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Astonishing Sikkim
Kolkata - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Pelling - Gangtok -
Kalimpong - Bagdogra - Kolkata
11 Nights / 12 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) - Darjeeling (100 kms: 4 hrs):
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to the airport to board the flight for Bagdogra. 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.

04 Day: Darjeeling:
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.

05 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 proceed to visit the Mirik Lake an 1.25km long natural lake surrounded by orchids and tea estates. Late afternoon return back to the hotel. After rest and relaxation in the evening you can take a walk down the Mall road, famous for shopping. Overnight at the hotel.

06 Day: Darjeeling - Pelling (75 kms: 3hrs):
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Pelling, Located at an altitude of 6,800 ft, Pelling is a very small Himalayan Town in West Sikkim. Pelling is the nearest motor cable point from Mt. Kanchendzonga, worlds 3rd highest peak, offers a good sunrise and all day long view of Kanchendzonga and the entire Eastern Himalayan range. On arrival in Pelling, transfer to the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

07 Day: Pelling:
After breakfast take a full day sightseeing in an around Pelling, visiting Changay Falls Singshore Bridge (Worlds 2nd highest hanging bridge) Dentam Bazaar – a beautiful Sikkimese village & Pemayangtse Monastery – the 2nd oldest monastery of Sikkim. Rimbi Falls, Sacred Khechodpalri Lake, the water in this lake is placid and crystal clear. Not even a leaf can be seen floating on the water surface, Kanchendzonga Falls & Rimbi Power Project. Also visit Rabdantsay Ruins which is the 2nd Capital of Sikkim & Sunset Point. Overnight at the hotel.

08 Day: Pelling - Gangtok (125 kms: 5 hrs):
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and 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 capital 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.

09 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 take an excursion tour to Tsomgo Lake - 32 kms, is cool placid water harmonies with the scenic beauty around which doubled by its 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-China 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.

10 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.

11 Day: Gangtok - Kalimpong (75 kms: 4 hrs):
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Kalimpong. Kalimpong is a small hill station between Gangtok and Siliguri. The town is 1250 m above sea level and offers excellent views of the Mt Kanchenjunga and the other Himalayan peaks. Oak, Maple and Chestnut stretch up the ridge as far as the eye can reach. The lifestyle of the local people reflects the social and religious influences of its neighboring nations Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Visit the famous Orchid Nurseries, where you will find some of the rarest cacti & Orchids. Later drive up to Darpin Dara, the highest point in Kalimpong with superb views over the plains. Visit the Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompa or the Durpin Monastery consecrated by the Dalai Lama in 1976. It contains all 108 volumes carried by Dalai Lama in his exile. Evening is free to visit the Kalimpong Market. Overnight at the hotel.

12 Day: Kalimpong - Bagdogra (80 kms: 3 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.