Charming North East - Darjeeling and Gangtok
06 Days/05 Nights: Kolkata (1 Night), Gangtok (2), Darjeeling (2)

Travel InterestsHeritage & Culture
Area:  East India

Experience the land of charming hills and plains with lush green cover in this 06-day tour for memorable and spellbinding trip.

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Tour Summary
WhenWhereWhat To Experience and Admire
Day 1KolkataArrival.  Relaxing day to start your charming hills tour next day.
Day 2-3GangtokRumtek Monastery, Do – Drul Chorten , The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
Day 4-5DarjeelingTiger hill , UNESCO World Heritage Toy Train, Ghoom Monastery, Tibetan  Refuge  Centre
Day 6 Connect International flight from Kolkata
Tour Itinerary 


Day 01Arrive Kolkata

Welcome to India! Upon your arrival at Kolkata Airport, our local representative will receive you at the arrival hall and escort you to your Hotel in an air-conditioned Car.  Our representative will help you with check-in process, brief you about your tour program and handover your entire tour related documents.

Overnight: Kolkata

Day 02Kolkata – Bagdogra, by flight and drive to Gangtok 126Kms /4Hrs

Morning in time transfer to Airport to connect flight to Bagdogra.
Upon arrival at Bagdogra Airport you are met and drive for Gangtok, check in at hotel.

Overnight: Gangtok
Meals:       Breakfast

Day 03Gangtok

Full day sightseeing.
Rumtek Monastery, 24 kms from Gangtok was built in 1960 by His Holiness the Late 16thGyalwa Karmapa & this is a replica of the original Kagyurpa Monastery in Tibet, a must see for every visitor, the seat of the “Kagyu Order”. Behind the Monastery is the lavishly decorated Karmae Nalanda Institute of Buddhist Studies which attracts students from the world over. Here one can find the most unique religious scriptures & art objects of the world. Do – Drul Chorten (Stupa) which is one of the most important stupas of Sikkim, built by the head of the Nyingma order - Trullshi Rimpoche in 1945. It contains rare details of Dorji Phupa, Holy Books, Mantras and is encircled by 108 prayer wheels. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays) built in 1958 in traditional style, a renowned worldwide centre for the study of the Mahayana Buddhist philosophy & religion, a treasure house of rare “Thankas”, statues, over 200 Buddhist icons and prized objects of art & finally, Cottage Industry (closed on Sundays) and Enchey Monastery - built in 1910 on the site blessed by the great tantric master Lama Drutob Karpo, known for his flying powers, this monastery houses the monks of the Nyingmapa Order of Tibetan Buddhism.

Overnight: Gangtok
Meals:       Breakfast

Day 04Gangtok - Darjeeling, Approx 96Kms / 3-1/2 Hrs

After breakfast drive back to Darjeeling.

Afternoon visit Tibetan  Refuge  Centre (closed  on Sunday)

Overnight: Darjeeling
Meals:       Breakfast

Day 05Darjeeling

Get up early in the morning and set forth for a drive to Tiger hill to chase the dawn and see the stunning view of Mt. Khangchendzongha, the third largest peak in the world. Spend some time in the serenity at the Tiger Hill. Optional Ride to the UNESCO World Heritage Train. Operating on narrow gauge tracks since 1880s and providing an important transport link to various parts of Darjeeling hills and lower plains, the Toy Train is still unmatched when it comes to absorbing magnificent beauty of the mountains. Toy train joy rides operate from Darjeeling Railway Station. It's a 2-hour round trip from Darjeeling up to Ghum and back covering a total distance of 14kms. The train stops for 10 minutes at the Batasia Loop. At Batasia the train makes a loop around a wonderful manicured garden. The view of Darjeeling town and the snow peaks of Kanchenjunga from here are unparalleled. The War Memorial built in honor of the Gorkha soldiers who sacrificed their lives is located at the center of the Garden.

Visit Ghoom Monastery, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gombu Rock and outer view of nearest Tea Estate.

Overnight: Darjeeling
Meals:       Breakfast

Day 06Darjeeling – Bagdogra drive (70 kms 2 ½ hour approx) and fly to Kolkata - Connect to Onward destination

Morning in time transfer to Bagdogra airport to connect your flight for Kolkata.

Upon arrival at Kolkata Airport connect your flight for onward destination, with mesmerizing memories of charming North East India

Meals:       Breakfast

Hotel Suggestions
KolkataTaj Bengal
 The Oberoi Grand
 Swissotel Kolkata
 Kenilworth Hotel
 ITC Sonar
GangtokMayfair Spa Resort and Casino
 The Elgin Nor-Khill
 Lemon Tree
DarjeelingGlenBurn Tea Estate
 MayFair  Darjeeling
 The Elgin Hotel
 Windamere Hotel
 Central Heritage Resort
 Cedar Inn
Optional Inclusions

Tea Gardens

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