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AccommodationNo. of Night(s)
Delhi 01
Darjeeling 02
Pelling 02
Gangtok 02
Kalimpong 01
Kolkata 01
Bhubaneswar 02
Gopalpur 01
Rayagada 01
Jeypore 02
Gopalpur 01
Puri 01
Meals
    Daily buffet breakfast at hotel

Transfers & Sightseeing

  • Services of local English Speaking Guides
  • All transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary by air conditioned vehicle
  • All applicable government taxes

  • Mineral Water
  • Indian Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Domestic Air Fare
  • Major Meals - Lunch & Dinner
  • Services of Language Speaking Guides
  • Video, film & professional still camera fees
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions above
  • Expenses of personal nature like Telephone Calls, Laundry, Porterage, Tips, Alcoholic Beverages, etc.

Arrive Delhi

Today arrive Delhi the Capital of India. You are greeted with a traditional Indian Welcome and escorted transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.

Delhi – Bagdogra - Darjeeling 90 kms 3 hrs

After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Bagdogra. Upon arrival drive to Darjeeling 90 kms approximately 3 hrs Arrived Darjeeling upon arrival check into Hotel.


Darjeeling - Darjeeling is exhilarating, with highways running along the Teesta River for long stretches, passing through forest, fascinating view of the valley, Tea Gardens & Majestic Snow Clade Mountains of the Himalayan Range. Darjeeling is famous for Tea. Tea drinkers all over the world must be constantly blessing the memory of the person who dedicated around 1840 that the climate of the Darjeeling region was very conducive to the growth of tea. Overnight stay. 


In Darjeeling 90 kms 3 hrs

Early morning at 03:00 hrs excursion to Tiger Hill, where early morning Sunrise displays a panorama of colors, beyond in the distance is the Himalayan Peaks. Return via the famous Ghoom Monastery - The monastery is said to be built in 1875 by Lama Sherab Gyatso. It is considered to be one of the holiest monasteries as this was personally blessed by the renowned Tomo Geshe Rimpoche of Tibet. It is also said that the monastery keeps rare books on Buddhism. The monastery has a statue of the ‘Coming Buddha’ known as Maitreye Buddha.


After breakfast visit to Himalayan Mountain Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Tibeten Refugee Self Help Center, Ropeway, Ava Art Gallery, Rock Garden.


Toy Train Joy Ride: Toy train- with a 2 ft gauge, the Darjeeling Hill Railway is indeed a “toy train” being the narrowest of the regular narrow gauges. The tiny century-old engine is a connoisseur’s delight allowing the traveler an uninterrupted view of the breathtaking scenery of the Himalayas. Overnight stay.


Darjeeling - Pelling 118 Kms / 5 hrs

After breakfast fascinating drive to Pelling is exhilarating, with highways running along the Teesta River for long stretches, passing through forest, fascinating view of the valley, Tea Gardens & Majestic Snow Clade Mountains of the Himalayan Range to Pelling. Pelling is situated at an altitude of 6,800 ft, including the Koktang, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Kabru, Dom, Khangchendzonga, Pandim, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Siniyalchu and others. Pelling gives a spectacular views of the Mount Khangchendzonga, the Guardian Deity of Sikkim and the world’s third highest mountain along with other sister mountains bowing before the Godly figure in reverence. Pelling is an ideal getaway for tourists as its vicinity has numerous waterfalls, soft trek routes, villages and soothing atmosphere for all discerning upon arrival check hotel. 


Afternoon visit Pemayangatse monastery, Changay waterfalls, dentam valley and singsshore Bridge.


Pelling – Gangtok 132 Kms / 5 ½ hrs

After breakfast drive to Gangtok - is the capital of Sikkim state situated in the Eastern Himalayas, along the Border of Bhutan (East), Tibet (North), Nepal (West) & West Bengal (South). This capital, Gangtok has a lot to see specially the Research Institute of Tibetology, a World Centre for the Study of Buddhist Philosophy & Religion and has a rare collection of Thankas, Statues and over 200 Buddhist Icons. upon arrival check in hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay hotel.

In Gangtok

After breakfast city sightseeing of Gangtok i.e., Enchey Monastery - This Monastery is 200 years old monastery, which stands three kms away from the city centre. It is advisable to visit this monastery during December when the annual religious dances are performed. Lamas perform religious masked dances for 2 days at Enchey. This monastery was built on the site blessed by the great tantric master Lame Druptab Karpn, known for his flying powers. Deer Park Tibetology - The Vanasthalipuram deer park - Mahavira Harina Vanasthali is named after the renowned Indian saint “Lord Mahavir” in commemoration of his 2500th birth anniversary in the year 1975. Vana means forest, sthali means place and puram is locality or site once the nizam's shikargarh or hunting grounds, the mahavir harina vanasthali national park, is today home for a few hundred black bucks along with several species of birds. A deer park was set up in order to preserve this precious heritage and rehabilitate. Cottage industry - Institute of Cottage Industries is situated on the main road above the town, which is specialized in the production of hand-woven carpets, blankets, shawls, Lepcha weaves, patterned decorative paper and 'choktse' tables exquisitely carved in relief.


Afternoon return excursion to Rumteke Monastery (24 kms. away from Gangtok - Embodies the vision and aspiration of the Sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to establish his seat-in-exile to help spread the teachings of the Buddha throughout the world. The monastery, the largest in Sikkim, is home to the monks’ community, the place where they perform the sacred rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Many sacred objects are housed within the complex, and one of the most magnificent is the Golden Stupa, which contains the precious relics of His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa. Overnight stay hotel.

Gangtok – Kalimpong 95 Kms / 4 hrs

After breakfast drive to Kalimpong- Once the headquarters of a Bhutanese Governor, the word 'kalim' means King's Minister and 'Pong' - the stronghold of the King's minister. It is also called 'Kalibong' or the black spur by the hill people. Kalimpong was originally part of Bhutan. In 1865, after the Anglo-Bhutan War, it was merged with Darjeeling, and became a sub-division of Darjeeling in 1916, and developed as a hill station. It flourished as a wool trading centre with Tibet till 1950, when the Chinese took over Tibet. It continues to be part of Darjeeling District, and is now an attractive tourist and educational centre upon arrival check hotel.


Afternoon visit Flower Nurseries, Durpin Daar hills (View point and birding point), Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang-Gompa Monastery - Consecrated personally by the Dalai Lama in 1976, it contains the Kanguyar, in 108 volumes, brought by the Dalai Lama when he fled Tibet. Excellent view point for snow and valley views. Overnight stay.


Kalimpong – Bagdogra – Kolkata 80 Kms/3 hrs

After breakfast drive to Bagdogra transfer to airport to board the flight. Arrive Kolkata upon arrival transfer to Hotel. Reminder day is free for Rest & relax. Overnight stay hotel.

Kolkata - Bhubaneswar

After breakfast transfer to Howrah Station to board the BBS Jan Shatabdi at 06.00 hrs for Bhubaneswar. Arrive Bhubaneswar at 12:50 hrs. Bhubaneshwar - The capital city of Orissa is better known as ‘the temple city of India’ for its hundreds of temples and hereditary Oriyan temple building skills over one thousand years old. Bhubaneshwar is perceived as an important Hindu pilgrimage center as it is home to the prominent Lord Lingaraj or Tribhubaneswar, besides other temples dotting its landscape.


The old town manifesting the cultural heritage of Orissa is harmonized with the modern times by the new Bhubaneshwar with its tall buildings and extensive infrastructure, rendering it an ideal tourist destination over all upon arrival transfer to hotel. Reminder day is free for rest & relax. Overnight stay in Hotel

In Bhubaneswar

After breakfast visit to Raja Rani - Gracefully set in the midst of open paddy fields, the Rajarani temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and dates back to eleventh century AD. However, it is unanimously argued that the name has been acquired because of the extensive use of the local sandstone called ‘Rajarani’. The structure’s highlights comprises of a spectacularly ornate duel (tower), in sharp contrast with an extremely plain Jagmohana (porch) & Ligaraja Temples - Also known as 'time quintessence of Orissan architecture', the temple of the great Lingaraja is a graceful epitome of fully matured Orissan temple architecture dating back to the eleventh century. The 55-meter high temple dominates the Bhubaneshwar skyline up to a distance of 15 km radius and exudes glory of the presiding deity Svayambhu linga, which is considered to be a 'hari-hara' linga, that is, half Shiva, half Vishnu. The exemplary temple includes Natamandira (hall of dance) and Bhog-mandapa (hall of offerings), besides housing 150 subsidiary shrines within its complex.


Also known as "miniature gem of Orissan architecture" and “harbinger of the new culture”, the elegant Mukteswara temple is a small archaic Orissan architectural marvel dating back to c. AD 950. . Overnight in hotel.

Bhubaneswar – Gopalpur 200 Kms / 4 hrs

Morning drive to Gopalpur en route visit Khandagiri & Udayagiri caves. Also visit to Olasingh weaving village.


The rocks of the Khandagiri and Udayagiri hills were carved and tunneled, to create this multi-storied ancient apartment residence for Jain monks. They were the work of the first known Orissan ruler, King Kharavela, and probably begun in the first century BC. Kharavela was a king of the Mahameghavahana dynasty, who is known for expansion of the Kalinga Empire and his installation of public improvements, such as canal systems. His queen was evidently quite a patron of the arts, and probably had much to do with the impressive sculptural decoration of the caves Gopalpur - Most popular as the abode of Lord Jagannath and one of the four religious centers of India, Puri offers a mystic pilgrimage to stout devotees with its host of temples, holy tanks and monasteries filling the horizons with a religious milieu. Also visit to Olasingh weaving Village upon arrival check into hotel Overnight stay.

Gopalpur – Rayagada 330 Kms / 6 hrs

After breakfast drive to Rayagada en route visit Soura & Desia Tribal Village of Orissa and observe the lifestyle of the tribes of Orissa. The Orissan tribes enjoy a rich and varied cultural heritage, the most powerful instance of this being in their music and dance, which are as colourful as they are rhythmical. Upon arrival check into Hotel. Overnight stay.

Rayagada - Chatikona -Jeypore

After breakfast drive down to Chatikona to watch the interesting colorful weekly market of Dongaria Kondh Tribes (Market Wednesday). This tribe is one of most primitive tribe of the Kondh's they live in the high slopes of the Niyamagiri Hills. These people are horticulturists. They grow of fruits like Orange. Pineapple, Banana Etc. The male people are using earring. Nose-ring and keep their hair like woman. Later drive to Jeypore en route visits some villages of Paraja tribe’s lunch en route. On arrival at Jeypore. Overnight at hotel


Rayagada – Ankadeli – Lamptaput - Jeypore

After breakfast, drive to Ankadeli to visit the famous Bonda tribes, [A sub race of Austromongoloids] who comes once every, week for their weekly market (Thursday only). It is a unique opportunity to see such a colorful concentration of typical tribal’s at one place. Most interesting is to watch the Bonda woman in their colorful Jewellaries and marketing commodities. Later continue drive to Lamptaput and the nearby villages are famous for other interesting and primitive tribes of Orissa are the "Gadaba". They are one of the early settlers of this country and trace their origin to the time of Ramayana. Return drive to Jeypore. Dinner and overnight at hotel


Jeypore – Kunduli - Jeypore

After breakfast drive to Kunduli weekly market. It is the biggest market of the tribal area where you will find the main concentration of the beautiful Sana Paraja & Mali tribes. Return to Jeypore. Overnight stay.


Jeypore -Tatapani - Gopalpur

After breakfast drive to Gopalpur en route visit Bada Paraja, Muniaka tribal village & Tatapani. Overnight at Gopalpur

Gopalpur – Chilka Lake - Puri 200 kms / 4 hrs

After breakfast drive to Puri. En route visiting Chilka Lake (Asia's largest Salt water Lake). Later visit to Raghurajpur craft village - The artisan village, is a living Museum itself. Every house hold has a painter and can show you lavishly painted the age old tradition paintings on canvas, skil (tassar) and other varieties like papier mache, masks, stone idols, sculptures, wooden idils and toys and many more. The recently drawn mural paintings on the house walls are a step forward to make impression about survival of the past glory. One can contact any house in this village for the painting. The village ambience is also heart touching. This is a Heritage Craft Village of Orissa. Upon arrival check into Hotel.


Later visit to Jagannath Temple - he main temple structure of this architectural and cultural wonder is 65m (214 feet) high and is built on elevated ground, making it look more imposing. Comprising an area of 10.7 acres, the temple complex is enclosed by two rectangular walls. The outer enclosure is called Meghanada Prachira, 200m (665 ft) by 192m (640 ft). The inner wall is called Kurmabedha, 126m (420 ft) by 95m (315 ft). There are thirty-six traditional communities (Chatisha Niyaga) who render a specific hereditary service to the deities. The temple has as many as 6,000 priests. The 3 images represent the god Jagannath, his elder brother, Balabhadra and their sister, Subhadra.


The wooden images being worshipped are renewed during special occasions. This wooden image prepared from a log of wood floating on the ocean finds a mention in the Rig Veda, where it is referred to as Purushottama. Overnight stay

Puri – Bhubaneswar – Delhi – Onward Destination 56 Kms/1 ½ Kms

After early breakfast drive to Bhubaneswar. En route visit to Konark - The Sun Temple of Konark often called as the Black Pagoda was constructed in mid thirteenth century by Raja Narasinghs Deva-I of the Ganga Dynasty. It is an ample testament to the artistic glory of the time. Conceived in form of a huge chariot drawn by seven spirited horses on twelve pairs of exquisitely decorated wheels, after the mythical seven horse chariot of Sun God, the temple was a unique in its architecture and implementation. Intricate carvings on the walls of the main temple and the Natya Mandap (a separate structure just in front of the temple) are a sight to behold. It is often considered to be the most artistically superior among the other temples and that is saying something when you are talking about the golden triangle of Orissa which boast of Sri Jagannath temple and Lingaraj Temple of Puri and Bhubaneshwar . Sun Temple has lost its many of its original structures to time and disrepair but the remaining structures and the remainder of the structures confirm till today the infinite imaginative power of the artistes of the time and their inspiring contribution to Vaisnav Culture.


Continue your drive to Bhubaneshwar. Transfer to Airport to board the flight to Delhi. Arrived Delhi. Transfer to Hotel for Day use only. 

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