"Tour Operators in India"
Day 01 :: Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Met upon arrival and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 :: Delhi / Bagdogra - Darjeeling (Flight/Car)
after breakfast transfer to domestic airport to board flight for Bagdogra.
Met upon arrival and drive to reach Darjeeling (2134 M) by covering approx.
110 kms in 4 - 5 hrs. The route winds its way through tea estates. There is
a narrow gauge railway line running parallel and crisscrossing the road.
Darjeeling is called the jewel in the crown. Upon arrival check into hotel
for overnight stay.
Day 03 :: Darjeeling
Morning visit Tiger Hill to see the sunrise and also get the best view of
the world's third highest mountain Kanchenjunga and other peaks. On the way
back visit Ghoom Monastery Enshrining Maitreyee Buddha. After breakfast
proceed for a ride in the famous toy train for half an hour. Visit Botanical
Gardens, Observatory Hill, mountaineering institute to know the history and
the equipment and used in the first conquest of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund
Hillary and Tenzing Norge. Visit Zoological Park to see the Siberian Tigers.
Llamas, Himalayan Black Bear and Panda. Visit tea estates and Tibetan
Refugee self-help centre for woolen carpet and leather products. Overnight
stay in hotel.
Day 04 :: Darjeeling / Pemayangtse
After breakfast drive to Pemayangste (5 -6 hrs approx). Today's drive is
truly a naturalist's delight. The hill sides and mountain slopes of Sikkim
are strewn with bright patches of myriad colors. Afternoon at leisure.
Evening bird watch at Rabdenste palace ruins. Leading ornithologists Dr.
Salim Ali had spotted about 120 species of Himalayan birds in this small
area. Overnight in hotel.
Day 05 :: Pemayangste
Early morning we trek 3 kms uphill to visit the Sanga Choelling monastery
perched on a hill top. On reaching, view the sunrise and excellent view of
the khanchendzonga & the adjoining peaks. From here the Nepal valley can
also be seen. Later visit the Pemayangste monastery, also known as the "Perfect
sublime lotus" is one of the oldest in Sikkim.
Afternoon excursion to Kachoepatri lake a distance of 27 kms to be covered
In almost 2 hrs. Considered holy by the locals. Although surrounded by thick
forest, one might be surprised not to find a single leaf on the lake. Visit
the monastery nearby. Return to hotel to watch the dusk (setting sun) from
Day 06 :: Pemayangste / Gangtok (1660 M) via Tashiding Monastery
breakfast drive to Gangtok (5 - 6 hrs approx) enroute visit the Tashiding
monastery, a short trek from the main road . On arrival in Gangtok check-in
hotel. Late afternoon visit the handicraft centre, the institute of
Tibetology, Orchid sanctuary and Do - drul chorten. Overnight in hotel.
Day 07 :: Gangtok
Early morning visit hanumatok to view another sunrise over Khanchendzonga &
the adjoining peaks. After breakfast leave for excursion to Rumtek Monastery
- the grandest of the monasteries in Sikkim and in wealth. It is about 45
minute drive from Gangtok. Return to Gangtok. Evening discover the local
market. Overnight in hotel.
Day 08 :: Gangtok / New Jalpaiguri
After early breakfast transfer to New Jalpaiguri railway station in time to
connect overnight train to Bhubaneshwar. Dep: 1500 hrs. Overnight on board
Day 09 :: Bhubaneshwar
Arrive Bhubaneshwar at 1241 hrs. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day
sight-seeing of Bhubaneshwar visiting Parasurameshwara, Mukteshwar, Raja
Rani & Ligaraja Temples. Overnight in hotel.
Day 10 :: Bhubaneshwar
After breakfast full day sight-seeing of Bhubaneshwar visiting Kandagiri,
Udaigiri caves and Nadan Kannan zoological and botanical gardens. Overnight
Day 11 :: Bhubaneshwar / Puri
After breakfast drive to Puri visiting Dhauli, Pipli & Konark on the
way. On arrival check-in hotel for overnight stay.
12 :: Puri
Morning sight-seeing of Puri visiting Jagannath temple, Gundicha temple,
Narendra Tank and Bada danda (The local market in front of the temple)
Afternoon free to relax on the beach. Overnight in hotel.
Day 13 :: Puri / Baliguda
After breakfast drive to Baliguda (310 Kms / 8 hrs approx) visiting a few
road side Semi - Tribal Villages. Overnight in hotel. (This day must be a
Day 14 :: Baliguda / Rayagada
After breakfast drive to Rayagada (220 Kms / 6 hrs) enroute visiting a few
Kuttiya Kindha villages. Overnight in hotel / guest house. (This day must be
Day 15 :: Rayagada / Jeypore
After breakfast drive to Niyamagiri hills, visit of a few Dongariya Kondha
villages & weekly market (Weekly Market is only on Wednesday). Proceed
to Jeypore (260 Kms / 6 - 7 hrs). Overnight in hotel.
Day 16 :: Jeypore
After breakfast drive to Onukudelli , visit of Bonda & Gadhaba market &
a few Gadhaba Villages (Weekly market is only on Thursday) . Return drive to
Jeypore for overnight stay (180 kms / 4 - 5 hrs drive round trip).
Day 17 :: Jeypore / Tatapani
After breakfast drive to Taptapani (310 Kms / 7 - 8 Hrs) visiting Jagannath
Temple & Tribal museum at Koraput. Overnight in hotel.
18 :: Tatapani / Bhubaneshwar
After breakfast drive to Bhubaneshwar (235 Kms / 6 - 7 hrs) enroute
visiting Chilka lake (Asia's largest Salt water Lake). Boat ride on the
lake. Later proceed Bhubaneshwar for overnight stay.
Day 19 :: Bhubaneshwar / Delhi
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. On arrival in
Delhi transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 20 :: Delhi / onward destination
After breakfast leave for full day city tour visiting Qutub Minar, India
gate (war memorial), Lakshminarayan Temple - modern Hindu temple, drive past
President's House, Parliament House & Secretariat Building. Afternoon
sight-seeing of Old Delhi visit Rajghat & Shanti Vana (the cremation
sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru), Jama Masjid and drive past
Red fort and Chandni Chowk. Await transfer to international airport for
flight to onward destination.