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AHGR - Kolkata to Goa by Rail

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 the perfect destination. Come aboard and explore it.

Inclusions

Victoria Memorial visit
Ganges ferry ride
Tiger Hill sunrise visit
Tea estate visit (Darjeeling)
Mahakal Temple visit
Peace Pagoda visit
Toy train ride (Darjeeling)
Local lunch (Darjeeling)
Rumtek Monastery day trip
Deolo Hill visit (Kalimpong)
Evening ghats visit (Varanasi)
Sunrise boat trip on the Ganges
Bara Imambara visit
Orientation walks in Darjeeling, Gangtok, and Kalimpong
Taj Mahal visit (Agra)
Agra Fort visit
Jaipur orientation walk
Amber Fort visit
Udaipur orientation walk
Jagdish Temple and City Palace visit
Rajasthani cultural show
Bundi Fort and stepwells visit
Colaba area walking tour (Mumbai)
Gateway of India visit
Beach time in Goa
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
24
Price From
AUD $2,609
Start Location
Kolkata, India
End Location
Goa, India
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Rail
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
04 Mar 201927 Mar 20199AUD $2,864
11 Mar 201903 Apr 20196AUD $2,864
01 Apr 201924 Apr 20197AUD $2,668
15 Apr 201908 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,609 
02 Sep 201925 Sep 201913AUD $2,609
09 Sep 201902 Oct 201913AUD $2,609
23 Sep 201916 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,609 
21 Oct 201913 Nov 20199AUD $2,717
04 Nov 201927 Nov 201912AUD $3,032
25 Nov 201918 Dec 201915AUD $3,032
13 Jan 202005 Feb 202013AUD $3,249
03 Feb 202026 Feb 202015AUD $3,369
10 Feb 202004 Mar 202011AUD $3,369
17 Feb 202011 Mar 202015AUD $3,369
24 Feb 202018 Mar 202015AUD $3,369
02 Mar 202025 Mar 202015AUD $3,369
09 Mar 202001 Apr 202015AUD $3,369
16 Mar 202008 Apr 202015AUD $3,369
23 Mar 202015 Apr 202015AUD $3,369
15 Jun 202008 Jul 202015AUD $2,899
07 Sep 202030 Sep 202015AUD $2,899
05 Oct 202028 Oct 202015AUD $3,019
26 Oct 202018 Nov 202015AUD $3,019
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Kolkata
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Kolkata/Jalpaiguri
Visit the Victoria Memorial and explore Mother Teresa's House. Enjoy free time later and opt to explore the Indian Museum. In the evening, board an overnight New Jalpaiguri Kamrup Express train to New Jalpaiguri.
Day 3 - Jalpaiguri/Darjeeling
Arrive at New Jalpaiguri and continue onwards by van to Darjeeling. Take an orientation tour of the town before enjoying free time with the rest of the evening.
Day 4 - 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.
Day 5 - Darjeeling/Gangtok
Continue by private van to Gangtok and take an orientation tour of the town. Take in the stunning scenery of the Himalayas surrounding this quaint town.
Day 6 - Gangtok
Start the day with an orientation walk, then enjoy a free day to explore this scenic town.
Day 7 - Gangtok/Kalimpong
Continue by private vehicle to Kalimpong. Stop along the way at Rumtek Monastery. Embark on an orientation walk of the town of Kalimpong then enjoy the rest of the day to explore at leisure.
Day 8 - Darjeeling to Varanasi
Drive to New Jalpaiguri Station with a stop en route at Deolo Hills to take in views of the mountainous scenery. Catch the overnight train to Varanasi.
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 and watch the prayer sessions.
Day 10 - Varanasi
Take a sunrise boat trip on the Ganges. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Sarnath and the city of Varanasi.
Day 11 - Varanasi/Lucknow
Take a morning Varanasi-Lucknow Intercity train. In the afternoon, visit the Bara Imambara.
Day 22 - Mumbai/Goa
Catch a morning flight to beautiful Goa. Spend free time relaxing on the beach or exploring the city's monuments.
Day 21 - 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.
Day 20 - Bundi/Mumbai
Explore Bundi with some free time before an overnight trip on the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train, with dinner on board.
Day 19 - Udaipur/Bundi
Take a train to Bundi to explore the fort and stepwells.
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.
Day 12 - Lucknow/Delhi
Spend most of the day exploring Lucknow. Opt to explore The Residency and be immersed in colonial era history. In the afternoon, board the Swarna Shatabdi Express train to Delhi, with dinner provided on board. Enjoy the night in the bustle of Delhi.
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.
Day 15 - Agra/Jaipur
Hop on a Shatabdi Express train in the evening to Jaipur.
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.
Day 13 - Delhi
Enjoy a free day in Delhi.
Day 23 - Goa
Enjoy a free day in Goa.
Day 17 - Jaipur/Udaipur
In the morning board a train and soak in the passing scenery en route to Udaipur. Arrive in the evening with free time to explore the city.
Day 24 - Goa
Depart at any time.