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Delhi to Kochi by Rail

Delhi to Kochi by Rail


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

India

Tour Itinerary

Take a guided tour of the Taj Mahal, Explore bustling Mumbai, See the historic churches of Old Goa, Visit the temples and palaces of Hampi, Get a taste of local coffee at a Madikeri plantation,

There's 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 you'd be hard-pressed to feel like you've missed out on anything India has to offer.

Day 1: Delhi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included through the G Adventures-supported Women With 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. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Activity: Transfer by a G Adventures-supported project, Women With Wheels. This program provides safe and reliable transport for travellers, while providing a dignified livelihood for local women who once lacked financial opportunities.
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: Take in the Hindu and Muslim architecture of the beautiful Amber Fort. The Fort's sandstone walls are perched on a hill almost blending in with the terrain, besides perfectly reflecting in Maota Lake creating a mirage effect (and perfect photograph). Wander through the halls, courtyards, and palaces inside and admire the intricate details.
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.
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.
Free Time: Explore the cafes and charming colonial architecture in this sprawling city.
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.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Free Time: Don't waste a minute -- start exploring this charming piece of paradise.

Day 11: Goa
Enjoy a free day in Goa.
Free Time: See more of the lakes and palaces in this beautiful city.

Day 12: Goa
Spend the day relaxing in paradise.
Free Time: Get active or get lazy. The choice is yours.

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.

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
Depart at any time.

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Inclusions

Meals Included
1 breakfast, 1 dinner

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

Inclusions
Your G for Good Moment: Women With Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. 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. Hararama 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. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Accommodations

Hotels/guesthouses (18 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts).

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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