Journey Through Kolkata, Darjeeling & Sikkim

12 Nights / 13 Days

Overview

The Darjeeling Sikkim tour starting in Kolkata gives the opportunity to explore your mind a vivid picture of the colonial hill station, rolling emerald green mountains, fluttering Tibetian flags against the backdrop of gigantic monasteries where lamas busy mumbling holy chants and a handful of glittering lakes that holds a strong mythological significance. Its starting point is Kolkata – A city which in reality is an exceptionally charismatic city full of fascination and old-world ambience. Fringing the Hooghly River, the city of Kolkata has a rich lineage in culture, history and cuisine and a versatile ability to keep up with changing times.Darjeeling is situated at the border of West Bengal and is indeed a beautiful place. Nestled in the foothills of mighty Himalayas the magical charm of this place is unmatched. With places like Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Yumthang Valley, Lachung,Gangtok offers a captivating view of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. Sikkim has the perfect weather, the mesmerizing views and the abundance of natural beauty which would make for a perfect holiday

Highlights

  • Birla Planetarium
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Ride on Darjeeling Toy Train
  • Tiger Hill to see Sunrise
  • Ghoom Monastery
  • Pemayangste Monastery
  • Rumtek Monastery
  • Tsonmgo Lake

Kolkata

Darjeeling

Pemayangtse

Gangtok

Kalimpong

Tour Route

2 Nights

Kolkata

2 Nights

3 Nights

Darjeeling

3 Nights

2 Nights

Pemayangtse

2 Nights

2 Nights

Gangtok

2 Nights

2 Nights

Kalimpong

2 Nights

1 Night

Kolkata

1 Night

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13

Arrive Kolkata

Upon arrival at Kolkata International Airport you are met by our company executive who would assist you to the Car and then transfer you to your pre booked Hotel

A vibrant 350-year-old metropolis located on India’s Eastern Coast, the capital of West Bengal thrives on contradictions and imposing spectacles; nothing is commonplace in this city. Famously known as the City of Joy, Kolkata is, in every sense, the artistic, cultural and intellectual capital of the country.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kolkata

Kolkata

Breakfast in the Hotel

Later proceed for city tour of Kolkata visiting to the Fort William – a fort built on the Eastern banks of the river Hooghly by the Britishers and named after King William III of England. The magnificent structure is spread over 70.9 acres and is embellished with hundreds of arched windows that overlook lush green gardens. St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of the city, this colossal structure reminds you of the colonial times and takes you down the memory lane. It looks most beautiful during the Christmas holidays, when the cathedral, the garden around it as well as the surrounding streets are all bathed in light and festivities. Birla Planetarium is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest in the world. It is a magnificent edifice set up by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 2nd July 1963. It is one of the three planetariums present in India. The Botanical gardens a sprawling garden spanning a total area of 273 acres that is located in Shibpur, Howrah, near Kolkata. The gardens were established in the year 1787 and were commonly known as the Company Garden in that time.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kolkata

Kolkata – Bagdogra (BY Flight) Bagdogra – Darjeeling (BY Private Vehicle 95 Kms 2 ½ Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Our executive will transfer you to the Kolkata Airport to board Flight for Bagdogra. Upon arrival in Bagdogra Airport you are met by our Representative and transferred by Private Vehicle for Darjeeling. Upon arrival in Darjeeling check in at your pre booked Hotel

Darjeeling a serene hill station set at an elevation of 2050 meter. The weather of the hill town is so alluring that nothing in the world can make you leave it. Take a toy train ride have a look at the beautiful tea plantations while crossing the valleys, enjoy a stroll around the Mall road, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga peak from the Tiger Hill and sip in a cup of the best tea in the world.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Darjeeling

Darjeeling

Early Morning drive to Tiger Hills to see Sunrise. Tiger Hill is located 11kms (6.8 miles) from Darjeeling town and above Ghum. It’s the highest point in Darjeeling hills at an altitude of 8482 feet (or 2590 meters).

On the return journey visit Ghoom Monastery – holds immense importance as it is dedicated to Maitreya Buddha, who is believed to be ‘The Buddha to Come’. The monastery preserves some rare, handwritten Buddhist manuscripts. Batasia Loop is the place through which the toy train passes in a loop like pattern. It is a great location to enjoy a 360 degree view of Darjeeling’s picture perfect landscape. At the center of the Batasia Loop Garden, there is War Memorial, which was built to honor the Gorkha soldiers who lost their lives in different operations and wars after India’s independence.

Later return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast continue the sightseeing of Darjeeling visit one of the most popular attractions of Darjeeling Peace Pagoda- It was purposely built in order to bring peace and prosperity in the world. It displays four different avatars of Buddha and is open to people of all races and creeds. Himalayan Zoological Park Also known as Darjeeling Zoo, this is a haven for animals of all kinds and a huge centre of attraction for animal lovers and nature enthusiasts. Observatory Hill this place on a hill top is one of the greatest spots in Darjeeling to observe the panoramic views of the mountains and it also has a temple at the summit called the Mahakal Temple, Refugee Self Help center – it was setup by Tibetan refugees in Darjeeling on October 2, 1959 after they followed Dalai Lama and escaped from Tibet.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Darjeeling

Darjeeling

Breakfast in the Hotel

Morning Toy Train Ride (Depends upon the weather conditions) exploring Darjeeling and Tea Garden tour to witness the manufacturing process of Tea in the Factory. Operating on narrow gauge tracks since 1880s and providing an important transport link to various parts of Darjeeling hills and lower plains, the toy train is an icon of Darjeeling heritage since the colonial days and an engineering marvel that was achieved in that era. It also offers a wonderful way of absorbing the Himalayan beauty as you traverse along the slopes of the hills.

Optional one can take a Day Excursion to Mirik- a quaint little town of valleys, lakes and rivers.

Later return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast continue the sightseeing of Darjeeling visit one of the most popular attractions of Darjeeling Peace Pagoda- It was purposely built in order to bring peace and prosperity in the world. It displays four different avatars of Buddha and is open to people of all races and creeds. Himalayan Zoological Park Also known as Darjeeling Zoo, this is a haven for animals of all kinds and a huge centre of attraction for animal lovers and nature enthusiasts. Observatory Hill this place on a hill top is one of the greatest spots in Darjeeling to observe the panoramic views of the mountains and it also has a temple at the summit called the Mahakal Temple, Refugee Self Help center – it was setup by Tibetan refugees in Darjeeling on October 2, 1959 after they followed Dalai Lama and escaped from Tibet.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Darjeeling

Darjeeling – Pemayangtse (By Private Vehicle 80 Kms 4 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Pemayangste. Upon arrival in Pemayangste check in at your pre booked Hotel.
Pelling or Pemayangtse passes through the border township of Melli and Jorethang. Melli is one of the few towns in India that lies across the border of two states. Jorethang is a small town that is situated on the Rangeet river in South Sikkim

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pemayangste

Pemayangtse

Breakfast in the Hotel

Morning visit to Pemayangste Monastery – one of the oldest buddhist monasteries of Sikkim which has a famous collection of ancient Buddhist antique idols, scriptures. It stands tall on a hilltop overlooking the historical Rabdentse ruins, the former capital of the Kingdom of Sikkim.
Pride and joy of the resident monks is a richly detailed and painted wooden panel depicting Guru Rincpoche in his Celestial Abode, rising above hell.

Then visit to the Famous View point of Mt. Kanchanjanga and Rabdentse Palace Ruins.
Later proceed to visit Daran Village is located about 8 kms away and in inhabited mainly by the traditional Limboo tribe. Although there are locals who belong to other communities as well. Rimbi waterfalls and Orange gardens are located close to each other.

Evening walk around small town and quiet village area

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pemayangste

Pemayangtse – Gangtok (By Private Vehicle 117 Kms, 4 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Gangtok, overlooking the Kanchenjunga Mountains is the mountainside capital of the tiny state of Sikkim. Looking like something out of a fairy tale, Gangtok houses balance precariously on steep mountain slopes above incredible scenic panoramas. Pagoda – like house, painted turquoise roofs, and busy bazaars are filled with elegantly Tour Costumed smiling faced people, adding to the magic of this scene. Upon arrival at Gangtok check in at your pre booked hotel

Evening walk around town.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Gangtok

Gangtok

Breakfast in the Hotel

Morning drive to Tsonmgo Lake (12400 ft), which is located 40 km from Gangtok. Tsonmgo is about 1 km long and 15 m deep sacred lake. Later, we will pay a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple which is 16 km away from the lake. Later drive back to Gangtok. Evening free at your leisure

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Gangtok

Gangtok - Kalimpong (By Private Vehicle 90 Kms, 4 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Morning go for a sightseeing tour of Gangtok including the visits of the Rumtek Monastery, Banjhakri Falls, Institute of Tibetology, Do-Drul-Chorten and Flower Exhibition Centre

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Kalimpong. Upon arrival in Kalimpong check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Kalimpong is an east Indian hill town in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal. Perched on a ridge above the Teesta River, it’s home to colonial-era buildings like MacFarlane Memorial Church, named after a Scottish missionary. South, the hilltop Durpin Monastery, or Zang DhokPalriPhodang, contains sacred Buddhist scriptures. Deolo Park has landscaped gardens and offers views of the town and surrounding hills.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kalimpong

Kalimpong

Breakfast in the Hotel

Later proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kalimpong starts. We will visit the Durpin Hill, wherein you can explore the magnificence of the famous Zong Dog PalriFo- Brang Monastery that belongs to the same Buddhist sect as the present Dalai Lama. Later, proceed to other tourist destinations like Jelapla View Point, Pine View Point, Chitra Bhanu, Kalim Temple, and Dr. Graham's Homes Complex. Also visit the Delo Hill (5556 ft), the highest point in Kalimpong. From here you can witness the entire Kalimpong, glorious Mt. Kanchenjunga, surrounding villages along with the Relli Valley on one side with the Teesta River on the other.

After finishing the city tour of Kalimpong, return to the hotel, and then if you wish can explore the colorful HaatBazzar of Kalimpong.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kalimpong

Kalimpong – Bagdogra(By Private Vehicle 100 Kms, 4 ½ Hrs Drive)Bagdogra – Kolkata (By Flight)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Bagdogra Airport to board flight for Kolkata. Upon arrival in Kolkata Airport you are met by our Representative and transferred to your pre booked Hotel.

Evening visit to Local Market for the last minute shopping

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kolkata

Leave Kolkata

Today you are transferred to Kolkata International Airport to board flight for Onward Journey

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Pricing*

– £ 2385 / US$ 3425 per person for a minimum of 2 travellers on a twin or double sharing basis.
– £735 / $1015 for single room supplement.

Price Valid till 30th April 2023 , Prices Quoted in Sterling Pounds & US Dollars & based in Standard Hotels

Included

  • Accommodation on Twin / Double Sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Darjeeling and Sikkim Portion on Half board basis
  • Private Transfers
  • City Sightseeing
  • Air Conditioned Private Car with Driver (Air Conditioned not possible onHilly areas)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrances to Monuments
  • Toy Train Ride in Darjeeling
  • Domestic Flight as per Program
  • GST

Not Included

  • International Flight
  • Insurance
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Meals -Lunch and Dinner in Kolkata
  • Meals -Lunch in Darjeeling and Sikkim
  • Camera and Video charges
  • Tips
  • Visa Charges

* Terms and Conditions Apply

  1. Prices applicable for standard hotels, luxury accommodations available on request.
  2. Prices valid upto 30th April 2023.
  3. Christmas and New Year supplement applicable extra.
  4. Local taxes apply.

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