Ultimate India by Rail

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Ultimate India by Rail - G Adventures
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New Delhi


Start and end in New Delhi! With the train & rail tour Ultimate India by Rail, you have a 46 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 28 other destinations in India. Ultimate India by Rail is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
Hotel, Home-stay, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Plane
Travel style
Train & Rail, Local Living, In-depth Cultural

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  • Ultimate India by Rail reviewer 1
    Written on January 17, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    I signed up for the “Ultimate India by Rail” tour with G Adventure for 2015. The following is an email sent to G Adventure. which to my knowledge and to date, has not been answered. My reason for the review is to stop bullying and to force G Adventure to deal with unpleasant issues like bullying and not put profits before safety: “When I signed up for the trip I did fill in the medical form and notified you that I had an illness (rheumatoid arthritis). I did agree to share a room and accordingly paid the appropriate amount. At Delhi my first CEO, on seeing there were an odd number of girls, allocated me a single room. He continued this for the whole of the first part of the tour, especially when I collapsed as you have been informed, and was very kind and helpful to me. This didn't go down very well with one or two of the other ladies as they felt I was getting preferential treatment. This continued for the second part of my trip with your CEO who again I have a lot to thank. All your CEO's understood my difficulties regarding walking, looking after my luggage, etc. and helped me to find solutions like using extra Took-Tooks instead of walking, using porters, etc. and where they felt I really couldn't keep up I simply cut out these parts of the trip so that my fellow-companions shouldn't be held up. One particular lady ….. from Tenessee, USA went further than voicing her complaint in two physical attacks. These happened on the third part of the trip (from Cochin to Calcutta). We were asked to share a room together, which we both agreed to, in a small Tamil town. As there wasn't a great deal to do in the town that day I return to the room early. I was watching a Jackie Chan movie on TV which started from 7 pm to 9 pm. …… entered the room around 8 pm. Without talking to me she went in and took a shower, put on a t-shirt and knickers. She then told me the TV and lights had to go off. It was now 8.30 pm. I requested her that I was watching the film which only had 30 minutes to run and could I see the end. She told me 'no', that I was in her room under sufferance. She tried to take the remote control from my hand, we struggled and she hit me across the back. As she still didn't succeed she went to the TV and pulled out the wires with her bare hands - she is quite a big lady. I told her that I was going to inform our CEO but she wouldn't let me use the phone as she said this was on her side and that I could walk down to him. I did this in my nightie. I informed him what had happened and said that I was sure that by the time we went to the room it would be locked - I was correct. When she heard his voice she opened the door, said that she had seen the movie, it wasn't very good and that it was her room - I could read in the lobby if I didn't want to sleep. I did want to call the police but the CEO said that we would all be held back for at least seven day. The hotel manager kindly agreed to supply me with another room at no charge He said that he could repair the TV so she was lucky she wasn't receiving a bill. The next day the CEO and I telephoned the Manager of G Adventure India and told him what had happened. The next day we went on the train to the Ritz Carlton Hotel. We arrived just after 10 pm. Most of the group had not eaten dinner and on arrival requested the hotel to provide food in the dining room which was adjacent to reception. This they reluctantly agreed. All the group and the CEO were in the dining room except …. and myself. ..… and I were again told we would be required to share - this time I very much reluctantly agreed to the share. …… walked out of reception, I got out of my seat and headed out of reception, she then returned, blocked my path, brought her two palms forward and pushed me backwards quite hard. I did trip back but managed to not fall on anything which was extremely lucky as any broken bones in my condition could have been extremely serious. I said to the gentleman behind the reception desk 'did you see that'. I then waited to tell the CEO that I refused to share with her under these conditions. The CEO then came out of the dining room and surprised me by giving me his room key without me saying anything. When I asked why he just replied 'Please go to my room tonight and I will talk to you in the morning'. I was informed the next morning that the gentleman behind the reception desk had told him of the unprovoked attack and that it was recorded on CCTV which he later viewed. He told the group and …. that G Adventure were not going to tolerate any more of this behavior and if it continued they would call the police. He did apologise to me that he hadn't taken it more seriously at first. I believe she has another G Adventure holiday booked for February. My reason for emailing is to ask you to blacklist her from any future G Adventure holidays. I have never received an apology from her. Please confirm what action you intend to take.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Ruth, Thank you kindly for submitting your review. I am very sorry to hear about your experience here. Please know that we are taking this account very seriously. We would greatly appreciate you contacting our Customer Service team directly at so we can discuss this matter further. Kindest regards, G Adventures Customer Service
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Delhi
  2. Day 2 Delhi/Āgra (1B)
  3. Day 3 Āgra/Jaipur
  4. Day 4 Jaipur
  5. Day 5 Jaipur
  6. Day 6 Udaipur
  7. Day 7 Udaipur
  8. Day 8 Udaipur/Būndi
  9. Day 9 Būndi (1D)
  10. Day 10 Mumbai
  11. Day 11 Mumbai/Goa
  12. Day 12 Goa
  13. Day 13 Goa
  14. Day 14 Goa/Hampi
  15. Day 15 Hampi/Mysore
  16. Day 16 Mysore
  17. Day 17 Mysore/Madikeri
  18. Day 18 Madikeri
  19. Day 19 Madikeri/Kochi
  20. Day 20 Kochi
  21. Day 21 Kochi
  22. Day 22 Kochi/Alleppey (1D)
  23. Day 23 Alleppey/Kanyakumari (1B)
  24. Day 24 Kanyakumari/Madurai
  25. Day 25 Madurai
  26. Day 26 Madurai/Māmallapuram
  27. Day 27 Māmallapuram
  28. Day 28 Māmallapuram/Chennai
  29. Day 29 Hyderabad
  30. Day 30 Hyderabad/Puri
  31. Day 31 Puri
  32. Day 32 Puri/Calcutta (1L)
  33. Day 33 Calcutta
  34. Day 34 Calcutta
  35. Day 35 Calcutta/Jalpāiguri
  36. Day 36 Jalpāiguri/Kalimpong
  37. Day 37 Kalimpong/Gangtok
  38. Day 38 Gangtok
  39. Day 39 Gangtok/Darjeeling
  40. Day 40 Darjeeling
  41. Day 41 Darjeeling to Varanasi
  42. Day 42 Mughal Sarāi/Varanasi
  43. Day 43 Varanasi
  44. Day 44 Varanasi/Lucknow
  45. Day 45 Lucknow/Delhi (1D)
  46. Day 46 Delhi

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Start and end in New Delhi.
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Covering a total distance of approx 7,222 km.
  • New Delhi (India)
  • 179 km
  • Agra (India)
  • 222 km
  • Jaipur (India)
  • 333 km
  • Udaipur (India)
  • 218 km
  • Bundi (India)
  • 762 km
  • Mumbai (India)
  • 273 km
  • Goa (India)
  • 335 km
  • Hampi (India)
  • 338 km
  • Mysore (India)
  • 73 km
  • Bylakuppe (India)
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