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AHLR - Delhi to Kochi by Rail

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.

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
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)
Hararama 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
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
21
Price From
AUD $2,449
Start Location
Delhi, India
End Location
Kochi, India
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Rail, Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
16 Jun 201806 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,449 
08 Sep 201828 Sep 20187AUD $2,449
15 Sep 201805 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,449 
22 Sep 201812 Oct 20188AUD $2,449
06 Oct 201826 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,449 
13 Oct 201802 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,449 
27 Oct 201816 Nov 20181AUD $2,449
03 Nov 201823 Nov 20189AUD $2,799
10 Nov 201830 Nov 20184AUD $2,799
01 Dec 201821 Dec 201811AUD $2,699
08 Dec 201828 Dec 201810AUD $2,699
05 Jan 201925 Jan 201912AUD $2,699
19 Jan 201908 Feb 201912AUD $2,699
02 Feb 201922 Feb 201913AUD $2,799
09 Feb 201901 Mar 20198AUD $2,799
23 Feb 201915 Mar 20199AUD $2,799
09 Mar 201929 Mar 201911AUD $2,739
30 Mar 201919 Apr 201914AUD $2,739
06 Apr 201926 Apr 201915AUD $2,619
20 Apr 201910 May 201915AUD $2,619
11 May 201931 May 201915AUD $2,449
07 Sep 201927 Sep 201915AUD $2,449
14 Sep 201904 Oct 201915AUD $2,449
21 Sep 201911 Oct 201915AUD $2,449
05 Oct 201925 Oct 201915AUD $2,449
12 Oct 201901 Nov 201915AUD $2,449
26 Oct 201915 Nov 201915AUD $2,449
02 Nov 201922 Nov 201915AUD $2,799
09 Nov 201929 Nov 201915AUD $2,799
30 Nov 201920 Dec 201915AUD $2,799
07 Dec 201927 Dec 201915AUD $2,699
Itinerary
Day 1 - Delhi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.
Day 2 - Delhi/Agra
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.
Day 3 - Agra/Jaipur
Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur.
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.
Day 5 - Jaipur
Enjoy free time to explore Jaipur before boarding an overnight train to Udaipur.
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.
Day 7 - Udaipur
Enjoy a free day in Udaipur.
Day 8 - Udaipur/Bundi
Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells.
Day 9 - Bundi
Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board.
Day 10 - 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.
Day 19 - Madikeri/Kochi
Take a morning drive to the coastal town of Kannur. Catch the Ernakulam Express to Kochi in the afternoon.
Day 18 - Madikeri
Explore Madikeri (the coffee hub of India) and enjoy a tour of a coffee plantation. Visit the Madikeri Fort and the famed Raja's Seat for its stunning views.
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.
Day 16 - Mysore
Arrive to Mysore and explore the Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill.
Day 11 - Mumbai/Goa
Catch a morning flight to beautiful Goa. Spend free time relaxing on the beach or exploring the city's monuments.
Day 14 - Goa/Hampi
Travel by Visakhapatnam Howrah Express train and then by van to reach Hampi, in the heart of Karnataka.
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.
Day 12 - Goa
Spend the day relaxing in paradise.
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.
Day 15 - Hampi/Mysore
Enjoy a walking tour and explore the spectacular ruins of Hampi Palaces, Hazararama Temple, and the boulders on the river. In the evening, take an overnight Hampi Express train to Mysore.
Day 21 - Kochi
Depart at any time.