Delhi to Goa Discovery
15 days from £829
- Enjoy guided tours of the Taj Mahal and Amber Fort
- Watch a gorgeous sunrise at Savitri Temple
- Experience rural paradise in the small village of Tordi Sagar
- Visit Gandhi Ashram, the home of Mahatma Gandhi
- Experience the real India: travel on local buses and interact with local people
- Benefit from the expertise of a dedicated tour guide!
Uncover the highlights of India on this wonderful 15-day tour. Travelling with a group and guide on a variety of public and private transport, this fantastic trip takes you from famous landmarks to hidden delights, showing you both sides of this vibrant country. Tour the iconic Taj Mahal, wander a rural village, discover the enchanting hilltop Savitri Temple, visit the home of Mahatma Gandhi, and much more! Plus, in each destination you can choose from a fantastic range of optional activities, so you can build an adventure to suit you! You’ll soon fall in love with the beauty, energy and cuisine of magnificent India!
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Day 1: Delhi
Arrive into Delhi today and head to your starting accommodation. Depending on when you arrive, you can spend the day relaxing after your flight, or you can head into the city for a bit of exploration! You will meet the rest of your group at a welcome meeting tonight.
Day 2: Delhi to Agra
We’ll say goodbye to Delhi this morning and board a morning train to Agra. On arrival in Agra, we will discover India’s most famous sight – the majestic Taj Mahal. The rest of the day is free to explore Agra for yourself.
Day 3: Agra to Jaipur
You haven’t experienced India until you’ve travelled on a local bus! Today, we’ll do just that, travelling west from Agra to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. When we arrive, we’ll take a short orientation walk around the city markets.
Day 4: Jaipur
This morning, we’ll head to the gorgeous Amber Fort for a guided tour. This stunning synthesis of Hindu and Muslim architecture overlooks a magnificent artificial lake and offers fantastic views over the surrounding city. This afternoon is free for you to relax, explore and do some shopping.
Day 5: Jaipur to Tordi Sagar
We’ll venture into rural India today as we journey to the village of Tordi Sagar. Here, we’ll take a tour of the village and discover the tranquillity and quiet of this off-the-beaten track location. Dinner is included today.
Day 6: Tordi Sagar to Pushkar
After a morning in the village, we’ll travel west across Snake Mountain to Pushkar, a town of white buildings that are reflected in a beautiful lake. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 7: Pushkar
We’ll wake up super-early today and climb to Savitri Temple to watch the sunrise. A truly magical experience! Tonight, you can opt to venture into the desert for an incredible traditional meal. Music will be played, dances will be danced and exquisite Indian food will be served - all in the middle of the desert (extra cost)!
Day 8: Pushkar to Udaipur
We’re southward bound now, as we journey from Pushkar to Udaipur by train. Udaipur is known for its spectacular lakes and palaces. Get your bearings tonight with a short orientation walk with your guide.
Day 9-10: Udaipur
Make the most of this exquisite area over the next two days. No activities are planned, so you can do whatever you please!
Day 11: Udaipur to Mumbai
Hop on a local bus to Ahmedabad and visit Gandhi Ashram, the residence that was once home to Mahatma Gandhi. We’ll then board an overnight train (with beds) that’ll take us to Mumbai.
Day 12: Mumbai
We’ll roll into Mumbai this morning and have a brief orientation walk around the Colaba and Fort area. The rest of the day is free to explore magnificent Mumbai!
Day 13-14: Mumbai to Goa
This morning we’ll board a short flight down to Goa. Spend the next few days here, exploring the old town, relaxing on the perfect white sand beaches and celebrating this fantastic Indian adventure.
Day 15: Goa
This wonderful Indian experience has come to an end. You can depart at any time, so hang out here for a few more hours, or head straight to the airport for your onward journey.
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- 14 nights’ accommodation
- Guided tour of the Taj Mahal
- Guided tour of the Amber Fort
- Dinner in the desert with entertainment
- Day trip to Gandhi Ashram
- Village tour in Tordi Sagar
- Sunrise walk to Savitri Temple
- Internal flight
- All transport between included destinations/activities
- 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
- 24-hour emergency support
- International Flights
- Travel Insurance
- Airport transfers
- Optional Activities
- Most meals, snacks and drinks
14 nights of accommodation are included on this trip. 13 nights will be spent in simple Indian hotels or hostels on a twin or multi-share basis. 1 night will be spent on board an overnight sleeper train.
1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner are included. You will need to buy the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great chance to sample India’s rich and varied cuisine! We recommend budgeting around $340-445 for meals not included.
You should arrange your flight to arrive into Delhi on day 1 of the trip, please ensure you arrive in time for the welcome meeting which will be held at around 6pm at your joining point hotel. . An airport transfer is not included. In order to avoid taxi scams, we recommend pre-booking an airport transfer before you arrive.
Please note, we can arrange an airport transfer for you when you arrive. Please contact a Travel Advisor for more information.
The tour ends in Goa on day 15. You can depart at any time. A return transfer is not included. Your guide can help you organise this journey.
To arrange your flights, contact our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037 or email them at en[email protected] They will be able to search for the best flight offers to your chosen destinations, so you can plan and organise your trip in one place. Just make sure you give them your full name, as stated in your passport, along with your chosen departure dates, return dates, and any other details you want to include.
The minimum age to join this trip is 18.
A visa is required for entry to India and must be obtained before you travel. You can apply for a tourist visa or an e-tourist visa via the Indian High Commission. Your passport will need to be machine readable, have two blank pages available for immigration stamps, and must have at least six months' validity remaining on entry to India. All visa information is subject to change and you should consult the nearest High Commission or Embassy for the most up to date information.
Will I Experience Culture-shock In India?
India is a beautiful country that is full of friendly people. However, life in India is also very different to that at home. The cities can be crowded and you may see examples of extreme poverty which you may find distressing. Your guide will be a good person to talk to if you ever feel upset by your experiences.
What Is Transport Like In India?
Transport can seem unusual to a western traveller. On the roads, car horns are used frequently and loudly and traffic can seem chaotic. Trains can occasionally run very late and railway stations are a bustling slice of Indian life. The carriages you will be booked on to on this trip will be fairly clean by Indian standards, and will have western-style toilets. We recommend bringing your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer though!
How Big Will My Group Be?
The average group size on this trip is 12. The maximum is 18.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.