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Kolkata and the Eastern Himalayas

The North East of India is a storehouse of unparalleled beauty. Whether it is the foothills of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Tiger Hill, or the Tea Estates of Darjeeling, this part of the country has much to offer.
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Duration

14 Day(s)

Includes

Tours and Excursions

Board Basis

Bed and Breakfast

14 Day

Kolkata and the Eastern Himalayas

From £ 1999/pp

OVERVIEW

Our Kolkata and the Eastern Himalayas tour covers some of the most pristine locations of Eastern India including Kolkata, Pelling, Gangtok, Kalimpong, and Darjeeling. Kolkata is popularly known as ‘the city of Joy’ and is considered the cultural capital of the country. Some of the best Indian literature and arts hails from this part of India. A unique skyline of skyscrapers and neo-classical architecture, the colonial influence on the region is shown throughout the city. The North East of India is a storehouse of unparalleled beauty. Whether it is the foothills of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Tiger Hill, or the Tea Estates of Darjeeling, this part of the country has much to offer.


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Includes

  • Assistance by our representatives to and from the airport
  • Bed & Breakfast basis throughout
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Tours and activities as per itinerary
Arrive in Kolkata
Day: 1 | Arrive in Kolkata

Arrive in Kolkata where you will be greeted by our representative

Touch down in Kolkata, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport. On arrival, you will be assisted by our staff for transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for ... ...read more

Experience

Take a cooking demonstration

Visit a local Bengali home for a cooking demonstration and dinner

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Kolkata
Day: 2 | Kolkata

Kolkata city tour

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Post breakfast, visit Mullick Ghat Flower Market - the largest flower market in India, Mother House, and the Victoria Memorial – the brainchild of Lord C... ...read more

Kolkata
Day: 3 | Kolkata

Kokata city tour and visit to the potters quarter

Visit popular city attractions like the Indian Museum, India’s oldest and largest museum. Designed by Walter Granville, it houses rare collections of antiques including armour, ornamen... ...read more

Experience

Durga Purja

Experience one of the most famous festivals in West Bengal during the period of Navatri.

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Kolkata - Pelling
Day: 4 | Kolkata - Pelling

Leave Kolkata for Pelling

Start your day with breakfast, and fly to Bagdogra. Our staff will assist you on arrival at Bagdogra Airport. Drive to Pelling which lies at the foothills of Mount Kangchendzonga. The ... ...read more

Pelling
Day: 5 | Pelling

Visit one of the oldest monastries in Sikkim

Enjoy your breakfast at the property, then head to Sanga Choling Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim. It is located on a ridge top above Pelling, this can be reached wit... ...read more

Gangtok
Day: 6 | Gangtok

Leave from Pelling and head to Gangtok

After breakfast, drive to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Gangtok is about a five-hour drive away from Pelling. Gangtok is a perfect example of the regions ethnic diversity, here you w... ...read more

Gangtok
Day: 7 | Gangtok

Full day city tour in Gangtok

Have breakfast at the hotel and head out for a full-day tour. The popular city attractions covered on this day include Do Drul Chorten, a Buddhist structure surrounded by 108 prayer wh... ...read more

Gangtok - Kalimpong
Day: 8 | Gangtok - Kalimpong

Travel from Gangtok to Kalimpong

After breakfast, you will travel 74 kilometres from Gangtok to Kalimpong. The journey will take around two and a half hours by car. Stop at Rumtek Monastery at the base of the Kagyupa... ...read more

Kalimpong
Day: 9 | Kalimpong

Visit the Durpin Dara Monastery

Following breakfast, visit Durpin Dara Monastery, also known as Zang Dhok Palri Monastery, it houses a rare Buddhist manuscript of 108 volumes. It was presented by Dalai Lama in 1956 w... ...read more

Kalimpong - Darjeeling
Day: 10 | Kalimpong - Darjeeling

Head to Darjeeling

Post breakfast, prepare for checkout and leave for Darjeeling. The journey will take approximately 2 hours. Darjeeling is located in the lesser Himalayas and its name derives from Dorj... ...read more

Experience

The tea of Darjeeling

Although Darjeeling's tea industry owes its roots to the Chinese tea plants, Darjeeling has made its own name in the tea world.

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Darjeeling - Ghoom
Day: 11 | Darjeeling - Ghoom

Watch the sunrise at Tiger Hill and take the heritage toy train to Ghoom

Before breakfast, head for a morning tour to Tiger Hill to view the sunrise. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga. After that... ...read more

Ghoom
Day: 12 | Ghoom

This day is at leisure or you can opt for an optional tour

Today you are free to enjoy the hotels facilities or take one of the optional tours available. Take a three hour hike to the Aloobari Monastery or enjoy a ride on the scenic Ropeway ... ...read more

Ghoom - Kolkata
Day: 13 | Ghoom - Kolkata

Head back to Kolkata

Enjoy breakfast, then drive to Bagdogra Airport and fly to Kolkata. On arrival in Kolkata, our staff will assist you with transfer to the property.

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Departure
Day: 14 | Departure

Time to head back home

Post breakfast, prepare for checkout. You will be transferred to the airport to board a flight back home.

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Head down to coastal Puducherry

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