Duration: 11 Days
Destination Covered:Kolkata(Calcutta) - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse - Gangtok - Kolkata(Calcutta)
One of the best travel package of North East India, the tour starts from Kolkata. In this North East India travel package, after the visits of Kolkata which came to be also known as "City of Joy " due to the book written by Dominique Lapierre in 1985, you will continue by an overnight train to Newjalpaiguri. From here, you will be taken by road to Darjeeling the tea country. Your travel to North East India continues with a road trip to Sikkim. In this travel itinerary to North East India you will return to Kolkata by train or you could always take an optional flight from Bagdogra. Presently, Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Darjeeling and Sikkim. This is one of the Northeast travel packages from Kolkata brought to you by the specialized East Indian tour operator Services International Lufthansa City Center.
Day 01:- Arrive Kolkata (Calcutta).
Arrive Chennai and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kolkata New Jalpaiguri
Day free. Check-out at 1200 hrs. Evening transfer to rail station for New Jalpaiguri night train. Overnight on board the train.
Day 03:- New Jalpaiguri Darjeeling
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 04:- Darjeeling
Day free in Darjeeling or early morning optional tour of Tiger Hill & 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 bazzars of darjeeling or visiting one of the Tea gardens. Darjeeling tea is known world over for its fine flavor. Overnight Darjeeling.
Day 05:- Darjeeling Pemayangste
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 nyingmapa order & all the nyingmapa order monasteries in Sikkim are subordinate to it. Overnight Pemayangste.
Day 06:- Pemayangste Gangtok
Drive to Gangtok. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Gangtok.
Day 07:- Gangtok
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 08:- Gangtok
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 09:- Gangtok New Jalpaiguri Kolkata
Drive to New Jalpaiguri for Kolkata night train. Overnight on board train.
Day 10:- Kolkata
Morning arrive Kolkata. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Kolkata.
Day 11:- Departure
Morning transfer to airport.
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