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 $ 2,520 /person
  • Option 2 $ 2,795 /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, the imposing High Court, the Governor’s House surrounded by vast gardens, General Post Office and Writer’s Building which is the seat of the state government. Visit the iconic Victoria Memorial, on top of which a charming one-winged fairy is perched forever, and St. Paul’s Cathedral that offers an oasis of calm amidst the bustle. Visit Mother Teresa’s House, where many devotees pay respects at this most-revered nun’s tomb. Examine the Indian Museum with its many objet-d’-arts. Embrace Bengali high art at the famous Tagore House where the late Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore composed some of his many great works. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Mother Teresa House closed On Thursdays & National holidays, Victoria Memorial & Indian Museum closed On Mondays & National holidays.)

Hotel Options

Fairlawn Hotel – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Swissôtel Kolkata – Opt 2
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
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
Delve into the major delights near Gangtok, starting with the Three Point View of Ridge Park, which boasts an amazing vantage point. The two storey 1930s White Memorial Hall built in British colonial style, is just a little distance away. Visit the Enchey Monastery and Rumtek Monastery. Enjoy enchanting views of the Kanchendzonga peak from Hanuman Tok, before discovering a wealth of natural beauty at the Flower Show Hall. The significant Do-Drul Chorten (stupa), houses 108 Mani-lhakor (prayer wheels) that are regularly turned by devout monks as they invoke Bodhisattva (Lord Buddha). (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options

Elgin Nor Khill Hotel – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
Mayfair Gangtok – Opt 2
RoomRoom
MealsHalf Board
StyleInternational
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
Experience the stunning views of the famous snowcapped Kanchenjunga Mountain Range, with the third highest peak in the world. Head to the marvel of Pemayangtse Monastery, a 17th century Buddhist monastery built by Lhatsun Chenpo, and one of the oldest in Sikkim. This exclusive monastery is solely for ta-tshang, or pure monks, which means those who are celibate, without any physical abnormality and from a direct Tibetan lineage. Head onwards to Rabdentse, the former second capital of the kingdom of Sikkim. The town is now in ruins after being destroyed by an invading Gurkha army, but provides an insight into its palatial past and offers marvellous views. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options

Elgin Mount Pandim – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
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
Allow your spirit to soar as you venture for a morning tour to the 2,500 meter high Tiger Hill, not far from the town center. ​On a clear day at dawn you can view the world’s third highest mountain – Kanchenjunga, and the peaks of Mount Everest and K2.​​ With a quaint toy train ride up the mountain as prayer flags flutter in the breeze, you can visit Yiga Choeling Gompa, known provincially as Ghoom (Ghum) Monastery. Built in the 19th century, the monastery is considered one of the world’s holiest as it was personally blessed by the renowned Tibetan lama, Tomo Geshe Rinpoche. It’s also home to a 15 foot statue of the Maitreya Buddha (a Buddha who will appear in the future). In the afternoon, you can visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), and the local zoo. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate (Guests with heart related ailments or asthma are requested not to visit Tiger Hill due to the climbing required), HMI & Zoo closed on Thursdays)

Tea Garden Visit at Dajeeling
Naturally, a trip to Darjeeling would be incomplete without appreciating the fabulous plantations that create its home brewed and famous cup of chai (tea)! Head to a Tea Garden and soak in the views. You can also visit one of the marvellous local markets. Not only do these often sell exotic varieties of tea, Tibetan curios and discounted imported clothing and beauty products from nearby Thailand, they are the perfect spot to soak in the local culture and observe daily life! (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; If you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time)

Hotel Options

New Elgin Hotel – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe
MealsFull Board
StyleHeritage
Mayfair Darjeeling – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
MealsHalf Board
StyleInternational
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
Swissôtel Kolkata – Opt 2
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

International Departure

Teeplantagen in Darjeeling, Ostindien
What our guests say about this trip

Enchanting Travels provided us with excellent pre-trip planning and advice, excellent hotel choices, pick-ups at airports always on time, hotel check-ins were always smooth and well organized, great transport (with first class chauffeurs) during the trip and well-qualified and knowledgeable guides.

– Geoffrey French
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