Responsible tourism: Complete India by rail, 6 weeks
India is the worldís second most populated country so it goes without saying that protecting the environment and minimizing impact needs to be at the top of list of things to do, period. Our company adheres to strict beliefs in making the world a better place and minimizing our footprint wherever we go. Tour leaders provide travelers with information about local environmental issues in their respective regions, and provide suggestions of how we can best protect the local environment and culture.
Low Impact Transportation: This trip gives you the chance to master Indiaís train system from sitting in a seat, to overnighting in a sleeper car and experiencing the famous World Heritage toy trains of Darjeeling. Local transportation not only allows you to experience the culture on a deeper level, but also makes you feel more at home!
If youíre traveling to India itís because the culture really interests you; itís likely to be very different than what youíd experience at home. On this trip try out a cooking class in Udaipur and support the local economy by visiting a wack of World Heritage Sites such as the Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, the Sun Temple at Konarak, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, the Darjeeling and Nilgiri Mountain Railways, Mumbaiís Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (historic train station) and Elephanta Caves, and the Western Ghats.
On this trip you might want to book your airport arrival transfer with us. All of our airport arrival transfers in Delhi support our Planeterra, Women on Wheels project, an airport transfer service driven by women who were previously marginalized, underserved, and underprivileged. Itís a fantastic way to begin your trip!