Rail: Delhi to Kochi by Rail (AHLR)
Countries Visited: India Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Rail-The best way to fully experience the world is by travelling through it. Rail tours bring you closer to amazing places via iconic and scenic rail routes
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 12
Meals Included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Take a guided tour of the Taj Mahal, Explore bustling Mumbai, See the historic churches of Old Goa, Visit the temples and palaces of Hampi, Get a taste of local coffee at a Madikeri plantation,
There's never been a lack of monuments and highlights to see in India, and this 21-day Rail trip hits them all, from the Taj Mahal to the Rajasthani streets of Jaipur and Udaipur and everything in between. Take the train down to Mumbai and Goa, and have the chance to explore the breathtaking ruins of Hampi in the Karnataka region. Add in memorable moments in Mysore and Kochi, and you'd be hard-pressed to feel like you've missed out on anything India has to offer.
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|Day 1||Delhi||Day 1 Delhi|
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project. Included Activities: Women on Wheels Transfer Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Agra||Day 2 Delhi/Agra (1B)|
Take the 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. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Guided Tour Agra Fort Guided Tour Transport: Train (2.00-3.00 hours)
|Day 3||Jaipur||Day 3 Agra/Jaipur|
Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur. Transport: Train (4.00-4.50 hours)
|Day 4||Jaipur||Day 4 Jaipur|
Take an orientation walk around town. Take a photo of the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and visit the Amber Fort. Walk around the Old City and markets and opt to visit the City Palace. With free time, 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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Amber Fort Visit
|Day 5||Jaipur||Day 5 Jaipur|
Enjoy free time to explore Jaipur before boarding an overnight train to Udaipur. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
|Day 6||Udaipur||Day 6 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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Jagdish Temple Visit City Palace Visit Rajasthani Cultural Show
|Day 7||Udaipur||Day 7 Udaipur|
With free time in Udaipur, opt to check out the many beautiful lakes, take a boat ride, visit the Monsoon Palace for some excellent views, or take an Indian cooking class.
|Day 8||Bundi||Day 8 Udaipur/Bundi|
Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells. Included Activities: Bundi Fort and Stepwells Visit Transport: Train (4.50 hour(s))
|Day 9||Bundi||Day 9 Bundi (1D)|
Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board. Transport: Train (1.00 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
|Day 10||Mumbai||Day 10 Mumbai|
Arrive in the morning in bustling Mumbai, home to 20 million people. Take a walking tour of the Colaba area and see the Gateway of India. Included Activities: Colaba Walking Tour Gateway of India Visit
|Day 11||Goa||Day 11 Mumbai/Goa|
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 state. Dont forget to indulge in Goan cuisine. Transport: Plane
|Day 12||Goa||Day 12 Goa|
Spend the day relaxing in paradise.
|Day 13||Goa||Day 13 Goa|
Spend a free day relaxing on the beach or 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. Dont forget to indulge in Goan cuisine.
|Day 14||Hampi||Day 14 Goa/Hampi|
Travel by Visakhapatnam Howrah Express train and then by van to reach Hampi, in the heart of Karnataka. Transport: Train (6.50-7.50 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 15||Mysore||Day 15 Hampi/Mysore|
Enjoy a walking tour and explore the spectacular ruins of Hampi Palaces, Hazararama Temple, and the boulders on the river. In the evening, take an overnight Hampi Express train to Mysore. Included Activities: Walking Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (13.00 hour(s))
|Day 16||Mysore||Day 16 Mysore|
Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill. Included Activities: Mysore Palace Visit Chamundi Hills Visit
|Day 17||Madikeri||Day 17 Mysore/Madikeri|
Drive to Bylakuppe and explore the Namdroling Monastery - home to nearly 5,000 Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns. Later drive to Madikeri for the evening. Included Activities: Namdroling Monastery Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 18||Madikeri||Day 18 Madikeri|
Explore Madikeri (the coffee hub of India) and enjoy a tour of a coffee plantation. Visit the Madikeri Fort and the famed Raja's Seat for its stunning views. Included Activities: Coffee Plantation Tour
|Day 19||Kochi||Day 19 Madikeri/Kochi|
Take a morning drive to the coastal town of Kannur. Catch the Ernakulam Express to Kochi in the afternoon. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours) Train (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 20||Kochi||Day 20 Kochi|
Explore the Fort Kochi area and see the Chinese fishing nets at work. If time permits, visit the Jewish area and synagogue, the Dutch Palace, and Spice Market. Included Activities: Fort Kochi Visit Chinese Fishing Nets Visit
|Day 21||Kochi||Day 21 Kochi|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.