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Tea Gardens at Darjeeling

Fascinating North East

Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights

Destination Cover: Delhi/ Bagdogra/Darjeeling/ Gangtok/Kalimpong/ Bagdogra/Assam/ Meghalaya/ Shillong/ Cherrapunji/Guwahati/ Jorhat/Kaziranga/ Dimapur/Imphal

Fascinating North East is one package that takes us to the most calling, unexplored region of the country with the highlights tribal culture rendezvous, exploring Cherrapunji - recognized as the world's maximum rainfall region. This package is extraordinarily fascinating as it takes you to the snow clad mountains of Darjeeling and Shillong while simultaneously touring into the Kaziranga National Park in Assam for one and only gret one-horned rhino’s.
Day 1 - Delhi
On arrival to Delhi, you are given a warm welcome at the airport. Our representatives greet you with garlands of flowers and aarti. As we drive you to the hotel, watch out for the jubilation that Delhitees are always into. Also, see the green lawns as we drive on the broad roads of Delhi. On arrival to the hotel you are once again given a warm reception that is followed with a lavish dinner. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 2 - Delhi
Red Fort DelhiMorning, after your breakfast, we take you for city tour of Delhi. We first drive you to Lotus temple, followed with the marvelous Akshardham temple. Spend some time in the gardens of the temple and meticulously observe the spellbound beauty of the temple. We then continue drive to Qutub Minar- tallest brick minaret in the world. Later, visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan( President House) and walk in the beautiful green lawns to reach India Gate, as it is adjacent. After lunch, we drive you to Old Delhi's Chadni Chowk while en routing Darya Ganj famous for its book market. In Chadni Chowk, have a thrilling rickshaw ride and shop in the bazaars for gems and jeweleries. We then take to Jama Masjid following which we drive you to Red Fort. Watch a 'Light and Sound' show in the evening and then we return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3 - Delhi - Bagdogra - Darjeeling (90 kms)
Morning after breakfast, we drive you to IGI airport for boarding a flight to Bagdogra. On reaching, we drive you to Darjeeling. It takes just 3 hrs to reach Darjeeling from Bagdogra.. While on the journey, observe the thick vegetation and the beauty of this Himalayan mountain range. On reaching Darjeeling, your rest of the day is at leisure. Explore the nearby market, view the mountain ranges far soaked in the basking glowry of setting sun. Your overnight stay at Darjeeling Hotel.
Day 04 - Darjeeling
Ghoom Gompa Monastry in DarjeelingMorning, after breakfast, we take you to Tiger Hill near Ghoom. The Tiger Hill, is famous for its magnificent dawn views of the Kanchenjunga and on a clear day even Mount Everest is visible from this hill top. Then, we drive to Senchal Lake - a famous picnic spot. We then take to the Gompas like the Bhutia Busty Gompa with Kanchenjunga backdrop and Ghoom Gompa most famous monastry in Darjeeling. After lunch, we take you for sightseeing of Darjeeling. We take you to Dhirdham Temple, modeled as the most conspicuous Hindu temple in Darjeeling. We continue drive to Bengal Natural History Museum a comprehensive collection of Himalayan and Bengali fauna. Later, we take you to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park that protects dwindling breeds of wild animals. Evening, is at India's oldest passenger rope-way to enjoy this thrilling activity. We take you to Darjeeling Tea gardens before retiring to the hotel for night's stay.
Day 05 - Darjeeling - Gangtok (95 kms)
Chicken Curry Himalayan cuisineMorning, after breakfast, we drive you to Gangtok. On arrival, check into hotel and have lunch comprising of Himalayan cuisine. Then come out to see the huge white Do Drul Chorten - a landmark of Gangtok. We then drive to Enchey Monastry, where you can see the masked dances if traveling on January. Post lunch, we take you to Tshangu Lake and later we drive to Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok and Tashi View Point from where you get spectacular views of snow clad peaks like Kanchenjunga and Mt. Siniolchu. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06 - Gangtok - Kalimpong (51 kms)
Kalimpong MonasterieMorning, after breakfast, we drive you to Kalimpong situated between Deolo and Durbindra Hills at an altitude of 1250 meters. On arrival, check into hotel. After lunch, we start sightseeing around Kalimpong, covering Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Durpin Dara, Flower and Orchid Nurseries and Kalimpong market. In Kalimpong market, buy Lepcha and Bhutanese embroidery on clothing and purses. Also, taste the famous cheese of Kalimpong. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 - Kalimpong - Bagdogra Assam(Guwahati) Meghalaya (Shillong) (103 kms)
Early morning, after breakfast, we drive you to Bagdora airport. Here, we board a direct flight to Guwahati. After lunch in a restaurant in Guwahati, we drive you to Shillong. It takes 3 hrs to reach this capital city of Meghalaya. On arrival, check into hotel. Later in the evening, we take you to Ward's lake for a boat cruise. It is an absolute thrill to visit the lake in the evening as there are lighted fountains that spill water based on the rhythm of music beats. Then shop in the Police Bazaar for exclusive tribal handicraft items. Also, taste Momo a special cuisine of Shillong, available in the restaurants of the bazaar. Retire to the hotel for dinner and night's stay.
Day 08 - Shillong - Cherrapunji(56kms) - Guwahati (160 kms)
Water Falls, ShillongMorning, after breakfast, we take you to Shillong Peak where you can have a breathtaking view of the Shillong city. We continue drive to Elephant falls named so as it is like the trunk of an Elephant. The roaring sound of the water cascade is really fascinating. We then continue drive to Cherrapunji, close to Mawsynram that records highest rainfall in the world. It takes around 2 hrs to reach Cherrapunji. On arrival, have a very sumptuous lunch at the restaurants here. After lunch, we drive you to the 1035-ft high Mawsmai Water Falls. The magnificence of this cascading waterfalls can leave anyone awestruck. We then continue drive to the famous caves of Cherrapungi. Use torch lights to find out the ways inside the caves. This cave is known to extend up-to Guwahati but the route is now sealed. Later, we drive you to Guwahati and on arrival, check into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 09 - Guwahati - Jorhat - Kaziranga(98kms)
Jeep Safari Kaziranga Assam Morning, after breakfast, we take you to the airport to board a flight to Jorhat. On arrival, we take you to the tea gardens of Jorhat. Collect some tea leaves from the gardens as they have an amazing flavor. Later, drive to Kaziranga National Park and on arrival, lodge in at the Bonhabi jungle resort of Kaziranga National Park. Have lunch that comprises of fabulous multi-cuisines. Later, we take you for a Jeep Safari into the forests of Kaziranga. Have glimpses of the famous one-horned rhinoceros in the forest. The forest is also dominated by wild Elephants, Leopard cats, Tigers, Wild boars, Buffalo's and pythons. Return back to the resort for overnight stay.
Day 10 - Kaziranga National Park
Elephant Safari in Kaziranga National ParkMorning, we take you to the National Park in Kaziranga for an Elephant Safari. It is fascinating to watch this marshy forest in day light from Elephant's back. The frequent sighting of tigers, wild boars and the one-horned rhinos fascinates the viewers. It is also very safe to mount on an elephant and tour the forest. Later, return to the resort for lunch. Take some rest and then indulge in a jeep safari around the forest. Have the Sunset view in Kaziranga National Park. Late in the evening, return back to the resort for overnight stay.
Day 11 - Kaziranga - Dimapur (63 kms)
Folk Dance of NagalandMorning, after breakfast, we drive you to Dimapur. On arrival, we check into hotel and have lunch. Later, we take you to meet the tribal of Nagaland. The largest of the tribe are Aos, Konyaks, Semas and Angamis. Visit their houses that are decorated with mighty buffalo and mithun horns. Meet the tribals adorned with their headhunter tattoos. Learn weaving from the villagers, as Nagaland is world famous for its weavers. Buy some pieces of the unique Naga shawls and handicraft items prepared by the villagers. Later, return back to the hotel and there is an entertainment program for you - a tribal war dance of the Nagas. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 - Dimapur - Imphal
Morning, after breakfast, check out of the hotel and start sightseeing of Dimapur. We drive to Triple falls - a wonderful destination for trekkers. We continue drive to Chumukedima, a hilltop, where from a captivating view of Dimapur and parts of Karbi - Anlong is visible. Have lunch and then we take you to Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for its rare species of birds. Touch the touch-me-not plants as they appear to die at a single touch. After a jeep safari in the park, we take to the airport where you board a flight to Imphal. On arrival, check-in to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13 - Imphal - New Delhi
Manipuri DanceMorning, after breakfast, we take you for a show on Classical Manipuri style of dance. Manipur is world famous for its classical dance as it is considered to be a mosaic of tradition and culture, and is a unique form of dance. This show is a celebration of Manipuri art form and is truly flawless. After, the show, return back to the hotel for lunch. Check out of the hotel. We have made arrangements for sightseeing of Imphal that covers war cemetery and surrounding battlefield areas. After sightseeing, drive directly to the airport. Board the plane for Guwahati. On arrival, board connecting flight to New Delhi and from New Delhi, a flight takes you back home.

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