Bagdogra- Mirik- Darjeeling- Gangtok- Kolkata- Gangasagar- Kolkata- Puri- Bhubaneshwar- Bagdogra
09 Nights – 10 Days
Day 01 :
Transfer from NJP Railway Station/Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling via Mirik and Pashupati Market (Indo-Nepal Border). Overnight at Darjeeling.
Day 02 :
Located on a ridge at 2134 m and surrounded by forested hills and tea plantations, Darjeeling has been a popular hill station since the British established it in the mid-1800s. With its idyllic setting, exhilarating climate and stunning views of the Kanchenjunga peaks it also attracts trekkers. It is a fascinating town where one can see Buddhist monasteries, visit tea plantations, bargain-hunt or go trekking. Darjeeling local sightseeing covering Tiger Hill Sunrise Point, Batasia Loop, Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling Zoo, Mountaineering Institute, Tea garden, Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee center and Lebong Race Course Area. Overnight at Darjeeling.
Day 03 :
Transfer from Darjeeling to Gangtok. Gangtok (meaning ‘High Hill’) is the capital of Sikkim state and sits on a ridge overlooking the Ranipul river. The scenery is spectacular, with fine views of the Kanchenjunga range. Within the city and its immediate environs are some fascinating places to visit. Gangtok half day local sightseeing covers Banzakhri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower Shoe, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetolgy (Maximum 03 hrs). Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 04 :
Excursion to Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir & Nathula Pass*. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 05 :
Transfer from Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport. On Arrival at Kolkata transfer to hotel. Overnight at Kolkata.
Day 06 :
Excursion to Ganga Sagar visit Kapil Muni Ashram – It is one Punya Tirtha among the Five Punya Dhamas. Overnight at Kolkata.
Day 07 :
The city of Calcutta, now called Kolkata, was established by the British in 1690 and was the capital of British India until 1911. It is the proud intellectual capital of India, with a rich contemporary cultural life. The city retains some of India’s most striking colonial buildings, and is also home to the country’s first underground railway. Kolkata local sightseeing covering Kalighat Temple, Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial, Belur Math, Dakshineswar Temple and transfer to Howrah Railway Station. Overnight Train.
Day 08 :
On arrival transfer to hotel. The seaside town of Puri, 60 km from Bhubaneshwar, is one of the four holiest pilgrimage spots in India. The skyline is dominated by the great Jagannath temple. A large part of Puri’s population is, one way or the other, connected with the temple. The Rath Yatra or car festival held here every June/July is one of India’s greatest annual religious events. Puri’ long stretch of golden beach is its other attraction. The friendly place, with a relaxed atmosphere, is a big draw for people seeking to combine pilgrimage with relaxation.
After freshening up excursion to Konark Sun Temple and Chandrabhaga Beach. Overnight at Puri.
Day 09 :
After breakfast Bhubaneshwar local sightseeing covering Dhawalgiri, Udyagiri, Khandgiri, Lingraj Temple, Nandan Kanan and Raghurajpur Craft Village. Set on the edge of the lush green rice fields of the Mahanadi delta, the pleasantly broad streets of the planned town of Bhubaneshwar offer a striking contrast to the architectural legacy of its period of greatness over one thousand years ago. Named after “Lord of the Universe”, Bhubaneshwar still has some 500 of its original 7000 temples that surrounded Bindusagar Tank. The graceful towers of the temples, complemented by fine stone carving, make Bhubaneshwar one of the most rewarding destinations in East India. Overnight at Puri.
Day 10 :
Morning Temple Darshan (Lord Jagannath) and transfer to Bhubaneshwar Airport. Tour End.