You haven’t experienced India until you’ve hopped on a train. Think back to the Owen Wilson/Adrien Brody flick, The Darjeeling Limited. Most signs are in English, however, pay attention if you see signage with the words “Ladki” or “Auratein” or variations thereof. Gentlemen, these indicate, in Hindi and Urdu, respectively, a “ladies only” car, so do not board. (Besides, that sea of saris should be your first tip-off.) Also, don’t assume that two trains departing City A (say Bangalore) will take the same amount of time to reach City B (say Kochi). Routes vary and there can easily be a 10-hour difference in travel time. The longer the train ride, the more you pay. Solution: study the Indian Rail Time Table at http://www.indianrail.gov.in/.