Want to experience the rich culture and traditions of India, but unsure how to navigate this exotic land? Companies like Great Rail Journeys offer options for Rail Tours in India. Most of the rail tours visit the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra, and Japur, but others also travel through southern India and the northern Himalayas.
These are just a few of the things you can see and do on a rail journey. Take the guesswork out of your vacation, relax, and be captivated by the breathtaking surroundings.
India’s Golden Triangle
A trip to India wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the Golden Triangle, which includes Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. This well-travelled route features many of India’s great cultural gems and provides a good spectrum of the country’s varied landscapes. Beautiful palaces, ornate gardens, and colorful markets, bring life to these cities. It’s easy to imagine the life of the Maharajas while marveling at the Taj Mahaj and other magnificent architectural strutures along the way
The Himalayan Mountain Range
The Himalayan range is home to over a hundred mountains and some of the planet’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. It is amazing to experience a sunrise over the Himalayans, and one of the best vantage points it is from the mountain top of Sarangkot. As the sun rises, it creates a red-orange glow across the mountains while the valleys below emerge from the shadows. It is a truly breathtaking site.
India’s Natural Wildlife
Ranthambore National Park, one of Northern India’s largest parks, is home to tigers, leopards, and hyenas, crododiles, and sloth bears. Thanks to the efforts of Project Tiger, the park is one of the only places in India where tigers can still be found in the wild. Not to be overshadowed, the vast array of birds, flora, and fauna are unique to this region and some of the most beautiful in the world.
Kerala & Southern India
Emerse yourself in the charming tranquility of Kerala, located in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. The inviting sandy beaches separate the sea from the palm tree forests and provide a perfect place to relax. This diverse area offers a unique cultural experience through its festivals, art forms, and exotic cuisine.
Hindus flock to the Holy River Ganges at sunrise to cleanse themselves of their sins, creating one of the most spectacular sights in India. One of the world’s major Buddhist centers is located in Sarnath, which is seen as the place where the religion found its roots and where the Buddhist way of life began. By traveling through these areas, you can witness some of the world’s most influential spiritual beliefs first hand.