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KOLKATA–DARJEELING–GANGTOK


Tour code          KDG - 14
Ex Bengaluru 
Distance   7100 kms (approximately Round trip)
Duration   By Train 14 Days / By Flight 10 Days 
Vehicle Used      Reserved Mini Bus & Vehicles
Accommodation Twin sharing basis A/C Standard rooms except hill area
States visited     West Bengal, Sikkim
Places visited     Howrah, Dakshineshwar, Kolkata, Gangasagar, Siliguri , Mirik, Darjeeling
Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok , New Jalpaiguri.


Departure dates:
    APR 7.APR 21. MAY 5.MAY 19. JUN 2. JUL 7.JUL 21. AUG 4.AUG 18. SEP 8. OCT 6.OCT 20. NOV 3.NOV 17. DEC 1.DEC 15. JAN 19. FEB 2.FEB 16. MAR 2.MAR 16.MAR 30.

COST :In Rs...
Adult
Twin Sharing
31500*
Adult
Single Sharing
42525
Child
(2-11 Years)
23625
Child
(2-11 Y)
15750*
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     BENGALURU
  Dep from railway station.
 
DAY 2     IN TRAIN
  Train journey continues.
 
DAY 3    HOWRAH - KOLKATA
  Morning reach Howrah, transfer to Hotel via Howrah Bridge. Afternoon free for shopping, personal activities. Night stay at Kolkota.
 
DAY 4    KOLKATA - DAKSHINESHWAR
  Full Day sightseeing. Dakshineshwar, Belur muth, Ramakrishna mission, Victoria memorial, Kali Ghat. Night halt at Kolkata.
 
DAY 5    KOLKATA - NEWJALPAIGURI - SILIGURI
  Morning Dep to New Jalpaiguri by Train. Evening reach New Jalpaiguri. Transfer to Siliguri. Night halt at Siliguri.
 
DAY 6    SILIGURI - MIRIK - DARJEELING
  Morning Dep to Darjeeling via Mirik, Nepal border In Mirik Lake, boating, Horse riding, Evening shopping in Darjeeling. Night halt at Darjeeling.
 
DAY 7    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 we see Ghoom Monastery and Batalsa Loop. After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling covering - Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Tea Garden, Japanese Peace Pagoda. Night halt at Darjeeling.
 
DAY 8    DARJEELING – GANGTOK
  Morning Dep to Gangtok, Evening free for personal actvities. Night halt at Gangtok.
 
DAY 9    GANGTOK – CHANGULAKE
  Post breakfast embark on an excursion trip to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) &  Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial (13200 ft)(If Military  permitted). Night halt at Gangtok.
 
DAY 10    GANGTOK
  After breakfast Gangtok local sightseeing. Flower show, Handicraft centre, Monestry, etc. Night halt at Gangtok.
 
DAY 11    GANGTOK - NEWJALPAIGURI - BENGALURU                                                                                          
  Morning Dep to NJP, Afternoon departure from New Jalpaiguri by Guwahati - Bengaluru Express.
DAY 12    IN TRAIN
  Train journey continues.
 
DAY  13    BENGALURU
 
  Reach Railway station.
 
Howrah or Haora is an industrial city, a municipal corporation in the Howrah districtWest Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of the district, and of the Howrah Sadar subdivision of the district. Located on the west bank of the Hoogli River, it is a twin city to Kolkata. Howrah is the second smallest district after Kolkata. The two cities are connected by four bridges on the river Ganges, these being the Howrah Bridge (also known as Rabindra Setu), the Vidyasagar Setu (also known as the second Hooghly Bridge), the Vivekananda Setu (also known as Bally Bridge), the Nivedita Setu (also known as Second Vivekananda Setu) and ferry services between various jetties.
Howrah Station serves as a terminal for two railway zones of India: the Eastern Railway and the South Eastern Railway. There are six other railway stations with the city, including the railway junction at Santragachhi and the terminal at Shalimar Station—all the six are part of the South Eastern Railway network. Dinabandhu Institution, an Institute of National Importance and a premier research institution, is also situated in Shibpur, Howrah. Two national highways—NH 2 and NH 6—are connected to Vidyasagar Setu via Kona Expressway. One endpoint of the Grand Trunk Road is at the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden[2] here, where the Great Banyan tree stands. Bengal Engineering & Science University, over 150 years old, is a prestigious engineering university located in the city.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple : is a Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali, meaning, 'She who liberates Her devotees from the ocean of existence i.e. Sa?s?ra'. 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. 'Nahavat-Khana', the chamber in the northwestern corner just beyond the last of the Shiva temples, is where Ramakrishna spent a considerable part of his life.

Kolkataformerly known as Calcutta in English, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and is located in eastern India on the east bank of the River Hooghly. The city was a colonial city developed by the British East India Company and then by the British Empire. Kolkata was the capital of the British Indian empire until 1911 when the capital was relocated to Delhi. Kolkata grew rapidly in the 19th century to become the second city of the British Empire. This was accompanied by the development of a culture that fused European philosophies with Indian tradition. The city is also noted for its revolutionary history, ranging from the Indian struggle for independence to the leftist Naxalite and trade-union movements. Labelled the "Cultural Capital of India", "The City of Processions", "The City of Palaces", and the "City of Joy", Kolkata has also been home to prominent people such as Thakur Shri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, Maa Sarada DeviSwami VivekanandaRabindranath TagoreSubhas Chandra BoseKazi Nazrul IslamA. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaMaulana Abul Kalam AzadPrabhat Ranjan SarkarMother Teresa and Satyajit Ray. Problems related to rapid urbanisation started to plague Kolkata from the 1930s and the city remains an example of the urbanization challenges of the developing nations.

Siliguri is a city located in the Darjeeling districtJalpaiguri district and Kalimpong district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is located on the banks of the Mahananda River and the foothills of the Himalayas. Siliguri lies about 40 kilometres away from its twin cityJalpaiguri, which both merges up to be the largest metropolis of the region.
The city of Siliguri began on the banks of the Mahananda River at Saktigarh, a small town which is now in the southern part of the city. When the British East India Company introduced railways to Northeast India, it enhanced the importance of the region. The population of the town continuously increased leading to its expansion because of many immigrants from Bangladesh, and adjacent Indian states.

Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West BengalIndia.[1] The name Mirik comes from the Lepcha words Mir-Yok meaning "place burnt by fire".
Mirik has become a popular tourist destination for its climate, natural beauty and easy accessibility. The centre of all attraction is the Sumendu lake, surrounded by a garden on one side and pine trees on the other and linked together by an arching footbridge called Indreni Pull (Rainbow Bridge). A 3.5-km-long road encircles the lake and is used for walks with the view of Kangchenjungaon the far horizon. Boating on the quaint shikaras and pony riding are available.
Mirik Bazar began a commercial centre of the region where people from the surrounding villages and tea gardens came to trade and buy their necessities. The present lake area was a marshland with thick growth of sweet flag (Acorus calamus, locally called bojho). A playground stood in the present garden area where the British officers played polo. In 1969, the West Bengal tourism department began the process of acquiring 335 acres of land from the neighbouring Thurbo tea estate. The work of developing this land into a tourist spot began in 1974 when Siddhartha Shankar Ray was the chief minister of West Bengal. The tourist spot, which included the newly built lake and the Day Centre, was inaugurated by the next chief minister of West Bengal, Jyoti Basu, in April 1979. With the flourishing of tourism, Krishnanagar developed on the other end of the lake with hotels and restaurants catering to tourists.

The History of Darjeeling covers the history of Darjeeling town and its adjoining hill areas belonging to Sikkim, but eventually part of British India so now in the Indian state of West Bengal, which is intertwined with the history of SikkimNepalBhutanBengal and Great Britain, i.e. the East India Company. Part of the state of Sikkim, Darjeeling became part of an important buffer state between Nepal and Bhutan. The British, using the area as a sanitorium, found that the climate provided excellent tea-cultivating conditions and soon began to grow tea on the hills of Darjeeling. Darjeeling tea remains a world-renowned export from Darjeeling.
Darjeeling's name derives from a monastery called Dorje Ling which was built by the local tribals Denzongpas in 1765 on behalf of the Chogyal of Sikkim. It is said that it was formerly a place of worship of the Rongs where three stone stand erect (Lung-Chok) till today. "Dorje" means thunderbolt and "Ling" means place. Unfortunately the monastery was destroyed by the invading Gurkha Army in 1815.
Darjeeling was originally a part of the Kingdom of Sikkim and was inhabited by the Lepchas, a tribe native to the area since the beginning of time, before being invaded by the Gorkhas who were able to subdue the combined indigenous Bhutia and Lepcha armies of Sikkim. The Gorkha army from Nepal invaded Darjeeling in the 1790s, attacked the Sikkimese capital of Rabdentse, and annexed territories up to the Teesta River into Nepal. After the Anglo-Gorkha War, Nepal ceded one-third of it territories to the British under the 1815 Sugauli Treaty, which included the land area between the Mechi and Teesta Rivers. On 10 February 1817, the British returned the land area between the Mechi and Teesta to the Sikkimese Chogyal under the Treaty of Titalia.

Tsomgo Lake, also known as Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim of the Indian state of Sikkim, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the capital Gangtok. Located at an elevation of 3,753 m (12,313 ft), the lake remains frozen during the winter season. The lake surface reflects different colours with change of seasons and is held in great reverence by the local Sikkimese people. Buddhist monks prognosticated after studying the changing colours of the lake.
In Bhutia language the name Tsomgo is made of two words 'Tso' meaning "lake" and 'Mgo' meaning "head" which gives the literal meaning as "source of the lake”.

Gangtok is a municipality, the capital and the largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. It also is the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,410 ft). The town's population of 100,000 belongs to different ethnicities such as NepaliLepchas and Bhutia. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mild temperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim's tourism industry.
Gangtok rose to prominence as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site after the construction of the Enchey Monastery in 1840. In 1894, the ruling Sikkimese ChogyalThutob Namgyal, transferred the capital to Gangtok. In the early 20th century, Gangtok became a major stopover on the trade route between Lhasa in Tibet and cities such as Kolkata (then Calcutta) in British India. After India won its independence from Britain in 1947, Sikkim chose to remain an independent monarchy, with Gangtok as its capital. In 1975, after the integration with the union of India, Gangtok was made India's 22nd state capital.
 

 

Tour Price Includes :

  • Second sleeper Train Tickets for Bangalore - Howrah - Newjalpaiguri - Bangalore.
  • Reaserved vehicle for Sight seeing.
  • Guidance from experienced Tour Escort
  • Accommodation on twin sharing a/c standard rooms except hill area.
  • Vegetarian Food by our cooking Staff ( Tea/coffee/ Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
  • Permission for Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir.

 

 

Tour Price Excludes :

  • Special Pujas & darshans
  • Entry Tickets, Rope way, Yak / Horse riding
  • Boating
  • Camera Charges
  • Government Service Tax as applicable
  • Food during the train jouney
  • Laundry.
  • Telephone calls
  • Mineral water
  • Vehicles hired where our reserved vehicles are not permitted
  • Any other expense incurred other than which are mentioned in Tour cost includes list.