Private Guided Tour of India - Rendezvous with Eastern Himalayas

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Day 01: Arrive Kolkata Once you arrive Kolkata our representative will meet and assist you to your Hotel. Depending on your flight timings you have remaining day to relax and explore the city. Overnight in Kolkata. Day 02: Kolkata Post breakfast set out to explore the sights of Kolkata, the
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Activities: Art, Local Culture, Honeymoon, Horse Riding, Shopping, Sightseeing, Walking, Journeys Collection
  • Places Visited:Darjeeling (India), India, Kolkata (India), Kalimpong (India), West Bengal (India)
  • Group size: 2 persons
  • Duration: 12 Day(s)

Your Tour

Day 01: Arrive Kolkata

  • Once you arrive Kolkata our representative will meet and assist you to your Hotel. Depending on your flight timings you have remaining day to relax and explore the city. Overnight in Kolkata.
Day 02: Kolkata
  • Post breakfast set out to explore the sights of Kolkata, the former Imperial capital of India. Kolkata, with its array of Gothic, Baroque, Roman and Islamic architecture, indeed speaks of a bygone era of colonial glory which instantly captures the hearts of visitors. Stroll along the Maidan, a green expanse nicknamed “the lungs of Kolkata.” On the southern fringe of the Maidan is the Victoria Memorial. Nearby is the Indian Museum built in 1875, the museum is biggest in India and the oldest in Asia.
  • Next we wander the narrow maze of streets of the Kumartuli district or “potters’ colony”, followed by the College Street, the intellectual epicenter of Bengali culture.
  • Finally wrap up the day with a visit to the flower markets along the Hooghly River, the Botanical Gardens and an evening visit to the famous Kalighat (Kali Temple), from which the city of Kolkata took its name. Overnight stay in Kolkata. (B)
Day 03 Kolkata- (Flight)-Bagdogra –Kalimpong (75Kms /2 ½ hrs)
  • After breakfast, you take a flight for Bagdogra the gateway to the Eastern Himalayas, and ascend through the foothills of Kalimpong, known as the spectacular “flower city”. Situated on the foothills of the Himalayas and at an elevation of 1243 meters / 4078 feet, Kalimpong is a Hill Station buzzing with fun and frolic offering spectacular views of the Mount Kanchenjunga and its range. Milder climate and dense forest offset by the rich undergrowth of moss and lichen provide an ideal setting for calm walks on cushions of auburn leaves making this a real paradise for tourist. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel. (B /L /D)
Day 04: Kalimpong-Gangtok (85Kms /03hrs)
  • After breakfast visit the Zang-Dhok Palri Phodang Monastery and its debating hall, the flower nurseries and the local market. In the afternoon depart for Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim and an ideal destination for enchantment, tranquility, trekking and various other adventures. It is a mystic land of Stupas, Monasteries, Temples and endless intriguing rituals / festivals. It is situated at an elevation of 1,780 meters / 5,480 feet & is the most often visited spot of India for its floristic composition, rare Orchids and Butterflies. Overnight stay (B/L/D)
Day 05: Gangtok
  • Early morning visit to Tashi View Point for magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga a sight to remember. After breakfast, you will be off to explore the Flower Complex, Enchey Monastery and the lively market. After lunch, travel just outside the city to Rumtek, the largest monastery in Sikkim and the seat of His Holiness, the late Gyalwa Karmapa of the Kagyupa (red hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. This lineage is older than that of the Dalai Lama, and considered to be one of the most important in Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery was established by the 16th Karmapa after he fled Tibet in 1959 and completed four years later with the help of the Sikkimise royal family and the Indian Government. A community of resident monks keeps the rituals and traditions of the Karma Kagyu lineage alive. Stop at the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology on the way back to Gangtok. Evening free for shopping (handicraft, memento and artifacts needs special mention). Enjoy the local cuisine at any of the local joints with lively traditional folk dances such as Bhutia, Lepcha and Yak forms. . Overnight stay (B/L/D)
Day 06 : Gangtok –Pelling (116Kms /05hrs)
  • Morning visit to Phodang Monastery before driving through the mountains to the small town of Pelling.In the afternoon visit to the local monastery with its staggering mountain views. Overnight stay (B/L/D)
Day 07: Pelling- Khecheopalri Lake -Yuksom-Pelling
  • After breakfast we drive to Yuksom (5840 Ft / 1780 Mts, 35 Kms / 02 Hrs) on way visit the Khecheopalri Lake (6000 Ft / 1829 Mts), it is one of the most sacred Buddhist mountain lake. A further drive takes you to Yuksom (the meeting place of three monks) - the first capital of Sikkim. This was the place where the first Chogyal (a ruling dynasty in Sikkim) was crowned. Evening Back to Pelling and Overnight Stay at the hotel (B/L/D)
Day 08: Pelling-Darjeeling (115Kms /05hrs)
  • After a leisurely breakfast we drive down to Darjeeling, situated against a backdrop of mighty snow-clad Himalayas, perched on a ridge 7,000 feet above sea level, Darjeeling is perhaps a magical hill station of the British Raj who journeyed here in summer to escape the heat of the central plains. Mark Twain referred to Darjeeling as the “Queen of the Himalayas.” Overnight Stay hotel (B/L/D)
Day 09: Darjeeling
  • Rise early this morning and travel to Tiger Hill to see the sun rise over Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. On a clear day, sightings of Mount Everest, Lotshe and Makalu are possible. Visit Ghoom Monastery, home to the Gelukpa (yellow hat) Buddhist sect. This afternoon, ride the famous Toy Train and visit the world’s second-highest railway station, part of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass green valleys and whispering pine forests in the shadow of snow-clad Kanchenjunga. Overnight Stay hotel (B/L/D)
Day 10: Darjeeling
  • This morning, visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the city’s small but bustling market during a tour of Darjeeling. After lunch, take part in a thangka painting workshop at a Tibetan refugee self-help center. Later, explore a lovely tea estate and gardens to learn about Darjeeling tea, the mainstay of the local economy. Overnight Stay at the hotel (B/L/D)
Day 11: Darjeeling (100Kms /04hrs)-Bagdogra –Kolkata (Flight)
  • This morning we return to Bagdogra to catch our flight back to Kolkata. On arrival in Kolkata, we transfer to the hotel for a relaxing evening. Overnight Stay in Kolkata. (B/D)
Day 12: Kolkata Departure
  • Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport late afternoon to board your onward flight.


Departure Dates

year-round


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Tour Location / Places Visiteds

Kolkata – Bagdogra – Kalimpong – Gangtok – Pelling – Darjeeling - Kolkata


Additional Pricing Information

Tour Cost Includes:

 

  • 11 Nights  accommodation on single room/ twin sharing  basis with early check-in facility
  • All Meals except in Kolkata ( Breakfast only)
  • All transfers, tours, sightseeing by chauffeur driven  air-con car as per the program.
  • Professional English Speaking Guide during the sightseeing’s in Kolkata /Kalimpong /Gangtok /Pelling & Darjeeling
  • Toy Train Tickets
  • Entry fee and Inner Line permits (ILP)
  • All applicable  taxes including  govt. services  taxes of 2.58%


Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Any International & Intra-India Air Fare
  • Items of personal nature like Porterage charges, tips, Gratuities etc.
  • Meals  other than Not specified in “ Cost include” column

 


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