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India is a vibrant land steeped in tradition and contrasts. On this 15-day train vacation, you’ll discover some of the continent’s most alluring and mystical destinations. From its sights, sounds, flavors, landscapes, and crowd-pleasing experiences, there will never be dull moment. Explore the highlights of both Old and New Delhi. Catch a sunset at the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra. See the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri. Enjoy a traditional cooking demonstration and dinner with a family in Jaipur. Discover the beautifully Brahmin-blue city of Jodphur. Experience the majestic City Palace, Jagdish Temple, and Sahelion-ki-bari garden in Udaipur. Tour Mumbai’s colonial-era architecture, bustling bazaars, and quaint, hidden temples. And soak up the sun, sea, and white-sand beaches in Goa.

Highlights

  • Explore the highlights of both Old and New Delhi
  • Visit the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra
  • See the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Enjoy a traditional cooking demonstration and dinner with a family in Jaipur
  • Discover the beautifully Brahmin-blue city of Jodphur
  • Experience the majestic City Palace, Jagdish Temple, and Sahelion-ki-bari garden in Udaipur
  • Cruise on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
  • Tour Mumbai’s colonial-era architecture, bustling bazaars, and quaint, hidden temples
  • Soak up the sun, sea, and white-sand beaches in Goa
  • Gatimaan Express train
  • Jan Shatabdi train

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Delhi
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Agra
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Jaipur
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast with Jodhpur
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Udaipur
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Mumbai
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Goa
  • Full day tour of Old and New Delhi
  • Visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Visit Fatehpur Sikri
  • Half day city tour in Jaipur
  • Cooking demonstration with local family in Jaipur
  • Sightseeing tour of Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and spice market in Jodhpur
  • Visit Ranakpur Temple
  • Sightseeing tour of Udaipur
  • Morning excursion of Elephant Caves from Mumbai
  • Sightseeing tour of Mumbai
  • Flight from Udaipur to Mumbai
  • Airport transfers
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 – DELHI
Transfer from the airport to your hotel. As soon as you step foot in Delhi, you’ll realize you’ve stepped back in time. The vibrant temples, tantalizing cuisine, bustling street life, mosques, and shrines will awaken your senses in every possible way. (Overnight in Delhi)

DAY 2 – DELHI
Your included full day tour of both Old and New Delhi will be the perfect introduction to this iconic corner of the world. Enjoy a traditional rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk and see the 17th-century Jama Masjid. Stop at the Red Fort to capture some photos and Raj Ghat (where Gandhi was cremated). You’ll travel past The Presidential Palace, the India Gate, and the Parliament House. Wrap up your tour at the 12th-century Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. In the evening, you have the option to join a local Indian family at their home for an authentic cooking demonstration for dinner. (Overnight in Delhi) B

DAY 3 – DELHI TO AGRA
Take the Gatimaan Express directly to Agra. Upon arrival, your guide will take you to visit Agra Fort and then drop you off at your hotel. This afternoon, you’ll get to catch the sunset at the legendary Taj Mahal (closed Fridays). The evening is free for you to explore the city of Agra on your own. (Overnight in Agra) B

DAY 4 – AGRA TO JAIPUR
This morning, you have the option of enjoying the sunrise at Taj Mahal before driving to Jaipur. En route you’ll visit Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted red sandstone city, as well as the popular Abhaneri stepwells. The remainder of the day and evening is free. We recommend experiencing a food walk to sample some local culinary delights. (Overnight in Jaipur) B

DAY 5 – JAIPUR
This morning, visit the Palace of Winds en route to Amber Fort, a beautiful, extensive palace complex built from white marble and yellow and pink sandstone. Main highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site include Suraj Pol, Jaleb Chowk, Chand Pol, Siladevi Temple, andJai Mandir. Then, you’ll see Jantar Mantar observatory before enjoying a city tour of Jaipur. This evening, you’ll join a local family at their home for a cooking demonstration followed by dinner. (Overnight in Jaipur)B, D

DAY 6 – JAIPUR TO JODHPUR
After breakfast this morning, you’ll drive to Jodhpur with a stop at Pushkar Palace for lunch. Once in Jodhpur, get settled at your hotel and then step out to get to the know the beautifully Brahmin-blue city on your own. (Overnight in Jodhpur) B

DAY 7 – JODHPUR
Today’s sightseeing tour of Mehrangarh Fort (Citadel of the sun) and Jaswant Thada will certainly be memorable. Visit the fort’s beautiful palaces and museums showcasing various treasures of the royal family. The pillared marble memorial of Jaswant Thada is a great spot to capture photos of the fort and to see the royal family’s cenotaphs. Later, you’ll visit the colorful spice market which is a bucket list experience in and of itself. (Overnight in Jodhpur) B

DAY 8 – JODHPUR TO UDAIPUR
Drive to Udaipur today. On the way, stop at Ranakpur Temple and use your audio guide to learn all about one of the most beautiful temples in India. Upon arrival in Udaipur, known as the “Venice of the East,” you’ll be treated to a wealth of attractions and experiences. (Overnight in Udaipur) B

DAY 9 – UDAIPUR
Your sightseeing tour of the city will take you around to all the must-see points of interest, including the majestic City Palace, Jagdish Temple, and Sahelion-ki-bari garden. This afternoon enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on Lake Pichola toward Ja Mandir Palace. Wrap up your tour with a visit to the local market. The evening is yours to discover Udaipur at your leisure. (Overnight in Udaipur) B

DAY 10 – UDAIPUR TO MUMBAI
Fly from Udaipur to Mumbai this afternoon and transfer to your hotel. Mumbai is a city of juxtapositions—colonial-era architecture, bustling bazaars, quaint, hidden temples, and world-class restaurants. (Overnight in Mumbai) B

DAY 11 – MUMBAI
Take a ferry to the island of Elephant to explore the Elephanta Caves, which feature temples and sculptures dating back to 740 AD. In the afternoon, embark on a city tour of Mumbai to see the Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan and Jain Temple. You’ll also drive by High Court and the Tower of Silence. (Overnight in Mumbai) B

DAY 12 – MUMBAI TO GOA
Catch the train to Goa (including a packed breakfast). This scenic rail journey travels along the Konkan Coast and requires a very early morning start. Alternatively, you can fly to Goa for an additional cost. Goa’s golden beaches and tropical, laid back atmosphere make for the perfect way to wrap up your exciting train vacation. (Overnight in Goa) B

DAY 13 – GOA
Why not spend your free day perusing Goa’s buzzing bazaars, historic temples and churches, and some of the finest seafood in India? This multicultural destination is sure to please. (Overnight in Goa) B

DAY 14 – GOA
Enjoy your final day soaking up the sun, sea and white-sand beaches. Take in breathtaking views of the ocean framed by the vast jungle. (Overnight in Goa) B

DAY 15 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN GOA
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport to continue with your onward travels. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra

The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra enjoys an unrivalled position amongst luxury hotels in Agra, being located just 600 metres from the iconic Taj Mahal. Each of our rooms affords uninterrupted views of this ancient monument to love, while elements of the layout and design pay homage to its Mughal splendour.

Trident Agra

Trident Agra

Near the Taj Mahal, Trident, Agra is one of the best hotels in the city. Beautifully landscaped gardens and water fountains welcome you to this charming leisure hotel. Built in local red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, the hotel features 135 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, which overlook the central courtyard and gardens. Guests can also enjoy complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices.
The soothing views of our 5 star property are perfectly complemented by a selection of luxury restaurants, recreation and wellness facilities, accompanied by our warm service. Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast spread that ensures a flying start to your day, before stepping out to explore the sights and discover the rich history of Agra.

Taj Gateway

Taj Gateway

The Taj Mahal has made Agra India’s capital of romance, but there is more to the city than this spectacular monument. Discover its hidden marvels, like Akbar’s Tomb and the ‘Baby Taj’, lose yourself in its lovely food and glittering bazaars, and journey into the old Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri.

Trident Nariman Point

Trident Nariman Point

Nestled in the heart of vibrant and bustling Mumbai lies our hotel Trident, Nariman Point. Soaring 35 storeys high, it offers panoramic views of Marine Drive or the Queen's Necklace, as the beautiful promenade is lovingly called. An iconic Mumbai landmark, featuring some of the best accommodations in the city, this is the luxury hotel address to be seen at.

Fariyas

Fariyas

Fariyas Hotel is a luxurious business hotel in South Mumbai, located 26 kms from Mumbai Airport. At Fariyas you are within a 5-minute walk from Gateway of India and Prince of Wales Museum and within 15 minutes of Rajabai Tower and St. Thomas Cathedral. It is among the most prominent hotels of Mumbai situated very close to Causeway.
You will be spoilt for choice in terms of dining at this hotel as there are 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner where you will find great menu choices and a nice spot to eat during the day. Go for a dip in the outdoor pool during your stay. There is also a bar/lounge where guests can enjoy drinks. Leisure facilities on offer include the sauna and steam room. Free WiFi is provided so you can check your in-box whenever you like. Hotel Fariyas is a 10-minute drive from Nariman Point, Fort and the World Trade Centre. Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours away by road. The CST Mumbai and Churchgate are at a distance of merely 20 minutes.

Taj Mahal Palace

Taj Mahal Palace

The Taj Mahal Palace opened in Mumbai, then Bombay, in 1903, giving birth to the country’s first harbour landmark. The recently trademarked flagship hotel overlooks the majestic Gateway of India. This legendary luxury hotel has played host to kings, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe, and is acknowledged as a world leader in hospitality. Each of the rooms 285 rooms & suites are a striking blend of nostalgic elegance, rich history and modern facilities. Strategically located in Mumbai’s prime historical and commercial hub, The Taj Mahal Palace is walking distance from Colaba Causeway, known for its touristy tiny roadside shops. The city’s financial hub, parliament, stadium, offices and shopping districts are all located within close proximity; as is a flourishing art and heritage precinct with must visit museums, art galleries, churches and synagogues. The airports are an hour away. For those who would like to experience fine dining in style, we host 9 of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants and bars, renowned for delectable cuisines from India, Europe, the Middle East and the Orient. Relish authentic Indian cuisine at Masala Kraft; world famous Japanese dishes at Wasabi by Morimoto; exquisite Eastern Mediterranean food at Souk and Chinese at Golden Dragon. Dine all day at Shamiana and choose from the exotic range of sumptuous desserts at La Patisserie. Unwind with a refreshing meal at Aquarius, the poolside restaurant; and visit the stylish Harbour Bar. Signature experiences such as the afternoon tea at Sea Lounge and private dining at the Chef’s Studio make your stay with us truly memorable.Mumbai’s original luxury hotel has 11 newly refurbished halls and venues, ideal for occasions ranging from formal meetings to elaborate weddings. The Ballroom, spacious enough for 450 guests, is perfect for conferences and grand private events.You could opt for a private dinner or yacht party if you are looking to entertain in true style. Our globally acclaimed Golden Keys Concierge would be happy to help, and caters to all your requirements in the city. Come, experience the legend.

The Suryaa Hotel

The Suryaa Hotel

The Suryaa New Delhi, the capital's favourite hotel follows the cosmic Surya by creating a warm, vibrant and lively ambience for its guests located in the heart of city and close to the district centre's like Jasola, Mohan Cooperative, Apollo Hospital, Nehru Place and Ashram. The hotel's elegant spread of rooms and suites with spectacular views are bound to take your breath away. A taste of pure contentment is guaranteed with a host of dining options and custom-crafted celebrations.

The Imperial

The Imperial

An oasis of calm and comfort sums up the understated luxury of this Lutyen’s masterpiece, bestowed with the prestigious title of the ‘Best Heritage Hotel’ by the Jury- Outlook Traveller Awards 2018 and also by Travel + leisure India’s Best Awards 2017. It is the only luxury 5 star Hotel in Delhi amongst 7 hotels in India to be listed in Conde Nast Gold List for 2018. An iconic and the most distinguished address situated in the heart of the capital, Hotel Imperial is reminiscent of the halcyon days of the Raj. A luxury hotel, the Imperial Hotel Delhi has an awe-inspiring heritage interwoven in colonial elegance and dwells in its modern delivery of old-style class and magnificence. On arrival, another world opens up filled with Victorian charm and luxury while you revel in the days of the Raj or seek pleasure on your plate at the award-winning restaurants. Intricate details, space and greenery over eight acres of manicured gardens fashion this royal destination. A 5 star hotel with spa that is known for its holistic magnificence, it promises to transport you back in time.

The Maidens

The Maidens

With a history of over a century and remarkably endearing hospitality, Maidens Hotel offers a journey back in time. Established in 1903 as one of the first hotels of Delhi and recognized as a Heritage Hotel in 1994, Maidens Hotel is a stately survivor of the golden age - a time when steam ruled the waves & the rails, empires flourished and when the rich, the famous and the titled used it as their stage. A stay at Maidens Hotel is ethereal and unmatched - an experience historically and culturally enriching! Every corner in the hotel has a story to tell, whether it's unraveling the majestic royals of the princely states, the Delhi Durbar with its pre-independence coronation, or the ruling times of The British Raj.

Alila Diwa

Alila Diwa

Alila Diwa Goa brings a refreshingly unique resort experience to Gonsua Beach in Majorda. The resort blends contemporary Goan architecture with the magic of Goa's cultural richness. Relaxation reigns here amid a serene landscape of lush, verdant rice plantations flowing towards the Arabian Sea.

Taj Exotica

Taj Exotica

In luxury’s own lap at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa , embrace the languid and laid-back life that is so characteristic of this sunny beach state.Located in Benaulim on the southwest coast of Goa and overlooking the Arabian Sea, this Mediterranean-inspired resort will slow down your time to a tranquil tempo.

Forty minutes away from the airport, the resort sprawls over 56 acres of lush greenery, and is divided into the main hotel building with large deluxe and luxury suites, and villa rooms. All this space coupled with old-world architecture, flower-lined patios and a sunshine-laden atrium make for a perfect romantic or family holiday.

Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa

Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa

Elegant Indo-Portuguese architectural heritage is showcased through Romanesque arches, pillared verandahs and sunny saquãos (central courtyards). With the beach on side and cocooned in dense foliage, our 142 terracotta-roof suites and villas in Goa deliver contemporary luxury in the midst of Nature at her most glorious. The resort’s al fresco offerings are as captivating as its stately accommodation. You can savor a three course Thai lunch at Banyan Tree – one of Goa’s top rated Southeast Asian restaurants – after a drink and aperitif at the sunken bar and pool. A workout at the fitness center, a round of tennis or water sports can be topped off with a hedonist massage or facial at our award-winning Jiva Spa. We welcome you to unwind and revel in a captivating Goan paradise. The resort’s al fresco offerings are as captivating as its stately accommodation. You can savor a three course Thai lunch at Banyan Tree – one of Goa’s top rated Southeast Asian restaurants – after a drink and aperitif at the sunken bar and pool. A workout at the fitness center, a round of tennis or water sports can be topped off with a hedonist massage or facial at our award-winning Jiva Spa. We welcome you to unwind and revel in a captivating Goan paradise.

Trident Jaipur

Trident Jaipur

Surrender to the charms of this beautiful city when you stay in Trident, Jaipur; ranked amongst the best resorts in Jaipur. Located en route to the famous Amber Fort, this luxury hotel offers stunning views of the Mansagar Lake and Jal Mahal. These vistas are best admired from the hotel's 132 rooms and suites. Tastefully appointed, the rooms are well-lit and airy and offer all the modern amenities such as a spacious wardrobe, an LCD television, a personal bar and complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices. An intimate 'jharokha' window, at the end of each room is perfect to take in the panoramic views of the lake or the landscaped gardens, with the Aravalli range forming a dramatic backdrop. The soothing views are perfectly complemented by a selection of wellness and recreation facilities. The highlight though is our signature Trident Kids' Club, a private, supervised play area for your little stars, where they can have fun playing games and making friends on their own fun filled holiday!

The Oberoi Rajvilas

The Oberoi Rajvilas

Experience a sincerely warm welcome when you stay with us at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur. Spread over 32 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, with traditional architecture, flaming mashaal torches and reflection pools.

Exquisite accommodation, including luxury tents inspired by the era of Maharajas, fine restaurants serving authentic Rajasthani and international cuisines, specially curated romantic experiences for couples and our sincere hospitality. The perfect setting for the holiday of a lifetime.

Samode Haveli

Samode Haveli

An urban oasis in the historic walled city of Jaipur, Samode Haveli is a traditional Indian mansion set in a verdant garden with apartments arranged around a series of intimate courtyards. Built 175 years ago as a residence of the rulers of Samode, it is still occupied by their descendants, who have converted their home into a luxury hotel.

Ratan Vilas

Ratan Vilas

Maharaj Ratan Singh’s travels and experiences with and among the most prominent statesmen of that era were decisive factors in the vision he had for his home. He infused in Ratan Vilas regional architectural character that you can still see in the form, method of construction and notably the use of the beautiful red sandstone quarried from mines near Jodhpur.
Having opened its doors to wanderers from across the globe, this mansion speaks not just of a fascinating past but interweaves with its own tale that of the many travellers who enter through the archways to relax and rejuvenate during their pursuit of a little Jodhpuri Magic.

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Built between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a magnificent piece of Rajasthan’s heritage, and a symbol of new Jodhpur. Home of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family and currently the world’s sixth-largest private residence, the palace has one thing in common with the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra—the palm court marble used in its construction. Perched on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace inspires with exotic views of the historical Blue City, vast sand dunes, and intimidating Mehrangarh Fort. The palace is conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport, close to the main shopping areas, and the Balsamand and Kalyana lakes.

Raas Jodhpur

Raas Jodhpur

Within our walls we have a heated swimming pool, RAAS spa and ‘Gem Palace’ shop, so there is plenty to do. Beyond that, we pride ourselves on our incredible central location; many of the best sites in the city are within walking distance, or a quick tuk-tuk away. We have collated a list of must-see places, presented as daylong itineraries, to give you a taste of the range of amazing activities available in Jodhpur. Take a look at our Curated Experiencess for more details about great places to go, see, eat, drink and shop.

Trident Udaipur

Trident Udaipur

Built over forty three acres on the banks of Lake Pichola, Trident, Udaipur is ranked amongst the best hotels near the lake. It is a comfortable 27 kilometres from the airport and is perfectly located to explore the famed sites of the city, such as the City Palace, the Crystal Gallery, the Monsoon Palace or the beautiful Jagmandir.

Amet Haveli

Amet Haveli

The Present Amet Haveli Was built during the rule of Maharana Jagat Singh Ji –2nd of Udaipur between 1734-1752 A.D. He was the builder of the famous Jag Niwas which is presently known as Lake Palace. All the stone work and raw materials for the construction of Lake Palace were ferried from the open land situated next to present day AMET HAVELI.
The hotel has 20 Rooms each room is comfortably elegant, with attached bathrooms fitted with modern amenities. All restorations and alterations on the Mahal were carried out, bearing in mind the old architectural style of the building. The idea was to offer the weary traveller, the comforts of today with an ambience of the past and the decor reflects the Rajput era.

The Oberoi Udaivilas

The Oberoi Udaivilas

Fondly known as the “City of Lakes”, Udaipur, the erstwhile capital of the Kingdom of Mewar, is resplendent with vast hilltop forts, palaces, temples and gardens that serve as reminders of its majestic history.

Falling in love with the charm of the “City of Lakes” is easy when you are staying at The Oberoi Udaivilas. Located on the banks of Lake Pichola, our resort is spread over 30 acres of luxuriant gardens, with an intricate layout of interconnecting domes and corridors that reflect the layout of Udaipur itself; whose seven lakes are linked by canals.

Superior accommodations, fine restaurants serving signature cuisine and a quiet emphasis on your wellbeing with daily yoga and personally curated spa treatments. All brought alive by the sincere attention to your every need that is distinctively Oberoi.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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