Rail: Northern India & Rajasthan to Goa by Rail (AHRR)
Countries Visited: India Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Rail-The best way to fully experience the world is by travelling through it. Rail tours bring you closer to amazing places via iconic and scenic rail routes
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 12
Meals Included: 1 breakfast, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Witness the famous India-Pakistan border ceremony, see a different side of Delhi with a walking tour by a former at-risk youth, wander the Rajasthani streets of Jaipur and Udaipur, indulge in laid back beach time in Goa.
Hop aboard for a different look at this dynamic country's northern region before turning south ending up at the ever-popular coastal town of Goa. On this trip, you'll explore the temples, shrines and tombs - including the legendary Taj Mahal - while absorbing the rich culture and vibrant daily life of this exciting country. Experiences like the India-Pakistan Wagah border ceremony and Dalai Lama sights in Dharamsala get you in touch with the spiritual side of India. The colours of Rajasthan, bustle of Mumbai and beaches of Goa will stay with you long after you catch that flight home.
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|Day 1||Delhi||Day 1 Delhi|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Women on Wheels Transfer Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Amritsar||Day 2 Delhi/Amritsar (1D)|
Embark on a youth-led city tour of Delhi with G Adventures-supported project, City Walk. Get a unique perspective of the city while supporting at-risk youth and learning about the work of local nonprofit Salaam Baalak Trust. In the afternoon catch the Shatabdi Express to Amritsar. Included Activities: City Walk Transport: Train cars offer rows of 3 and 3 reclining seats for the evening ride. Train (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Amritsar||Day 3 Amritsar|
Amritsar, meaning "Pool of the Nectar of Immortality," is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh Religion. Learn more about Sikhs on our visit to Harimandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the most sacred shrine in Sikhism. As Amritsar sits right on the Pakistan-India border, we offer an optional trip to the border post to watch the formal flag ceremony, which is sure to be one of the highlights of the trip. Included Activities: Golden Temple Visit Wagah Border Ceremony
|Day 4||Dharamshala||Day 4 Amritsar/Dharamshala|
Travel along Himalayan mountain roads to the famous seat of the Tibetan government in exile, Dharamsala (literally "Rest House"). Opt to visit Norbulingka. Set amidst beautiful gardens, surrounded by the green fields of the Kangra Valley, the Norbulingka Institute stands against a backdrop of the towering Dhauladhar mountains of the outer Himalayan range. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
|Day 5||Dharamshala||Day 5 Dharamshala|
There are lots of ways to spend free time in this charming place. Visit the Kangra Art Museum in the Kotwali bazaar, or take in a performance of the Tibetan folk opera Lhamo at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.
|Day 6||Shimla||Day 6 Dharamshala/Shimla|
Enjoy a long drive to the charming town of Shimla, high in the beautiful Himalayas. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Shimla||Day 7 Shimla|
Enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk on The Ridge and The Mall (local hangouts) and explore this summer capital of British India. Opt to visit the Viceregal Lodge or admire the neo-Gothic or Tudorbethan architecture of the heritage buildings. Included Activities: The Ridge and The Mall Orientation Walk
|Day 8||Delhi||Day 8 Shimla/Delhi (1D)|
Take the World Heritage-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka. Over the course of 3 hrs, the train winds through tunnels as you head out of the mountains of Shimla. Transport: Toy train (3.00 hour(s)) Train (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||Delhi||Day 9 Delhi|
Enjoy a free day in Delhi.
|Day 10||Agra||Day 10 Delhi/Agra (1B)|
Take the Shatabdi Express train to Agra, with breakfast served on board. Enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Time permitting, opt to visit the Baby Taj. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Guided Tour Agra Fort Guided Tour Transport: Train (2.00-3.00 hours)
|Day 11||Jaipur||Day 11 Agra/Jaipur|
Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur. Transport: Train (4.00-4.50 hours)
|Day 12||Jaipur||Day 12 Jaipur|
Take an orientation walk around town. Take a photo of the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and visit the Amber Fort. Walk around the Old City and markets and opt to visit the City Palace. With free time, choose to visit local artisans in a nearby village, wander the Jantar Mantar, or check out a Bollywood film at the spectacular Art Deco film house, the Raj Mandir. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Amber Fort Visit
|Day 13||Jaipur||Day 13 Jaipur|
Enjoy free time to explore Jaipur before boarding an overnight train to Udaipur. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
|Day 14||Udaipur||Day 14 Udaipur|
Enjoy an orientation walk, including a visit to the Jagdish Temple and the City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India. Attend a Rajasthani cultural show on Gangaur Ghat. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Jagdish Temple Visit City Palace Visit Rajasthani Cultural Show
|Day 15||Udaipur||Day 15 Udaipur|
With free time in Udaipur, opt to check out the many beautiful lakes, take a boat ride, visit the Monsoon Palace for some excellent views, or take an Indian cooking class.
|Day 16||Bundi||Day 16 Udaipur/Bundi|
Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells. Included Activities: Bundi Fort and Stepwells Visit Transport: Train (4.50 hour(s))
|Day 17||Bundi||Day 17 Bundi (1D)|
Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board. Transport: Train (1.00 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
|Day 18||Mumbai||Day 18 Mumbai|
Arrive in the morning in bustling Mumbai, home to 20 million people. Take a walking tour of the Colaba area and see the Gateway of India. Included Activities: Colaba Walking Tour Gateway of India Visit
|Day 19||Goa||Day 19 Mumbai/Goa|
Opt to visit the many Portuguese-built monuments, wander around the churches of Old Goa (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), or discover Panjim, the capital of the state. Dont forget to indulge in Goan cuisine. Transport: Plane
|Day 20||Goa||Day 20 Goa|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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