11 days
Duration
Year round – private tours
Dates
India
Destination

Misty Mountains of North East India

North East India is a place of magnificent, misty mountains, green valleys, thick forests and warm people. Our tour will lead you, step by step, in order to discover all the treasures of these picturesque mountain ranges.First on our list is – Calcutta or Kolkata, once a British-India capital. Now it’s the proud intellectual capital of India, with a rich contemporary cultural life. You’ll go for a walking and sightseeing tour through Kolkata to discover some of the lesser known areas of this city. You’ll visit the Victoria Memorial. It’s a British attempt to create a replica of Taj Mahal in the honour of the Queen.Then, you’ll go to the National Library where you can find many rare, ancient books.Next on our list is the South Park Street Cemetery, one of the oldest non-church cemeteries in the world.Marble Palace is one of the best preserved monuments in Kolkata a home to many magnificent sculptures and paintings.

At the end of our Kolkata tour, you’ll go to the hearthwarming Mother Theresa Home – the residence of one of the most iconic women of India.Darjeeling is a place famous for its tea production and wonderful tea gardens, but even more important is the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, UNESCO’s World Heritage site. It is fondly called the ‘Toy train’. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a train ride, an amazing experience that gets you closer to the Himalayas. It is also one of the most popular educational centres in the country because of its many British style public schools.

Here, you’ll enjoy a fabulous sunrise view on the Tiger hill, the highest point at Darjeeling.You’ll go to the picturesquely situated Tibetan Refugee Selfhelp Centre, where the 13th Dalai Lama spent some time. This visit will give you the insight into the everyday life of its warm and colourful local people.This pilgrimage tour will take you to some of the most sacred religious spots such as the monasteries of Sikkim and Gangtok. You’ll enjoy the raw, intact beauty of Northeast India scenery.

Gangtok is a home to Institute of Tibetology, a must visit for all who want to know more about the Tibetan culture. You’ll go to the Hanuman Tok, the hill station with exciting aerial view at Gangtok and its surroundings. Northeast India with its breathtaking scenery is a peaceful and idyllic spot, perfect for a holiday.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONFlights available on request – please contact Spirit Journeys Worldwide for quote including flights
DEPARTURE TIME TBA
INCLUDED10 Nights accommodation at the hotels mentioned based on Twin/Double Sharing as per hotels mentioned.
Meal Plan as stated above; [BB: Bed & Breakfast],
Full day sightseeing of Kolkata visiting Victoria Memorial, National Library, Marble Palace, South Park Street Cemetery and Mother Theresa Home.
Full day sightseeing of Darjeeling
Toy train ride in Darjeeling with visit to tea estate
Half day tour of Pelling
Half day tour of Gangtok
Chair Car Class tickets for toy train ride in Darjeeling
All transfers, sightseeing and excursions as per itinerary will be by an air-conditioned Innova car or [similar]
All taxes, parking fee, entrances, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porterage at all airports;
Services of English speaking local guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
Spirit Journeys representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers with meet and assist
All currently applicable taxes;
NOT INCLUDEDExpenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes,
Meals other than those specified above;
Any insurance;
India Visa
International air-fare;
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;

 

 

Additional information

LocationIndia
Single supplementFor single prices please contact us for a quote – tour based on 2 people travelling
1

Day 01: ARRIVE KOLKATA

On arrival in Kolkata: Company representatives cannot come into the baggage collection area. After you have cleared immigration, collected your luggage and passed through customs, please make your way towards the exit of the terminal building where you will see a bank of people waiting for you. Amongst them will be a Spirit Journeys representative who will be waiting to greet you with a paging board with your name on it. Please, note that the crowds can be enormous and it is possible that you may not spot our representative, despite their best efforts to be as visible as possible, so please keep an eye out for them. On arrival, a representative will meet you and transfer to airport hotel. Your travel documents will be handed over to you on arrival. Rest of day is at leisure. Optional tours can be booked.

Overnight: Oberoi Grand, Kolkata [Deluxe Room with Breakfast]

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Day 02: KOLKATA

After breakfast, enjoy walking tour of Kolkata. Discover some of the lesser known areas of Kolkata. Begin your sightseeing with the Victoria Memorial [Closed on Monday]  – an imposing monument of glittering white marble, recognized as the symbol of Kolkata. Then, continue to the National Library where you can find books which are ancient, out of print or simply difficult to locate nowadays.  Next, go to the South Park Street Cemetery, the Marble Palace and at the end of the tour, Mother Theresa Home.

Overnight: Oberoi Grand, Kolkata [Deluxe Room with Breakfast]

3

Day 03: KOLKATA – BAGDOGRA - DARJEELING

After breakfast, a Spirit Journeys representative will meet you and transfer to Kolkata Airport for your flight to Bagdogra.

Flight 9W 615:
Departs Kolkata 10:25
Arrives Bagdogra 11:40

On arrival at Bagdogra Airport, drive to Darjeeling (75 Kms: 02-03 Hrs). On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to relax at the hotel.

Overnight : Mayfair, Darjeeling [Standard Room with Breakfast]

4

Day 4: DARJEELING

Early this morning, enjoy a  wonderful sunrise view at the Tiger hill, the highest point at Darjeeling. En route to hotel, visit the Ghoom Monastery. After this exciting experience, return to the hotel for breakfast. Later on, visit the Tibetan Refuge Centre (Closed on Sunday).

Overnight: Mayfair, Darjeeling [Standard Room with Breakfast]

5

Day 05: DARJEELING

After breakfast, take a joy ride on the famous Darjeeling heritage ‘toy train’ to Ghoom and back, the most popular tourist attraction in Darjeeling. Later, visit the Tukvar Tea Estate, one of the first commercial tea gardens established in the region famous for Darjeeling tea. Rest of the day is at leisure to relax at the hotel.

Overnight: Mayfair, Darjeeling [Standard Room with Breakfast]

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Day 06: DARJEELING-PELLING

After breakfast, drive to Pelling (110 Kms: 05-06 Hrs), a marvellous hill station, offering breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga mountain. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to relax at the hotel.

Overnight: Mt Pandim, Pelling [Standard Room with Breakfast & Dinner]

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Day 07: PELLING

After breakfast, explore Pelling and also visit the Pemayangtse Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim. After this  awe-inspiring and rejuvenating visit, spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Mt Pandim, Pelling [Standard Room with Breakfast & Dinner]

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Day 8: PELLING-GANGTOK

After breakfast, drive to Gangtok (127 Kms: 05-06 Hrs), a prominent Buddhist pilgrimage site, nestled in the high peaks of the Himalayas. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to relax or enjoy  some independent activities.

Overnight: Norkhill, Gangtok [Standard Room with Breakfast & Dinner]

9

Day 9: GANGTOK

After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of this beautiful town. Begin with a visit to the impressive Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday)Later, visit the Hanuman Tok, where you can admire  wonderful aerial views. Rest of the day is at leisure to relax at the hotel.

Overnight:  Norkhill, Gangtok [Standard Room with Breakfast & Dinner]

10

Day 10: GANGTOK-BAGDOGRA-KOLKATA

Early this morning, drive to Bagdogra (125 Kms: 05 Hrs), then transfer to the Bagdogra Airport for boarding the flight to Kolkata.

Flight AI 722:
Departs Bagdogra 14:40
Arrives Kolkata 15:50

On arrival at Kolkata Airport, a representative will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to relax at the hotel.

Overnight: Swissotel, Kolkata [Classic Room with Breakfast]

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Day 11: DEPART KOLKATA

After breakfast, join your organized transport to the international airport to connect with your flight.

Special Notes:

UK and EC citizens require a visa to visit India. You are responsible for obtaining these yourselves but we will of course provide any guidance or assistance you may require.
Hotel check-in & check-out time is usually 1200 Hrs except for Taj and Oberoi properties where check-in time is 1400 Hrs and check-out is at 1200 Hrs; Check in time at Marai beach Resort : 1500 Hrs and Check out : 1200 Hrs.
In case of any currency fluctuations or amendments to local Government taxes, or any fuel price rises, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly;
Any change in hotel or room category may attract a supplement or reduction in the tour cost.
Rate quoted above includes only those items as specified in the above inclusion column;
Effective 2nd October 2008, the Government has introduced “No-Smoking” legislation for hotels, restaurants and all public places. As a consequence, smoking is prohibited in all parts of the hotel except in designated bedrooms where smoking is permitted. The hotel has dedicated smoking guest bedrooms. Should you desire a smoking bedroom, please let us know. We shall try to reserve a smoking bedroom for you, subject to availability, should you need one.

For Security Reasons, it is mandatory to supply the following 

  • Guest Residential
  • Address
  • Contact
  • Numbers
  • Email
  • ID Nationality
  • Place of Work / Organization Name
  • Designation
  • Photo Identity
  • Copy of passport
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