This is a short and sweet combo of culture – heritage of Kolkata sprinkled with the dreamy ride in the mountains. Treat your senses with the music, culture, food and history of Kolkata and unwind in the mountains of Darjeeling sipping one of the best Tea in the world. Walk around the small mountain town, gaze open-mouthed at Khangchendzonga, explore colonial-era architecture, visit Buddhist monasteries, and just chill.
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Arrive at Kolkata airport and get transferred to the hotel. Explore the city at leisure. Overnight stay at Kolkata
Kolkata city tour
Dalhousie Square, Flower Market , Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, St. Paul Cathedral, Mother Teresa’s House. The Dalhousie Square is surrounded by some of Kolkata’s most enduring British-era monuments like the magnificent GPO (General Post Office), the regal Raj Bhavan, the St. John’s Church and the Gothic style Writer’s Building. Overnight stay at Kolkata
More of Kolkata Spiritual and Gastronomy
Visit Belur Math, the international headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission, founded in 1899 by Swami Vivekananda. The Belur Math shrine represents a church, mosque and temple when viewed from different angles. Head to the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, a place where the famous spiritual thinker Ramakrishna Paramahansa achieved spiritual vision. Binge on the Bengali food from starters to sweets. Overnight stay at Kolkata
Flight to Bagdogra and transfer to Darjeeling
Drive to Darjeeling, (meaning a place of Thunderbolt), a hill town nestled by the mountains and known worldwide for the Darjeeling tea. Visit a tea estate and sample some great tea. Overnight stay at Darjeeling
Darjeeling, Tiger Hills and more
Start very early in the morning to enjoy a scenic sunrise at Tiger Hills. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. While returning spend some time at Ghoom Monastery. Explore more of Darjeeling on a toy train and also visit The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Darjeeling – Bagdogra Airport and departure
After soaking in the beauty of the hills get transferred to the Bagdogra airport for your onward journey.