Eastern Himalayas: 4 Nights / 5 Days

Eastern Himalayas: 4 Nights / 5 Days

Description: A 05 nights experience at the queen of Himalayas.

Highlights: Himalayas, Tea Plantation; Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Mahayana Buddhism.

Day 1 : BAGDOGRA – KURSEONG
Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra and transfer to Kurseong (55Kms / 02 Hrs). Evening free for leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Kurseong locally known as “Kharsang”, which in Lepcha means ‘the Land of White Orchids’, referring to the small white orchids prolific here. The serenity and tranquillity of this place is what attracts people. On the outskirts of main town of Kurseong is Cochrane Place, a recreated and restored stately British Colonial home of its previous resident, Percy John Cochrane, MBE. The stunning view of the tea garden along with the mountains and the foothill forests of the Eastern Himalayas from the this Tea Resort are enchanting. (B / D)

DAY 2 : KURSEONG – DARJEELING
Morning after an early breakfast enjoy at tour of the Makaibari Tea Factory and Plantation to interact and discover the charming character, rich culture and history with the friendly people of the tea estate. Lunch at Cochrane Place followed by transfer to the Kurseong Toy Train Station to connect the Toy Train (Train 9D / STD 15.00Hrs) to Darjeeling (30Kms / 03Hrs).

This unique Mountain Railway’ project was first started in 1878 by the initiative of Sir. Ashley Eden and is now a World Heritage. Overnight at Darjeeling. (B/ D)

Darjeeling is a land of infinite variety and charm. Dorje, the mystic thunderbolt of the Lama-Religion was the origin of the name Darjeeling, which was first discovered by a British Captain Lloyd in the year 1829. Surrounded by Tea gardens; this little town faces some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas and used to be the summer retreat of the European Officers in Bengal. Evening free for individual activity and leisure, overnight at Hotel.

DAY 3 : DARJEELING SIGHTSEEING
Breakfast at the Hotel followed by half day local sightseeing covering Padmaja N. Zoological Garden (Closed on Thursday) established on August 14, 1958. It specializes in breeding animals adapted to alpine conditions.

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday) was founded in Darjeeling on 4th November by Pandit Nehru who said that “The institute trains young men not only to climb Himalayan peaks, but also create in them an urge to climb peaks of human Endeavour.”

HMI has the oldest mountaineering Museum of the country established in 1957. (B/ D)

DAY 4 : DARJEELING
Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center (Closed on Sunday) established in 1 October, 1959, following the dramatic escape of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, thousands of Tibetans leaving hearth and home, fled into the neighboring countries to live as free human beings. The production of Tibetan handicraft is the center’s main activity. Evening enjoy a short walk across the Mall and Local Market (Closed on Thursday). Overnight at hotel.

DAY 5 : DARJEELING – BAGDOGRA – Kolkata
Breakfast at the hotel followed by transfer Bagdogra Airport (78Kms/03Hrs) to connect your flight to Next destination. Tour Ends.