The cities of southern India
By Jack Stacey
14 March 2018
The breath taking and rippling beauty of splendid Southern India seeps into every aspect of this magnificent corner of the world.Read more
From its lively cities, bursting with captivating architecture and kaleidoscopic bazaars, to iconic monuments such as the sublime Taj Mahal, India is a destination which truly delights.
At Rail Discoveries, we want to make sure that you get the most out of your holiday. There are numerous excursions organised for you on our India rail journeys such as sightseeing tours of the cities, trips to lively and colourful markets, visits to impressive monuments and buildings such as the Taj Mahal and journeys into the idyllic foothills of the Himalayas.
Excursions are often accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide and there is usually plenty of free time built into the tour so that you can explore places independently. You may wish to shop at the markets, visit museums and galleries or take a daring ride on a rickshaw, a common means of public transport in India.
Tours depart from London and to make things easier for you, we can organise rail connections at a specially negotiated rate from wherever you live in the UK. We can also sort out hotel accommodation in London if you wish to extend one of our India rail journeys. Furthermore, it is possible to upgrade your flight to India for an additional supplement and you should discuss this with your Travel Advisor when booking.
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Travelling in India can be a daunting experience which is why your experienced Tour Manager is with you every step of the way, from greeting you at the airport in London right through to making sure you return home to the UK safely. Your Tour Manager will always make sure that you are on the correct platforms when travelling between destinations on India rail journeys and they will also escort you on all organised excursions. Their services are included within the price of your holiday and they are there to help you in any way that they can, expertly dealing with any unexpected problems and suggesting interesting places to visit during your free time.
The hotels that you will stay in are specially chosen by Rail Discoveries based on their high standard of facilities and their ideal location within the vicinity of the major sights, shops and restaurants. India rail journeys are diverse, ranging from air conditioned express trains with complimentary snacks to the famous narrow-gauge Toy Train which winds its way on a picturesque journey amongst hills and valleys and through tunnels and over bridges. Whichever way you travel through India, it is guaranteed to be an eye-opening experience.