India Nepal Sri Lanka by Intrepid Travel

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india highlights of india in style independent 7 days ex delhi departs daily except wed subject to availability itinerary day 1 delhi a guided walk through the narrow lanes of old delhi is an excellent introduction to india walk through the ancient streets pulsing with energy and colour wander through the crowded bazaars see the jama masjid physical culture shock mosque and visit the famous red fort built by the emperor shah jahan creator of the taj mahal days 2-3 agra spend the morning exploring the sights of delhi including the majestic india gate and humayun s tomb which is an excellent example of mughal architecture continue on to agra home to the taj mahal see the taj at its best at sunrise when the light playing on the marble presents this stunning building in all its majesty and splendour days 4-5 jaipur visit the city of fatehpur sikri built in the 16th century by emperor akbar and abandoned just 15 years later due to water shortages this beautiful ghost town has excellent examples of persian and hindu design from here head to the colourful city of jaipur where you will see sights including the palace of the winds with its pink honeycombed windows and the nearby amber fort days 6-7 delhi drop in to samode a small village as famous for its extreme weather as its ornate havelis and forts a visit to the samode palace and fort is highly recommended then it s time to return to delhi where you ll have the chance to squeeze in some last minute shopping before heading out for a final indian meal photography competition 2006 taj mahal agra biddie lee tietz accommodation 5-star and heritage hotels 6 nts transport private air-conditioned vehicle meals 6 breakfasts budget allow us$140 for meals not included departs daily except wed subject to availability notes round trip airport to hotel transfers are included please advise flight arrival details at least 14 days prior to departure traveller rating not applicable as this is a new itinerary trip code · experience the excitement of delhi · witness the beautiful taj mahal at sunrise · explore the bazaars of jaipur · see the amber fort · stay in some beautiful heritage hotels haf south india unplugged basix 16 days chennai to goa itinerary day 1 chennai home to `tollywood the tamil equivalent of bollywood chennai is an exciting mix of modern commercialism and tropical languor check out the museums plus local payment 10,000 rupees physical culture shock palaces and bazaars or hang out with the locals along marina beach day 2 mamallapuram take a local bus to the laid-back beaches of mamallapuram there is the option to explore the village by bicycle and see the beautifully weathered 7th century shore temples days 3-4 madurai weave through chaotic streets of bazaars pilgrims beggars and rickshaws or visit the disneyesque sri meenakshi temple days 5-6 varkala take a dip in the arabian sea sip chai at one of the clifftop cafes practise some yoga or visit the 2,000-year-old janardanaswamy temple day 7 kerala backwaters nestled among the palm trees and rice fields of the kerala backwaters an island homestay offers a great insight into local life and the delicious food of the south days 8-9 kochi see spice bazaars the beautiful dutch palace and maybe even a kathakali performance days 10-11 mysore famous for its silk incense and sandalwood relaxed mysore also has some amazing temples days 12-14 hampi wander through the ruins of the 14th century vijaynagar nestled in an exotic landscape strewn with giant boulders days 15-16 goa our adventure comes to an end in goa famed for its beaches and easy living photography competition 2006 goa beach dennis zander accommodation simple guesthouses 11 nts multishare homestay 1 nt overnight trains 3 nts transport local bus overnight train auto rickshaw boat group size max 12 meals 1 breakfast 1 dinner budget allow us$200 for meals not included departs selected sun notes it is essential that you provide full details of passport number and date of issue gender date of birth and nationality when you make your booking traveller rating not applicable as this is a new itinerary 2007 start 04 mar 01 apr 02 sep 23 sep 07 oct 21 oct finish 19 mar 16 apr 17 sep 08 oct 22 oct 05 nov 04 nov 18 nov 02 dec 16 dec 19 nov 03 dec 17 dec 31 dec 2008 06 jan 20 jan 27 jan 10 feb 17 feb 24 feb 09 mar 21 jan 04 feb 11 feb 25 feb 03 mar 10 mar 24 mar 16 mar 31 mar 23 mar 07 apr 06 apr 21 apr · explore chennai · see the shore temples of mamallapuram · see religious rituals in action in madurai · chill out on goa s beaches hrs 85 trip code