Eastern Himalayan Tours 15 Nights / 16 Days


Destinations Covered :
Kolkata - Kaziranga - Kalimpong - Gangtok - Pemayangtse - Darjeeling - Phuentsholing - Thimpu - Paro


There is something unique and distinctive about entire East India and Bhutan that can be explored via Eastern Himalayan Tour. The brews, aromas, the enriched culture and tranquil peace, all can be found in the itinerary. Beginning from Kolkata’s sightseeing; the tour trails around the wild territories of Assam through Kaziranga National Park, Kalimpong’s scenic views, Gangtok and Pemayangtse’s peaceful monasteries, Darjeeling’s magical brews. The tour then crosses the border and reaches Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. From the city of Bhutanese flavour and culture, the tour then descends towards Paro, famed for its unique architectural and artistic heritage.

Upon arrival in Kolkata, you will be met and transferred to airport/railway station/hotel. Kolkata, long acknowledged as the cultural capital of India, sprawls north­ south along the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, which divides it from Howrah on the western bank. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning tour of Kolkata - visit the Victoria Memorial, the most solid reminder of British Calcutta is a huge white marble museum, a strange combination of classical European architecture with Mughal influences. The idea behind the memorial was conceived by Lord Curzon and the money for it's construction was raised from voluntary contributions by the princes and the people of India. Also visit the Indian Museum, the Jain Temple and the Botanical Gardens. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Jorhat (Assam), from where Kaziranga is approx. an 85 km drive. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. The 430 sq. km. Kaziranga National Park was declared a game reserve in 1926 and is most famous as the last major home to the one-horned rhinocerus. It is also home to other animals like the Bengal tiger, wild buffalo, deer, elephant and a variety of water bird species. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Game drives into the park will be organized in the early mornings and late afternoons by park vehicles. Overnight at the hotel.
Game drives into the park will be organized in the early mornings and late afternoons by park vehicles. Overnight at the hotel.
This morning you will drive to Kalimpong, set among the rolling foothills and deep valleys of the Himalayas at an altitude of 1250m. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
This morning you will drive to Kalimpong, set among the rolling foothills and deep valleys of the Himalayas at an altitude of 1250m. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Kalimpong's attractions include it's peaceful ambience, three monasteries (most notably the Durpin Monastery), a couple of old churches, an excellent private library for the study of Tibetan and Himalayan language and culture, a seri­culture centre, orchid nurseries and fine views over the surrounding countryside. Late afternoon visit the bi-weekly market (Wednesday and Friday) where villagers come from far flung places to sell their domestic products and local vegetables. Overnight at the hotel.
This morning you will drive south into the beautiful Kangra Valley.You will visit the temple of Jwalamukhi, the goddess of light. Pilgrims descend into a tiny square chamber where a priest, while intoning a blessing on their behalf, ignites natural gas emanating from a copper pipe, from which a blue flame, worshipped as a manifestation of the goddess briefly flares. The temple is one of the most sacred sites in the Kangra Valley and is topped by a golden dome and spire, the legacies of Ranjit Singh and the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
This morning you will drive to Manali via MandL Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel. This morning we will drive to Nalagarh via Mandi and Bilaspur. Strategically placed at the foothills of the Himalayas, the Nalagarh Fort was built in 1421 during the reign of Raja Bikram Chand. It was ruled by the Chandela Rajputs who originated from Chanderi in the Bundelkhand region of Central India. A bejeweled Himachali girl Surrounded by endless acres of greenery, the fort and the palace of Nalagarh have a series of structures that are mostly built in the Mughal style of architecture. These have been exhaustively renovated and are now a quality heritage resort ... an ideal retreat away from the madding crowd. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at the resort.
This morning you will visit all the famous sites of the valley .... the Hadimba Temple known for it's superbly crafted four-tiered . pagoda and '. Exquisitely carved doorway . You will drive down the valley to visit the abode of the Russian painter émigré Nicholas Roerich and yesteryears cine-star Devika Rani with it's rare world famous Roerich paintings. Close by is the medieval Naggar Castle, perched high on a cliff with a magnificent view; this was the stronghold of the rulers of Kullu for over two centuries till they moved down the valley. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
A full day's excursion to the Rohtang Pass - the gateway to Leh and Ladakh at 4112m. A beautiful panorama on both sides .... the lush Kullu valley and the rugged snow-covered desert of the rain shadow area. The snow covered slopes provide a variety of snow sports and a jacket and a pair of dark-glasses are recommended for a frolic! Overnight at the hotel.
This morning you will drive to Nalagarh via Mandi and Bilaspur. Strategically placed at the foothills of the Himalayas, the Nalagarh Fort was built in 1421 during the reign of Raja Bikram Chand. It was ruled by the Chandela rajputs who originated from Chanderi in the Bundelkhand region of central India.Surrounded by endless acres of greenery, the fort and the palace of Nalagarh have a series of structures that are mostly built in the Mughal style of architecture. These have been exhaustively renovated and are now a quality heritage resort ... an ideal retreat away from the madding crowd. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the resort.
Morning excursion to Anandpur Sahib, which has a number of historical gurudwaras. It was here that the 10th guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh gave the new form of baptism and called the baptized sikhs, Khalsa. Overnight at the hotel.
Depart Nalagarh for your journey back home or your onward destination.


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