Ultimate India by Rail

Ultimate India by Rail


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Ride a toy train in Darjeeling, Live like a local in the Kerala Backwaters, Enjoy the laidback vibe and tasty food of seaside Goa, Take a cycling tour to Shore Temple, Visit the Peace Pagoda, Watch the sunrise from a boat on the Ganges

On this six-week trip that circles India via train, you'll start in Delhi, travelling to Agra for a tour of the legendary Taj Mahal, then head southwest by rail to make stops in Rajasthan, Mumbai, and Goa. From there it's on to Karnataka, Kochi, and living like a local in the Kerala Backwaters before going south, east, and north to view spectacular temples and ride the famous toy trains of Darjeeling. Top this epic journey off with local meals in family homes, wandering the beautiful streets of Jaipur and Udaipur, and relaxing on beaches along the way. India looks very different through a train's window — see it all for yourself.

Day 1: Delhi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.
Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.
Activity: Transfer by a G Adventures-supported project, Women on Wheels. This program provides safe and reliable transport for travellers, while providing a dignified livelihood for a local woman from a resource poor community.
Accommodation: Hotel Metro Heights (or similar)

Day 2: Delhi/Āgra
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.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Activity: Here's one to cross off your bucket list; a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Take a guided tour of India's most famous landmark and an icon of Mughal architecture. Built by the emperor Shah Jehan as a testament of his love to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, this stunning white marble structure draws visitors from all over the world.
Activity: Enjoy a guided tour of this palatial Mughal fort made of red sandstone and white marble. One of the most important battles of the Indian rebellion of 1857 happened at this fort, which caused the end of the British East India Company's rule in India.
Accommodation: Crystal Inn Agra (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast (Breakfast served on board the train.)

Day 3: Āgra/Jaipur
Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur.
Free Time: Get out and see more of this historic city filled with architectural marvels.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

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.
Activity: Head to the markets of this "Pink City," the capital of Rajasthan, and one of the most important heritage cities in India on this CEO-led orientation walk.
Activity: Enjoy the Hindu and Muslim architecture of the beautiful Amber Fort.
Accommodation: Bissau Palace (or similar)

Day 5: Jaipur/Udaipur
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.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Free Time: Stretch your legs and explore Udaipur with a free evening.
Accommodation: Hotel Treebo Jhalamaan (or similar)

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.
Activity: Go on a guided orientation walk and get to know local markets and key places.
Activity: Visit the intricately-carved Jagdish Temple, which pays homage to Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Make sure to take a peek at the black stoned image of Vishnu that's housed inside the shrine.
Activity: Visit Rajasthan's largest palace to get a sense of how royalty lived. Take in the view from one of its many intricately-decorated balconies, with one side facing the stunning Lake Palace.
Activity: Enjoy an evening cultural show that includes traditional music and dancing from the state of Rajasthan.
Accommodation: Hotel Treebo Jhalamaan (or similar)

Day 7: Udaipur/Būndi
Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells.
Activity: Bundi is well-known for its ornate forts and stepwells. The fort was constructed in AD 1354 and overlooks the city, making it a popular lookout point for visitors. The stepwell here is intricately carved and over 45m (148ft) deep. Built in 1699, it is one of the largest stepwells in Rajasthan.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Hotel Ishwari Niwas (or similar)

Day 8: Būndi/Mumbai
Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board.
Free Time: Get outside and discover more of Bundi.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Transport: Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop.
Meal(s): Dinner (Enjoy dinner on board the train.)

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.
Free Time: Explore the cafes and charming colonial architecture in this sprawling city.
Activity: Walk through the charming Colaba neighbourhood of Mumbai, visiting some highlights along the way. Enjoy the architecturally splendid Gateway of India, magnificent colonial buildings, charming cafes, and high-end boutiques.
Activity: Enjoy a visit architecturally splendid arch, popular with tourists from India and around the world, was built during the British rule and offers amazing views of the Arabian Sea, with boats bobbing in the water close to it.
Accommodation: Hotel Supreme (or similar)

Day 10: Mumbai/Goa
Catch a morning flight to beautiful Goa. Spend free time relaxing on the beach or exploring the city's monuments.
Free Time: Don't waste a minute -- start exploring this charming piece of paradise.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Accommodation: Jasmin by Mango (or similar)

Day 11: Goa
Enjoy a free day in Goa.
Free Time: See more of the lakes and palaces in this beautiful city.
Accommodation: Jasmin by Mango (or similar)

Day 12: Goa
Spend the day relaxing in paradise.
Free Time: Get active or get lazy. The choice is yours.
Accommodation: Jasmin by Mango (or similar)

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.
Free Time: Explore all Goa has to offer.
Accommodation: Jasmin by Mango (or similar)

Day 14: Goa/Hampi
Travel by Visakhapatnam Howrah Express train and then by van to reach Hampi, in the heart of Karnataka.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Clarks Inn Hampie (or similar)

Day 15: Hampi/Mysore
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.
Activity: Explore the spectacular ruins of Hampi Palaces, Hazararama Temple, and the boulders on the river on this walking tour.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

Day 16: Mysore
Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill.
Activity: This stunning palace was the home of the Maharajas of Mysore, the former royal family, which ruled from 1399 to 1950. Learn about the rich history of Indian royalty and soak in the splendor of an era long gone.
Activity: Enjoy a visit to the gorgeous temple devoted to the Hindu goddess, Chamundi, located on Chamundi Hill.
Accommodation: Akshaya Mahal (or similar)

Day 17: Mysore/Madikeri
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.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Home to nearly 5,000 Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns, Namdroling Monastery is known as a centre for teachings of the Buddha and the Nyingma tradition - the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Hotel Al Wesal International (or similar)

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.
Free Time: Explore Madikeri with free time this afternoon.
Activity: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Activity: Head out into the hills to visit one of the many coffee plantations in the region. Learn about the production process and have a sample or two of the locally-grown coffee while taking in the beautiful scenery.
Accommodation: Hotel Al Wesal International (or similar)

Day 19: Madikeri/Kochi
Take a morning drive to the coastal town of Kannur. Catch the Ernakulam Express to Kochi in the afternoon.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Hotel Fort Manor (or similar)

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.
Activity: Enjoy your stay in charming Fort Kochi, which evokes an era long gone. Walk through the cobblestone streets, visit delightful tea houses, and have a relaxing drink while sitting by the water. Be sure to check out Vasco de Gama's tombstone and the famous blue synagogue.
Activity: Check out these magnificent fishing nets, which are an icon of Kochi. They were gifted to the Kochi King by Chinese Emperor Kubalagi in the 14th century as the two empires were trading partners.
Accommodation: Hotel Fort Manor (or similar)

Day 21: Kochi
Make the most of Kochi with free time to explore.
Free Time: Don't delay—get exploring. Kochi is beautiful!
Accommodation: Hotel Fort Manor (or similar)

Day 22: Kochi/Alleppey
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.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Transport: Scoot quickly around the big cities inside a three-wheeled mini-taxi.
Activity: Enjoy a boat ride through the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Take in the lush, green scenery and the multitude of coconut trees.
Accommodation: Alasr Heritage Home (or similar)
Meal(s): Dinner (Dinner at a local homestay.)

Day 23: Alleppey/Kanyakumari
Enjoy some more time in Kerala before an evening train to Kanyakumari for a full day exploring the area.
Free Time: Enjoy more time here.
Transport: Meals are available for purchase on board.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Hotel Singaar International (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 24: Kanyakumari/Madurai
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.
Transport: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
Transport: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
Activity: Take an enjoyable ferry ride to Vivekananda Rock, a small island about 100m from the mainland. Mix with the many pilgrims going to visit this holy site—it honours the Hindu poet and philosopher, Swami Vivekananda. Learn about Hinduism at the peaceful Ramakrishna Ashram, an ashram maintained by the Ramakrishna Mission, which is a Hindu movement named after the late philosopher, Swami Ramakrishna.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Rio Grande Hotel Madurai (or similar)

Day 25: Madurai
Explore the Meenakshi Temple and colourful markets of Madurai.
Activity: Visit the gorgeous Meenakshi Temple, considered to be the finest in South Indian religious architecture. This enormous temple complex is dedicated to Shiva and his consort Parvati, or Meenakshi. Even before you pass through the massive stone walls of the temple, the nine striking gopurams (monumental gateways covered with stucco figures of deities, mythical animals, and monsters all painted in vivid colours) loom high above.
Free Time: Enjoy some free time exploring the bustling markets and gorgeous temples of this holy city.
Accommodation: Rio Grande Hotel Madurai (or similar)

Day 26: Madurai/Māmallapuram
Take the morning Vaigai Express to Chengalpattu before continue by van to Mamallapuram.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Hotel Mamalla Inn (or similar)

Day 27: Māmallapuram
Cycle around and explore the rock-cut Shore Temple and Mamallapuram Beach.
Activity: Explore this impressive group of monuments that were sculpted during the 7th and 8th century, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of these, the Shore Temple stands out for its a marvelous view of the Bay of Bengal's shore. Made of granite, it's actually a twin-temple dedicated both to the Hindu gods, Vishnu and Shiva.
Activity: Kick off your shoes and walk through the soft sand of this stunning beach. Watch fishermen take out their boats and bring in their catch.
Accommodation: Hotel Mamalla Inn (or similar)

Day 28: Māmallapuram/Chennai
Drive to Chennai and explore Marina Beach and San Thome Basilica. Later, board an overnight train to Hyderabad.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop.
Activity: Get to know this South Indian cultural hub with a visit to San Thome Basilica and a stroll along the expansive Marina Beach.

Day 29: Hyderabad
Learn more about the region's history with a visit to the iconic Charminar and historic Golconda Fort.
Activity: Explore the remains of this former medieval capital.
Activity: Visit Hyderabad's most iconic structure, sometimes called the "Arc de Triomphe of the East", and take in the bustling atmosphere. Swing by the nearby Laad Bazaar and browse the stalls.
Accommodation: Treebo Grand Plaza Hyderbad (or similar)

Day 30: Hyderabad/Puri
Enjoy a free morning to continue exploring this state capital before catching an evening flight to Bhubaneshwar. Continue by van to reach Puri.
Free Time: Head out and explore.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Hotel Naren Palace (or similar)

Day 31: Puri
Explore Raghuraj Pur village and beautiful Puri beaches.
Activity: Enjoy the varied artistic delights of this heritage crafts village, including Gotipua dance troupes, palm leaf paintings, stone and wood carvings, and toys made of wood, papier-mache, and cow dung (yes, you read that correctly).
Free Time: Get out and explore.
Accommodation: Hotel Naren Palace (or similar)

Day 32: Puri/Kolkata
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.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Free Time: Start exploring.
Accommodation: Dee Empresa Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Lunch (Enjoy lunch on board.)

Day 33: 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 Teresa's 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.
Free Time: Get out and explore.
Accommodation: Dee Empresa Hotel (or similar)

Day 34: Kolkata
Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city.
Free Time: Make the most of your time in charming Kolkata.
Accommodation: Dee Empresa Hotel (or similar)

Day 35: Kolkata/Jalpāiguri
Visit the Victoria Memorial and explore Mother Teresa's House. Enjoy free time later and opt to explore the Indian Museum. In the evening, board an overnight New Jalpaiguri Kamrup Express train to New Jalpaiguri.
Activity: Enjoy a visit to this palatial white marble building, built in the beginning of the 20th century. It is dedicated to Queen Victoria and has a lush green "maidan" (lawn) in front of it. The Victoria Memorial is architecturally impressive; it combines British and Mughal design, along with elements of Venetian, Egyptian, Islamic, and other architecture.
Activity: Visit Mother Teresa's house, now often referred to as "Motherhouse." See the local chapel, the tomb of Mother Teresa, and the modest room she called home for almost 50 years.
Transport: Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop.

Day 36: Jalpāiguri/Darjeeling
Arrive at New Jalpaiguri and continue onwards by van to Darjeeling. Take an orientation tour of the town before enjoying free time with the rest of the evening.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Free Time: Relax with a free evening in this picturesque hill station.
Accommodation: Krishna Residency (or similar)

Day 37: Darjeeling
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.
Activity: Wake up early for a drive up to the top of Tiger Hill. The early start will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Mt Everest and Mt Kangchenjunga, the first and third highest mountains in the world. Make it there in time for sunrise to see the mountains bathed in pink light.
Activity: Visit the Tukvar Tea Estate, first planted by the British in 1852. This is the oldest tea estate and produces the world-famous Darjeeling tea, known as the champagne of tea. Enjoy a cup!
Activity: Enjoy a visit to this charming temple is situated on top of a hill. Inside, you'll find a cave designated as a holy site for worshippers of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Previously the location of a Buddhist Monastery, it continues to be an important site for pilgrims.
Activity: Visit this beautiful pagoda built with guidance from a Buddhist monk from Japan. As with other Peace Pagodas around the world, its aim is to unite peace seekers to create the calm they hope for.
Transport: Climb aboard and grab a seat aboard this charming narrow-gauge train.
Accommodation: Krishna Residency (or similar)

Day 38: Darjeeling/Gangtok
Continue by private van to Gangtok and take an orientation tour of the town. Take in the stunning scenery of the Himalayas surrounding this quaint town.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Accommodation: Maple Wood Resort (or similar)

Day 39: Gangtok
Start the day with an orientation walk, then enjoy a free day to explore this scenic town.
Activity: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Free Time: Enjoy a full day to explore the stunning town of Gangtok.
Accommodation: Maple Wood Resort (or similar)

Day 40: Gangtok/Kalimpong
Continue by private vehicle to Kalimpong. Stop along the way at Rumtek Monastery. Embark on an orientation walk of the town of Kalimpong then enjoy the rest of the day to explore at leisure.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Free Time: Take the afternoon to explore the scenic views throughout Kalimpong.
Accommodation: Breathing Stone Hotel (or similar)

Day 41: Kalimpong to New Jalpaiguri
Drive to New Jalpaiguri Station with a stop en route at Deolo Hills to take in views of the mountainous scenery. Catch the overnight train to Varanasi.
Transport: Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Visit Deolo Hills, home to the highest point in Kalimpong, and enjoy views of the mountain scenery.

Day 42: Mughal Sarāi/Varanasi
Arrive to Mughal Sarai in the morning and continue by van to Varanasi. Enjoy an evening visit to the ghats and watch the prayer sessions.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Walk along the ghats (waterfront steps) leading into the sacred River Ganges in Varanasi. The ghats are all used for different purposes -- some for bathing, some for puja (prayer) ceremonies, and others for cremation.
Accommodation: Hotel Vaibhav (or similar)

Day 43: Varanasi
Take a sunrise boat trip on the Ganges. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Sarnath and the city of Varanasi.
Free Time: Enjoy some more time in this holy city.
Activity: Catch the sunrise from a boat cruising the sacred Ganges River, where Hindu pilgrims from all over the world come to wash away their sins and cremate their loved ones. Witness locals participating in dawn rituals of bathing and burning at the river.
Accommodation: Hotel Vaibhav (or similar)

Day 44: Varanasi/Lucknow
Take a morning Varanasi-Lucknow Intercity train. In the afternoon, visit the Bara Imambara.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Activity: Visit the famous Shia Muslim shrine located in Lucknow. With ornate Mughal architecture, this massive shrine is a striking sight to behold.

Day 45: Lucknow/Delhi
Spend most of the day exploring Lucknow. Opt to explore The Residency and be immersed in colonial era history. 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: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Free Time: Get out and explore.
Accommodation: Hotel Metro Heights (or similar)
Meal(s): Dinner (Enjoy dinner on board the train.)

Day 46: Delhi
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Inclusions

Meals Included
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Transport
Train (seats), train (beds), toy train, private vans, walking, plane.

Inclusions
Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport. Taj Mahal visit. 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. Gateway of India visit. Beach time in Goa. Walking tour and ruins visit in Hampi. Hazararama Temple visit. Mysore Palace and Chamunda Hill visits. Namdroling Monastery visit. Coffee plantation tour. Madikeri Fort and Raja's Seat visit. Fort Kochi and Chinese fishing nets visit. Backwaters canal ride. Vivekananda Rock and Ramkrishna Ashram visit. Meenakshi Temple visit. Cycle tour to Shore Temple and Mamallapuram Beach. Charminar and Golconda Fort visit. Jagannath Temple visit. Raghuraj Pur village visit. Kolkata city tour. Victoria Memorial visit. Visit Mother Teresa's House. Tiger Hill sunrise visit. Tea estate visit. Mahakal Temple visit. Peace Pagoda visit. Toy train ride. Local lunch. Rumtek Monastery day trip. Deolo Hill visit. Evening ghats visit. Sunrise boat trip on the Ganges. Bara Imambara visit. Orientation walks in Darjeeling, Gangtok, and Kalimpong. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Hotels/guesthouses (39 nts), sleeper trains (5 nts), homestay (1 nt).

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