Indian Railway Tour - TJ – IN – EI 02

 12 Days / 11 Nights 

Kolkata - Overnight Standard Train - Darjeeling (Tiger Hills & Toy Train Ride) - Overnight Standard Train - Varanasi (Sarnath) - Overnight Standard Train - Agra (Taj Mahal) - Delhi

Witness the Splendors of India through the eyes of Indian Railway.This Journey takes you from the world of Steam Engines to the world of Modern Electric Trains. During the Journey you can witness Scenic Beauty of Darjeeling along with Varanasi – The city of temples and Taj Mahal in Agra.


Tour Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive Kolkata

Upon arrival in Kolkata International Airport you are met by our Executive and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Afternoon city tour of Kolkata visiting to the Fort William - a fort built on the Eastern banks of theRiver Hooghly by the Britishers and named after King William III of England, St Paul’s Cathedral, Birla Planetarium and the Botanical gardens

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kolkata

Day 02

Kolkata – New Jalpaiguri (By Overnight Train)
Today you are transferred to Kolkata Railway Station to board Overnight Train for New Jalpaiguri

Overnight stay in the Train

Day 03

Arrive New Jalpaiguri – Darjeeling (By Private Vehicle 100 Kms, 3-4 Hrs Drive)

Upon arrival in New Jalpaiguri Railway Station you are met by our Representative and transferred by Private Vehicle for Darjeeling, “Queens of Hills” through forest and Tea Plantations. You are likely to see famous Himalayan Toy Train on this drive as it chugs uphill. Upon arrival in Darjeeling check in to your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Darjeeling

Day 04

Darjeeling
Early Morning drive to Tiger Hills to see Sunrise. On the return journey, Visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Later return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast continue the sightseeing of Darjeeling Visiting the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Himalayan Zoological Park, Observatory Hill, Refugee Self Help center, and view point

Evening walk around town

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Darjeeling

Day 05

Darjeeling
Morning Toy Train Ride (Depends upon the weather conditions) exploring the Darjeeling and Tea Garden tour to witness the manufacturing process of Tea in the Factory

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Darjeeling

Day 06

Darjeeling – New Jalpaiguri (By Private Vehicle 100 Kms, 3-4 Hrs Drive) New Jalpaiguri - Varanasi (By Overnight Train)
Today you leave by Private Vehicle for New Jalpaiguri. Upon arrival in New Jalpaiguri you are transferred to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to board Overnight Train for Varanasi

Overnight stay in the Train

Day 07

Arrive Varanasi
Upon arrival in Varanasi Railway Station you are met by our Representative and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Today morning proceed to the village of Sarnath on the outskirts of town. It was in this Deer Park that the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the Park and Museum.

Sarnath was made centre of Buddhist worship by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. We will visit the Main Shrine and Ashoka’s Pillar. In the ArchaeologicalMuseum we will see the beautifully carved capital from the pillar along with many other priceless Buddhist artifacts

Later we will proceed for a city tour visiting Bharat Mata Temple, Vishweshwara Temple and Benares Hindu University is the largest residential university in Asia

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Varanasi

Day 08

Varanasi – Agra (By Overnight Train)

Varanasi formerly known as Benares is the city where the Hindu followers come and bathe in the sacred waters of the Ganges as it is considered holy and auspicious. Early this morning get ready for a dawn boat ride on the River Ganges. The Ganges is the most sacred river in India. Hindus believe that after taking a bath in the River Ganges their sins get washed away. The Cremations of the dead bodies also takes place here on the banks of the river. After the boat ride walk through the fascinating narrow twisting lanes of the city to watch the performance of various Hindu rituals by the pilgrims.

After the boat trip on the Ganges we return back to the Hotel

Later you are transferred to Varanasi Railway Station to board Overnight Train for Agra, the Mughal City.

Overnight stay in the Train

Day 09

Arrive Agra
Upon arrival in Agra Railway Station you are met by our Representative and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Afternoon proceed for city tour of Agra visiting Agra Fort - built near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument. Agra Fort was also the headquarters for the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Itmad-Ud-Daulah a beautiful tomb built of red sandstone in the memory of architect of the Taj Mahal and Visit to the Local Markets

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Agra

Day 10

Agra – Delhi (By Train)
Very early morning visit the Famous Taj Mahal at Sunrise a fine example of the Mughal Architectural Styles is one of the seven Wonders of the Modern World. Built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal was built in white marble which took 22 Years to build by 20,000 skilled artisans. The Building’s stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking

(Every Friday Taj Mahal is closed)

After viewing Taj Mahal we return to hotel for breakfast

Later you are transferred to Agra Railway Station to board Train for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi Railway Station you are met by our Representative and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi

Day 11

Delhi
Morning full day city tour of New and Old Delhi visiting Qutab Minar - which is the tallest brick minaret in the world, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate – a war memorial which was built to salute the brave Indian soldiers of the British Army who lost their lives in World War 1, Rastrapati Bhawan or the President’s House and the Parliament Street where you can see various government buildings, Raj Ghat the cremation place of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and the Chandni Chowk.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi

Day 12
Leave Delhi
Today you are transferred to Delhi International Airport to board Flight for Onward Journey


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