Kolkata Sikkim Tour
Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
On arrival at Kolkata international airport you will be welcomed by our representative then transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast visit the High Court Building, built in 1872 and the oldest Catholic Church in Calcutta, St. Marys. The Howrah Bridge, built in 1943 – the bridge is crossed by approximately two million people everyday; the Botanical Gardens, the oldest and largest of their kinds in India; Victoria Memorial: The symbol of Calcutta built between 1906 and 1921 at a cost of Rs. 7.5 million and is a reminder of the might of British India and has been often compared to Taj Mahal. It was conceived by Lord Curzon as both tribute to Queen Victoria and a triumphant depiction of her reign in India. Overnight at hotel.
Places to visit in Kolkata Kolkata is the only city with rich culture, art, literature and history. It is the only destination where kids, family and couples all will surely enjoy. It is the birth place of Nobel Prize winning writer Rabindranath Tagore.
Kolkata is a paradise for all the food lovers. If you are a fish lover then you should visit this place. Kolkata is home to traditional weavers. From here you can buy beautiful Kolkata sarees at very level-headed prices. There are many places in Kolkata where one can visit.
Park Street This street ran through the deer park so it was named as Park Street. Later it’s named changed to Mother Theresa Sarani. It is one of the landmark streets of Kolkata. One can really enjoy at this place. There is a market place where you can enjoy with your family and you will surely take back beautiful memories of this place.
Kalighat Kalighat Temple is one of the oldest and famous temples. It is located in the heart of the city so it attracts many devotees. If you are planning your trip to Kolkata then you should not forget to visit Kalighat mandir. Victoria Memorial Victoria Memorial is one of the iconic places of Kolkata. It is the famous landmark built by Sir William Emerson, a famous architect. It is a great piece of architecture built entirely with white marble. It’s a worth seeing place dedicated to Queen Victoria.
Howrah Bridge is the world’s fourth busiest bridge. This bridge acts as a lifeline to Kolkata as it connects Howrah to Kolkata. You can take a ferry from Howrah station to have a look of this bridge. It’s worth seeing and looks more beautiful at night as it is fully lighted with blue coloured lights. Botanical Garden If you are a nature lover then botanical garden is heaven for you. This is surely a place which cannot be missed. Here you can see infinite variety of flora. This garden is famous for its banyan tree which is hundreds of years old. It has a lush green garden with numerous species of plants and trees. Botanical garden is located in the Suburban area of Shibpur.
If you are planning your trip to Kolkata then there are many other places where you can visit like Quest Mall, Outram Ghat, Nakhoda Mosque, Eden Garden, Belur Math, Calcutta Racecourse etc. The best months to visit Kolkata are February, March and October to December. You can plan your trip during Durga Pooja. It is one of the biggest festivals of West Bengal. During this time the entire city celebrates good over evil. This place will never fail to surprise you.
Day 03 Day: Kolkata – Bagdogra:
Early morning is free for relaxation and at leisure. Then check out the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight for Bagdogra. On arrival directly drive to Darjeeling and transfer to the hotel. Darjeeling is nested in a setting of Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest, Tibetan Monasteries, Himalayan Tribal Life, Pine Trees etc. Evening free for relaxation and at leisure to enjoy the atmosphere of this hill station. Overnight stay at Darjeeling hotel.
Day 04: Darjeeling:
Early morning drive to Tiger Hill to enjoy the breathtaking view of colour changes during sunrise over snowcapped peaks of Mt. Kanchenzanga Range visit Batasia Loop, Ghoom Monastery, Tibetian Self-Help Refugee Centre, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park. Enter into the world famous tea gardens to watch the tea plantations. Evening walk around the Mall Area, the heart of the town. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Darjeeling - Gangtok:
After breakfast checkout and drive to Gangtok, optionally en route you can visit Peshok Tea Gardens. Continue to drive to Gangtok, on arrival transfer to hotel. Later sightseeing of Gangtok covering Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Do Drul Choten, Flower Show, Cottage Industries, Ennchey Monastery, Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast take an excursion tour to Tsomgo Lake – 32 kms, situated at a height of 3,780 meters with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around and enjoy the Yak ride and Tibetans dish momo. Return back to Hotel. Overnight at Gangtok.
Later if time permits then take an excursion to Rumtek Monastery –24 kms, Rumtek is a famous monastery, all over the world, especially among the Tibetan Buddhists, and is situated near Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Originally called the Dharma Chakra Centre, it includes a beautiful shrine temple and a monastery for the monks. The 16th Karmapa built the monastery. The place got an existence in the Buddhist pilgrimage map, especially after Chinese habitation in Tibet and subsequent relocations of some Tibetan religious gurus to Sikkim. After visit drive back to Gangtok. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast morning is free for relaxation and at leisure or you can shop at the local markets. After lunch check out the hotel and drive to Jalpaigudi, on arrival transfer to the Railway station to board the train No. 5960 Kamrup Express departs at 1645 hrs. Overnight on board.
Arrival Howrah at 0630 hrs. On arrival transfer to the international airport to board the scheduled flight for your hometown. On departure tour concludes with happy memories. Information about Sikkim Tourism Sikkim is a beautiful hill state located at the footsteps of imposing Himalayas. People come to Sikkim for a wide variety of reasons. Some come to bask in the natural beauty of the state and enjoy the bounties of nature. Then there are some people who love wildlife and they come here to witness the same from close quarters. Adventure enthusiasts also come to Sikkim to do a wide array of activities such as trekking, skiing, etc. This land of geographical diversity shares its borders with Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and West Bengal. Sikkim tourism offers a composite package to a person. You should book your Sikkim tour well in advance so as to grab attractive offers.
Sikkim boasts of a few of the best routes for trekking. Anyone who goes to Sikkim should try out trekking. There are actually five trekking peaks for the trekkers. These have been identified by the Government of Sikkim. The trek through the pine forests, lovely valleys, monasteries finally to the mountain lakes can leave anyone spellbound. Other adventure activities which can be carried here include mountain biking, kayaking, river rafting, etc.
Monasteries of Sikkim
There are several monasteries in Sikkim.These monasteries are referred to as Buddhist Gompas. Monasteries form an integral part of the culture of this state. These Buddhist Gompas are actually the essence of Sikkim. There are almost two hundred monasteries in Sikkim. Most popular among them are Rumtek Monastery, Phodong Monastery etc. These monasteries serve as centers of learning and are held in esteem by the people of Sikkim.
Wildlife Sikkim has rich flora and fauna. Almost 550 different species of birds can be seen here. The well known national parks as well as wildlife sanctuaries in Sikkim which offer safe haven for these animals are a Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, Khangchendzonga National Park and Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary etc. You should visit these two wildlife sanctuaries to have a close encounter with the wilderness.