Included Activities

India

  • Jeep tour to Darjeeling
  • Boat trip on the River Ganges, Varanasi
  • Erotic temples of Khajuraho
  • Taj Mahal, Agra
  • Red Fort, Agra
  • Jaipur City Palace including the iconic Palace of the Winds
  • Astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar
  • Amber Palace ancient citadel
  • Fatehpur Sikri including temples & monuments
  • Walking tour of Old Delhi
  • Karen Mata (Rat) Temple, Deshnok
  • Overnight camel safari into the Thar Desert with local Rajasthani camel drivers
  • Mahrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
  • Homestay, Jodhpur
  • Visit and support the Dragoman-supported Sambhali Trust, Jodhpur
  • Jain Temple of Ranakpur
  • Tomb of Hoshang Shah
  • Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Explore the deserted medieval hilltop city of Mandu
  • Guided visit of the Buddhist rock caves and paintings, Ajanta
  • Temples & monsters, Ellora
  • Discover the lost kingdom of Vijayanagar, Hampi
  • Mysore Palace
  • Neolithic petroglyphs, Edakkal caves
  • Community homestay, Wayanad
  • Performance of classical Indian dance-drama of Kathakali
  • Overnight boat trip though the Kerala backwaters on a traditional “kettuvallam” house boat
  • Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
  • Shore Temples & Pagodas of Mahabalipuram
  • Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala
  • 5-6 day tour of the Odisha tribal areas
  • Monday market, Goudaguda
  • Hiking around the Goudaguda region including visiting Kondha, Mahali & Paroja tribal people
  • Wednesday market, Chakitona
  • Local cooking demonstration, Muniguda
  • Bathe in the natural hot springs, Taptapani
  • Boat trip on Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest lagoon
  • Cycle-rickshaw tour of religious sites, Puri
  • Sun Temple of Konark, Puri
  • Cycle ride through the back-roads and villages near Puri to visit the artisan village of Raghurajpur
  • Local train ride from Puri to Kolkata

Bhutan

  • Guided city tour, Thimphu
  • National Memorial Chorten, Thimphu
  • Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu
  • Buddha Dordenma statue (the largest sitting Buddha statue in the world), Thimphu
  • Punakha Dzong
  • 2-night stay in a rural farmhouse to enjoy a slice of genuine Bhutanese life, food & hospitality
  • Trongsa Dzong
  • 6-hour to Padtshaling Monastery
  • Gadgety Gompa
  • Trek to Ringchengang
  • Paro Rinpung Dzong
  • Trek to the iconic “Tiger’s Nest” monastery, the most famous symbol of Bhutan

Nepal

  • Jeep safari around the Bis Hajaar Tal (20,000 Lakes) wetlands
  • Canoe through the rivers of Chitwan National Park and explore the area on a walking safari in search of rhino and other wildlife
  • Explore the village of Chitwan on a tour by traditional ox and cart
  • Traditional Nepali Tharu stick dancing demonstration

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