Northeast India & Darjeeling by Rail

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
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  • Starts Kolkata, India
  • Ends New Delhi , India
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Savour a local lunch in Darjeeling.
  • Ride a World Heritagelisted toy train.
  • Watch the sunrise on the Ganges.
  • Experience the bustle of Delhi.
The Northeast India & Darjeeling by Rail tour starts in Kolkata and ends in New Delhi. The Northeast India & Darjeeling by Rail is a train tour that takes 13 days taking you from Kolkata to New Delhi and through other destinations in India.

Anybody can view the sights of India by foot or bus — but you’re not just anybody. Instead, get off the beaten path and see India in a very untypical way — by train. Over two weeks, you’ll head north into Sikkim and Darjeeling via vans and local trains (including the famous toy trains in Darjeeling), giving you an up close and personal experience with authentic India. There’ll be plenty of palaces and forts to spot both on the train and off, and you’ll still get all the social elements of travelling with a group. Add in local meals and a large helping of culture, and this is a trip that’ll stay with you for a long time.
Customer reviews about G Adventures
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 86 reviews
Review for another G Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From British
  • On Jun 23 2019
“Mary, the CEO was great! She took very good care of us and kept the group together. Met some great people on the tour. Visited few communities on one of the days and it is great to see the local tradition as well as what G adventures are doing to help these communities. My trip also included the Lares trek which was guided by Jean Pierre who is a legend and his co assistant, Marco who was very friendly and helpful. They both made this trek memorable.”
Review for another G Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From British
  • On Aug 07 2019
“We covered so much! Saw lots of wildlife, fantastic nature, delicious food. The CEO was ace!”
CHRISTINA's review for another G Adventures tour
4 - Very Good
  • CHRISTINA
  • From Greek
  • On Sep 05 2019
“the tour is very nice but more activities could be included, such as hiking, diving etc. It would be nice if they added some extra days to visit Greenland which is very close. There was a lot of driving. The hotels were impressively good. Iceland is expensive and more meals could alos be included. The tour guide was good and gave insight to the local living.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kolkata
  • Day 2: Kolkata/Jalpāiguri
  • Day 3: Jalpāiguri/Darjeeling
  • Day 4: Darjeeling
  • Day 5: Darjeeling/Gangtok
  • Day 6: Gangtok
  • Day 7: Gangtok/Kalimpong
  • Day 8: Kalimpong to New Jalpaiguri
  • Day 9: Mughal Sarāi/Varanasi
  • Day 10: Varanasi
  • Day 11: Varanasi/Lucknow
  • Day 12: Lucknow/Delhi
  • Day 13: Delhi
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Hotels/guesthouses (10 nts), sleeper train (2 nts).
Meals
  • 1 dinner
    Note: Allow USD300-390 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Train (seats), train (beds), toy train, private van, walking.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Victoria Memorial visit
  • Visit Mother Teresa's House
  • Tiger Hill sunrise visit
  • Tea estate visit
  • Mahakal Temple visit
  • Peace Pagoda visit
  • Toy train ride
  • Local lunch
  • Rumtek Monastery day trip
  • Deolo Hill visit
  • Evening ghats visit
  • Sunrise boat trip on the Ganges
  • Bara Imambara visit
  • Orientation walks in Darjeeling, Gangtok, and Kalimpong
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Kolkata and from New Delhi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Northeast India & Darjeeling by Rail tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure.

Travel Insurance

Northeast India & Darjeeling by Rail tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Northeast India & Darjeeling by Rail tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : RailGet closer to the big cities, isolated communities, and stunning landscapes of the world's greatest destinations via train-based adventures on iconic rail routes.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - AverageSome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Northeast India & Darjeeling by Rail tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
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