India By Train
A unique journey across India by train, explore the Golden Triangle, take a tribal tour in medieval Jodhpur and be surprised by the energy and enterprise of the Mumbai slums.
Day 1: Delhi You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Delhi Visit the 17th century Jama Masjid mosque and enjoy a rickshaw ride to the spice market. See the community kitchen at the Sikh Golden Temple feeding 10,000 devotees daily. See the Gandhi Museum, India Gate and try a metro ride to the central markets.
Day 3: Delhi > Agra Visit Agra Fort before watching the sunset over the Taj Mahal.
Day 4: Agra > Jaipur Train to Jaipur this morning. Enjoy a Bollywood blockbuster at a heritage cinema in the evening.
Day 5: Jaipur Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Admire the Rajasthani architecture of Amber Fort, enjoy a photo stop at the Jal Mahal water palace and see the Astronomical Observatory, City Palace, a royal family residence, and walk through the colourful bazaar to see the iconic facade of the Palace of Winds. There is a cooking class this evening followed by tribal dances.
Day 6: Jaipur > Jodhpur Travel by train to blue-painted Jodhpur this morning.
Day 7: Jodhpur Visit Mehrangarh Fortress and walk through the blue washed old city. Meet a priest family at a Krishna Temple, see ancient step-wells, the clock tower and bazaar. Visit the tribal village of Bishnoi to watch sacred welcoming rituals.
Day 8: Jodhpur > Mumbai Overnight train to Mumbai, India's 'Bollywood' city.
Days 9 & 10: Mumbai See the real Mumbai today with a tour of the slums, take a classic taxi to the Gateway of India, Victoria Station and Prince of Wales Museum. The following day, transfer to the airport.
• Tailor-made journey with English speaking local guides • 8 nights' accommodation and 1 night on Train • Transfers by air-conditioned car • Entrance fees • 9 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Surcharges may apply over certain National holidays, enquire for more information. Please note specific berth numbers are only confirmed close to the departure date of the train and while we do all possible to ensure members of the same party are seated together on all journeys, this cannot be guaranteed.
Surcharges may apply over certain National holidays, enquire for more information. Please note specific berth numbers are only confirmed close to the departure date of the train and while we do all possible to ensure members of the same party are seated together on all journeys, this cannot be guaranteed.