Start in New Delhi and end in Goa! With the train & rail tour Northern India & Rajasthan to Goa by Rail, you have a 20 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 10 other destinations in India. Northern India & Rajasthan to Goa by Rail includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Accommodation: - Hotel Metro Heights (or similar). Included Activities: - Meet Your CEO and Group - Women With Wheels Transfer
In and around AmritsarAmritsar which literally translates as "his pool of nectar", is a flourishing city and religious centre in the state of Punjab. Important from a religious point of view to the Sikh religion, with many pilgrims coming to have a divine bath in the pool of nectar at the Golden Temple. Also an important political city where in 1947 the separation of India and Pakistan created a long white line known as the Wagah Border between the two neighbours. Accommodation: - Hotel Dee Intercontinental (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Train 06:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Wagah Border Ceremony - Golden Temple Visit - Orientation Walk
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. Accommodation: - Harmony Blue Dharamshala (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 06:00 - 07:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Golden Temple Visit - Orientation Walk
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. Accommodation: - Harmony Blue Dharamshala (or similar). Included Activities: - Dalai Lama Temple
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". Accommodation: - Hotel Valley View (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 05:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Rewalsar Lake Orientation Walk
In and around ShimlaEmbark 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. Accommodation: - Harmony Purple Shimla (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 03:30 - 04:00 Hr(s)
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. Accommodation: - Harmony Purple Shimla (or similar). Included Activities: - The Ridge and The Mall Orientation Walk
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. Accommodation: - Hotel Metro Heights (or similar). Meals Included: - Dinner Transport: - Toy train 03:00 Hr(s) - Train 04:00 Hr(s)
Enjoy a free day in Delhi. Accommodation: - Hotel Metro Heights (or similar).
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. Accommodation: - Crystal Inn Agra (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Train 02:00 - 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Taj Mahal Guided Tour - Agra Fort Guided Tour
Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur. Transport: - Train 04:00 - 04:30 Hr(s)
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. Accommodation: - Bissau Palace (or similar). Included Activities: - Orientation Walk - Amber Fort Visit Optional Extras to chose from: - Jaipur Balloon Ride
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. Accommodation: - Hotel Treebo Jhalamaan (or similar). Transport: - Train 07:30 - 08:00 Hr(s) Optional Extras to chose from: - Udaipur Sunrise Cycle tour
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. Accommodation: - Hotel Treebo Jhalamaan (or similar). Included Activities: - Orientation Walk - Jagdish Temple Visit - City Palace Visit - Rajasthani Cultural Show Optional Extras to chose from: - Udaipur Cooking School Additional Notes: Discover the early morning serenity of the city by pre-booking the Udaipur Sunrise Cycle tour extra, or opt to sharpen your culinary skills by pre-booking the Udaipur Cooking School extra.
Opt for a sunrise bicycle tour of Udaipur before the train to Bundi this afternoon. There is no shortage of notable architecture in Bundi. From palaces to baoris, otherwise known as stepwell reservoirs, explore the many man-made marvels of Bundi. Accommodation: - Hotel Ishwari Niwas (or similar). Transport: - Train 04:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Bundi Fort and Stepwells Visit
Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board. Meals Included: - Dinner Transport: - Train: B?ndi to Kota 01:00 Hr(s) - Basic overnight train (beds) 12:00 Hr(s)
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. Accommodation: - Hotel Supreme (or similar). Included Activities: - Colaba Walking Tour - Gateway of India Visit
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: Mumbai to Goa
With free time in Goa, opt to explore the city and learn about its ancient Portuguese colony, visit a market, or relax on the beach.
Depart at any time.