North East's two beautiful gems, Darjeeling and Sikkim offer a blissful vacation. Our specially-crafted classical Darjeeling and Sikkim tour take you to the highlights of India’s eastern states. The tour begins in Kolkata, Eastern India’s largest city, with it’s many historical monuments and landmarks, then continues to Darjeeling, famous for it’s surrounding Tea Gardens and Himalayan view points, before continuing on to two of Sikkim’s highlights, Pelling and Gangtok.
You will be met at the airport by Trans India Holidays representative and transferred to the hotel-The Park and assisted with check in formalities. Kolkata is seen as the land of the intellectuals. Communist in ideology and very politically aware and was the capital of British India before Delhi assumed this position. This city developed from a fishermens' village to become one of the largest cities in the world. The city symbolises creativity and vibrance with all the modern amenities available. It has adapted to the modern trends and techniques of the world but has not shed the leisurely lifestyle and the calm of it’s hey days. While Calcutta is a city of enduring charm, it is also a city that evokes extreme emotions. So be ready to give in to it or hate it completely. Calcutta, besides being an extremely populous city of almost million inhabitants, is also the city where Mother Teresa worked tirelessly for the poor and homeless and the city where Rabindra Nath Tagore wrote his famous books. Overnight in Kolkata.
After leisurely breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Kolkata. Tour includes visits to the Victoria Memorial, Raj Bhawan, Howrah Bridge, Eden Gardens and the Kalighat temple. Overnight in Kolkata.
Start the day with a leisurely breakfast at hotel, after which you will be met by our representative and assisted with check out formalities and transfer to airport to board flight for Bagdogra. You will be met by our representative at Bagdogra airport and drive to Darjeeling. Darjeeling - Darjeeling is a popular hill-resort and fascinating place. "The Queen of the Hills" lies perched at a height of 2134m with a panoramic view on the mighty Kanchenjunga Cluster. Darjeeling has attracted many generations of visitors to enjoy the joys of the cool and healthy climate of the mountains. It was the very first "Hill Sanitarium" developed by the British to escape the heat, humidity and hassle of the North Indian plains. Also, "Darjeeling" and "tea" have become synonymous. Tea drinkers all over the world must constantly bless the memory of the person who decided around 1840 that the climate of the Darjeeling region was very conducive to the growth of tea. Darjeeling Tea became so famous for its aroma and delicacy of taste that it was soon named "Champagne of the East". On arrival in Darjeeling, you will be assisted with check in formalities at the hotel the Elgin. Overnight in Darjeeling.
Early morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for an excursion to Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery. Later after breakfast, sightseeing tour of Darjeeling visiting the Himalayan Zoological Park, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Gumbu Rock site and Tibetan Refugee self-help centre as well as nearby tea gardens. Overnight in Darjeeling.
After leisurely breakfast, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Pelling, the next stop on your Darjeeling Sikkim tour. Pelling : Pelling, is a laid back, scenic, but rapidly swelling hamlet in West Sikkim, situated at an altitude of 2,085 m . Pelling is famous for the magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains of Khangchendzonga, said to be the guardian diety of Sikkim and the worlds third highest mountain. On arrival in Pelling, you will be assisted with check in formalities at the hotel Elgin Mount Pandim. Overnight in Pelling.
After leisurely breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Pelling visiting Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabdantse Ruins. Overnight in Pelling.
After leisurely breakfast, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Gangtok, Sikkim’s capital and largest city, en-route visiting Bon Monastery. After visiting Bon Monastery continue drive to Gangtok. Gangtok - The Gateway to Sikkim, the last Shangri-La, this state of India occupies a rising ridge and the Himalayas serve as a backdrop to the town. With a backdrop of the Himalayas, Sikkim offers breathtaking vistas, colourful lifestyles, Buddhist shrines, adventure, exquisite flora and fauna, including hundreds of varieties of butterflies, all close to the capital, Gangtok. Efforts are on to expand quality tourism to other areas. There has been a rapid increase in the availability of accommodation. Apart government accommodation at various places, Gangtok is teeming with lodges and hotels. Sikkim is ideal for a visit by itself, or combined with visits to Darjeeling and/or Kalimpong. Surrounded by Tibet, Bhutan, West Bengal and Nepal, Sikkim was a monarchy and emerged as the 22nd Indian state in the 1970s. The capital is expanding, to the status of a city. The hustle and bustle of the market places contrasts with the serene areas, all within minutes of each other. On arrival in Gangtok, you will be assisted with check in formalities at the hotel Nork Hill. Overnight in Gangtok.
After leisurely breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Gangtok visiting the Rumtek Monastery (said to be the one of the highlights of a Darjeeling and Sikkim tour), the Institute of Tibetology, the Do Drul Chorten, the Institute of cottage industries and the Enchey Monastery. Overnight in Gangtok.
After breakfast, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities followed by transfer to airport in time for your flight home.
|Valid from 01 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2024||$ 1755 Per Person|
|Pelling||The Elgin Mount Pandim|
|Gangtok||The Elgin Nor-Khill|