You will be met on arrival at Kolkata International Airport and transferred to hotel.

One of the world‟s great cities, Calcutta, or as it is now known Kolkata evolved from an obscure village on the banks of the Hooghly River to the Capital of the British Empire in 1773 and subsequently the cultural and literary capital of modern India. Founded in 1690 by an English merchant Job Charnock, the city grew over 200 years to become a flourishing trading centre with imposing Victorian Gothic buildings and churches. Losing its position in 1911 when the capital was moved to New Delhi, Kolkata retained a strong cultural identity and produced many acclaimed artists and writers, including Nobel Prize-winner Rabindranath Tagore. Widely known for its dense population, refugees and poverty, Kolkata is also a city that radiates intense humanity and energy. Its charm lies in the decaying grandeur of the imperial capital, its people, and electric contrasts; dust-red London buses crawl alongside hand-drawn rickshaw carts and modern Chowringhee, with its glittering Western-style hotels and shopping arcades lies a short distance from primitive Kalighat. Accommodation in Kolkata



Morning is at leisure till departure.

Transfer to Kolkata domestic airport to connect to Bagdogra. You will be met on arrival & transferred by road (90 Kms/03 Hours) to Darjeeling.

OPTIONAL: Enjoy high tea en–route at a Tea Estate. (Note:Tea Gardens are open from March – second week of October but there is no processing of tea in any garden on Mondays).

Darjeeling is a popular hill-resort and fascinating place. "The Queen of the Hills" lies perched at a height of 2134m with a panoramic view on the mighty Kanchenjunga Cluster.

Darjeeling has attracted many generations of visitors to enjoy the joys of the cool and healthy climate of the mountains. It was the very first "Hill Sanitarium" developed by the British to escape the heat, humidity and hassle of the North Indian plains. Also, "Darjeeling" and "tea" have become synonymous all across the world. Tea drinkers all over the world must constantly bless the memory of the person who decided around 1840 that the climate of the Darjeeling region was very conducive to the growth of tea. “Darjeeling Tea” became so famous for its aroma and flavor that it was soon named "Champagne of the East". Accommodation in Darjeeling



Early morning excursion trip to Tiger Hill to see the spectacular sunrise over the Eastern Himalayas including the peaks of Kanchenjunga, Everest and Makalu. After breakfast visit Ghoom Monastery, which boasts one of the highest railway stations in the world, as well giving an insights into Buddhism. You might wish to undertake a unique train ride on world famous Himalayan miniature railway system which has also been declared a “UNESCO World Heritage” in consultation with our local tour guide who will try and fit in the short ride to Ghoom. Afterwards you will be transferred to Glenburn Tea Estate


Glenburn tea Estate: A 150 year old plantation house, situated on a small hilltop in a valley above the River Rungeet and close to Darjeeling. It is in the Himalayas at an altitude of 3700m (highest point on the estate) and is overlooked by Mount Kanchenjunga. It is surrounded by 1000 acres of private forest and the working tea estate. The main bungalow has a wonderful, long verandah with comfortable chairs running across the front of it. One may also eat out on the verandah. Inside is a very cosy, „English-style‟sitting room and dining room where everyone eats together. There is a also a small pavilion down in the garden which is a lovely place for lunch, tea or dinner.



Hotel owns 2 AC 4WD Scorpio jeeps & an Armada jeep which are used for local excursions

Excursions within the estate are included in the room rate

Local excursions to surrounding areas can be arranged on direct/extra payment basis

Massages can be arranged with a local village masseuse on direct/extra payment

Full time, resident guide / naturalist (where applicable) for all outdoor activities

Bird watching with naturalist


Swimming in the river nearby

Camping and picnics

Rafting and Trekking


Undisturbed walks in the surrounding tea estate

Tours of the tea estate and tea factory

Excursion to the Glenburn Campsite

Hikes along the River Rungeet to Manjitar Village in Sikkim

Hikes along the River Rung Dung Hike

Afternoon hikes to Shikari Dura Village

Drive / walk up to Lamha Haata Orchard and the Clooney

Sister‟s Church and School

Excursions to Darjeeling, Kalimpong

Hiking between Darjeeling and Glenburn


Evening at leisure

Accommodation at Glenburn Tea Estate



Day free at Glenburn Tea Estate or free for self exploration of surrounding areas

Accommodation at Glenburn Tea Estate



Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Gangtok.

Gangtok the capital of India‟s smallest state, Sikkim, is just across the border from Darjeeling in the Eastern Himalayas. Never a Raj hill station, its first settlers were the Lepchas and small hill farmers. Nepalese migrated into Sikkim from the early 19th century rapidly becoming much more numerous than the Lepchas and in every sphere heavily influence the state. From the 17th century until 1975 Sikkim was a kingdom ruled by the Choegyals of Tibetan origin and today Buddhism is the most visible religion with and prayer flags, prayer wheels and chortens everywhere. The state is renowned for its dramatic scenery dominated by Kanchenjunga, wonderful wildlife and awesome variety of plants including 660 species of orchids.



Morning after breakfast proceed sightseeing in Gangtok visiting Institute of Tibetology which promotes research into Tibetology, the memorial chorten whose gold apex is visible from all parts of Gangtok, the Orchid Sanctuary where one can see many of the 454 species of Orchids found in Sikkim. Proceed on to the Institute of Cottage Industries where one can buy traditional Sikkimese crafts. The last stop on your tour is the 200 year old Enchey Monastery.



Morning free at leisure till departure

Transfer directly to Bagdogra airport by road (124 Kms/04 Hours) in time to connect with your Kingfisher flight IT-2532 (1620/1805 Hours) to Kolkata. On arrival connect with Kingfisher flight IT-2503 (1840/1950 Hours) to Bhubaneswar. You will be met on arrival & transferred to hotel.

Bhubaneswar is the capital of Orissa, the city has a long history of over 2000 years starting with Chedi dynasty and historically it has been known by different names such as Toshali, Kalinga, Ekamra Kanan and Mandira Malini Nagari. The modern city of Bhubaneswar was designed by the German architect Otto Königsberger in 1946. The city is surrounded by dense canopy of forests, picturesque Chandaka and the Nandankanan. The city today is a center of economic and religious importance in the region

Accommodation in Bhubaneswar


Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Bhubaneswar Temples visiting Lingaraja Temple, Rajarani Temple, Mukteshwar Temple & Brahmeshwara Temple.

In the afternoon visit NANDANKANAN ZOO (The Garden of Gods): A short distance from the capital city, Bhubaneswar, the Nandankanan Zoo lies in the splendid environs of the Chandaka forest, along the rippling waters of the Kanjia Lake. It also contains a Botanical Garden which has partly been declared a sanctuary. Famed for its white tiger population, Nandankanan, or the 'Garden of Gods', has become a hot family favourite, with visitors getting an excellent opportunity to enjoy seeing these regal animals in their natural glory - in an environment conducive to their growth. Over 67 kinds of mammals, 18 varieties of reptiles and 81 species of birds co-exist in the deeply forested boundaries. The zoo enjoys an excellent reputation internationally, for successfully breeding black panthers, gharial crocodiles and white tigers in captivity.



Full day excursion trip to Gahirmatha Sanctuary.


GAHIRMATHA SANCTUARY is one of the most reputed breeding grounds of the Olive Ridley sea turtles. The sanctuary is located on the confluence of the River Dhamra with the Bay of Bengal. The region is one of the three sites in the world visited by the sea turtles. Owing to its importance, the sanctuary has been declared as one of the heritage sites of the world.

The Gahirmatha Turtle Sanctuary spreads over a sprawling area of 1435 square kilometers. It stretches across 35 kilometres along the coast of Gahirmatha in the Kendrapara district of the state of Orissa. The nesting grounds of the turtle are well protected and were declared a protected area by the government in the year 1997. The breeding area has been named as the Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary. Earlier, fishing and poaching activities were rampant in the region. These harmful activities of human beings disturbed the ecological system in the region, forcing the turtles to change their nesting grounds several times. Turtles travel across the ocean every year to arrive at Gahirmatha and the best time to visit is between the months of October to February.



Morning proceed for sightseeing tour of Khandagiri & Udaigiri Caves. Later drive 90 Kms/02 Hours to Puri en route visiting Dhauli (Peace Pagoda), Pipli (appliqué village), and Raghurajpur (Artisans Village). In the evening visit to Lord Jagannath Temple (Non Hindus are not allowed).


Day11: PURI – CHILKA LAKE – PURI (B/-/-)

Morning drive to Chilika lake (75 Kms/02 Hours) at Satpada (largest brackish water lake in Asia) and take a boat cruise to get a glimpse of beautiful Indo-ganjetic Irrawaddy dolphins. Evening visit the local beach market to experience the local life



Morning drive to Konark to visit the Sun Temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage monument. Enroute visit the Ramchandi Temple & Chandrabhaga Beach In the afternoon, return to Puri Evening at leisure or free to explore the golden beach of Puri.


After breakfast at hotel, rest of the morning at leisure till departure. Later transfer in time to Bhubaneswar airport to board flight to Mumbai. You will be met on arrival & transferred to Mumbai International airport to board flight for your onward destination.



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Valid from 01-Apr-2012 to 31-Mar-2013

Minimum 2 pax

East India Highlights


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Apr 2012 – Mar 2013





All services as per itinerary by a private Toyota Innova Car

Hotel accommodation in shared twin rooms with private bathrooms as specified or similar

Meals as specified

English speaking local guides during sightseeing only

Applicable monument entrance fees during sightseeing as per itinerary

Shared boat ride on Chilka Lake

Arrival & departure assistance at airports/railway stations

Currently applicable local government taxes & service charges.



Any services not mentioned in our itinerary above

Meals not specified

India VISA fees

International flight tickets to & from India

Domestic flight tickets for travel within India

Expenditures of a personal nature

Laundry or tips

Travel insurance

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