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Strolling in the Franco-Indian fusion in Pondicherry
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Tasting South India's unique sweet and spicy cuisine
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Meet friendly locals in the small villages we visit
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Stay in exceptional accommodation in heritage hotels and deluxe resorts
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Witnessing the colours of the Taj Mahal shift as the sun rises

Exotic Landscapes & Monuments of India

This tour is a delightful and satisfying combination of South India’s rich architectural history filled with ancient temples, colonial outposts, and vibrant cities and the colourful pageantry of Rajasthan.

Tamil Nadu is a gentle, relaxing introduction to the wonders of India. Visit the grand temple complexes that are both testaments to the great cultural opulence left behind by erstwhile dynasties and displays of current spirituality and community. Meet with the priests and merchants who keep the temples alive. Chill in the French colonial vibe of Pondicherry and stroll its ocean-front promenade. Explore the fabulously decorated courtyard mansions of little-travelled Chettinad and learn to prepare the finest cuisine in India.

The second part of the trip is a foray into India’s Golden Triangle; vibrant and colourful, a land of bejeweled maharajahs, crenelated forts, and timeless villages. After a good look at the essentials of the capital Delhi, head to Agra to marvel at the incomparable Taj Mahal and to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur for a taste of Rajasthan’s pageantry.
Alumni Expeditions Cultural Explorations

India | 14 days
Alumni Expeditions

Dates:
Nov 01-14, 2019
Cost:
US$5595
Group Size:
Limited to 22 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary; accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; meals as indicated in the itinerary: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners; all transportation by air conditioned private coach; complimentary bottled water at hotels and on excursions; flight from Madurai to Delhi; sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides; all activities; all entrance fees; taxes and gratuities for guides, drivers, hotels, restaurants; fully escorted by your Worldwide Quest Tour Director.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Meet in Chennai
Day 2: The Shore Temple at Mamallapuram
Day 3: Along the Coromandel Coast to Pondicherry
Day 4: Explore the capital of French India
Day 5: The kaleidoscopic Sri Ranganathaswamy temple
Day 6: Tanjore’s magnificent temple complex, Chettinad
Day 7: Chettinad's fabulous mansions
Day 8: Fly to Delhi, get a first look at the vibrant modern city and its many layers of history
Day 9: Explore Old Delhi, see the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi
Day 10: Visit the Qutub Minar, dating from 1193 and standing nearly 73 meters high
Day 11: Explore Amber Fort, a a magnificently preserved complex of palaces, halls, and gardens
Day 12: Tour handmade paper and block printing workshops, see a spectacular stepwell
Day 13: Visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the lovely Itimad-ud-Daulah
Day 14: Depart Delhi
Optional Extension: Varanasi
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Your Tour Leader

Manoj Abraham heads up the logistics team in our Delhi office. Whether designing tours with a painstaking attention to detail or leading our travellers across Asia, Manny draws on his exceptional network of contacts to create intimate and enriching experiences.

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Alumni Expeditions Cultural Explorations

India | 14 days
Alumni Expeditions

Dates:
Nov 01-14, 2019
Cost:
US$5595
Group Size:
Limited to 22 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary; accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; meals as indicated in the itinerary: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners; all transportation by air conditioned private coach; complimentary bottled water at hotels and on excursions; flight from Madurai to Delhi; sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides; all activities; all entrance fees; taxes and gratuities for guides, drivers, hotels, restaurants; fully escorted by your Worldwide Quest Tour Director.

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"A tropical destination filled with cultural gems."

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