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.
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.
Women on Wheels Transfer
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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.
Taj Mahal Guided Tour
Agra Fort Guided Tour
Train (2.00-3.00 hours)
Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur.
Train (4.00-4.50 hours)
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.
Amber Fort Visit
Enjoy free time to explore Jaipur before boarding an overnight train to Udaipur.
Basic overnight train (beds)
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.
Jagdish Temple Visit
City Palace Visit
Rajasthani Cultural Show
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.
Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells.
Bundi Fort and Stepwells Visit
Train (4.50 hour(s))
Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board.
Train (1.00 hour(s))
Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
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.
Colaba Walking Tour
Gateway of India Visit
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.
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.
Train (6.50-7.50 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
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.
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Basic overnight train (beds) (13.00 hour(s))
Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill.
Mysore Palace Visit
Chamundi Hills Visit
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.
Namdroling Monastery Visit
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
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.
Coffee Plantation Tour
Take a morning drive to the coastal town of Kannur. Catch the Ernakulam Express to Kochi in the afternoon.
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Train (6.00 hour(s))
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.
Fort Kochi Visit
Chinese Fishing Nets Visit
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Trip Name: Delhi to Kochi by Rail
Duration: 21 Days
From Price: 1751
Trip Code: 145310
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