The most popular East India tour of 10 days starts and ends at Kolkata earlier known as Calcutta. This city is also known as the City of Joy. Continue to the world of tea Darjeeling followed by visits to the Buddhist Monasteries in Pelling (Pemayangste) and Gangtok. The Rumtek and Enchey Monasteries will inspire Buddhism. The views of the Himalayas are simply breath-holding. The morning sunrise at the Tiger Hill and the Tashiview Point will ensure that you are in a different world. Come and enjoy this Darjeeling tour!
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Departure from Home Country.
Day 2: Kolkata (Calcutta) Arrival:
Jain temple, Kolkata Sight Seeing. Arrive Kolkata (Calcutta). Transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Jain Temple, Zoological Gardens, Victoria Memorial and drive past Howrah Bridge, Dalhousie Square, Fort Williams, Secretariat Building and Old Court House Street. Overnight Kolkata (Calcutta).
Day 3: Kolkata - New Jalpaiguri: Fort Williams, Kolkata Sight Seeing Day free. Check-out at 12:00. Evening transfer to rail station for New Jalpaiguri night train. Overnight on board the train.
Day 4: New Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling:
Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling Sight Seeing Morning arrive New Jalpaiguri and drive to Darjeeling. Rest of the day free. Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful Hill Stations in Eastern India and has the highest Race Course in the World. Place worth visiting are the Lablong village, the Mountaineering Institute and Tenzing Norgay House - The first Everest Hero. Overnight Darjeeling.
Day 5: Darjeeling:
Tea graden, Darjeeling Sight Seeing Day free in Darjeeling or early morning optional tour of Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery. At the Tiger Hill, the early morning Sun rise displays a panorama of colours and sunsets are purple and gold. Beyond in the distance are the Himalayan Peaks. Return via the famous Ghoom Monastery. You could spend the rest of the day walking in the bazaars of Darjeeling or visiting one of the Tea gardens. Darjeeling tea is known world over for its fine flavor. Overnight Darjeeling.
Day 6: Darjeeling - Pemayangste:
Monastery, Pemayangste Sight Seeing. Morning drive to Pemayangste. Afternoon visit the Monastery. Pemayangste is situated in Pelling, West Sikkim. It is perched at a height of 2085 mts and is the second oldest and perhaps the most important monastery in Sikkim. This monastery belongs to the Nyigma order and all ther Nyigma order monasteries in Sikkim are subordinate to it. Overnight Pemayangste.
Day 7: Pemayangste - Gangtok: Gangtok Sight Seeing Drive to Gangtok. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Gangtok.
Day 8: Gangtok:
Monasteries Gangtok Sight Seeing Morning city tour. Gangtok - The capital of Sikkim and a city of great scenic beauty, is surrounded by green forests. There are a number of monasteries in and around Sikkim, each a symbol of Himalayan Buddhism. Afternoon free. Overnight Gangtok.
Day 9: Gangtok:
Rumtek - monastery, Gangtok Sight Seeing Morning visit Enchey Monastery, The Residency - for an excellent view of the mountains, the White Memorial Hall, Institute of Tibetology and Deer Park. Continue to visit the famous Rumtek Monastery belonging to the Red Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Afternoon free. Overnight Gangtok.
Day 10: Gangtok - New Jalpaiguri - Kolkata: Kolkata Sight Seeing Drive to New Jalpaiguri for Kolkata (Calcutta) night train. Overnight on board train.
Day 11: Kolkata: Kolkata Sight Seeing Morning arrive Kolkata (Calcutta). Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Kolkata.
Day 12: Departure: Morning transfer to airport.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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