Southern India & East Coast by Rail

Resort: Southern India & East Coast by Rail
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: India
Price From: £903.20

Over View

Its common knowledge that India is a huge tourist destination so what do you do if you want to get off the beaten path and check out some underexplored parts of the country? Get on the train, of course. Hop on board and go from the deep south of Kochi up the east coast towards bustling Kolkata, disembarking to explore temples and palaces along the way. Youll have the chance to explore smaller cities and villages on the coast, getting a perspective on this country that few have the opportunity to experience. Once youve lived like a local hopping off and back on the train for your next adventure, youll be seeing India in a brand new light.

Itineraries

Day 1
Kochi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
KochiAlleppey

Take the early train to Alleppey to explore the Kerala backwaters. Walk in the paddy fields and take a canoe ride through the canals the region is famous for.

Day 3
AlleppeyKanyakumari

Enjoy some more time in Kerala before an evening train to Kanyakumari for a full day exploring the area.

Day 4
KanyakumariMadurai

Spend the day in Kanyakumari. Drive to the southernmost tip of India and take a ferry across to Vivekananda Rock and the Ramkrishna Ashram. Take an evening Kanyakumari Express train to Madurai.

Day 5
Madurai

Explore the Meenakshi Temple and colourful markets of Madurai.

Day 6
MaduraiMmallapuram

Take the morning Vaigai Express to Chengalpattu before continue by van to Mamallapuram.

Day 7
Mmallapuram

Cycle around and explore the rock-cut Shore Temple and Mamallapuram Beach.

Day 8
MmallapuramChennai

Drive to Chennai and explore Marina Beach and San Thome Basilica. Later, board an overnight train to Hyderabad.

Day 9
Hyderabad

Learn more about the region’s history with a visit to the iconic Charminar and historic Golconda Fort.

Day 10
HyderabadPuri

Enjoy a free morning to continue exploring this state capital before catching an evening flight to Bhubaneshwar. Continue by van to reach Puri.

Day 11
Puri

Explore Raghuraj Pur village and beautiful Puri beaches.

Day 12
PuriKolkata

Take a morning Shatabdi Express train to Kolkata, with lunch provided on board. Arrive in the afternoon and take an orientation walk with the CEO.

Day 13
Kolkata

Explore the vintage monuments and streets of this former capital of the British Era, also visit Missionaries’ of Charity the noble peace prize winner, Mother Teresas house and final resting place.. Opt to take a ferry ride across the Hooghly River. Opt to join the group for dinner at one of the famed restaurants on Park Street for the final night out.

Day 14
Kolkata

Depart at any time.

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