Highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim Tour

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Route : Kolkata Darjeeling Pemayangste Gangtok Kalimpong Kolkata
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Kolkata, the east Indian city of joy

Arrive in India, for your Highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim Tour

PM:

  • Arrive Kolkata

  • Welcome at airport

  • Transfer to hotel

Day 2

Day in Kolkata

Discover the first city of your Highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim Tour, pacing through Kolkata, the intellectual and cultural capital of India.

AM: Sightseeing tour of Kolkata, includes a visit to

  •  Victoria Memorial, a white marble structure built to commemorate the memory of Queen Victoria of England

  • The Kali temple, an ancient temple dedicated to goddess Kali. The city of Kolkata, derives its name from this temple

  • The famous Jain Temple

  • Drive past Fort William,  a colonial fort built by the British to guard the city against the French

  • Secratariat, a remnant of colonial architecture in the city.

PM:

  • Visit the local markets in Kolkata where you can shop for Bengali Sarees,, Murshidabad silks, handicrafts etc.

Day 3

Visit Darjeeling, Queen of the Hills

Cherish the natural beauty of your Highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim Tour, with a visit to Darjeeling

AM :

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bagdogra.

  • On arrival at Bagdogra airport (90 Kms / 3 Hrs), drive to Darjeeling, a small hill station famous for its tea plantations and breathtaking views of the snow capped Himalayas

PM :

  • Enjoy a visit to tea plantation and factory to learn about the process of tea production and processing

Day 4

Day in Darjeeling

Delight yourself in the beauty of  your Highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim Tour, discovering Darjeeling

AM:

  • Dawn excursion to the Tiger Hill to view the spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas. On a sunny day, a clear view of snow capped Mt Everest can be seen from here.

  • After breakfast board the UNESCO world heritage Toy train to visit the Ghoom monastery

PM:

  • Visit the Tibetan Refugee camp

  • Enjoy a leisurely walk in the Botanical gardens

Day 5

Drive to Pemayangste, a small hamlet in Sikkim (110 Kms / 5.5 Hrs)

Enter the state of Sikkim on your Highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim Tour, and visit Pemayangste, a little hamlet nestled in the Himalayas  

AM :

  • Drive to Pemayangste, a small hamlet in Sikkim (110 Kms / 5.5 Hrs)

PM :

  • Visit the beautiful Pemayanste monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim.

Day 6

Drive to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim (125 Kms / 5.5 Hrs)

Proceed to the fourth treasure of your Highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim Tour, by visiting Gangtok, the capital city of the state of Sikkim.  

AM:

  • Morning drive to Gangtok, the picturesque capital city of Sikkim.

PM:

  • Visit the Enchey monastery, which has a good collection of exquisite images and religious objects

Day 7

Day in Gangtok

Discover the charm of Gangtok on your Highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim Tour

AM:  Enjoy a short city tour of Gangtok, which includes a visit to

  • The cottage industry institute, which showcases local handicrafts, souvenirs etc.

  • Research Institute of Tibetology, which has a vast collection of rare Buddhist manuscripts and icons

  • The stupa, Do Dru La Chorten

PM: 

  • Visit to the Rumtek monastery. You can enjoy spectacular view of the snow covered Mt Kanchenjunga

Day 8

Drive to Kalimpong, a small scenic town famous for its beautiful monastery (80 Kms / 3 Hrs)

Experience tranquillity in your Highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim Tour, with a visit to the peaceful town of Kalimpong

AM:

  • Drive to Kalimpong, the beautiful hill town which is a meeting point of the ‘three closed lands’ and was once on the trade route between Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.

PM: Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kalimpong which includes a visit to

  • St. Theresa Church

  • Dela viewpoint and lake

  • Kalimpong Bazaar to shop for local handicrafts

Day 9

DEPARTURE

Bid goodbye to India, as you reach the finale of your Highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim Tour

AM:

  • Transfer to Bagdogra airport (85 Kms / 3 Hrs)to catch your return flight to Kolkata

  • On arrival in Kolkata, transfer to International airport to catch your flight back home.

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