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Great Indian Railway Journeys

Watch Michael Portillo's Great Indian Railway Journeys on BBC2

Great Indian Railway Journeys

Follow in Michael Portillo's footsteps and book a Great Indian Railway Journey

Michael Portillo's Great Railway journey across India starts on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 8pm in Amritsar and travelling to Shimla, then the week after travelling from Jodhpur to Delhi.

From the ancient kingdoms of old India, to the architecture of the British Raj, right through to the colourful Indian streets that buzz with life, sounds, and scents today. Iconic Indian trains are spread across the country, connecting the majestic cities.

The Shatabdi Express boasts of some of the fastest trains in India. Reaching speeds of up to 80mph (130km/h), sail through the majestic countryside of India in air-conditioned coaches.

The Gatimaan Express is similar in speed and stature, and has been taking travellers about this colourful subcontinent since 2016.

Smaller trains, such as the 'Shivalik Express', affectionately referred to as the 'Toy Train', runs between Kalka and Shimla. 



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Tigers, the Taj Mahal and Mumbai

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.

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11 days from £1,395 pp

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Ranthambore & India's Golden Triangle

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.

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10 days from £1,345 pp

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Spectacular Southern India

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.

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14 days from £1,795 pp

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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.

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