Day 1 Delhi There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Women on Wheels Transfer
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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.
Train cars offer rows of 3 and 3 reclining seats for the evening ride.
Train (6.00 hour(s))
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.
Golden Temple Visit
Wagah Border Ceremony
Day 4 Amritsar/Dharamshala Travel along Himalayan mountain roads to the famous seat of the home of the Dalai Lama. "Dharamshala" translates to "a spiritual dwelling" or loosely, shelter or rest house for pilgrims and travellers. It is a beautiful former British hill station situated in the snow-capped mountains of Himachal Pradesh, in the foothills of the Dhauladar ranges. The city is divided into lower and upper Dharamshala according to the altitude. A popular pilgrimage site, the town is filled with temples, markets, galleries and gathering places.
Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
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.
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.
Day 6 Dharamshala/Shimla Enjoy a long drive to the charming town of Shimla, high in the beautiful Himalayas.
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
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.
The Ridge and The Mall Orientation Walk
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.
Toy train (3.00 hour(s))
Train (4.00 hour(s))
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.
Taj Mahal Guided Tour
Agra Fort Guided Tour
Train (2.00-3.00 hours)
Day 11 Āgra/Jaipur Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur.
Train (4.00-4.50 hours)
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.
Amber Fort Visit
Day 13 Jaipur Enjoy free time to explore Jaipur before boarding an overnight train to Udaipur.
Basic overnight train (beds)
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.
Jagdish Temple Visit
City Palace Visit
Rajasthani Cultural Show
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/Būndi Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells.
Bundi Fort and Stepwells Visit
Train (4.50 hour(s))
Day 17 Būndi (1D) Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board.
Train (1.00 hour(s))
Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
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.
Colaba Walking Tour
Gateway of India Visit
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.
Day 20 Goa Depart at any time.