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EAST INDIA TOUR 21 DAYS


Tour code          EIT - 21
Ex              Bengaluru
Distance     8100 kms (approximately Round trip)
Duration By Train 21 Days / By Flight 18 Days
Vehicle Used      Deluxe Bus / Mini Bus & mini Reserved vehicles
Accommodation Twin sharing basis A/C Standard rooms except hill area
States visited     Odisha, West Bengal,Sikkim  
Places visited     Jagannath Puri, Chilika Lake, Konark, Bhubaneshwar, Dhaulagiri, Sakhi Gopal, Howrah, Kolkata, Dakshineshwar, New Jalpaiguri, Mirik, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Tsomgo Lake, Kyangasla Falls, Lachung,  Yumthang, Namchi, Pelling, Pemayangtse, Kecheoperi, Kanchenjunga, Siliguri.


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. FEB 28. MAR 14.MAR 28.

COST :In Rs...
Adult
Twin Sharing
50000*
Adult
Single Sharing
67500
Child
(2-11 Years)
37500
Child
(2-11 Y)
25000*
Without Bed & Seat
Advance
Amount
20000*

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 Bangalore railway station
DAY 2     KHURDHA ROAD / BHUBANESHWAR - PURI
  Reach Bhuvaneshwar, transfer to Puri, Night halt at Puri.
 
DAY 3     BHUBANESHWAR - KONARK - PURI
  Morning Dep for Bhubaneshwar, Konark sight seeing of Chandrabhagha beach, Konark Sun Temple, Dhaulagiri, and Lingaraja Temple, Night stay at Puri.
 
DAY  4     PURI -CHILIKA LAKE - HOWRAH
  Morning proceed for Jagannath Mandir Darshan, After lunch proceed for Chilika Lake . Night train journey to Kolkata.
 
DAY  5     HOWRAH - KOLKATA
  Morning reach Kolkota, transfer to Hotel via Howrah Bridge. Free for shopping & personal activities, Night halt at Kolkota.
 
DAY 6     KOLKATA
  Full day sightseeing, Dakshineshwar, Belur muth, Ramakrishna mission, Victoria Memorial, Kali Ghat. Night halt at Kolkota. 
 
DAY 7     KOLKOTA - SEALDAH - NEW JALPAIGURI
  Morning Dep to NJP by Train. Evening reach NJP, transfer to Siliguri. Night halt at Siliguri.
DAY 8     SILIGURI - MIRIK - DARJEELING
  Morning reach NJP, transfer to Darjeeling via Mirik, Nepal border .In Mirik Lake, boating, Horse riding, Evening shopping in Darjeeling. 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 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 afternoon visit Japanese Peace Pagoda. Rock Garden, Ganga Maya Park. Night halt at Darjeeling.
 
DAY 10     DARJEELING - GANGTOK
  Morning Dep to Gangtok. Evening free. Night halt at Gangtok.
 
DAY 11      GANGTOK
  Gangtok city sight seeing. Visit Rumtek Monastery, Dro-Dul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Handicraft Centre, and Flower Show. Night halt at Gangtok.
 
DAY 12     GANGTOK – CHANGULAKE
  Post breakfast embark on an excursion trip to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & If Military permits Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial (13200 ft). Night halt at Gangtok.
 
DAY 13     GANGTOK – LACHUNG
  Morning Dep to Lachung, (8610 ft). On the way View points, Water falls.Night halt at Lachung.
 
DAY 14     LACHUNG – YUMTHANG – GANGTOK
  After breakfast embark on an excursion trip to Yumthang-valley (11800 ft), known as Valley of Flowers, Switzerland of East. Back to Gangtok. Night halt at Gangtok.
 
DAY 15     GANGTOK - NAMCHI – PELLING
  After breakfast  morning proceed towards Namchi, a famous place surrounded by hills and valleys. 108 ft. high Lord Shiva statue , and replicas of four dhamas ( Jagannath Puri, Dwarika, Rameshwara & Badrinath) on the hill top of Solophok, replicas of Dwadasha Jyothirlinga on the hill top is the major tourist attraction. Night halt at Pelling.
 
DAY 16     PELLING
  After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Pelling covering - Darap Valley, Rimbi Water Falls, Rock Garden, Kanchenjunga Falls, Khachoedpalri Lake. Return to hotel. Post lunch continue sightseeing tour covering - Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, . Evening free .Night halt at Pelling.
 
DAY 17     PELLING - SILIGURI
  Morning dep to Siliguri,. Evening free . Night halt at Siliguri.
 
DAY 18      SILIGURI– NEW JALPAIGURI - BENGALURU
  Dep to New Jalpaiguri to catch Bengaluru Train.
DAY 19     IN TRAIN
  Train journey continues.
 
DAY  20     BENGALURU
  Reach Bengaluru city railway station.
 
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.
Sakshi Gopal : 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 : 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 Monastery or 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 (Gangtok) : 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.
Namchi: a beautiful place with water falls & Valleys, 108 ft. high Lord Shiva statue , and replicas of four dhamas ( Jagannath Puri, Dwarika, Rameshwara & Badrinath) on the hill top of Solophok, replicas of Dwadasha Jyothirlinga on the hill top is the major tourist attraction. Namchi is fast becoming a major tourist spot and pilgrimage centre. The Namchi monastery, Ralong monastery and Tendong Hill are important Buddhist pilgrimage centres. The world's largest statue (at 118 feet) of the Buddhist Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim, is on the Samdruptse hill (The Wish Fulfilling well) opposite Namchi. Recently inaugurated (November 2011) Siddhesvara Dhaam is a unique pilgrimage tourism venture of the Sikkim Government developed as “ Pilgrim cum Cultural Centre” having a 108 ft statue of Lord Shiva and replicas of four Dhaams of the country at one place at Solophok hilltop in Namchi. The four most revered Dhams of the Hindus Jagannath, Dwarika, Rameshawaram, Badrinath have been replicated in this fantastic complex to benefit the devotees and tourists.
Yumthang : a north Sikkim valley, which is situated at a height of 11800 feet is popularly known as 'Valley of Flowers', Located at a distance of 148 kms from Gangtok, it is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic beauty. In spring season, wild flowers such as primulas and Rhododendrons bathe the landscape in rich colours, making it a tourist hot spot. In addition to a vast green meadow, lush green forest abounding in Pine and silver fir trees throngs the place. While driving towards the valley, one can see cascading waterfalls and streams.
Lachung : The picturesque mountain village of Lachung, at a height of 8610 ft, embraced by snow capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards is the perfect holiday destination. Sprawled across the banks of the Lachung Chu [river] which slices the village in two, Lachung is famous for its apples, peaches and apricots.
Pelling : is today emerging as the second biggest tourist destination in the state after Gangtok. Pelling has its importance in the Map of Sikkim due to the breathtaking view it offers of the Khangchendzonga and surrounding ranges, as well as the easy access it provides to tourist spots in the area.
Pemayangste monastery : a 400 years old monastery built in 1697, one of the first in the state. Pelling’s serene environment and picturesque setting is perfect for nice nature walks and small treks.
Khecheopalri Lake : is a sacred lake, located in the north-west direction of Pelling town. This lake is known by many names like the Wishing Lake, Kha-Chot-Palri and Sho Dzo Sho, which. Considered holy by Buddhists as well as Hindus, this lake is thronged by devotees from around the world. The water in this lake is crystal clear and it is said if a leaf drops on the surface of the water, it is picked by the bird.
Rabdentse Ruins : Rabdentse was the second capital of Sikkim. It is near the Pemayantse Monastery. The Rabdentse Palace is in ruins. The ruins are now being preserved by the Archaelogical Survey of India.
 

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INCLUSION
  • Second sleeper Train Tickets for Bangalore -Bhubaneshwar, Puri - Howrah - New jalpaiguri -  Bangalore.
  • Deluxe Bus, Reserved mini vehicles in hilly area
  • Guidance from experienced Tour Escort
  • Accommodation on twin sharing standard rooms in good hotels
  • Vegetarian Food by our cooking Staff ( Tea/coffee/ Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
  • Permits as per sight seeing
 
EXCLUSION
  • Special Pujas & darshans.
  • Entry Tickets , Boating, Camera Charges
  • Government Service Tax as applicable
  • Food during the train journey
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Mineral water
  • Any other expense incurred other than which are mentioned in Tour cost includes list.
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