Majestic Views Of Kanchenjunga From Darjeeling Majestic Views Of Kanchenjunga From Darjeeling


 Darjeeling And Eastern Himalayas
 10 Days
01
 Depart  UK  
02
 Arrive
 Kolkata
 · Relax On Arrival At
   Kolkata
03
 Kolkata  · Flower Markets At 
   Howrah Bridge
 · Sightseeing Tour Of     Kolkatas
04
 Darjeeling  · Ascent Up The
   Himalaya Foothills
05
 Darjeeling  · Fabulous Views
   From Tiger Hill
06
 Darjeeling  · The Darjeeling
   Himalaya Railway
07
 Pelling  · Majestic Himalayan      Scenery At Pelling
08
 Gangtok  · The Remote
   Kingdom Of Sikkim
09
 Gangtok  · Tibetean Buddhist     Monasteries
10
 Kalimpong  · Orchards And Fruit     Markets
11
 Kolkata  · Relax At Kolkata
12
 Depart
 Kolkata
 Arrive UK
 · Transfer To Airport

This Is A Private Tour With Your Own Vehicle
And Driver-Guide
 
When To Go: July - April When To Go: July - April
For Alpine Summers: March – Sept
For Winter Snows: Oct – Feb
The Victoria Memorial At Kolkata The Victoria Memorial At Kolkata
The Howrah Bridge At Kolkata The Howrah Bridge At Kolkata
The Darjeeling Himalaya Toy Train The Darjeeling Himalaya Toy Train
The Mayfair Hotel At Darjeeling The Mayfair Hotel At Darjeeling
View Of Kanchenjunga From Pelling
View Of Kanchenjunga From Pelling
Ranka Monastery Near Gangtok Ranka Monastery Near Gangtok
Himalayan Flowers Near Kalimpong Himalayan Flowers Near Kalimpong

Darjeeling And Eastern Himalayas

Room And Breakfast
Based On 2 Persons Sharing Room

SUMMER: 01/05 – 30/10 WINTER: 01/11 – 30/04
FEATURED TOUR – LAND HOLIDAY ONLY
  SUMMER 2016 WINTER 2015
 FIRST CLASS HOTELS  £1344 PP  £1398 PP
 STANDARD 3 STAR HOTELS  £982 PP  £1098 PP


FEATURED TOUR - WITH FLIGHT PACKAGE (LHR)
  SUMMER 2016 WINTER 2015
 FIRST CLASS HOTELS  £1898 PP  £1928 PP
 STANDARD 3 STAR HOTELS  £1542 PP  £1628 PP
*Based On Lowest Non – Peak Period Airfares
airplane
INCLUDES
  • Private tour of India in an air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking   
    driver.
  • All entry fees for places of interest as described in itinerary.
  • Services of local English speaking guides at Kolkata.

OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS
  • Children under 6 years of age sharing parents bed are given this tour FREE  
    OF CHARGE!!
  • Special rates available for 2 adults and 1 child sharing triple room.
  • Discounts available for families and groups.
  • Flight and accommodation supplements may apply at peak periods.
  • The cost of INTERNAL FLIGHTS are not included. These will be quoted
    separately as they are system fares that change on a regular basis.

TAILOR MADE ALTERATIONS
  • You are welcome to suggest changes or alterations such as a more relaxed
    tour with fewer activities, additional nights at places that may interest you.
  • Tell us about any special interests and we will incorporate them in to your   
    tour schedule.

Darjeeling And Eastern Himalayas

Kolkata, Darjeeling And Sikkim

A visit to the Eastern Himalayas offers a fascinating combination of spectacular mountain vistas, colonial hill stations, fruit orchards and sprawling tea plantations.

You start your journey in the vibrant city of Kolkata (Calcutta), the former capital of the British Raj and home to a highly creative Bengali artistic tradition.

After a short flight to Bagdogra you begin the ascent of the Himalayan foothills, travelling through beautiful tea gardens to Darjeeling. From Fox Hill, spectacular views of Mount Kanchenjunga can be seen on a clear day. Darjeeling also is home to the world famous Himalayan Mountain Railway, whose Toy Train will take you on a ride through the surrounding hills to the magnificent Batasia Loop.

Sikkim is a mini Shangri-La nestled in high altitude valleys next to Tibet. The rugged terrain is strikingly beautiful and the culture deeply rooted in Buddhism with inaccessible monasteries clinging to deep valleys.

At the village of Pelling the wall of the Himalayas gets closer still, with more magnificent views of the Kanchenjunga range. Many interesting Tibetan monasteries are also scattered around Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Kalimpong is a low altitude Hill Station with charming orchards and flower gardens in verdant surroundings.

Recommended For: Anyone who wants a ‘less touristy’ perspective of the Indian Himalayas. A great option for a return visit to India.

 

Day 01

Depart UK
Depart UK – Overnight flight.

 

Day 02

Kolkata
The Oberoi Grand  

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta sprawls along the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, a tributary of the Ganges. With an extended metropolitan population of over fourteen million people, it is India's third-largest city.

Kolkata was the former capital of British India and its most famous landmark, The Victoria Memorial, is a splendid white marble monument. Established in 1814, the Indian Museum is the oldest museum in Asia and houses a vast collection of Indian natural history and Indian art.

 

Day 03

Kolkata
The Oberoi Grand 

The famous Howrah Bridge (1943) is one of three bridges that span the Hooghly River. You can explore the curious flower markets by the riverside with a gentle walk along the banks.

Kolkata was the birthplace of modern Indian literary and artistic thought. As a "city of furious creative energy", it has inspired many with its soul and vibrancy.

 

Day 04

Darjeeling
The Mayfair Darjeeling 

INTERNAL FLIGHT FROM KOLKATA –
BAGDOGRA
1 HR 25 MIN

A short flight takes you to Bagdogra, the starting point of your ascent up the Himalayan Foothills. Mountain roads curve through tea estates to reach Darjeeling, one of the most beautiful Hill Stations in India.

 

Day 05

Darjeeling
The Mayfair Darjeeling

Darjeeling
The major attractions of Darjeeling are the beautiful views of Kanchenjunga, the world’s third tallest mountain peak (28169ft). Kanchenjunga is best seen at dawn from Tiger Hill (9,000 feet). On some days even Mount Everest can be seen. It is best to visit early morning when the first rays of sun kiss the mountain and give it a golden color. There is also great cultural diversity in Darjeeling, with many Tibetan refugees as well as Nepali’s and Bihari’s who work in the tea plantations. One cannot also, miss the house of Tenzing Sherpa, the first to conquer Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary.

 

Day 06

Darjeeling
The Mayfair Darjeeling

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was opened in 1881 and is One Of The Most Famous Railways In The World. UNESCO has in fact declared the so called Toy Train as a World Heritage monument! The railway passes through some very picturesque mountain scenery and has been the subject of a plethora of romantic articles and films.

The steam 'Joy' train operates daily from Darjeeling to Ghoom around the famous Batasia Loop. A steam train also operates from Siliguri to 'Agony Point' on weekends.

 

Day 07

Pelling
Elgin Mount Pandim Resort

Sikkim
The Buddhist state of Sikkim is a remote mountainous region bordering Tibet and wedged between the Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan.

Pelling
A lovely drive takes you to the remote hamlet of Pelling, a laid back, scenic, but rapidly swelling town situated at an altitude of 6,800 ft above sea level. Pelling is famous for the magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains of the Kanchenjunga range. High above the forest covered hills, in an amphitheatre of cloud, snow and rock, the entire route from Yuksam over Dzongri La to the Rathong Glacier can be seen.

 

Day 08

Gangtok
The Mayfair Gangtok

Gangtok
Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and a bustling Hill Station in a picturesque setting in the Himalayan Foothills. The main points of interest are Enchey Monastery and Ganesh Tok, both high above the town. Enchey Monastery is a two hundred year old temple in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

 

Day 09

Gangtok
The Mayfair Gangtok

It is also well worth driving to Rumtek Monastery, noted for its carved and painted woodwork. Located 22 km from Gangtok, it is one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and head seat of the Karma Kagyu School in Sikkim.

 

Day 10

Kalimpong
Hotel Silver Oaks

Kalimpong
Kalimpong is a Hill Station nestled in the Shiwalik Hills (Lower Himalaya) with a temperate climate and famous flower markets, especially with a wide variety of orchids. There are flower nurseries involved in exporting the Himalayan grown flower bulbs, tubers and rhizomes. It also houses several monasteries, which hold a number of rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.

Deolo Hill is a must see for all nature lovers. There is a lovely view from a park on the top, surrounded on all sides by tea gardens going thousands of feet deep, and the entire picturesque landscape guarded on all sides by high-rise mountains.

 

Day 11

Kolkata
The Oberoi Grand

INTERNAL FLIGHT FROM BAGDOGRA – KOLKATA 
1 HR

Take an internal flight to Kolkata for a stopover night prior to your departure from India.

 

Depart India

Depart India – Daytime flights arrive back in UK the same day.

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