Where clocks stand still, get a taste of India’s history under British rule. Colonial mansions, hillside tea plantations and breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayas ensure your private Darjeeling tour is both unique and inspiring.

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3KolkataVictoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, St.John’s Church, High CourtFairlawn Hotel, Swissôtel Kolkata
3 - 5GangtokRidge Park, Kanchendzonga Peak, Flower Show HallElgin Nor Khill Hotel, Mayfair Gangtok
5 - 7PellingView of Kanchenjunga Range, Waterfalls, Khecheopalri or Bissau LakeElgin Mount Pandim
7 - 9DarjeelingTiger Hill, View of Hill Kanchenjunga Peak, Ghoom Monastery or Yogachoeling GompaNew Elgin Hotel, Mayfair Darjeeling
9 - 10KolkataVictoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, St.John’s Church, High CourtFairlawn Hotel, Swissôtel Kolkata

Ideal For

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 2,190 /person
  • Option 2 $ 2,435 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 9 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Kolkata – Bagdogra, Bagdogra – Kolkata
  • All activities as listed :
    • Kolkata: City Highlights of Kolkata
    • Gangtok: City Highlights of Gangtok
    • Pelling: City Highlights of Pelling
    • Darjeeling: City Highlights in Darjeeling
    • Darjeeling: Tea Garden Visit at Dajeeling
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Kolkata

2 Days

Kolkata was once the epicenter of the British Raj and a major trading post of the East India Company.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Kolkata
Explore Dalhousie Square with landmarks like St.John’s Church, High Court, Governor’s House, General Post Office and Writer’s Building. Visit Victoria Memorial, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Mother Teresa’s House; view Howrah Bridge, Howrah Railway Station; stroll through the fragrant Flower Market, South Park Street Cemetery; see ‘Kumhartuli’ or ‘Potters Village’; examine Marble Palace with object-d’-arts, sculptures of various Holy Prophets; take a drive on the Vidyasagar Setu.

Hotel Options

Fairlawn Hotel – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategorySimple
Swissôtel Kolkata – Opt 2
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
Day 3 - 5

Flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra

Drive from Bagdogra to Gangtok (140 km, 5 hrs)

Gangtok

2 Days

Gangtok is a popular Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage site and capital of the alpine-laden state of Sikkim.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Gangtok
Gangtok, derived from the Tibetan word for ‘hillside’, is the capital of Sikkim located in the eastern Himalayas at an altitude of 1,650m/5,413ft. Visit the ‘Three Point View’ of Ridge Park, a small flat stretch of road above Gangtok town, and see White Memorial Hall, a two storey typical British architectural structure. Enjoy nice views of Kanchendzonga from Hanuman Tok and explore the Flower Show Hall near White Hall complex, where flower and orchid shows are held during spring. Visit the Do-Drul Chorten or Stupa, one of the most important Stupas here, with 108 Mani-lhakor (prayer wheels) which are turned by devout Buddhists while chanting ‘hail to the jewel in the lotus’, to invoke Buddhisattva. Enjoy nature walks and stroll the narrow lanes. Perhaps go on a picnic to the Water Garden at Martam Khola.

Hotel Options

Elgin Nor Khill Hotel – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
CategoryMid-range
Mayfair Gangtok – Opt 2
RoomRoom
MealsHalf Board
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Day 5 - 7

Drive from Gangtok to Pelling (132 km, 5 hrs)

Pelling

2 Days

Pelling is made of majestic mountains and swirling clouds. It is a fast-growing yet idyllic town with breathtaking views of the snowcapped Kanchenjunga, thick Alpine forests and an abundance of history and nature.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Pelling
Pelling, a pleasant little town in west Sikkim, lies at an altitude of 2,150m/7,053ft, about 130km from Siliguri and 115km from Gangtok. It is famous for its stunning views of the snowcapped Kanchenjunga range, the third highest peak in the world. Visit the waterfalls, and Khecheopalri or Bissau Lake, known as the ‘wish fulfilling’ lake. Get a chance to visit and see the magnificent Sangay waterfalls.

Hotel Options

Elgin Mount Pandim – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryUpmarket
Day 7 - 9

Drive from Pelling to Darjeeling (125 km, 4.5 hrs)

Darjeeling

2 Days

Darjeeling is known as East India’s Queen of the Hills.

Included Activities

City Highlights in Darjeeling
Visit Tiger Hill (8,515ft/2,500m), a mecca for visitors that is located just 15km from Darjeeling. On a clear day at dawn you can view the world’s third highest mountain – Kanchenjunga, and the peaks of Mount Everest and K2. Explore Ghoom Monastery, also called Yogachoeling Gompa. Built in 1875, it is considered one of the holiest monasteries as it has been personally blessed by the renowned Tomo Geshe Rimpoche of Tibet. It also houses a statue of the ‘Coming Buddha’ called ‘Maitreye Buddha’. Enjoy the toy train ride up to Ghoom and back.

Tea Garden Visit at Dajeeling
Laced by emerald-green tea plantation ribbons over a steep mountain ridge, Darjeeling is engulfed by the mighty Himalayan peaks and offers a picture-perfect backdrop. Enjoy a half day visit to the tea garden, where you can observe the actual processing and manufacturing of the world renowned Darjeeling tea.

Hotel Options

New Elgin Hotel – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe
MealsFull Board
StyleHeritage
CategoryMid-range
Mayfair Darjeeling – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
MealsHalf Board
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Day 9 - 10

Drive from Darjeeling to Bagdogra (93 km, 3.5 hrs)

Flight from Bagdogra to Kolkata

Transfer from Hotel to Kolkata Airport

Kolkata

1 Day

Kolkata was once the epicenter of the British Raj and a major trading post of the East India Company.

Hotel Options

Fairlawn Hotel – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategorySimple
Swissôtel Kolkata – Opt 2
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range

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