Old and new, colour and chaos, sticky cities and lush mountain ranges – India is a bustling hot mess of wonderful that blazes a trail in travellers' memories long after they've returned home. Contiki, the world leader in authentic youth travel experiences, is returning to this colourful destination after 40 years with the introduction of a brand new Indian Itinerary.

The 12 day Eternal India trip takes adventurous young explorers on an unforgettable journey through Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai and Goa, immersing them in the magic of India at a pace that allows discovery and exploration in each unique destination. 

With its densely packed cities, stunning natural landscapes, world famous heritage sites and blissful beaches, India has something to pique the interest of every young explorer, and provides the perfect stage on which to create lifelong memories. Historically a key destination for travel junkies looking to expand their horizons, millennial interest in exploring India has grown considerably as the desire for more culturally immersive experiences has become the norm for young travellers. 

With initial departure dates running from December 2016 to April 2017, the Eternal India adventure takes place over 12 days visiting Delhi, Agra, Ranthambhore, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai and the beach paradise of Goa. In addition to the best group atmosphere, tasty local food, great accommodation and comfortable private transportation, Contiki delivers the best quality and range of included and optional activities on its trips as a standard. Eternal India is no exception with English-speaking local guides on hand to give travellers authentic and local experiences in each city, plus excursions to major heritage sites, a special stay in Ranthambhore National Park, and, of course, a trip to the world famous Taj Mahal, all included.  

Some of the amazing optional 'ME Time' activities on the new Indian itinerary include a sunrise safari in Ranthambhore National Park, a cooking demonstration and local family supper in Jaipur, a Bollywood tour in Mumbai, a tour of Mumbai at dawn, and a Yoga class on the beach in Goa. The Eternal India trip also includes two internal flights to maximise time in each location.    

Contiki Sales & Marketing Director, UK & Europe, Donna Jeavons, says:

“Recently we've seen a sharp rise in the demand for more authentic, out of comfort-zone travel experiences that give young people a sense of adventure and make them feel far from home. In direct response to this demand, we've created an amazing new India trip which really encapsulates this style of travelling, but also offers the best food, accommodation, transportation and authentic experiences which is considered the 'essentials' by our savvy young travellers.”