Trip HighlightsTrip code: AHUH
- Explore the grandeur of Mughal architecture in Agra and Delhi, including Taj Mahal
- Visit Jaipur and take a guided tour of Amer Fort
- Spend a night camping in the desert in Pushkar
- Savor the delicious taste of authentic Indian cuisine
- Visit the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad
- Exploring the bustling city of Mumbai
- Chilling at the beaches in Goa
No trip to India can be a bad trip - and if you are traveling with GoDiscoverAbroad, you should just join the fun and experience all that comes your way! As the name suggests, the Uncover India Tour will turn your gap year journey into a memorable joyride across the wonders of India. Starting from the capital city of New Delhi, you'll be exploring Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur and Tordi Sagar, where you'll be experiencing authentic Indian rural lifestyle. Walk down the Marine Drive in Mumbai and click some photos standing in front of the Gateway of India. End your amazing trip by chilling at the beaches of Goa and soaking in the sun!
Day 1 - Arrival in Delhi
You'll have to book your flight for Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. You'll be received by our coordinator at the airport who'll then take you to your accommodation. You can take rest for some time and then head to explore the city. Make sure to return back by evening (your coordinator will notify you of the time) when you'll have an Orientation Session. You'll be told about the details of the tour. Also, it'll be a nice opportunity to know your fellow travelers.
Day 2 - Delhi to Agra
You must have been waiting to visit the Taj Mahal since you planned to visit India, so finally here is your chance to witness the "Monument of Love". You’ll be taking the morning train from Delhi and reach Agra in just 2 hours! You'll have a guided tour of the monument that was built during the Mughal era by Emperor Shah Jahan. Later, you can also visit the Agra Fort.
Day 3 - Agra to Jaipur
Bus rides in India are absolutely thrilling and today, you'll get the taste of it! Today you'll be traveling to the 'Pink City', Jaipur. You can relax and head out to explore the markets of Jaipur.
Day 4 - Explore Jaipur
Head out in the morning and enjoy the guided tour of the Amer Fort. You can also visit the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar etc. If you are interested to watch a Bollywood movie, you can catch a show at Raj Mandir Theatre.
Day 5 - Jaipur to Tordi Sagar
You'll be traveling to Tordi Sagar today and it'll be a unique experience for you to explore the villages where the cobblers and potters live, and the markets selling the local products. You can also go for a camel cart ride if you wish to and get henna tattoos done by the local women!
Day 6 - Tordi Sagar to Pushkar
You can spend the morning walking down the village trails and then have a sumptuous lunch cooked in traditional Rajasthani style. Post lunch, we'll head out for Pushkar. It's about 140 km from Tordi Sagar to Pushkar and you’ll reach by evening.
Day 7 - Explore Pushkar
Your day will begin with a morning hike to the Savitri Temple, from where you'll get to witness the picturesque view of entire Pushkar during sunrise. Visit the Brahma Temple and later, head towards the desert to see the sunset hues. You’ll be having traditional meal prepared by the cameleers and enjoy the evening with some gypsy dance and music.
Day 8 - Pushkar to Udaipur
Today, you'll be leaving Puskar and head towards the Lake City of Udaipur. You'll have an orientation walk in Udaipur and later you can explore the city on your own. Try out the amazing lakeside cafes for dinner.
Day 9 to Day 10 - Explore Udaipur
You've just 2 days and there's too much to see in Udaipur! You can visit the City Palace, and then head towards Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Shilpgram. Try to reach Bagor ki Haveli by 6.30 PM, and catch the traditional Rajasthani Folk Dance and Puppet Show. It'll surely be a treat for you! One day you can keep to explore the Sajjangarh Fort, which is also known as the Monsoon Palace.
Day 11 - Udaipur to Ahmedabad and then Mumbai
You'll be taking a bus from Udaipur to Ahmedabad. Visit the Sabarmati Ashram where Mahatma Gandhi used to live, and later catch your overnight train for Mumbai.
Day 12 - Exploring Mumbai
You'll be having your orientation walk at Colaba and later, you are free to explore Mumbai. Visit the Gateway of India and then take a boat ride to Elephanta Caves. Walk down the Marine Drive, Bandra Bandstand, and Juhu Chowpatty.
Day 13 - Mumbai to Goa
Hop on a flight and head to Goa. Explore the picturesque beaches of North Goa and the beautiful Portuguese churches. You must experience the nightlife to understand why it's called a hippie paradise!
Day 14 - Exploring Goa
Explore Old Goa, visit the museums and the markets. It's your last day in India, so don't forget to pick up some souvenirs for your friends and family.
Day 15 - Flight back home
It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers. You can book your return flight from Goa. In case you need airport drop, you can ask our coordinator to help you out.
Dates & Cost
- Visit India Gate and Connaught Place (Delhi)
- Orientation walks in Delhi, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Pushkar, Varanasi
- Guided tour of the Amer Fort (Jaipur) and the Taj Mahal (Agra)
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Accommodation included - Hotel (13 nights), Train (1 night)
- Meals - 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
- International Airfare
- Visa Fees
- Insurance expenses (can be purchased from us at minimal cost)
- Cost of Vaccinations
- Additional tours and activities (Sightseeing at different destinations and monument entry fees)
Accommodation - Simple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (13 nts), overnight train (1 nt).
A variety of styles of hotels/guest houses are used in India. These can vary in terms of service, efficiency and cleanliness. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home. Power cuts can and are a regular occurrence in many places, especially throughout North and Central India. Although a number of hotels have generators there may be times when these won’t work. It is also recommended when you are in your room to lock the door, as staff will sometime enter without reason.
Meals Included - 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Eating is a big part of travelling. Travelling with Go Discover Abroad you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Vegetarians will be able to find a huge range of different foods - India is vegetarian heaven. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets