Multi-Day Tour

Northern India & Rajasthan to Goa by Rail (20 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Delhi, India To Goa, India

Valid for Departures: 31 Aug 2018 - 20 Dec 2019

Northern India & Rajasthan to Goa by Rail (20 days)

Day 3

Amritsar

Day 4

Amritsar/Dharamshala

Day 5

Dharamshala

Day 6

Dharamshala/Shimla

Day 7

Shimla

Day 8

Shimla/Delhi

Day 17

Bundi

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Delhi, India
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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
Delhi, India
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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
Day 3
Amritsar
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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
Amritsar/Dharamshala
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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
Day 5
Dharamshala
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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
Dharamshala/Shimla
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Day 6 Dharamshala/Shimla: Enjoy a long drive to the charming town of Shimla, high in the beautiful Himalayas. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7
Shimla
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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
Shimla/Delhi
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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 Train
Day 9
Delhi, India
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Day 9 Delhi: Enjoy a free day in Delhi.
Day 10
Delhi, India
None Breakfast
Day 10 Delhi/Agra: 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
Day 11
Agra, India
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Day 11 Agra/Jaipur: Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur. Transport: Train
Day 12
Jaipur, India
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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, India
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Day 13 Jaipur: Enjoy free time to explore Jaipur before boarding an overnight train to Udaipur. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 14
Udaipur, India
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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, India
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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
Udaipur, India
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Day 16 Udaipur/Bundi: Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells. Included Activities: Bundi Fort and Stepwells Visit Transport: Train
Day 17
Bundi
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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 Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 18
Mumbai, India
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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
Mumbai, India
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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. Don't forget to indulge in Goan cuisine. Transport: Plane
Day 20
Goa, India
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Day 20 Goa: Depart at any time.

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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, ...

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