Wonders of East Himalayas

Duration:10 Nights / 11 Days

Routing: Kolkata – Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Gangtok – Kalimpong – Bagdogra – Delhi – Agra – Delhi

Day 01 Arrive Kolkata

Upon your arrival at Kolkata by flight. We will do your traditional Swagat' (Welcome), our representative would assist you at the airport & transfer to your pre-booked hotel for check-in.

Calcutta-Kolkata is a city that means many things to many people. For some, Calcutta - Kolkata is the city of joy, while for others it is dirty, crowded, and noisy. Once the greatest colonial city in the Orient, Calcutta- Kolkata was later reviled as a cauldron of poverty, dirt, and disease. Today, it ranks among the four major metropolis of India along with Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. A mere village in the 17th century, Calcutta- Kolkata is not an ancient city like Delhi. Like Mumbai and Chennai, it originated largely due to the expansionist ambitions of the European powers, especially the British Raj. Little wonder, Calcutta- Kolkata has some of the finest Raj edifices built in a variety of styles
Overnight Hotel - Kolkata (B)

Day 02 Kolkata

Today we go for a city tour of Kolkata. In this "City of Joy" we visit the Jain Temple, Zoological Gardens, Victoria Memorial & drive past Howrah Bridge, Dalhousie Square, Fort Williams, Secretariat Building and Old Court House Street. We also visit Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity which is an interesting experience.
Overnight Hotel - Calcutta (B)

Day 03 Delhi - (Flight) Bagdogra - Darjeeling

After breakfast you will transfer to the airport to board flight for Bagdogra.

Upon arrival our representative would meet & assist you at the Airport. Later proceed to Darjeeling. The 100 km distance will be covered in approximately 03 hrs. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Darjeeling (B)

Day 04 Darjeeling

Located at an altitude of 7000 ft., Darjeeling, one of the most reputed hill stations in the Indian Subcontinent, is nestled in the towering snow-capped mountain ranges, dominated by the almighty Kanchenjunga (Alt. 8598m). Early morning we visit Tiger Hill (Alt 8500m) to view the sunrise. Then we return to our hotel en route visiting the Ghoom Monastery, the most famous one of the region, built in 1875. Next is a Toy Train ride from Ghoom to Darjeeling.

Later you will visit to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Tibetan Refugee Camp & Market. Lunch is suggested at the hotel. Afternoon visit to Museum, Botanical Garden and Tea Gardens within 20 km.
Overnight Hotel - Darjeeling (B)

Day 05 Darjeeling - Gangtok (95 Km / 3 Hrs)

After breakfast we drive to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, located on a ridge overlooking the Ranipul River. Its name implies 'High Hill' and the place is ever so famous for snow clad Himalayas, Rhododendron flowers, Orchids & rare Butterfly species, the Red Panda, traditional ethnic culture and a distinctive cuisine. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel. Later in the evening we visit Enchey Monastery, built in 1909, and home to about 100 Nyingmapa monks.
Overnight Hotel - Gangtok (B)

Day 06 Gangtok Sightseeing

this morning we drive 24 km to the Rumtek Monastery, the seat of the Gyalwa Karmapa, the head of Kagyupa order of Tibetan Buddhism. Afternoon tour includes Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, which promotes research of the language and traditions of Tibet and contains one of the world's largest collections of books & rare manuscripts on Mahayana Buddhism. Followed by visit to Do-Drul Chorten, one of the most important reliquary stupas in Sikkim.
Overnight Hotel - Gangtok (B)

Day 07 Gangtok – Kalimpong (80 Km / 3 Hrs)

After breakfast we drive to Kalimpong, a resort town for the Monasteries. On arrival we visit the Thongsa Monastery (Bhutanese monastery) founded in 1692 & the Tharpa Choling, the Yellow Hat (Gelugpa Order) Tibetan monastery, built in 1837 at Tirpai.
Overnight Hotel - Kalimpong (B)

Day 08 Kalimpong (65 Km / 1½ Hrs) – Bagdogra - Delhi (Flight)

Today we drive down to Bagdogra to board flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi airport you are met by our representative and transferred to your pre-booked hotel.
Overnight Hotel – Delhi (B)

Day 09 Delhi Sightseeing

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting the Raj Ghat, the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India; and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.

In the afternoon take a sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar. Drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and the President's Residence. Overnight Hotel- Delhi (B)

Day 10 Delhi - Agra (220 Km / 5 Hrs)

Post breakfast departure for Agra , the erstwhile capital of India under the great Mughals and home to Taj Mahal. Agra has always fascinated the Indians as well as foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on the West bank of river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort and the Taj at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations. Upon arrival at Agra, our representative will meet and assist you to check in at our hotel.

Later you will visit to Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Evening will be at leisure. Overnight Hotel – Agra (B)

Day 11 Agra - Delhi Airport (205 Km / 4 Hrs)

Today we drive back to Delhi Airport to board the flight for onward journey with some sweet memories of the tour.

Our tour concludes: India Tour Makers thanks you for your patronage and looks forward to serving you again in the near future.

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