East India Tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and after clearing customs and immigrations you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Delhi

This morning visit Old Delhi, pausing on the way at Raj Ghat, the monument to Mahatma Gandhi, erected on the site of his funeral pyre and an important place of pilgrimage for people from all over the world. In Old Delhi, you will see the Jama Masjid Mosque and the Red Fort, both built by the Emperor Shah Jahan.

Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride along the main street of old Delhi, passing the colorful Chandni Chowk bazaar. In this old market area of winding, narrow walkways, there are entire streets devoted to the sale of a particular item, such as a street dedicated for the sale of silver, one for gemstones, one for fabric, etc.

This afternoon visit New Delhi. Begin with a visit to Humayun's Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage site), constructed in the 16th century as a monument to the Mughal Emperor Humayun, the second Mughal emperor. The structure represents a synthesis of Persian and Indian styles, the result of part of Humayun's rule being spent in exile in Afghanistan and Persia. He returned in his last years and was the first Mughal Emperor to be buried in India. The monument was built by Haji Begum, his senior wife, and she is also buried here.

Afterward you visit the significant sites in the oldest part of New Delhi. This area is composed of the former Seven Capitals, which were built between the 12th and 17th centuries. Visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This five-story sandstone tower was built to commemorate the victory of Muhammad Ghuri and Qutub ud Din over the infidel Chauhans of Prithvi Raj in 1192. Construction of the monument began in 1199 by Qutub ud Din, who later became the first Sultan of Delhi. The tower is inscribed with quotations from the Koran.

In the city you see the resultant plans of Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker as you drive along the two main avenues, Rajpath and Janpath passing the India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan the official residence of the President of India.

Day 3: Delhi/Bagdogra/Kalimpong

This morning you will fly to Bagdogra. Upon arrival you will be met and will drive little over three hours to Kalimpong. (approx. 85 Km).

Day 4: Kalimpong

This morning visit Flower Nurseries & Jang-Dong-Palriffo Brang,

Day 5: Kalimpong/Gangtok

This morning drive to Gangtok for three hours (approx 85 km). You will check in at your hotel.

This Afternoon you will visit sightseeing covering Rumtek Monastery, Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology, Flower Show & Enchey Monastery.

Day 6: Gangtok/Darjeeling

After breakfast you will drive for four and half hours to Darjeeling. You check in at your hotel.

Evening at leisure or spend your time at local markets.

Day 7: Darjeeling

Early this morning, travel to Tiger Hill to see the sun rise over Kanchenjunga. On the return, visit the Ghoom Monastery. Later you will return to your hotel for breakfast.

This evening take a ride on the Toy Train,

Day 8: Darjeeling

After breakfast visit to Padmaja Naidu, Himalayan Zoological Park (Closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee self-help (Closed on Sunday) Centre & Tea Estate.

Day 9: Darjeeling/Bagdogra/Delhi

Early morning you will drive for three hours approx 100 Km) to Bagdogra airport for a flight to Delhi. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 10: Depart Delhi

Early morning you will be transferred to international airport for her flight back home.

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