Rail: Northern India & Rajasthan to Goa by Rail (AHRR)

Countries Visited: India
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
  • 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
    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

    Highlights
    Witness the famous India-Pakistan border ceremony, see a different side of Delhi with a former street kid-led walking tour, wander the Rajasthani streets of Jaipur and Udaipur, indulge in laid back beach time in Goa.

    Description
    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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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    20 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DelhiDay 1 Delhi
    There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Women on Wheels Transfer
    Day 2AmritsarDay 2 Delhi/Amritsar (1D)
    Enjoy a city tour by former streetkids, a G Adventures-supported project. This tour is a unique way for travellers to engage in the lives of these young adults and the guiding provides an opportunity for them to improve their language and communication skills. In the afternoon catch the Shatabdi Express to Amritsar. Included Activities: Guided Walking Tour with New Delhi Streetkids Project Transport: Train cars offer rows of 3 and 3 reclining seats for the evening ride. Train (6.00 hour(s))
    Day 3AmritsarDay 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 4DharamshalaDay 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 5DharamshalaDay 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 6ShimlaDay 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 7ShimlaDay 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 8DelhiDay 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 9DelhiDay 9 Delhi
    Enjoy a free day in Delhi.
    Day 10AgraDay 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 11JaipurDay 11 Agra/Jaipur
    Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur. Transport: Train (4.00-4.50 hours)
    Day 12JaipurDay 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 13JaipurDay 13 Jaipur
    Enjoy free time to explore Jaipur before boarding an overnight train to Udaipur. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
    Day 14UdaipurDay 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 15UdaipurDay 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 16BundiDay 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 17BundiDay 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 18MumbaiDay 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 19GoaDay 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 20GoaDay 20 Goa
    Depart at any time.
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    09/01/2017$2,199.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 4; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    10/06/2017$2,199.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 6; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/03/2017$2,489.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    02/02/2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    03/02/2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    03/23/2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    03/30/2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    04/13/2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    05/04/2018$2,199.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    08/31/2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    10/05/2018$2,199.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/02/2018$2,489.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 13; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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