Breathtaking Himalayan scenery and coexisting societies. Tea tourism in its finest art form. Get involved with some still functional relics of bygone era. Enjoy the slow pace of everything that the unique cultures of East India offer. Elephant ride in grasslands to see the rare one-horned rhinos.
Discover India’s East
Romancing India is a life long affair. There is steam train that still climbs the Himalayas. Now it is part of world’s heritage. On these smoked misty hills are the best tea gardens of the world. Orchids and flowers abound on the beautiful Himlayan heights that are overlooked by sky-piercing Kanchenjunga peak. Buddhist monasteries, paddy sweeped valleys, mighty Brahmaputra River and one horned Rhinos are just very few reasons to prompt a visit to this part of East India. There is much more in the east. .
Day 01 New Delhi
Welcome to India. Day free to either relax or to visit some of the prominent landmarks with your car and driver.
Day 02 New Delhi
Daylong sightseeing of Old Delhi and Lutyen’s Delhi (New Delhi). The trip to Old City will include using combination of modes of transport from metro train ride to cycle rickshaw ride. Also visit the Humayun Tomb, Gandhi Smriti and Qutub Minar..
Day 03 Darjeeling
Fly to Bagdogra to be transferred further to Darjeeling, the queen of hills and home to the best tea growing estates of the world. Take short walks to the Mall, Botanical gardens, zoological garden and the Himalayan Mountaineering institute.
Day 04 - 05 Darjeeling
Option of waking up early and catching spectacular glimpses of Kanchenjunga peak alongwith several others at sunrise. A short ride in Himalayan steam train to Ghoom is followed by visit to the Buddhist monastery. Transfer from here to Glenburn Tea estate for spending couple of days reliving Raj era charm, lifestyle and fine tea culture.
Day 06 Pelling
Drive to West Sikkim town of Pelling, a beautiful town peacefully perched on a high ridge. The sight of snow capped mountains on both sides is bewitching.
Day 07 Pelling
Visit Pemayangtse monastry which is one of the oldest and most important gompas of Sikkim. The three storey impressive structure has beautiful paintings and sculptures inside. Also explore the ruins of Rabdentse, Sikkim’s second capital, in a peaceful walk through a winding forest track. The place is perfect for hiking..
Day 08 Gangtok
After a picturesque drive, reach Gangtok the capital of Sikkim. After some leisure, visit the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Chorten Gompa (Monastry) and Tsu La Khang (Royal Chapel which is Buddhist’s principal place of worship and assembly).
Day 09 Gangtok
Visit the Rumtek Gompa, one of the largest, wealthiest and liveliest Buddhist monastries. Spend some time appreciating the architecture and interesting religious activities of the Gompa. Later, visit the famous Orchid Sanctuaries of Sikkim as the state is well renowned for its treasures of orchids. Evening completely at leisure.
Day 10 Kalimpong
At Kalimpong, check in and after some leisure visit notable attractions of this extremely beautiful hill resort that includes its Gladioli flower nurseries, Dr. Graham’s unique school, sericulture institute and Gompas
Day 11 Guwahati
Drive down to Bagdogra airport and take flight to Guwahati- gateway to the North Eastern India. Day at leisure with options to visit the Kamakhya and Umananda temples.
Day 12 Kaziranga National Park
Drive to the unique wildlife preserve known as Kaziranaga National Park. After checking in your resort, indulge yourself in watching informative wildlife film.
Day 13 Kaziranga National Park
Early morning expedition to the grasslands of the park on Elephant backs to closely watch the one horned rhinoceros in the wild. At noon visit the western part of the park in jeeps, this part is more famous for birds.
Day 14 Kaziranga National Park
The day to be used to twice explore the park and its diverse wildlife in a combination of tours on Elephants and jeeps.
Day 15 Kolkata
Drive to Guwahati and subsequently catch the flight to Kolkata. In Kolkata check in and have leisure. Later in the evening, visit its buzzing bazaars or its many famous art centers.
Day 16 Kolkata
Early in the morning, take a walking tour of Maidan area to watch Kolkata waking up- jogging, aerobics, yoga sessions, meditation, chats, trams, horse rides at race course, etc. can be seen against the historic backdrop of buildings like the Victoria Memorial. During the day, take a sightseeing tour of the city that includes visits to Victoria Memorial museum, Indian Museum, BBD Bagh buildings, Haora Bridge, Belur Math and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Evening free for the last day’s shopping.
Day 17 Departure
Day at leisure till the time of departure. At appropriate time, transfer to airport to catch onward flight. The tour ends.
Tour Price per person: USD 3939 (on twin/double sharing basis)
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