09 Nights / 10 Days
Kolkata - Darjeeling - Gangtok - Kalimpong - New
The refreshing brews of Darjeeling and the sublime destinations of Gangtok,
Kalimpong and New Jalpaiguri get a new high with the train trail of
Darjeeling Himalayan Railways taking a traveller to the only track in India
with an adjacent road on the one side and tea gardens on the other.
Day 01 : Arrive Kolkata (previously known as
You will be met on your arrival at Kolkata International Airport and
transferred to the hotel. Kolkata, the most important gateway to Eastern
India is also the city where the East India Company first set up their base
in the 17th century. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : In Kolkata Darjeeling
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sight-seeing tour of Kolkata visiting
the Victoria Memorial, Birla Planetarium, Fort William, Mother Theresa
Ashram and the Eden Gardens. Evening transfer to Railway Station to connect
Train # 2343 Darjeeling Mail dep. 22:05 hrs. Overnight on board.
Day 03 : Darjeeling
Arrive Newjal Paiguri Railway Station at 08:00 hrs. Connect Toy Train # 1D
dep. 09:00 hrs and arr. 16:15 hrs at Darjeeling. Darjeeling at an altitude
of 2134m facing the Himalayas dominated by Mt. Kanchenjunga, was the summer
resort of the British, and now one of Eastern India's most popular Hill
stations. On your arrival in Darjeeling check into the Hotel. Afternoon free
for leisure. Overnight in Darjeeling.
Day 04 : In Darjeeling
A very early start to the day for an excursion to Tiger Hill, to witness
the beauty of the sun rise over the Himalayas. Later transfer to the
Darjeeling station to catch the train to Ghoom station by Toy Train Joy Ride
dep. 10:40 hrs and arr. Ghoom 11:30 hrs. Arrive Darjeeling at 12:30 hrs.
Later leave for a guided tour of Darjeeling town visiting the Himalayan
Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Tibetan Refuge Centers, Tenzing
Rock, Gomby Rock, Tibet Handicraft Centre and the Tea gardens. Overnight in
Day 05 : Darjeeling Gangtok
After breakfast, depart for Gangtok (the capital of Sikkim) by road (98 kms
/ 4 hrs). On your arrival in Gangtok, check in to the hotel. Day free for
leisure. Overnight in Gangtok.
Day 06: Gangtok
breakfast sight seeing tour of Gangtok includes Namgyal Institute of
Tibetology. It was built in 1958 and is a research center for Mahayana
Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Directorate of Handicrafts and handlooms,
Enchey Monastery, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa) and rumtek Monastery. Overnight at
Day 07 : Gangtok Kalimpong
After breakfast, depart for Kalimpong by road (83 ms / 3 hrs). Together
with Darjeeling and Gangtok, this small and quiet hill resort forms the
Golden Triangle of the Eastern Himalayas. On arrival in Kailmpong, check
into the Hotel. Overnight in Kalimpong.
Day 08 : In Kalimpong
Breakfast at the Hotel followed by a sight-seeing tour of Kalimpong
visiting Dr. Graham's Home, started in 1900 by a Scottish missionary, who
along with his wife, dedicated their lives in building up this beautiful
complex for the education & care of orphans & other deprived
children, the Thapa Choling monastery, Thongsa monastery and Durpin Dara
which towers over Kalimpong & affords a breathtaking view of the plains
rolling down to Siliguri. Overnight in Kalimpong.
Day 09 :Kalimpong New Jalpaiguri
Morning free for leisure. Afternoon transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway
Station (80 kms / 3 hrs) and connect Train # 2344 Darjeeling Mail dep. 20:00
hrs. Overnight on board.
Day 10 : Kolkata Onward destination
Arrive Kolkata at 06:00 hrs. Transfer to International airport to connect
flight for onward destination.