Northeast India & Darjeeling By Rail

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: AHDR

From: £806.65

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 Calcutta

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Calcutta/Jalpāiguri

Visit the Victoria Memorial, New Market and take a ferry on the Ganges. In the evening, board an overnight New Jalpaiguri Kamrup Express train to New Jalpaiguri.

Day 3 Jalpāiguri/Kalimpong

Arrive at New Jalpaiguri and continue by van to Kalimpong. Take in views of the mountainous scenery with a stop at Deolo Hill.

Day 4 Kalimpong/Gangtok

Continue by private van to Gangtok and take an orientation tour of the town.

Day 5 Gangtok

Enjoy a day trip to Rumtek Monastery.

Day 6 Gangtok/Darjeeling

Head to Darjeeling by private van and take an orientation tour of the town.

Day 7 Darjeeling (1L)

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 and a cooking demonstration at a local, family-run restaurant.

Day 8 Darjeeling to Varanasi

Drive to Siliguri to catch an overnight sleeper train to Mughal Sarai.

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.

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. 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
24/09/2018 06/10/2018 9 £806.65
11/10/2018 23/10/2018 5 £1029.00
15/10/2018 27/10/2018 6 £1029.00
22/10/2018 03/11/2018 0 £1029.00
05/11/2018 17/11/2018 9 £934.15
08/11/2018 20/11/2018 0 £1099.00
15/11/2018 27/11/2018 8 £1099.00
19/11/2018 01/12/2018 0 £1099.00
26/11/2018 08/12/2018 10 £1099.00
13/12/2018 25/12/2018 6 £1099.00
24/12/2018 05/01/2019 15 £1099.00
07/01/2019 19/01/2019 12 £1099.00
14/01/2019 26/01/2019 15 £1099.00
21/01/2019 02/02/2019 8 £1099.00
04/02/2019 16/02/2019 12 £1099.00
11/02/2019 23/02/2019 10 £1099.00
18/02/2019 02/03/2019 13 £1099.00
04/03/2019 16/03/2019 14 £1099.00
11/03/2019 23/03/2019 13 £1099.00
14/03/2019 26/03/2019 8 £1099.00
01/04/2019 13/04/2019 15 £1029.00
11/04/2019 23/04/2019 14 £1029.00
15/04/2019 27/04/2019 13 £1029.00
02/05/2019 14/05/2019 15 £1029.00
09/05/2019 21/05/2019 15 £1029.00
23/05/2019 04/06/2019 15 £1029.00
13/06/2019 25/06/2019 15 £949.00
02/09/2019 14/09/2019 15 £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 15 £1029.00
04/11/2019 16/11/2019 15 £1099.00
14/11/2019 26/11/2019 15 £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 15 £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

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