From (AUD)$11,295
Days26
Airfares included
Immerse yourself in the many different sides of India from the fascinating city of Kolkata, to the ‘Pink City’ Jaipur and vibrant Mumbai. Watch as the sun rises over the Taj Mahal, taste your way through Madurai and cruise through the peaceful backwaters of Kerala to Alleppey.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $250pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Coach, Houseboat, Jeep, Plane, Rickshaw & Train
No Hidden Extras
Explore Kolkata, including the Dalhousie Square and the diverse flower market.
Watch the sun rise over the stunning Taj Mahal.
Cruise the peaceful backwaters of Kerala on a houseboat.
The Incredible India website is a great resource for anyone visiting India.

Special Experiences

Take a rickshaw down to the holy Ganges River to observe the aarti prayer ceremony, performed at Dashashwamedh Ghat every day as the sun sets.
Enjoy afternoon tea with a descendant of the Nawab (Royal) family.
Learn more about the local culture and interact with a local family during a traditional cooking lesson. We'll then join them for dinner!
Undertake an extraordinary tour of Mumbai, indulging each of the five senses. See the historic colonial precinct of Mumbai. Listen to incredible Bollywood music and learn some of the dance moves. Taste some of the amazing local delicacies. Take in the smells of the many flowers on display in Mumbai’s flower market. Touch peoples lives by volunteering in an activity or two at a local charity.
Taste your way through Madurai, India's culinary capital, on a mouthwatering walking food tour

Itinerary India in Depth

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions India in Depth

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Welcome to India and West Bengal's capital city Kolkata 

  • Explore Iconic Kolkata including the Kalighat Kali Temple, Victoria Memorial & The Indian Museum
  • Visit Mother House and learn about Mother Teresa's life, see the room she occupied much of her life and her tomb.
  • Experience the diversity of Kolkata at the Flower Market, drive past Howrah Bridge and stop at Jain Temple, Kumartuli and the Marble Palace
  • Spend time strolling through College street and take a short tram ride.

Experience the culture of Uttar Pradesh, home to some of India's most iconic monuments

  • Take a rickshaw ride and enjoy a sunset boat ride on the Ganges to witness the Aarti Ceremony
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the Ganges to witness the sun rise as well as witnessing people wash in the holy waters and performances for the Sun God.
  • Visit the ancient temple Bharat Mata Mandir
  • Visit the historical ruins of Sarnath, a Buddhist pilgrimate site
  • Travel to the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow and enjoy afternoon tea with a descendant of the Nawab family (Royal Family)
  • Take a journey on the Gatimann Express between Delhi and Agra
  • Explore the imposing Agra Fort and Baby Taj.
  • Witness the amazing Taj Mahal at sunrise.
  • Learn about the heritage of Agra on a Heritage walk
  • Visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri which was built in 1569 but abandoned 15 years later due to lack of water. The sheer size of this city and its well-preserved state will astound you!

Explore India's Capital Territory of India, Delhi

  • Visit old Delhi including Red Fort (Outside Only), Jama Masjid and take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk and tour of Khari Baoli Spice Market.
  • Learn how New Delhi was formed and take a 1/2 Day tour of this part of Delhi's history including Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb and Raj Ghat

Travel through the 'Land of the Kings' Rajasthan

  • Visit Abhaneri Stepwell and see their unique method of storing water during the 9th century and beyond.
  • Spend time with a local family as they teach you how to cook their way with delicious Indian spices and wander through a market. Followed by a wonderful dinner.
  • Ride up to the magnificent Amber Fort in Jaipur by jeep, followed by a tour of the many beautiful rooms within the fort including the amazing Hall of Mirrors. Here the light of a single match sets off a dazzling display as it is reflected by thousands of tiny mirrors that line the walls.
  • Enjoy a 1/2 day tour of the pink city of Jaipur including Johari Bazaar, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), City Palace Complex museums and ancient Jantar Mantar Observatory.

Enter the state of Maharashtra, the home of fast-paced capital Mumbai

  • Experience the 5-senses of Mumbai as we experience the best of Mumbai

Relax and explore the southern coastal state of Kerala

  • Spend two nights in the hill station Munnar
  • Walk through a tea Plantation and delve into the history of tea making while visiting the tea museum.
  • Go in search of some amazing wildlife on a river safari in Periyar National Park
  • Learn about the diverse range of spices at a spice Garden Plantation in Periyar
  • Spend a night on a traditional Indian Houseboat while cruising the backwaters.
  • Explore Kochi on an afternoon tour including Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace) and St. Francis Church.

Touch on the Tamil Nadu culture during a 2 night stay in Madurai

  • Enjoy a night ceremony at Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Explore more in depth the Meenakshi Amman Temple and travel by rickshaw to Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal while travelling through traditional bazaars and fruit markets
  • Taste your way  through Madurai on a food walking tour.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to India. Taxes included.
  • 4 economy-class flights within India
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles. 
  • Train from Delhi to Agra
  • Tipping made easy, $250pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 23 nights in a combination of modern and heritage 4-5 star hotels/resorts
  • 1 night on board a traditional houseboat 
  • Day use of hotel on day of departure

Meals

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  • 24 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 9 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners.

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • English-speaking locally based national guide

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Accommodation India in Depth

Accommodation

Peerless Inn

India flag Kolkata

Centrally located in Kolkata, Peerless Inn provides a 24-hour restaurant and free wi-fi. The rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a TV, minibar and tea/coffee facilities. 

Facilities: free wifi; restaurant; safe deposit box; air-conditioning; fitness centre; spa 

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Radisson Hotel

India flag Varanasi

Located in the heart of the city’s historic district, the Radisson is just a 10 minute walk from JVH Mall, Monkey Temple and Tulsi Manas Temple. Along with spacious guestrooms, the hotel’s amenities include an on-site spa, restaurants, outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Golden Tulip

India flag Lucknow

The Golden Tulip Lucknow hotel is the city's first contemporary business hotel, which provides a very pleasant environment in which guests can relax and enjoy their stay. Golden Tulip provides spacious and modern rooms with en suite bathrooms as well as 2 dining options and a fitness centre. 

Facilities: free wifi; safe deposit box; air-conditioning; fitness centre; restaurant/bar; swimming pool 

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Maidens Hotel

India flag Delhi

Maidens Hotel is one of Delhi’s oldest hotels. Built in the early 1900s, it has retained its colonial charm and architecture. Set amidst eight acres of lush gardens and shady trees, it escapes the noise of the main city, but remains within easy access to some of the most magnificent Mughal monuments as well as the famous shopping centre, Chandni Chowk with its quaint bazaars and meandering lanes. Its spacious guestrooms with high ceilings are all unique.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Crystal Sarovar Premiere

India flag Agra

With a convenient and strategic location in Agra's tourist hub, the 5-star Hotel Crystal Sarovar offers everything you could need in a hotel. From the opulent, intricately designed interiors and state of the art restaurant, to the magnificent view of the iconic Taj Mahal, the Hotel Crystal Sarovar is truly unique.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Shahpura House

India flag Jaipur

Shahpura House is located a short stroll from pleasant Bani Park and a short drive from the walls of the 'pink city', Jaipur. The guestrooms are reminiscent of the ones that were used by the royalties of the Shahpura family - spacious with elegant colonial furniture, all modern amenities, each having their own individual character.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Fariyas Hotel

India flag Mumbai

Located just off the Colaba Causeway, Fariyas Hotel is right in the heart of the city, yet far from the bustling crowds. The business districts of Nariman Point, Ballard Estate and The World Trade Centre are just 10 minutes away. lts scenic location offers a breathtaking view of the harbour. It's also just 2 minutes away from the Gateway of India and other historical sites. Features include elegant guest rooms with breathtaking sea views, restaurants, bar, health club and spa and an outdoor swimming pool.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Courtyard by Marriott

India flag Kochi Airport

Situated within a convenient 5-minute drive from Kochi International Airport, Courtyard by Marriott is a modern premier 5-star hotel that features 2 dining options, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.

Facilities: free wifi; safe deposit box; swimming pool; air-conditioning; fitness centre 

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Fragrant Nature

India flag Munnar

Fragrant Nature creates a premium and authentic hill hotel experience. Enjoy majestic views of the mountains while enjoying the hotel's facilities including a restaurant, gym and amphitheater. 

Facilities: free wifi; safe deposit box; restaurant; gym; garden

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GRT Regency Hotel

India flag Madurai

The GRT Regency has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Aahaaram restaurant provides a delectable array of multi-cuisine dishes and their well-stocked bar ‘Madhuram’ is there for you to enjoy. Take a dip in the swimming pool and unwind with a treatment or two at the Ayurvedic Health Centre. The Meenakshi Temple is also just a short ride away.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Cardamom County

India flag Periyar

Set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala, Cardamom County is a popular resort located 3kms from Periyar in Village Kumily. The hotel offers all modern luxuries of a resort blended with the subtle fragrance of cinnamon and cloves. The property features a swimming pool, health club, buffet restaurant and souvenir shop.

Facilities: free wifi (public areas); fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Houseboat

India flag Alleppey

Sit back and enjoy a relaxing journey as we cruise through the peaceful backwaters of Kerala. On board this luxury houseboat, see green palms and vegetation, active aquatic life and local villages engaged in everyday errands. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; fully furnished bedrooms; sundecks; kitchen 

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Trident Hotel

India flag Kochi

The Trident Kochi is located on Willingdon Island and is within easy distance of famed sites such as the Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, Mattancherry Palace and St Francis Church. Blending classic charm with modern interiors, Trident Kochi is set amidst a picturesque central courtyard and landscaped gardens. Rooms are well appointed and the hotel offers great dining opportunities at either of its restaurants.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Information India in Depth

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices India in Depth

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

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09 Nov 20
04 Dec 20
$10,995
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30 Nov 20
25 Dec 20
$11,495
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11 Jan 21
05 Feb 21
$11,295
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25 Jan 21
19 Feb 21
$11,295
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08 Feb 21
05 Mar 21
$11,295
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22 Feb 21
19 Mar 21
$11,295
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08 Mar 21
02 Apr 21
$11,295
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $250pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $200
Single Supplement
From $2,995
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

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