Complete India by rail, 6 weeks

“Put aside 6 weeks on the calendar as you experience India as part of a small group travelling by rail and a couple of domestic flights on a round-trip from Delhi.”

Highlights

Delhi | Agra | Guided tour of Jaipur | Free day in Udaipur | Bundi | Mumbai | 3 nights in Goa | Walking tour of Hampi | Overnight train to Mysore | Madikeri | Kochi | Canoe ride around Alleppey | Kanyakumari | Explore the markets of Madurai | Mamallapuram | Chennai | Hyderabad | Puri | Kolkata | Jalpaiguri | Kalimpong | Gangtok | Darjeeling | Mughal Sarai | Varanasi | Lucknow |

Description of Complete India by rail, 6 weeks

This epic six week tour takes travellers on a round-trip from Delhi via India’s most iconic highlights and lesser-known gems.

India is an absolutely magical, and seemingly vast, country and travelling overnight by train provides affordable accommodation as well as efficient transport from where imaginations can begin to take flight.

As you journey onwards by rail, your tour reveals the southern delights of Karnataka, Kochi and Kerala, with a combination of the Western Ghats and world-famous waterways providing some spectacular scenes and unforgettable moments prior to continuing northwards.

Kolkata (formally Calcutta), Darjeeling, Varanasi and boat trips on the Ganges await with a whole host of immersive cultural experiences and free time to rest or explore all adding up to a complete picture of India to be enjoyed both on and off the rails.

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Complete India by rail, 6 weeks

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

India is the world’s second most populated country so it goes without saying that protecting the environment and minimizing impact needs to be at the top of list of things to do, period. Our company adheres to strict beliefs in making the world a better place and minimizing our footprint wherever we go. Tour leaders provide travellers with information about local environmental issues in their respective regions, and provide suggestions of how we can best protect the local environment and culture.

Low Impact Transportation: This trip gives you the chance to master India’s train system from sitting in a seat, to overnighting in a sleeper car and experiencing the famous World Heritage toy trains of Darjeeling. Local transportation not only allows you to experience the culture on a deeper level, but also makes you feel more at home!

Community

If you’re travelling to India it’s because the culture really interests you; it’s likely to be very different than what you’d experience at home. On this trip try out a cooking class in Udaipur and support the local economy by visiting a wack of World Heritage Sites such as the Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, the Sun Temple at Konarak, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, the Darjeeling and Nilgiri Mountain Railways, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (historic train station) and Elephanta Caves, and the Western Ghats.

On this trip you might want to book your airport arrival transfer with us. All of our airport arrival transfers in Delhi support our Planeterra, Women on Wheels project, an airport transfer service driven by women who were previously marginalized, underserved, and underprivileged. It’s a fantastic way to begin your trip!

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