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It is the 7th largest country in the world with the 2nd largest population – over 1 billion. With a history dating back 5,000 years, India is home to an amazing array of sacred monuments, ancient ruins, and Jain Temples and Buddhist stupas. For thousands of years India has undergone many social and religious invasions and yet is has managed to withstand them all. It is a land where modern technologies coexist harmoniously with the cultures and traditions of the past. This vast country is an extremely rewarding land to explore and offer something for all types of travelers.
Viceroy of India is one of the recent editions to the luxurious trains of India that began its journey from Mumbai and end after reaching Darjeeling. It is the first luxury train to run across the subcontinent from western end to eastern fringes. The Viceroy of India train has been chartered by GW Travel from Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation and the Indian Railways.
The train is available with all the exquisite and luxurious facilities making it all very amazing for you. It also provides you the opportunity to view some of the major attractions and amazing tourist destinations in India. Services on board the train are provided by the world renowned Taj Hotel Group to ensure high quality Cuisine. Ayurvedic Massage, Steam Bath, Gym, Hairdressing, Business Centre, Library and DVD Collection are the other facilities provided in the train.
Indian Viceroy- It is the 7th largest country in the world with the 2nd largest population – over 1 billion. With a history dating back 5,000 years, India is home to an amazing array of sacred monuments, ancient ruins, and Jain Temples and Buddhist stupas. For thousands of years India has undergone many social and religious invasions and yet is has managed to withstand them all. It is a land where modern technologies coexist harmoniously with the cultures and traditions of the past. This vast country is an extremely rewarding land to explore and offers something for all types of travelers.
The Journey Start of This Train on 03rd Day After Arriving at Mumbai (Simply 02Nights Stay in Mumbai @ Taj Mahal Hotel)
Day:-01 (Pick-Up From Arrival Point) Day for Rest & Relaxation. Overnight at Hotel
Day:-02 Mumbai City Tour (“Dhobi Ghats” outdoor laundry, Fort Bombay and India Gate). Lunch in a traditional Khyber restaurant. Afternoon visit to Crawford Market followed by free time to stroll through the markets and bazaar. Welcome reception and dinner at the beautiful Tower restaurant overlooking the city. Overnight at Hotel
Day:-03 (Mumbai) Morning transfer to the Viceroy of India train. Enjoy a welcome reception in the bar car and breakfast. Settle into the beautifully appointed cabins, watching the beautiful scenery as we depart Bombay.
Day:-04 (Jaipur) Morning arrival into Jaipur where we visit the Amber Fort. Afternoon dedicated to the Jantar Mantar observatory, City Palace and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Dinner in the elegant Rambagh Palace Hotel, with a “Royal Procession.” Evening train departure.
Day:-05 (Fatehpur Sikri) Early morning arrival in Bharatpur to visit the Keoladao Ghana Bird Sanctuary. Lunch on the train. Afternoon visit of “ghost city” Fatehpur Sikri, now a World Heritage site
Day:-06 (Agra, Taj Mahal) City tour of Agra including the Taj Mahal and the magnificent Agra Fort, which dominates the skyline.
Day:-07(Rewari Delhi) Morning visit to the Heritage Locomotive depot at Rewari. Late morning arrival into Delhi. Transfer to the National Railway Museum by horse-drawn carriages. Afternoon city tour of Jama Masjid Mosque, The Raj Ghat, Humayuns Tomb and Qutab Minar.
Day:-08 (Delhi) Visit the busy textile markets this morning. Our train leaves Delhi hauled by two steam locomotives. Afternoon and evening on board.
Day:-09 (Varanasi) Early morning arrival into Varanasi, situated on the banks of the Ganges and believed to be one of the holiest places in India. Hindus believe bathing in the Ganges washes away all sin. Private river cruise on the Ganges to view the Pilgrims bathing ritual followed by a walk along the ghats.
Day:-10(Darjeeling) Mid-morning arrival into Siliguri and bid farewell to the Viceroy of India train. Embark on the spectacular journey towards the quintessential hill station of Darjeeling. Transfer either by bus (3-4 hours) or the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) “Toy Train,” which takes 8 hours or more. On the way it passes the most breathtaking scenery and climbs to a height of 7,400 feet at Ghum (the highest station on Indian Railways), where snow covered Mt. Kanchenchunga, (28,000 feet and the world’s third highest mountain) dominates the skyline, before dropping 600 feet to Darjeeling. The ancient locomotives (the oldest built in 1889) climb through zigzags and loops to gain height and the cooler air of India’s most famous Hill Station. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is one of the most well-known hill railways in the world and in 1999 secured UNESCO World Heritage Status. Lunch served on the Darjeeling train before arrival into Darjeeling. Dinner served Darjeeling hotel.
Day:-11 (Darjeeling) Awaken to the breath-taking scenery of Mount Kanchenchunga. Ride the DHR up to Batasia Loop and Ghum, a three-mile journey that climbs 600 feet. The train leaves Darjeeling along the road crossing overloaded buses, trucks and cars and passing within inches of roadside shops, houses and monasteries. Optional helicopter ride to Gangtok, capital of Sikkim, can be arranged.
Day:-12(Darjeeling) Optional early morning trip to Tiger Hill to experience the breathtaking sight of the sun rising over the Himalayas-a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch the sun light up the snow-capped peaks of Kanchenchunga and Everest, situated 200 miles away. Afternoon at leisure.
Day:-13(Darjeeling, Calcutta) Final morning in Darjeeling. Private transfer to Bagdogra airport for one-hour flight to Calcutta. Transfer to Hotel Taj Bengal for two-night stay.
Day:-14(Calcutta) Full day sightseeing Calcutta, the cultural capital of India, including the “Black Hole,” Victoria Memorial, Dalhousie’s Square and South Park Cemetery. Farewell dinner in local restaurant.
Day:-15 (Calcutta) Transfers to airport included.