Day 01: Kolkata,
Arrive at any time.
Day 02: Kolkata/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 03: 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 04: Kalimpong, Gangtok,
Continue by private van to Gangtok and take an orientation tour of the town.
Day 05: Gangtok,
Enjoy a day trip to Rumtek Monastery.
Day 06: Gangtok/Darjeeling,
Head to Darjeeling by private van and take an orientation tour of the town.
Day 07: 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 and a cooking demonstration at a local, family-run restaurant.
Day 08: Darjeeling to Varanasi,
Drive to Siliguri to catch an overnight sleeper train to Mughal Sarai.
Day 09: 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,
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.