Eastern Horizons (13n/14d)

There is more to Darjeeling then its infamous Tea Plantations

There is more to Darjeeling then its infamous Tea Plantations

Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2 Delhi
Full day city tour of Old & New Delhi visiting Qutub Mninar, Lakshimi Narain Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Red Fort (closed on Mondays), Humayun’s Tomb. Drive past India Gate, Secretariat and other Government buildings. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 Delhi – Bhubaneswar
Morning departure transfer to the airport to board flight to Bhubaneswar. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting Lingaraj Temple, Rajrani Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, Parsurameshwar and Brahmeshwar Temple. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 Bhubaneswar – Puri
Morning leave by surface to Puri en route visit Konark Temple dedicated to the Sun God. On arrival check-in at your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5 Puri
Morning sightseeing tour of Puri visiting the renowned Jagannath Temple. The temple has fine carvings and mouldings. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 Puri – Bhubaneswar – Kolkata (Calcutta)
Morning leave by surface for Bhubaneshwar airport to board flight to Calcutta. On arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7 Kolkata (Calcutta)
Sightseeing of Calcutta visiting the Jain Temple, Zoological Gardens, Victoria Memorial and drive past Howrah Bridge, Dalhousie Square, Fort William’s, Secretariat building and Old Court Street House. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 Kolkata (Calcutta) – Bagdogra – Darjeeling
In time departure transfer to the airport to board flight to Bagdogra. Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel in Darjeeling. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 Darjeeling
Early morning excursion to Tiger Hill to view sunrise. Later visit the Tibetan Monastery at Ghoom. Afternoon visit the highest racecourse in the world at The Lablong Village and Mountaineering Institute – House of Tenzing Norgay. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 Darjeeling – Gangtok
Morning drive for Gangtok and on arrival check-in at your hotel. One can enjoy a short trek or pony ride to the top of the hill to see the Himalayan Flora and Fauna. Afternoon visit the Rumtek Monastery. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 Gangtok
Morning visit Enchey Monastery, Tashiling, the Tsuk-La Khang and the Palden Tondup Cottages Industries Institute. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 Gangtok
Morning sightseeing tour of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, the Chorten and the Orchid Sanctuary (in season) and the Monastery of Gylwa. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 Gangtok – Kalimpong
Morning drive to Kalimpong and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kalimpong City. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 Kalimpong – Bagdogra – Delhi
In time departure to Bagdogra airport to board flight to Delhi. Assistance on arrival in Delhi and transfer to a hotel/restaurant for Dinner. Later departure transfer to the International airport to board your flight back home.

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