North India and Darjeeling By Rail

India is a land that is bestowed with plenty of tourist attractions and the country present something to every traveler. The visitors can enjoy the beauty of India by walking, traveling in a bus, car or bike. Have you ever experienced the thrill of seeing the sights of India by train? If your answer is No, then, we present you a golden chance to explore India in a very exciting way, by train. Enjoy a trip from north into Sikkim and Darjeeling by means of vans and local trains. The travelers can enjoy toy trains in Darjeeling. Our tour package allows visitors to explore incredible India in a unique and unforgettable manner. Explore beautiful palaces and forts both on the train and off. Be rejuvenated by travelling with a group, enjoy local meals and learn local culture. The good memories of North India and Darjeeling trip by Rail will stay with you forever.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

13 Days
9 Places

Destination Covered

Kolkata, Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Darjeeling, Kurseong, Varanasi, Lucknow, Delhi

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DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 01: Kolkata

The travelers can arrive at any time.

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Our adventure starts tonight. Get ready to explore phenomenal India by rail.  We advise every traveler to be back in time to meet the group. There will be an introduction session. Then, your representative will brief you about the tour.

Day 02: Kolkata - Jalpaiguri

Today, you can visit the Victoria Memorial, New Market and take pleasure in a boat ride on the Ganges. Get on an overnight New Jalpaiguri Kamrup Express train to New Jalpaiguri in the evening.

Overnight train (beds) Kolkata - Jalpaiguri 13h

Relax and take much required rest while traveling to the next stop.

Optional Activities

Victoria Memorial Visit Kolkata 250 INR per person

Travelers can visit the Victoria Memorial and it’s a large marble building in Kolkata. It was built between 1906 and 1921. This Memorial is dedicated to Queen Victoria. The memorial has a lush green lawn in front of it and the gardens of the Victoria Memorial are impressive. The Victoria Memorial combines British and Mughal design, alongside elements of Venetian, Egyptian, Islamic, and other architecture.

New Market Visit Kolkata Free

New Market is a market in Kolkata located on Lindsay Street. Visiting the New Market area allows the visitors to learn about the history of the area. The New Market was built in the 1870s and it was the central retailers of the British epoch.

Ganges Ferry Ride Kolkata 20 INR per person

A ferry ride will let the travelers to travel around the sacred River Ganges.

Day 03: Jalpaiguri - Kalimpong

Today, you will reach New Jalpaiguri and then, move on to Kalimpong by van. Visit the MacFarlane Memorial Church and enjoy the exceptional mountainous vista of Deolo Hill.

Private Vehicle Jalpaiguri - Kalimpong

Sit back and watch the wonderful scenery while travelling in a private vehicle.

Mac Farlane Memorial Church Visit Kalimpong

Visit the beautiful Mac Farlane Memorial Church in Kalimpong. The Church was constructed in 1891 by a Scottish Missionary, William Sutherland with the aim of helping the poor Tibetan community.

Deolo Hill Visit Kalimpong

Visit Deolo Hills and view outstanding mountain scenery from the highest point in Kalimpong.

Day 04: Kalimpong - Gangtok

Today, move to Gangtok in a private van and make an orientation walk through the town.

Private Vehicle Kalimpong - Gangtok 4h

Sit back and watch the amazing scenery while travelling in a private vehicle.

Orientation Walk 30m -1h

Enjoy an orientation walk with your representative. Your representative will assist you to find supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. We advise you to have an official guided tour for more specific or in-depth information.  

Day 05: Gangtok

Today, enjoy a full day trip to Rumtek Monastery.

Private Vehicle Gangtok - Rumtek Monastery 24km

You have got to travel approximately 24km to get to the monastery.

Rumtek Monastery Visit Rumtek Monastery1h

Visit the Rumtek Monastery and it’s also called as the Dharmachakra Centre. At present, it is the largest monastery in Sikkim. Explore the golden stupa that includes leftovers of the 16th Karmapa.

Day 06: Gangtok - Darjeeling

Today, you can move to Darjeeling by a private van and enjoy an orientation walk of the town.

Private Vehicle Gangtok - Darjeeling 6h-7h

Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery while travelling in a private vehicle.

Orientation Walk 30m - 1h Afternoon

Take an orientation walk with your representative. Your representative will assist you to find supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. We advise you to have an official guided tour for more specific or in-depth information.

Day 07: Darjeeling

Today, you will be able to observe the sunrise at Tiger Hill, visit a tea estate and explore the Mahakal Temple.  Enjoy a trip to the World Heritage-listed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway on a vintage steam engine train. Visit the Peace Pagoda and take part in cooking demonstration at a local, family-run restaurant.

Please note down that the cooking demonstration may be shifted to Varanasi at times in order to better suit the day’s plan.

Tiger Hill Sunrise Visit Darjeeling 1h-2h

Travel to Tiger Hill to watch sunrise. The hill is renowned for its dazzling panoramic vista of Mt Everest and Mt Kangchenjunga. The hill will be suffused in pink light during the sunrise.

Tea Estate Visit Darjeeling 1h-2h

Visit and enjoy the exquisiteness of the Tukvar Tea Estate. It was first planted by the British in 1852. The estate stretches over an area of about 22 kilometers ranging from 1500 feet to 6500 feet in altitude. It produces the well-known Darjeeling tea, also recognized as the champagne of tea.  Drink a cup of tea and enjoy its taste.

Mahakal Temple Visit Darjeeling

Visit the attractive Mahakal Temple which is located on top of a hill. It is a holy site for worshippers of God Shiva. The temple was previously the location of a Buddhist Monastery and now it’s a main site for pilgrims. You can see the Hindu priests and Buddhist monks chanting prayers at the temple.

Toy train Darjeeling - Kurseong

Get on the train and take a seat in this gorgeous narrow-gauge train.

Peace Pagoda Visit Darjeeling1h-2h 6km

Visit the stunning Peace Pagoda. It’s a Buddhist stupa built with direction from a Buddhist monk from Japan. Peace Pagoda is a monument to motivate peace and was intended to unite people of all races and beliefs to promote world peace. 

Day 08: Darjeeling - Mughal Sarai

Today, you can move to Siliguri and catch an overnight sleeper train to Mughal Sarai.

Private Vehicle Darjeeling - Siliguri 2h

Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery while travelling in a private vehicle.

Overnight train (beds) Siliguri - Mughal Sarai 14h

Take pleasure in an air-conditioned train journey.  Linens will be provided.

Day 09: Mughal Sarai - Varanasi

Today, you will reach Mughal Sarai in the morning. Move to Varanasi by van. Take an evening visit to the Ghats.

Private Vehicle Mughal Sarai - Varanasi 1h

Sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery while travelling in a private vehicle.

Ghats Visit Varanasi 1h-3h 8km

Enjoy a walk along the Ghats (waterfront steps) and it will lead you to the sacred River Ganges in Varanasi. The Ghats are utilized for diverse purposes including bathing, for puja (prayer) ceremonies, and others for cremation.

Day 10: Varanasi

Today, you can make a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges. Enjoy some free time afternoon.  Explore Sarnath and the city of Varanasi.

Free Time Varanasi Afternoon

Enjoy some quality time in Varanasi which is known as the Holy City.

Morning Ganges Boat Tour Varanasi 1h

The travelers will get a chance to observe the sunrise from a boat ride through the sacred Ganges River.  You can see Hindu pilgrims from all over the world come here to bath as it allows them to wash away their sins and cremate their nearest and dearest ones.

Day 11: Varanasi - Lucknow

Get on Varanasi-Lucknow Intercity train in the morning. Take a visit to the Bara Imambara in the afternoon.

Train Varanasi - Lucknow 6h Evening

Board on the train, find your seat, and enjoy the travel.

Bara Imambara Visit Lucknow 1h-2h

Visit Bara Imambara and it’s a Shia Muslim holy place situated in Lucknow. The Bara Imambara is identified for its unbelievable maze called Bhulbhulaiya. It’s a great symbol of Mughal architecture and this shrine is worth watching.

Day 12: Lucknow - Delhi

Today, you can explore the splendor of Lucknow. Get on the Swarna Shatabdi Express train to Delhi in the afternoon. Dinner will be provided on the train.

Free Time Lucknow Morning

Go out and travel around the city.

Train Lucknow - Delhi 6h

Board on the train, seize your seat, and enjoy the journey.

Day 13: Delhi

The travelers are allowed to depart at any time.

Do you wish to explore more? Then, you can book our ’Agra Extension’ tour package which includes accommodation, transport, and a guided trip to one of the seven wonders in the world, the Taj Mahal.

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