TAJ & HIMALAYAS itinerary has been specially designed for traveler who love to see Indian highlight – The Immortal Taj Mahal and also want to see the East India. Grasslands, hills, lush rainforests, exotic orchids, tea gardens… this is what we offer in Eastern India. This tour also attracts many first time visitors - taking the North India Option to complete the picture. This tour is for relaxation in the serene Himalayas and for those who value romance and nostalgia.
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by representative at the airport and transferred to your Hotel. Stay Overnight
After breakfast at Hotel, experience one of the oldest cities in the world. Delhi has its own history of 5,000 years and the monuments are tablets on which that history is written. Full day sightseeing visiting Humayun's Tomb, QutubMinar = The Victory Tower, Birla Temple which is also known as LaxmiNarain Temple and then travel through India Gate, Red Fort, the Parliament House and Presidents House. Not to miss the Old Delhi which is known as "Shahjahanbad"..Visit imposing Red Fort, The Friday Mosque and ChandniChowck (The Moonlight Square). Back to your hotel. Stay Overnight.
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, the first planned city of India famous for its colour, life style and Rajasthani cuisine. Upon arrival, check in into your hotel. Later proceed for HawaMahal (Wind Palace); built in 1799 by Maharaja SawaiPratap Singh, JantarMantar; one of the famed observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. Also visit Albert Hall Museum. Stay overnight
After breakfast proceed for rest of sightseeing tour visiting Amber Fort; A beautiful complex of Palaces, halls, pavilions, garden and temples built by Raja Mansingh, Mirza Raja Jaisingh and SawaiJaisingh over a period of about two centuries. City Palace Museum; have some of the priceless handwritten Hindu scriptures, preserved painted ceilings and the elephant saddles and is registered in the Guinness Book of Records to contain the biggest silver objects in the world. You will enjoy Elephant ride at Amber fort. Stay overnight.
After breakfast check out and drive to Agra. En-route visit to Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar and now known as the ghost town. Upon arrival check inn the hotel. Later proceed for Agra Fort and Itimad-Ud-Daulah also known as mini TajMahal; It is a tomb built with white marble in typical Islamic style architecture, by the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan in memory of her father Itimad-Ud-Daulah. Later you will be back to the Hotel. Stay overnight
Pay a sunset visit to the monument of Love, the TajMahal. It took 22 years, 32 million rupees and hard toil of more than 20,000 workers to construct the TajMahal. In all kinds of rare, semi precious and precious stones were used for the inlay work. Later proceed for Agra Fort and back to the Hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to explore the local market or pursue independent activities. Stay overnight.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the railway station to board the train to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi railway station, met and transferred to the hotel. Check in at hotel. Once abode of Lord Shiva and GodessParvati, the origins of Varanasi are yet unknown. The city is a centre of learning and civilization for over 3000 years. The divine grace of this city is the unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. Stay overnight
After breakfast, you will proceed for and excursion to Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon at the deer park after his enlightenment. Sarnath is one of the four holy Buddhist sites sanctioned by the Buddha himself for pilgrimage. Later half day visit to Ghats with rickshaw ride. Also enjoy evening Boat ride and witness grand prayer ceremony at the Holy River Ganges. Stay overnight.
Start your day with a sunrise boat ride on river Ganges and witness the people with Hindu faith, ritually bathing in the sacred river, for it is believed as per Hindu mythology that bathing in the holy river of Ganges causes the remission of sins. Later back to the hotel for breakfast and check out. Later you will be transferred to the Varanasi airport to catch your flight to Kolkata. Kolkata is the centre of intellect and human values, where many modern movements began in art, cinema and theatre, science and industry. The city is the gateway to Eastern India with a rich heritage and bustling streets. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Hotel. Stay overnight
Kolkata or Calcutta, is the capital of West Bengal, the centre of cultural, political as well as economic life of Bengal. During the British Raj, Kolkata was known as the Jewel of the East and was the capital of the country till 1911. Enjoy sightseeing of this beautiful city and visit Mother Teresa Ashram, Belur Math, DakshineshwarMandir, and Vivekananda Residence. Kolkata presents a unique blend of 19th century Europe. Stay overnight in Kolkatta
Breakfast and leave for airport to catch your flight to Bagdogra. Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport, direct drive to Darjeeling. Darjeeling is the dreamland of the East. The views over the mountains to the snowy peaks of Kanchenjunga and down to the swollen rivers in the valleys are magnificent. Darjeeling - the name is derived from the Tibetan word 'Dorje' which means the precious stone.Rest of the day is free to relax or walk around. Stay Overnight
Early morning start for Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and its amazing Ghoom Monastery while returning to the hotel. Enjoy breakfast as the day is free to take a stroll in the local market. Stay overnight
Darjeeling provides a picture perfect setting postcard. Proceed for half a day sightseeing tour of the city and enjoy the toy train ride provided the train is running on the day. Day is free to relax or pursue independent activities. Stay overnight.
After breakfast, drive to Pemayangtse, a place that is situated near the town of Pelling and it is well renowned for the monastery that is located here. The Pemayangtse Monastery is an ideal place to get away from the life of city. The monastery is one of the oldest in the state and it is an important place for many people in the region. The monastery was built in 1705 and still remains in excellent condition. You can also visit the Rabdantse ruins, which are located nearby. The Cham Dance festival is celebrated every year in the month of February. Stay Overnight
After breakfast, driveto Gangtok and explore this small town enveloped by the snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga. Gangtokis a mix of the old and the new, of modern structures and ancient Buddhist monuments, of bustling commercial centers and quiet monasteries. Stay Overnight.
Morning city tour of Gangtok which lies at a height of 1520 mts.It's architectural beauty radiates with Pagoda like houses. Painted roofs and bazaars. Also visit 300 years old Rumtek Monastery which is 24 kms. fromGangtok. Stay Overnight.
Morning is at leisure. Later check out from hotel and drive to Bagdogra airport to catch your flight to Delhi. In Delhi you are in transit at Indira Gandhi International Airport to connect your onward flight. In case your onward flight departs from Delhi late, you can ask us to book a hotel near airport or just a car with driver for few hours to spend this time in the city and by the late evening proceed to the airport.