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Himalayan Odyssey Darjeeling the dream land of the East, it has been a popular hill station since the British period. The tourist flow to this place has been increasing day by day. Due to the proximity with three international borders, this place is strategically very important. Darjeeling is surrounded by lofty mountains.

Himalayan Odyssey

Duration: 15 Day(s) - Location: Kolkata - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Kalimpong - Gangtok - Phuentsholing - Thimphu - Punakha -Wangduephodrang - Paro - Kolkata

Skeleton Itinerary:
  • Day 1

    Arrive Kolkata
    Evening, arrival at Kolkata airport. Our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 2

    In Kolkata
    Breakfast at hotel. Afterwards embark on the sightseeing of Kolkata City which would include your visit to
    Victoria Memorial Modeled on the Taj Mahal, this is a splendid architectural structure in white marble, which was built in the early 20th century in memory of Queen Victoria.
    Indian Museum Established in 1878, this museum is built in Italian architectural style and is considered as the largest museum in the country and one of the best in Asia.
    Eden Garden Created in 1840 and named after the sister of Lord Auckland, situated in the North-West corner of the Maidan are small & pleasantly laid out Eden Gardens.
    Ochterlony Monument Now officially renamed the Shahid Minar, this 48m column tower over the northern end of the Maidan the Monument was set up in 1828 and named after Sir David Ochterlony.
    St Paul's Cathedral Built between 1839 and 1847, St Paul's Cathedral is one of India's most important churches. Return to the hotel after the sightseeing. Overnight in Kolkata

  • Day 3

    Kolkata-Bagdogra (Flight)-Darjeeling (93 Kms/ 3 Hrs by surface)
    Morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel for a transfer to the airport to board the flight. Arrive at Bagdogra & then drive to Darjeeling. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 4

    In Darjeeling
    Perched at an altitude of 2,134 m with a backdrop of mighty Himalayan peaks, Darjeeling derives its name from Dorje-ling, meaning the place of Dorje. This Place is famous for tea which had a premium value in the international market and now known as 'Champagne of the East' and for years formed the mainstay of the econHimalayan Odyssey Tour, Himalayan Tour, Tours to Himalayas, Himalayan Adventure Tours, Himalayas Tour Packages, Himalayas Hills Tour, Himalayas Bhutan Tour, Bhutan Himalayas Tour, Bhutan Tours, Bhutan Tour Packages, Bhutan Tour India, Bhutan Holiday Packages, Bhutan Vacation Packages, Tours to Bhutan, Bhutan Tours Package, Bhutan Package Touromy of this area. To this day, the name 'Darjeeling' continues to be synonymous with tea.
    After breakfast embark on the sightseeing of Darjeeling which includes visit to
    Ghoom monastery built in 1850 by Lama Sherab Gyatsho a monk from Mongolia. The main feature of this Gelugpa monastery is the magnificent statue of Maitreya, "the future Buddha" draped in white silk scarves of offering called Khadas.
    Post lunch; visit the
    Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre where you can see Tibetan craftsmen making traditional items like carpet, woolen boots, wood carvings and feather goods.

  • Day 5

    Darjeeling-Kalimpong (70 kms,3Hrs)
    Morning after breakfast drive to Kalimpong. Nestling at modest altitude of 1,250m, Kalimpong enjoys moderate climate. Forming a triangle with its more illustrious neighbours, it is known for flowers and nurseries. Entire hillsides are blaze with colour during the season. On arrival check-in at the hotel.
    Afternoon visit to Tharpa Choling Monastery, belonging to the Gelugpa sect followed by visit to flower nurseries.
    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 6

    Ahmedabad – Modera – Patan – Mount Abu By Road (Approx 270 Kms/ 06 Hours)
    After breakfast drive to Gangtok-the capital of Sikkim. A perfect symbol of the confluence of the past and present is Gangtok. Built on the flank of ridge, Gangtok is 1,600 m above sea level. Along the deeply felt presence of stupas and monasteries, it also bustles like any other town. India tours,Guide India tours,Tours India,touring India,Indian tours,Trips India,Luxury India tours,bespoke India tours,Online India tours,North India tours,South India tours,tailormade India tours,budget India tours,cheap India tours,India tour package,India tours & Travels,India travels"> On arrival check-in at your hotel. Today's sightseeing of Gangtok includes visit to ;
    Do-drul Chorten - one of the most important stupas built by Trulsi Rinpoche head of the Nyingmapa order. It contains rare Mandalas of Dorje Phurpa, Holy Books, Montras. Then visit to Enchey Monastery. This 200 year old monastery was built on the site blessed by the great tantric master Lama Druptab Karpa, known for his flying powers.
    Research Institute of Tibetology and Directorate of Handicrafs & Handloom; it is centre for promoting and keeping alive the traditional arts and crafts, a veritable storehouse of exquisite carpets, blankets and shawls in Lepcha weaves.
    Overnight at the hotel.
    Afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 7

    Gangtok
    Morning after breakfast, take an excursion to India tours,Guide India tours,Tours India,touring India,Indian tours,Trips India,Luxury India tours,bespoke India tours,Online India tours,North India tours,South India tours,tailormade India tours,budget India tours,cheap India tours,India tour package,India tours & Travels,India travels
    Rumtek Monastery, situated about 24 km from Gangtok, Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre is the seat of the Kagyupa order, one of the four major Tibetan Buddhist sects. Since the late 1960, after the arrival of His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the Centre houses some of the world's most unique religious scriptures and objects. Traditional in design, it is replica of the original Kagyupa headquarters.
    Post lunch visit to Tashi view point which offers enchanting view of Mount. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Siniolchu one of the most graceful peaks in the world

  • Day 8

    Gangtok-Phuentsholing (200 Kms, 6 Hrs)
    After breakfast drive to Bhutan's border town of Phunetsholing passing through lush green tea gardens enroute.
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    The gateway to the south, Phuentsholing is a thriving commercial centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains. Situated directly at the base of Himalayan foothills, Phunetsholing is a fascinating mixture of Indian and Bhutanese, a perfect example of mingling of people and their culture. On arrival check-in at your hotel.
    Evening visit Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang, the temple representing heaven of Guru Rinpoche. Then take a stroll around town and local market.

  • Day 9

    Phuentsholing-Thimpu (180 Kms, 6 Hrs)
    After breakfast proceed to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan situated at the altitude of 2,400m, 4 km ahead of Phunetsholing visit Kharbandi Goemba, the beautiful monastery built by Royal Grand Mother. The drive from Phunetsholing is very pleasant with numerous scenic spots enroute. Stop for lunch at local restaurant enroute. Nearby Thimphu, visit Simtkha Dzong the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the school for Buddhist studies.
    Arrive Thimpu and check-in at your hotel.
    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 10

    Thimpu
    Following breakfast, proceed on a tour of the capital city of Bhutan. Visit the Trashichhodzong; the 'fortress of the glorious religion', Memorial Chhorten; the Stupa built in memory of Bhutan's Third King, National Library, Art School, The Textile and Folk Heritage Museum and Government Handicrafts Emporium.
    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 11

    Thimpu-Punakha (75 Kms, 2 ½ Hrs)
    Morning after breakfast, drive to travel himalayas, tour to himalayas, tourism in himalaya, travel himalaya, himalayas travel tours, nepal himalaya, india himalaya, travel to himalayas, himalayas mountain, trekking in himalayas, hotels in himalayas, himalayan hotel, himalaya ride, himalayan travel, himalayan tour, himalayan mountain tours, himalayas travel guide, information on himalayas, himalayas picture, himalayan mountain picture, travel india, travel nepal, travel tibet, travel bhutan, holiday in himalaya, vacation on himalayan range, trip to himalaya, travelling himalayas, himalayan guide, himalayas travel packages, tour package for himalayas, himalaya, himalayan, travel himalayas
    Punakha across Dochula pass (3,050m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Until 1955, Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan and still it holds the winter seat of Chief Abbot. On arrival check-in at your hotel. In Punakha, visit
    17th century Punakha Dzong, followed by visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chhorten.
    Post Lunch drive to Wangduephodrang, the last town before central Bhutan. The town is like an enlarged village with its interesting local market. Visit majestic wangduephodrang Dzong sitting on the top of the hill at the confluence of Punakha Chhu and Tang Chhu rivers.
    After the visit return to your hotel.

  • Day 12

    Punakha-Paro (125 Kms, 4 ½ Hrs)
    After breakfast drive to Paro the beautiful valley which encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundred of myths and legends. On arrival check-in at your hotel.
    Post lunch visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom and then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long, fascinating history.
    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 13

    Paro
    Morning after breakfast visit Durkgyel Dzong, the ruined fortress from where Bhutanese warriors repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies. Also visit a traditional farm house which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people.
    Post lunch take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, situated 900m above Paro valley floor. Evening visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom.
    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 14

    Paro-Kolkata (flight)
    After breakfast transfer to Paro airport to board the flight for Kolkata. On arrival transfer to your hotel in Kolkata, rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 15

    Depart Kolkata
    Transfer to the international airport, to board the onward flight for your return journey.

Whats included in the package:
  • All accommodation (medium budget hotels/guesthouse and remote village organic farm-stay)
  • All transfers (from pick-up till drop off at railways station/airport)
  • Local guide
  • All entrances in monuments
  • All activities
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