Madras Mail

A journey by rail through Southern India aboard the Deccan Odyssey

What to Know Before You Go

A valid passport is required for traveling on this trip. Be sure to check the expiration date. Your passport must be valid for six months after the conclusion of your trip. It is a good idea to carry photocopies of your passport photo page in case your passport is lost or as an additional piece of identification, as well as two extra passport photos.

A visa is required for US Citizens traveling to India.

We recommend checking the Center for Disease Control at should you have any international health concerns.