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Kolkata - Bagdogra - Gangtok - Darjeeling - Bagdogra - Kolkata
07 Nights / 08 Days

01 Day: Arrival Kolkata:
Welcome to the mesmerizing land of India. As per your scheduled flight, our representative will met, assist and escort you to the booked hotel. All documents will be handed over to you with traveling brief and interaction for any query in terms of tour and services. Rest of the time is for leisure and overnight at the hotel.

02 Day: Kolkata:
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Kolkata. Kolkata is a city of joy, where the heritage hunters can discover a blend of old and new. The political capital of British India has now become one of the largest metropolises of the world. Visit the famous The Howrah Bridge built in 1943 - the bridge is crossed by approximately two million people everyday, High Court Building, built in 1872 and the oldest Catholic Church in Calcutta, St. Mary's. Followed by visit to the Botanical Gardens, the oldest and largest of their kinds in India; St.Paul Cathedral, Indian Museum, Kali temple of Kalighat, Birla temple, Dalhousie Square & Tagore House. Victoria Memorial: Conceived by Lord Curzon, this symbol of Calcutta was built between 1906 and 1921 at a cost of Rs. 7.5 million. It is a reminder of Queen Victoria's reign in India and has been often compared to Taj Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.

03 Day: Kolkata - Bagdogra (By Air) - Gangtok (80 kms: 4 hrs):
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to the airport to board the flight for Bagdogra. On arrival, drive to Gangtok. Our drive through Teesta bazaar is mostly along the beautiful river Teesta till we reach a small town of Ranipool, from where we gradually climb up for 30 mins towards the capitol of Sikkim. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Gangtok: Situated at an elevation of 5600 feet, the snow-capped peaks of the Kanchenjunga envelopes the town and offers spectacular view. Amidst the whipping prayer flags, brightly painted pagoda houses, hums of prayers in the background, coupled with smiling people against the beautiful scenic backdrop of the Gangtok, this truly becomes a place worth visiting. Rest of the evening is free for leisure and individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.

04 Day: Gangtok:
Early morning enjoy the breathtaking morning view of the majestic Mt. Kanchendzonga and surrounding hills at Tashi view point which was built by the late King of Sikkim Sri. Tashi Namgyal. Followed by visit to Hanuman Tak and Ganesh Tak. Later after breakfast visit Chortan Stupa, Dharma Chakra Centre or Rumtek monastery the sect of the Kagyupa Sect - one of the 4 major Tibetan Buddhist Sect. This sect was founded in the 11th century by Lama Marpa, the disciple of Indian Guru Naropa. Later visit Institute of Handicrafts and handlooms. Research Institute of Tibetology situated on a hilltop which was established in 1958 to promote research on Tibet and Mahayana Buddhism. Here we will see the biggest collection of Tibetan scripts and an excellent collection of rare bronze and cult objects. Followed by visit to the flower show where a variety of multi-coloured orchids, seasonal flowers as well as bonsai displayed. Overnight at the hotel.

05 Day: Gangtok:
After breakfast take an excursion tour to Tsomgo Lake - 32 kms, is cool placid water harmonies with the scenic beauty around which doubled by it's reflection in the lake. During the winter session the lake becomes frozen. You can enjoy Yak ride and Tibetans dish momo. Later drive back to the city. Followed by visit to the Baba Mandir, (temple of disappeared army personal) and back to Gangtok. Optional tour you can drive up to Nathula, which is the Indo-Chaina border. However this visit is allowed special permit for Indian tourist only. Return to Gangtok. In the evening you can enjoy a walk at the famous Mall Road. Overnight at hotel.

06 Day: Gangtok - Darjeeling (105 kms: 4 hrs):
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Darjeeling. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Darjeeling famous for tea gardens, magnificent view of the Himalayas, Kanchenjunga peak, beautiful valleys, trekking to high altitude and famous toy train. It is a superlative combination of fern-filled valleys, snow-capped peaks and tea-scented air. Rest of the evening is free for rest and relaxation and to enjoy the local surrounding. You can take a walk down the Mall road, famous for shopping. Overnight at the hotel.

07 Day: Darjeeling:
Early morning take an excursion to Tiger hill to enjoy the breathtaking view of color changing during sunrise over snowcapped peaks of Mt. Kanchendzonga Range, which is an amazing sight. On a clear day, Mount Everest, which is around 225 km from Tiger Hills, can also be seen; however, this is a rare sight. Then return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling visiting Tibetan Self-Help Refugee Centre, Established in 1959, is a rehabilitation centre for the Tibetan refugees in the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region providing home for the aged, and orphanage, school, hospital and craft workshops that produce carpets of pure ladakhi wool, woodcarving, leather work and wool items. Also visit the Japanese temple, Batasia Loop and the Ghoom Monastery which belongs to the Yellow Sect of Buddhists. Later visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute; the Mountaineering Museum contains a collection of historic mountaineering equipment, specimens of Himalayan flora and fauna and a relief model of the Himalaya. Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park. This zoo was established in 1958 with the objectives of study, conservation and preservation of Himalayan fauna. The animals are well cared for by dedicated keepers. Then proceed to visit the world famous tea gardens to watch the tea plantations. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

08 Day: Darjeeling - Bagdogra (100 kms: 4 hrs) - Kolkata (By Air) - Onwards Journey (By Air):
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Bagdogra. On arrival, transfer to the airport to board the flight for Kolkata. On arrival transfer to board the flight for onwards journey with happy memories of your holiday to India.