There’s arguably no other country that defies the art of looking beyond first impressions more than India. Especially when having the chaotic and fascinating New Deli as stepping stone. A country where our initial resistance quickly and inevitably give way to a fascination one can not get enough of.
India is, par excellence, the country of all contrasts. The apparent chaos of its streets and markets and the peacefulness of the temples and palaces; the frenetic daily life only interrupted by the serene contemplation of the sunset; or the supreme irony of the immaculate and colourful saris dressed by the ladies that, every morning, hit the streets broom in hand to attack the impossible mission of having them clean.
Between Delhi’s agitation and the calm of Goa’s Portuguese roots, you will travel along the heart of this land of Gurus, Maharajas and countless legends. Surrender to the scent of the incense and thousand spices. Adventure yourself in a cuisine of exotic flavours to die for…a glass of water. Become part of the love story made eternal by every sunset reflected in the immaculate Taj Mahal. Fall in love with the contrast between the cities of a monochrome architecture and the pallet of a thousand colours of the sky above them.
With your guard already down, soak it all in at the idyllic peacefulness of Agonda and Palolem’s tropical beaches. Indeed, there will be a lot to digest in this adventure of unique experiences that only India has to offer. After all, in which other country could you share the road with people, cars, bikes, tuk-tuks, cows and monkeys while seated on top of an elephant?
November 25 to December 10
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type. Adventure / Cultural / Historical
New Deli, a fascinating chaos beyond words that confront us with the endless contrasts you will constantly face throughout this journey;
Agra, the majestic Taj Mahal, "not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passion of an emperor's love wrought in living stones";
Jaipur, the pink city, so painted in the 19th century to welcome the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria, a gesture of warm welcoming extended to all those who visited and visit it ever since;
Pushkar, wash away your sins in the lake of this city built at the desert footsteps, known as well by its camel fair and 100% vegetarian cuisine;
Dig deep in your backpack for your finest piece of clothing and join the celebration of the light’s victory over darkness in the Diwali, arguably the most important festival in Hinduism;
Jodhpur, the striking Mehrangarh Fort and the magnificent historic centre around it, dominated by the blue colour of its buildings;
Udaipur, the Venice of the East, an historic city famous for its lakes and majestic palaces;
Experience the mythical Indian trains, crossing a railroad that seems to extend beyond the horizon;
Mumbai, India’s most cosmopolitan city, its financial capital and home to one the world’s biggest film production centres;
Panjim and Old Goa, dominated by the influence of the Portuguese heritage;
Dive in the tropical serenity of Agonda and Palolem, enjoying summer by the Indic ocean under the shadow of a palm tree in these paradisiacal beaches;
Hampi, a lovely countryside villager built within the superb ruins of an old empire, a UNESCU World Heritage site (optional extension);
Live summer for a little longer in a surf camp in the idyllic branches of Goa (optional extension).
number of participants
airport Pick up and drop off
entrance in Taj Mahal
multiples entrances in temples along the journey, according to the program
accommodation in hotels / haveli , breakfast included (11 nights)
accommodation in train (2 nights) and bungalow (2nights)
transportation between all destinations and activities included in the program
outlines leader in charge of the organisation and escorting the group
meals not mentioned in the program
other activities and places not mentioned in the program as included
flights to and from the destination (about 700€)
visa to India
extension to Hampi
extension to Surf Camp
meditation activities at Pushkar
visit to Bollywood cinema studios
camel /elephant ride
photo coverage of the whole trip
population. 1,120 millions
capital. New Delhi
area. 3,287,590 km2
language. Hindi and English