens

  • Varanasi - heiligste Stadt des Hinduismus
  • Zeitlos schönes Taj Mahal in Agra (Weltkulturerbe)
  • Bootsfahrt durch die Kerala Backwaters
  • Entspannung in Goa
  • Jodhpur - die "Blaue Stadt"
  • Romantische Atmosphäre in Udaipur
  • Beeindruckende Ruinen in Hampi (Weltkulturerbe)
  • Altstadt von Delhi
  • Jaipur - romantische Stadt in Rosa
  • Mit dem Kamel durch die Thar Wüste
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
  • Einreisebestimmungen

37 Tage Indien

Wüste Metropolen Zug Strand ab 1.885 € Anfragen oder buchen

Sonderkonditionen

Entdecke die entlegendsten Ecken Indiens auf dieser Erlebnisreise von Nord nach Süd. Reite mit dem Kamel durch die Thar Wüste, schlendere über belebte, farbenfrohe Basare, misch dich unter die Pilger in Varanasi am heiligen Ganges und staune über die weiß schimmernde Marmorfassade des zeitlos schönen Taj Mahal in Agra. Im Süden genießt du das tropische Klima, erkundest mit dem Boot die tropischen Kerala Backwaters und erhältst einen Einblick in die Kultur und Religion ländlicher Städte und kleiner Fischerdörfer. Von Delhi bis zu den Stränden von Goa - entdecke die Höhepunkte und tauch ein in die Farbenpracht, den Zauber und die Magie Indiens.

1. Tag: Delhi
2. Tag: Delhi - Nachtzug nach Jaisalmer
3. Tag: Thar Wüste
4-5. Tag: Jaisalmer
6-7. Tag: Jodhpur
8-10. Tag: Udaipur
11. Tag: Pushkar
12. Tag: Pushkar
13-14. Tag: Jaipur
15. Tag: Abhaneri
16. Tag: Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
17. Tag: Agra - Nachtzug nach Varanasi
18-19. Tag: Varanasi
20. Tag: Varanasi - Nachtzug nach Delhi
21. Tag: Delhi
22. Tag: Trivandrum
23-24. Tag: Varkala
25. Tag: Kerala Backwaters
26. Tag: Kochi
27. Tag: Kochi
28-29. Tag: Periyar
30. Tag: Madurai
31. Tag: Madurai - Nachtzug nach Mysore
32. Tag: Mysore
33. Tag: Mysore - Nachtzug nach Hampi
34. Tag: Hampi
35. Tag: Hampi - Nachtzug nach Goa
36. Tag: Goa
37. Tag: Goa

Leistungen enthalten

  • Indien Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterbringung und Verpflegung gemäß Programm
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Jama Masjid, Rundgang durch Alt-Delhi, Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Tempel) in Delhi
  • Stadttour in Jaisalmer, Jaipur und Jodhpur
  • Kamelsafari und Übernachtung im Wüstencamp in Jaisalmer
  • Spaziergang durch Pushkar
  • Besichtigung der Stufenbrunnen in Abhaneri
  • Bootstour und Dorfrundgang in den Kerala Backwaters
  • Besuch des Fort Kochi
  • Besuch einer Gewürzplantage in Periyar
  • Stadtrundgang in Madurai
  • Stadtrundgang in Udaipur
  • Marktbesuch in Jaipur
  • Besuch des Harshat Mata Tempels in Abhaneri
  • Rundgang durch die Altstadt von Varanasi
  • Stadtrundgang in Mysore

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder

Unterbringung

24x Standard-Hotel
6x Nachtzug
1x Wüstencamp
2x Gästehaus
2x Resort
1x Gastfamilie
Unterbringung in Zwei- und Mehrbettzimmern. Alleinreisende werden mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht.

Campen in der Thar Wüste bedeutet mitten in der Natur zu sein. Die Bedingungen sind einfach und es gibt keine Toiletten. Bitte bring Wasser, Gesichtstücher, Handdesinfektionsmittel und andere persönliche Hygienartikel, die du brauchen kannst, mit.

Verpflegung

4x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 2x Abendessen

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachige Reiseleitung, lokale Guides

Hinter jeder Reise steht ein großartiger Reiseleiter. Der Enthusiasmus und das fast unschlagbare Wissen unserer einheimischen und englischsprachigen Reiseleiter werden deine Reise unvergesslich machen. Mit Rat und Tat stehen sie den Reisenden zur Seite. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie vor Ort für die Gruppe da, wissen nicht nur, in welchen Restaurants man gut isst und wo die besten Shops zu finden sind, sondern zeigen dein Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.

Transportarten

Metro, Flugzeug, Bahn, Boot, öffentlicher Bus, Rikscha, Kamel, Privatfahrzeug

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

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Flughafentransfer

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Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

Delhi
Rotes Fort INR500
Qutb Minar INR500
Humayuns Grab INR500
Gandhi's Delhi Urban Adventure INR2500
City Food Crawl Urban Adventure INR3500
Home-Cooked Experience Urban Adventure INR4000

Jaisalmer
Folklore Museum INR10

Jodphur
Meherangarh Fort INR600
Bishnoi Dörfer - Tagesausflug INR750

Udaipur
Bootsfahrt INR350
Stadtpalast INR300
Kochkurs INR600
Kulturelle Tanzshow INR150
Monsoon Palast INR300
Shilpgram Handwerksdorf INR25

Pushkar
Brahma Tempel kostenfrei
Savitri Tempel kostenfrei

Jaipur
Amber Fort INR500
Stadtpalast INR600
Bollywood Film im Raj Mandir Kino INR400
Balloon Safari USD260

Agra
Taj Mahal INR1100

Varanasi
Ausflug nach Sarnath INR250 (nur Eintritt)
Blumenzeremonie am Ganges INR140
Bootstour zum Sonnenaufgang INR80

Kochi
Dutch Palace INR5
Kathakali Tanzshow INR300

Periyar
Geführte Naturwanderung INR750

Madurai
Sri Meenakshi Tempel INR50
Gandhi Museum kostenfrei

Mysore
Keshava Tempel INR200
Maharadscha Palast INR200
Chamundi Hill Tempel INR100

Hampi
Vittala Tempel INR500

Bitte beachte, dass sich die angegebenen Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.

1. Tag: Delhi

Namaste and welcome to Delhi, India. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. Your leader will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you bring these details. If you're going to be late, please inform hotel reception. If you arrive into Delhi with time to spare, perhaps pay a visit to the World Heritage-listed Humayun's Tomb or the 12th-century Qutub Minar. As the former residence of royal families and British soldiers, the Red Fort plays a vital part in Delhi’s history.

Optional Activities:
Delhi - Humayun's Tomb - INR500
Delhi - Qutub Minar - INR500
Delhi - Red Fort - INR500
Delhi - Gandhi's Delhi Urban Adventure - INR2700
Delhi - City Food Crawl Urban Adventure - INR3500
Delhi - Home-Cooked Experience Urban Adventure - INR4000

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

2. Tag: Delhi - Nachtzug nach Jaisalmer

In the morning, set off with the group by metro to Old Delhi and explore on a walking tour. Experience the chaos of an Indian traffic jam, as you inch your way through the streets around Chandni Chowk marketplace in a traditional cycle rickshaw. Visit the Jama Masjid, Delhi's oldest and India’s largest mosque, and then stop by the Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) to learn about the Sikh religion. Tonight transfer to the railway station and board a 19-hour/750 km overnight train to Jaisalmer. Local vendors will board the train at various stops to sell snacks, but it’s advised that you bring some of your own food for the journey too.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Delhi - Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
Delhi - Jama Masjid
Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)

Fahrzeit: ca. 19 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 750 km

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

3. Tag: Thar Wüste

If there are no delays, you should arrive into Jaisalmer around midday. Pack a small overnight bag and leave the rest of your luggage at the hotel. Embark on a camel safari into the sand dunes of the Thar Desert. Drive by jeep to the starting point, where you’ll meet your guides and set off through the desert for the three-hour ride to the camping ground. The campsite is very basic, with a wind break set up against a sand dune. Your guides will get a campfire going and cook a traditional Rajasthani dinner while you relax and watch the sunset. Water and soft drinks are available for purchase. Sleep under the open sky on a camp style cot with a pillow, sheets, mattress and blankets provided. There are no structured bathroom facilities so please bring toiletries with you, including hand sanitiser. Toilets are simple long drop style.

Special Information: During the winter months (December and January), temperatures in the desert can drop below zero. Your leader will monitor the weather forecast to decide whether this activity will be able to go ahead. If not, you’ll take a day trip to the Thar Desert instead of the overnight stay. Some travellers also like to bring a sleeping bag and base layers for camping in the colder months.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Jaisalmer - City tour
Jaisalmer - Camel safari & overnight desert camp

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.

Unterkunft: Wüstencamp

Verpflegung: 1x Abendessen

4-5. Tag: Jaisalmer

Rise early to enjoy the sunrise over the sand dunes before having a simple breakfast. The ride back to the drop off point from the desert takes around 90 minutes. Return to the city by private vehicle, where you can take an optional trip to the Folklore Museum. This small museum displays printing blocks, musical instruments, religious artefacts and camel decorations, offering insights into the cultural heritage of Jaisalmer. Our accommodation in Jaisalmer is in a simple guesthouse.

Today is a free day to explore Jaisalmer. This old fortress city has long been a centre for nomadic tribespeople who come to trade in the twisting alleys and markets inside the walls. Perhaps visit the Jain temples, do some shopping or admire the ornate havelis (traditional Indian houses) found throughout the city.

Optional Activities:
Jaisalmer - Folklore Museum - INR10

Fahrzeit: ca. 1.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Gästehaus

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

6-7. Tag: Jodhpur

Take a private bus to the railway station and then a six-hour train ride (approximately 300km/3rd Class AC train) across the desert to the blue city of Jodhpur. Enjoy a walk to see the sights, including a visit to one of the oldest markets in India, the Sadar Bazaar. Haggle over Bollywood soundtracks, bangles, leather shoes and colourful saris, or simply soak up the energy of a typical Indian market. Jodhpur is said to be home to the best lassis in India, so make sure you try one.

You have the option to visit the colossal Mehrangarh Fort today. The fort is one of the largest in India and is still run by the Jodhpur royal family. Explore the palaces, galleries and artillery inside the fortress walls and admire great views over the city. Today’s other option is to take a tour of the nearby Bishnoi villages. Take a glimpse into rural Rajasthani life and learn about the rich cultural traditions of these peaceful, nature-loving tribespeople.

Optional Activities:
Jodhpur - Bishnoi villages day trip - INR750
Jodhpur - Meherangarh Fort - INR600

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Jodhpur - City walk

Fahrstrecke: ca. 300 km

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

8-10. Tag: Udaipur

Take auto rickshaws from our hotel to the bus station this morning board a local bus for the eight-hour/300km journey to Udaipur. Known as the ‘Venice of the East’, this white city is often regarded as the most romantic in India. Set amid the Aravalli Hills, Udaipur curls around a huge lake. On arrival, take a walk to gather your bearings. Explore twisting alleyways filled with shops and bazaars selling things like silver jewellery, shoes, bags, leather goods and miniature paintings.

Enjoy a free day to explore the sights of Udaipur. Perhaps take a short boat ride on the famous Lake Pichola (seasonal) and see the palaces of Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas rise out of the water of their own reflections. Tour of the lakeside City Palace complex, the largest palace in Rajasthan. While inside, check out vivid murals and royal antiques, and pop into the impressive Jagdish Temple that’s dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. Alternatively, learn the secrets behind making the perfect Indian thali during a half-day cooking class.

Today’s options include a visit to Sajjan Garh (Monsoon Palace). Perched atop a hill overlooking Lake Pichola and built it in 1884, the palace was named after Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar Dynasty. You might like to join a trip to the nearby rural arts and crafts village of Shilpgram, where mud huts, artistic performances and traditional rural ways of life can be observed. Back in Udaipur, enjoy a concert combining seven traditional Rajasthani folk dances.

Optional Activities:
Udaipur - Lake Pichola boat ride - INR350
Udaipur - City Palace - INR300
Udaipur - Cooking class - INR600
Udaipur - Cultural dance show - INR150
Udaipur - Monsoon Palace - INR300
Udaipur - Shilpgram craft village - INR25

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Udaipur - City walk

Fahrzeit: ca. 8 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 300 km

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

11. Tag: Pushkar

Transfer to the station and travel by train for around seven hours/300km to the city of Ajmer (AC seated carriage). From here, it’s a 45-minute/30km drive by private vehicle to your hotel in Pushkar. Pushkar is one of the India's holiest towns and a market centre for the surrounding villages. Head out to explore the town on a walking tour, exploring the main bazaar along the way. Take a walk around Pushkar’s lake and past the bustling ghats and temples, observing the devout as they worship at the holy waters.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Pushkar - Walking tour

Fahrzeit: ca. 7.5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 330 km

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

12. Tag: Pushkar

Early morning risers can hike up the hill to the Savitri Temple for sunrise views over the town. If the chai man is there, enjoy a steaming cup of tea at the top. Later in the day, pay a visit to the colourful Brahma Temple, which is dedicated to the Hindu god, Brahma. If you’re lucky enough to be in town for the Pushkar Camel Fair, experience one of India’s most famous festivals.

Special Information: We will do all we can to ensure that travellers booked with a trip to coincide with the fair will get an opportunity to see the best of the festival, but we cannot take responsibility if the dates of the fair change. Pushkar hotels raise their rates considerably during the festival, so departures across this period may be at a higher price. Although we make bookings months in advance, accommodation in Pushkar tends to overbook at this time. That’s why we ask for a flexible approach from people travelling at this time as accommodation, order of activities and type of transport may need to change.

Optional Activities:
Pushkar - Brahma Temple - Free
Pushkar - Savitri Temple - Free

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

13-14. Tag: Jaipur

Transfer back to Ajmer and then travel by local bus to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur today (approximately four hours/150 km). On arrival take auto rickshaws to our hotel, then explore Rajasthan’s capital on a walking tour. See the beehive-like structure of the Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal), built so that women of the royal family could observe street festivities unseen. Your evening is then free.

Today is yours for optional activities. For many travellers, a hot air balloon experience is one of the highlights of Jaipur. Ballooning can be done over the city early in the morning between September and June. For additional information, please see the ‘Important Notes’ section of the trip notes. In the afternoon, visit the Amber Fort. Set on a hilltop overlooking Maota Lake, the fort is an excellent example of Rajput architecture. Entering the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) is a particularly memorable experience. Explore Jaipur’s Royal City Palace and get among the crowds of the city’s bazaars to shop for artisan goods and semi-precious stones. A true local experience is to immerse yourself in Bollywood culture with a movie at a classic cinema.

Optional Activities:
Jaipur - Amber Fort - INR500
Jaipur - City Palace - INR600
Jaipur - Bollywood Movie at Raj Mandir Cinema - INR400
Jaipur - Balloon Safari - USD260

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Jaipur - Walking & market tour

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 150 km

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

15. Tag: Abhaneri

Head to Abhaneri (approximately 2 hours / 95km). This rural town provides a lovely detour from the bigger cities of Rajasthan. It is known for its 'baoris', step-wells which were invented long ago to harvest rain water. You will visit the 10th-century Chand Baori, one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Rajasthan. This step-well is some 20 metres deep, and the cool lower reaches of the well is where locals used to gather to escape the heat. See the pavillion on one side, which was reserved for the royals. Afterwards, visit Abhaneri's other crown jewel, the Harshat Mata Temple, which is right nearby. This architectural delight was dedicated to the goddess of happiness and joy, and dates back to the 7th century.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Abhaneri - Stepwells & Harshat Mata Temple

Fahrzeit: ca. 2 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 95 km

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

16. Tag: Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Head east by private transport for the two to three hour/60km journey to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri. Rich in Mughal heritage, Agra is a city of gardens, temples and open rooftops. No doubt everyone will be keen to visit the Taj Mahal, a white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz. The building is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and attracts over three million visitors each year. The rest of the day is free to explore. An amazing local social enterprise, Sheroes Hangout, an initiative by the Stop Acid Attacks campaign and staffed by survivors, is located about 10 mins walk from the Taj Mahal and is an excellent place to stop for a cold drink, coffee or light meal while you are here.

Optional Activities:
Agra - Taj Mahal - INR1100

Fahrzeit: ca. 2 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 60 km

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

17. Tag: Agra - Nachtzug nach Varanasi

Today perhaps return to the Taj Mahal at sunrise, then explore the spectacular Red Fort on the banks of the Yamuna River. Built in 1565 by Emperor Akbar, the fort was originally designed to be a military structure. If you have extra time, you may like to continue onto Akbar's Mausoleum to pay your respects to the great emperor. In the evening, take a 12-hour/700km overnight train to Varanasi (3 AC class).

Optional Activities:
Agra - Agra Fort - INR600
Agra - Akbar's Mausoleum - INR210

Fahrzeit: ca. 12 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 700 km

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

18-19. Tag: Varanasi

On arrival this morning transfer by auto rickshaw to your hotel and check in. Then wander through narrow alleyways on a walk around the Old City. At sunset, a great experience is to take a boat cruise down the Ganges, releasing an offering of floating candles and flowers into the river. Every evening at 7 pm, priests perform a ganga aarti (fire ceremony) at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. Each year thousands of Hindu pilgrims come to the holy city of Varanasi to pray along the banks of the sacred Ganges River and to cremate the dead in open-air funeral ceremonies.

We highly recommend starting very early with a sunrise boat trip along the Ganges, passing pilgrims bathing and praying along the colourful ghats. See dhobi-wallahs (washerwomen and men) drying clothes along the riverbank. Make sure you keep an eye out for the sinking Vishnu temple near the Manikarnika Ghat. The rest of the day is free for you to do as you please. Perhaps take a trip out to Sarnath, where Buddha gave his first speech after finding enlightenment. The Dhamekh Stupa dominates the landscape of this holy site.

Optional Activities:
Varanasi - Sunset candle ceremony - INR140
Varanasi - Sarnath day trip (entry only) - INR250
Varanasi - Sunrise boat trip - INR80

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Varanasi - Old City tour

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

20. Tag: Varanasi - Nachtzug nach Delhi

In the morning, you have some free time to explore more of Varanasi. Perhaps visit the Vishwanath Temple, which is laden with 800 kg of gold plating. Slow down your pace with a visit to the Kriti Gallery, which displays the work of local Indian artists. In the afternoon, board your final 15-hour/800km overnight train to Delhi.

Fahrzeit: ca. 15 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 800 km

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

21. Tag: Delhi

Arrive into Delhi late in the morning from your overnight train and taxi to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore the city. Your leader will be able to give you some suggestions – our Urban Adventures are highly recommended!

Optional Activities:
Delhi - Gandhi's Delhi Urban Adventure - INR2700

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

22. Tag: Trivandrum

Enjoy a free morning in Delhi before transferring to the airport for an included flight bound for Trivandrum. Please note that this flight is most likely unaccompanied, however you’ll be met in Trivandrum and transferred to your hotel by a local representative. Tonight, there is another group briefing at 6 pm, where you’ll meet your new travel pals and group leader who’ll join you for the next stage of your journey. Afterwards, take a walk around Trivandrum and perhaps join an optional group dinner – your group leader will know of some delicious spots to eat at.

Special Information: As this is a combination trip, the travellers in your group and your group leader are likely to change today. There will be a welcome meeting tonight to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and meet travellers joining you. It’s important that you attend the meeting as your new leader will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.
Please note that Kerala is officially a dry state, with alcohol sales and consumption limited to bars in five-star hotels.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

23-24. Tag: Varkala

In the morning, head up the coast by private vehicle for around two hours to the town of Varkala. Once settled into your hotel, use the free time to explore the Keralan coast, which is home to some of India’s most pristine beaches. Soaring cliffs protect Varkala’s sandy bay and, depending on the time of year, dolphins can be spotted from high up on the rocks. In the evening, maybe head into town to one of the numerous restaurants serving fresh, local seafood.

Enjoy a free day in Varkala. This is a great place to sit back and relax, but if you want to get active there are plenty of water activities on offer, such as surfing and windsurfing. Even though this is a popular destination for Indian tourists, the beaches are quiet and laid-back. Take the rest of the day to relax, before the rest of South India beckons.

Fahrzeit: ca. 2 Std.

Unterkunft: Resort

25. Tag: Kerala Backwaters

Today take a local three-hour train along the Keralan coastline to Alappuzha (Alleppey). Once an important trading port and now famous for the annual 'Snake Boat Race’ in August, Alappuzha is the starting point for most journeys into the backwaters. An auto rickshaw will take you from the train station to the boat boarding point. Explore the backwaters in a pole boat, before heading to an island village for an overnight homestay with a local family. Your guide will take you on a walk around the village and introduce you to the local community.

Special Information: Accommodation is on a multi-share basis. All the families in the community live within a few hundred metres of each other, with at least one person in each family speaking a reasonable standard of English. Food is traditional Keralan home-cooking. Standards and configuration of rooms may differ between home stays.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Kerala Backwaters - Pole boat ride
Guided village walk backwaters

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.

Unterkunft: Gastfamilie

Verpflegung: 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

26. Tag: Kochi

In the morning cross the backwaters by private boat back to Alappuzha. The group will then take a local two-hour bus to Kochi, arriving around midday. Once there, go for a walk around the Fort Cochin area, where you’ll be staying for the next two nights. In the early evening, there’s the option to attend a classic Kathakali dance performance.

Optional Activities:
Kochi - Kathakali performance - INR300

Fahrzeit: ca. 2 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

27. Tag: Kochi

Today, head to the Mattancherry part of Fort Cochin to explore the old Jewish quarter, synagogue and Dutch Palace (Kochi Palace) on a guided walking tour. The tour takes around three hours, with the rest of the day free to do as you wish. Why not join one of our Urban Adventures day tours, such as Fort Kochi by Bike or Home Cooked Kochi. Please check with your leader in advance if you’d like to book one of these trips.

Optional Activities:
Kochi - Dutch Palace - INR5

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Kochi - Fort Kochi walk

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

28-29. Tag: Periyar

In the morning travel to Periyar National Park by private vehicle, which should take around six to seven hours. Once settled into the hotel, head out on a tour of a local spice farm, sampling cardamom, pepper, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.

After breakfast, enjoy a free day with an optional walk around Periyar National Park. Encounters with animals in the wild are never guaranteed, and this is more of a jungle walk than an animal spotting tour, but look out for tiger tracks, spotted deer, Indian elephants or gaur – the world's largest species of buffalo. In the afternoon, unwind with an optional ayurvedic massage or just relax in this scenic setting.

Special Information: The nature walk usually is the Green Zone walk in the National Park. Tigers are extremely rare and shy in Periyar. It is however a lovely walk, the local guides are villagers who have lived in the area for generations and are very knowledegable of the areas flora and fauna. Bring water, we start early but it gets very hot and humid later in the morning. Leech socks are available to rent for a small fee - this is one critter that we often do spot!

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Periyar - Spice plantation visit

Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

30. Tag: Madurai

In the morning, take a local bus to Madurai (approximately 4-5 hours). This buzzy city is crammed full of bazaars, pilgrims and cycle-rickshaws. After a walking tour to see the sights, perhaps visit the Sri Meenakshi Temple. This ancient temple is still in use and features a labyrinth of lamp-lit corridors leading to shrines.

Optional Activities:
Madurai - Sri Meenakshi Temple - INR50

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Madurai - Walking tour

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

31. Tag: Madurai - Nachtzug nach Mysore

Today is a free day in Madurai. Perhaps head to the Gandhi Museum to learn about the man who fought for India’s independence or wander through the 1,000 pillars of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam. This is also a great opportunity to haggle with vendors at the bazaars and the tailors' market. In the evening, take an overnight sleeper train to Mysore. The journey is approximately 14 hour so you may want to bring some extra snacks.

Special Information: Sleeper trains are clean and air-conditioned, and beds are padded berths with sheets, pillow and blanket provided (although some people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet). Please note: that you may be sharing with locals of the same or opposite gender.

Optional Activities:
Madurai - Gandhi Museum - Free

Fahrzeit: ca. 14 Std.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

32. Tag: Mysore

On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Mysore. Mysore is an easy-going town with a pleasant climate. Go on walk, checking out the ornate Mysore Palace along the way. There’s also the option to visit the Keshava Temple in Somnathpur, which is a stunning example of Hoysala architecture. The temple is a one-hour drive out of town.

Optional Activities:
Mysore - Keshava Temple - INR200
Mysore - Maharaja's Palace - INR200

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Mysore - City walk

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

33. Tag: Mysore - Nachtzug nach Hampi

Today is a free day in Mysore, with plenty of optional activities to keep you busy. Perhaps explore the countryside surrounding Mysore. Climb up Chamundi Hill to the Sri Chamundeswari Temple at the top, which is dedicated to the goddess Durga. At around 7 pm board a 10-hour overnight train to Hampi.

Optional Activities:
Mysore - Chamundi Hill & Temple - INR100

Fahrzeit: ca. 10 Std.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

34. Tag: Hampi

In the morning, arrive into Hampi and cross the river to your guesthouse by canoe. Hampi is a temple town situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Once you’re settled in, make an optional visit to the architectural masterpiece of Vittala Temple. This 16th-century temple contains mandapas (pillared pavilions), a pool, a palace and the popular stone chariot, which according to Hindu mythology was the vehicle of the Lord Vishnu.

Optional Activities:
Hampi - Vittala Temple - INR500

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

35. Tag: Hampi - Nachtzug nach Goa

After breakfast, explore the ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire and the huge boulders on the outskirts of town. In the early evening, drive for around three hours by private vehicle to Hubli, where you’ll board an overnight nine-hour train to Goa.

Fahrzeit: ca. 12 Std.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

36. Tag: Goa

Once the train arrives in Goa, head to the hotel and check in. Brimming with Portuguese influences and famous for the sandy beaches lining its coast, Goa is a fascinating region in India's southwest. The day is free to do what you like. Perhaps relax on the beach, sip a cocktail at a local bar or go for a final dinner in the evening with the rest of the travel group.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

37. Tag: Goa

There are no activities planned for the final day and you’re able to depart the accommodation at any time. Goa is a great place to end the trip – if you can, we recommend staying on for a couple of nights to relax and explore.

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Sonderkonditionen

Tourstil
Echtes Abenteuer zum super Preis für budgetbewusste Reisende! Ohne Extras, die du nicht haben möchtest! Einfache Unterkünfte und viel Zeit für individuelle bzw. optionale Aktivitäten. Dieser Reisestil ist gerade unter jüngeren Reisenden sehr beliebt ist. Bereise die entlegensten Orte dieser Welt sicher und unbeschwert in einer kleinen Gruppe und mit einem erfahrenen, einheimischen Guide. Das Reiseprogramm lässt viel Raum zur eigenen Gestaltung. So hast du unterwegs die Möglichkeit dir aus zahlreichen optionalen Aktivitäten je nach Interessen, Reisebudget und Schwierigkeitsgrad dein persönliches Programm zusammenstellen.

Die Unterkünfte sind einfach, aber sauber und zentral gelegen. Meistens wird in landestypischen Gästehäusern und günstigen Hotels übernachtet, die zentral gelegen sind. Manchmal haben die Unterkünfte Gemeinschaftsbäder oder es wird in einem Schlafsaal mit mehreren, anderen Mitreisenden geschlafen. Ein besonderes Erlebnis ist der Aufenthalt in einer Gastfamilie. Mit den Einheimischen kochen, essen, spielen oder einfach das Leben vor Ort kennenzulernen - während unserer Homestays erhältst du einen authentischen Blick hinter die Kulissen. In vielen Regionen leben die Menschen noch in sehr traditionellen Behausungen und dies greifen wir auch bei unseren Reisen auf. Auf einigen Touren wird auch in malerischer Umgebung gecampt.

Als Transportmittel werden überwiegend öffentliche Verkehrsmittel genutzt. Das schont nicht nur die Umwelt, sondern garantiert auch jede Menge Spaß und Kontakt mit den Einheimischen.

Wer auf sein Budget achten muss, sich in einer einfachen Unterkunft wohlfühlt und auf Extras verzichten kann, ist mit diesem Tourstil bestens beraten. Weniger Inklusivleistungen, dafür mehr Zeit für eigene Interessen - und das zu einem unschlagbar günstigen Preis.

Kombireise
Diese Tour setzt sich aus verschiedenen Tourabschnitten zusammen, daher kann sich die Gruppenzusammensetzung und Reiseleitung während der Tour ändern.

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