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Colonial Cities, Train, Tea, Tiger & Tribal

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Embark on a captivating journey through North East India with our Colonial Cities, Train, Tea, Tiger & Tribal tour. Explore the vibrant city of Mumbai and marvel at the ancient rock-cut temples of Elephanta Caves. Traverse through the picturesque landscapes of Darjeeling and Pelling, where you'll witness breathtaking sunrises and delve into the region's rich cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Gangtok and Kalimpong, and embark on exhilarating wildlife safaris in Kaziranga National Park. Conclude your adventure in the cultural hub of Kolkata, where you'll explore iconic landmarks and bid farewell to this enchanting journey through diverse landscapes and captivating experiences.


Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai

Upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, our representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel for relaxation. Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a bustling metropolis known for its vibrant culture, historic landmarks, and Bollywood glamour.


Day 2: Mumbai Sightseeing and Elephanta Caves

Begin your day with a visit to the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site. These ancient rock-cut temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva, date back to the 5th and 8th centuries. After a delightful ferry ride from the Gateway of India, explore the intricate carvings and sculptures in the caves. Continue with a city tour, visiting iconic spots like Marine Drive, a picturesque promenade overlooking the Arabian Sea, and the Hanging Gardens, known for their lush greenery and panoramic views.


Day 3: Mumbai - Darjeeling (via Bagdogra)

Fly to Bagdogra and embark on a picturesque drive to Darjeeling, enjoying scenic landscapes along the way. Darjeeling, often referred to as the "Queen of the Hills," is renowned for its tea gardens, stunning vistas, and colonial charm. Check into your hotel and relax amidst the mountainous surroundings.


Day 4: Darjeeling Sunrise and City Tour

Wake up early for a mesmerizing sunrise at Tiger Hill, one of the highest points in Darjeeling offering panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the majestic Kanchenjunga peak. Visit Ghoom Monastery, a 19th-century Tibetan Buddhist monastery known for its ancient manuscripts and iconic statue of Maitreya Buddha. Experience a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or the Toy Train, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as it winds through scenic landscapes and charming hillside villages.


Day 5: Darjeeling - Pelling

Drive to Pelling, a serene town situated at the base of the awe-inspiring Mount Kanchenjunga. Explore the Pemayangtse Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim, known for its exquisite sculptures, paintings, and ancient manuscripts. Visit the Rabdentse Ruins, the second capital of the former Kingdom of Sikkim, offering a glimpse into the region's rich history. Conclude your day with a visit to Khecheopalri Lake, considered one of the holiest lakes in Sikkim, surrounded by lush greenery and tranquil surroundings.


Day 6: Pelling - Gangtok

Travel to Gangtok, the vibrant capital city of the state of Sikkim. The route unfolds before your eyes, displaying lush tea gardens, pristine forests, and charming villages like Temi, Taraku, Singtam, Rangpo, and Ranipool. Upon your arrival in Gangtok, check into your hotel and relax in the beautiful Himalayan setting, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and lush valleys.


Day 7: Gangtok Excursion

Embark on an excursion to Tsongmo Lake, also known as Changu Lake, located at a breathtaking altitude of 12,400 feet above sea level. This pristine lake is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, with snow-capped mountains reflecting in its crystal-clear waters. Your explorations continue with a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, a unique and revered pilgrimage site dedicated to an Indian Army soldier, believed to protect the soldiers posted in this region. Explore the enchanting Do Drul Chorten Stupa, home to a significant Buddhist stupa and prayer wheels, followed by a visit to the Himalayan Zoological Park, where you can observe various wildlife species indigenous to the region. Conclude your day with shopping and cultural immersion at Lal Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in Gangtok, offering a variety of local handicrafts, textiles, and souvenirs.


Day 8: Gangtok - Kalimpong

Discover the charm of Kalimpong with visits to Deolo Hill, the highest point in Kalimpong offering commanding views of the surrounding landscapes, including the Teesta River and the plains of West Bengal. Visit Durpin Dara Viewpoint, offering even more stunning panoramic vistas of the Himalayas, including the majestic Kanchenjunga peak. Explore the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Monastery, a beautiful monastery known for its intricate murals, ancient scriptures, and peaceful ambiance. Conclude your day with a visit to a local flower nursery, showcasing a variety of exotic Himalayan flowers and plants.


Day 9: Kalimpong Sightseeing - Guwahati

Embark on a city tour of Kalimpong, visiting local attractions like Morgan House, a colonial mansion known for its architectural beauty and scenic location. Explore the Dr. Graham's Home, a renowned educational institution and historical landmark. Visit the Tharpa Choling Monastery, known for its beautiful murals, ancient scriptures, and serene surroundings. Later in the day, you'll be transferred to Bagdogra in preparation for your flight to Guwahati. Upon your arrival in Guwahati, check in at your chosen hotel and unwind in the inviting atmosphere, surrounded by the lush greenery and natural beauty of the region.


Day 10: Guwahati - Kaziranga National Park

The morning calls for a city tour of Guwahati, where you'll visit the revered Kamakhya Temple, a sacred site with a rich spiritual history, dedicated to the goddess Kamakhya. Explore the Assam State Museum, showcasing fascinating artifacts, archaeological finds, and cultural exhibits representing the diverse heritage of Assam. Afterward, your journey proceeds to the world-renowned Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a biodiversity hotspot. Upon reaching your hotel in Kaziranga, you'll check in, enjoy a delicious dinner, and prepare for your exciting wildlife adventures the next day.


Day 11: Kaziranga National Park Safari

Get ready for a day filled with adventure as you embark on a morning Gypsy safari in Kaziranga National Park. Known for its extraordinary biodiversity, the park provides a natural habitat for a variety of wildlife, including the majestic Indian one-horned rhinoceros, tigers, elephants, and numerous other fascinating species. Led by a knowledgeable guide, your safari will traverse through diverse landscapes, from lush grasslands to wet marshes and dense forests. This will be an opportunity to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the wilderness, as well as gain insights into the park's rich flora and fauna.

Following the morning safari, return to your comfortable accommodation for a brief respite and a delightful lunch. In the afternoon, you'll set out on another enthralling Gypsy safari to explore different parts of the national park. Keep your camera ready for memorable wildlife sightings and relish the natural beauty that surrounds you. As the day comes to a close, head back to your lodge, carrying with you unforgettable memories of your Kaziranga National Park safari experience.


Day 12: Kaziranga - Majuli

With the morning light, you'll set out on an unforgettable journey. After a hearty breakfast, your adventure continues as you drive to Nimathi-Ghat, a picturesque location on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River. Here, you'll board a ferry that will convey you to Kamalabari-Ghat, taking you across the majestic river. The experience of crossing the Brahmaputra is nothing short of mesmerizing, as you'll be surrounded by stunning river landscapes. As you reach Kamalabari-Ghat, you'll be transferred to your cozy lodge on Majuli Island. Known as the world's largest river island, Majuli is a sanctuary of serenity and cultural richness.

After checking in at the lodge, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and interact with the friendly villagers. Majuli is renowned for its traditional handicrafts, and you can witness artisans creating exquisite handcrafted items. The island is also a haven for birdwatchers, with numerous bird species adorning its natural landscapes. Enjoy the tranquility and the natural beauty of Majuli as you unwind and reflect on your captivating journey thus far.


Day 13: Majuli - Jorhat

The day begins with a delicious breakfast at your lodge. You'll then embark on a journey back to Kamalabari Ghat, where you'll reconnect with the ferry to Nimathi-Ghat. From there, you'll continue your journey to the city of Jorhat, known for its tea gardens and rich cultural heritage. Upon your arrival, you'll check in at your hotel and prepare for an afternoon of exploration.


Day 14: Jorhat - Kolkata (by flight)

Your incredible journey through North East India takes you to new heights as you board a flight from Jorhat to Kolkata. Upon landing in Kolkata, often referred to as the "City of Joy," you'll be smoothly transferred to your welcoming hotel. After checking in, the vibrant city awaits your discovery.


Day 15: Kolkata Sightseeing

Delve deeper into the rich cultural tapestry of Kolkata on your fifteenth day. Begin with a visit to the iconic Kalighat Temple, one of the holiest places for devotees of the goddess Kali. The temple is known for its serene ambiance and spiritual significance. Your next destination is the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, an architectural gem set beside the Hooghly River. It's renowned for its exquisite Navaratna (nine-spired) style and association with the revered saint Ramakrishna. You'll then proceed to the grand St. Paul's Cathedral, a magnificent Anglican church featuring exquisite Gothic architecture.

Throughout your exploration, you'll immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of Kolkata, making cherished memories as you take in the essence of this captivating city.


Day 16: Departure from Kolkata

As your journey through North East India comes to an end, your experiences and memories will forever remain with you. Depending on your flight schedule, you'll be smoothly transferred to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for your departure. As you bid farewell to India, you'll carry with you a treasure trove of incredible moments and a deeper understanding of the diverse and captivating region that is North East India. Your journey concludes, but the memories will endure.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 15 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.

- 3-Time Gypsy safari in Kaziranga National Parks with naturalist.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 15 nights accommodation

Mumbai x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central

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

Guwahati x 1 nights
3* - Cygnett Park Meghna/ Hotel Palacio 
4* - Landmark Hotel/ Hotel Royale de’ Casa
5* - Vivanta Guwahati/ Radisson Blu Hotel

Kaziranga NP x 2 nights
3* - Infinity Resorts/ Wild Grass Lodge
4* & 5* - Borgos Resort/ Hotel Ivora

Majuli x 1 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Prashanti Prashanti Cottages or similar (Basic Property)

Jorhat x 1 night
3* - Hotel GK Palace
4* & 5* - The Manor A Boutique Hotel/ Prism A Boutique Hotel

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

- Mumbai - Bagdogra - Guwahati & Jorhat - Kolkata flight fare approx INR 20, 000 per person in economy class.

- 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.