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DAY 1: ARRIVE KOLKATA
On arrival at Kolkata airport meet and assistance by our representative and transfer to your hotel for check-in
Kolkata was the capital of India during British emperor. The city's documented history, however, begins with the arrival of the English East India Company in 1690, when the Company was consolidating its trade business in Bengal.
After some rest proceed for sightseeing of Kolkata visiting, there after visit Victoria Memorial, (remain closed on Monday) St. Paul Cathedral Church and Mother Teresa’s House.
Overnight at Kolkata.
DAY 2: KOLKATA – BAGDOGRA- GANGTOK
Morning in time transfer to airport to board the morning flight for Bagdogra. Afternoon arrive at Bagdogra and drive to Gangtok ( Approx. 125 Kms/ 5 hrs drive).
Gangtok: At an altitude of 1750m, Gangtok became the state capital in the mid-19th century and has undergone rapid development since then. The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids.
Overnight at Gangtok
DAY 3: GANGTOK
Morning after breakfast proceed to visit Rumtek monastery, the world Dharma chakra Centre and the seat of His Holiness, the Gyalwa Karmapa, who is the head of the Kagyupa order of Tibetan Buddhism.
Later visit Enchey Monastery, Do-drulchorten, Namgyal Institute Of Tibetology (closed on Sundays) and Orchidarium.
Evening free at leisure to explore the local Handicraft centre and Market.
Overnight at Gangtok.
DAY 4: GANGTOK
Full day excursion to Phodong Monastery ( Approx. 40 Kms one way).Phodang Monastery was built in the 18th century by Chogyal GyurmedNamgyal. It belongs to the Kargyupa sect. The original monastery has been rebuilt although the old mural paintings and frescoes were preserved. It celebrates its annual ‘chaam’ on the 28th and 29th day of the tenth month of the Tibetan calendar.
After the visit of monastery return to Gangtok.
Overnight at Gangtok.
DAY 5: GANGTOK - PELLING
Morning after breakfast drive to Pelling via Tashiding Monastery ( Approx. 153 Kms/ 5hrs).
The Tashiding monastery belongs to the Nyingmapa order and is highly revered among the people of Sikkim. Build on the top of the hill and looming over the Rathong and Rangitriver, The monastery was built during the 17th Century.
Overnight at Pelling.
DAY 6: PELLING – KALINGPONG
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kalimpong. (Approx. 95 Kms/ 4hrs). On arraival check in at hotel. Later in the afternoon city tour of Kalimpong visiting Flower Nurseries(flowing as per the climate.) Tharpa Choling Monastery at Tirpai hill on route to Dr.Graham’s Home belongs to the Yellow Hat sect of Lamas to which the present Dalai Lama belongs. & ThongsaGumpa: this monastery is of Bhutanese origin and built around 1692. It is the oldest in Kalimpong.
Overnight in Kalimpong.
DAY 7 KALINGPONG –DARJEELING
After breakfast at hotel drive to Darjeeling (Approx. 60Kms/ 2hrs). On arraival check in at hotel. Later in the afternoon visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), and Zoological Park(closed on Thursday) and Tibetan Refuge Centre(closed on Sunday).
DAY 8: DARJEELING
Early morning visit Tiger Hill one can witness beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga , Mount Everest etc. On your return visit Ghoom Monastery. The oldest Monastery in the area which was built in 1875 and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height.
Return to hotel for breakfast. After some rest Enjoythe heritagetoy train ride till Ghoom.
Rest of the evening free at leisure to explore the Mall Raod.
Overnight at Darjeeling.
DAY 9: DARJEELING - BAGDOGRA
After morning breakfast in time transfer back to the Bagdogra airport (80km/3 hours) to board your flight to Kolkata / Delhi and then connect flight back home.