Kolkata Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to the start of your voyage of discovery through 'Incredible India'! You will be met at Delhi International Airport by our friendly local team and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore or relax as you like.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi - Agra

This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We’ll then drive to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital. Arriving, we visit Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind it’s fortified walls. During its history it has been a palace, a fort and a prison! This evening we enjoy a guided visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal as well as free time to take in the gorgeous sunset.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 3: Agra - Jaipur

En route on our drive to Agra, enjoy a visit to the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Arriving into Jaipur in the afternoon enjoy some downtime at your hotel.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 4: Jaipur

This morning we take a stately elephant ride to the 15th Century Amber Fort, after which enjoy a city tour of the City Palace, followed by a visit to the Jantar Mantar space observatory. Also we won't miss the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) with its incredible façade of balconies.

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 5: Jaipur - Darjeeling

Morning transfer to the airport in Jaipur for your flight to Siliguri (Via Deli -08:35 JAI – 14:30 IXB) Arriving into Siliguri at 14:30 our driver awaits to transfer you through spectacular Himalayan scenery to Darjeeling.

Durga idol

Day 6: Darjeeling

Enjoy a drive to Tiger Hill to witness sunrise over the snowy peaks of Kanchenjunga; followed by a visit to Ghoom Gompa (monastery) using the famous Toy Train. Later enjoy sightseeing back in town and a visit to a real tea estate.

Jain Temple

Day 7: Darjeeling - Kolkata

Today is free for you to explore Darjeeling your way. See some Buddhist monasteries or visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, a training school for mountain climbers. Its museum features memorabilia from the first ascent of Everest. It is also worthwhile taking a stroll through town. Owing to Darjeeling’s proximity to Tibet, the town also has a Tibetan Refugee Centre comprising care for the young and old and craft workshops that produce carpets, leather work and other Tibetan curios, hunt for a bargain or simply go trekking!

Kolkata street

Day 8: Kolkata

Later this morning, the journey continues to New Jalpaiguri, from where you board the Darjeeling Mail train to Kolkata. In air-conditioned first class sleepers, travel in style.

The toy train

Day 9: Kolkata

On arrival, enjoy a transfer to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the city at your own leisure.

Darjeeling tea plantation

Day 10: Kolkata - Mumbai

Spend the day exploring the city at your own leisure. This evening you fly to Mumbai. Arriving here a transfer to your hotel awaits.

Kolkata view

Day 11: Mumbai

Today we embark on a glittering city tour with a morning visit to the Prince of Wales museum and the Mani Bhawan Jain temple. After, a car and driver is at your disposal to take you around Caloba and stop as much as you like until 8 PM.

Day 12: Mumbai - Pune

This morning early you will be taken to the station for the express train to Pune(4 hours). Arriving here, you meet our local driver whom will be with you for today and tomorrow. He will drive you to Daund (2 hours) arriving here check into your hotel and enjoy time at your leisure the driver can take you anywhere you wish within city limits. (OVERNIGHT IN DAUND AT A SIMPLE GUESTHOUSE)

Crawford market architecture

Day 13: Pune - Mumbai

Enjoy a day in Daund, your driver will take you anywhere within city limits. Later in the afternoon you drive to Pune station for the express train back to Mumbai. Arriving here we take you to your hotel. (Arrival Mumbai Late PM)

Gateway to India

Day 14: Mumbai

Sadly it is the end of your journey, we will transfer you to Mumbai Airport in time for your flight home.

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