Delhi to Goa

15 Days | Get Goan on a dazzling exploration from city to coast

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From spice-filled bazaars to white sandy beaches, opulent palaces to spice plantations, discover India in all its glory on this well-balanced 15-day adventure. Delve into a world of delicious street food, ride rickshaws through narrow alleyways, stroll by beautiful lakes and forested hills, mingle with Mumbai merchants, and explore centuries-old icons. Finish up on the shores of easygoing Goa, where yoga, cocktails, and golden sands are all you need to chill out after the bustling big towns of India. Now that’s an idyllic Indian adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Delhi To Goa including India
Start
Delhi, India
Finish
Goa, India
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
India
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
HHRG
This trip generates 47 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover Delhi, both new and old, with a guided walking tour of its historic walled heart and a rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk marketplace.
  • With plenty of time to explore Mumbai at your own pace, why not delve into the incredible heritage quarter, check out the circus-like Chowpatty Beach, or find a chai wallah for a spot of tea – it’s up to you!
  • Witness the one and only Taj Mahal. Seeing this Mughal marvel for the first time, in all its dazzling white marble, is a moment you won’t forget.
  • Goa may be a golden-sand beauty, but there’s more to life here than simply chilling by the beach – you could opt to tour an organic spice farm and gorge on a sumptuously spiced Goan feast instead.
  • Jaipur and Udaipur are two of India’s most delightful destinations. Take the time to stroll the enchanting and very different streets of these colourful centres with your small group.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Positive Change for Marine Life. Donations help them to nurture ocean health with community-led conservation initiatives that inspire coastal restoration, sustainable fishing practices and waste-management.

Is this trip right for you?
  • It’s important to prepare for hot sticky temperatures during the day and cooler climates in the evening. Light layers are the best way to tackle this disparity in weather. Please also ensure that you use adequate sun protection and drink plenty of water.
  • We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
  • This trip involves some long overnight train journeys, including a nine-hour overnight train to Goa. While this can be tiresome, entertaining chai wallahs (tea vendors), food vendors, and conversations with locals make this a rewarding experience. For your own security, take a lock for your hand luggage on the sleeper train journey.
  • You will also be travelling by local bus on this trip. While conditions are basic, this is a great way to rub shoulders with the locals while enjoying the passing scenery.
  • There is plenty of free time for your choice of optional activities on this trip, so please make sure you budget for things you may like to do during your spare time.

Itinerary

Map of Delhi To Goa including India

Inclusions

Transport

Overnight sleeper train, Train, Auto rickshaw, Cycle rickshaw, Metro, Private vehicle, Shuttle bus, Public Bus, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (12 nights), Overnight train (2 nights)

Activities
  • Delhi - Visit to the Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Delhi - Leader-led Old Delhi walking tour
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Jaipur - Leader-led walking & market tour
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort
  • Pushkar - Leader-led walking tour
  • Pushkar - Sunrise at Savitri Temple
  • Pushkar - Brahma Temple
  • Udaipur - Leader-led walking tour
  • Mumbai - Chowpatty Beach
  • Mumbai - Gateway of India
Add on activities
  • Delhi - Gandhi Smriti (Birla House - Place of Mahatma Gandhi's Assassination)) - Free
  • Delhi - Humayun's Tomb - INR600
  • Delhi - Qutub Minar - INR600
  • Agra - Akbar's Mausoleum - INR300
  • Agra - Sheroes Hangout Cafe (prices from) - INR500
  • Jaipur - Bollywood Movie at Raj Mandir Cinema - INR400
  • Jaipur - City Palace - INR800
  • Jaipur - Jantar Mantar Observatory - INR200
  • Jaipur - Balloon Safari - USD280
  • Jaipur - Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Wind) - INR200
  • Udaipur - Lake Pichola boat ride - INR600
  • Udaipur - City Palace - INR300
  • Udaipur - Cooking class - INR600
  • Udaipur - Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace) - INR300
  • Udaipur - Cultural performance - INR250
  • Udaipur - Shilpgram craft village - INR50
  • Mumbai - Elephanta Island - INR460
  • Goa - Spice farm tour including lunch - INR450
  • Goa - Aguada Fort - INR50
  • Goa - Reis Magos Fort - INR50

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 10 and 12 (overnight sleeper train) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. In 2021 the official Pushkar Camel Fair dates are 11-19 November.
3. Hot air balloon flights are operated by Sky Waltz in Jaipur. Flights operate from September 1st to April 30th and last approximately 60 mins. Return transfers, tea and coffee plus light refreshments, and a certificate of flight are included in the cost. You can register your interest and pay your tour leader at your joining meeting on day 1 of your trip. Payment must be made by cash in either INR/AUD/USD/GBP only and is USD 260pp (subject to change). Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions (tickets are fully refundable in case of bad weather).

4. Please provide your full name exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport. Fees may apply for adding or amending details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 38 reviews submitted.
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Lucia · Traveled January 2024
Our India trip was just amazing, and don't think we could have done it without our guide, Chandra. Delhi is very overwhelming, but the more south we got the more it calmed. Hotels were decent - sometimes slightly dirty but this was expected, we just used our sleeping bag if we felt like we needed to.
Review submitted 23 Jan 2024

Rachel · Traveled January 2024
Best experience of my life. Couldn’t have asked for a better guide than Chandra, who was able to cram in so many extra activities! I felt so at ease the entire trip and the organisation was spot on. Definitely recommend for first time travellers who wish to tick things off their bucket list.
Review submitted 24 Jan 2024

Kuldeep · Traveled January 2024
Review submitted 22 Jan 2024

Rebecca · Traveled January 2024
This trip was incredible, India cities are chaotic but through this trip and our wonderful tour guide Chandra I was able to experience it in a relaxed way. Overnight trains, local buses and metro were fun to try. Lots of amazing food, authentic experiences and so much to see! Highly recommend
Review submitted 23 Jan 2024

James · Traveled December 2023
This was my first time doing a group tour I will definitely be doing more the leader varsha made the experience fantastic couldn't thank her enough from start to finish she was fantastic couldn't do enough for you she was on call day and night I will be telling everyone to experience a group tour even if s only once but if they get a leader like varsha they will definitely do it again you should be proud of varsha as a leader she brilliant and can't thank her enough x
Review submitted 02 Jan 2024
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