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EAST INDIA TOUR - 16 DAYS


Tour code          EIT - 16
Ex     Bengaluru / Hubli
Distance     7100 kms (approximately Round trip)
Duration   By Train 16 Days / By Flight 12 Days
Vehicle Used      Deluxe Bus /Mini Bus / Mini vehicles
Accommodation Twin sharing basis a/c Standard rooms except hilly area
States visited     West Bengal, Odisha, Sikkim
Places visited       Bhuvaneshwar, Dhaulagiri, Sakhi Gopal, Jagannath Puri, Konark, Chilika Lake(opt), Dakshineshwar, Kolkata, Gangasagar, Howrah, Siliguri, Mirik, Darjeeling, Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok, New Jalpaiguri.
 


Departure dates:
    APR 5.APR 19. MAY 3.MAY 17.MAY 31. JUL 5.JUL 19. AUG 2.AUG 16. SEP 6. OCT 4.OCT 18. NOV 1.NOV 15.NOV 29. DEC 13. JAN 17.JAN 31. FEB 14.FEB 28. MAR 14.MAR 28.

COST :In Rs...
Adult
Twin Sharing
36500*
Adult
Single Sharing
49275
Child
(2-11 Years)
27375
Child
(2-11 Y)
18250*
Without Bed & Seat
Advance
Amount
10000*

NOTE :
  • For Infants 2-24 months(2 Years) Please send enquiry.
  • Charges for children mentioned applies only if they accompanied by 2 adults. If the child is accompanied by single adult full amount will be charged.
  • Children 2-11 Years will be charged 75% of the tour Cost with full-seat, without extra bed.

DAY 1

BANGALORE - KHURDA ROAD

 

Departure  from Bangalore  

DAY 2

KHURDA ROAD – PURI

 

Reach Khurda Road, transfer to Puri. Night halt at Puri.

DAY 3

PURI– BHUVANESHWAR-KONARK-PURI

 

Morning  dep to Sight seeing-Lingaraja temple in Bhubaneshwar Dhaulagiri, Sakhi Gopal, Chandra Bagha Beach & Konark Sun Temple. Evening back and night halt at Puri.

DAY 4

PURI – CHILIKA LAKE – KOLKOTA

 

Morning have darshan of Jagannathji, in world famous Jagannath temple. Afternoon go for chilika lake, a salt water lake, boating(opt). 

DAY 5

HOWRAH -  KOLKOTA

 

Morning reach Kolkota, transfer to Hotel via Howrah Bridge. Afternoon is free for shopping , shopping etc. Night stay at Kolkota. 

DAY 6 

KOLKOTA

 

Morning visit Dakshineshwar, Kali Ghat, Belurmuth,Ramakrishna mission, Victoria memorial, etc.   Night stay at Kolkota. 

DAY 7

KOLKOTA – NEWJALPAIGURI – SILIGURI

 

Morning  dep to New jalpaiguri from Sealdah,  reach NJP, transfer to Siliguri.  Night halt at Siliguri.

DAY 8

SILIGURI – MIRIK – DARJEELING

 

Morning dep to Darjeeling via Mirik, In Mirik Lake, boating (opt), Horse riding (optional), reach Darjeeling, evening free. Night halt at Darjeeling.

DAY 9

DARJEELING

 

Early Morning (at 04:00 am) visit to Tiger hill to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzonga (28,208 ft. Worlds third highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batalsa Loop war Memorial. After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling covering - Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Tea Garden afternoon visit Japanese Peace Pagoda. Night halt at Darjeeling.

DAY 10

DARJEELING - GANGTOK

 

Morning dep to Gangtok , lunch on the way, On arrival free for shopping and leisure, night halt at Gangtok.

DAY 11

GANGTOK – CHANGULAKE

 

Post breakfast embark on an excursion trip to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.), enroute witness Kyangasla Falls.  Baba Mandir( HarbhanjanSingh Memorial)

(If Military permits)  Evening back and night halt at Gangtok.

DAY 12

GANGTOK

 

After breakfast proceed for local sight seeing. Visit Monastery, Handicraft centre, and Flower show. Night halt at Gangtok.

DAY 13

GANGTOK-  NEW JALPAIGURI – BENGALURU

 

Morning dep to NJP, for catch train to Bangalore, departure to Bangalore.

DAY 14

IN TRAIN

 

Train journey continues.

DAY 15 

BENGALURU

 

Reach Bangalore Railway Station.

Bhuvaneshwar:  Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa, is also popularly known as the "Temple City of India". Being the seat of Tribhubaneswar or 'Lord Lingaraj', Bhubaneswar is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. Hundreds of temples in Kalinga architecture dot the landscape of the Old Town, which once possessed  more than 2000 temples.

Lingaraj Temple : The Lingaraj Temple, an ancient temple built dating back to 7th century, is a majestic monument of Oriyan architectural style and craftsmanship. The temple, a massive structure of 147 feet high, is enclosed by fortified walls and is surrounded by many ancient small shrines. It is believed that the construction of the temple took place a long period during the rule of three dynasties. This beautifully and elaborately carved lofty tower is a special attraction of the temple. The Unique feature and identity of the temple is the main deity, a Swayambhu Linga, a merge of Half Vishnu and Half Shiva. The temple encloses a Shivling placed in a pancha-ratha sanctum, a hall for offering and other two halls used for dancing and other activities related to the temple. The annual chariot festival conducted during the month of April is a major point of attraction.

Dhaulagiri : Situated on the banks of the Daya river - Dhauli is the place where the gory Kalinga war was fought in 261 B.C.  Lord Buddha used to preach here. His preaching's were so strong that King Ashoka renounced war and embraced Buddhism. The Peace Pagoda built by the Japanese Buddhist Sangha stands tall on a hill and overlooks the entire Dhauli plain. This peace pagoda houses various statues of Lord Buddha and visually depicts stories of the Kalinga War and King Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism.

Sakshigopal: Sakshigopal Temple is a medieval temple dedicated to Lord Gopal located in the town of Sakshigopal on the Puri Bhubaneshwarhighway in Odisha. The temple is built in the Kalinga style of temple architecture.

Puri Jagannath: One of the  Chardhams every Hindu thrives to visit once in his lifetime along with  Badri, Dwaraka & Rameshwar.  The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra, The, or chariot festival, in which the three main temple deities  ( Krishna, Balabadhra, Subhadra ) are hauled on huge and elaborately decorated temple cars.  The deities of Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan Chakra are made from sacred Neem logs known as Daru Bramha.

Konark Sun Temple:  The Sun Temple popularly known for its architectural wonder and regarded as the World Heritage Site  was built in the 13th century and designed as a gigantic chariot of the Sun God, Surya, with twelve pairs of ornamented wheels pulled by seven horses. Some of the wheels are 3 meters wide. Only six of the seven horse still stand today. The temple fell into disuse after an envoy of Jahangir descreted  the temple in the early 17th century. Around the base of the temple there are images of animals, foliage, warriors on horses and other interesting structures. On the walls and roof of the temple beautiful erotic figures are carved. Sun temple of Konark is a masterpiece of Orissa's medieval architecture.The Konark temple is widely known not only for its architectural greatness but also for the sophistication and abundance of sculptural work.

Chilka Lake:  is a largest salt water lake which comprises hundred of small islands in its waterbody. It  is spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal, It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World.  It is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent. The lake is home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals.The lake is an ecosystem with large fishery resources. The lagoon hosts over 160 species of birds in the peak migratory season. Birds from as far as the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, Aral Sea and other remote parts of Russia, Kirghiz steppes of Mongolia, Central and southeast Asia, Ladakh and Himalayas come here. These birds travel great distances; probably much longer routes than the straight lines, possibly up to 12,000 km, to reach Chilika Lake. One can enjoy the boating, a glance of Dolphins ,migratory birds and sea food here.

Dakshineshwar : Dakshineshwar is  a town in the West Bengal state of Indian Territory. Dakshineshwar is synonymously known with Ramakrishna ParamaHamsa who is regarded as an incarnation of God . Thus Dakshineswar could be counted as an important place of origin of the great socio religious renaissance of India. Ramakrishna formed around him a gathering of spiritual aspirants that condensed into later Ramakrishna Mission. His greatest disciple Vivekananda would proclaim the superiority of vedic culture over others which eventually gave rise to Bengali nationalism that intensely affected India as a whole.

Kali Temple :  The temple was built by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali in 1855. The temple is famous for its association with Ramakrishna, a mystic of 19th Century Bengal. The temple compound, apart from the nine-spired main temple, contains a large courtyard surrounding the temple, with rooms along the boundary walls. There are twelve shrines dedicated to Shiva—Kali's companion—along the riverfront, a temple to Radha-Krishna, a bathing ghat on the river, a shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni.

Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal,  and is one of the significant institutions in Calcutta. This temple is the heart of the Ramakrishna Movement. The temple is notable for its architecture that is the mixture of Hindu, Christian and Islamic fusion as a symbol of  unity of all religions.

Victoria Memorial :  The Victoria Memorial, officially the Victoria Memorial Hall, is a memorial building dedicated to Victoria, Empress of India, which is located in Kolkata (Calcutta). It currently serves as a museum and a tourist attraction. The memorial was designed by Sir William Emerson [3] using Indo-Saracenic style, incorporating Mughal elements in the structure. Lord Redesdale and Sir David Prain designed the gardens. The foundation stone of the memorial was laid down in the year 1906. The monument was intended to serve as a tribute to the success of the British Empire in India.

Mirik Lake:  Mirik Lake or Sumendhu lake is situated in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It is a popular tourist destination due to its climate, accessability and natural beauty. One can enjoy boating, horse riding etc. here.  Pine trees, foot bridge and the panoramic view of Kanchenzonga gives absolute romantic air around the lake.

Darjeeling:  is a town in the  state of West Bengal. A popular tourist destination, It is noted for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal.

Tiger Hill:  It’s a view point  famous for the panoramic views it offers of Mount Everest along with Kangchenjunga. The first rays of the sun shoot ahead and shed light upon the twin peaks of Kangchenjunga painting it pink  and then bathing it in a beautiful orange colour. From Tiger Hill, Mount Everest (8848m) is just visible, peeping out through two other peaks standing by its side . The distance in straight line from Tiger Hill to Everest is 107 miles.

Ghum/Ghoom Monastery: is the popular name of Yiga Choeling Monastery located at Ghum at an elevation of 8,000 feet, 8 km from Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, India. The monastery follows the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. Batasia War Memorial: The War Memorial is located at the center of the Batasia Loop garden in Darjeeling. It has been created to honor and to serve as a memorial for the Gorkha soldiers of Darjeeling area who sacrificed their lives in various operations and wars after India's independence.

Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park:  located on Birch Hill are the major attractions for the tourists some exotic breeds of high altitude fauna such as Siberian tigers, black bear, red pandas, and the elusive Snow Leopards and many colourful Himalayan birds grace the location which is are the tourist attraction.

Gangtok: is the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range. With a spectacular view of the Khangchendzonga, the town provides the perfect base for travel through the state. Gangtok is a cosmopolitan town which offers the tourist all possible amenities. Hotels are available in a range of prices along with a variety of eateries serving cuisine for all tastes. Shopping complexes, cyber cafes, night clubs and pool parlours abound for those so inclined.

Tsomgo Lake: A day excursion to  Tsmogo , 38 km from Gangtok and at an altitude of 12,400 ft, the beautiful Tsomgo lake is  awaiting for your visit. A winding road through rugged mountain terrain and sharp cliffs takes you to Tsomgo, which means source of the water in Bhutia language. The lake derives its water from the melting snows of the mountains surrounding the lake. Of legendary beauty, the lake looks different at different seasons. In winter the placid lake remains frozen with the area around it covered in snow while in late spring the profusion of flowers in bloom adds a riot of colours around the lake. For the tourist a visit to the lake offers a wonderful outing. Rides on colourfully decorated yaks and mules are offered at the lake site.

Includes Excludes
  1. Second sleeper Train Tickets for Bangalore -Bhuvaneshwar - Kolkota – Newjalpaiguri -Bangalore.

  2. Reserved vehicle for Sightseeing.

  3. Guidance from experienced Tour Escort.

  4. Accommodation on twin sharing A/C standard rooms except hill area.

  5. Vegetarian Food by our cooking Staff ( Tea/coffee/ Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

  6. Permission for Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir.


     

  1. Special Pujas & darshans

  2. Entry Tickets

  3. Boating, Horse / Yak riding

  4. Camera Charges

  5. Government Service Tax as applicable

  6. Food during the train jouney

  7. Vehicles hired where our reserved vehicles are not permitted

  8. Any other expense incurred other than which are mentioned in Tour cost includes list.

  9. Laundry, Telephone calls, Mineral water.