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EAST COLONIAL TOUR PACKAGE

07 NIGHTS / 08 Days COLONIAL EAST

(03 Nights Kolkata - 02 Nights Gangtok – 02 Nights Darjeeling)

Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India's West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site. Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It's famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks. Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.Travel to India and Explore the Eastern Colonies of this Magnificent Country.

Recommended Extension       : 01 Night in Gangtok

Recommended Add-on            : Guwahati, Shillong, Bhubaneswar, Kurseong, Chalsa and Kalimpong

Meal                                        :Breakfast Inclusive. Lunch and Dinner Optional.

N.B. De-tours and Optional services also available. Itinerary can be customized.

Itinerary

  • 1

    ARRIVE KOLKATA (City Tour)

     Arrive Kolkata Airport by late night/morning flight.

     Meeting and assistance on arrival at Kolkata International airport. Complete Immigration and transfer to the hotel.

     Check-in, freshen-up and short relaxation.

     Afternoon visit to Mother Teresa House, Victoria Memorial, St. Paul’s Cathedral and ending the city tour by the riverside. (Optional : Sunset or Evening river cruise)

     Overnight at hotel

  • 2

    Kolkata (Full day Excursion)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     After breakfast go for day excursion to Serampore and visit Mission Chapel, Serampore College, William Carey Museum, St Olave Church and the Danish Tavern followed by visit to Armenian Church, Old Dutch Fort, Dutch cemetery at Chinsurah. Later part of the day continue forward and visit Patal Bari, Sacred Heart Church, Boulevard-Chandannagore Strand and ending the day excursion by visiting Bandel Church & Hooghly Imambara.

     Return to Kolkata.

     Overnight at the hotel

  • 3

    Kolkata (City Tour)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     After breakfast visit to the Kumartuli (Kumortuli is a traditional potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata. The city is famous as a sculpting hot-spot which not only manufactures clay idols for various festivals but also regularly exports them), Pareshwanath Jain Temple, Tagore House and finally ending at a buzzing market Place for souvenirs and shopping.

     Overnight at the hotel

  • 4

    KOLKATA - BAGDOGRA AIRPORT / PAKYONG AIRPORT – GANGTOK (By Air followed by Surface: 126kms // Approx 4hrs 30mins)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Checkout and transfer to Kolkata Airport for boarding flight to BGDOGRA/PAKYONG.

     On arrival at (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (500Ft / 150Mts) at New Jalpaiguri, you will be met by our local representative. Board vehicle & and transfer to Gangtok(5hrs). Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and at an altitude of 5500 ft from the sea level. On arrival at Gangtok, check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for leisure.

     Overnight at hotel

    N.B. Easy flight connection to Bagdogra available from Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai. Currently very limited flights available to and fro Pakyong Airport. It is currently advisable to use Bagdogra Airport )

  • 5

    Gangtok (Local sightseeing)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     After breakfast, excursion to picturesque Tssomgo Lake (12,400 Ft / 43 kms, 03 hrs) which is a glacial lake and remains frozen in winter. (Minimum 02 persons required fort Tshangu Lake tour). The depth of the Tsomgo Lake is on an average 50 ft. Late afternoon back to Gangtok. Evening at leisure of free to stroll the local market place.

     Overnight stay at hotel

  • 6

    Gangtok - Darjeeling (By surface: Approx 100 Kms/ 4 Hours)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Check-out and proceed to Darjeeling. Check in to hotel. Evening visit to the famous Mall. Stroll around or take a pony ride to feel the trail left behind of the erstwhile British settlement.

     Overnight at the hotel

    Optional : Top-up and stay at a colonial Tea Estate Bungalow

  • 7

    Darjeeling (Local sightseeing)

     Early morning visit to Tiger Hills (8364 Ft / 2550 Mts at around 03.45 to 04 AM) to view sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga (subject to weather condition). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop and back to hotel.

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     After breakfast proceed for a half-day sightseeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & panoramic view of Labong Tea Estate. Evening is free for leisure & souvenir shopping.

     Overnight at the hotel

  • 8

    Darjeeling - Bagdogra – Delhi (By surface: 74 kms/ Approx 3 hrs 30 mins)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Check-out and transfer to Bagdogra Airport for flight to Delhi/Kolkata/Mumbai/Bengaluru.

     On arrival Delhi, Dinner at local hotel/restaurant. (No rooms calculated on this day in Delhi)

     After dinner, transfer to airport to connect onward flight. International flight check-in starts 03 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure of the flight

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