Golden Asia Tours


The Last Shangri La, 8 Days - Kolkata - Darjeeling - Slkklm

Day 01 - Arrive Kolkata
KOLKATA: is a city of glaring contrasts: a curious blend of the old and the new, partly feudal, partly born out of growing urbanization, partly undefinable. It is a medley of the east and the west, a graft of a European city imposed on the Asian escape that gives Calcutta its bewildering charm, confusion and excitement. Being just about 300 years old, Calcutta hardly has many great historical monuments. Perhaps, the oldest remembered is the site where the Kalighat Temple now stands. Today Calcutta is the largest city in India with a population over 10 million and boasts of India's first ever Metro rail system. It is a city that shocks on first impression but eventually the visitor falls in love with it. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 - Kolkata - New Jalpai Guri
After breakfast at hotel city tour of Calcutta visiting the Jain Temple, kali temple and Victoria Memorial. Drive past the Howrah Bridge, Fort Williams, secretariat Building and old court. Lunch at the Hotel. Evening transfer to railway station with packed dinner for train to Newjalpai guri.

Day 03 - New Jalpai Guri - Darjeeling
Arrive New Jalpai Guri. Meeting and transfer to Darjeeling by surface, upon arrival in Darjeeling, check-in at your hotel. Rest of Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 - Darjeeling
In the morning, visit Tiger Hills to view the sunrise over the Himalayan peaks. After this visit take Toy Train ride to Visit the Ghoom Monastery (Subject to operation of this train). Return to your hotel by cars/jeeps. After lunch at hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Darjeeling, visiting Race Course, Lablong village, the Mountaineering Institute, house of Tenzing Norgay - the first Everest hero. Meals and overnight at Hotel.

Day 05 - Darjeeling - Gangtok
After breakfast at hotel, depart by car for Gangtok, 98 Kms/3 Hours. Upon arrival in Gangtok, check-in at your Hotel. Sikkim was an independent kingdom in the Himalaya until 1975, when it was annexed following a referendum. The capital and only town in Sikkim, Gangtok, is really also known for its beautiful mountain scenery. Be sure to visit the Tibetan-style Rumtek Monastery (beautiful mountain setting and views). Rest of day at leisure. Meals and overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 - Gangtok
Morning proceed with the sightseeing tour of Gangtok, visiting the Namgyal Institute of Tibet logy and the Chorten (memorial for the dead) .and Orchid Sanctuary (in season). Also visit the Enchey Monastery believed to be 200 years old. Drive past the Tashiling (the Secretariat) and the Tsuk-La-Khang (Royal Chapel) within the Palace grounds and then visit the Palder Tondup- Cottage Industries Institute. Later visit Rumtek Monastery. Meals and overnight at Hotel.

Day 07 - Gangtok - Kolkata (B/VD)
After breakfast free for personal activities and for shopping Late Evening transfer to Newjalpaiguiri station for train to Kolkata.

Day 08 - Kolkata
Arrive Kolkata. Meet upon arrival and transfer to Hotel for wash and change. After lunch at Hotel/Restaurant, in time transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.