Northeast India & Darjeeling By Rail

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: AHDR

From: £874.65

Anybody can view the sights of India by foot or bus — but you’re not just anybody. Instead, get off the beaten path and see India in a very untypical way — by train. Over two weeks, you’ll head north into Sikkim and Darjeeling via vans and local trains (including the famous toy trains in Darjeeling), giving you an up close and personal experience with authentic India. There’ll be plenty of palaces and forts to spot both on the train and off, and you’ll still get all the social elements of travelling with a group. Add in local meals and a large helping of culture, and this is a trip that’ll stay with you for a long time.

Day 1 Kolkata

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Kolkata/Jalpāiguri

Visit the Victoria Memorial and explore Mother Teresa’s 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.

Day 3 Jalpāiguri/Darjeeling

Arrive at New Jalpaiguri and continue onwards by van to Darjeeling. Take an orientation tour of the town before enjoying free time with the rest of the evening.

Day 4 Darjeeling

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.

Day 5 Darjeeling/Gangtok

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.

Day 6 Gangtok

Start the day with an orientation walk, then enjoy a free day to explore this scenic town.

Day 7 Gangtok/Kalimpong

Continue 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.

Day 8 Darjeeling to Varanasi

Drive 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.

Day 9 Mughal Sarāi/Varanasi

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.

Day 10 Varanasi

Take a sunrise boat trip on the Ganges. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Sarnath and the city of Varanasi.

Day 11 Varanasi/Lucknow

Take a morning Varanasi-Lucknow Intercity train. In the afternoon, visit the Bara Imambara.

Day 12 Lucknow/Delhi (1D)

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.

Day 13 Delhi

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
04/03/2019 16/03/2019 9 £1099.00
11/03/2019 23/03/2019 12 £879.20
14/03/2019 26/03/2019 8 £1099.00
01/04/2019 13/04/2019 7 £1029.00
11/04/2019 23/04/2019 10 £1029.00
15/04/2019 27/04/2019 12 £1029.00
02/05/2019 14/05/2019 12 £1029.00
09/05/2019 21/05/2019 0 £1029.00
23/05/2019 04/06/2019 14 £874.65
13/06/2019 25/06/2019 15 £949.00
02/09/2019 14/09/2019 13 £949.00
09/09/2019 21/09/2019 15 £949.00
23/09/2019 05/10/2019 15 £949.00
10/10/2019 22/10/2019 15 £1029.00
17/10/2019 29/10/2019 15 £1029.00
21/10/2019 02/11/2019 13 £1029.00
04/11/2019 16/11/2019 13 £1099.00
14/11/2019 26/11/2019 9 £1099.00
25/11/2019 07/12/2019 15 £1099.00
12/12/2019 24/12/2019 15 £1099.00
23/12/2019 04/01/2020 15 £1099.00
13/01/2020 25/01/2020 15 £1099.00
03/02/2020 15/02/2020 15 £1099.00
10/02/2020 22/02/2020 15 £1099.00
17/02/2020 29/02/2020 15 £1099.00
24/02/2020 07/03/2020 15 £1099.00
02/03/2020 14/03/2020 15 £1099.00
09/03/2020 21/03/2020 15 £1099.00
16/03/2020 28/03/2020 15 £1099.00
23/03/2020 04/04/2020 15 £1099.00
26/03/2020 07/04/2020 13 £1099.00
09/04/2020 21/04/2020 15 £1029.00
23/04/2020 05/05/2020 15 £1029.00
07/05/2020 19/05/2020 15 £1029.00
28/05/2020 09/06/2020 15 £1029.00
15/06/2020 27/06/2020 15 £949.00
07/09/2020 19/09/2020 15 £949.00
17/09/2020 29/09/2020 15 £949.00
05/10/2020 17/10/2020 15 £1029.00
15/10/2020 27/10/2020 14 £949.00
22/10/2020 03/11/2020 15 £949.00
26/10/2020 07/11/2020 15 £1029.00
05/11/2020 17/11/2020 15 £949.00
19/11/2020 01/12/2020 15 £1029.00
03/12/2020 15/12/2020 15 £1029.00
17/12/2020 29/12/2020 15 £1099.00
07/01/2021 19/01/2021 15 £1099.00
14/01/2021 26/01/2021 15 £1099.00
28/01/2021 09/02/2021 15 £1099.00

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