Colonial Cities, Tea Estate, Monasteries & Caves
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Product Code : AGORA368
Embark on a captivating journey through the Colonial Cities, Tea Estates, Monasteries & Caves of India. Explore the historical charm of Kolkata, visit Darjeeling's picturesque tea gardens, and witness the stunning sunrise at Tiger Hill. Discover the spiritual serenity of Gangtok's monasteries, marvel at the ancient rock-cut caves of Ellora and Ajanta, and immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Mumbai. This tour promises a perfect blend of colonial heritage, natural beauty, and spiritual enlightenment.
Day 1: Arrive Kolkata
Upon your arrival at Kolkata Airport, you will receive assistance and be transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and settle in.
Day 2: Kolkata City Tour
Embark on a comprehensive city tour of Kolkata, visiting popular attractions such as Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum, Marble Palace, and Mother Teresa's House.
Day 3: Kolkata - Bagdogra (flight)/ Darjeeling (62kms)
Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Bagdogra. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Darjeeling. In the evening, you can explore The Mall, a vibrant street filled with shops, restaurants, and colonial-era buildings.
Day 4: Darjeeling Sunrise at Tiger Hill and City Tour
Early morning, head to Tiger Hill to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Kanchenjunga Mountains. Visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Later, explore the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tibetan Refugee Centre, and the aromatic tea gardens.
Day 5: Darjeeling - Pelling (75kms)
Drive to Pelling, a picturesque town known for its panoramic views of the Himalayas. Visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, and Khecheopalri Lake, known for its sacred significance.
Day 6: Pelling - Gangtok (120kms)
Embark on a scenic drive to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and tea gardens along the way. Upon arrival, you can explore the local markets and enjoy the charming ambiance of Gangtok.
Day 7: Gangtok Tsongmo Lake Excursion
Embark on an excursion to the enchanting Tsongmo Lake, nestled amidst snow-capped mountains. Visit the Baba Mandir and enjoy the serene beauty of the surroundings. Later, visit Do Drul Chorten, Enchey Monastery, and Rumtek Monastery.
Day 8: Gangtok - Kalimpong (75kms)
After breakfast, drive to Kalimpong, a scenic hill station known for its panoramic views and Buddhist monasteries. Visit Durpin Monastery, Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Monastery, and explore the local markets.
Day 9: Kalimpong - Bagdogra (75kms)/ Mumbai (flight)
Enjoy sightseeing in Kalimpong, visiting popular attractions such as Deolo Hill, Flower Nurseries, and the Morgan House. Later, transfer to Bagdogra airport to catch a flight to Mumbai. On arrival assistance and transfer to hotel.
Day 10: Mumbai Elephanta Caves and City Tour
Embark on a full-day tour of Mumbai, starting with a visit to the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the city's iconic landmarks, including the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Dhobi Ghat, Crawford Market, and the Hanging Gardens.
Day 11: Mumbai - Aurangabad (flight)
Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Aurangabad. Upon arrival, embark on an excursion to the magnificent Ellora Caves, known for their stunning rock-cut temples. Visit the Grishneshwar Temple and Daulatabad Fort.
Day 12: Aurangabad Ajanta Caves Excursion
Embark on a full-day excursion to the Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its ancient Buddhist cave paintings. Return to Aurangabad and explore the city, including Bibi Ka Maqbara and Aurangabad Caves.
Day 13: Aurangabad - Departure (flight)
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey to Mumbai or Kolkata, marking the end of your tour.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 12 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 12 night accommodation
Kolkata x 2 nights
3* - Regenta Orko's/ The Fern Residency
4* - The Peerless Inn/ The Fern Residency
5* - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern
Darjeeling x 2 nights
3* - Central Heritage Resort & Spa/ Omega Residency
4* - Elgin Hotel/ The Royal Plaza
5* - Mayfair/ Windamere Hotel
Pelling x 1 night
3* - Green Leaf Resort/ The Pelling Resort
4* & 5* - Elgin Mt. Pandim/ Chumbi Mountain Retreat & Spa
Gangtok x 2 nights
3* - Tamarind Hotels/ Hotel New Orchid
4* - Elgin NorKhill/ Saramsa Resort
5* - Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino/ WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency
Kalimpong x 1 night
3* - Kalimpong Village Retreat/ Summit Barsana Resort & Spa
4* - Elgin Silver Oaks/ Sinclairs Retreat
5* - Mayfair Himalayan Spa Resort/ Morgan House Tourist Lodge
Mumbai x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Aurangabad x 2 nights
3* - 7 Apple Hotel Aurangabad / Ginger Aurangabad
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - WelcomHotel Rama International / Lemon Tree Hotel
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.