What to expect on a rail journey in India
Will we only be travelling by train on a rail tour of India?
To make sure you get the most out of your experience, we choose the most appropriate mode of transport for the local area you are travelling in. This includes: bus, boat, public bus, taxi, train and rickshaw.
What is the accommodation like on a rail tour in India?
During our rail tours in India we spend from one to three nights on an overnight sleeper train. These are a great way to travel between cities without losing a precious day and with the added bonus of meeting local travellers. Depending on the tour you choose, other accommodation includes a simple, comfortable or premium hotel or a simple homestay.
What should I pack for a rail journey in India?
In general, lightweight clothing is needed during the day but bring some warm clothes for winter mornings and evenings and mountain regions. A windproof jacket, warm layers (including thermals), gloves and hat are recommended during the winter and waterproofs may be useful in October and November. Comfortable shoes and sandals are also recommended. You are expected to carry your own luggage so don’t overload yourself and a soft bag can be easier to store on sleeper trains. A daypack is handy too.
How much activity is there on a rail holiday in India?
Our rail holidays in India are graded from Moderate to Full-On. Our Moderate tours ideal if you want holiday that combines exciting experiences and activities with plenty of time to relax and unwind. Our Full-On tours are great for people who like their holidays packed with activities and experiences. These tours move quickly from place to place with lots of early starts and long days.
What will the group be like on a rail journey in India?
As with any holiday group, every one is different, so it’s impossible to tell, but an ‘average’ group consists of roughly half couples and half solo travellers. There's usually a real mix of ages, and typically half male and half female. If you'd like to know more about the group make up on a particular departure, speak to one of our sales consultants. They'll be able to share the rough demographics of the group, and split of solos and couples.