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Indian Subcontinent Great railway journeys


Travel into the corners of India or connect major cities on a great railway journey in India. Home to ancient toy trains, high speed trains and a hospital on wheels, the railways of India are exciting, diverse ways to discover the country and the best way to travel if you want a real feel for how it works.

Whether you travel from Goa to Karnataka or hug the coast from Goa to Mumbai on the Mandovi Express, you'll see varied topography, sunlit paddy fields lined with coconut and mango trees and small villages. Alternatively take the Island Express from Tamil Nadu to Kerala to explore this lush, jungle expanse.

Darjeeling's Toy Train is a tiny steam train that inches from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, trundling through dense forests, curving around tea plantations and bringing you close to Kanchenjunga, all at just 12kmph, as it arrives in the hill stations. Once in West Bengal, ride the Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express and travel through awe-inspiring landscapes as you rumble onwards to Assam. Escape the heat and climb from Haryana to Himachal Pradesh and the cool setting of Shimla on the Himalayan Queen, famous for its 102 tunnels, 87 bridges and 900 curves.

The elegant Indian Maharaja Deccan Odyssey connects Mumbai and Delhi via Rajasthan. The Palace on Wheels once ruled the railways and is still the closest way to travel like the Rajput kings once did, in style and comfort.

These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your Indian Subcontinent great railway journey by adding a city stay, beach holiday, wildlife holiday or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for Indian Subcontinent Great railway journeys

The Deccan Odyssey – Maharashtra Splendour

12-day tailor-made rail & city-stay holiday from £5,700 pp incl. flights

This eight-day, seven-night trip on-board the Deccan Odyssey takes you to the iconic sites of Maharashtra state.

Delhi, Mumbai & The Maharajas' Express – Indian Splendour

11-day luxury rail and city-stay holiday from £6,780 pp

Travel across India in style aboard the Maharajas' Express, a train experience as opulent and luxurious as the palaces that inspired it. Visit Agra's Taj Mahal, take a tiger safari in Ranthambore and explore the glittering palaces of royal Rajasthan before sweeping south to Mumbai.

Delhi & The Maharajas Express – Gems of India

8-day tailor-made rail & city-stay holiday from £5,235 pp incl. flights

The Maharajas Express is the latest word in luxury train travel in India. In a country renowned for its majestic opulence, this palace on wheels is the perfect way to experience the many sights and sounds of this remarkable country in total comfort and style.

Rajasthan by train with Palace on Wheels

12-day tailor-made rail & city-stay holiday from £4,175 pp incl. flights

Rajasthan's Palace on Wheels luxury train exudes traditiona Indian opulence, style and comfort, modelled on the luxurious railway cars of old with richly decorated interiors and service-proud staff.

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