Multi-Day Tour

Kolkata to Goa by Rail (24 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Calcutta, India To Goa, India

Valid for Departures: 07 May 2018 - 25 Nov 2019

Kolkata to Goa by Rail (24 days)

Day 3

Jalpaiguri/Kalimpong, ???????

Day 4

Kalimpong, ???????/Gangtok

Day 5

Gangtok

Day 6

Gangtok/Darjeeling

Day 8

Darjeeling to Varanasi

Day 9

Mughal Sarai/Varanasi

Day 21

Bundi

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Calcutta, India
None None
Day 1 Calcutta: Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Calcutta, India
None None
Day 2 Calcutta/Jalpaiguri: Visit the Victoria Memorial, New Market and take a ferry on the Ganges. In the evening, board an overnight New Jalpaiguri Kamrup Express train to New Jalpaiguri. Included Activities: Victoria Memorial Visit Ganges Ferry Ride Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 3
Jalpaiguri/Kalimpong, ???????
None None
Day 3 Jalpaiguri/Kalimpong: Arrive at New Jalpaiguri and continue by van to Kalimpong. Take in views of the mountainous scenery with a stop at Deolo Hill. Included Activities: Deolo Hill Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4
Kalimpong, ???????/Gangtok
None None
Day 4 Kalimpong/Gangtok: Continue by private van to Gangtok and take an orientation tour of the town. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
TBD
None None
Day 5 Gangtok: Enjoy a day trip to Rumtek Monastery. Included Activities: Rumtek Monastery Visit Transport: Travel roughly 24km to the monastery and back. Private Vehicle
Day 6
TBD
None None
Day 6 Gangtok/Darjeeling: Head to Darjeeling by private van and take an orientation tour of the town. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7
Darjeeling, India
None Lunch
Day 7 Darjeeling: Watch the sunrise at Tiger Hill, visit a tea estate and explore the Mahakal Temple. Later, travel the World Heritage-listed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway on a vintage steam engine train. Continue with a visit to the Peace Pagoda and a cooking demonstration at a local, family-run restaurant. Additional Notes: Please note that occasionally the cooking demonstration may be moved to Varanasi to better suit the day's schedule. Included Activities: Tiger Hill Sunrise Visit Tea Estate Visit Mahakal Temple Visit Peace Pagoda Visit Transport: Toy train
Day 8
Darjeeling to Varanasi
None None
Day 8 Darjeeling to Varanasi: Drive to Siliguri to catch an overnight sleeper train to Mughal Sarai. Transport: Private Vehicle Enjoy an air-conditioned train with linens provided. Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 9
Mughal Sarai/Varanasi
None None
Day 9 Mughal Sarai/Varanasi: Arrive to Mughal Sarai in the morning and continue by van to Varanasi. Enjoy an evening visit to the ghats. Included Activities: Ghats Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 10
Varanasi, India
None None
Day 10 Varanasi: Take a sunrise boat trip on the Ganges. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Sarnath and the city of Varanasi. Included Activities: Morning Ganges Boat Tour
Day 11
Varanasi, India
None None
Day 11 Varanasi/Lucknow: Take a morning Varanasi-Lucknow Intercity train. In the afternoon, visit the Bara Imambara. Included Activities: Bara Imambara Visit Transport: Train
Day 12
Lucknow, India
None None
Day 12 Lucknow/Delhi (1D): Spend most of the day exploring Lucknow. In the afternoon, board the Swarna Shatabdi Express train to Delhi, with dinner provided on board. Enjoy the night in the bustle of Delhi. Transport: Train
Day 13
Delhi, India
None None
Day 13 Delhi: Enjoy a free day in Delhi.
Day 14
Delhi, India
None Breakfast
Day 14 Delhi/Agra: Take the Shatabdi Express train to Agra, with breakfast served on board. Enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Time permitting, opt to visit the Baby Taj. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Guided Tour Agra Fort Guided Tour Transport: Train
Day 15
Agra, India
None None
Day 15 Agra/Jaipur: Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur. Transport: Train
Day 16
Jaipur, India
None None
Day 16 Jaipur: Take an orientation walk around town. Take a photo of the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and visit the Amber Fort. Walk around the Old City and markets and opt to visit the City Palace. With free time, choose to visit local artisans in a nearby village, wander the Jantar Mantar, or check out a Bollywood film at the spectacular Art Deco film house, the Raj Mandir. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Amber Fort Visit
Day 17
Jaipur, India
None None
Day 17 Jaipur: Enjoy free time to explore Jaipur before boarding an overnight train to Udaipur. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 18
Udaipur, India
None None
Day 18 Udaipur: Enjoy an orientation walk, including a visit to the Jagdish Temple and the City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India. Attend a Rajasthani cultural show on Gangaur Ghat. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Jagdish Temple Visit City Palace Visit Rajasthani Cultural Show
Day 19
Udaipur, India
None None
Day 19 Udaipur: With free time in Udaipur, opt to check out the many beautiful lakes, take a boat ride, visit the Monsoon Palace for some excellent views, or take an Indian cooking class.
Day 20
Udaipur, India
None None
Day 20 Udaipur/Bundi: Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells. Included Activities: Bundi Fort and Stepwells Visit Transport: Train
Day 21
Bundi
None None
Day 21 Bundi (1D): Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board. Transport: Train Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 22
Mumbai, India
None None
Day 22 Mumbai: Arrive in the morning in bustling Mumbai, home to 20 million people. Take a walking tour of the Colaba area and see the Gateway of India. Included Activities: Colaba Walking Tour Gateway of India Visit
Day 23
Mumbai, India
None None
Day 23 Mumbai/Goa: Opt to visit the many Portuguese-built monuments, wander around the churches of Old Goa (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), or discover Panjim, the capital of the state. Don't forget to indulge in Goan cuisine. Transport: Plane
Day 24
Goa, India
None None
Day 24 Goa: Depart at any time.

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This trip is a cornerstone of our Rail offerings, and for good reason. Hop aboard and get just as much of an Indian education and adventure as you would with a traditional tour, but with a unique look at the country via rail. From touring the Taj Mahal to enjoying a local lunch in Kalimpong to visiting the seaside town of Goa, this train trip hits many of India’s highlights with plenty of time to disembark and get to know your surroundings. If you need an escape from the everyday, India is th...

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