Uncover India–Delhi to Goa

Uncover India–Delhi to Goa information and booking

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  • Duration
    15
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  • Service
    Basic
  • Difficulty
    Easy
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Highlights

Enjoy a fast-paced adventure, experience the beautiful architecture of the Taj Mahal and Amber Fort, explore the streets of bustling cities, capture colourful Rajasthan in the viewfinder, relax on quiet beaches in Goa.

Tour description provided by G Adventures

For travellers on a budget who are after an experience full of the very best India has to offer, this tour showcases man-made wonders and natural marvels without missing its most famous cities and sights. From the shining marble of the Taj Mahal and the sparkling shores of Goa, to Rajasthan’s colourful forts and temples, connect with the culture and spirit of this incredible land. Our expert CEOs will take the hassle out of planning but leave you free to choose sites that really shine, so you can encounter India the way you (and your wallet) like.

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi
If you arrive early, wander through the heart of India's capital city and explore Old and New Delhi. Travel by the new metro or auto rickshaws and visit the famous Jama Masjid (Great Mosque) where you could climb the minaret for a bird's eye view of the old city. Explore Chandni Chowk, one of India's oldest and busiest markets or head to the colourful spice market -- a great photo opportunity. Additional Notes: Please note this tour departs Delhi early on Day 2, so book extra accommodation if you would like to explore the city. Day tours can be booked through the front desk of your hotel if you do arrive early. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Delhi/Āgra
Agra is best known as the site of India’s most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. Enjoy a guided visit to this icon of Mughal architecture either in the morning or late afternoon for the best light (this depends upon your arrival time). You also have the option to visit the Agra Fort, the Taj’s less famous—but no less impressive—sister monument. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Guided Tour Transport: Train (3.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Āgra/Jaipur
Today we take a bus ride—always an adventure itself in India— to the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, the former capital of a princely state of the same name. Clothed in pink stucco (in imitation of sandstone), Jaipur is known as the "Pink City" and is one of the most important heritage cities in India. It is home to India’s second most visited site, the Hawa Mahal, or "Palace of the Winds". Take a cycle rickshaw to the markets and enjoy an orientation walk through the stalls. If you haven't tasted one yet, this is a great place to try a delicious masala chai (Indian chai tea). In your free time, opt to visit the City Palace, the observatory, or check out a song-and-dance Bollywood film in India's largest movie theatre. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: There will be a stop around the half-way point for snacks and toilets. Local bus (7.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Jaipur
Enjoy a guided tour of the Amber Fort before having a free afternoon in Jaipur to explore the city. Included Activities: Amber Fort Guided Tour
Day 5 Jaipur/Tordi Sāgar (1D)
Go on an included guided walk through the local village and opt to participate in a cricket match with some locals. Included Activities: Tordi Sagar Local Village Tour Transport: 4x4 (3.00-4.00 hours)
Day 6 Tordi Sāgar/Pushkar (1B, 1L)
Have a final taste of rural village life with a traditional lunch before stopping off at a G Adventures-supported learning centre on the way to Pushkar. This morning, travel to Ajmer and over Snake Mountain to Pushkar. The site of the world’s only temple to the Hindu god of creation, Brahma, Pushkar is often called "Tirth Raj," the Raj (king) of pilgrim centres. After settling into our accommodation, we will take an orientation walk around Pushkar. Included Activities: Planeterra Supported Learning Centre Visit Pushkar Orientation Walk Transport: 4x4 (4.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Pushkar (1D)
Before dawn today, we climb to the hilltop Savitri temple. After the morning walk, there is nothing better than spending time at one of the many cafés in town. All rested, head into the desert and enjoy to a traditional meal prepared and served by local cameleers, with gypsy dancers and music. Included Activities: Savitri Temple Climb Dinner in the desert
Day 8 Pushkar/Udaipur
Continue south to lakeside Udaipur, famous worldwide for its plethora of breathtaking lakes and Raj-era palaces. It certainly lives up to its reputation as India's most romantic city. With its own famous style of painting and plenty of artisans, Udaipur is a great place to stroll through. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Train (7.00-8.00 hours)
Days 9-10 Udaipur
Free time to explore the "Venice of the East" with its lakes, palaces, and narrow lanes.
Day 11 Udaipur/Mumbai
Take a local bus to Ahmedabad and explore the famous Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati. Overnight train from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. Included Activities: Gandhi Ashram Visit Transport: Local bus (5.00-6.00 hours) Overnight train (beds) (7.00-8.00 hours)
Day 12 Mumbai
Opt to shoot a picture of the Gateway to India, facing westward out to sea, and stop in for a cup of tea at the famous Taj Hotel next door. From here boats leave for Elephanta Island (also called Gharapuri Island or place of caves), famous for is cave temples carved straight from the rock. People-watch on Chowpatty Beach or visit Crawford Market, one of South Mumbai's most famous markets. Try some of the many local specialties at one of Mumbai’s many top-notch restaurants, or go out on the town and sample the city’s famed nightlife firsthand.
Day 13 Mumbai/Goa
Relax on a beach, visit the many Portuguese-built monuments, wander around the old churches of Old Goa (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and discover Panjim, the capital. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Day 14 Goa
Enjoy a free day to wind down in North Goa. Visit nearby beaches, scour the markets, and be sure to try to some delicious Goan cuisine and fresh seafood.
Day 15 Goa
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day