India Nepal Sri Lanka by Intrepid Travel

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india classic rajasthan original 15 days ex delhi departs every sun selected tue fri itinerary days 1-2 delhi head to the crowded bazaars of old delhi and see the jama masjid the city s oldest and largest mosque day 3 agra constructed from marble and inlaid with plus local payment 10,000 rupees physical culture shock jade crystal and sapphire the taj mahal must be seen to be believed day 4 fatehpur sikri/bharatpur wander through the deserted palaces of fatehpur sikri for a change of pace take a rickshaw ride through the keoladeo bird sanctuary day 5 madhogarh heritage stay in the middle of rural rajasthan we stay in a former fort now a beautiful hotel meet the villagers and see local craftspeople at work days 6-7 jaipur visit the beautiful amber fort en route to jaipur rajasthan s famous pink city there is also time to see that other cultural icon the bollywood film day 8 ranthambhore national park a safari reveals deer monkeys lakes and palace ruins you may even catch a glimpse of

india india family adventure family 15 days ex delhi itinerary day 1 delhi colourful and chaotic delhi is a great introduction to india explore the bustling markets that sell everything from spices to puppets days 2-4 jaipur visit plus local payment 10,000 rupees physical culture shock the ornate and very pink hawa mahal explore the amber fort and perhaps even ride an elephant days 5-7 pushkar head into the desert for an overnight camel ride and a night camping under the stars back in pushkar keep an eye out for dreadlocked sadhus days 8-9 bijaipur the castle bijaipur is a great base to explore the local villages jump on a bicycle for a ride through the countryside or take a dip in the castle s pool day 10 bundi the thriving old city of bundi is small enough to explore on foot absorb the timeless atmosphere in the colourful fruit market see the intricately carved stepwells and visit the hillside palace day 11 ranthambhore national park a safari through one of the original project

india cycle rajasthan active 15 days ex delhi itinerary days 1-2 delhi warm up those limbs on a walk through old delhi and a visit to the city s oldest mosque the jama masjid in your free time seek out a bargain in the marplus local payment 10,000 rupees physical culture shock kets of karol bagh or escape to the gardens around humayun s tomb days 3-4 udaipur head to romantic udaipur where we savour the first taste of india by bike on a day trip around fateh sagar lake days 5-8 rural villages mounting our bikes at the kumbhalgarh fort we ride through a wildlife sanctuary and lunch near the beautiful ranakpur jain temple the next day cycle through tribal rabari hamlets where brightly-clothed locals graze their goats and camels all under the gaze of the aravalli ranges we end this part of our cycling expedition by traversing the rocky thar desert setting up tents in time for sunset and enjoying a barbecue under a blanket of bright stars days 9-10 jodhpur after rural rajasthan the jumble

india rajasthan experience comfort 15 days ex delhi departs every mon aug to mar itinerary day 1 delhi visit the oldest mosque in india and take a guided walk through the crowded bazaars of old delhi day 2 agra a dream in white marble on the banks of the plus local payment 10,000 rupees physical culture shock yamuna river the taj mahal is one of the world s most beautiful buildings days 3-4 jaipur after a lunch at the deserted kingdom of fatehpur sikri travel to jaipur visit the beautiful hawa mahal and the amber palace days 5-6 shekhawati the heavily decorated havelis home to merchants in the days of the great camel caravans make for a spectacular open-air museum day 7 bikaner deep in the thar desert is the fortified town of bikaner see the karni mata temple home to holy rats and take a camel cart ride to a nearby farm for an evening of rajasthani food music and dance days 8-10 jaisalmer travel through the desert to the sandstone citadel of jaisalmer explore the markets hidden among

india rajasthan heritage independent 15 days ex delhi departs daily except fri subject to availability itinerary days 1-2 delhi see humayun s tomb the bahai temple qutb minar and india gate on a private tour the sightseeing continues in old delhi home to the captivating red fort day 3 mandawa admire the many frescoes physical culture shock dating back to the 17th century with themes ranging from religious to erotic to witty social satire day 4 bikaner visit the sandstone junagarh fort and the nearby karni mata where rats are considered sacred days 5-6 jaisalmer this golden desert city is a firm favourite for many travellers ride a camel into the desert and experience a sunset over the dunes days 7-8 jodphur visit the meherangarh fort still run by the maharaja of jodhpur the majestic fort has witnessed many battles and is one of the most formidable in rajasthan days 9-10 udaipur see the ranakpur jain temples en route to romantic udaipur on the banks of lake pichola udaipur is a

india india south north original 30 days kochi to delhi departs every fri aug to mar itinerary days 1-2 kochi discover the spice bazaars and diverse heritage of kochi day 3 kerala backwaters explore the backwaters from our island base days 4-5 periyar plus local payment 20000 rupees physical culture shock national park spend some time elephant-spotting days 6-7 madurai /pondicherry explore the sri meenakshi temple in madurai and visit pondicherry s sri aurobindo ashram days 8-9 mamallapuram enjoy a cycle tour to the weathered shore temples day 10 mysore relax in this easygoing town and visit the durga temple day 11 masinagudi take a safari to spot sloth bears panthers and even tigers days 12-13 ootacamund unearth the secrets of tea-making and ride on the toy train days 14-16 kochi return to kochi to board our train for delhi days 17-18 delhi see the jama masjid and wander the bazaars of old delhi day 19 agra visit the inspiring taj mahal day 20 bharatpur see fatehpur sikri en route

bhutan sikkim darjeeling original 13 days ex kolkata departs every sun sep to apr itinerary days 1-2 kolkata wander past the british colonial architecture and see the flower markets idol makers and wrestlers practising in outdoor gymnasiums days 3-4 plus local payment 10000 rupees physical culture shock darjeeling the name darjeeling rightly conjures up images of rolling hills covered in green tea plantations it was also the original base camp for all treks to mt everest and we can enjoy our own mountain views on a sunrise visit to the area s highest point day 5 pelling head deeper into the himalayan region to the mountain hamlet of pelling day 6 khechepori lake take a short walk to the sanga choeling the oldest monastery in sikkim and soak up the spiritual atmosphere of the pemayangtse monastery spend the night camped by the serene khechepori lake day 7 youksom meet the villagers at lepchas before continuing on to youksom day 8 kwezing homestay our homestay is a very special

nepal nepal adventure active 15 days ex kathmandu itinerary days 1-2 kathmandu with monkey temples living goddesses and markets of every kind kathmandu is a legendary city climb up to swayambhunath for fantastic plus local payment us$200 physical culture shock views days 3-5 kathmandu valley hike the kathmandu valley through sub-tropical forests and across a softly undulating landscape to nagarkot s spectacular lookout point descend across terraced farmlands to the quaint nepali town of bhaktapur day 6 trisuli river see nepal from water-level on an exciting rafting adventure down the trisuli river camping overnight on a river beach day 7 bandipur the hilltop village of bandipur has been largely untouched by tourism day 8 pokhara once part of the trade route between india and tibet pokhara lies in the shadow of the annapurnas prepare for the trek ahead with a morning walk to sarangkot or a bike ride through the rural landscape days 9-12 siklis trek enjoy a taste of remote nepal on a

nepal nepal encompassed active 20 days ex kathmandu itinerary days 1-2 kathmandu a hive of activity kathmandu is rich in cultural and artistic heritage climb to swayambhunath for great views join pilgrims at bodnath plus local payment us$300 physical culture shock stupa and explore the colourful thamel district days 3-8 helambu trek through rice terraces and deep green valleys past picturesque monasteries and gompas staying in their remote village teahouses provides a special insight into the lives of the tamang and sherpa people days 9-10 bhaktapur take a step back in time and stroll through the traffic-free lanes beneath traditional newari wooden homes and become part of local life in one of the city squares days 11-12 pokhara hire a boat and take a sunset paddle on the lake or kick back at one of the cafes day 13 bandipur tucked away high on a ridge this little-known trading village is protected by the goddess durga mingle with the locals dine on traditional food and enjoy awesome

sri lanka sri lanka original 15 days negombo to colombo itinerary day 1 negombo find a comfortable perch to watch the local fishing boats head out to sea or stroll along the beach days 2-3 anuradhapura step back in time with a plus local payment us$200 physical culture shock visit to the 12th century palace at panduwasnuwara and the rock fortress of yapahuwa before touring anuradhapura by bicycle day 4 polonnaruwa jump on the bikes once more and explore the remains of the 1,000-year-old-city of polonnaruwa sri lanka s famous granite buddha sleeps peacefully among the ruins day 5 dambulla caves/sigiriya under a heavy rock overhang sits the dambulla cave temple home to some 150 buddha images climb the impressive fortress of sigiriya to see beautiful 5th century frescoes days 6-7 kandy pause to savour the fragrant smells of spice and herb gardens before heading to the cooler climes of kandy to enjoy an evening performance of traditional dancing and firewalking days 8-10

sri lanka highlights of sri lanka independent 7 days ex colombo departs daily subject to availability itinerary day 1 colombo from the bustling historic fort area to the colonial grandeur of galle face colombo is a city of energy and contrast day 2 sigiriya walk through beautiful water gardens to the incredible rock fortress of sigiriya make physical culture shock sure you pause to visit the sheltered gallery that houses a series of fresco paintings of beautiful women day 3 anuradhapura discover anuradhapura s stately dagobas temples intricately carved moonstones and the magnificent 12 metre high aukana buddha your afternoon is at leisure to relax or to further explore the area day 4 polonnaruwa the graceful granite buddhas of gal vihara are a highlight of the beautiful ancient city of polonnaruwa at the dambulla caves five separate caverns contain more than 150 buddha images while their walls and ceilings are covered with brilliant frescoes depicting scenes relating to the arrival