Delhi to Kochi by Rail

Resort: Delhi to Kochi by Rail
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: India
Price From: £1159.20

Over View

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.

Itineraries

Day 1
Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included through the G Adventures-supported Women With Wheels project.

Day 2
Delhigra

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.

Day 3
graJaipur

Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur.

Day 4
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.

Day 5
JaipurUdaipur

In the morning board a train and soak in the passing scenery en route to Udaipur. Arrive in the evening with free time to explore the city.

Day 6
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.

Day 7
UdaipurBndi

Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells.

Day 8
BndiMumbai

Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board.

Day 9
Mumbai

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.

Day 10
MumbaiGoa

Catch a morning flight to beautiful Goa. Spend free time relaxing on the beach or exploring the city’s monuments.

Day 11
Goa

Enjoy a free day in Goa.

Day 12
Goa

Spend the day relaxing in paradise.

Day 13
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. Don’t forget to indulge in Goan cuisine.

Day 14
GoaHampi

Travel by Visakhapatnam Howrah Express train and then by van to reach Hampi, in the heart of Karnataka.

Day 15
HampiMysore

Enjoy a walking tour and explore the spectacular ruins of Hampi Palaces, Vittala Temple complex, Virupaksh Temple, Hazararama Temple, and the boulders on the river. In the evening, take an overnight Hampi Express train to Mysore.

Day 16
Mysore

Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill.

Day 17
MysoreMadikeri

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.

Day 18
Madikeri

Explore Madikeri (the coffee hub of India) and enjoy a tour of a coffee plantation. Later, enjoy an orientation walk around the town and then enjoy free time to explore in the afternoon.

Day 19
MadikeriKochi

Take a morning drive to the coastal town of Kannur. Catch the Ernakulam Express to Kochi in the afternoon.

Day 20
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.

Day 21
Kochi

Depart at any time.

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