Kolkata to Kochi by Rail
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.
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.
Train (seats), train (beds), toy train, private van, walking, plane.
Hotels/guesthouses (27 nts), sleeper train (5 nts).
Carte Blanche: Udaipur. Victoria Memorial visit. Ganges ferry ride. Mangal Dham Temple visit (Kalimpong). Deolo Hill visit (Kalimpong). Local lunch with cooking demonstration. Gangtok orientation tour. Rumtek Monastery day trip. Darjeeling orientation tour. Tiger Hill sunrise visit. Tea estate visit. Mahakal Temple visit. Peace Pagoda visit. Toy train to Kurseong. Evening ghats visit (Varanasi). Sunrise boat trip on the Ganges. Sarnath visit. Lucknow orientation tour. Bara Imambara visit. Taj Mahal visit (Agra). Agra Fort visit. Jaipur orientation walk. Amber Fort visit. Udaipur orientation walk. Jagdish Temple and City Palace visit. Rajasthani cultural show. Bundi Fort and stepwells visit. Colaba area walking tour (Mumbai). Gateway of India visit. Beach time in Goa. Walking tour and ruins visit in Hampi (Karnataka). Hazararama Temple visit. Mysore Palace and Chamunda Hill visits (Mysore). Namdroling Monastery visit. Coffee plantation tour (Madikeri). Madikeri Fort and Raja's Seat visit. Fort Kochi and Chinese fishing nets visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 33 Kochi
Depart at any time.
Day 24 Goa
Enjoy a free day in Goa.