Ultimate India by Rail - 46 Nights Train & Rail

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Start and end in New Delhi! With the train & rail tour Ultimate India by Rail, you have a 46 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 28 other destinations in India. Ultimate India by Rail includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • Delhi

    Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included through the G Adventures-supported Women With Wheels project. Accommodation: - Hotel Metro Heights (or similar). Included Activities: - Meet Your CEO and Group - Women With Wheels Transfer

  • Delhi/?gra (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. Accommodation: - Crystal Inn Agra (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Train 02:00 - 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Taj Mahal Guided Tour - Agra Fort Guided Tour

  • ?gra/Jaipur

    Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur. Transport: - Train 04:00 - 04:30 Hr(s)

  • 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. Accommodation: - Bissau Palace (or similar). Included Activities: - Orientation Walk - Amber Fort Visit Optional Extras to chose from: - Jaipur Balloon Ride

  • Jaipur/Udaipur

    In the morning board a train and soak in the passing scenery en route to Udaipur. Arrive in the evening with free time to explore the city. Accommodation: - Hotel Treebo Jhalamaan (or similar). Transport: - Train 07:30 - 08:00 Hr(s) Optional Extras to chose from: - Udaipur Sunrise Cycle tour

  • 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. Accommodation: - Hotel Treebo Jhalamaan (or similar). Included Activities: - Orientation Walk - Jagdish Temple Visit - City Palace Visit - Rajasthani Cultural Show Optional Extras to chose from: - Udaipur Cooking School Additional Notes: Discover the early morning serenity of the city by pre-booking the Udaipur Sunrise Cycle tour extra, or opt to sharpen your culinary skills by pre-booking the Udaipur Cooking School extra.

  • Udaipur/B?ndi

    Opt for a sunrise bicycle tour of Udaipur before the train to Bundi this afternoon. There is no shortage of notable architecture in Bundi. From palaces to baoris, otherwise known as stepwell reservoirs, explore the many man-made marvels of Bundi. Accommodation: - Hotel Ishwari Niwas (or similar). Transport: - Train 04:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Bundi Fort and Stepwells Visit

  • B?ndi/Mumbai (1D)

    Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board. Meals Included: - Dinner Transport: - Train: B?ndi to Kota 01:00 Hr(s) - Basic overnight train (beds) 12:00 Hr(s)

  • 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. Accommodation: - Hotel Supreme (or similar). Included Activities: - Colaba Walking Tour - Gateway of India Visit

  • : 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: Mumbai to Goa

  • : Goa

    With free time in Goa, opt to explore the city and learn about its ancient Portuguese colony, visit a market, or relax on the beach.

  • : Goa

    Spend the day relaxing in paradise.

  • : 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.

  • : Goa/Hampi

    Travel by Visakhapatnam Howrah Express train and then by van to reach Hampi, in the heart of Karnataka. Accommodation: - Clarks Inn Hampie (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Hospet to Hampi 01:00 Hr(s) - Local train 06:00 - 07:00 Hr(s)

  • : Hampi/Mysore

    In and around MysoreEnjoy a walking tour and explore the spectacular ruins of Hampi Palaces, Vittala Temple complex, Virupaksh Temple, Hazararama Temple, and the boulders on the river. In the evening, take an overnight Hampi Express train to Mysore. Transport: - Private Vehicle 01:00 - 01:30 Hr(s) - Overnight train (beds) 12:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Walking Tour

  • : Mysore

    Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill. Accommodation: - Akshaya Mahal (or similar). Included Activities: - Mysore Palace Visit - Chamundi Hills Visit

  • : Mysore/Madikeri

    In and around MadikeriDrive to Bylakuppe and explore the Namdroling Monastery - home to nearly 5,000 Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns. Later drive to Madikeri for the evening. Accommodation: - Hotel Al Wesal International (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Bylakuppe to Madikeri 01:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Namdroling Monastery Visit

  • : Madikeri

    Explore Madikeri (the coffee hub of India) and enjoy a tour of a coffee plantation. Later, enjoy an orientation walk around the town and then enjoy free time to explore in the afternoon. Accommodation: - Hotel Al Wesal International (or similar). Included Activities: - Coffee Plantation Tour - Orientation Walk

  • : Madikeri/Kochi

    Take a morning drive to the coastal town of Kannur. Catch the Ernakulam Express to Kochi in the afternoon. Accommodation: - Hotel Fort Manor (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Madikeri to Kannur 03:00 - 04:00 Hr(s) - Train: Kannur to Kochi 06:00 Hr(s)

  • : 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. Accommodation: - Hotel Fort Manor (or similar). Included Activities: - Fort Kochi Visit - Chinese Fishing Nets Visit

  • : Kochi

    Make the most of Kochi with free time to explore. Accommodation: - Hotel Fort Manor (or similar).

  • : Kochi/Alleppey (1D)

    In and around AlleppeyThis evening enjoy a taste of local life with a homestay. Accommodation: - Alasr Heritage Home (or similar). Meals Included: - Dinner Transport: - Train 01:00 - 01:30 Hr(s) - Tuk-tuk: Alleppey to Kerala Backwaters 00:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Kerala Boat Tour

  • : Alleppey/Kanyakumari (1B)

    Enjoy some more time in Kerala before an evening train to Kanyakumari for a full day exploring the area. Accommodation: - Hotel Singaar International (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Train: Alleppey to N?gercoil 04:30 Hr(s) - Private Vehicle: N?gercoil to Kanyakumari 00:30 Hr(s)

  • : Kanyakumari/Madurai

    Spend the day in Kanyakumari. Drive to the southernmost tip of India and take a ferry across to Vivekananda Rock and the Ramkrishna Ashram. Take an evening Kanyakumari Express train to Madurai. Accommodation: - Rio Grande Hotel Madurai (or similar). Transport: - Ferry: Vivekananda Rock Memorial to Kanyakumari 00:30 Hr(s) - Train 04:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Vivekananda Rock and Ramkrishna Ashram Visit

  • : Madurai

    Explore the Meenakshi Temple and colourful markets of Madurai. Accommodation: - Rio Grande Hotel Madurai (or similar). Included Activities: - Meenakshi Temple Visit

  • : Madurai/M?mallapuram

    Take the morning Vaigai Express to Chengalpattu before continue by van to Mamallapuram. Accommodation: - Hotel Mamalla Inn (or similar). Transport: - Train: Madurai to Chengalpattu 06:30 Hr(s) - Private Vehicle: Chengalpattu to M?mallapuram 00:30 - 01:00 Hr(s)

  • : M?mallapuram

    Cycle around and explore the rock-cut Shore Temple and Mamallapuram Beach. Accommodation: - Hotel Mamalla Inn (or similar). Included Activities: - Shore Temple Visit - Mamallapuram Beach Visit

  • : M?mallapuram/Chennai

    Accommodation on the train tonight will be either in two tier or three tier bunks. Transport: - Private Vehicle: M?mallapuram to Chennai 01:00 Hr(s) - Basic overnight train (beds) 13:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Chennai City Tour

  • : Hyderabad

    Learn more about the regions history with a visit to the iconic Charminar and historic Golconda Fort. Accommodation: - Treebo Grand Plaza Hyderbad (or similar). Included Activities: - Golconda Fort Visit - Charminar Visit

  • : Hyderabad/Puri

    Opt to visit the Salar Jung Museum or the scenic Qutb Shahi Tombs with free time. Accommodation: - Hotel Naren Palace (or similar). Transport: - Plane: Hyderabad to Bhubaneshwar - Private Vehicle: Bhubaneshwar to Puri 01:00 Hr(s)

  • : Puri

    Explore Raghuraj Pur village and beautiful Puri beaches. Accommodation: - Hotel Naren Palace (or similar). Included Activities: - Raghuraj Pur Village Visit

  • : Puri/Kolkata (1L)

    Take a morning Shatabdi Express train to Kolkata, with lunch provided on board. Arrive in the afternoon and take an orientation walk with the CEO. Accommodation: - Dee Empresa Hotel (or similar). Meals Included: - Lunch Transport: - Train 07:30 - 08:00 Hr(s)

  • : Kolkata

    Explore the vintage monuments and streets of this former capital of the British Era, also visit Missionaries of Charity the noble peace prize winner, Mother Teresa?s house and final resting place.. Opt to take a ferry ride across the Hooghly River. Opt to join the group for dinner at one of the famed restaurants on Park Street for the final night out. Accommodation: - Dee Empresa Hotel (or similar).

  • : Kolkata

    Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city. Accommodation: - Dee Empresa Hotel (or similar).

  • : Kolkata/Jalp?iguri

    Visit the Victoria Memorial and explore Mother Teresas House. Enjoy free time later and opt to explore the Indian Museum. In the evening, board an overnight New Jalpaiguri Kamrup Express train to New Jalpaiguri. Transport: - Basic overnight train (beds): Kolkata to Jalp?iguri 13:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Victoria Memorial Visit - Mother Teresas House Visit

  • : Jalp?iguri/Darjeeling

    Famous for the black tea grown amongst the tea plantations, enjoy the scenic views of Darjeeling. Set upon the foothills of the Himalayas, expect the climate to be much different from the plains. Accommodation: - Krishna Residency (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 03:30 - 04:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Orientation Walk

  • : Darjeeling

    Watch the sunrise at Tiger Hill, visit a tea estate and explore the Mahakal Temple. Later, travel the World Heritage-listed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway on a vintage steam engine train. Continue with a visit to the Peace Pagoda. Accommodation: - Krishna Residency (or similar). Transport: - Toy train: Darjeeling to Kurseong Included Activities: - Tiger Hill Sunrise Visit - Tea Estate Visit - Mahakal Temple Visit - Peace Pagoda Visit Additional Notes: Please note that occasionally the cooking demonstration may be moved to Varanasi to better suit the days schedule.

  • : Darjeeling/Gangtok

    Continue by private van to Gangtok and take an orientation tour of the town. Take in the stunning scenery of the Himalayas surrounding this quaint town. Accommodation: - Maple Wood Resort (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 03:30 - 05:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Orientation Walk

  • : Gangtok

    Start the day with an orientation walk, then enjoy a free day to explore this scenic town. Accommodation: - Maple Wood Resort (or similar). Included Activities: - Orientation Walk

  • : Gangtok/Kalimpong

    In and around KalimpongContinue by private vehicle to Kalimpong. Stop along the way at Rumtek Monastery. Embark on an orientation walk of the town of Kalimpong then enjoy the rest of the day to explore at leisure. Accommodation: - Breathing Stone Hotel (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 02:30 - 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Orientation Walk

  • : Kalimpong to New Jalpaiguri

    In and around New DelhiDrive to New Jalpaiguri Station with a stop en route at Deolo Hills to take in views of the mountainous scenery. Catch the overnight train to Varanasi. Transport: - Overnight train (beds) 18:00 - 20:00 Hr(s) - Private Vehicle 02:30 - 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Deolo Hill Visit

  • : Mughal Sar?i/Varanasi

    Arrive to Mughal Sarai in the morning and continue by van to Varanasi. Enjoy an evening visit to the ghats and watch the prayer sessions. Accommodation: - Hotel Vaibhav (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Mughal Sar?i to Varanasi 01:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Ghats Visit

  • : Varanasi

    Take a sunrise boat trip on the Ganges. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Sarnath and the city of Varanasi. Accommodation: - Hotel Vaibhav (or similar). Included Activities: - Morning Ganges Boat Tour

  • : Varanasi/Lucknow

    Take a morning Varanasi-Lucknow Intercity train. In the afternoon, visit the Bara Imambara. Accommodation: - Hotel Sapna Clarks Inn (or similar). Transport: - Train 06:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Bara Imambara Visit

  • : Lucknow/Delhi (1D)

    Spend most of the day exploring Lucknow. Opt to explore The Residency and be immersed in colonial era history. In the afternoon, board the Swarna Shatabdi Express train to Delhi, with dinner provided on board. Enjoy the night in the bustle of Delhi. Accommodation: - Hotel Metro Heights (or similar). Meals Included: - Dinner Transport: - Train 06:00 Hr(s)

  • : Delhi

    With extra time, you can book our Agra Independent Adventure including accommodation, transport, and a guided visit to Indias most famous sight, the Taj Mahal.

Inclusion

  • GST on total package
  • Accomodation in a well appointed room
  • Meals as per hotel plan and ones mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
  • All toll taxes, parking fees and driver allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

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  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry and phone calls

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