East India Tour
Places : Kolkata - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse - Gangtok
- Kalimpong - Bagdogra - Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar - Konark - Puri -
Bhubaneshwar - Kolkata
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
East India Tour is one of the elaborate ways to find out more about the intricate microcosm region. Based on the nature, culture and spiritual heritage, this seasoned itinerary trails through the popular tourist destinations including hill stations of Darjeeling and Kalimpong, Pemayangtse and Gangtok in Sikkim and heritage cities of Bhubaneshwar, Konark and Puri in Odisha before reaching an energetic conclusion in Kolkata.
Day 01 - Arrive Kolkata
Upon arrival, meet India Budget Tour representative for assisted transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Kolkata.
Day 02 - Kolkata - Bagdogra (by Air) - Darjeeling
Early morning transfer in time to the airport and board a flight to Bagdogra, the gateway to Darjeeling hill station. Upon arrival, meet the representative for assistance on arrival and depart for Darjeeling (93 km / Approx 4 hrs) in order to proceed ahead during East India Tour. Upon arrival, check in the hotel for overnight in Darjeeling.
Day 03 - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse
Wake up amidst the fresh morning brews and begin a trek towards the Tiger Hill. Upon reaching there, tourists can view the crisp sunrise and its reflection over the Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga, the two highest mountains in the world; the latter one is in India. On return, relish the breakfast and move towards the Tibetan Monastery at Ghoom, one of the oldest (1857) in Darjeeling. Ahead of 73 km drive and 3 hrs away is Pemayangtse, a famous Buddhist town in Sikkim. Upon arrival, check in the hotel. In the noon, visit the Monastery belonging to the Nyingma-pa sect. The monastery exudes a quaint and peaceful atmosphere. Overnight stay in Pemayangste.
Day 04 - Pemayangtse - Gangtok
Check out Pemayangtse for a drive towards Gangtok (137 km / 5-6 hrs). On arrival, check in at the hotel in this serene capital of Sikkim. Afternoon is free at leisure. Option to explore the serene city is open for travellers. Overnight in Gangtok.
Day 05 - In Gangtok
Morning move towards Enchey Monastery, the Vajrayana Monastery in the area and pass by the Tashiling (the secretariat building), Tsuk-La-Khang (Royal Chapel) and Handicrafts Centre. Afternoon, visit to Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, the Chorten (memorial for dead) and Orchid Sanctuary followed by Monastery of Gyalwa Karmapa at Rumtek. Overnight in Gangtok.
Day 06 - Gangtok - Kalimpong
Check out Gangtok in Sikkim for a drive towards Kalimpong (79 km / approx 2 -3 hrs). On arrival, check-in at the hotel. In the noon, begin a sightseeing tour of city with a visit to Zang Dog Palri, Fo-Brang Monastery, Thongsa Gompa, Nurseries and market. It also has a Tibetan settlement colony which is also worth a visit. Overnight in Kalimpong.
Day 07 - Kalimpong - Bagdogra - Kolkata
Leave Kalimpong for Bagdogra (90 km / 2-3 hrs) in time to reach airport and board the flight to Kolkata. Meet India Budget Tour representative on arrival for assisted transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Kolkata.
Day 08 - Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar
Check out Kolkata and move further during the East India tour towards Odisha, the cultural, spiritual and natural heaven of the east. Board the train # 2703 Falaknuma Express dep. 07:00 hrs, arrive Bhubaneshwar at 13:50 hrs. Upon arrival, meet India Budget tour representative on arrival who will assist the transfers to the hotel. In the noon, begin a sightseeing tour of Bhubaneshwar, the city of temples with a visit to the Lingaraj temple, Rajarani temple, Mukteshwar temple, Parsurameshwar and Brahmeshwar temple. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Bhubaneshwar.
Day 09 - Bhubaneshwar - Konarak - Puri
In the morning, leave Bhubaneshwar for Puri, the spiritual temple city (116 km / 3 hrs). Enroute visit the Sun Temple at Konark. Built in 13th century in honour of the Sun god, this temple is based on the Chariot architecture, featuring exquisite stone sculptures. On arrival, check in at hotel. In the noon, visit the famous Jagannath Temple, around which the sacred city of Puri is based. If time permits, visit the Puri beach and spend some time in peaceful contemplation. Overnight stay in Puri.
Day 10 - Puri - Bhubaneshwar - Kolkata
Check out Puri for Bhubaneshwar (60 km / 2 hrs) in time and reach railway station to board train # 2822 Dhauli Express dep. 13:50 hrs. arr. 21:25 hrs. in Kolkata. Meet our representative for assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Kolkata.
Day 11 - Leave Kolkata
Morning sightseeing of the city includes a visit to the Victoria Memorial, Kolkata's most imposing and monumental dream in marble, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Indian Museum, the largest in India, with one of the best collections of Indian art. Also visit Jain Temple. Later transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.
Contact us for hotels details/options covered in this tour
(on twin sharing basis - minimum 2 persons traveling
|Valid till Sept 2018
Air fare "Y" class
Kolkata / Bagdogra / Kolkata US$ 310 per person
1. The above land cost is not valid for X'Mas - New Year period
2. The above airfare is current one, and subject to change without prior
|Land Cost includes
||Land Cost Excludes
- Room on sharing basis at each place as per itinerary with daily
breakfast for 10 nights. Hotel check in / out 12:00 hrs.
- Aircon car for all transfers and sightseeing (In mountain area
non ac transport)
- Local English speaking Guide at each place during sightseeing
- 2 Ac train ticket Kolkata / Bhubaneshwar / Kolkata
- Govt. Service Tax of 3.09%
- Expenses of personal nature
- Any air fare
- Airport Tax
- Any monument entry fee (to be paid directly at the monument). In
Kolkata approx US$ 8 per person
Hotel used will be as under or equivalent category
||Norbhu Gang Resort
||Orange Village Resort
Budget Travel agents and tour
operators from India, specialise in tailor-made programs to exactly suit
your budget and time. Deals in Hotel Bookings, Domestic Air Bookings,
Beach Vacations, Buddhist Holidays, Backwaters & Ayurveda Tours,
Camel Safaris, Golden Triangle Tours, Adventure Trekking, Train Trips,
River Rafting, Wildlife National Park visits and many more...!