7-Day India with Darjeeling Experience
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Take in the marvelous sunrise and Mount Everest at Tiger Hill
- Visit Tibetan Self-Help Center or Refugee Center
- Get on the Toy Train that takes you on a scenic ride up to the mountain
- Have a top fragrant cup of tea in a Darjeeling tea plantation
- Admire the grand colonial architecture and spectacular art galleries in Kolkata
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- Day 1
As soon as you arrived at the airport, the representative will escort you to the hotel and brief about the schedule of your journey. And then you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
- Day 2
Today, fly to Bagdogra. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by the representative and escorted to Darjeeling (about 3-3.5 hours' drive), and the rest of the day is yours to spend.
- Day 3
Before breakfast, go to Tiger Hill for the view of the first sunlight, where you can even see Mount Everest. Followed is Ghoom Monastery, where there’re colorful interiors and mesmerizing idols and you can get a serene and pure feeling. Head back to the hotel to enjoy breakfast, followed by a cluster of sites in the city, including Himalayan Mountaineering Institute or Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (closed on Thursdays), Tibetan Self-Help Centre or Refugee Centre (closed on Sundays) to see how the center provides multifarious activities like handicrafts, training of artisans, and craftsmen, which are primarily to the care of the sick, elders and needy destitute.
- Day 4
This morning, reach the Darjeeling Railway Station to experience the outstanding World Heritage of Toy Train that climbs slowly up to Ghoom, and you can enjoy the breathtaking scenic beauty along the way.
After getting back from the interesting train ride, explore a tea plantation where you’ll be surrounded by luxuriant greenery, immersing yourself in nature and your inner self.
Note: Tea plucking and processing cannot be seen during winter, when visitors are only allowed to visit the tea gardens.
- Day 5
After enjoying your breakfast, you’ll be driven back to Bagdogra airport and take your flight to Kolkata. When you arrive, the representative will meet you and escort you to the hotel, and the rest of the day is yours to spend.
- Day 6
Your trip today starts with the Howrah Bridge, which is an epitome of architecture that lies on one of the famous rivers in Bengal, Ganga River. And then you are to see the astonishing daily flower market, where there are countless flower arrangements like a paradise for photographers. After that, you will drive through the Dalhousie Square, you can admire architectures from colonial times along the way, such as the Writers Building (State Secretariat), Raj Bhawan (Governor House), General Post Office Building, Kolkata High Court, Kolkata Town Hall and the St. John’s Church. End today’s exploration with the Botanical Gardens (closed on Mondays and National holidays) to escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. End the day with a visit to the large marble-built Victoria Memorial, and admire the rich collections in Indian Museum (closed on Mondays & National holidays).
- Day 7
Say goodbye to India today. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
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