Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1 UK – KOLKATA
Fly to Kolkata.
DAY 2 KOLKATA (D)
On arrival Kolkata you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel The Lalit.
DAY 3 KOLKATA (B/D)
After breakfast we tour Kolkata’s most famous landmarks on this small group sightseeing tour of the city. Check out Mother Teresa’s Mission and Mother House and admire the impressive architecture of iconic structures like the Howrah Bridge and Victoria Memorial. Experience local religion with stops at the Jain Temple and Magen David Synagogue, then tour the University of Calcutta for a bit of academic flavor. Finally, make a stop for photos on the Howrah Bridge—the sixth largest cantilever bridge on earth.
DAY 4 KOLKATA (B/D)
Start your morning with a stroll through the somber South Park Street Cemetery and its moss-covered tombs and monuments. Spend the remainder of the morning at the city’s largest green area, the Maidan, where you can stop in for a cricket match at the Eden Gardens stadium. From there, head to the Indian Botanical Gardens to sit beneath what may be the largest banyan tree on earth.
DAY 5 KOLKATA – BAGDOGRA – DARJEELING (B/D)
After breakfast transfer to Kolkata airport to board your flight to Bagdogra. On arrival Bagdogra you will be welcomed and transferred Darjeeling and check in at to hotel May Fair. Then the afternoon is free for your own leisure and other activities.
DAY 6 DARJEELING (B/D)
Take a train ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (‘Toy Train’) — the highest railway station in India and a UNESCO World Heritage Site — up to the summit, Tiger Hill. You’ll be met here with a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas, with rays projected beautifully on Mt Kanchenjunga. Your guide will also take you to Ghum Monastery and Batasia Loop War Memorial. Here, enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view of Darjeeling with Kanchenjunga and the snowy mountains as a backdrop. Then we visit the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, which has a successful breeding program for snow leopards, endangered Himalayan wolves and red pandas.
DAY 7 DARJEELING – GANGTOK (B/D)
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic 3-hour drive to Gangtok, the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim located in the eastern Himalayan range. When you arrive, check in to your hotel May Fair and enjoy the rest of the day to relax or explore at your leisure.
DAY 8 GANGTOK (B/D)
After breakfast we visit Rumtek Monastery, also called the Dharmachakra Chakra Center, which is currently the largest monastery in Sikkim and home to a community of Tibetan Buddhist monks. Here, see several sacred Buddhist relics, some of which date back to the 16th century. Afterward, head to Enchey Monastery — said to have been a residence of the deities Khangchendzonga and Yabdean — where you’ll see images of Buddhist gods and goddesses.
DAY 9 GANGTOK – KALIMPONG (B/D)
After breakfast transfer from Gangtok to Kalimpong. The drive will take about three and half hours. Upon arrival check in the hotel The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong. Afternoon we suggest to visit the Dzong-Do-Phalri Monastery, a flower nursery and around Kalimpong market.
DAY 10 KALIMPONG – BAGDOGRA – GUHUWATI (B/D)
After breakfast transfer to Bagdogra airport to board your flight to Guhuwati. On arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Radisson Blu.
DAY 11 GUHUWATI (B/D)
Early morning we take a Sunrise cruise along the Brahmaputra. Explore riverside villages.
DAY 12 GUWAHATI – KAZIRANGA (B/D)
After breakfast we drive to Kaziranga national park. Kaziranga has achieved notable success in wildlife connservation Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya bio diversity hotspot. The park combines high species diversity and visibility. Kaziranga is a vast expanse of tall Elephant Grass, Marshland and dense tropical moist broad leaf forests, criss-crossed by four major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, and the park includes numerous small bodies of water. The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses. On arrival check at hotel Diphlu River lodge.
DAY 13 KAZIRANGA (B/L/D)
Early morning elephant ride at the park & return to the hotel for breakfast. Afternoon enjoy jeep safari to the Central range of the national park.Dinner and overnight stay at Iora The Retreat – Kaziranga.
DAY 14 KAZIRANGA (B/L/D)
Morning enjoy jeep safari to the Eastern range of the National park. Afternoon enjoy jeep safari to the Western range of the National park. Dinner and overnight stay at Iora The Retreat – Kaziranga.
DAY 15 KAZIRANGA -GUWAHATI – KOLKATA – UK (B)
After breakfast transfer to Guwahati airport to board your flight to Kolkata. On arrival Kolkata check in for your International flight to UK.
DAY 16 UK
Arrive home today.