Rail: Southern India & East Coast by Rail (AHER)

Countries Visited: India
Trip Style: Rail-The best way to fully experience the world is by travelling through it. Rail tours bring you closer to amazing places via iconic and scenic rail routes
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 15, avg 12
    Meals Included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Accommodations: Hotels/guesthouses (10 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (2 nts).

    Highlights
    Live like a local in the Kerala Backwaters, travel to the southern tip of India in Kanyakumari, explore temples and palaces up the east coast, visit bustling Kolkata.

    Description
    It's common knowledge that India is a huge tourist destination - so what do you do if you want to get off the beaten path and check out some underexplored parts of the countrys Get on the train, of course. Get on board and go from the deep south of Kochi up the east coast towards bustling Kolkata, disembarking to explore temples and palaces along the way. You'll have the chance to explore smaller cities and villages on the coast, getting a perspective on this country that few have the opportunity to experience. Once you've lived like a local in Kerala before hopping back on board the train for the next adventure, you'll be seeing India in a brand new light.
  • Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12339846

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    14 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1KochiDay 1 Kochi
    Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2AlleppeyDay 2 Kochi/Alleppey (1D)
    This evening enjoy a taste of local life with a homestay. Included Activities: Kerala Boat Tour Transport: Train (1.00-1.50 hours) Tuk-tuk (0.50 hour(s))
    Day 3KanyakumariDay 3 Alleppey/Kanyakumari (1B)
    Enjoy some more time in Kerala before an evening Ernad Express train to Kanyakumari for a full day exploring the area. Transport: Meals are available for purchase on board. Train (4.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
    Day 4MaduraiDay 4 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. Included Activities: Vivekananda Rock and Ramkrishna Ashram Visit Transport: Ferry (0.50 hour(s)) Ferry (0.50 hour(s)) Train (4.50 hour(s))
    Day 5MaduraiDay 5 Madurai
    Explore the Meenakshi Temple and colourful markets of Madurai. Included Activities: Meenakshi Temple Visit
    Day 6MamallapuramDay 6 Madurai/Mamallapuram
    Take the morning Vaigai Express to Chengalpattu before continue by van to Mamallapuram. Transport: Train (6.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50-1.00 hours)
    Day 7MamallapuramDay 7 Mamallapuram
    Cycle around and explore the rock-cut Shore Temple and Mamallapuram Beach. Included Activities: Shore Temple Visit Mamallapuram Beach Visit
    Day 8ChennaiDay 8 Mamallapuram/Chennai
    Accommodation on the train tonight will be either in two tier or three tier bunks. Included Activities: Chennai City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (13.00 hour(s))
    Day 9HyderabadDay 9 Hyderabad
    Learn more about the regions history with a visit to the iconic Charminar and historic Golconda Fort. Included Activities: Charminar Visit Golconda Fort Visit
    Day 10PuriDay 10 Hyderabad/Puri
    Opt to visit the Salar Jung Museum or the scenic Qutb Shahi Tombs with free time. Transport: Plane Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 11PuriDay 11 Puri
    Explore Raghuraj Pur village and beautiful Puri beaches. Included Activities: Raghuraj Pur Village Visit
    Day 12KolkataDay 12 Puri/Kolkata (1L)
    Take a morning Shatabdi Express train to Kolkata, with lunch provided on board. Arrive in the afternoon and explore Mother Teresa's house in the evening. Transport: Train (7.50-8.00 hours)
    Day 13KolkataDay 13 Kolkata
    Explore the vintage monuments and streets of this former capital of the British Era. 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.
    Day 14KolkataDay 14 Kolkata
    Depart at any time.
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    03/02/2018$1,599.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 1; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    03/30/2018$1,599.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 10; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    04/20/2018$1,499.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 13; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    04/27/2018$1,499.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    05/11/2018$1,499.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    06/01/2018$1,399.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 13; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    09/28/2018$1,399.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/02/2018$1,599.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 11; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/30/2018$1,599.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
      
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