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Delhi to Kochi by Rail
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Theres 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 youd be hard-pressed to feel like youve missed out on anything India has to offer.


Duration: 21 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: 3 - Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145310
Starts: Delhi, India Finishes: Kochi, India
You will visit
  • Delhi
  • Kochi

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Women on Wheels Transfer

02

Day 2: Delhi/Āgra (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)

03

Day 3: Āgra/Jaipur

Hop a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur.

Transport:
Train (4.00-4.50 hours)

04

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

05

Day 5: Jaipur/Udaipur

In the afternoon, continue your travels on the Udaipur Express train.


Transport:
Train (7.00-7.50 hours)

06

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

07

Day 7: Udaipur/Būndi

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.

Transport:
Train (4.50 hour(s))

08

Day 8: Būndi/Mumbai (1D)

Explore the Bundi Fort and stepwells before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express, with dinner on board.

Included Activities:
Bundi Fort and Stepwells Visit

Transport:
Train (1.00 hour(s))
Overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))

09

Day 9: Mumbai

Arrive in the morning at 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

10

Day 10: Mumbai/Goa

Spend the day exploring more of Mumbai before an overnight ride on the Konkan Kanya Express train to Goa.

Transport:
Overnight train (beds) (11.50 hour(s))

11

Day 11: 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. Don't forget to indulge in Goan cuisine.

12

Day 12: Goa

Spend the day relaxing in paradise.

13

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. Don't forget to indulge in Goan cuisine.

14

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))

15

Day 15: Hampi/Mysore

Enjoy a walking tour then explore the spectacular ruins of Hampi Palaces, Hararama 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))
Overnight train (beds) (13.00 hour(s))

16

Day 16: Mysore

Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill.

Included Activities:
Mysore Palace Visit
Chamundi Hills Visit

17

Day 17: Mysore/Madikeri

Drive to Bylakuppe and explore the Namdroling Monastery - a home to nearly 5000 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))

18

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

19

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))

20

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

21

Day 21: Kochi

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project
    • Taj Mahal visit (Agra)
    • Agra Fort visit
    • Jaipur orientation walk
    • Amber Fort visit
    • Udaipur orientation walk
    • Jagdish Temple and City Palace visit
    • Rajasthani cultural show
    • Bundi Fort and stepwells visit
    • Colaba area walking tour (Mumbai)
    • Gateway of India visit
    • Beach time in Goa
    • Walking tour and ruins visit in Hampi (Karnataka)
    • Hararama Temple visit
    • Mysore Palace and Chamunda Hill visits (Mysore)
    • Namdroling Monastery visit
    • Coffee plantation tour (Madikeri)
    • Madikeri Fort and Raja's Seat visit
    • Fort Kochi and Chinese fishing nets visit
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (16 nts), sleeper trains (4 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 1 breakfast, 0 lunches, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Train (seats), train (beds), private vans, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal
  • Wander the Rajasthani streets of Jaipur and Udaipur
  • Indulge in laid back beach time in Goa
  • Explore the breathtaking ruins of the Karnataka region in Hampi
  • Visit palaces and gardens in Mysore.