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Bazar Express India by Train

Day 1

Arrival at Delhi

Arrival at Delhi and meeting with a representative of Lotus India Holidays and transfer  to hotel for your beautiful tour called bazar Express India by Train.
(Overnight)

Day 2

Delhi

The visit of the country’s capital included  Jama Masjid Mosque (the largest in India that can contain over 25,000 worshipers), Gate of India, Presidential Palace and Governments buildings (from outside), the imposing Humayun tomb and Qutub Minar complex.
(Overnight)

Day 3

Delhi - Haridwar

In the early morning, transfer to the railway station to catch the train to Haridwar. The sacred city of Haridwar, where every twelve years the Kumbha Mela ceremony is celebrated. Is studded by temples, ashram and dharamsalas (pilgrims rest houses). To bathe in the Gange’s stream at the Har-ki-Pairi Ghat is the first will of every Hindu pilgrim because in this special place the river can wash away all the sins. Afternoon dedicated to the discovery of the site and its atmosphere, while waiting for the incredible ceremony of the evening aarti.
(Dinner and Overnight)

Day 4

Haridwar - Rishikesh - Jaipur

We leave Haridwar for the visit of Rishikesh (21 km), perfectly located on the banks of the Gange. The town houses many yoga and meditation schools We will wander around the lively streets of the town, crossing the iron suspension bridge of Lakshman Jhula and enjoying the surrounding atmosphere. We will be back in Haridwar in the late afternoon for dinner and transfer to the railway station to catch the night train to Jaipur.

Day 5

Jaipur

Arrival in Jaipur, accommodation in the hotel and transfer to Amber, where we will reach the spectacular Amber Fort in the Aravalli Hills on the back of an elephant. The fort is a stunning sample of Rajput architecture, clinging to a cliff and surrounded by a 9km long perimeter fence. Afterwards, visit of Jaipur, including the Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds) and the astronomical observatory of Jai Singh.
(Dinner and Overnight)

Day 6

Jaipur - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Drive to Agra (260Km – 6h) and visits along the way the Abanheri Chand Baori (stepwell) and the fabulous red sandstone monumental city of Fatehpur Sikri. Arrival in Agra in the evening.
(Dinner and Overnight)

Day 7

Agra

Early in the morning, visit to the Taj Mahal. built with white marble and gems by the mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who designed it to be the mausoleum of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. We will discover then the Red Fort, overlooking the Taj Mahal. where the same emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb until death. Both sites are marvellous, and the Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the wonders of the world. Afterwards we will visit the elegant mausoleum of ltmad-Ud-Daulah, dating back to the 16th century. Free time to wander around the lively shops of Sadar bazaar.
(Dinner and Overnight)

Day 8

Agra - Lucknow

Transfer to the railway station of Tundla to catch the train to Lucknow, arrival, accommodation in hotel and visit to the Bara and Chota lmambara tombs and to the clock tower. A pleasant walk around the streets of the lively bazaar will complete the visit of this interesting town.
(Dinner and Overnight)

Day 9

Lucknow - Varanasi

Early morning transfer to the railway station to catch the Varanasi train. Arrival, accommodation in hotel and, in the late afternoon, visit to Dashashwamedh Ghat to see the Ganga “Aarti”. It is a ceremony during which a flaming light is offered to divinities and it is celebrated at sunset by live priests who move harmoniously and offer to the goddess Ganga incense, camphor, flowers and votive lamps. Thousands of bright lamps are immersed in the sacred waters of the Ganga and offer a divine show in the sunset light.
(Dinner and Overnight)

Day 10

Varanasi - Sarnath - Night Train To Darjeeling

At sunrise, boat excursion on the Ganga, to admire the harmony and complexity of the morning rituals. The town is the most sacred site of the whole India and it is is great attraction for pilgrims and tourists. As it is located on the western bank of the river, the believers think that this place allows the moksha, the liberation from samsara and the suffering involved in being subject to the cycle of death and reincarnation. Varanasi is at its best at sunrise and sunset,when the songs of the pilgrims blow gently in the air and the sacred lamps float in the river’s flood. In the afternoon, excursion to Sarnath (9km), where Buddha first preach his message. Dinner and transfer to the railway station to catch the night train to Darjeeling.

Day 11

New Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling

Arrival in New Jalpaiguri in the late morning, immediate transfer by car to Darjeeling (75 km – 2h), which is located at foot of Himalayan range and bright green tea plantations In the afternoon, visit to the picturesque Bhutia Busty Gompa monastery and to the Tibetan camp.
(Dinner and Overnight at Hotel)

Day 12

Darjeeling - Night Train To Kolkata

Early morning excursion to the Tiger hill, to admire the sunrise on the Kangchenjunga. the third mountain of the world with its 8586m of height; afterwards visit to the monastery of Ghoom (Yigacholing). We will return to Darjeeling with the famous Toy steamer train. Free time to stroll around the local bazaar. In the afternoon, we will proceed by car to New Jalpaiguri where, after dinner, we will catch the night train to Kolkata

Day 13

Arrival In Kolkata

On arrival, accommodation in hotel and visit to the city of joy, including the interesting Victoria Memorial Hall, Saint Paul cathedral. the colonial quarters (BBD Bagh area, once Dalhousie Square), the Old Court House Street and Fort Williams (from outside) and the colourful flower market of Mullik Ghat. from which we will admire the famous Howrah bridge on the Hoogly river, which is considered to be the most busy bridge in the world.
(Dinner and Overnight)

Day 14

Kolkata - Delhi

Transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Delhi. Arrival,accommodation in hotel: free afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
(Dinner and Overnight)

Day 15

Delhi- Back Home

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Delhi airport in time to board the return flight home and at last your tour bazar express india by train is over.

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