Southern India & East Coast by Rail

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kochi, India
  • Ends Kolkata , India
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.
Starting in Kochi and ending in Kolkata, the trip Southern India & East Coast By Rail is a guided train trip that takes 14 days. You will travel through Mamallapuram, Kochi, Alleppey and 6 other destinations in India. Southern India & East Coast By Rail is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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 country? Get on the train, of course. Hop 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 hopping off and back on the train for your next adventure, you’ll be seeing India in a brand new light.
Customer reviews about G Adventures
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Based on 87 reviews
Sijan's review for another G Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Sijan
  • From USA
  • On Dec 08 2019
“The Sydney to Brisbane trip was fantastic. Our guide was absolutely terrific even with the slight change of plans due to the storms passing through Tamworth or the bush fires devastating large regions of NSW. There was a mix of slow and fast paced days, some cultural exposure along with some coastal beach life. I would recommend people doing the longer Sydney to Cairns trip (or even through Melbourne) if they have the time.”
Lynette's review for another G Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Lynette
  • From Australian
  • On Jul 10 2019
“We were pleasantly surprised by this tour, our CEO was fantastic and we had a great time. The transport and Accomodation was first class and even though we were the oldest on our tour it did not present a problem. Can't thank our CEO Fahar enough for making this a fabu;ous trip.”
Kenneth's review for another G Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Kenneth
  • From USA
  • On Jan 23 2019
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kochi
  • Day 2: Kochi/Alleppey
  • Day 3: Alleppey/Kanyakumari
  • Day 4: Kanyakumari/Madurai
  • Day 5: Madurai
  • Day 6: Madurai/Māmallapuram
  • Day 7: Māmallapuram
  • Day 8: Māmallapuram/Chennai
  • Day 9: Hyderabad
  • Day 10: Hyderabad/Puri
  • Day 11: Puri
  • Day 12: Puri/Kolkata
  • Day 13: Kolkata
  • Day 14: Kolkata
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Hotels/guesthouses (11 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).
Meals
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Note: Allow USD315-410 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Train (seats), train (beds), private van, walking, plane.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Backwaters canal ride
  • Vivekananda Rock and Ramkrishna Ashram visit
  • Meenakshi Temple visit
  • Cycle tour to Shore Temple and Mamallapuram Beach
  • Chennai city tour
  • Charminar and Golconda Fort visit
  • Jagannath Temple visit
  • Raghuraj Pur village visit
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Kochi and from Kolkata are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Southern India & East Coast by Rail tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure.

Travel Insurance

Southern India & East Coast by Rail tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Southern India & East Coast by Rail tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : RailGet closer to the big cities, isolated communities, and stunning landscapes of the world's greatest destinations via train-based adventures on iconic rail routes.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - AverageSome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Southern India & East Coast by Rail tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
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