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Indian Rail Odyssey RIN

Visiting: India
Tour Duration 21 Days
 

North to South India by Train

Taking to the tracks of India’s extensive railway system we travel from the holy Sikh city of Amritsar to Kerala’s beautiful backwaters. We uncover the history of Delhi’s colonial past, explore the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and visit the magnificent Taj Mahal. Along the way we discover Moghul treasures, track tigers, relax on tropical beaches and explore jungle-lined foothills.

Tour Highlights

  • Amritsar - Experience the captivating atmosphere of the Golden Temple, the sacred heart of the Sikh faith
  • India Pakistan border - Join in with the noisy crowds at the spectacular daily border closing ceremony
  • Delhi - Take in the grandeur of the city's Moghul and Colonial past
  • Agra - Watch the sunrise over the beautiful Taj Mahal
  • Bandipur National Park - Look out for the mighty Bengal tiger
  • Toy Train - Ride the narrow gauge train from Ooty
  • Kochi - Relax in this coastal town on the Arabian Sea and take a boat ride through the peaceful backwaters

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Amritsar

  • 2
    Visit Amritsar's Golden Temple; take a sleeper train to Delhi

  • 3
    Take a rickshaw to explore Old Delhi's narrow alleys

  • 4
    Discover Humayun's Tomb before driving to Agra

  • 5
    Watch the sun rise over the Taj Mahal

  • 6
    Explore the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri en route to Jaipur

  • 7
    Visit Jaipur's Amber Fort and City Palace Museum

  • 8
    Free morning in Jaipur before taking a sleeper train to Mumbai

  • 9
    See Mumbai's laundry at the municipal dhobi ghats

  • 10
    Spend a day on the train travelling through the Western Ghats to Goa

  • 11
    Experience Goa's history on a walking tour through Panjim City

  • 12
    Learn about spice growing. Take a sleeper train to Bangalore

  • 13
    Arrive in Bangalore and transfer to nearby Mysore

  • 14
    Discover Mysore's ornate Grand Palace

  • 15
    Transfer to Bandipur National Park

  • 16
    Take two game drives to view Bandipur's wildlife

  • 17
    Drive to the old British hill station at Ooty

  • 18
    Travel on the Toy Train to Coonoor. Transfer to Kochi

  • 19
    Explore Fort Kochi and Kochi's Dutch heritage

  • 20
    Board a houseboat to explore Kerala's backwaters

  • 21
    Tour ends in Kochi

Tour notes

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Why Book this tour
Travelling from Amritsar in the north to Kochi in the south this tour is ideal for anyone wanting to experience India's incredible rail network. Train travel in India is the perfect time to meet the locals, who are always interested in where and why you are travelling. This tour is packed full of experiences so ideal for those wanting a busy itinerary.
Included meals 20 2 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Rickshaw, Bus, Train, Boat
Accommodation
10 nights Standard Hotel
3 nights Basic Overnight Train
7 nights Comfortable Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16