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West Coast India & Rajasthan by Rail

From €999pp
Depart From
Start Delhi, Finish Goa
Departure Date
Regular departures throughout the year
Duration
12 Days
Destination
India
Price
From €999pp
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to travel like a local in India? We’ll put you on a train to explore the west coast of the country over 12 days. After you experience the Taj Mahal, visit the colourful Rajasthani streets of Jaipur and Udaipur. Relax on the beach in Goa and indulge in fresh seafood right from the coast. This train trip is sure to be a classic — get there first.

Travel Style: Rail

Get closer to the big cities, isolated communities, and stunning landscapes of the world's greatest destinations via train-based adventures on iconic rail routes.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12

Day 1 - Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer

Transfer by a G Adventures-supported project, Women on Wheels. This program provides safe and reliable transport for travellers, while providing a dignified livelihood for a local woman from a resource poor community.

Accommodation

Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher or the G Adventures App

Hotel Metro Heights (or similar)

Day 2 - Delhi/Āgra

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.

Train

Delhi – Āgra2h-3h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Taj Mahal Guided Tour

Tāj Mahal1h-3h

Here's one to cross off your bucket list; a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Take a guided tour of India's most famous landmark and an icon of Mughal architecture. Built by the emperor Shah Jehan as a testament of his love to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, this stunning white marble structure draws visitors from all over the world.

Agra Fort Guided Tour

Āgra1h-3h

Enjoy a guided tour of this palatial Mughal fort made of red sandstone and white marble. One of the most important battles of the Indian rebellion of 1857 happened at this fort, which caused the end of the British East India Company's rule in India.

Accommodation - Crystal Inn Agra (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3Āgra/Jaipur

Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur.

Free Time

ĀgraFull Day

Get out and see more of this historic city filled with architectural marvels.

Train

Āgra – Jaipur4h-4h30m

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Day 4 - 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.

Orientation Walk

Jaipur1h-2h

Head to the markets of this "Pink City," the capital of Rajasthan, and one of the most important heritage cities in India on this CEO-led orientation walk.

Amber Fort Visit

Jaipur

Enjoy the Hindu and Muslim architecture of the beautiful Amber Fort.

Accommodation - Bissau Palace (or similar)

Day 5 - Jaipur/Udaipur

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.

Train

Jaipur – Udaipur7h30m-8h430km

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Free Time

Udaipur

Stretch your legs and explore Udaipur with a free evening.

Accommodation - Hotel Treebo Jhalamaan (or similar)

Day 6 - 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.

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.

Orientation Walk

Udaipur

Go on a guided orientation walk and get to know local markets and key places.

Jagdish Temple Visit

Udaipur

Visit the intricately-carved Jagdish Temple, which pays homage to Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Make sure to take a peek at the black stoned image of Vishnu that's housed inside the shrine.

City Palace Visit

Udaipur1h-2h

Visit Rajasthan's largest palace to get a sense of how royalty lived. Take in the view from one of its many intricately-decorated balconies, with one side facing the stunning Lake Palace.

Rajasthani Cultural Show

Udaipur1h1km

Enjoy an evening cultural show that includes traditional music and dancing from the state of Rajasthan.

Accommodation - Hotel Treebo Jhalamaan (or similar)

Day 7 - Udaipur/Būndi

Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells.

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.

Bundi Fort and Stepwells Visit

Būndi2h-3h

Bundi is well-known for its ornate forts and stepwells. The fort was constructed in AD 1354 and overlooks the city, making it a popular lookout point for visitors. The stepwell here is intricately carved and over 45m (148ft) deep. Built in 1699, it is one of the largest stepwells in Rajasthan.

Train

Udaipur – Būndi4h30m

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation - Hotel Ishwari Niwas (or similar)

Day 8 - Būndi/Mumbai

Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board.

Free Time

BūndiFull Day

Get outside and discover more of Bundi.

Train

Būndi – Kota1h

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Basic overnight train (beds)

Kota – Mumbai12h

Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop.

Meals included:  Dinner

Day 9 - 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.

Free Time

MumbaiAfternoon

Explore the cafes and charming colonial architecture in this sprawling city.

Colaba Walking Tour

Mumbai1h-3h3km

Walk through the charming Colaba neighbourhood of Mumbai, visiting some highlights along the way. Enjoy the architecturally splendid Gateway of India, magnificent colonial buildings, charming cafes, and high-end boutiques.

Gateway of India Visit

Mumbai

Enjoy a visit architecturally splendid arch, popular with tourists from India and around the world, was built during the British rule and offers amazing views of the Arabian Sea, with boats bobbing in the water close to it.

Accommodation - Hotel Supreme (or similar)

Day 10 - Mumbai/Goa

Catch a morning flight to beautiful Goa. Spend free time relaxing on the beach or exploring the city's monuments.

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.

Plane

Mumbai – Goa

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

Free Time

Goa Half Day

Don't waste a minute -- start exploring this charming piece of paradise.

Accommodation - Red Fox Hotel, Morjim (or similar)

Day 11 - Goa

Enjoy a free day in Goa.

With free time in Goa, opt to explore the city and learn about it's ancient Portuguese colony, visit a market, or relax on the beach.

Free Time

Accommodation - Red Fox Hotel, Morjim (or similar)

Day 12 - Goa

Depart at any time.

Price is based on sharing a room and includes:

  • Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels
  • Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group.
  • Taj Mahal visit. Agra Fort visit.
  • Jaipur orientation walk.
  • Hawa Mahal visit.
  • Amber Fort visit.
  • Udaipur orientation walk.
  • Jagdish Temple and City Palace visit.
  • Rajasthani cultural show.
  • Bundi Fort and stepwells visit.
  • Colaba area walking tour.
  • Gateway of India visit.
  • Beach time in Goa.
  • Internal flight.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Flights
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Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. 

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