North East India Tour
: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations Covered : Calcutta - Sunderbans Tiger
Reserve - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse - Yuksum - Gangtok
- Rumtek - Calcutta
Arrive Calcutta. Transfer to Hotel for overnight.
Day 02: Calcutta
A M visit the city
Day 03: Sunderbans
Drive to the Sunderbans
Reserve. Spreading over a series of densely forested islands and
saline water channels, Sunderbans is home to spotted deer, wild
pigs, monkeys, herons, kingfishers, white bellied eagles and almost
270 Royal Bengal tigers. Overnight in the Lodge.
Day 04: Sunderbans-Calcutta.
Return to Calcutta.
Day 05: Delhi
- Bagdogra - Darjeeling
Morning flight to Bagdogra, continue drive to Darjeeling. Night
at the Hotel.
Day 06: Darjeeling
Am visit Tiger Hill, Aloobari monastery and the Botanical Garden.
PM visit HMI and evening free to walk through the mall.
Darjeeling - Pemayangtse
Am leave for Pemayangtse (perfect sublime lotus) along a very
scenic road. On arrival check in at Hotel. PM visit Sikkim's
second oldest Monastery with an exceptional collection of
religious artworks including an exquisite wooden sculpture
on the top floor depicting the heavenly Palace of Uru Rimppoche.
The Rabdanste, the ruined Palace of the 17th18th century Capital
of Sikkim. Night at the Hotel.
Day 08: Pemayangtse
Am leave for Yuksum, where the first Chogyal was crowned in 1641.
On arrival check in at Hotel. Night at the Hotel.
Day 09: Yuksum
Am leave for Gangtok or "High Hill" with fine views of
the kangchendzonga Range. On arrival check in at Hotel. Visit the
Enchey Monastery which is 200 years old. The site was blessed by
the great tantric master, Lama Druptab Karpa, known for his flying
powers. It is the site of religious dances held in the 12th month
of the Tibetian Calendar. Research Institute of Tibetology, famous
in the world for research activities on the language and culture
of Tibet. PurbaChorten, has one of the most important Stupa in Sikkim
and its golden apex is visible from many points in Gangtok. Orchid
sanctuary, has over 200 species of orchids amidst beautiful landscape.
Deer Park, a popular view point has Deers and Red Pandas and other
Animals. A big statue of Buddha adorns the park and is replica of
the image in Sarnath. Night at the Hotel.
Gangtok - Rumtek
Am leave for Rumtek. On arival check in at Hotel. Night at
Am visit the Rumtek Monastry built in the 4th Chigyal was
damaged in an earthquake and was rebuilt. The 16th century
Gyalwa H.H Karmapa, after he escaped from Tibet, settled and
lived in this Monastary till completion of Dharma Chakra centre
nearby. Night at the Hotel.
Day 12: Rumtek
Am leave for Kalimpong. It has been, once, the meeting point of
the "Three Closed Land" on the trade route to Tibet, Bhutan
and Nepal. On arrival check in at Hotel. PM visit the traditional
market where every wednesday and saturday, draws colourful villagers
who come to sell fruits, unfamiliar vegetables, traditional medicines,
wollen cloth, yarn and much more. Kalimpong excels in producing
Orchids, Amaryllis, Roses, Cacti, Dahlias and Gladioli. O/N at the
Day 13: Kalimpong
Am visit the Monasteries, the oldest, the Thongsa Gompa, the Tharpa
Choling and the Dr Graham's homes, which was started by the missionary
Dr. John Anderson in 1900 when he admitted 6 needy children. Night
at the Hotel.
Day 14: Kalimpong
- Bagdogra - Delhi
Am, leave for Bagrogra. Noon transfer to domestic Airport to
connect flight to Delhi. On arrival transfer to city for final shopping.
Transfer to the International Airport for flight to Home destination.
Note: 6 day Bhutan
extention can be combined with this tour.