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Safari, Taj & Tea
Safari, Taj & Tea OverviewSafari, Taj & Tea from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Chitwan National Park (Nepal), Darjeeling (India), Delhi (India), Goa (India), Jaipur (India), Jodhpur (India), Kathmandu (Nepal), Mumbai (India), Udaipur (India), Varanasi (India). Available from 20 Sep 2020 to 21 Apr 2022 this 82 day trip costs from £4,670.00 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.
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. For those who are lucky enough to take one of our most comprehensive trips, this truly epic trip takes you around all of India, with a bit of Nepal for good measure! Starting in the enchanting Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, we visit the serene forests of Chitwan before entering the beautiful chaos that is India! Our journey to Delhi will take us through the holy city of Varanasi, the stunning Erotic Temples of Khajuraho, the incredible Mughal cities of Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur, and of course the most iconic building in all of India - the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra! From 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. After leaving the hectic city of Chennai, we visit the holy Sri Venkatesvara Tirumala temple en route to the tribal areas of Odisha. This is a very special and rarely-visited region where you'll meet many different tribal people with their own distinct cultures and traditions. We then head to the historic town of Puri before arriving in the buzzing city of Kolkata. From there we will ascend to the cool, tea-growing hills of Darjeeling, and then move to the serene paradise of Karmi Farm in the Himalayan foothills. Continuing to the Tibetan town of Gangtok in the mountainous province of Sikkim, we then head to Nepal and journey back to the thriving city of Kathmandu! A phenomenal Indian experience sure to leave you with many wonderful memories!