Kolkata to Amritsar

enquire now 15 Days From NZD $3,450 pp twinshare
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Why book this trip?

Travel on India’s extensive rail network from buzzing Kolkata in the East to Amritsar’s Golden Temple. On the way we delve into India’s melting pot of religions including Hinduism in Varanasi and Buddhism in Bodh Gaya as well as sailing along the Ganges and riding the iconic toy train to Shimla.

  • Varanasi – Soak up the atmosphere in this sacred Hindu city and see the Ganga Aarti ceremony on the scared Ghats
  • Agra & Delhi – Watch the sunrise over the beautiful Taj Mahal and explore the wonders of Old and New Delhi
  • Amritsar – Experience the captivating atmosphere of the Golden Temple, the sacred heart of the Sikh faith


DAY 1 – Join trip in Kolkata

DAY 2 – Explore the bustling city of Kolkata

DAY 3 – Travel to the Buddhist town of Bodh Gaya, an important pilgrimage site

DAY 4 – See the sacred Bodhi tree, under which Buddha attained enlightenment. Take a train to Varanasi

DAY 5 – Visit Sarnath’s temples and sail on the Ganges

DAY 6 – Free morning before an overnight train to Agra

DAY 7 – Discover Agra’s imposing Red Fort and the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri

DAY 8 – Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Travel to Delhi

DAY 9 – Explore New Delhi and the narrow lanes of the old city

DAY 10 – Travel on the Kalka Shatabdi and Toy Train to Shimla

DAY 11 – Take a walking tour to see Shimla’s Vice Regal Lodge

DAY 12 – Free time to explore the former hill station of Shimla

DAY 13 – Travel to the holy Sikh city of Amritsar

DAY 14 – Visit the Golden Temple and the border with Pakistan

DAY 15 – Trip ends in Amritsar


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