Start in Kolkata (Calcutta) and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour Railways of the Raj - 15 days, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Kolkata (Calcutta), India and 6 other destinations in India. Railways of the Raj - 15 days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Welcome to India. Transfer to your hotel and remainder of today at leisure.
Today we enjoy a sightseeing tour, highlights include the impressive Victoria Memorial which overlooks the grassy Maidan, known as the Brigade Parade ground which forms part of the city?s green belt.
Kolkata - New Jalpaiguri. Today is free to independently explore Kolkata. This evening we board the Darjeeling Mail train to New Jalpaiguri.
New Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling - Varanasi. Arriving into New Jalpaiguri early on day 4, we continue by car to Darjeeling with its backdrop of snow-clad Himalayan peaks. On day 5, we drive to Tiger Hill to watch a spectacular sunrise over Kanchenjunga. Continue to the Ghoom Gompa (monastery) before a city tour and visit to a tea estate. Day 6, drive to New Jalpaiguri to catch the Varanasi North-East Express train to Varanasi.
Varanasi - Agra. Arriving into Mughalsarai, we drive to Varanasi for a city tour. Early the following morning we take a boat ride on the holy Ganges River to watch sunrise and the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the famous riverside ghats (steps). This afternoon we board the Marudhar Express train to Agra.
Agra - Kalka. Arrival Agra and morning at leisure. After lunch, we visit the impressive Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal. Day 10 is a free morning or you can opt to re-visit the Taj Mahal. This afternoon, we travel to Delhi by road, arriving in time to board the Howrah Delhi Kalka Express train to Kalka.
Kalka - Shimla. Morning transfer to the Kalka-Shimla Express (1st class, no A/C), arriving into picturesque Shimla late morning, remainder of today is free for you to explore.
In and around ShimlaShimla - Delhi (Kalka). Leaving Shimla, we drive to Kalka to catch the afternoon, Shatabdi Express train (A/C chair car) bound for Delhi.
Today?s touring includes Old and New Delhi taking in Jama Masjid Mosque the bazaars of Chandni Chowk, the majestic India Gate, Rajpath, Connaught Place and Qutab Minar.
Breakfast and onward transfer to Delhi airport.