The Great Indian Train Traverse Tailor-made

India

The Great Indian Train Traverse Tailor-made

Discover the beauty of the mighty Himalayas catching a glimpse of some of the world’s highest peaks. Chug leisurely up to the delightful Darjeeling Hill Station aboard the charming Toy Train. Visit ancient Buddhist Monasteries hidden deep in the mountains. Later at Kaziranga National Park go on safari to see the irascible one-horned Indian rhinos, wild elephants & rich bird life.

15 days from £3,339.00 per person
Kolkata - Darjeeling - Varanasi - Agra - Shimla - Delhi

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Day 1: To Kolkata

Fly Heathrow to Kolkata via Dubai on Emirates Airlines flight.

Day 2: Kolkata

Arrive Kolkata early in the morning. Afternoon sightseeing includes the Jain Temple, Victoria Memorial, Kali Temple and Mother Teresa’s Orphanage. Overnight at Hotel Kenilworth. B

Accommodation: Kenilworth Hotel

Day 3: On board Train to New Jaipaiguri

Dawn visit to the colourful flower market. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening board the train to New Jalpaiguri. Overnight train in 1st a/c sleeper. B

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Day 4: To Darjeeling

Arrive New Jalpaiguri in the morning. Change for the delightful Toy Train to Darjeeling, which slowly weaves its way up the mountain sides amidst glorious scenery. Two nights at the Hotel Windamere. B, D

Day 5: Darjeeling

Dawn visit to the Tiger Hill to view Mount Kanchenjunga and the peak of the Mount Everest - on a clear day! Also see the Ghoom Monastery, where the 15 foot statue of the Maitreya Buddha is enshrined. After lunch visit the Botanical Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Tibetan Refugee Centre. B, L, D

Day 6: On board Train To Varanasi

Morning drive to New Jalpaiguri station to board Rajdhani Express to Mughalsarai station. Overnight in 1st a/c sleeper on train. B

Day 7: Varanasi

Arrive Mughalsarai station early in the morning. Morning at leisure. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon, see the beautiful Buddhist Stupas and the interesting Museum. Evening cycle rickshaw ride to the Ghats to see the moving religious ceremony. Two nights at Taj Ganges. B

Day 8: On board Train to Agra

Dawn boat ride on the Holy River Ganges to watch the religious rituals performed by the devout. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening transfer to railway station to board train to Tundla. Overnight in 1st a/c sleeper. B

Day 9: Agra

Arrive Tundla station in the morning. Drive to Agra. Afternoon sightseeing of the city includes the majestic Agra Fort- a World Heritage site, created by successive Mughal Emperors. The Fort is a statement of their power and majesty. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. Overnight Tajview. B

Day 10: On board Train to Kalka

Breath-taking sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun slowly caress the white marble, awakening the day and distant memories. Afternoon transfer to the railway station to board train to Kalka. Overnight in 1st a/c sleeper. B

Day 11: To Shimla

Arrive Kalka early in the morning. Change for Toy Train to Shimla. Relax and enjoy the stunning views as the little train chuffs and puffs up the winding track. Two nights at the Oberoi Cecil. B

Accommodation: Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Day 12: Shimla

Morning sightseeing includes Viceroy’s Lodge and highlights of the Mall including the Gaiety Theatre and Christ’s Church. Afternoon at leisure. B

Day 13: To Delhi

Morning at leisure. Afternoon drive down to Kalka station to board the Shatabdi express train to Delhi. Two nights at Shangri-La's Eros Hotel. B

Accommodation: Shangri-La’s Eros

Day 14: Delhi

Full day Delhi sightseeing includes the Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk bazaar, India Gate, Humayan’s Tomb and the Qutab Minar. B

Day 15: To Heathrow

Morning transfer to the airport for Emirates Airlines flight via Dubai to London.

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Prices

Price per person (Double/Twin share)
£3,339.00
Cost includes:
  • International flights in economy class.
  • Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
  • Daily breakfast throughout. Darjeeling on full board.
  • Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing
  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Full ATOL Bonding.
Cost does not include:
  • Visa Fee.
  • Any optional Excursions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.

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