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East India Tour
Kolkata > Darjeeling > Gangtok > Kalimpong
(07 Nights / 08 Days Tour)
Day 01 : Arrive Kolkata
Today arrival in Kolkata airport. Excel’s representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building after which you would be transferred to your hotel

Kolkata, formerly called Kolkata, is the capital of West Bengal. Kolkata was once the capital city of British India and also the Gateway to India till 1912. It is located in eastern India on the east bank of the River Hooghly and has a subtropical climate. The city has many names: "Cultural Capital of India", "The city of Processions, "City of Joy" and so on. It has also been a home to many luminaries such as Rabindranath Tagore, Subhash Chandra Bose, Mother Teresa and Satyajit Ray. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 02 : Kolkata
Today full day city tour of Kolkata, visiting Kali Temple at Kalighat, Victoria Memorial Hall, St. John Cathedral Church, Dalhousie Square for British Architecture, Jain Temple and Tagore Museum & Mother House.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 03 : Kolkata > Bagdogra > Darjeeling (93 kms/3.5 hrs)
Today in time transfer to airport to connect flight for Bagdogra. Arrive Bagdogra airport. On arrival you will be met by our representative and transfer to Darjeeling, popularly known as the "Queen of the Hills" and produces the famous Darjeeling Tea, one of the world's finest teas. It is also home to the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a World Heritage Site. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure .
Overnight at Hotel

Day 04 : In Darjeeling
Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (at around 4 am) to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. Afternoon go for a half-day sightseeing of Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & Tea Estate (Outside).
Overnight at Hotel

Day 05 : Darjeeling > Gangtok (98 Kms/ 4.5 hrs)
Today drive to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is a popular hill station destination in the East. This small town, lies atop a ridge, at an altitude of 5,800 ft, amidst a Himalayan setting, with the world's third tallest peak Kanchenjunga at its east, and overlooking the river Ranikhola. Gangtok meaning 'lofty hill' was said to have been a small village until it gained the status of an important pilgrimage centre with the building of the Enchey Monastery in 1840. Upon arrival check in to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 : In Gangtok
Morning sightseeing tour of Gangtok and visit to Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Enchey Monastery Research Institute of Tibetology Chorten (Stupa ), Flower Show at White Hall Complex Saramsa, Rumtek Monastery.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 07 : Gangtok > Kalimpong (80 kms/ 03 hrs)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Kalimpong. On arrival transfer to hotel.

Afternoon visit Dello hills, Dr. Graham's Home, Flower Nurseries, Durbin Dara Hills & Jang-Dong-Palriffo Brang monastery.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : Kalimpong > Bagdogra > Kolkata
Today in time drive to Bagdogra airport (83 kms / 03 hrs) to connect flight for Kolkata. Arrive Kolkata & connect onward destination flight.