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Travelmarvel

Wonders of Darjeeling, Bhutan & Sri Lanka

Kolkata to Negombo

Trip Code: TSCDJ25
25 Days
53 Meals
3 Countries
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • 24 nights premium accommodation
  • Services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort in India and Bhutan and Travelmarvel Tour Director in Sri Lanka
  • 53 meals - 24 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 17 dinners
  • Flights from Bhutan to India and from India to Sri Lanka
  • Airport transfers and tipping

Travel & Accommodation

White and yellow palace set alongside a river and in front of mountains, Bhutan

Bhutan's Hidden Treasures

Venture to Bhutan where an array of monasteries and temples reflect the society's traditional way of life.

A big cat of Yala National Park resting in the shade

Keep a Lookout For Leopards

Head out on a morning leopard safari in Yala National Park with an experienced guide.

View across village on a hill, India

Mountain Towns

Discover the town of Darjeeling, perched on the Lesser Himalayas and surrounded by lush, green tea plantations.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Itinerary days 1-13 operated by Great Rail Journeys
  • Prices include transfers, tipping and porterage
  • When arriving into Kolkata, ensure your flight lands before 4pm
  • Flights to depart Negombo after 12.30am on Day 26
  • Due to Government regulations the tickets for the train are subject to availability and may not be available for all departures
  • Prices are for land/rail and flights as specified only
Asia Maps TSCDJ25 2020
Kolkata to Negombo

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight you will enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Kolkata, Oberoi Grand Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Early this morning, visit Kolkata’s lively flower market and Mother Teresa’s House.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a sightseeing tour which includes a visit to the Heritage Railway Museum.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take the circular railway train to Prinsep Ghat, which provides a colourful insight into local life.


Your day is enhanced with a number of different Insider Experiences. You’ll also visit the Victoria Memorial and continue to the ‘Potter’s Village’.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Victoria Memorial Hall reflected in pond, Kolkata, India

After a morning at leisure, board your train bound for New Jalpaiguri. Upon arrival, be transferred to Siliguri, located in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Stay: Siliguri, Hotel Sinclairs

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Climb almost 2,150 metres into the Himalayas on the enthralling Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (subject to availability).


En route to Kurseong, visit Salagura Monastery. After, spend time on an Insider Experience.

Stay: Three Nights, Darjeeling, Hotel Windamere

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Travel on the steam-hauled Toy Train to Ghum (subject to availability).

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Tiger Hill viewpoint to watch the sunrise from behind Kanchenjunga, India’s highest mountain.


Your day is off to an exciting start with a memorable Insider Experience. In the afternoon, visit Darjeeling’s Mountaineering Institute.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Houses clustered together along the hillside surrounded by the trees on an overcast cloudy day

Today you will visit one of the town’s authentic tea plantations for a guided tour and tasting. This afternoon is yours at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Meet with members of two tribal communities at Grassmore.


Cross the border into Bhutan and enjoy an Insider Experience.

Stay: Phuntsholing, Lakhi Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Continue to Paro. En route, visit Kharbandi Gompa Monastery.

Stay: Two Nights, Paro, Tiger’s Nest Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take an optional climb to a viewpoint that looks over to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, take in traditional Bhutanese entertainment


You might like to start your day with an optional Insider Experience. After lunch visit the Buddhist temple Kyichu Lhakhang. Tonight, stroll around central Paro.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Journey over the winding Dochula Pass to Punakha.


Visit Rinpung Dzong – a fortress monastery. You will also explore the National Museum before an Insider Experience.

Stay: Punakha, Green Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover Chimi Lhakhang, a temple and monastery dedicated to fertility rites.


Kick off your day with an Insider Experience. Later, visit Punakha Dzong on the way to Thimphu. Tonight, take a stroll through central Thimphu.

Stay: Two Nights, Thimphu, Druk Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover Thimphu’s mighty Tashichho Dzong-Fortress during your tour.


Today, enjoy a tour of Thimphu, which includes the small temple Zangtho Pelri, the Folk Heritage Museum, Memorial Chorten, Buddha Point, Tarkin Reserve.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Houses nestled on the valley floor with surrounding green hills

Transfer to Paro and fly to Kolkata. This afternoon, tour Dalhousie Square, Jain Temple and South Park Street Cemetery.

Stay: Kolkata, Oberoi Grand Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly from Kolkata to Negombo in Sri Lanka, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel overlooking the lagoon.

Stay: Negombo, Jetwing Lagoon

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Travel on to your hotel in Sigiriya, the beautiful Aliya Resort & Spa which overlooks the iconic rock fortress.


Venture to the World Heritage-listed Dambulla Cave Temple and explore the five sanctuaries. Later this afternoon, arrive at your Insider Experience.

Stay: Three Nights, Sigiriya, Aliya Resort & Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit World Heritage-listed Sigiriya Rock. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
View of rock fortress hidden behind green trees, Sri Lanka

Head to the World Heritage site of Polonnaruwa for a tour. This afternoon, perhaps head out on a safari.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay at Amaya Hills and enjoy delightful views.


Travel from Sigiriya to Kandy. See the World Heritage-listed Temple of the Tooth. Later this evening, experience a traditional Sri Lankan cultural performance.

Stay: Two Nights, Kandy, Amaya Hills

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. After, perhaps set out on an optional trip to Tamarind Gardens.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This morning, journey to Nuwara Eliya. En route, visit one of the famous tea plantations and factories. Later, tour Nuwara Eliya.

Stay: Nuwara Eliya, Araliya Green Hills Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Nestled amid splendid vegetation, enjoy both style and privacy at Jetwing Yala.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This morning, head to Nanu Oya to board a unique train for the journey to Ella.


Begin your day with an Insider Experience. Continue to Yala where you’ll check in to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Jetwing Yala

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Board a Jeep and venture out on a morning safari in Yala National Park. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, or head out on an optional safari.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
Yala National Park jaguar lying down with face covered by paws, Sri Lanka

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stop in at the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home.


Enjoy a memorable Insider Experience. Later, continue to Galle and onwards to Ahungalla.

Stay: Two Nights, Heritance Ahungalla

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The day is at leisure. Perhaps join the optional tour to the Lunuganga Estate.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Make your way to Colombo. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Lagoon Seafood Restaurant before a transfer to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Everything was wonderful. There were great sight seeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.