Travel by air-conditioned private bus or minibus, 3 air-conditioned sleeper trains and private houseboat on the backwaters.
25 nights hotels, 1 night houseboat, all en suite, 3 nights sleeper trains.
29 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner included.
This holiday is designed so that you can see the best parts of India using a mixture of private buses and the extensive and efficient railway network. There is a lot to see in the time you are there, but it is paced so that it doesn't feel too rushed.
Travel time is kept to a minimum although there are a few longer drives but there is plenty of time for sightseeing and the trip ends on a very relaxing note.
You should come armed for an experience: India can be hard work and the heat and the bustle of some of the cities can be a little overwhelming. That said, there are many places where you can find peace and there are few places in the world where you will return armed with great stories and memories to last a lifetime.
Many people return to India time and time again.
Normal group size and age
Normally 8 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Moderate/Challenging. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.
Culture: Let Exodus show you a different side to many of the world's greatest cultural attractions.