Places Visited: Kolkata, Darjeeling Mail, New Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Varanasi, Agra, Kalka Mail, Shimla, Delhi
India has one of the largest networks in the world and station and railway life is a microcosm unto itself. There is no better or more rewarding way to see and experience authentic India than to travel by train.
With TransIndus, you can travel on the luxury wheeled “palaces” designed solely for tourists or embark on an adventure that gives a true taste of India by travelling in second or third class carriages. Using diesel and electric locomotives, with the slim possibility of the odd steam engine, we have a wonderful itinerary taking you from bustling Kolkata up to cosmopolitan Darjeeling, down to the holy city of Varanasi, across to Imperial Agra, up to Shimla and finally to Delhi.
With such contrasting stops on this rail journey through India, we are able to include a wealth of sightseeing but this rail tour is as much about the thrill of the journey as the destinations. Most trains are for the local populace and standards do reflect this, even in the better classes we book, but you are sure to have some amusing and interesting meetings with fellow travellers on the way.