Sikkim 'The best kept secret in the Himalayas' is nestled between Nepal, China (Tibet), Bhutan and West Bengal (India). Sikkim's rugged and dramatic terrain has elevation variations ranging 285 mts. to 8540 mts. It is the ultimate Paradise for Botanist and plant lovers with over 4000 species of flowering plants, including and incredible 600 species of Orchid.
Duration : 08 Nights/ 09 Days
Destination Covered : Kolkata - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Kalimpong - Pemayangtse - Gangtok - Kolkata
DAY 01 : ARRIVE KOLKATA
Upon arrival in Kolkata ( Calcutta ). Met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Kolkata once the capital of the British Empire, still remains cultural capital of India with a strong tradition in literature and fine arts. It is also the gateway to the beautiful North eastern state of India, where visitor can only gaze in wonder at their pristine beauty. The city tour includes visit to the Fort William, Victoria memorial, the Indian museum, St. Paul's cathedral, Birla Planetarium and the Botanical gardens. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02 : KOLKATA - BAGDOGARA ( BY FLIGHT ), BAGDOGRA - DARJEELING ( (BY ROAD)
Today morning transferred to Kolkata airport to board flight for Bagdogra. Upon arrival at Bagdogara, met and transferred to Darjeeling check in at pre-booked hotel. The beautiful hill station Darjeeling at an altitude of 7,000 feet. Called the "Queen of the Himalayas ." It affords unparalleled views of the majestic peaks. This evening, enjoy a visit to the bazaar for a taste of life in this little piece of heaven. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03 : DARJEELING
Take off for the delightful Darjeeling where you visit the 1875 built Gloom Monastery to see one of the largest statues of the Maitreya Buddha. Next stop is the Himalayan Zoo, which houses the Himalayan Fauna like the Red Panda, Black Bear, Yaks, and Tigers, in their natural habitat. We end the day visit to the Natural history museum, which has a fine collection of preserved butterflies, birds, reptiles, insects of the Himalayas. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 04 : DARJEELNG - KALIMPONG (BY ROAD)
After breakfast, continue to colorful Kalimpong, famous for its abundant flowers. Among the sights you will see are Raja Dorje Market and the Tibetan Monastery. This peaceful and scenic town includes a number of houses bearing testament to the town's heritage and gracious living in the early 1900s. Overnight at the hotel.