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India Circuit between Delhi and Chennai

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  • Old Goa
  • Jaisalmer
  • Wayanad
  • Mumbai
  • Madurai
  • Kanyakumari
  • Kochi
  • Alleppey
  • Hampi
  • Pondicherry
  • Varkala
  • Goa
  • Sambhali Trust
  • Udaipur
  • Mahabalipuram
  • Mysore
  • Mandu
  • Ellora
  • Chennai
  • Bikaner
  • Delhi
  • Jodhpur
  • Ajanta

Asia is the continent where overlanding all started, and Dragoman has been the leading operator there since our first trucks went through in the 1980s - take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading into the wilds, well away from the usual tourist trail. Starting in the bustling Indian capital of Delhi we enter the magnificent land of Rajasthan, visiting the white lakeside city of Udaipur, the blue city of Jodhpur, and the golden city of Jaisalmer. We'll also head out on a camel safari in the Thar Desert and discover the awe-inspiring ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora, before arriving at the bright lights of Mumbai. From cosmopolitan Mumbai and the relaxing beaches of Goa, we head south via the wonderful historic cities of Hampi and Mysore, the tea plantations of Wayanad and the lush backwaters of Kerala. Once we get the the southern tip of India at Kanyakumari, we journey north through the colourful temples of Madurai and the ancient Shore Temples of Mahabalipuram to arrive in the bustling city of Chennai. A phenomenal Indian experience sure to leave you with many wonderful memories!

  • Day 1 Delhi

    Border Information: If joining the trip in Delhi, you will most likely enter India at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IATA code: DEL). Today is a free day to explore Delhi. There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm - please look for a note from your tour leader when you arrive at the hotel giving more details about this meeting. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Delhi before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Delhi. In Delhi we will stay in a local hotel.

    Activities(Optional)
    Take a walking tour through some of the back streets and narrow alleyways of Old Delhi, discovering the hidden side of the city - Cost: INR 100
    Explore the Sanjay Colony 'slum' area of Delhi on a guided tour to see the micro-industries, schools and residential life there - Cost: INR 600

  • Day 2 Bikaner

    Today we start our journey with a full day drive to the city of Bikaner. In Bikaner we will either stay in a local hotel or camp at an eco-lodge a short distance outside the city. Estimated Drive Time - 7-9 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

    Activities(Included)
    Witness the holy rats in the Karni Mata rat temple near Bikaner

  • Day 3 Jaisalmer

    Today we continue our journey with a drive to the ancient Rajasthani city of Jaisalmer, stopping at the Karni Mata (Rat Temple) for an included visit en route.  In Jaisalmer we will stay in a comfortable local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 5-7 hours.

  • Day 4 Jaisalmer

    Today we will have a free morning in order to freely explore the sights of Jaisalmer. In the late afternoon we will head out on an included camel safari into the Thar Desert - exploring the desert with local Rajasthani camel drivers is the most authentic way to experience the area! Tonight we will camp out in the desert, sleeping under the stars.

    Activities(Included)
    Trek into the Thar Desert on an overnight camel safari with Rajasthani camel drivers

  • Day 5 Jaisalmer

    This morning we will return to Jaisalmer from our camel safari. The rest of the day will be free to relax or explore more of Jaisalmer and the surrounding area. Tonight we will return to our hotel in Jaisalmer.

    Activities(Optional)
    Visit the beautiful and ornate 18th-century mansions of Salim Singh-ki Haveli and Patwa-ki Haveli - Cost: INR 70
    3 nights at Jaisalmer to explore the medieval streets, the fort and the desert - Cost: INR 250
    Watch the sunset from the stunning Amar Sagar Jain Temple in Jaisalmer - Cost: INR 100

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