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Ganges to Gateway: A North-to-South India Journey



13 Nights / 14 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on an unforgettable journey from the sacred banks of the Ganges in Varanasi to the vibrant metropolis of Mumbai, India’s Gateway to the world. Witness the mystical rituals along the Ganges, explore the cultural gems of Kolkata, delve into Delhi’s historic heart, and bask in the coastal charm of Chennai and Mumbai. This North-to-South odyssey offers a captivating blend of spirituality, culture, and urban vibrancy in one remarkable adventure.


  • Experience the vibrant blend of heritage and modernity in Delhi, from Red Fort to India Gate.
  • Witness the spiritual rituals on the ghats of the Ganges River in Varanasi.
  • Explore the cultural riches of Kolkata, from Victoria Memorial to Dakshineswar Kali Temple.
  • Journey through South India's historic sites in Chennai, Kanchipuram, and Mahabalipuram.
  • Cruise the tranquil backwaters of Alleppey on a traditional houseboat, savoring the natural beauty.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 43%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 41%
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 51%
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 48%
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 55%
9 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 52%
10 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 58%


Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Delhi. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, and Khari Baoli Spice Market. Explore Raj Ghat and enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk. Later, visit Humayun Tomb, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, and more. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Delhi - Varanasi
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. In the evening, attend the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony on the ghats. Overnight stay in Varanasi.

Day 4: Varanasi
Early morning, take a boat ride on the Ganges River and witness the rituals on the ghats. Visit Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, and Sarnath. Overnight stay in Varanasi.

Day 5: Varanasi - Kolkata
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Kolkata. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city. Overnight stay in Kolkata.

Day 6: Kolkata
Explore Kolkata with visits to Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhawan, Howrah Bridge, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, and more. Overnight stay in Kolkata.

Day 7: Kolkata - Chennai
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Chennai. Upon arrival, visit Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and other attractions. Overnight stay in Chennai.

Day 8: Chennai - Pondicherry (235kms)
Drive to Pondicherry via Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram. Explore temples and historic sites along the way. Arrive in Pondicherry and relax on the beach. Overnight stay in Pondicherry.

Day 9: Pondicherry - Chennai (160kms)
Visit Auroville, Pondicherry Museum, and the French Quarters. Drive back to Chennai, stopping at Mahabalipuram to explore its historic sites. Overnight stay in Chennai.

Day 10: Chennai - Cochin
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Cochin. Upon arrival, explore Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, and enjoy a Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 11: Cochin - Alleppey (60kms)
Drive to Alleppey and board a houseboat for a cruise through the backwaters. Enjoy the scenic beauty and overnight stay on the houseboat.

Day 12: Alleppey - Cochin/Mumbai
Disembark from the houseboat and drive to Cochin to catch a flight to Mumbai. Check in to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Mumbai.

Day 13: Mumbai
Explore Mumbai with visits to Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Marine Drive, CST, Parliament House, Dhobhi Ghat, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay. Overnight stay in Mumbai.

Day 14: Mumbai - Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 13 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast at all hotels.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Delhi - Varanasi - Kolkata - Chennai - Cochin - Mumbai flight fare approx. INR 25,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Delhi - Le Meridien/ The Clarridges
Varanasi - Ramada JHV/ Radisson Hotel
Kolkata -ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern
Chennai -ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Cochin - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
Alleppey - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)
Mumbai - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central


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