01 Day: Arrival Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival at the Indira Gandhi International airport, our representatives welcome and escort you by a private car and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would hand over the documents and brief the tour programme to you. Overnight at the hotel.
Delhi, capital city of the Federal Republic of India. It is one of India's fastest growing cities. It has sprawled over the West Bank of the river Yamuna, straddling the river. Delhi blends an historic past and a vibrant present. Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. New Delhi was proclaimed the capital of India by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) & is tree-lined & spacious. Legend has it that the Pandavas, the august heroes of the epic Mahabharata, originally founded Delhi, then called Indraprastha, around 1200 B.C. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities.
02 Day: Delhi
After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi visiting the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandni Chowk. , later sightseeing continues to visit New Delhi include Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birla’s, one of India’s leading industrial families; Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening you can visit see light an sound show at Red fort. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
03 Day: Delhi – Sikandra - Agra (200 kms: 4 hrs)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Agra. Enroute visit the Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Then proceed to Agra. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. After relaxation visit Agra Fort, designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., built with barricaded wall of red sand stone; it houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Meena Bazar, Moti Masjid, Sheesh Mahal, Musamman Burj where from Taj Mahal is visible in all its beauty from one side of the fort. So very ironically, Emperor Sahahjahan, prisoner of his son Aurangzeb in his old age was put in a cell from where he could gaze at the Taj Mahal at a distance, from his cell in the fort. One should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a Mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to complete the mini replica of the Taj. Overnight at the hotel.
04 Day: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (240 kms: 5 hrs)
Early morning visit to witness one of most beautiful among the Seven Wonders of the World: Taj Mahal with its speculative view at the time of sunrise. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. Later check out the hotel and drive to Jaipur, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, (37 kms from Agra), Old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty –Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwan-e-Khas entirely unique in its concept is a tall vaulted room with an intricately carved central pillar and capital supporting a platform that once held the emperor's throne. The airy Panch Mahal a 5 storied structure rising in pyramidal fashion was probably used by the ladies of the court. Set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone is the finest building here, the marble Tomb of Salim Chisti enclosed by finely carved, lacy marble screens. The Buland Darwaza, an imposing gateway 54 m high was built to commemorate Akbar's Aligarh the famous university town is a center of Islamic studies. Akbar built in 1492; The Tomb is combination of Muslims and Hindu Architectural styles. Later proceed to Jaipur. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening free for relaxation, you may opt to explore the colourful bazaar of Jaipur by cycle Rickshaw ride. Overnight at the hotel. Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
05 Day: Jaipur
Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. In the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator white marble temple, glitters in the in the night, at the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
06 Day: Jaipur – Samode (Excursion 45 kms: 01 hr) - Jaipur - Kolkata (By Air)
Today morning after an early breakfast take an excursion to Samode, (45 kms: 1 hr) - the old caravan city of Samode locked up in its walls and dominated by the castle, on arrival after refreshment visit Samode Palace, the Sheesh Mahal- the hall of mirrors. You can take camel cart ride to explore the Samode Fort and the semi desert village of Samode, witness the culture and traditional of villagers. Return back to Jaipur and check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight for Kolkata. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
07 Day: Kolkata
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting the High Court Building, built in 1872 and the oldest Catholic Church in Calcutta, St. Marys. The Howrah Bridge, built in 1943 – the bridge is crossed by approximately two million people everyday; the Botanical Gardens, the oldest and largest of their kinds in India; Victoria Memorial: The symbol of Calcutta built between 1906 and 1921 at a cost of Rs. 7.5 million and is a reminder of the might of British India and has been often compared to Taj Mahal. It was conceived by Lord Curzon as both tribute to Queen Victoria and a triumphant depiction of her reign in India also visit Marble Palace, a private mansion was built in 1835 by a Bengali zamindar. The palace houses an incongruous collection of curious standing alongside significant statues and paintings. There's a private zoo here too, but the inhabitants are only slightly more animated than the marble lions gracing the palace lawns. Overnight at the hotel.
08 Day: Kolkata – Bagdogra (By Air) – Darjeeling (90 kms: 4 hrs)
After breakfast, check out the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the flight for Bagdogra. Assistance on arrival and drive to Darjeeling. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Darjeeling is nested in a setting of Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest, Tibetan Monasteries, Himalayan Tribal Life, Pine Trees etc. Evening is free for leisure to enjoy the atmosphere of this hill station. Overnight at the hotel. Darjeeling, popularly known as the "Queens of Hill Stations" offers a picturesque view of the Himalayan panorama. It is a superlative combination of fern-filled valleys, snow-capped peaks and tea-scented air. Darjeeling is famous for tea gardens, magnificent view of the Himalayas, Kanchenjunga peak, beautiful valleys, trekking to high altitude and famous toy train. As it is Darjeeling attracts botanists, ornithologists, adventurers, photographers and holidaymakers alike. With its array of scenic wonders and a rich folk culture, Darjeeling has something for everyone. The name Darjeeling is a composition of 'dorje' meaning 'thunderbolt' and 'ling' meaning 'place' 'the Land of Thunderbolt'. Until the beginning of the 18th century the Darjeeling belonged to the rajas of Sikkim.
09 Day: Darjeeling
Early morning drive to Tiger Hill to enjoy the breathtaking view of colour changes during sunrise over snowcapped peaks of Mt. Kanchendzonga Range visit Batasia Loop, Ghoom Monastery, Tibetan Self-Help Refugee Centre, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park. Enter into the world famous tea gardens to watch the tea plantations. Evening walk around the Mall Area, the heart of the town. Overnight at the hotel.
10 Day: Darjeeling – Gangtok (105 kms: 4 hrs)
After breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Gangtok. Enroute visit Peshok Tea Gardens. Continue to drive to Gangtok. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Then take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Do Drul Choten, Flower Show, Cottage Industries, Enchey Monastery. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay. Gangtok, Situated at an elevation of 5600 feet, on the flank of the ridge, lies 'High Hills' alias the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok. With about 30, 000 people inhabiting it, it is the largest town in the city. The snow-capped peaks of the Kanchenjunga envelopes the town and offers spectacular view. Amidst the whipping prayer flags, brightly painted pagoda houses, hums of prayers in the background, coupled with smiling people against the beautiful scenic backdrop of the Gangtok, this truly becomes a place worth visiting. It is a heavily forested region bounded by the rivers Tista and Tolung, and surrounded by the mountain ranges of Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Narsing, Simvo and Siniolchu.
11 Day: Gangtok - Tsomgo - Gangtok (Excursion 32 kms: 1 hrs) - Gangtok
After breakfast take an excursion to Tsomgo Lake – 32 kms, situated at a height of 3,780 meters with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around and enjoy the Yak ride and Tibetans dish Momo. Return back to hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
12 Day: Gangtok
After breakfast take an excursion to Rumtek Monastery, Rumtek is a famous monastery, all over the world, especially among the Tibetan Buddhists, and is situated near Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Originally called the Dharma Chakra Centre, it includes a beautiful shrine temple and a monastery for the monks. The 16th Karmapa built the monastery. The place got an existence in the Buddhist pilgrimage map, especially after Chinese habitation in Tibet and subsequent relocations of some Tibetan religious gurus to Sikkim. After visit drive to Gangtok. Overnight at the hotel.
13 Day: Gangtok – Bagdogra (124 kms: 4 hrs) – Delhi (By Air) – Hometown (By Air)
After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Bagdogra. On arrival transfer to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival transfer to board the connecting flight for hometown. Tour concludes here with happy memories.