India Train Tours 2019/2020
Discover the charms of India. From kaleidoscopic Chandi Chowk, one of Delhi’s oldest bazaars, to the lofty heights reached by the Himalayan Mountain Railway, the Indian subcontinent boasts a plethora of captivating experiences – and you can discover it for yourself with Great Rail Journeys.
India truly captivates the senses; the hypnotic colours of a lively bazaar, the warming scent of chai as you pause at a hill station, the taste of flavoursome street food, the rhythmic sound of wheels on the track as you climb into the mountains on a nostalgic toy train. Sound tempting? why not experience it for yourself?
Our India Holidays
14 Days from £2,295PP
Marvel at historic temples, spot an elusive tiger and visit beautiful palaces and gardens as we explore kaleidoscopic India, taking in the tranquillity of Shimla, enigmatic Delhi, the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and Agra with its resplendent marble icon, the Taj Mahal.
15 Days from £5,795PP
Magniﬁcent palaces and forts are waiting to be discovered on this Indian rail adventure aboard the Palace on Wheels train. Experience the lifestyle of the Maharajahs as we visit walled cities, marvel at the astonishing Taj Mahal and enjoy tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park.
11 Days from £1,395PP
Explore India's iconic landmarks and enchanting wildlife on this incredible tour. From bustling Delhi, discover ancient cities by modern rail, visit the incredible Taj Mahal, and take two game drives to spot the elusive tiger.
14 Days from £1,195PP
From the man-made wonders of India to the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Nepal, discover these two countries through a fantastic selection of excursions and experiences, creating memories to last a lifetime.
10 Days from £1,295PP
Explore the glorious country of India on this tour, taking you to some of it's most beautiful cities, discovering the most exquisite historical sights, and perhaps seeing a tiger at Ranthambore National Park.
14 Days from £1,795PP
Discover the exotic majesty of India's southern regions on a tour which ventures into jungles and along coastlines, uncovering colours, tastes and sights from some of India's least explored destinations.
16 days from £2,549pp
15 excursions and visits (including train journeys from Sawai Madhopur to Bharatpur and from Agra to Jhansi) • 26 meals • VIP door-to-door travel service
10 days from £1,499pp
10 excursions & visits (including train journey from Bharatpur to Sawai Madhopur) • 18 meals • VIP door-to-door travel service
13 days from £2,049pp
10 excursions and visits (including train journeys on the Himalayan ‘Toy Train’ and the Shatabdi Express) • 22 meals • VIP door-to-door travel service
Traverse mountainous terrains on the UNESCO recognised Toy Train as you delve into the heart of North India. Tour the magnificent Taj Mahal, enjoy a delightful sunrise boat trip along the Ganges and explore the Golden Temple. Tour the charming cities of Delhi, Varanasi, Jaipur and Amritsar.
From £1,699pp | 17 days
A Royal Indian Odyssey
Enjoy city tours of Delhi, Agra, the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, Jodhpur & Mumbai, embark on four scenic train journeys through India's colourful landscapes, admire the magnificent Taj Mahal, the holy lake at Pushkar and more.
From £1,629pp - 15 day Rail Tour
Your rail experience in India actually starts before you even step foot on the train. The platform is alive with activity and interest. I’ve seen people arriving with carts full of live fish and empty coffins –one man came balancing a double bed on his head and duly pushed it onto the roof of the train.
Once on board the trains you’ll get vendors passing through selling different food and drink (and some stranger items!). I always say that the vendors on the train are like a live performance show – it’s so entertaining to see them at work.
I love the different foods the vendors produce. Popped rice is amazing – they have an old tin can to which they add popped rice and an array of different spices, before shaking it like a bartender making a cocktail and pouring it into a newspaper cup. Fresh honeycomb is also really good, as is fresh coconut, grated in front of your eyes with spice and sauce added.
Masala chai is something you get offered across the whole of India. It’s often served in small, disposable terracotta cups, which I always hate throwing away as they’re like little pieces of art.