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Uncover India–Delhi to Goa
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The colours, the tastes, the architecture – experience the very best India has to offer. This 15-day adventure ensures that you’ll be delightful exposed to all of India’s wonder. Snake your way through mysterious temples, magical palaces, shimmering lakes and some incredible cuisine. Check out the big brazen cities of Delhi and Mumbai and soak up the amazing vistas of Rajasthan, including a trip to the Taj Mahal. Uncover India finishes up in the party capital of Goa – time to get your shades on to soak up the sunshine as you’re consumed by the laid-back beach vibe.


Duration: 15 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126703
Starts: Delhi, India Finishes: Goa, India
You will visit
  • Delhi
  • Goa

Itinerary

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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

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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))

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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))

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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

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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)

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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))

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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

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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)

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Day 9: Udaipur

Free time to explore the "Venice of the East" with its lakes, palaces, and narrow lanes.

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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)

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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.

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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))

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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.

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Day 15: Goa

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Guided tour of the Taj Mahal (Agra) and the Amber Fort (Jaipur)
    • Dinner in the desert cooked by cameleers with local entertainment (Pushkar)
    • Orientation walks in Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, and Mumbai
    • Visit to Gandhi Ashram (Ahmedabad)
    • G Adventures-supported learning centre visit
    • Village walk in rural Tordi Sagar
    • Sunrise at Savitri temple (Pushkar)
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (13 nts), overnight train (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Train, local bus, jeep, rickshaw, tuk tuk, taxi, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour 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.


Reviews (4)
Marlene Posted on: 

It was a great experience to visit the different cities and to come into contact with the people of India. The group leader gave us all the information and then we could visit the towns on our own, I really appreciated it.

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Sandra Posted on: 

I came back with a very good feeling and I am very happy I visited this wonderful country. Uncover India gives you the chance to visit the most valuable places

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Catherine Posted on: 

The trip style ( a roam) was an excellent way to see India since it made finding the hotel and getting to and from the train/bus stations as hasslefree as they can be in India.

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Helen Posted on: 

A fantastic, jam-packed trip, giving a real taste of the variety of India.

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