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North to South India by Train

Taking to the tracks of India’s extensive railway system we travel from the holy Sikh city of Amritsar to Kerala’s beautiful backwaters. We uncover the history of Delhi’s colonial past, explore the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and visit the magnificent Taj Mahal. Along the way we discover Moghul treasures, track tigers, relax on tropical beaches and explore jungle-lined foothills.

Tour Highlights

  • Amritsar - Experience the captivating atmosphere of the Golden Temple, the sacred heart of the Sikh faith
  • India Pakistan border - Join in with the noisy crowds at the spectacular daily border closing ceremony
  • Delhi - Take in the grandeur of the city's Moghul and Colonial past
  • Agra - Watch the sunrise over the beautiful Taj Mahal
  • Bandipur National Park - Look out for the mighty Bengal tiger
  • Toy Train - Ride the narrow gauge train from Ooty
  • Kochi - Relax in this coastal town on the Arabian Sea and take a boat ride through the peaceful backwaters

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Amritsar

  • 2
    Full day’s sightseeing; overnight train to Delhi

  • 3
    AM city tour of Old Delhi

  • 4
    AM city tour of New Delhi; PM train to Agra

  • 5
    Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal and morning tour of Agra Fort; PM free

  • 6
    Drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri.

  • 7
    Jaipur sightseeing

  • 8
    Morning free in Jaipur, afternoon train to Mumbai.

  • 9
    Mumbai sightseeing tour

  • 10
    Day train to Goa

  • 11
    Morning free to relax. Afternoon city tour

  • 12
    Spice garden visit . Overnight train to Bangalore.

  • 13
    Arrive in Bangalore: Drive to Mysore

  • 14
    Visit Mysore's grand palace

  • 15
    Morning free in Mysore; drive to Bandipur National Park

  • 16
    Morning and afternoon game drives

  • 17
    Drive to Ooty (2270m) ; PM free

  • 18
    AM 'Toy Train' to Coonoor; drive to Combatore; train to Ernakulum and then transfer on to Kochi

  • 19
    AM city tour; optional evening Kathakali dancing

  • 20
    Day exploring the Backwaters

  • 21
    Tour ends Kochi

Tour notes

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Indian Rail Odyssey
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Included meals 20 2 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Rickshaw, Bus, Train, Boat
Accommodation
13 nights Standard Hotel
3 nights Basic Overnight Train
4 nights Comfortable Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16