Day 1: Delhi
Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi -
Agra (about 180 km)
In the morning we drive to
Agra. After having a small break we visit
Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The
construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's
reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan
who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the
visit of Agra Fort, we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument
of India, the
Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a
continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor
Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved
wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39
giving birth to her 14th child. After visiting the Taj Mahal we drive
back to Delhi. In the evening arrive in Delhi.
Day 3: Agra - Delhi -
Varanasi (by air)
In the morning we drive back to Delhi. In the afternoon we drive to the airport for the flight to
Varanasi. Varanasi is without doubt India’s most sacred city and thus
visited by over one million people. Varanasi is also called the city
of light. Buddha visited this city in 500 BC. Upon arrival, you will
be transferred to the hotel in Varanasi. Evening free for leisure.
Day 4: Varanasi
In the early morning we take a boat ride on the
Holy River Ganges and
enjoy sunrise on the boat.
Ghats (flight of steps) and the activities
of pilgrims on that are the principal attraction for visitors to
Varanasi. Thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit this city to make
holy prayers, to meditate and to purify themselves through taking a
bath in the holy river Ganges. In the afternoon we visit the city of
Day 5: Varanasi -
Delhi (by air)
In the afternoon we drive to the airport for the flight to Delhi.
Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and
transferred to the hotel in Delhi. Evening free for leisure.
Day 6: Delhi - Bagdogra (by air) - Siliguri
In the morning we drive to the airport for the flight to Bagdogra. After the arrival in Bagdogra we proceed north of the state through the coniferous forests and terraced tea gardens to
Siliguri. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Siliguri. In the evening enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Siliguri.
Day 7: Siliguri - Darjeeling
In the morning we drive to the railway station to board the toy train
for Darjeeling. The journey through toy train train is very exciting.
In the evening we reach Darjeeling and transferred to the hotel.
Darjeeling (place of the thunderbolt) has spectacular scenery. Due to
its altitude of 2134 m and soothing temperature in summers Darjeeling
has become a famous hill resort in India.
Day 8: Darjeeling
Early in the morning we drive to Tiger Hill (around 11 km) to enjoy the sunrise. Tiger Hill (2590 m) is the highest point in this area. There is a breathtaking view of the sunrise on
Mount Everest (8842 m) is also visible on a clear day. The moments of sunrise from Tiger Hill are described by most of the visitors as unforgettable. After viewing the Tiger Hill we drive back to the hotel and after having breakfast we explore Darjeeling and its surroundings. In the evening we visit the village Lablong and the institute of mountaineering where we get the detailed information about the natural surrounding and the habitants of this area.
Day 9: Darjeeling - Pemayangtse (about 80 km)
Today we leave the state of West Bengal and drive through the forests and tea gardens and proceed to our today’s destination Pemayangtse (The perfect Sublime Lotus) in Sikkim. Sikkim is the second smallest state in India. Sikkim, in the East Himalayas is sandwiched between
Nepal to its west and
Bhutan to its east.
Sikkim has so rich of flora, fauna and a diverse ethnic and cultural population as no other state in India. In the afternoon we reach Pemayangtse. Evening free for leisure.
Day 10: Pemayangtse -
Today after having breakfast we visit the headquarter of the Nyingama sect in
Pemayangtse. The capital of Sikkim
"Gangtok" lies on a ridge overlooking the Ranipool river. Gangtok ("High Hill") lies at an altitude of 1760 m.
Gangtok is surrounded by the mountains, especially from Kanchenjunga range. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Gangtok. In the evening have a walk through the bazaar of Gangtok.
Day 11: Gangtok
Today we drive to the
monastery. This monastery is believed to be 200 years old. The monks of this monastery belong to the
Mahayana Buddhism. After visiting the monastery we visit the institute of cottage industries which is an attraction as a wide range of local handicrafts in Lepcha style are produced here. In the evening we visit the unique Research Institute of
Tibetology on a hilltop which was established in 1958 to promote research on Tibet and Mahayana Buddhism. Here we will see the biggest collection of tibetan scripts and an excellent collection of rare Tankhas, bronze and cult objects.
Gangtok - Bagdogra - Delhi (by air)
In the morning we drive to Bagdogra. The journey from Gangtok to
Bagdogra will be very exciting and full of enthusiasm. In the afternoon we drive to the airport for the flight to New Delhi. In the evening arrive in New Delhi.
Upon arrival, you will be met by Indo Vacations representative and
transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day at leisure. After dinner we leave the hotel for the airport.
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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