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BEST SEASON

October to March

Grade

Gentle – Moderate

Duration

Minimum 10 – 12 days Maximum: 15 days

1000 $ / Person

06 -08 Persons

Highlights : The Howrah Bridge on river Hooghly, Soft Hiking in Himalayas, Ancient Silk Route, Toy Train Ride, Burning Mountains, Tsomgo Lake, Oldest Monastery, Capital city Delhi & more…
 

Overview
This trip to the illustrious Bengal region in the North east India is an epic one. From the indelible & countless historical anecdotes & legacies on view in Kolkata to the majestic Kanchenjunga peak in Darjeeling, this private odyssey through Banjaaray is a true Himalayan adventure that encapsulates in it the UNESCO-listed Toy Train ride to India’s highest altitude railway station, the lush green tea estates, Gangtok’ Buddhist institutions including the famous Rabdentse & Enchay Monastery; Up Close & personal with snow leopards and Himalayan wolves at the Padmaja Naidu zoo, hike along the silk route trails & be infatuated by the Banjaaray hospitality, handling & care….

Mobile: +91 9899238167

Mail: info@banjaaray.com

MAJOR INCLUSIONS

  • TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED YES
  • BREAKFAST INCLUDED YES
  • ALL MONUMENTS TICKETS YES
  • HOTELS 4 / 5 STAR INCLUDED YES
  • GUIDE / ESCORT INCLUDED YES

DAY WISE ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrive in KOLKATA (City of Joy)

You arrive in Kolkata on your own. We receive you at the airport. Assist you to your waiting vehicle & drive to your hotel Check you in. Rest of the day is at leisure. Any Sightseeing today shall depend on the time of your arrival. Overnight at the hotel

Hotel TBA (Yet to be assigned)
Meals provided today: Dinner

Days 02 & 03 KOLKATA

We list some worth seeing places while you are in this city of Joy for next two days.

Howrah Bridge, Jorasankho Thakurbari, Park Street, Indian Museum, Victoria Memorial, Birla Temple, Eden gardens, Marble Palace Mansion, Sishu Bhavan (Mother Teresa Home), Esplanade Tram Station.

Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided Today: Breakfast

Day 04 KOLKATA – BAGDOGRA- DARJEELING (Flight 70 minutes flight + 3 hrs drive, 100 kms 2125 mtrs ASL)

After early morning breakfast, you fly to Bagdogra. After disembarking you set out for a drive to Darjeeling, one of the most beautiful hill resorts in the world. Upon reaching, you check in your hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure. You may stroll to the Mall or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Darjeeling.

Important: Do not forget to set the 0345 am morning alarm for an amazing sight the next morning.

Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided Today: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 05 DARJEELING (2125 mtrs ASL),

Yu wake up early before sunrise as scheduled the previous evening. Leave for Tiger Hill (2440 mtrs ASL), the most strategic vantage points from which you see the Sun rise over Mt. Kanchendzonga almost looking like a peak on fire. Capture the moment for eternity in your lens before leaving for Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop. Return to your hotel for freshening uo & breakfast.

After breakfast you visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, PNZ Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refuge Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view) before returning to your hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure.

Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided Today: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 06 DARJEELING - KALIMPONG (55 kms, 2 hrs, 1245 meters ASL)

After Breakfast at the hotel you leave for the flower world, Kalimpong known for its innumerable flower nurseries & gardens. Upon arrival check-in to your hotel. Later leave for a brief tour to see Delo Hills, Dr. Graham’s Home & flower
Nurseries. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

 Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided Today: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 07 KALIMPONG (Optional Trip (Hiking of 2 days)

Hike Details
Day 01: Walking tour to Chebu Village
After check in, you drive to Durpin Hill at Durpin Dara. This is an observatory point about 3 kms from town from where awe inspiring view of the mighty Himalayan ranges can be seen. The lush green valley’s intersected by the ice cold mountain ranges of Kanchendzonga Rivers such as the Teesta, Relli, Riang on one side and the sight of the plains on the other provide a breath taking view.

From here begin your walk to Chebu Basti seeing Teesta River flowing down the Valley on one side and Darjeeling on the other side. Chebu Village is surrounded by Cardamom Plantations, Seasonal Vegetable cultivation, Rice fields and Flower Nurseries. Packed Picnic lunch will be provided at the village and later walk back to the hotel
Overnight at the hotel – Kalimpong
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08 Hike to Damsang Fort/ Pedong & back

Breakfast at the hotel, short drive to Algarah , climb through dense pine forest to the highest point of the ridge , the Damsang Fort , a ruined fortress dating from the 17th Century Great view of the lovely Teesta valley and the Himalayan range . Relegation through woods and green meadows towards Army Cantonment area via Pedong , Drive back to Kalimpong.

Overnight at the hotel – Kalimpong
Meals provided: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 09 KALIMPONG - GANGTOK (75 kms, 2-3 hrs)

Have breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Gangtok- the cleanliest capital city of Sikkim”. Upon arrival check in to your hotel; Rest of the afternoon is at leisure. You may enjoy walking to the market on the MG road if you wish.

Overnight at the hotel
Meals provided: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10 GANGTOK (Nathu La pass, 3760 meters ASL, Tsomgo Lake, Silk route, Seeking pre- permission is a must for foreigners)

Have breakfast at the hotel. Get ready for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake (40 kilometers each way, 2 hours drive along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary) interspersed with Rhododendron and alpine trees along the road. The oval shaped lake is nearly 50 feet deep & is blanketed by snow for most of the year. You can see Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds here. Return to Gangtok in the evening. Enjoy a late evening stroll on M G Road & see locals busy with their chores.

Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided Today: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 11 GANGTOK

Gangtok like many other hills in the East is breathtakingly beautiful. It is also the cleanliest hill stations of the world. Primarily popular for the Budhist institutions & religious leanings, it has many famous monasteries flower & fruit Orchids, High altitude Lakes & markets to show of. Today you visit the Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchay Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, etc before returning to the hotel for overnight stay.

Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided Today: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12 GANGTOK – BAGDOGRA – KOLKATA/DELHI (3 hrs drive followed by 70 minutes flight to Kolkata or 2hrs 30 minutes flight to Delhi)

You leave for either Kolkata or Delhi today depending on your choice.

For those who choose to depart for their home country from Kolkata, we see them off at the airport & wish them a safe flight home.

For ones decided for Delhi, we meet them at the Delhi airport. Check them in the hotel nearby for the night.

Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided Today: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 13 Delhi (Full day of sightseeing & heritage walking tour)

Have breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing commences immediately afterwards. You experience rickshaw ride in the bustling Chandni chowk opposite the illustrious red fort. Walk to one of the largest spice wholesale markets of Asia winding your way through narrow lanes & by lanes. Savor the famous Paranthas in the illustrious food street. See hundreds of locals, walk alongside & greeting you with a smile.

Move over to the more urban, glamorous New Delhi or The Lutyen’s Delhi in the afternoon. See the Humayun’s Tomb (Precursor to Taj Mahal), Qutab Minar (The tallest Victory Tower of the Muslim Empire), Lotus Temple (Bahai Faith, closed on Mondays) & the Birla temple. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Hotel: TBA
Meals Provided Today: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 14 Delhi – Departure Home

Your tour ends today. You have a leisurely breakfast in the morning. Pack up your belongings & get ready for a check out by say 1PM. We take you to Akshardham temple on a Metro Ride. You spend a few hours appreciating the amazing architectural marvel. Return to the waiting vehicle outside for a drive to one of the capital’s most popular restaurants. There we treat you to a farewell dinner before seeing you off at the international airport for your flight back home.
Hope you enjoyed travelling with us.

Hotel: TBA

 Meals Provided Today: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

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