Situated in the Eastern Himalayas, this region shows a great deal of diversity in terms of culture, ethnicity and scenic beauty. North East India refers to the easternmost region of India comprising of Seven Sister States and Sikkim. North East India is a land synonymous with beauty and diversity. Blue Mountains, Lush Green Valleys and beautiful rivers are an integral part of it.
The seven sister states are Assam, Arunachal Pardesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. For most of their history, these states were independent and they became the part of political India only during the British Raj. A lot of tourists travel to this region every year. The bio-diversity of the region is equally praiseworthy. This part of India is famous for its wildlife and trekking tours. The culture of this region is highly influenced by Tibet.
Meeting on arrival at Bagdogra airport and transfer to Darjeeling. Check in at Hotel on arrival. Rest of the day. Overnight at the hotel.
Darjeeling: Situated at 2134 m above sea level, Darjeeling was acquired by the British from the Raja of Sikkim as a gift around a hundred and fifty years ago, and developed it as a rest and recreational center for their troops. Today the town retains many of the legacies of the British Government.
Early morning excursion to Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery. After breakfast tour of Tibetan Refugee Centre, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoo. Afternoon visit Happy Valley. Overnight at the hotel. Tiger Hill : An early morning trip to the Tiger Hill promises an unique experience. A view of the sunrise amidst the Himalayan range has earned it an international fame. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute : It was founded in 1954 after the historic conquest of Everest on the 29th of May in 1953, when two people set foot atop Mount Everest. They were, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Darjeeling and Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand. Himalayan Zoological Park and Snow Leopard Breeding Centre : About 2 km. from the town, this high altitude wild life park and new home of India's only collection of the Siberian Tiger, Himalayan Black Bear. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Gangtok through tea plantation. Check in at HOTEL on arrival. Rest of the time at leisure. Gangtok : This fairytale capital of Sikkim in the clouds, balanced precariously on steep mountain slopes, surrounded by lush rice terraces, swift flowing, gurgling, foaming rivers and distant snow views, Gangtok reflects unique ambience which derives from its happy blend of tradition and modernity. Alongside the deeply felt presence of stupas and monasteries, Gangtok also bustles like any other town. But with many of these oasis of quite, those unexpected pockets of peace exists everywhere.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel tour of Rumtek Monastery, Tibetology & Do Drul Chorten. Afternoon visit Enchey Monastery and cottage Industry. Overnight at the hotel.
Rumtek Monastery: The 24 km drive from the capital to Rumtek Monastery is, in itself, worth the effort. Changing vistas of mountains unfold at every bend and there are delightful vignettes of the hamlets and fields of the people of rural Sikkim. Institute of Tibetology : This organization is dedicated to furthering Tibetan studies, Buddhist philosophy and religion. Enchey Monastery : An important seat of the Nyingmapa order, the Enchey Monastery is built on the site blessed by Lama Druptob Karpo, a tantric master known for his power of flying. Do-Drul Chorten : One of the most important stupa of Sikkim, it was built by Trulshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingmapa order of Tibetan Buddhism, in 1945. Inside the stupa, there are complete mandala sets of Dorjee Phurba (Bajra Kilaya), a set of Kan-gyur relics (holy books), Zung (mantras) and other religious objects
Morning after breakfast at the hotel drive to Kalimpong and check in at Hotel. Afternoon free to explore Kalimpong on your own. Overnight at the hotel. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the town of Kalimpong is situated at an altitude of 1,250 m. Forming a triangle with its most illustrious neighbours, Darjeeling and Gangtok, it is in the northern part of the state of West Bengal.
Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel transfer to Bagdogra Airport to board flight for Kolkata. Meeting and greetings on arrival at Kolkata Airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free to relax or enjoy the streets of Kolkata. Overnight at the hotel.
Kolkata - The city is the plinth for great architectural and constructional feats. These places presents a definite epoch, an important figure or faith, presents the historical account of the bygone days. The impressions embedded throughout the city are still fresh and not more than 300 years old. Unlike other places of attractions the city have not been gifted by any ruler or dynasty. The places of interest as such encompasses diverse fields and faculties.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel commence full day tour to visit Fort William, Eden Gardens, Victoria Memorial, Saint Paul's Cathedral, Nakhoda Mosque, Marble Palace, Paresnath Jain Temple, Belur Math, Kali Temple, Botanical Gardens, Mother Teresa's homes, etc.
Early morning transfer to the Railway Station to board day train for Bhubneshwar. Meeting on arrival at Bhubneshwar and transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon commence sightseeing tour of Bhubheshwar. Bhubaneshwar, the capital city of Orissa in East India and is famous for its beautiful temples. During your sightseeing tour of Bhubneshwar you will visit Mukteshwar temple, the Lingaraj temple, Rajarani temple, Brahmeswar temple and the Parasurameswar temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed to Puri enroute visiting Sun Temple at Konark Konark is world famous for the magnificent Sun Temple. Built in sometimes near the 13th century to honor the Hindu deity, the Sun God, the architecture of the temple is simply fantastic. You can see and appreciate the bewitching shape of the temple in the shape of a big chariot and the temple carvings. Check in at Hotel on arrival at Pur for overnight stay.
Today, you are free to spend your day at leisure. Move on to explore the wonders of fascinating temple town in East India. Puri is an important Hindu pilgrimage center in East India. Moreover, it is also famous for its picturesque and pristine beach. Spend some moments here watching the up and down waves and beautiful sand sculptures made by professional or amateur artists. Take a tour to the Jagannath Temple built in the 15th century. The temple hosts Jagannath Yatra ceremonies that attract devotees and tourists all over the world.
Morning after leisurely breakfast at the hotel proceed to Bhubneshwar Railway Station to board Dhauli Express trainfer to Kolkata at 1.50 PM. Arrive Kolkata at 9.25 PM. Meeting on arrival at Kolkata and transfer to the airport to board flight for onward destination.