Day 1: Arrive Kolkata
On arrival at Kolkata Airport assistance & transfer to hotel check in. Rest time for personal activities. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Kolkata
Breakfast at hotel. Full day city tour of Kolkata visiting Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhawan, Howrah Bridge, Dakshineswar Kali Temple & other landmark monuments of the city. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Kolkata - Bagdogra (Flight)/ Darjeeling (70kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board flight for Bagdogra.
Transfer from Bagdogara airport to Darjeeling check in at hotel. Darjeeling the Queen of India`s hills, a Victorian town of old world charm surrounded by fragrant tea gardens which seem to flow over the layered slopes like emerald swells on a rough sea. Rest time free to relax and explore The Mall. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Darjeeling
Breakfast at hotel. Early morning 4am pick up for visiting Tiger Hill to witness the first rays of sun hitting the twin peaks of Kangchenjunga, along with a panoramic view of Everest peeping through the peaks standing by its side, then Tiger Hills make for a perfect sunrise for you. You can see Kurseong to the south along with multiple rivers flowing down. On way back visit Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop. Enjoy toy train ride on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Darjeeling
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Ropeway view point, Tibetans Refuge Center (closed on Sunday), Happy valley Tea Garden (outer view) and Lioyed botanical garden. Visit a Tibetan village & Buddhist monasteries Chholing & Darli. Evening explore The Mall. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Darjeeling - Gangtok (120kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Gangtok via passing through Temi, Taraku, Singtam, Rangpo & Ranipool. The journey is surrounded by lush green forests and Tea Gardens. On arrival check in & O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Gangtok
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to Tsongmo Lake a paradise for bird lovers. It hosts a number of migratory birds prominent among them are Brahminy ducks, a large number of Blue Whistling Thrush, Redstarts & Fork tails. Next visit Do Drul Chorten, two exquisite Stupas built to commemorate the victory of good over evil. Also visit Himalayan Zoological Park known as Bulbuley. Government Institute of Cottage Industries, which produces crafts in authentic Sikkimese designs. Explore Lal bazaar, various ethnic groups from different villages gather here to haggle, bargain & gossip their wares. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Gangtok
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Rumtek Monastery a three stories high standout most imperative and noteworthy monastery of Black Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Bakthang Waterfall an eye-catching attraction flowing from Ratey Chu a broad waterfall that creates a soothing environment. Tashi Viewpoint you can observe the glorious Himalayas snow peaks from here. Ganesh Tok an ancient temple of Lord Ganesha that has a pleasant aura, colourful buntings surrounding the temple. Enchey Monastery a 200 years old monastery which was initially established as a small gompa by a tantric artist and renowned exponent among highlander Buddhists, Lama DrupthobKarpo. Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom here you can buy the majestic artefacts such as Thanka painting, traditional carpets, wooden carved and colourfully painted sculptures and much more. O/n at hotel.
Day 9: Gangtok - Bagdogra (125kms)/ Kolkata (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Bagdogra, via visiting Colonial hill resort town Kalimpong. Visit MacFarlane Memorial Church named after a Scottish missionary & Dr. Grahams Homes a missionary of the Church of Scotland. Also visit Durpin Monastery which contains sacred Buddhist scriptures. Deolo Park the landscaped garden offers views of the town and surrounding hills. Thongsa Gompa the oldest monastery in Kalimpong founded in the year 1692. Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompa on the Durpin hill famous for the Tibetan wall paintings. It also has a religious debating society along with a school of Tibetan medicine.
Continue drive to Bagdogra airport to board flight for Kolkata. On arrival transfer to hotel, check in & O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Kolkata - Departure (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule departure transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
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