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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
Trip Map

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

Udai Kothi

Udai Kothi

Soak in the distinct charisma of the 'Venice of the East' at the individualistic Udai Kothi that borrows from the best of Udaipur's vibrant culture and updates it with contemporary fervor to appeal to the millennial traveler. Situated in the very heart of the old city on the ghats of Lake Pichola. Udai Kothi presents a fine job of painting an imperial picture but with an overall tranquil and inviting appeal

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.

ITC Mughal

ITC Mughal

Sprawled over 24 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, ITC Mughal, a luxury hotel in Agra is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. The only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for its excellent representation of Mughal architecture.

Suba Palace

Suba Palace

The very first hotel of the Suba Group, this hotel is an iconic hotspot of the Colaba district in South Mumbai. Marked as a heritage building, it is set in close proximity to the gateway of India and houses 50 rooms, a relaxing restaurant and all the plush amenities that enable you to experience the mystic charm and grandeur with a twist of neo modern hospitality services.

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.

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.

Sheraton

Sheraton

Designed to offer the discerning business & leisure traveler ‘A Home Away From Home Experience’ The hotel’s highly awarded food and beverage outlets offer a variety of delectable cuisine spanning Indian fare, Southeast Asian specialties and continental favourites.

Holiday Inn Resort

Holiday Inn Resort

Holiday Inn Resort, Goa is the best five star beach resort which is a huge property with a captivating style that combines traditional Goan architecture with contemporary design and luxurious finishing. You can choose spacious accommodation in a stunning beachfront setting with the option of a garden view, pool view or sea view - with attached balconies.

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.

Fortune Select Metropolitan

Fortune Select Metropolitan

Guests looking for hidden gems and fine dining experiences among the plethora of hotels in Jaipur should head over to Fortune Select Metropolitan. The hotel is located in the heart of Jaipur, where ancient traditions and a rich culture blend perfectly with the modern way of life. Being just 10 km from the airport and 2 km from the railway station, this 5-star hotel is the preferred choice for business and leisure travellers. Fortune Select Metropolitan provides first class facilities and efficient service with traditional Indian hospitality.

ITC Rajputana

ITC Rajputana

ITC Rajputana is a legendary 5 star luxury hotel in Jaipur with 218 guest rooms and suites. Our guest rooms and suites offer spacious bathrooms, a refreshment centre, safety locker for your valuables, well designated sitting area for your comfort and Sweet Sleeper Bed™ - help you enjoy a pleasant night’s sleep. The lavish and rich food of Rajasthan at Jal Mahal or the old and authentic cuisine from the Northwest makes it an iconic luxury hotel in Jaipur offering a unique culinary experience. Unwind in our Kaya Kalp Spa, workout at our fitness centre or simply relax with signature massages or the complimentary steam and sauna, available at the hotel. A warm welcome awaits you at ITC Rajputana. We look forward to sharing the experience of Rajasthan.

Indiana Palace

Indiana Palace

Indana Palace has been created to give travellers a unique fusion of the past and the present.
It blends the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan’s royal past with the eco-friendly concerns of today and every convenience modern travellers have come to expect.
Its architecture echoes the royal Marwar heritage with exquisite columns, intricate jaali work, regal arches and domes and wide open courtyards.
Sit outs and large open lookout points dot the winding corridors, so that every step you take inside and out leaves you feeling like you are exploring your own private palace.
Designed to be more than just a temporary abode, it offers an immersive royal Rajasthani experience.

Ajit Bhawan

Ajit Bhawan

100 Years of Heritage History

When the entire world was fascinated about the grandeur and magnificence of Royal Rajasthan and the kingly lifestyle of its Mahrajas and Maharanis, the Rajput scions of Jodhpur introduced the first heritage hotel of India named Ajit Bhawan.

Trident

Trident

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.

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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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