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Colours of India

Trip Length

Trip Code

26 days PICC

Countries Visited

India

Start City

End City

Delhi Kovalam
Colours of India

Experience the real India on this comfortable introduction to the cultures of north India and the lush beauty of southern India. Travelling from Delhi in the north to Trivandrum in the south, discover everything that India has to offer. The highlights and hidden jewels are revealed against a backdrop of green on a Kerala tour and in the vibrant towns of Rajasthan. Visit India's flamboyant major cities and the quiet repose of tiny fishing villages, along with tea gardens, tribal homes and colonial enclaves. Discover the culinary delights of each region and stay in colourful hotels, heritage accommodation and even a palace!

Why we love it:

Colours of India


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-2: Delhi

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Taj Princess or similar, Delhi

Activities:

Day 3-4: Delhi - Jaipur

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Hotel Rani Mahal or similar, Jaipur

Activities:

Day 5: Agra

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Raj Mahal Hotel or similar, Agra

Activities:

Day 6-7: Orchha

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Bundelkhand Riverside or similar, Orchha

Activities:

Day 8: Khajuraho

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Usha Bundela or similar, Khaluraho

Activities:

Day 9-10: Varanasi

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Hotel Hindustan International or similar, Varanasi

Activities:

Day 11: Delhi

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Swati Deluxe or similar, Delhi

Activities:

Day 12-13: Chennai

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Pride Hotel or similar, Chennai

Activities:

Day 14: Mamallapuram

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Sea Bereeze Hotel or similar, Mamallapuram

Activities:

Day 15: Pondicherry

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Aurodhan Heritage Hotel or similar, Pondicherry

Activities:

Day 16-17: Madurai

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Germanus Hotel or similar, Madurai

Activities:

Day 18-19: Periyar

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Rangerwood Hotel or similar, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Activities:

Day 20-21: Munnar

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Deshadan Mountain Resort or similar, Munnar

Activities:

Day 22-23: Kochi

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Grand Hotel or similar, Kochi

Activities:

Day 24: Alleppey

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Pikadly Houseboat or similar, Kerala

Activities:

Day 25-26: Kovalam

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Sagara Beach Resort, Trivandrum

Activities:


Your Trip

What's Included

Transport

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

India

INDIA:

Australia: Yes - in advance

Belgium: Yes - in advance

Canada: Yes - in advance

Germany: Yes - in advance

Ireland: Yes - in advance

Netherlands: Yes - in advance

New Zealand: Yes - in advance OR on arrival*

South Africa: Yes - in advance

Switzerland: Yes - in advance

United Kingdom: Yes - in advance

USA: Yes - in advance

There is NO visa on arrival in India for most nationalities. Indian visas can NOT be obtained in Nepal. Tourist visas are available in Single and Multiple Entry. Be sure to check the date you require a visa from and the length of time you will need to cover, especially if you change countries during your trip.

*Visa on arrival is available for select nationalities, including New Zealanders provided that specific criteria can be met. See link below for more information.

http://india.gov.in/spotlight/encouraging-inbound-tourism-tourist-visa-arrival-tvoa-scheme

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

India

India Lonely Planet-Sarina Singh

A Passage to India-EM Forster

A Suitable Boy-Vikram Seth

Chasing the Monsoon-Alexander Frater


About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

28 August 2014


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