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Enchanting East India: Temples, Tea Gardens & Tranquility

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Duration

15 Nights / 16 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

“Enchanting East India: Temples, Tea Gardens & Tranquility” is a captivating 16-day journey that takes you through the diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage of East India. Explore the bustling streets of Delhi, visit ancient temples and Buddhist sites in Odisha, and marvel at the historical landmarks of Kolkata. Experience the serene beauty of Darjeeling’s tea gardens, discover the monasteries of Gangtok, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Kalimpong. This tour offers a perfect blend of spirituality, natural beauty, and cultural immersion in one of India’s most enchanting regions.

Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant streets of Delhi, visiting iconic landmarks like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and the serene Lotus Temple.
  • Journey to Agra for a day of grandeur, visiting the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb.
  • Discover the cultural and historical treasures of Bhubaneswar, including ancient temples, caves, and rock edicts.
  • Explore the serene beauty and Buddhist heritage of Ratnagiri, Udaigiri, and Lalitgiri excavated sites.
  • Experience the spiritual charm of Puri, visit the Konark Sun Temple, and take an excursion to Chilika Lake, a haven for migratory birds.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 43.4%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 41.5%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 49.8%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 47.4%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 53.8%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 51.5%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 56.8%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Upon your arrival in Delhi, you'll be met and assisted by our team and transferred to your hotel. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy some leisure time to relax after your journey. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day tour of Delhi. Explore historic sites such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk on a cycle rickshaw. Visit Raj Gath, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, and the Lotus Temple. Drive past notable landmarks including the President's House, Parliament, and India Gate. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Delhi - Agra - Delhi (400kms round)

Have an early breakfast and depart for a full-day excursion to Agra. Visit the iconic Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort, and the exquisite Itimad-ud-Daula Tomb. Later in the evening, return to Delhi and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Delhi - Bhubaneswar (flight)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the airport for your flight to Bhubaneswar. Upon arrival in Bhubaneswar, check-in at the hotel. Visit a few temples, the Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves, and the Dhauli Rock Edicts. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Bhubaneswar

After breakfast, embark on a full-day excursion to explore the Ratnagiri, Udaigiri, and Lalitgiri excavated Buddhist Sites. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Bhubaneswar - Puri (65kms)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then drive to Puri. Enroute, visit Pipili and Raghurajpur village, and the famous Konark Sun Temple. Arrive in Puri, check-in at the hotel, and in the evening, visit the revered Jagannath Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Puri - Chilika Lake (55kms)

After breakfast, take an excursion to Chilika Lake, the largest wintering ground for migratory birds in the Indian sub-continent. Enjoy a boat ride and then return to Puri for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Puri - Kolkata (flight)

Have breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to Bhubaneswar airport for your flight to Kolkata. Upon arrival in Kolkata, check-in at the hotel, and stay overnight.

Day 9 : Kolkata

After breakfast, explore Kolkata's attractions, including Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhawan, Howrah Bridge, and Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Kolkata - Bagdogra/ Darjeeling (62kms)

Enjoy breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to Bagdogra. Upon arrival, proceed to Darjeeling and check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 : Darjeeling

Early morning at 4 am, visit Tiger Hill to witness a colorful sunrise over Mt. Kangchenjunga. On the way back, visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Enjoy a toy train ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Explore other attractions like the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Zoological Park, Tibetan Refugee Center, and a tea garden. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Darjeeling - Gangtok (75kms)

After breakfast, drive to Gangtok and check-in at the hotel. Visit Rumtek Monastery, Bakthang Waterfall, Tashi Viewpoint, Enchey Monastery, and The Mall. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13: Gangtok

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and take an excursion to Tsongo Lake, a paradise for bird lovers. Visit Do Drul Chorten, Himalayan Zoological Park, Directorate of Handicraft, Lal Bazaar, and The Mall. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14: Gangtok - Kalimpong (75kms)

After breakfast, drive to Kalimpong and check-in at the hotel. Visit MacFarlane Memorial Church, Dr. Graham's Homes, Durpin Monastery, Deolo Park, Thongsa Gompa, and Palri Fo-Brang Gompa. Enjoy some personal time in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15: Kalimpong

Have breakfast at the hotel and explore the local surroundings. Enjoy some leisure time for personal activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 16: Kalimpong - Bagdogara (80kms)/ Delhi

After breakfast, transfer to Bagdogra airport for your flight

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 15 Night's accommodation in 5-Star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Delhi - Bhubaneswar - Kolkata - Bagdogra - Delhi flight fare approx INR 20,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

4 Star below mentioned hotels or similar Delhi - Le Meridien/ The Grand New Delhi Bhubaneshwar - Mayfair Lagoon/ Trident Hotel Puri - Mayfair Waves Kolkata - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern Darjeeling - Mayfair/ Windamere Hotel Gangtok - Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino/ WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency Kalimpong - Mayfair Himalayan Spa Resort/ Morgan House Tourist Lodge

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