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Delhi to Kochi by Rail

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21 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
1 breakfast, 1 dinner
Transport
Transport
Train (seats), train (beds), plane, private vehicle, walking.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels/guesthouses (18 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts).
Staff
Staff
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

You will visit

DelhiAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Kochi

Trip Comfort

Budget

Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
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.
Delhi to Kochi by Rail
Starts
Delhi
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21 Days
Ends
Kochi

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included through the G Adventures-supported Women With Wheels project.
  • 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.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells.
  • Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board.
    Meals: DINNER
  • 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.
  • Catch a morning flight to beautiful Goa. Spend free time relaxing on the beach or exploring the city's monuments.
  • Enjoy a free day in Goa.
  • Spend the day relaxing in paradise.
  • 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. Don't forget to indulge in Goan cuisine.
  • Travel by Visakhapatnam Howrah Express train and then by van to reach Hampi, in the heart of Karnataka.
  • Enjoy 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.
  • Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take a morning drive to the coastal town of Kannur. Catch the Ernakulam Express to Kochi in the afternoon.
  • 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.
  • Depart at any time.
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