Sikkim And Darjeeling

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Destination Covered: Kolkata,
Bagdogra, Darjeeling, Pemayangste, Gangtok, Kalimpong

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Short Breaks, Trekking
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Large Group
  1. Meet on arrival at Kolkata airport and transfer to your hotel. Kolkata located in eastern India on the east bank of the River Hooghly – served as the capital of India during the British Raj until 1911. It is the city where Mother Teresa worked tirelessly for the poor and homeless, and where Rabindra Nath Tagore wrote his famous books. Furthermore, it is one of the most populated cities in the world.
    Overnight in Kolkata.

  2. After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Kolkata – once the capital of the British Empire, still remains the cultural capital of India with a strong tradition in literature and fine arts. It is also the gateway to the beautiful Northeastern state of India. The city tour includes visit to the Fort William, Victoria Memorial, the Indian museum, St Paul’s Cathedral, Birla Planetarium and the Botanical Gardens.
    Overnight in Kolkata.

  3. Morning after breakfast drive to Kolkata airport in time to board flight for Bagdogra. Meet on arrival at Bagdogra airport and drive to Darjeeling. With beautiful tea plantations and incomparable views of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, it is logical that Darjeeling is called the “Queen of the summer season.” Located in the state of West, has an altitude of 2134 meters. Darjeeling is internationally famous for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site..
    On arrival in Darjeeling, check into hotel.
    Overnight in Darjeeling.

  4. Early in the morning, visit Tiger Hill to see the sunrise on the third highest mountain in the world, the Kanchenjunga. After breakfast set off for delightful sightseeing of Darjeeling where you will visit the 1875 built Ghoom Monastery to see one of the largest statues of the Maitreya Buddha. Discover the Zoo of the Himalayas, home of the only Siberian tigers of India, the Red Panda and Snow Leopard followed by a visit to the Natural History Museum, which has a fine collection of preserved butterflies, birds, reptiles, insects of the Himalayas.
    Overnight in Darjeeling.

  5. After breakfast full day at leisure. In case the toy train in operational, enjoy the ride in a toy train, declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 and is one of the few steam engines still in service in India.
    In the evening, visit to tea gardens where they cultivate the famous Darjeeling tea.
    Overnight in Darjeeling.

  6. After breakfast drive to Pamayangste. Pemayangste is perched at a height of 2085 mts and is the second oldest and perhaps the most important monastery in Sikkim. On arrival in Pemayangste check into hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure relaxing and exploring the spectacular and beautiful city on your own.
    Overnight in Pamayangste.

  7. Morning after breakfast visit the Pemayangtse Monastery and the stunning Khecheopari Lake. The monastery is a three storey structure filled with wall paintings and sculpture, is one of the state’s oldest and most important gompas. Khecheopari Lake is a small and serene lake lies in a depression surrounded by prayer flags and forested hills. Its a very holy place therefore swimming and smoking is not allowed. After the visit spend rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight in Pamayangste.

  8. After breakfast drive to Gangtok, spectacularly located along a ridge overlooking the Kanchenjunga Mountains, the mountainside capital of the tiny state of Sikkim. Gangtok is a centre of Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning, with the presence of several monasteries, religious educational institutions, and centers for Tibet logy. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mild temperate climate. Gangtok’s houses balance precariously on steep mountain slopes above incredible scenic panoramas. Pagoda – like house, painted turquoise roofs, and busy bazaars are filled with elegantly costumed smiling faced people, adding to the magic of this scene. On arrival in Gangtok, check into hotel.
    Overnight in Gangtok.

  9. Morning after breakfast start your sightseeing tour of Gangtok visiting – a centre of Buddhist learning and culture, Gangtok’s most notable Buddhist institutions the Enchey monastery, the Do-drul Chorten stupa complex and the Rumtek Monastery followed by the visit of Research Institute of Tibetology – houses a huge collection of masks, Buddhist scriptures, statues, and tapestries, Garden Sanctuary and Buddhist Monastery. Also see the Deer Park and drive through the colorful bazaar.
    Overnight in Gantok.

  10. Early morning drive to Tashi Viewpoint, which offers magnificent views ofMount Kanchenjunga and a number of ancient monasteries, scattered across the mountain sides. After breakfast continue to the hill station of Kalimpong , set in beautiful wooded mountains at the meeting point of Bhutan , Nepal, Tibet and India. Kalimpong, famous for its abundant flowers. Among the sights you will see are Raja Dorje Market and the Tibetan Monastery. This peaceful and scenic town includes a number of houses bearing testament to the town’s heritage and gracious living in the early 1900s. On arrival in Kalimpong check into hotel.
    Overnight in Kalimpong.

  11. Morning after breakfast half day sightseeing of Kalimpong visiting the different ‘Gompas’ which are Tibetians-Buddhist Monasteries and the flower nurseries which export Himalayan grown flower bulbs, tubers and rhizomes. Spend rest of the day at leisure visiting the surroundings on your own.
    Overnight in Kalimpong.

  12. Morning after breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport in time to board flight for Kolkata. Met on arrival at Kolkata airport and drive to hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Kolkata.

  13. Transfer to Kolkata airport in time to board flight for back home with the beautiful memories of Northeast.

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