Indian Odyssey by Rail

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 54 days
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts New Delhi, India
  • Ends New Delhi, India
  • Witness the famous IndiaPakistan border ceremony.
  • See Delhi on a walking tour led by a former atrisk youth.
  • Explore the Bundi Fort and stepwells.
  • Ride the toy trains of Shimla and Darjeeling.
The Indian Odyssey By Rail tour starts and ends in New Delhi. The Indian Odyssey By Rail tour is a train tour that takes 54 days taking you through New Delhi, Madikeri, Hyderabad, Chennai and 26 other destinations in Nepal and India. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Travel like a local on this 54-day trip, exploring India by train from the northeast to the southwest. Skip the backpacking and let the train — and the innumerable beautiful sights — move you, from the Taj Mahal to the colours of Rajasthan to the ruins of Karnataka. This trip will hit some of the country’s highlights, with loads of time to hop off and get to know your surroundings in a way only a Rail tour allows. The trip won’t last forever, but the memories definitely will.
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5 - Excellent
  • Kenneth Wierchowski
  • From USA
  • On Jan 23 2019
  • Day 1: Delhi
  • Day 2: Delhi/Amritsar
  • Day 3: Amritsar/Dharamshala
  • Day 4: Dharamshala
  • Day 5: Dharamshala/Māndi
  • Day 6: Mandi/Shimla
  • Day 7: Shimla
  • Day 8: Shimla/Delhi
  • Day 9: Delhi
  • Day 10: Delhi/Āgra
  • Day 11: Āgra/Jaipur
  • Day 12: Jaipur
  • Day 13: Jaipur/Udaipur
  • Day 14: Udaipur
  • Day 15: Udaipur/Būndi
  • Day 16: Būndi/Mumbai
  • Day 17: Mumbai
  • Day 18: Mumbai/Goa
  • Day 19: Goa
  • Day 20: Goa
  • Day 21: Goa
  • Day 22: Goa/Hampi
  • Day 23: Hampi/Mysore
  • Day 24: Mysore
  • Day 25: Mysore/Madikeri
  • Day 26: Madikeri
  • Day 27: Madikeri/Kochi
  • Day 28: Kochi
  • Day 29: Kochi
  • Day 30: Kochi/Alleppey
  • Day 31: Alleppey/Kanyakumari
  • Day 32: Kanyakumari/Madurai
  • Day 33: Madurai
  • Day 34: Madurai/Māmallapuram
  • Day 35: Māmallapuram
  • Day 36: Māmallapuram/Chennai
  • Day 37: Hyderabad
  • Day 38: Hyderabad/Puri
  • Day 39: Puri
  • Day 40: Puri/Kolkata
  • Day 41: Kolkata
  • Day 42: Kolkata
  • Day 43: Kolkata/Jalpāiguri
  • Day 44: Jalpāiguri/Darjeeling
  • Day 45: Darjeeling
  • Day 46: Darjeeling/Gangtok
  • Day 47: Gangtok
  • Day 48: Gangtok/Kalimpong
  • Day 49: Kalimpong to New Jalpaiguri
  • Day 50: Mughal Sarāi/Varanasi
  • Day 51: Varanasi
  • Day 52: Varanasi/Lucknow
  • Day 53: Lucknow/Delhi
  • Day 54: Delhi
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • Hotels/guesthouses (47 nts), sleeper trains (5 nts), homestay (1 nt).
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
    Note: Allow USD1230-1600 for meals not included.
  • Train (seats), train (beds), Shatabdi Express train, toy trains, private van, walking
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Women With Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Golden Temple visit
  • Wagah border ceremony
  • McLeod Ganj orientation walk
  • Dalai Lama Temple visit
  • Bhagsunag visit
  • Rewalsar Lake orientation walk
  • 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
  • Victoria Memorial visit
  • Visit Mother Teresa's House
  • Tiger Hill sunrise visit
  • Tea estate visit
  • Mahakal Temple visit
  • Peace Pagoda visit
  • Toy train ride
  • 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
  • Any international flights to/from New Delhi 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 Indian Odyssey by Rail tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Indian Odyssey 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.


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

Travel Insurance

Indian Odyssey 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.


For this Indian Odyssey 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.

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 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.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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