North-East India & Darjeeling by Rail

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Trip Facts

Destination: India
Duration: 13 Days
Trip Start: Kolkata
Trip End: Delhi
Activity: Sightseeing & Tour
Max Elevation: 4000 Meters
Best Season: Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Trip Grade: Moderate Trip Grade Moderate
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge

North-East India & Darjeeling by Rail

North East India & Darjeeling tour covers most of the beautiful places of North East India. Your journey starts by the low land rising up to the Himalayans passing through the tea garden, visiting the beautiful local people, explore one of the ancient religious site of the world, Varanasi.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kolkata,

Day 02: Jalpāiguri,

Day 03: Kalimpong,

Day 04: Gangtok,

Day 05: Gangtok,

Day 06: Darjeeling,

Day 07: Darjeeling,

Day 08: Varanasi,

Day 09: Varanasi,

Day 10: Varanasi,

Day 11: Lucknow,

Day 12: Delhi or Nepal,

Day 13: Delhi.


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.

Includes / Excludes

  • Hotels/guesthouses (10 nights), sleeper train (2 nights),
    Train (seats), train (beds), toy train, private van, walking,
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner,
  • Victoria Memorial visit,
  • Ganges ferry ride,
  • Deolo Hill visit (Kalimpong),
  • Local lunch (Darjeeling),
  • Gangtok orientation tour,
  • Rumtek Monastery day trip,
  • Darjeeling orientation tour,
  • Tiger Hill sunrise visit,
  • Tea estate visit,
  • Mahakal Temple visit,
  • Peace Pagoda visit,
  • Toy train to Kurseong,
  • Evening ghats visit (Varanasi),
  • Sunrise boat trip on the Ganges,
  • Lucknow orientation tour,
  • Bara Imambara visit,
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • All local and Govt. TAX.
  • Insurance that covers Trekking/Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuations,
  • International airfares,
  • Tips for the trekking staffs and driver,
  • Alcoholic drinks,
  • Personal expenses: shopping, shower, laundry, trekking equipment, SIM Card etc.
  • India Visa,
  • Cost raised by unpredictable cancellation, natural calamities, political situation, illness etc.
  • Others expenses which are not mentioned above in INCLUDES section.

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