Enjoy a fast-paced adventure, experience the Taj Mahal at sunrise, uncover bustling cities, capture colourful Rajasthan in the viewfinder, relax on quiet beaches in Goa.
For travellers on a budget who are after an experience full of the very best India has to offer, this tour showcases man-made wonders and natural marvels without missing its most famous cities and sights. From the shining marble of the Taj Mahal and the sparkling shores of Goa to Rajasthan’s colourful forts and temples, connect with the culture and spirit of this incredible land. Our expert CEOs will take the hassle out of planning but leave you free to choose sites that really shine—so you can encounter India.
- Entrance and guided tour of the Taj Mahal. Orientation walks in Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur and Mumbai. Entrance and guided tour of the Amber Fort (Jaipur). Planeterra-supported learning centre visit. Rural Tordi Sagar tour with a local guide. Sunrise at Savitri temple (Pushkar). Internal flight.
- 1 lunch. (Allow USD280-380 for meals not included.)
- Simple hotels (14 nts).
- Train, local bus, jeep, rickshaw, tuk tuk, taxi, plane.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
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The February 5, 2014 departure of this tour has a slightly modified Day 2. Please see Day 2 of the full itinerary for more information.
Day 1 Delhi
Arrive any time.
Day 2 Agra
Morning train to Agra, then guided tour of the impressive Taj Mahal. Opt to visit Agra Fort and Baby Taj.
Days 3-4 Jaipur
Orientation walk around town. Guided tour of the Amber Fort, free time to explore other sites around town on the same entrance ticket.
Day 5 Tordi Sagar
Dive into rural life visiting potters, cobblers and markets. Opt to take a camel cart ride to the dunes for sunset, head for a hike in the hills or make bangles and try henna paint with the local women.
Day 6-7 Pushkar (1L)
Before leaving Tordi Sagar, enjoy a local lunch prepared by traditional methods at a village hamlet. En route to Pushkar, visit a Planeterra-supported learning centre and the kids who benefit from the centre. Orientation walk upon arrival to Pushkar. In the morning, climb Savitri Temple perched atop a hill and catch the sunrise.
Day 8-10 Udaipur
Orientation walk and optional visit to the Lake Palace.
Day 11-12 Ahmedabad/Mumbai (Bombay)
Visit Mahatama Gandhi's ashram in Ahmedabad before continuing onto explore Mumbai, the 'Gateway of India', on an orientation walk.
Days 13-14 Goa
Head to the beach, explore Old Goa, sample tasty treats at the night markets and take in the nightlife of this coastal city.
Day 15 Goa
Depart at any time.
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