kolkata, India

10 Days Tour


kolkata, India

Upon arrival at Kolkata international airport, you will be met by our representative who will assist you with the arrival transfer and check in formalities at the hotel. 
Today after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Kolkata visiting: - 

Victoria Memorial hall, Calcutta Victoria memorial hall is a fabulous museum that was established in the year 1921. Here you can view the photos and effigies of prominent personalities, who made an incredible contribution in the glory of India. Today, Victoria memorial is one of the finest art museums in Kolkata. It is a 184 ft tall edifice that was constructed on 64 acres of land. The museum houses a group of mind-blowing figures above the north porch that epitomize prudence, learning and motherhood.

Howrah Bridge, popularly known as the Rabindra Setu, Howrah Bridge is an engineering marvel and is counted amongst the busiest cantilever bridge in the World. Observing a daily traffic of about 60,000 vehicles and innumerable pedestrians, Howrah Bridge has equalled its position to Sydney Harbor Bridge.
Fort William: is a must visit tourist attraction place of Calcutta. Situated at the banks of river Hooghly, it was named after King William III of England. Fort William of Kolkata, India, was established during the tenure of British Raj in 1696. It was the guardroom of this two-storied building, where the black hole tragedy took place. 

Marble Palace: of Kolkata was built in the year 1835 by Rajendra Mallick, it is an exquisite art gallery. Marble palace houses the marvelous objects of art, sculptures, pictures & oil paintings. Its major highlight includes the Reuben's masterpieces. You can also find the original paintings of Rembrandt, 
Reynolds and Van Goyen etc. Calcutta marble palace is the one of its kinds and consists of exquisite pieces of art. 

Belur Math: is the most enchanting temple in Belur. In 1897 Swami Vivekananda founded Ramakrishna Mission in loving memory of his Guru Ramakrishna Paramhansa who preached unity of all religions. It is the international head quarters of Ramakrishna Mission. The architecture of the structure is very interesting. From any angle you look at it the structure is like a temple, a mosque or a church depending on the way you look at it. 

Botanical gardens: The gardens were originally founded in 1786 by Colonel Kyd, containing about 12,000 living plants and over two and half million dried out plant specimens in the herbarium collected from all over the world. This is the oldest of all the Botanical Gardens in India. Trees of the rarest kinds, from Nepal, Brazil, Penang, Java and Sumatra can be found here. The main attraction of the garden is the 200 year old Banyan Tree, claimed to have the second largest canopy in the world. 

Dakshineswar Kali Temple is situated alongside the Vivekananda Bridge north of Calcutta, about 20 km. from BBD Bagh. It is famous for its association - with Ramakrishna who achieved spiritual vision here. This temple was built by Rani Rashmoni in 1847. The 12- spired temple with its enormous courtyard is surrounded by 12 other temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast transfer to Kolkata airport to board flight for Bagdogra

Departure: Kolkata        At: 1225 Hrs        By: 9W 2452
Arrival: Bagdogra        At: 1330 Hrs

Upon arrival in Bagdogra you will be driven towards Darjeeling (90 Kms/ 03 hrs) at an height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet lies the land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of 

the Mount Everest is the Queen of the hills –around Mall or local Shopping center, upon arrival transfer and check in at hotel for overnight stay.
Early morning excursion to Tiger Hill Tiger Hill is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayas. The first rays of the sun shoot ahead and shed light upon the twin peaks of Kanchenjunga painting it pink and then bathing it in a beautiful orange color. From Tiger Hill, Mount Everest (29,002') is just visible, peeping out through two other peaks standing by its side. The distance in straight line from Tiger Hill to Everest is 107 miles.

Ghoom Monastery: is the popular name of the Sampten Choling Monastery or Yiga Choeling Monastery located at Ghoom at an elevation of 8,000 feet, 8 km from Darjeeling. The monastery follows the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. There is a 15-feet high statue of "Maitreya Buddha" (Coming Buddha) in the monastery. It contains images of Buddha’s disciples, Chenrezi and Chongapa. It was built in 1875 by Lama Sherab Gyatso and is the largest of the three monasteries in Ghoom.

After breakfast proceed for city tour of Darjeeling visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Tibetan camp and local bazaar.

Rest of the day is at leisure and overnight at Hotel 
Morning after breakfast you will be driven to Mirik (60 kms/ 2 hrs). The drive is through scenic roads with occasional stoppage for photography - Mirik is centered round Sumendu Lake and is known for its landscaped gardens, tea gardens, orange orchards, cardamom groves and spectacular views of the  Himalayan ranges - Full day excursion of Mirik Lake (Horse riding & Boating facilities is available around the lake  This high altitude lake is worth visiting due to its beautiful settings and serene atmosphere – One can also visit Pashupati Market in Nepal on the way back to Darjeeling. 
Evening free for independent activities, overnight stay at the hotel

Today after breakfast you will be driven towards Kalimpong (65 Kms/ 2 Hrs). 

Kalimpong situated on the foothills of the Himalayas is a green destination at an altitude of 1243 meters / 4078 feet - It is a historical destination with bustling market, colorful people and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range, Kalimpong is also known for nurseries. 

Upon arrival check in at the hotel and later proceed for sightseeing tour through scenic road to Forest Museum (Closed On Thursday), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr Graham Homes, Durbin Monastery, Mangaldham, Pine View Nurseries (Cactus Only). Rest of your evening is free at leisure, overnight stay 
at hotel.
After breakfast you will be driven towards Gangtok (105 Kms/ 3 hrs). 

Gangtok- Capital of the 22nd State of India, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful hill stations with varied options for tourist, upon arrival at Gangtok check in at the hotel. 

Later in the afternoon, proceed for sightseeing tour visiting Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, 
Rumtek Monastery: Originally built by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje in 16th century,  one of the finest monastery where His holy Dalai Lama stayed for some time. Botanical Garden. Rest of the evening is free. 

Over Night stay at the hotel

After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir nearly 40 kilometers and 2 hours drive along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, the home to the red panda and the blood pheasant with Rhododendron and other alpine trees along the road - Situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet - The Lake is oval shaped lake  nearly 50 feet deep - Generally covered in snow for most of the year  the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all. 

Return back to Gangtok, evening free for local Shopping, overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast you will be driven towards Bagdogra airport (approx 120 Kms/ 3 hrs) to board flight for Kolkata

Departure: Bagdogra        At: 1415 hrs        By: 9W 2481
Arrival: Kolkata            At: 1515 hrs

Upon arrival in Kolkata, transfer and check in at the hotel, overnight stay at the hotel.

Today in time you will be provided transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.