The North East India tour is like a dream. The mountainous terrain is bound to win the hearts of every tourist. Our North India tours encompass top destinations like Delhi, Darjeeling, Gangtok, and Kalimpong via the Rumtek Monastery. The tour itinerary covers every tourist spot of the location including scenic sights, historical monuments, shopping centres and much more.
Arrival in Delhi and transfer to hotel. Check in at Noon. Relax for the rest of the day.
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, visiting the Jama Masjid (1465 A.D.); then drive through the fabled Chandni Chowk (Silver Street) and see the Red Fort, Rajghat, where the "Father of the nation", Mahatma Gandhi, was cremated; the 72 metre high Qutab Minar, the 1500-year-old Iron Pillar, government buildings, the President's House, Parliament House, India Gate, Laxmi Narayan Temple, and last but not least Delhi's main shopping centre, Connaught Place. Ample time will be available to appreciate this lovely city which resembles a vast and beautiful park.
After breakfast, fly to Bagdogra, a three hour drive from Bagdogra airport; an area covered with tea gardens and buildings that are a legacy of the days of British rule in India, Darjeeling is still unspoiled and pristine. After check-in at the hotel, the rest of the day is free.
Very early wake-up call to watch the sunrise from Tiger Hill. After breakfast, visit the Yiga Choeling Buddhist Monastery at Ghoom - 6 km. above Darjeeling, pure and unspoiled , standing at an altitude of 7,407 ft. In the afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling, including Lebong Village which has the highest race course in the world, and the Mountaineering Institute on Birch Hill, which trains climbers of any nation. After lunch take the "Toy Train" ride up to Ghoom and back by Car/Jeep (Please note that the train is subject to being operational)
After breakfast, drive to Gangtok. In the afternoon, take a city tour of Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Visit the White Memorial Hall, the Residency, which is the house for the Political Officer of the Government of India. An excellent view of the mountains can be had from this point. Visit the White Memorial Hall, the Research Institute of Tibetology which has a library of more than 30,000 books on Buddhism, astrology, medicine, philosophy and Tankhas (religious paintings on cloth), Deer Park - a walking excursion - built to commemorate the Buddha’s reincarnation as a musk deer, Enchey Monastery, Cottage Industry, Do Drul Chorten and the Market.
In the morning visit the Rumtek monastery with its many historical documents on Buddhism and then continue to Kalimpong. In the afternoon take a city tour of Kalimpong, which was once a starting point for the land route to Tibet and still retains its Tibetan flavour. It is noted for its good schools and cultural institutions and for its Tibetan Monastery on Tirupati history. Bhutias and Tibetans trade their wares in the central market square.
Transfer from Kalimpong to Bagdogra for flight to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free.
Leave Delhi for onward destination in the afternoon.