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  The Magical East  

 

    Best Time October till April  

The Magical East

It is said that if there is a Shangri La it must be in Hills of Darjeeling & Sikkim. While Darjeeling is a typical British hillstation with tea gardens surrounding it, it is Sikkim & Bhutan with its Tibetan Buddhism & mysticism which is attractive to the visitor. The revered Mt. Kanchenjunga is the reigning deity here & a sight to behold. The tour takes you also to Orissa where you have a complete contrast as you have a combination of sea, sand, ancient temples of Konark & Puri. The Jain monastries & cave complex at Udaygiri & Khandigiri date back to the 2nd. Century AD and are a delight.

Tour programme:
Day 01 - Arrive Kolkata. Meeting & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 - Morning departs with guide for half day city tour; visit Victoria Memorial, Fort William, Marble Place. Rest of the day free for independent activities.

Day 03 - Morning departure to airport to board flight for Bagdogra. Meeting & drive to Darjeeling (Aprox 93 Kms/ 3 hrs). Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 - Early Morning depart with guide for Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Tibetan Refugee Center, HIM, Botanical garden, observatory Hill. Afternoon Toy Train to Ghoom Monastery. Return back to hotel and visit upper market in Darjeeling. O/n at hotel.

Day 05 - Morning drive to Pemayangtse (Aprox.75 kms/3-4 hrs). Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 - Morning departs with guide for sightseeing of Pemayangtse; visit Rabdantse Palace, Sangacholing Monastery & Pemayangtse Monastery. Afternoon Drive to Gangtok. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 - Morning departs with guide for full day sight seeing, visit Rumtek Monastery, Enchey Monastery, Tsuk-La-Khang Temple, Lall Market etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 - Morning drive to Bagdogra Airport to connect flight for Kolkata. Arrive Kolkata & transfer to Howrah Railway station to connect train for Bhubaneswar. Overnight on Train.

Day 09 -Morning Arrive Bhubaneswar, Meeting & transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour visit, Lingaraj Temple, Mukteswar Temple, Iskcon Temple. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 - Morning drive to Puri (Aprox 65 Kms/2 hrs.) Enroute visit Khandagiri & Udaygiri Caves, Sun Temple at Konark. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 - Morning visit word famous Jaggannath Temple. Afternoon free for beach activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 - Morning Drive to Bhubaneswar & transfer to Railway Station to connect train for Kolkata. Arrive Kolkata in the evening and transfer to Airport to board flight for onward destination.

Pre Tour extension
Nepal and/or Bhutan 4-8 Days

Post Tour extension
Nepal Tour (3 nights) & Bhutan (4 nights)

Suggested Itinerary:-

Nepal

Day 01 -Arrive Kathmandu. Meeting & Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 - Morning depart with guide for full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, visit Durbar Square, Swayambhunath & Patan (Lalitpur). Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 - Morning depart with guide for full day sightseeing tour of Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Temple & Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon). Overnight at hotel.

Bhutan

Day 01 -Flight to Paro. Arrive Paro. Meeting & Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 - Morning departs with guide for full day city tour, visit National Museum, Paro Dzong, Durkgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 - Morning drive to Thimpu (Aprox 65 Kms./2 hrs). The sights include National Library, Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, Memorial Chorten, Trashichhodzong and Handicrafts Emporium that displays wide collection of beautifully hand-crafted products. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 - Drive back to Paro & drop off at Airport to connect flight for Kolkata. Arrive Kolkata. Meeting & transfer to hotel.

Day 03 - Departure to Airport to connect flight for onward destinations.

 
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