Monuments, Monasteries & Temples

DAY 1 – KOLKATA - Arrive at Kolkata International airport. You will be met by our representative at the exit point of the airport and transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kolkata.

DAY 2 - TRAIN (B) - Morning involves a half-day guided tour of Kolkata – The City of Joy. You will be visiting various monuments influenced by the British Raj and the imposing Howrah Bridge. In the evening, you will be transferred to the Kolkata railway station, to board the overnight train to New Jalpaiguri.

- On arrival at New Jalpaiguri railway station, you will be met and transferred to Darjeeling,  famous for its tea cultivation. Darjeeling is approximately a three-hour drive away. In the afternoon, visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Zoological Park and the Tibetan Refugee centre. Stay for two nights at a hotel in Darjeeling.

DAY 4 - DARJEELING (B) - Early morning visit to Tiger Hill and Ghoom monastery. Return to the hotel. Use the rest of the day to walk around the city, or if you prefer, you can make a trip on the world famous Heritage Toy Train.

DAY 5 - GANGTOK (B) - Drive to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Stay for two nights at Gangtok.

- Day trip to Phudong & Labrang monasteries. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

DAY 7 - KALIMPONG (B) - Depart from Gangtok and travel to Kalimpong. On the way, stop for a visit at the colourful Rumtek monastery.

DAY 8 - TRAIN (B) – The morning is yours to do as you please in Kalimpong. In the afternoon, make the three hour drive to New Jalpaiguri railway station to board the overnight train to Varanasi.

DAY 9 – VARANASI - On arrival at Mugal Sarai railway station, you will be met and transferred to Varanasi (15kms), one of the holiest cities of India. Stay for two nights here (hotels on the Ganges Ghats depend on availability).

DAY 10 - VARANASI (B) - Go for an early morning boat trip on the Ganges and a walk through the old city. In the afternoon, excursion to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon.

DAY 11 - KHAJURAHO (B) - After breakfast, depart for the Varanasi airport. Board the flight from Varanasi to Khajuraho. On arrival in Khajuraho, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 12 - ORCHHA (B) - This morning go for a half-day guided tour of the temples of Khajuraho. Afternoon drive to Orchha where you will spend the night.

DAY 13 - GWALIOR (B) – Spend the whole day at your own will, exploring the temples of Orchha. In the evening, drive to Gwalior where you will stay overnight.

DAY 14 - AGRA (B) - Morning half-day guided tour of Gwalior with the remainder of the day left your own disposal. You will be transferred from the hotel to Gwalior railway station to take the evening train to Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. Spend the night in Agra at a comfortable hotel.

DAY 15 - DELHI (B) - Early morning visit to Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Afternoon drive straight to Delhi International airport to connect with your outward flight. Tour ends on arrival at the Delhi International airport.

Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation on twin share basis at selected hotels
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Transport by air-conditioned transport with private chauffeur from Day 5 to Day 8, Day 11 to Day 14, and on Day 15. (The vehicle allotted will be based on the number of pax on tour)
  • An English speaking guide will accompany you from Day 5 to Day 8.
  • Evening train Gwalior/Agra travel in AC Chair car.
  • Overnight trains for sectors Kolkata/New Jalpaiguri & New Jalpaiguri/Varanasi will be travel in AC 2-tier or 3-tier depending on availability.
  • Guided tours of Kolkata, Darjeeling, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Gwalior & Agra
  • Early morning Boat trip on the Ganges on Day 10
  • Arrival & departure transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All current applicable taxes

Tour Excludes:

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Services, Meals and Drinks other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees (unless specifically mentioned in the inclusions) and extra charges for camera and video
  • Flight cost for sector Varanasi/Khajuraho which will be purchased on an instant purchase fare basis at the time of the confirmation of the tour. Flight tickets once issued will be non-refundable.
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory for your benefit)

Points to be noted:

  • The trains for the sectors Kolkata/New Jalpaiguri, New Jalpaiguri/Varanasi & Gwalior/Agra operates every day of the week. Booking for these trains open 90 days prior to date of journey.
  • Please ensure that Day 15 is not a Friday as the Taj Mahal is closed on this day.
  • In the hill regions, it is neither advisable to use small vehicles or very large ones. Hence, we will use vehicles such as Toyota Innova or similar vehicle types. A maximum of 4 pax in one vehicle is allowed for comfortable seating.
  • Number of pax allowed on tour: Minimum 2 pax. Maximum pax 12

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