is so full of diversity which is otherwise
very difficult to experience. Within its area East India encapsulates some of
the most striking contrasts in the sub-continent. Darjeeling has the coniferous
forests and terraced tea gardens. Calcutta, India’s largest city has become
a world metropolis, In Puri one can relax at the long stretch of golden beaches.
During the Experiences of East India with Sikkim tour we experience the cultural
sensation of past as well as
the most vivid architectural treasures of Hindu temples of East India including the most famous
Surya temple of Konark and the Temples of
Bhubaneshwar. Sikkim is an additional
highlight of this tour. Sikkim is not only famous for Kanchenjunga (8,586
m), the third highest mountain in the world but also for a rich flora and fauna
and its diverse ethnic and cultural population.
Day 01 - Day 08.
From Day 01 to Day 08 the tour itinerary remains same as the
"Experiences of East India" (Tour 8). Day 08 ends in Darjeeling.
09. Darjeeling - Pemayangtse (about 80 km)
Today we leave the state West Bengal and enter into
Sikkim is the 2nd smallest state in India. Sikkim, in the East
Himalayas is sandwiched between Nepal to its W and
Bhutan to the E. In the N is Tibet/China. Sikkim has so rich
of flora, fauna and a diverse ethnic and cultural population as no
other state in
We drive through the forests and tea gardens and proceed to our
today’s destination Pemayangtse (The perfect Sublime Lotus). We
visit the headquarter of the Nyingama sect in
10. Pemayangtse - Gangtok (about 120 km)
The capital of Sikkim ‘Gangtok’ lies on a ridge overlooking the
Gangtok ("High Hill") lies at an
altitude of 1760 m. Gangtok is surrounded by the mountains,
We visit Tsuk-la-Khang, the royal chapel which is standing on a high
bridge. This is the major place of worship and has a large and
impressive collection of scriptures. We also visit the institute of
cottage industries which is an attraction as a wide range of local
handicrafts in Lepcha style are produced here.
11. Gangtok Excursion: Enchey monastery
Today we drive to the monastery of Enchey. This monastery is
believed to be 200 years old. The monks of this monastery belong to
Buddhism. After the visit of
we proceed to
Martham Village Resort,
where we have afternoon at leisure. Here one can have nice walks or
have a ride on the local horses of this area.
12. Gangtok Excursion: Rumtek monastery
Today we visit the unique
Institute of Tibetology
on a hilltop which was established in 1958 to promote research on
Tibet and Mahayana Buddhism. Here we will see the biggest collection
of tibetan scripts and an excellent collection of rare Tankhas,
bronze and cult objects. We also visit orchid Sanctuary which is
laying south of the institute. This Sanctuary contains over 450
indigenous species. Sikkim is considered paradise for orchid lovers.
After the visit of sanctuary we walk through the bazaar of Gangtok
through the area of old palace and visit the monastery Gylwa. The
main attraction of our excursion remains today the monastery of
was built as a true copy of a tibetan monastery in recent years.
Rumtek is the headquarter of Red hat sect of
13. Gangtok - Kalimpong (about 70 km)
We drive today through the south of Sikkim from Gangtok to
Kalimpong. Kalimpong, a remote
hill station has been a meeting point of the once "three closed
lands" on the trade route to
Tibet. The beautiful mountain
scenery and the abundance of flowers have made Kalimpong an
attractive resort. The lifestyle of the local people reflect the
social and religious influences of its neighbouring nations,
Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. We
visit the monastery
Tharpa Choeling at
Tripai which houses a library of tibetan manuscripts and Tankhas. It
belongs to the yellow Hat sect. We drive up to
Darpin Dara, the highest point
in Kalimpong with superb views over the plains.
14. Kalimpong - Bagdogra (about 80 km) - Delhi (by air)
We drive through the Tista Valley back to
Bagdogra. In the afternoon flight from Bagdogra to
The rest of the day at leisure.
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. We
take a Rickshaw Ride parallel to the
through the old city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar.
Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat",
the place where
Mahatma Gandhi was cremated
the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous “Humayun
which is the first substantial example of Mughal
in India. Before we proceed to the hotel we drive through the
embassy area in New Delhi where we visit the
and see some impressive Government Buildings. The rest of the day at
leisure (opportunity for the last shopping or enjoy a massage in the
Hotel). After Dinner we leave the hotel for the Airport.
Humayuns Tomb, Delhi
Flight to Home
Around midnight flight to Home Destination.
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