Northern India & Rajasthan To Goa By Rail

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: AHRR

From: £1499.00

Hop aboard for a different look at this dynamic country’s northern region before turning south and ending up at the ever-popular coastal town of Goa. Explore temples, shrines, and tombs — including the Taj Mahal — while absorbing the rich culture and vibrant daily life of this exciting country. Experience the India-Pakistan Wagah border ceremony and Dalai Lama sights in Dharamsala. The colours of Rajasthan, bustle of Mumbai, and beaches of Goa will stay with you long after you catch that flight home.

Day 1 Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.

Day 2 Delhi/Amritsar (1B)

Take the morning Shatabdi Express to Amritsar and enjoy breakfast on board. In the afternoon, drive to the India-Pakistan border and witness the border ceremony performed by both nations border guards. Later in the evening visit the grounds surrounding the Golden Temple and take an orientation walk of Amritsar.

Day 3 Amritsar/Dharamshala

In the morning visit and explore the Golden Temple and learn about the community service principles of the Sikh Religion. Later, embark on a scenic drive to Dharamshala and take an orientation walk in the evening.

Day 4 Dharamshala

Enjoy free time to explore Dharamsala. Visit the Main Temple and current residence of Dalai Lama or take a tour of the Norbulingka institute dedicated to preserving the Tibetan culture. Feeling more adventurous? Choose to embark on a short hike to Bhagsunag.

Day 5 Dharamshala/Māndi

Explore the town of Mandi. Walk around Rewalsar Lake, a sacred spot for Hindus, Sikhs, and Buddhists. Renowned for its ancient stone temples with fine carvings, Mandi is also known as the "Varanasi of the Hills".

Day 6 Mandi/Shimla

Embark onto the next destination, Shimla, the capital of Himachal province. This was once the British summer capital during the Raj Era. View the colonial era architecture still prominent throughout this city.

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.

Day 8 Shimla/Delhi (1D)

Take the World Heritage-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka. Switch to the Shatabdi Express for the rest of the journey back to Delhi, with dinner included on board.

Day 9 Delhi

Enjoy a free day in Delhi.

Day 10 Delhi/Āgra (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.

Day 11 Āgra/Jaipur

Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to 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.

Day 13 Jaipur/Udaipur

In the morning board a train and soak in the passing scenery en route to Udaipur. Arrive in the evening with free time to explore the city.

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.

Day 15 Udaipur/Būndi

Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells.

Day 16 Būndi/Mumbai (1D)

Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board.

Day 17 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.

Day 18 Mumbai/Goa

Catch a morning flight to beautiful Goa. Spend free time relaxing on the beach or exploring the city’s monuments.

Day 19 Goa

Enjoy a free day in Goa.

Day 20 Goa

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
18/01/2019 06/02/2019 1 £1499.00
01/02/2019 20/02/2019 0 £1569.00
08/02/2019 27/02/2019 0 £1569.00
15/02/2019 06/03/2019 0 £1569.00
01/03/2019 20/03/2019 0 £1569.00
22/03/2019 10/04/2019 4 £1569.00
29/03/2019 17/04/2019 0 £1569.00
12/04/2019 01/05/2019 10 £1569.00
19/04/2019 08/05/2019 15 £1569.00
03/05/2019 22/05/2019 9 £1499.00
30/08/2019 18/09/2019 15 £1569.00
06/09/2019 25/09/2019 14 £1499.00
13/09/2019 02/10/2019 15 £1499.00
27/09/2019 16/10/2019 13 £1499.00
04/10/2019 23/10/2019 11 £1499.00
11/10/2019 30/10/2019 13 £1499.00
18/10/2019 06/11/2019 14 £1499.00
25/10/2019 13/11/2019 7 £1499.00
01/11/2019 20/11/2019 13 £1699.00
08/11/2019 27/11/2019 15 £1699.00
15/11/2019 04/12/2019 15 £1699.00
29/11/2019 18/12/2019 15 £1699.00
13/12/2019 01/01/2020 15 £1639.00
20/12/2019 08/01/2020 15 £1639.00
03/01/2020 22/01/2020 15 £1499.00
17/01/2020 05/02/2020 15 £1499.00
07/02/2020 26/02/2020 15 £1569.00
14/02/2020 04/03/2020 15 £1569.00
21/02/2020 11/03/2020 15 £1569.00
28/02/2020 18/03/2020 15 £1569.00
06/03/2020 25/03/2020 15 £1569.00
13/03/2020 01/04/2020 15 £1569.00
20/03/2020 08/04/2020 15 £1569.00
27/03/2020 15/04/2020 15 £1569.00
10/04/2020 29/04/2020 15 £1569.00
17/04/2020 06/05/2020 15 £1569.00
08/05/2020 27/05/2020 15 £1499.00
22/05/2020 10/06/2020 15 £1499.00
07/08/2020 26/08/2020 15 £1569.00
04/09/2020 23/09/2020 14 £1499.00
11/09/2020 30/09/2020 15 £1499.00
25/09/2020 14/10/2020 15 £1499.00
09/10/2020 28/10/2020 15 £1499.00
23/10/2020 11/11/2020 15 £1499.00
06/11/2020 25/11/2020 15 £1699.00
27/11/2020 16/12/2020 15 £1699.00
04/12/2020 23/12/2020 15 £1639.00
18/12/2020 06/01/2021 15 £1639.00

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