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Himalayan Kingdom: Tea & Tuskers Tailor-made

India

Himalayan Kingdom: Tea & Tuskers Tailor-made

Discover the beauty of the mighty Himalayas catching a glimpse of some of the world’s highest peaks. Chug leisurely up to the delightful Darjeeling Hill Station aboard the charming Toy Train. Visit ancient Buddhist Monasteries hidden deep in the mountains. Later at Kaziranga National Park go on safari to see the irascible one-horned Indian rhinos, wild elephants & rich bird life.

15 days from £3,978.00 per person
London - Kolkata - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse - Gangtok - Kalimpong - Guwahati - Kaziranga - Kolkata - London

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Day 1 : To Kolkata

Fly from Heathrow to Kolkata via Dubai on Emirates Airlines.

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Day 2 : Kolkata

Arrive Kolkata early in the morning. Afternoon City sightseeing includes the beautiful Jain Temple, Victoria Memorial, National Museum and Mother Teresa’s Orphanage. Overnight at Hotel Kenilworth.

Accommodation: Kenilworth Hotel
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Day 3 : On Board overnight train to New Jalpaiguri

Dawn visit to the gloriously scented flower market. Afternoon at leisure. Evening transfer to the railway station. Overnight train in 1st a/c sleeper.

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Day 4 : To Darjeeling

Arrive New Jalpaiguri in the morning and connect to the delightful Toy Train to Darjeeling. The views are spectacular with a different vista around every winding bend. Two nights at the Windamere.

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Day 5 : Darjeeling

Dawn visit to the Tiger Hill to view Mount Kanchenjunga and the peak of the Mount Everest - on a clear day! Also see the Ghoom Monastery, where the 15 foot high statue of the Maitreya Buddha is enshrined. After lunch visit the Botanical Garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Tibetan Refugee Centre.

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Day 6 : To Pemayangtse

Morning drive to Pemayangtse. Visit the Pemayangtse Monastery - one of the oldest Monasteries in Sikkim, with its magnificent sculptures and graceful paintings adorning the first floor. The major attraction of the Monastery is a seven-tiered painted wooden structure portraying Guru Rimpoche’s Heavenly Palace ‘Santopalri’. Overnight at Hotel Mount Pandim.

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Day 7 : To Gangtok

Morning drive to Gangtok. Rest of the day at leisure. Two nights at Hotel Elgin Nor-khill.

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Day 8 : Gangtok

Morning excursion to Rumtek Buddhist Monastery, the largest in Sikkim and the seat of the Gyalwa Karmapa. After lunch Gangtok sightseeing includes the Institute of Tibetology housing rare manuscripts, statues and thanka paintings. Also see the beautiful Enchey Monastery.

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Day 9 : To Kalimpong

Morning drive to Kalimpong. Afternoon Kalimpong sightseeing includes the serene Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery. Overnight at Hotel Elgin Silver Oaks.

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Day 10 : To Guwahati

Morning drive to Bagdogra airport for flight to Guwahati. Overnight at Hotel Vishwaratna.

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Day 11 : To Kaziranga National Park

Morning drive to Kaziranga National Park. Three nights at IORA - The Retreat.

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Day 12 : Kaziranga National Park

Morning and afternoon jeep safaris, looking for the rich variety of wildlife and of course - the Indian rhino. Kaziranga is one the main park in the world to see the one-horned rhino: a malevolent giant. Apart from various mammals, there are over 400 species of birds in the park.

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Day 13 : Kaziranga National Park

Morning and afternoon game safaris. Kaziranga is a remarkable success story in the conservation of the one-horned Indian rhinoceros. Almost poached to extinction, the 2000 kg giants’ population is slowly recovering.

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Day 14 : To Kolkata

Morning drive to Jorhat airport to board flight to Kolkata. Overnight at the Kenilworth.

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Day 15 : To Heathrow

Fly to Heathrow on Emirates Airlines flight via Dubai.

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Prices

Price per person (Double/Twin share)
£3,978.00
Cost includes:
  • International & internal flights in economy class.
  • Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
  • Kalimpong on Half Board, Kolkata & Guwahati on bed & breakfast. Full Board elsewhere.
  • Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Full ATOL Bonding.
Cost does not include:
  • Visa Fee.
  • Any optional Excursions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.

Price quoted above is subject to avialability and dates of travel. 

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