ESSENCE OF HIMLAYAS – DARJEELING AND SIKKIM

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Tour starts from Delhi – India’s Capital and political seat. Delhi has faced many upheaval from Moghuls and British. You will therefore find interesting mix of Moghul and British Architecture. Now a bustling Metropolis with 25 Million. The monuments like Red Fort, Jamma Masjid-Mosque, Qutub Minar is a testimony. A long flight from Delhi will take you to Bagdogra, the nearest Airport to Darjeeling. Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It is famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. In the backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks. Visit the Tiger Hills before dawn to see the Sun Rise over Mount Everest. Take a ride on toy train. Visit the Tibetan Bazaar and the Mountaineering Institute. A visit to Western Sikkim with Kanchanjunga in the backdrop will be a mesmerising. Pelling also has many treks besides the famous monastery of Pemyangtse. Continuing your visit, you will arrive Gangtok – the Capital of Sikkim. It is an important Buddhist Centre. You will visit the Royal Palace and also Rumtek Monastery.

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

IN THE HEART OF HIMALAYAS AND BHUTAN

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Tour starts from Kolkata, West Bengal’s Cultural and Intellectual city. Visit the Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge and the Jain Temple. A short flight will take you to Bagdogra, the Airport to Darjeeling famous for Tea Plantations overlooking Khangechendzonga mountains. Take a joy ride on UNESCO HERITAGE TRAIN. Visit Tiger Hill to see the sun rise and the Mount Everest. Travel to Western Sikkim city of Peling to see Pemyangtse Monastery. Pelling is also a Gateway for many soft and difficult treks. A visit to Gangtok will unveil the philosophy of Buddhism as this is one of the learning centre for Buddhism with many monasteries. Visit the Rumtek Monastery and the Tsomago Lake. Juggle your way throughbeautiful mountains and rivers to Phuntsholing (Bhutan). Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In Thimpu Capital of Bhutan visit National Memorial Chorten built as world peace Centre. The paintings and statues will provide you deep inside knowledge of Buddhist philosophy. Travel to Punakha via Dochula Pass. From this pass you can see many Peaks. Visit the PunakhaDzong. Continue your journey to PARO and visit the Takshang Monastery. You will fly to Kolkata for your journey back to Sweet Home.

Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights