India...what an amazing, mysterious, vibrant, diverse & fascinating country! Judi Dench fell in love with it while filming The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, we certainly did on our two previous visits & we know you will, too!
Join us over 28 wonderful days as we tour colourful Rajasthan, experience the bustle of Delhi, admire tigers & other wildlife in world famous Bavangarh National Park, visit Agra, the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Varanasi, Uidapur, explore the waterways of Kerala & more. And as a special treat, we’ve designed the itinerary around the spectacular Holi Festival which we’ll celebrate with the locals in a remote desert village at full moon! WOW!
There will be local bazaars, restaurants, & markets to enjoy plus lots of cultural & fun activities. You’ll be immersed in the lifestyle, learn about the history, admire the crafts & architecture, meet the local people & enjoy the delicious cuisine. There will be optional yoga & Bollywood dance classes, a cooking demo, a Bollywood movie & lots of lovely surprises – we’ll even learn how to tie turbans!
The adventure will be personally escorted by Jeremy and Jan of Global Gypsies & our national guide from Delhi-based Kipling Travels, as well as local English-speaking guides. We’ll travel by air-conditioned coach, train, houseboat, 4WD’s, rickshaws (tangas), elephants, camels – and, of course, we’ll visit the Marigold movie sets!
We'll stay in quality accommodation (some hotels are former palaces!) with most meals included. Package does not include international air fares.
Don’t miss this opportunity to share the wonder & excitement of India with a small group of like-minded travellers. When you join a Global Gypsies tour you can feel secure in the knowledge that you’ll be in the safe, capable & professional hands of an award-winning tour company with almost 20 years’ experience. Namaste! We hope you’ll join us in incredible India!
You can read a full write up about the fabulous tour we ran to India in 2017 in our May newsletter, or enjoy a light-hearted take on the tour in Jan Barrie’s poem, “Namaste India”.