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Tag 1 Delhi

Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Opt to book an arrival transfer with G Adventures and be picked up by Women on Wheels, a Planeterra-supported project. This program provides safe and reliable transport for women travellers, while providing a dignified livelihood for local women from resource-poor communities. There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12.00 midday) and enjoy the city. In the early evening (approx 17.00pm) you will meet your fellow group members and go over the details of your trip. Check the notice board to see exactly where and what time this meeting will be held. Delhi offers a multitude of interesting places and attractions to the visitor, so much so that it becomes difficult to decide from where to begin exploring the city. Old Delhi offers mosques, forts, markets and other monuments depicting India's Muslim history while New Delhi is a modern city with tree- lined streets. Home to the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the imperial residence of the British viceroys; India Gate, and the Laxminarayan Temple. Further out you can discover more history including Humayun's Tomb, the Purana Quila, Qutab Minar, and the incredible lotus-shaped Bahai Temple.

Tag 2 Delhi/Amritsar (1A)

Unterstütze Planeterras New Delhi Streetkids Project auf einem inbegriffenen Spaziergang, der von ehemaligen Strassenkindern geführt wird, bevor es weitergeht mit dem Shatabdi Schnellzug nach Amritsar. Das Abendessen wird an Bord serviert.

Enjoy a city tour by local streetkids, a Planeterra-supported project. It is estimated that 400,000 children live and work on the streets of Delhi. In most cases, their families are too poor to provide for them, they have run away from abusive home environments or they are orphans. Planeterra's New Delhi Streetkids Project supports over 5,000 of these street children through strategically placed contact points, shelters and a health post set up by a local partner organization. These youth centres provide clothing, food, healthcare, education, counseling, recreational activities, job skills training and job placements. Through Planeterra's partnership with Salaam Baalak Trust, scholarships are made available to young people who once lived and worked on the streets of Delhi. By funding vocational training in trade schools and universities, and making job-placements based on each child's individual interest, we can help break the cycle of poverty and give these youth the opportunity to create a brighter future. Many of these adolescents have been fully-trained as tour guides and lead exciting tours through the enchanting inner city streets of Paharganj, the New Delhi railway station, and The Old City. This tour is a unique way for travelers to engage in these children's lives and the guiding provides an opportunity for them to improve their communication and speaking skills. This afternoon catch the Shatabdi Express to Amritsar, with dinner served on board. Estimated travel time: 6 hours

Tag 3 Amritsar

Besichtige den Goldenen Tempel. Am Abend kannst du die Militärzeremonie der indischen und pakistanischen Grenzsoldaten beobachten. Mach es dir auf der Tribüne bequem und juble Indien zu, während die Leute um dich herum Fahnen schwenken und Soldaten marsch

Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh Religion. To learn more about the Sikh religion, we visit Harimandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the most sacred shrine in Sikhism. The Golden Temple kitchen serves free food daily to more than 40,000 visitors. After watching the preparation in the huge kitchens we will join in this event known as 'langar'. The food is simple and tasty and includes delicious dals laden with ghee, scrumptious roti and yummy vegetables. (Note the meal is had sitting on the floor, using your hands and a small donation should be given to the temple on completion of the meal). After, visit Jallianwalla Bagh, the site of the Amritsar Massacre of 1919, one of the defining events of India's struggle for freedom from British rule. Powerfully depicted in the movie Gandhi, it was here on April 13, 1919, that British Indian Army soldiers opened fire on an unarmed gathering of men, women and children. Amritsar is on the Pakistan-India border and in the evening we travel to the border post to watch the formal flag ceremony, which is sure to be one of the highlights of the trip. Every evening hundreds of people gather to watch the famous goose-stepping parade and the ceremonial lowering of their national flags by the Indian and Pakistani armies at sunset.

Tage 4-5 McLeod Ganj/Dharamsala

Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch McLeod Ganj, den berühmten Sitz der tibetischen Exilregierung und die derzeitige Heimat des Dalai Lama. Optionale Führung durch das wunderschöne, inmitten von prächtigen Gärten gelegene Norbulingka Institut.

Travel along Himalayan mountain roads to the famous seat of the Tibetan government in exile, Dharamsala. Sometimes known as "Little Lhasa" after the Tibetan capital city, Dharamsala has been connected with Buddhism for centuries, with many monasteries established here in the past. When the Dalai Lama left Tibet he established a "government-in-exile" in Dharamsala. Since that time, many Tibetan exiles have settled in the town, numbering several thousand. Most of these exiles live in Upper Dharamsala, or McLeod Ganj, where they established temples and schools. Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj pulsate with the sights and sounds of old Tibet. Shops strung out along the narrow streets of McLeod Ganj sell traditional Tibetan arts and handicrafts and the aroma of Tibetan dishes lingers in the air. In 1988 the Tibetan community founded the Norbulingka Institute in an effort to promote and preserve Tibetan culture in exile. The Institute promotes the traditional arts and literary studies of Tibet to ensure they are not lost forever, and a visit offers the best introduction to Tibetan culture and art available anywhere in the world. On Day 5 we have the option to visit Norbulingka. Set amidst beautiful gardens, surrounded by the green fields of the Kangra Valley, the Norbulingka Institute stands against a backdrop of the towering Dhauladhar mountains of the outer Himalayan range. DALAI LAMA TEACHINGS The Dalai Lama sometimes gives teachings in Dharamsala (and other cities throughout India). To see the current schedule check the following web site: www.dalailama.com. Estimated travel time: 6 hours

Tage 6-7 Shimla

Genieße eine lange Fahrt zur charmanten Stadt Shimla hoch im Himalaya. Genieße einen von deinem CEO geführten Orientierungs-Spaziergang in den lokalen Hotspots The Ridge und The Mall und erkunde diese Sommerhauptstadt des britischen Indien. Du kannst auch

Enjoy a long drive to the charming town of Shimla, high in the Himalayas. Enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk on The Ridge and The Mall (local hangouts) to explore this summer capital of British India. Opt to visit the Viceregal Lodge or admire the neo-Gothic or Tudorbethan architecture of the heritage buildings.

Tage 8-9 Delhi (1A)

Fahrt mit dem Toy Train, einem Welterbe, von Shimla nach Kalka. Auf der dreistündigen Fahrt schlängelt sich die Schmalspurbahn durch Tunnels auf ihrem Weg aus den Bergen von Shimla. Weiterfahrt nach Delhi mit dem Shatabdi Express. Das Abendessen an Bord i

Take the World Heritage-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka. Over the course of three hours the train winds through tunnels as you head out of the mountains of Shimla. Switch to the Shatabdi Express for the rest of the way back to Delhi, with dinner included on board. Day 9 is a free day to explore this extraordinary city.

Tag 10 Agra (1F)

Nimm den Shatabdi Express Frühzug nach Agra mit Frühstück an Bord. Genieße dann eine geführte Besichtigung des atemberaubenden Taj Mahal und des Roten Forts. Wenn Zeit bleibt, kannst du optional auch Baby Taj besuchen.

Take the morning Shatabdi Express train to Agra, with breakfast served on board. Enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Time permitting, opt to visit the Baby Taj.

Tage 11-12 Jaipur

Steig am Abend in den Shatabdi Express Zug nach Jaipur. Lerne am Vormittag die Stadt auf einem Orientierungs-Spaziergang kennen. Besuche Hawa Mahal (Palast der Winde) und Fort Amber. Schlendere durch die Altstadt und über die Märkte und sieh dir optional

Hop a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur. In the morning take an orientation walk around town. Visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and the Amber Fort. Walk around the Old City and markets and opt to visit the City Palace. With free time on Day 12, choose to visit local artisans in a nearby village, wander the Jantar Mantar or check out a Bollywood film at the spectacular Art Deco film house, the Raj Mandir.

Tage 13-14 Udaipur

Weiter geht es am Nachmittag mit dem Udaipur Express Zug nach Udaipur. Genieße einen Orientierungs-Spaziergang mit einem Besuch des Jagdish-Tempels und des Stadtpalasts, einer der größten Königspaläste in ganz Indien. Besuche eine Rajasthani-Kulturshow an

In the afternoon, continue by the Udaipur Express train to Udaipur. Enjoy an orientation walk including a visit to the Jagdish Temple and the City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India. Attend a Rajasthani Cultural show on Gangaur Ghat. With free time here, opt to visit the many beautiful lakes, take a boat ride, visit the Monsoon Palace for some excellent views or take an Indian cooking class.

Tage 15-16 Bundi (1A)

Genieße einen freien Tag in Udaipur, bevor du mit dem Bundi Mewar Express Abendzug nach Bundi fährst. Erkunde am Tag 16 das Bundi-Fort und die Stufenbrunnen, bevor du den Mumbai Rajdhani Express Nachtzug nach Mumbai nimmst. Das Abendessen wird an Bord ser

Enjoy a free day in Udaipur before an evening train to Bundi on the Bundi Mewar Express, about four and half hours. On Day 16, explore the Bundi Fort and stepwells before an overnight on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express, with dinner on board.

Tage 17-18 Mumbai

Du kommst am Morgen in Mumbai an, der Heimat von 20 Millionen Menschen. Mach einen Rundgang durch Colaba und sieh dir das Gateway of India an. Erkunde am Tag 18 noch mehr von Mumbai, bevor es mit dem Konkan Kanya Express Nachtzug nach Goa weitergeht.

In the morning, arrive to bustling Mumbai, home to 20 million people. Take a walking tour of the Colaba area and see the Gateway of India. Spend Day 18 exploring more of Mumbai before an overnight on the Konkan Kanya Express train to Goa.

Tag 19 Goa

Ankunft im wunderschönen Goa, wo du Zeit zur freien Verfügung hast, um am Strand zu entspannen. Du kannst die zahlreichen von den Portugiesen errichteten Monumente besichtigen, zu den Kirchen von Velha Goa (ein UNESCO-Welterbe) spazieren oder Panjim entde

Arrive to beautiful Goa and spend your free time relaxing on the beach. Opt to visit the many Portuguese-built monuments, wander around the churches of Old Goa (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) or discover Panjim, the capital of the Goan state. Don't forget to indulge in Goan cuisine.

Tag 20 Goa

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