Rail: Kolkata to Kochi by Rail (AHHR)

Countries Visited: India
Trip Style: Rail-The best way to fully experience the world is by travelling through it. Rail tours bring you closer to amazing places via iconic and scenic rail routes
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Rail-The best way to fully experience the world is by travelling through it. Rail tours bring you closer to amazing places via iconic and scenic rail routes
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 15, avg 12
    Meals Included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Ride a toy train in Darjeeling, get spiritual in Varanasi, marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal, wander the Rajasthani streets of Jaipur and Udaipur, explore the breathtaking ruins of the Karnataka region in Hampi.

    Description
    India is the perfect destination if you're looking to do some long-term travelling that will stay in your memory for years - so why not skip the backpacking and get on board a train? This 33-day trip allows you to travel like an India native by taking the train from northeast to southwest, spotting innumerable beautiful sights along the way. From experiencing remote villages of Darjeeling and touring the Taj Mahal to absorbing the colours of Rajasthan and visiting the ruins of Karnataka, this train trip hits some of India's highlights with plenty of time to disembark and get to know your surroundings.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    33 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1KolkataDay 1 Kolkata
    Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2JalpaiguriDay 2 Kolkata/Jalpaiguri
    Visit the Victoria Memorial, New Market and take a ferry on the Ganges. In the evening, board an overnight New Jalpaiguri Kamrup Express train to New Jalpaiguri. Transport: Overnight train (beds) (13.00 hour(s))
    Day 3KalimpongDay 3 Jalpaiguri/Kalimpong
    Arrive at New Jalpaiguri and continue by van to Kalimpong. Explore the MacFarlane Memorial Church and take in views of the mountainous scenery with a stop at Deolo Hill. Included Activities: MacFarlane Memorial Church Visit Deolo Hill Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 4GangtokDay 4 Kalimpong/Gangtok
    Continue by private van to Gangtok and take an orientation tour of the town. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 5GangtokDay 5 Gangtok
    Enjoy a day trip to Rumtek Monastery. Included Activities: Rumtek Monastery Visit Transport: Travel roughly 24km to the monastery and back. Private Vehicle (24km)
    Day 6DarjeelingDay 6 Gangtok/Darjeeling
    Head to Darjeeling by private van and take an orientation tour of the town. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
    Day 7DarjeelingDay 7 Darjeeling (1L)
    Watch the sunrise at Tiger Hill, visit a tea estate and explore the Mahakal Temple. Later, travel the World Heritage-listed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway on a vintage steam engine train. Continue with a visit to the Peace Pagoda and a cooking demonstration at a local, family-run restaurant. Additional Notes: Please note that occasionally the cooking demonstration may be moved to Varanasi to better suit the days schedule. Included Activities: Tiger Hill Sunrise Visit Tea Estate Visit Mahakal Temple Visit Peace Pagoda Visit Transport: Toy train
    Day 8Mughal SaraiDay 8 Darjeeling/Mughal Sarai
    Drive to Siliguri to catch an overnight sleeper train to Mughal Sarai. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s)) Enjoy an air-conditioned train with linens provided. Overnight train (beds) (14.00 hour(s))
    Day 9VaranasiDay 9 Mughal Sarai/Varanasi
    Arrive to Mughal Sarai in the morning and continue by van to Varanasi. Enjoy an evening visit to the ghats. Included Activities: Ghats Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 10VaranasiDay 10 Varanasi
    Take a sunrise boat trip on the Ganges. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Sarnath and the city of Varanasi. Included Activities: Morning Ganges Boat Tour
    Day 11LucknowDay 11 Varanasi/Lucknow
    Take a morning Varanasi-Lucknow Intercity train. In the afternoon, visit the Bara Imambara. Included Activities: Bara Imambara Visit Transport: Train (6.00 hour(s))
    Day 12DelhiDay 12 Lucknow/Delhi (1D)
    Spend most of the day exploring Lucknow. In the afternoon, board the Swarna Shatabdi Express train to Delhi, with dinner provided on board. Enjoy the night in the bustle of Delhi. Transport: Train (6.00 hour(s))
    Day 13DelhiDay 13 Delhi
    Enjoy a free day in Delhi.
    Day 14AgraDay 14 Delhi/Agra (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)
    Day 15JaipurDay 15 Agra/Jaipur
    Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur. Transport: Train (4.00-4.50 hours)
    Day 16JaipurDay 16 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
    Day 17UdaipurDay 17 Jaipur/Udaipur
    In the afternoon, continue your travels on the Udaipur Express train. Transport: Train (7.00-7.50 hours)
    Day 18UdaipurDay 18 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
    Day 19BundiDay 19 Udaipur/Bundi
    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))
    Day 20MumbaiDay 20 Bundi/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))
    Day 21MumbaiDay 21 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
    Day 22GoaDay 22 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))
    Day 23GoaDay 23 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. Dont forget to indulge in Goan cuisine.
    Day 24GoaDay 24 Goa
    Enjoy a free day in Goa.
    Day 25GoaDay 25 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. Dont forget to indulge in Goan cuisine.
    Day 26HampiDay 26 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))
    Day 27MysoreDay 27 Hampi/Mysore
    Enjoy a walking tour then 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. Included Activities: Walking Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s)) Overnight train (beds) (13.00 hour(s))
    Day 28MysoreDay 28 Mysore
    Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill. Included Activities: Mysore Palace Visit Chamundi Hills Visit
    Day 29MadikeriDay 29 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))
    Day 30MadikeriDay 30 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
    Day 31KochiDay 31 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))
    Day 32KochiDay 32 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
    Day 33KochiDay 33 Kochi
    Depart at any time.
    Dates/Pricing

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    09/11/2017$3,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

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