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India - Culinary Tour of Kolkata & Darjeeling in India - Greaves India (9 days)

Greaves Tours LLC India

Delhi, India To Mumbai, India

Valid for Departures Now Through: 10 Sep 2019


Day 1
Delhi, India
The Oberoi, Gurgaon None


Arrive Delhi International Airport Terminal 03

On arrival, transfer to The Oberoi Hotel in Gurgaon (Deluxe Room – Reserved from 1400 hours of this day)

Day 2
Kolkata, India
Delhi, India
The Oberoi Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room) Breakfast


Morning transfer to Delhi Airport Terminal 03 to board Jet Konnect flight

Flight 9W 7105 for Delhi – Kolkata (0935 / 1120)

On arrival, transfer to The Oberoi Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kolkata 

Late afternoon visit Flurys Tea Room on Park Street a legendary Tea room for a fine cup of tea, followed by a visit to a local sweet shop for tasting local Bengali specialties

Day 3
Kolkata, India
The Oberoi Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Morning exclusive heritage walking tour around Dalhousie Square

Lunch at Baan Thai restaurant at the hotel for an authentic taste of Thai cuisine

In the evening enjoy sunset cruise on River Hooghly visiting Belur Math & Dakshineswar Kali Temple

2000 hours: Transfer to Peerless hotel for dinner at Aaheli restaurant known for Bengali cuisine

Day 4
Glenburn, India
Kolkata, India
Glenburn Tea Estate (Suite) Breakfast


Morning transfer to Kolkata Airport to board Jet Airways flight

Flight 9W 711 for Kolkata – Bagdogra (1130 / 1350)

On arrival, transfer by road to Glenburn (approximately 04 hours drive) and check-in at Glenburn Tea Estate (Suite)

Rest of the day at leisure

Day 5
Glenburn, India
Glenburn Tea Estate (Suite) Breakfast


Morning – The Tea Experience – The tour starts with an audio-visual presentation on the history of Glenburn, and a brief overview of how tea is grown, manufactured and tasted

Rest of the day at leisure

Day 6
Glenburn, India
Darjeeling, India
Glenburn Tea Estate (Suite) Breakfast, Lunch


Morning transfer to Darjeeling Railway Station to board toy train

Toy Train for Darjeeling – Ghoom (1025 / 1125)

Lunch at Glenary’s a local restaurant

Afternoon visit Ghoom Monastery, Botanical Gardens and the Himalayan Mountaineering institute

Day 7
Mumbai, India
Glenburn, India
ITC Maratha Hotel (Executive Club Room) Breakfast


Transfer by road to Bagdogra Airport to board Jet Konnect flight

Flight 9W 7082 for Bagdogra – Kolkata (1155 / 1255)

On arrival, further connect with Jet Airways flight

Flight 9W 624 for Kolkata – Mumbai (1530 / 1830)

On arrival, transfer to ITC Maratha Hotel (Executive Club Room)

Day 8
Nasik, India
Mumbai, India
The Gateway Hotel Ambad (Superior Room) Breakfast


Morning transfer by road to Nasik

On arrival, check-in at The Gateway Hotel Ambad (Superior Room)

Afternoon visit wine yard followed by wine tasting

Day 9
Mumbai, India
Nasik, India
ITC Maratha Hotel (Executive Club Day Use Room) Breakfast


Morning transfer by road to Mumbai

On arrival, check-in at the ITC Maratha Hotel (Executive Club Day Use Room)

Room reserved until 2200 hours

Later transfer to Mumbai International Airport to board your flight for your onward destination

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Culinary Tour of Kolkata & Darjeeling

About Us

Complex and dazzling, the Indian subcontinent is a place where destination knowledge is paramount. With our help, travelling will be effortless and exciting. Greaves provides expert advice, tailor made itineraries and on-the-ground support. Greaves Travel employ a large network of dedicated tour specialists all of whom have extensive knowledge of the land, culture and language. Each itinerary is meticulously planned incorporating enchanting hotels and luxurious travel to ensure the discerning individual the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the excitement, splendour and magic that is the fascinating Subcontinent.

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Terms & Conditions

Deposit Policy: Deposit payable at the time of booking is 25% of the Tour Cost. Domestic Airfare which may not be refundable, is due in conjunction with the deposit at the time you sign and submit the booking form. If the reservation is made within 90 days of departure the full amount is due.

Final Payment Policy: Balance of the tour price is due 90 days before departure. If a booking is made within 90 days of travel, full payment of the tour is required at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy For Land Tours:

Should it become necessary to cancel your itinerary at any time after it has been confirmed, the following cancellation fees will apply.

  • 90 days before travel: Total cost of deposit and domestic airfare
  • 60-89 days: 50% cancellation fees
  • 45-59 days: 75% cancellation fees
  • 01-44 days: 100% cancellation fees

Special cancellation terms may apply during festive periods.

Please note: Due to advanced deposit conditions imposed by some hotels, airlines, wildlife resorts and services, we may require a higher non-refundable deposit on certain itineraries. Special cancellation terms and fees may also apply. Our staff will inform you at the time of booking.

We cannot make sightseeing or transportation reservations without arranging the services of our representatives and hotel bookings.

Visas and Travelers Insurance: It is the passengers own responsibility to obtain travelers insurance, visa/permits and other documentation required for travel. For Bhutan, Greaves obtains the travel permit for our clients. Travel insurance is highly recommended for travelers.

Payment Options: We accept American Express, Master Card, VISA, travel agency checks and wire transfers. Payments are processed within the United States in US dollars.

Prices: All prices quoted at time of proposal are subject to change until time of booking. A final tour price is given at the time of confirmation of the booking of hotels and travel services. Individual and itemized contract rates are not disclosed.

Inclusions & Exclusions: Services included and excluded vary from tour to tour, and will be advised at the initial proposal itinerary and throughout the booking process.

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By: Debby

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2014

very attentive and always following up and there for every part of the multiple part trip. Excellent accomodations and service 
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham
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By: liliherz

Reviewed on: 16 May 2014

In sum,they work with the over 60 crowd & my trip fell short on many, many levels wasting not only money but my time.  Traveling 7-9 hrs by car to sight see for 3 hrs at the destination, in total, & spending 2 nights there!  As explained to me by the local contact, "we provide you with time to relax & enjoy the hotel."  1) if the hotels were nice/clean/decent I wouldn't mind relaxing after a long, hard day of touring, exploring. I did not travel around the world to relax in a hotel.  I don't understand how this company stays in business & has won the awards it claims.  I enjoyed 1/2 the guides.Luckily the driver was great since I spent most of my time with him.  To sum it up, I was highly suspicious of the itinerary pre-departure, and they were confirmed during my travels with unsolicited comments on it by various hotel staff and other locals who reviewed it.  Awful, just awful. Will be contacting AMEX-platinum member, to see what I can do.
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Excellent trip planner

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2016

Lena planned our family trip to India on the Mumbai Express. When health issues forced my husband and I to cancel our trip, Lena got all the documents together for me to submit to our insurance company. Our son and daughter in law did take the trip and they loved it! Lena even called the tour operator to get them upgraded to our suite. Lena took it upon herself to call the airline and get our non-refundable tickets refunded! To me an excellent travel agent can not only create the perfect trip but will also be there for you when things fall apart.
Travel Advisor:  Lena Brown

Would use again.

By: Snowman

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

They were punctual and very professional. We did not appreciate the side trip to the marble processing shop. This not only took away valuable time in our day but also was left feeling we had to purchase something we had no interest in. That left us with a “sour taste “ . No where in our itinerary was this mentioned.


By: Freddy🛳🕌

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2017

They were amazing. Great buses. Awesome tour guides.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel

India, Nepal & Bhutan

By: Lensing

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

We were very pleased with all aspects of the work done by Greaves. Their onsite representatives were excellent. They were always on time and had quality suggestions. The guides and drivers were very good in all aspects. I would definitely be pleased to suggest to friends that Greaves is high quality.
Travel Advisor:  Laila Smith

India # 2

By: India #2

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

This was the second time we used Greaves. They were very helpful ( Rose, at the Chicago Office ) in helping us obtain our e-visas. We Really liked our driver Das, who stayed with us the whole trip - we would highly recommend him. Two of our guides were just so-so...Our guide in Kochin - was not that interested in going out of his way or showing his " passion " for his hometown. Our guide in Mumbai - was also not great - we thought she made a poor choice selecting a lunch restaurant and seemed to be more worried about herself. However, we had been to Mumbai before so we knew a lot and had free time the next day to do what we wanted. Our guide in the Tea Estates - Matthew was terrific!
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg

India Trip


Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2018

They where fabablous Every thing first class
Travel Advisor:  Karen Upchurch

Sri Lanka

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2018

They picked an excellent driver. The hotels were most superior. It was nice that they connected me during the trip to see if everything well.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

A+++ Outstanding

By: rajaajay

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2019

Greaves was way beyond any expectation I could’ve had for my first trip to India...our guides representatives and drivers were so courteous and always on time. Greaves put a wonderful trip together for my father and I and couldn’t imagine planning another trip without them! We plan on going through Greaves on my next trip to India next year, and will recommend anyone to them without hesitation. Thanks so much for giving us a wonderful experience and look forward to work with them again in the coming months!
Travel Advisor:  Bette Prochaska


By: swt

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

We have used Greaves twice to two very different trips to India. Outstanding Guides and Drivers. The Greaves office in Chicago was very helpful in helping us apply for our visas. They went out of their way to make sure everything had been done correctly. Both trips involved very long ( 6 hour drives at times ) windy or crowded routes. Both trips our drivers were excellent!
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg