Ultimate India by Rail

Reise in 6 Wochen quer durch Indien mit dem Zug und du erlebst alle Must-Sees!

  • Fahrt mit dem berühten Toy Train in Darjeeling
  • Lebe wie die Einheimischen in den Kerala Backwaters
  • Genieße das entspannte Flair und die fantastische Küche an den Stränden von Goa
  • Erkunde die atemberaubenden Ruinen der Karnataka-Region in Hampi
  • Bestaune das legendäre Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Schlendere durch die Straßen von Jaipur & erkunde den berühmten Hawa Mahal (Palast der Winde)
  • Entdecke Udaipur - Indiens romantischste Stadt
  • Ausflug zum berühmten Kloster Rumtek
  • Besuch einer Teeplantage & Tiger Hill bei Sonnenaufgang
  • Genieße eine Bootsfahrt bei Sonnenaufgang auf dem Ganges im heiligen Varanasi
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
  • Einreisebestimmungen

46 Tage Indien

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Sonderkonditionen

Dieser 6-wöchige Trip führt dich mit dem Zug quer durch Indien. Du beginnst im pulsierenden Delhi und reist nach Agra für eine Besichtigung des legendären Taj Mahal, bevor es mit dem Zug weitergeht in den Südwesten mit Stationen in Rajasthan, Mumbai und Goa (koste hier auf jeden Fall die großartigen Fischgerichte!). Von dort geht es weiter nach Karnataka, Kochi und zu einer Gastfamilie in den Kerala Backwaters, bevor du weitere spektakuläre Tempel im Süden, Osten und Norden besuchst und mit dem berühmten Toy Train in Darjeeling fährst. Gekrönt wird diese epische Reise mit authentischen indischen Mahlzeiten mit einheimischen Familien, Spaziergängen durch die wunderschönen Straßen von Jaipur und Udaipur und Entspannung an herrlichen Stränden. Durch ein Zugfenster betrachtet, wirkt Indien völlig anders - überzeug dich selbst! Die Megacity Mumbai, die Strände von Goa und eine Bootstour auf dem heiligen Ganges in Varanasi sind nur einige Highlights, die dich auf deiner Reise erwarten.

1. Tag: Delhi
2. Tag: Delhi - Agra
3. Tag: Agra - Jaipur
4. Tag: Jaipur
5. Tag: Jaipur - Udaipur
6. Tag: Udaipur
7. Tag: Udaipur - Bundi
8. Tag: Bundi - Mumbai
9. Tag: Mumbai
10. Tag: Mumbai - Goa
11-13. Tag: Goa
14. Tag: Goa - Hampi
15. Tag: Hampi - Mysore
16. Tag: Mysore
17. Tag: Mysore - Madikeri
18. Tag: Madikeri
19. Tag: Madikeri - Kochi
20-21. Tag: Kochi
22. Tag: Kochi - Alleppey
23. Tag: Alleppey - Kanyakumari
24. Tag: Kanyakumari - Madurai
25. Tag: Madurai
26. Tag: Madurai - Mamallapuram
27. Tag: Mamallapuram
28. Tag: Mamallapuram - Chennai
29. Tag: Hyderabad
30. Tag: Hyderabad - Puri
31. Tag: Puri
32. Tag: Puri - Kolkata
33-34. Tag: Kolkata
35. Tag: Kolkata - Jalpaiguri
36. Tag: Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling
37. Tag: Darjeeling
38. Tag: Darjeeling - Gangtok
39. Tag: Gangtok
40. Tag: Gangtok - Kalimpong
41. Tag: Kalimpong - New Jalpaiguri
42. Tag: Mughal Sarai - Varanasi
43. Tag: Varanasi
44. Tag: Varanasi - Lucknow
45. Tag: Lucknow - Delhi
46. Tag: Delhi

Leistungen enthalten

  • Indien Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterkünfte und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • Inlandsflüge (Mumbai - Goa, Hyderabad - Puri)
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Besuch des Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Besuch des Roten Forts
  • Orientierungsspaziergang in Jaipur und Udaipur
  • Besuch des Amber Fort
  • Besuch des Jagdish Tempel und Stadtpalast
  • Rajasthani-Kulturshow
  • Besichtigungsrundgang in Bundi mit Stufenbrunnen und Bundi Palast
  • Rundgang durch Colaba (Mumbai)
  • Besuch des Gateway of India
  • Strandvergnügen in Goa
  • Rundgang und Besuch der Ruinen in Hampi
  • Besuch des Hazararama Tempels
  • Besuch von Mysore Palast und Chamunda Hill
  • Besuch im Kloster Namdroling
  • Besuch einer Kaffeeplantage
  • Besuch im Madikeri Fort und Amtssitz des Raja
  • Besuch des Fort Kochi
  • Besuch der Chinesischen Fischernetze
  • Backwaters Bootstour
  • Besuch von Vivekananda Rock und Ramkrishna Ashram
  • Besuch des Meenakshi-Tempels (Madurai)
  • Radtour zum Küstentempel und Strand in Mamallapuram
  • Besuch des Charminar und Golconda Forts
  • Besuch des Jagannath Tempels
  • Besuch des Dorfes Raghurai Pur
  • Stadttour durch Kolkata
  • Besuch des Victoria Memorial
  • Besuch des Hauses von Mutter Theresa
  • Besuch von Tiger Hill bei Sonnenaufgang
  • Besichtigung einer Teeplantage
  • Besuch des Mahakal Tempels
  • Besuch einer Friedenspagode
  • Fahrt mit dem Toy-Train
  • Abendlicher Besuch der Ghats (Varanasi)
  • Bootsfahrt auf dem Ganges
  • Besuch der Bara Imambara
  • Orientierungsspaziergang in Darjeeling, Gangtok und Kalimpong
  • Women on wheels Transfer vom Indira Ghandi Flughafen
  • Tagesausflug zum Kloster Rumtek
  • Besuch am Deolo Hill

Leistungen nicht enthalten

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

Unterbringung

13x Mittelklasse-Hotel
25x Standard-Hotel
5x Nachtzug
1x Gastfamilie
1x Gästehaus
Die Unterbringung erfolgt im Doppel- und ggf. im Mehrbettzimmer. Alleinreisende teilen sich das Zimmer mit einem/einer weiteren gleichgeschlechtlichen Reiseteilnehmer/in.

Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer buchbar (keine Einzelunterbringung im Nachtzug und bei der Gastfamilie möglich).

Verpflegung

2x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 3x Abendessen
Plane USD1055-1375 für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter, lokale Guides

Transportarten

Bahn, Minibus, Zu Fuß

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne!

Flughafentransfer

Inklusive am Ankunftstag.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

  • Einzelzimmer-Zuschlag (Aufpreis: 1.579 €)
  • Im Heißluftballon über Jaipur (Aufpreis: 230 €)
  • Fahrradtour zu Sonnenaufgang in Udaipur (Aufpreis: 26 €)
  • Kochkurs in Udaipur (Aufpreis: 18 €)
Folgende Ausflüge kannst du gegen Aufpreis direkt zu deiner Tour buchen:

Im Heißluftballon über Jaipur
Mit der Sonne steigst du am frühen Morgen in den Himmel über der unglaublichen Stadt Jaipur empor. Genieße die Klarheit und Ruhe des Morgens, während du durch die Lüfte gleitest, und beobachte von oben, wie die bunte Stadt langsam zum Leben erwacht. Hoch über Jaipur schwebst du über alte Festungen, prachtvolle Paläste, belebte Dörfer - und Elefanten! Du wirst nie mehr auf den Boden zurückwollen. Angeboten von 15. August bis 30. April.

Radtour zu Sonnenaufgang in Udaipur
Erlebe die frühe Morgenstimmung von Udaipur auf einer Radtour bei Sonnenaufgang entlang der malerischen Seen der Stadt. Beginne die Fahrt im Dorf Kalarohu und fahre in Richtung des Fateh Sagar Sees, wo du die drei Inseln des Sees sehen und beobachten kannst, wie sich die Vögel scharenweise auf dem ruhigen Wasser versammeln. Fahre mit deinem Rad an den Landarbeitern der sattgrünen Bauerndörfer Badi und Hawala vorbei, bevor du eine Schleife um die palastartige Residenz auf dem Hügel, den Monsunpalast, machst. Setze deine Tour durch weitere Dörfer bis zum Tiger See fort, dein Platz für ein Picknick-Frühstück. Die Tour bietet reichlich Möglichkeiten zum Fotografieren und Gelegenheit, mehr über die indische Geschichte zu erfahren, vergiss also deine Kamera nicht! Die Radtour endet mit einer Talabfahrt zu unserem Endpunkt.

Kochkurs in Udaipur
Hier hast du die Möglichkeit, von den Einheimischen zu lernen, wie man authentische Rajasthani Gerichte zubereitet. Beginne den Kurs mit einer Tasse Masala Chai, während deine Gastgeber dir die Auswahl an Zutaten und Gewürzen vorstellen, die für dein Mittagsmenü unerlässlich sind. Lass dir von ihnen zeigen, wie man Reis, Currys und Chapatis zubereitet, oder packe selbst mit an und hilf ihnen beim Kochen dieser leckeren Gerichte. Genieße anschließend deine Kreationen zum Mittagessen.

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

1. Tag: Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group.

Optional Activities:
Kitchen with a Cause
Hungry? Visit Delhi’s Kitchen with a Cause before or after your tour for a delicious meal that gives something back to the local community. It is more than a bustling restaurant – it’s a product of the G Values Fund* filled with mouth-watering action. Dishes are prepared by talented chefs who celebrate the deep, traditional flavours prevalent in Indian cuisine. The restaurant provides further career and training opportunities to young adults who are graduates from the G Adventures-supported City Walk project, an organization that aids local disadvantaged youth. Here, the cost of your meal gets you so much more than just a full stomach. Visit the Kitchen with a Cause at 15A/64, WEA, Kroi Bagh, Delhi, India.
*The G Values Fund is a microloan program instituted by G Adventures that helps former Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) establish self-sustaining businesses.

Unterkunft: Hotel Metro Heights (oder ähnlich)

2. Tag: Delhi - Agra

Take the Shatabdi Express train to Agra, with breakfast served on board. Enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Here's one to cross off your bucket list; a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Take a guided tour of India's most famous landmark and an icon of Mughal architecture. Built by the emperor Shah Jehan as a testament of his love to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, this stunning white marble structure draws visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a guided tour of this palatial Mughal fort made of red sandstone and white marble. One of the most important battles of the Indian rebellion of 1857 happened at this fort, which caused the end of the British East India Company's rule in India. Time permitting, opt to visit the Baby Taj.

Optional Activities:
Baby Taj Visit
300INR per person. Visit this mausoleum that looks like a jewel box, built before the Taj Mahal by Queen Nur Jahan for her father. Enjoy the intricate details of the structure; it was the first Mughal building faced with white marble and where "pietra dura" (precious stones inlaid into marble) was first used.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Taj Mahal Guided Tour
Agra Fort Guided Tour

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.

Unterkunft: Crystal Inn Agra (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

3. Tag: Agra - Jaipur

Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur.

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

4. Tag: Jaipur

Take an orientation walk around town. Head to the markets of this "Pink City," the capital of Rajasthan, and one of the most important heritage cities in India on this CEO-led orientation walk. Take a photo of the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and visit the Amber Fort. Enjoy the Hindu and Muslim architecture of the beautiful Amber Fort. Walk around the Old City and markets and opt to visit the City Palace. With free time, choose to visit local artisans in a nearby village, wander the Jantar Mantar, or check out a Bollywood film at the spectacular Art Deco film house, the Raj Mandir.

Optional Activities:
Jantar Mantar Visit
200INR per person 1000INR per group. Visit the Jantar Mantar observatory to see how people looked at the stars and planets in ancient India. Explore the collection of astronomical instruments housed there, some dating back to 1727.

Raj Mandir Cinema and Movie
200-400INR per person. Visit this spectacular cinema and watch a song-and-dance Bollywood film.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk
Amber Fort Visit

Gehzeit: ca. 1-2 Std.

Unterkunft: Bissau Palace (oder ähnlich)

5. Tag: Jaipur - Udaipur

In the morning board a train and soak in the passing scenery en route to Udaipur. Arrive in the evening with free time to explore the city.

Fahrzeit: ca. 8 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 430 km

Unterkunft: Hotel Treebo Jhalamaan (oder ähnlich)

6. Tag: Udaipur

Enjoy an orientation walk, including a visit to the Jagdish Temple and the City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India. Visit the intricately-carved Jagdish Temple, which pays homage to Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Make sure to take a peek at the black stoned image of Vishnu that's housed inside the shrine. Attend a Rajasthani cultural show on Gangaur Ghat. Visit Rajasthan's largest palace to get a sense of how royalty lived. Take in the view from one of its many intricately-decorated balconies, with one side facing the stunning Lake Palace. Enjoy an evening cultural show that includes traditional music and dancing from the state of Rajasthan.

Optional Activities:
Monsoon Palace Visit
250INR per person. Hop in an auto rickshaw and head outside of Udaipur to the stunning Monsoon Palace, perched high above town. Enjoy sweeping views of the city and surrounding lakes and countryside. Consider visiting at sunset for an unforgettable view.

Udaipur Cooking School
2000-2000INR per person. This your chance to learn from the locals how to make authentic Rajasthani dishes. Start the class with a warming cup of masala chai as your hosts introduce you to the range of ingredients and spices that will formulate your lunch menu. Watch as they demonstrate how to make rice, curries, and chapatis or opt to get hands-on and join them in cooking up these tasty dishes. Tuck in and enjoy your creations for lunch.

Udaipur Sunrise Cycle tour
Discover the early morning serenity of Udaipur with a ride along the city's picturesque lakes as the sun rises. Embark in the village of Kalarohu, travelling towards Fateh Sagar Lake to observe the lake's three islands as the birds flock to the tranquil waters. Cycle past agricultural workers in action in the lush farming communities of Badi and Hawala before making a loop around the hilltop palatial residence, Monsoon Palace. Travel on through more villages to reach Tiger Lake, this morning's setting for a picnic breakfast. The tour offers ample opportunities for photographs and to learn more about Indian history so don't forget your camera! The journey concludes with a downhill ride towards our finishing point.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk
Jagdish Temple Visit
City Palace Visit
Rajasthani Cultural Show

Unterkunft: Hotel Treebo Jhalamaan (oder ähnlich)

7. Tag: Udaipur - Bundi

Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells. Opt for a sunrise bicycle tour of Udaipur before the train to Bundi this afternoon. There is no shortage of notable architecture in Bundi. From palaces to baoris, otherwise known as stepwell reservoirs, explore the many man-made marvels of Bundi. Bundi is well-known for its ornate forts and stepwells. The fort was constructed in AD 1354 and overlooks the city, making it a popular lookout point for visitors. The stepwell here is intricately carved and over 45m (148ft) deep. Built in 1699, it is one of the largest stepwells in Rajasthan.

Optional Activities:
Udaipur Sunrise Cycle tour
Discover the early morning serenity of Udaipur with a ride along the city's picturesque lakes as the sun rises. Embark in the village of Kalarohu, travelling towards Fateh Sagar Lake to observe the lake's three islands as the birds flock to the tranquil waters. Cycle past agricultural workers in action in the lush farming communities of Badi and Hawala before making a loop around the hilltop palatial residence, Monsoon Palace. Travel on through more villages to reach Tiger Lake, this morning's setting for a picnic breakfast. The tour offers ample opportunities for photographs and to learn more about Indian history so don't forget your camera! The journey concludes with a downhill ride towards our finishing point.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Bundi Fort and Stepwells Visit

Fahrzeit: ca. 4.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Ishwari Niwas

8. Tag: Bundi - Mumbai

Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board.

Fahrzeit: ca. 13 Std.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

Verpflegung: 1x Abendessen

9. Tag: Mumbai

Arrive in the morning in bustling Mumbai, home to 20 million people. Take a walking tour of the Colaba area and see the Gateway of India. Walk through the charming Colaba neighbourhood of Mumbai, visiting some highlights along the way. Enjoy the architecturally splendid Gateway of India, magnificent colonial buildings, charming cafes, and high-end boutiques. Enjoy a visit architecturally splendid arch, popular with tourists from India and around the world, was built during the British rule and offers amazing views of the Arabian Sea, with boats bobbing in the water close to it.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Colaba Walking Tour
Gateway of India Visit

Gehzeit: ca. 1-3 Std.
Wanderstrecke: ca. 3 km

Unterkunft: Hotel Supreme (oder ähnlich)

10. Tag: Mumbai - Goa

Catch a morning flight to beautiful Goa. Spend free time relaxing on the beach or exploring the city's monuments. Opt to visit the many Portuguese-built monuments, wander around the churches of Old Goa (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), or discover Panjim, the capital of the state. Don't forget to indulge in Goan cuisine.

Optional Activities:
Old Goa Visit
1600INR per group. Explore the rich history and impressive architecture of Old Goa, the former colonial capital of the state. The convents and churches are stunning, and the area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which contains the relics of St Francis Xavier.

Panjim Visit
Walk through the Latin Quarter or by the river of this charming capital city. Take a short boat ride, visit a casino, or just relax and take in the chilled out vibe. Don't forget to eat some delicious Goan food, but watch out -- it can be spicy.

Goa Beach Visit
5INR per person. Relax on some soft, white sand -- Goa's beaches are famous the world over for good reason. Hydrate with a smoothie or fresh coconut water.

Unterkunft: Red Fox Hotel Morjim (oder ähnlich)

11-13. Tag: Goa

With free time in Goa, opt to explore the city and learn about it's ancient Portuguese colony, visit a market, or relax on the beach.

Optional Activities:
Goa Beach Visit
5INR per person. Relax on some soft, white sand -- Goa's beaches are famous the world over for good reason. Hydrate with a smoothie or fresh coconut water.

Old Goa Visit
1600INR per group. Explore the rich history and impressive architecture of Old Goa, the former colonial capital of the state. The convents and churches are stunning, and the area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which contains the relics of St Francis Xavier.

Panjim Visit
Walk through the Latin Quarter or by the river of this charming capital city. Take a short boat ride, visit a casino, or just relax and take in the chilled out vibe. Don't forget to eat some delicious Goan food, but watch out -- it can be spicy.

Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Unterkunft: Red Fox Hotel Morjim (oder ähnlich)

14. Tag: Goa - Hampi

Travel by Visakhapatnam Howrah Express train and then by van to reach Hampi, in the heart of Karnataka.

Fahrzeit: ca. 9 Std.

Unterkunft: Clarks Inn Hampie (oder ähnlich)

15. Tag: Hampi - Mysore

Enjoy a walking tour and explore the spectacular ruins of Hampi Palaces, Vittala Temple complex, Virupaksh Temple, Hazararama Temple, and the boulders on the river. In the evening, take an overnight Hampi Express train to Mysore.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Walking Tour

Gehzeit: ca. 2 Std.
Fahrzeit: ca. 13 Std.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

16. Tag: Mysore

Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill. This stunning palace was the home of the Maharajas of Mysore, the former royal family, which ruled from 1399 to 1950. Learn about the rich history of Indian royalty and soak in the splendor of an era long gone. Enjoy a visit to the gorgeous temple devoted to the Hindu goddess, Chamundi, located on Chamundi Hill.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Mysore Palace Visit
Chamundi Hills Visit

Unterkunft: Akshaya Mahal (oder ähnlich)

17. Tag: Mysore - Madikeri

Drive to Bylakuppe and explore the Namdroling Monastery - home to nearly 5,000 Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns. Home to nearly 5,000 Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns, Namdroling Monastery is known as a centre for teachings of the Buddha and the Nyingma tradition - the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Later drive to Madikeri for the evening.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Namdroling Monastery Visit

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Al Wesal International (oder ähnlich)

18. Tag: Madikeri

Explore Madikeri (the coffee hub of India) and enjoy a tour of a coffee plantation. Head out into the hills to visit one of the many coffee plantations in the region. Learn about the production process and have a sample or two of the locally-grown coffee while taking in the beautiful scenery. Later, enjoy an orientation walk around the town and then enjoy free time to explore in the afternoon. Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk
Coffee Plantation Tour

Unterkunft: Hotel Al Wesal International

19. Tag: Madikeri - Kochi

Take a morning drive to the coastal town of Kannur. Catch the Ernakulam Express to Kochi in the afternoon.

Fahrzeit: ca. 10 Std.

Unterkunft: Fort Manor (oder ähnlich)

20-21. Tag: Kochi

Explore the Fort Kochi area and see the Chinese fishing nets at work. Enjoy your stay in charming Fort Kochi, which evokes an era long gone. Walk through the cobblestone streets, visit delightful tea houses, and have a relaxing drink while sitting by the water. Check out these magnificent fishing nets, which are an icon of Kochi. They were gifted to the Kochi King by Chinese Emperor Kubalagi in the 14th century as the two empires were trading partners. Be sure to check out Vasco de Gama's tombstone and the famous blue synagogue. If time permits, visit the Jewish area and synagogue, the Dutch Palace, and Spice Market.

Optional Activities:
Jewish Synagogue
10INR per person. Enjoy a visit to this gorgeous synagogue located in an area of Fort Kochi known as Jew town. Built in 1567 by Sephardic Jews, it is the only functioning synagogue in Kochi today.

Dutch Palace Visit
Explore the grounds of this gorgeous white palace built in 1555, also known as the Mattancherry Palace. Check out the intricate and extremely well preserved murals, depicting tales from Hindu mythology. Get a taste of life as a Kochi royal by looking at elaborate palanquins and bejewelled clothing on display here.

Kochi Spice Market
Tantalize your senses and tickle your taste buds with a trip to the Kochi Spice Market. Cardamom, cinnamon, and cumin galore!

Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Fort Kochi Visit
Chinese Fishing Nets Visit

Unterkunft: Fort Manor (oder ähnlich)

22. Tag: Kochi - Alleppey

Take the early train to Alleppey to explore the Kerala backwaters. Enjoy a boat ride through the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Take in the lush, green scenery and the multitude of coconut trees. Walk in the paddy fields and take a canoe ride through the canals the region is famous for. This evening enjoy a taste of local life with a homestay.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Kerala Boat Tour

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.

Unterkunft: Gastfamilie

Verpflegung: 1x Abendessen

23. Tag: Alleppey - Kanyakumari

Enjoy some more time in Kerala before an evening train to Kanyakumari for a full day exploring the area.

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Singaar International (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

24. Tag: Kanyakumari - Madurai

Spend the day in Kanyakumari. Drive to the southernmost tip of India and take a ferry across to Vivekananda Rock and the Ramkrishna Ashram. Take an enjoyable ferry ride to Vivekananda Rock, a small island about 100m from the mainland. Mix with the many pilgrims going to visit this holy site—it honours the Hindu poet and philosopher, Swami Vivekananda. Learn about Hinduism at the peaceful Ramakrishna Ashram, an ashram maintained by the Ramakrishna Mission, which is a Hindu movement named after the late philosopher, Swami Ramakrishna. Take an evening Kanyakumari Express train to Madurai.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Vivekananda Rock and Ramkrishna Ashram Visit

Fahrzeit: ca. 5.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Rio Grande Hotel Madurai (oder ähnlich)

25. Tag: Madurai

Explore the Meenakshi Temple and colourful markets of Madurai. Visit the gorgeous Meenakshi Temple, considered to be the finest in South Indian religious architecture. This enormous temple complex is dedicated to Shiva and his consort Parvati, or Meenakshi. Even before you pass through the massive stone walls of the temple, the nine striking gopurams (monumental gateways covered with stucco figures of deities, mythical animals, and monsters all painted in vivid colours) loom high above.

Optional Activities:
Cycle-Rickshaw Tour
350INR per person. Sit back and relax during this eco-friendly tour -- you'll be pulled along by a bicyclist! See the sights at a slower pace and form street level. Check out the fruit and vegetable market, watch the pressing of oil by bullocks, and the famous Gandhi museum and palace.

Gandhi Museum
Learn about India's struggle for independence at this museum devoted to the great man famous the world over, Mahatma Gandhi.

Thirumalai Nayak Palace Visit
50INR per person 1200INR per group. Visit what remains of the 17th century palace of the ruler Thirumalai Nayak -- he contributed extensively to the gorgeous Meenakshi Temple, which is located less than 2km away.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Meenakshi Temple Visit

Unterkunft: Rio Grande Hotel Madurai

26. Tag: Madurai - Mamallapuram

Take the morning Vaigai Express to Chengalpattu before continue by van to Mamallapuram.

Fahrzeit: ca. 7.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Mamalla Inn (oder ähnlich)

27. Tag: Mamallapuram

Cycle around and explore the rock-cut Shore Temple and Mamallapuram Beach. Explore this impressive group of monuments that were sculpted during the 7th and 8th century, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of these, the Shore Temple stands out for its a marvelous view of the Bay of Bengal's shore. Made of granite, it's actually a twin-temple dedicated both to the Hindu gods, Vishnu and Shiva. Kick off your shoes and walk through the soft sand of this stunning beach. Watch fishermen take out their boats and bring in their catch.

Optional Activities:
Mamallapuram Bicycle Tour
325INR per person 1000INR per group. Jump on your bike and enjoy a ride around this charming, historical beach town.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Shore Temple Visit
Mamallapuram Beach Visit

Unterkunft: Hotel Mamalla Inn (oder ähnlich)

28. Tag: Mamallapuram - Chennai

Drive to Chennai and explore Marina Beach and San Thome Basilica. Get to know this South Indian cultural hub with a visit to San Thome Basilica and a stroll along the expansive Marina Beach. Later, board an overnight train to Hyderabad. Accommodation on the train tonight will be either in two tier or three tier bunks.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Chennai City Tour

Fahrzeit: ca. 14 Std.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

29. Tag: Hyderabad

Learn more about the region's history with a visit to the iconic Charminar and historic Golconda Fort. Explore the remains of this former medieval capital. Visit Hyderabad's most iconic structure, sometimes called the "Arc de Triomphe of the East", and take in the bustling atmosphere. Swing by the nearby Laad Bazaar and browse the stalls.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Golconda Fort Visit
Charminar Visit

Unterkunft: Treebo Grand Plaza (oder ähnlich)

30. Tag: Hyderabad - Puri

Enjoy a free morning to continue exploring this state capital before catching an evening flight to Bhubaneshwar. Continue by van to reach Puri. Opt to visit the Salar Jung Museum or the scenic Qutb Shahi Tombs with free time.

Fahrzeit: ca. 1 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Naren Palace (oder ähnlich)

31. Tag: Puri

Explore Raghuraj Pur village and beautiful Puri beaches. Enjoy the varied artistic delights of this heritage crafts village, including Gotipua dance troupes, palm leaf paintings, stone and wood carvings, and toys made of wood, papier-mache, and cow dung (yes, you read that correctly).

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Raghuraj Pur Village Visit

Unterkunft: Hotel Naren Palace (oder ähnlich)

32. Tag: Puri - Kolkata

Take a morning Shatabdi Express train to Kolkata, with lunch provided on board. Arrive in the afternoon and take an orientation walk with the CEO.

Fahrzeit: ca. 8 Std.

Unterkunft: Dee Empresa Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Mittagessen

33-34. Tag: Kolkata

Explore the vintage monuments and streets of this former capital of the British Era, also visit Missionaries' of Charity the noble peace prize winner, Mother Teresa’s house and final resting place. Opt to take a ferry ride across the Hooghly River. Opt to join the group for dinner at one of the famed restaurants on Park Street for the final night out.

Optional Activities:
Victoria Memorial Visit
250INR per person. Enjoy a visit to this palatial white marble building, built in the beginning of the 20th century. It is dedicated to Queen Victoria and has a lush green "maidan" (lawn) in front of it. The Victoria Memorial is architecturally impressive; it combines British and Mughal design, along with elements of Venetian, Egyptian, Islamic, and other architecture.

New Market Visit
Free. Visit the New Market area and learn about the history of this shopping mecca. Officially built in the 1870s, it once housed the most important retailers of the British era. Feel free to pick up a few things, too!

Ganges Ferry Ride
20INR per person. Head out to explore the sacred River Ganges on a ferry ride.

Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Unterkunft: Dee Empresa Hotel

35. Tag: Kolkata - Jalpaiguri

Visit the Victoria Memorial and explore Mother Teresa's House. Enjoy a visit to this palatial white marble building, built in the beginning of the 20th century. It is dedicated to Queen Victoria and has a lush green "maidan" (lawn) in front of it. The Victoria Memorial is architecturally impressive; it combines British and Mughal design, along with elements of Venetian, Egyptian, Islamic, and other architecture. Visit Mother Teresa's house, now often referred to as "Motherhouse." See the local chapel, the tomb of Mother Teresa, and the modest room she called home for almost 50 years. Enjoy free time later and opt to explore the Indian Museum. In the evening, board an overnight New Jalpaiguri Kamrup Express train to New Jalpaiguri.

Optional Activities:
Indian Museum
500INR per person. Gain a deeper understanding of the history of this country with a walk back in time at the Indian Museum. The largest and oldest museum in India, explore the rare collections ranging from six different sections: art, archaeology, anthropology, geology, zoology and economic botany.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Victoria Memorial Visit

Mother Teresa's House Visit

Fahrzeit: ca. 13 Std.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

36. Tag: Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling

Arrive at New Jalpaiguri and continue onwards by van to Darjeeling. Take an orientation tour of the town before enjoying free time with the rest of the evening. Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended. Famous for the black tea grown amongst the tea plantations, enjoy the scenic views of Darjeeling. Set upon the foothills of the Himalayas, expect the climate to be much different from the plains.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk

Gehzeit: ca. 1 Std.
Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 115 km

Unterkunft: Krishna Residency (oder ähnlich)

37. Tag: Darjeeling

Watch the sunrise at Tiger Hill, visit a tea estate and explore the Mahakal Temple. Enjoy a visit to this charming temple is situated on top of a hill. Inside, you'll find a cave designated as a holy site for worshippers of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Previously the location of a Buddhist Monastery, it continues to be an important site for pilgrims. Wake up early for a drive up to the top of Tiger Hill. The early start will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Mt Everest and Mt Kangchenjunga, the first and third highest mountains in the world. Make it there in time for sunrise to see the mountains bathed in pink light. Later, travel the World Heritage-listed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway on a vintage steam engine train. Continue with a visit to the Peace Pagoda. Visit this beautiful pagoda built with guidance from a Buddhist monk from Japan. As with other Peace Pagodas around the world, its aim is to unite peace seekers to create the calm they hope for. Please note that occasionally the cooking demonstration may be moved to Varanasi to better suit the day's schedule. Visit the Tukvar Tea Estate, first planted by the British in 1852. This is the oldest tea estate and produces the world-famous Darjeeling tea, known as the champagne of tea. Enjoy a cup!

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Tiger Hill Sunrise Visit
Tea Estate Visit
Mahakal Temple Visit
Peace Pagoda Visit

Unterkunft: Krishna Residency (oder ähnlich)

38. Tag: Darjeeling - Gangtok

Continue by private van to Gangtok and take an orientation tour of the town. Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended. Take in the stunning scenery of the Himalayas surrounding this quaint town.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 100 km

Unterkunft: Maple Wood Resort

39. Tag: Gangtok

Start the day with an orientation walk, then enjoy a free day to explore this scenic town. Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk

Gehzeit: ca. 1 Std.

Unterkunft: Maple Wood Resort (oder ähnlich)

40. Tag: Gangtok - Kalimpong

Continue by private vehicle to Kalimpong. Stop along the way at Rumtek Monastery. Embark on an orientation walk of the town of Kalimpong then enjoy the rest of the day to explore at leisure.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 75 km

Unterkunft: Breathing Stone Hotel (oder ähnlich)

41. Tag: Kalimpong - New Jalpaiguri

Drive to New Jalpaiguri Station with a stop en route at Deolo Hills to take in views of the mountainous scenery. Visit Deolo Hills, home to the highest point in Kalimpong, and enjoy views of the mountain scenery. Catch the overnight train to Varanasi.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Deolo Hill Visit

Fahrzeit: ca. 23 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 820 km

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

42. Tag: Mughal Sarai - Varanasi

Arrive to Mughal Sarai in the morning and continue by van to Varanasi. Enjoy an evening visit to the ghats and watch the prayer sessions. Walk along the ghats (waterfront steps) leading into the sacred River Ganges in Varanasi. The ghats are all used for different purposes -- some for bathing, some for puja (prayer) ceremonies, and others for cremation.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Ghats Visit

Gehzeit: ca. 1-3 Std.
Wanderstrecke: ca. 8 km
Fahrzeit: ca. 1 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Vaibhav (oder ähnlich)

43. Tag: Varanasi

Take a sunrise boat trip on the Ganges. Catch the sunrise from a boat cruising the sacred Ganges River, where Hindu pilgrims from all over the world come to wash away their sins and cremate their loved ones. Witness locals participating in dawn rituals of bathing and burning at the river. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Sarnath and the city of Varanasi.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Morning Ganges Boat Tour

Unterkunft: Hotel Vaibhav (oder ähnlich)

44. Tag: Varanasi - Lucknow

Take a morning Varanasi-Lucknow Intercity train. In the afternoon, visit the Bara Imambara. Visit the famous Shia Muslim shrine located in Lucknow. With ornate Mughal architecture, this massive shrine is a striking sight to behold.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Bara Imambara Visit

Fahrzeit: ca. 6 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Sapna Clarks Inn (oder ähnlich)

45. Tag: Lucknow - Delhi

Spend most of the day exploring Lucknow. Opt to explore The Residency and be immersed in colonial era history. In the afternoon, board the Swarna Shatabdi Express train to Delhi, with dinner provided on board. Enjoy the night in the bustle of Delhi.

Optional Activities:
The Residency
200INR per person. Also known as the British Residency, this colonial era Residence has been in numerous battles. Find the bullet marks still scarring the walls or walk the gardens and observe the ruins.

Fahrzeit: ca. 6 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Metro Heights (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Abendessen

46. Tag: Delhi

Depart at any time.

Optional Activities
Kitchen with a Cause
Hungry? Visit Delhi’s Kitchen with a Cause before or after your tour for a delicious meal that gives something back to the local community. It is more than a bustling restaurant – it’s a product of the G Values Fund* filled with mouth-watering action. Dishes are prepared by talented chefs who celebrate the deep, traditional flavours prevalent in Indian cuisine. The restaurant provides further career and training opportunities to young adults who are graduates from the G Adventures-supported City Walk project, an organization that aids local disadvantaged youth. Here, the cost of your meal gets you so much more than just a full stomach. Visit the Kitchen with a Cause at 15A/64, WEA, Kroi Bagh, Delhi, India.

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