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3 weeks backpacker trip through India

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Day 1: Departure from home country and arrival in Delhi

Stop At: Delhi Airport Metro Express, New Delhi India
You will travel independently from Germany and will be met at the airport of Sarah and taken to the hotel. If you are already in India, we will meet in the evening in the hotel
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Vivek Inn

Day 2: Delhi sightseeing and bus ride to Mcleod Ganj / Daramshala (overnight, 10 hours)

Stop At: Delhi Metro, New Delhi India
We spend the day in Delhi and visit the old and new district by foot, metro and rickshaw. In the evening we go on the first night bus trip right Himalaya.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: We stay overnight in the coach

Day 3: Day In the Tibetan Mcleod Ganj

Stop At: Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Temple Rd, Dharamsala 176219 India
Mcleod Ganj is not only a mountain resort at 1,800 meters in the middle of the Indian Himalayas, but also home to many exiled Tibetans, including the Dala Lama. After the bus ride, we will first have breakfast on a roof terrace, then visit the small village, including the Dalai Lama Temple and the Tibetan Museum
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at the guesthouse in Mcleod Ganj

Day 4: Day 4 Start of the three-day yoga trek 1. Trekking day: Mcleod Ganj to Kareri village (1800 m)

Stop At: Kareri Lake, Top floor , main bus stand , Mcleodganj, Kangra India
Today begins our three-day tent trek. Our first five-hour leg takes us through pine forests and small villages to our idyllic camp on a bubbling river near the traditional village of Kareri. The day will end with yoga, cooking together and a camp fire.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: We stay in the tent

Day 5: 2. Trekking day: Kareri village Kareri lake (3000 m) -Kareri village

Stop At: Kareri Lake, Top floor , main bus stand , Mcleodganj, Kangra India
Today we reach 3000 meters to the holy Kareri lake, which is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Since we have to go down to the camp again, this day will be a bit more intense and we will start early.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: We spend the night in tents

Day 6: 3. Trekking day Kareri village via the village Bahl to Mcleod Ganj

Stop At: Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Temple Rd, Dharamsala 176219 India
Today we go back to Mcleod Ganj, this time we take the contemplative route over small mountain villages. We move into our rooms and look forward to a warm shower.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at the inn

Day 7: Free time in Mcleod Ganj and evening bus ride to Rishikesh (10 hours overnight)

Stop At: Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Temple Rd, Dharamsala 176219 India
After the intense three-day trek, let's take a break. Mcleod Ganj invites to shopping, paragliding, yoga and much more.

If you like, you can join the tour guide in the morning Tibetan meditation. In the evening we take the night bus to Rishikesh.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: We stay overnight in the coach

Day 8: Arrival in Rishikesh and participation in the ashram everyday

Stop At: Yoga in Rishikesh, Laxmanjhula Near post office laxmanjhula opposite German bakery, Above ATM, Rishikesh 249302 India
Arriving early in the morning at Rishikesh on the holy Ganges, where the Himalayas transition to the Gangetic Plain, we will spend 3 days in a yoga ashram and enjoy regular yoga classes, healthy meals and ashram programs.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: We stay at Anand Prakash Ashram

Day 9: Rishikesh Yoga Ashram and Rafting on the Ganges

Stop At: Yoga in Rishikesh, Laxmanjhula Near post office laxmanjhula opposite German bakery, Above ATM, Rishikesh 249302 India
As a daily program, we will participate in a half-day rafting tour on the Ganges. In the evening, the fire ceremony on the Ganges can be visited together.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram

Day 10: Rishikesh and in the evening bus ride to Agra

Stop At: Yoga in Rishikesh, Laxmanjhula Near post office laxmanjhula opposite German bakery, Above ATM, Rishikesh 249302 India
The last day in Rishikesh may be used independently - perhaps with a trip to the former Beatle Ashram or for a full-body massage? In the evening it goes for another overnight bus trip to Agra.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: We stay overnight in the coach

Day 11: In the morning, arrive in Agra, visit the Taj Mahal and train to Jodhpur

Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India
Of course, the day in Agra is dedicated to visiting the Taj Mahal. You reach Agra in the early morning and can first refresh yourself in your day rooms in the hotel and have breakfast. Then it goes to the Taj Mahal. Until the train ride in the evening we visit the Taj Mahal and take a two-hour bike ride through the rural surroundings of Agras. Then we take our first ride on the Indian train.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight on the train

Day 12: Camel safari with overnight stay in a farmer's family

Stop At: Jain Mahavira Temple, Sri Mahavir Bhagvan Jain temple, Osian India
Upon arrival in Jodhpur, we drive to Osian, one hour away, and visit the famous Satia Mata Temple.

Then it's on with the camels through the Rajasthan desert - do not be surprised, because here is the desert picture in addition to the sand dunes also characterized by the dry bushes. We reach the farm of the Indian family for sunset. Here, the traditional "Palang" beds are set up for us outdoors and a traditional dinner is served.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay with a farmer's family

Day 13: Jodhpur cooking class and exploration of the blue city

Stop At: Mehrangarh Fort, Fort Rd., Jodhpur 342006 India
After the night in the desert, drive to Jodhpur for your accommodation. Jodhpur is a small bustling Rajasthani city with a bustling market and a spectacular fort. The afternoon is at leisure and independent exploration of the blue city.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kingsretreat Inn

Day 14: Jodhpur visit the fort, zipplining and cooking class

Stop At: Mehrangarh Fort, Fort Rd., Jodhpur 342006 India
A full sightseeing program with a visit to the fort and a zippline tour over the blue roofs of Jodhpur awaits us. After the exciting activity, a traditional cooking class with Rishi and Rekha comes home to us.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Dinner: We have our dinner as part of the cooking class
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kingsretreat

Day 15: Day 15 Bicycle sightseeing tour and train to Delhi

Stop At: Mehrangarh Fort, Fort Rd., Jodhpur 342006 India
If you feel like it, in the morning you can take part in a guided bike tour of Jodhpur organized by your accommodation. Otherwise, you can stroll through Jodhpur's markets and participate in a miniature painting class. Miniature painting is the traditional painting art of Rajasthan. In the evening it goes by train to Delhi.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight on the train

Day 16: Day 16 Flight to Cochin, Kerala

Stop At: Fort Kochi Beach, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
Today it goes from the train to the plane. You say goodbye to the tour guide and then it goes already far down to South India, for the second part of your journey. At the airport in Cochin you will be picked up by your driver for the rest of the time and taken to your accommodation.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Homestay in Fort Kochi

Day 17: Fort Kochi visit

Stop At: Fort Kochi Beach, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India
On your own today you explore the Portuguese island of Fort Kochi. Visit the Jewish synagogue and old churches, observe the fishing with the Chinese fishing nets and stroll through the small streets of the city.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in the homestay

Day 18: Ride in the backwaters and houseboat tour

Stop At: Kerala Backwaters, India
Your private driver will drive you to the backwaters canal system. In a small village, the houseboat is waiting for you and you spend the day and the night on the floating home. Enjoy the slow ride on the eco houseboat - this houseboat is powered not by an engine, but by man power and who likes, can even lend a hand. Meals are served on the boat and it can be bathed in the nearby sea.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight on the houseboat

Day 19: Drive to Munnar

Stop At: Munnar Taxi Service, Munnar 685612 India
A five-hour drive in the car brings you up to 1400 meters in the Westghats to Munnar. Here, in the middle of the tea plantations, the temperatures are pleasantly cool. Visit the tea museum, the local market and, if you feel like it, it's worth watching a traditional martial arts show in the evening.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Homestay Munnar

Day 20: Day hike in Munnar through the tea and spice plantations

Stop At: Munnar Taxi Service, Munnar 685612 India
Today, a guided hike through the tea and spice plantations Munnars- enjoy the great views and learn more about the tea production and herbs from your guide. On the way, breakfast and lunch are served.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast: During the trekking tour
• Lunch: During the trekking tour
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Homestay Munnar

Day 21: Drive to Marari to the beach

Stop At: Marari Beach, Beach Road, Mararikulam 688006 India
Your driver will take you to Kerala's coast to the beach. Here you can relax for your last two days.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation in the guesthouse

Day 22: Beach day in Marari

Stop At: Marari Beach, Beach Road, Mararikulam 688006 India
Beach day in Manali
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: In the inn in Marari

Day 23: Departure from Cochin

Stop At: Marari Beach, Beach Road, Mararikulam 688006 India
You will be transferred to the airport two hours away. Departure to Germany.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Delhi, India

Traveler pickup is offered
A driver of our hotel picks you up at the airport or we meet at the Vivek Hotel

Duration
23 days
Return Details
Kochi, Kerala, India
Inclusions
  • 10x Breakfast
  • 10x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 22 nights
  • all accommodation in a double room or tent
  • complete transport as advertised (flight, bus, train, car, rickshaw, metro)
  • 3 days trekking tour with equipment, guide, full board
  • 2 nights in the Yoga Ashram with full board and yoga lessons
  • all activities: cooking class, zipline, rafting, bicycle sightseeing, houseboat tour, hike
  • Camel Safari with overnight stay
  • Guide to departure oh Kerala
  • From Kerala private driver with vehicle
Exclusions
  • not mentioned meals
  • Entrance fees for monuments about 30 €
  • Eintritt - Taj Mahal
  • Eintritt - Mehrangarh Fort
  • Eintritt - Munnar Taxi Service
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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