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Southern India & East Coast by Rail

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14 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Transport
Transport
Train (seats), train (beds), private van, walking, plane.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels/guesthouses (11 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).
Staff
Staff
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

You will visit

KochiAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Kolkata

Trip Comfort

Budget

Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
It’s common knowledge that India is a huge tourist destination — so what do you do if you want to get off the beaten path and check out some underexplored parts of the country? Get on the train, of course. Hop on board and go from the deep south of Kochi up the east coast towards bustling Kolkata, disembarking to explore temples and palaces along the way. You’ll have the chance to explore smaller cities and villages on the coast, getting a perspective on this country that few have the opportunity to experience. Once you’ve lived like a local hopping off and back on the train for your next adventure, you’ll be seeing India in a brand new light.
Southern India & East Coast by Rail
Starts
Kochi
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14 Days
Ends
Kolkata

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Take the early train to Alleppey to explore the Kerala backwaters. Walk in the paddy fields and take a canoe ride through the canals the region is famous for.
    Meals: DINNER
  • Enjoy some more time in Kerala before an evening train to Kanyakumari for a full day exploring the area.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • 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.
  • Explore the Meenakshi Temple and colourful markets of Madurai.
  • Take the morning Vaigai Express to Chengalpattu before continue by van to Mamallapuram.
  • Cycle around and explore the rock-cut Shore Temple and Mamallapuram Beach.
  • Drive to Chennai and explore Marina Beach and San Thome Basilica. Later, board an overnight train to Hyderabad.
  • Learn more about the region's history with a visit to the iconic Charminar and historic Golconda Fort.
  • Enjoy a free morning to continue exploring this state capital before catching an evening flight to Bhubaneshwar. Continue by van to reach Puri.
  • Explore Raghuraj Pur village and beautiful Puri beaches.
  • 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.
    Meals: LUNCH
  • 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.
  • Depart at any time.
Trip ID: aher