Start in Kolkata (Calcutta) and end in New Delhi! With the train & rail tour Northeast India & Darjeeling by Rail, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Kolkata (Calcutta), India and 10 other destinations in India. Northeast India & Darjeeling by Rail includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Arrive at any time. Accommodation: - Dee Empresa Hotel (or similar). Included Activities: - Meet Your CEO and Group
Visit the Victoria Memorial and explore Mother Teresas House. Enjoy free time later and opt to explore the Indian Museum. In the evening, board an overnight New Jalpaiguri Kamrup Express train to New Jalpaiguri. Transport: - Basic overnight train (beds): Kolkata to Jalp?iguri 13:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Victoria Memorial Visit - Mother Teresas House Visit
Famous for the black tea grown amongst the tea plantations, enjoy the scenic views of Darjeeling. Set upon the foothills of the Himalayas, expect the climate to be much different from the plains. Accommodation: - Krishna Residency (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 03:30 - 04:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Orientation Walk
Watch the sunrise at Tiger Hill, visit a tea estate and explore the Mahakal Temple. Later, travel the World Heritage-listed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway on a vintage steam engine train. Continue with a visit to the Peace Pagoda. Accommodation: - Krishna Residency (or similar). Transport: - Toy train: Darjeeling to Kurseong Included Activities: - Tiger Hill Sunrise Visit - Tea Estate Visit - Mahakal Temple Visit - Peace Pagoda Visit Additional Notes: Please note that occasionally the cooking demonstration may be moved to Varanasi to better suit the days schedule.
Continue by private van to Gangtok and take an orientation tour of the town. Take in the stunning scenery of the Himalayas surrounding this quaint town. Accommodation: - Maple Wood Resort (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 03:30 - 05:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Orientation Walk
Start the day with an orientation walk, then enjoy a free day to explore this scenic town. Accommodation: - Maple Wood Resort (or similar). Included Activities: - Orientation Walk
In and around KalimpongContinue by private vehicle to Kalimpong. Stop along the way at Rumtek Monastery. Embark on an orientation walk of the town of Kalimpong then enjoy the rest of the day to explore at leisure. Accommodation: - Breathing Stone Hotel (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 02:30 - 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Orientation Walk
In and around New DelhiDrive to New Jalpaiguri Station with a stop en route at Deolo Hills to take in views of the mountainous scenery. Catch the overnight train to Varanasi. Transport: - Overnight train (beds) 18:00 - 20:00 Hr(s) - Private Vehicle 02:30 - 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Deolo Hill Visit
Arrive to Mughal Sarai in the morning and continue by van to Varanasi. Enjoy an evening visit to the ghats and watch the prayer sessions. Accommodation: - Hotel Vaibhav (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Mughal Sar?i to Varanasi 01:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Ghats Visit
Take a sunrise boat trip on the Ganges. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Sarnath and the city of Varanasi. Accommodation: - Hotel Vaibhav (or similar). Included Activities: - Morning Ganges Boat Tour
Take a morning Varanasi-Lucknow Intercity train. In the afternoon, visit the Bara Imambara. Accommodation: - Hotel Sapna Clarks Inn (or similar). Transport: - Train 06:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Bara Imambara Visit
Spend most of the day exploring Lucknow. Opt to explore The Residency and be immersed in colonial era history. In the afternoon, board the Swarna Shatabdi Express train to Delhi, with dinner provided on board. Enjoy the night in the bustle of Delhi. Accommodation: - Hotel Metro Heights (or similar). Meals Included: - Dinner Transport: - Train 06:00 Hr(s)
With extra time, you can book our Agra Independent Adventure including accommodation, transport, and a guided visit to Indias most famous sight, the Taj Mahal.