Travelling by train is an amazing experience of heritage, marvel of engineering and one of the perfect ways to greet the natural beauty of Darjeeling.
Kolkata – Darjeeling – Gangtok – Kalimpong – New Jalpaiguri – Kolkata
Day 01: Arrive Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta)
You will be met with our company chauffeur or representative on your arrival at Kolkata International Airport and transferred to the hotel. Kolkata, the most important gateway to Eastern India is also the city where the East India Company first set up their base in the 17th century. Overnight at Kolkata hotel.
Day 02: In Kolkata – Darjeeling
Enjoy early morning breakfast at the hotel followed by a sight-seeing tour of Kolkata visiting the Victoria Memorial, Birla Planetarium, Fort William, Mother Theresa Ashram and the Eden Gardens. After all sightseeing in evening transfer to Railway Station to connect Train # 2343 Darjeeling Mail dep. 22:05 hrs. Overnight on board.
Day 03: Darjeeling
Arrive Newjal Paiguri Railway Station at 08:00 hrs. Connect Toy Train # 1D dep. 09:00 hrs and arr. 16:15 hrs at Darjeeling. Darjeeling at an altitude of 2134m facing the Himalayas dominated by Mt. Kanchenjunga, was the summer resort of the British, and now one of Eastern India's most popular Hill stations. On your arrival in Darjeeling check into the Hotel. Afternoon free for leisure. Overnight in Darjeeling.
Day 04: In Darjeeling
Wake up early morning and enjoy your breakfast at hotel after, A very early start to the day for an excursion to Tiger Hill, to witness the beauty of the sun rise over the Himalayas. Later transfer to the Darjeeling station to catch the train to Ghoom station by Toy Train Joy Ride dep. 10:40 hrs and arr. Ghoom 11:30 hrs. Arrive Darjeeling at 12:30 hrs. Later leave for a guided tour of Darjeeling town visiting the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Tibetan Refuge Centers, Tenzing Rock, Gomby Rock, Tibet Handicraft Centre and the Tea gardens. Overnight in Darjeeling.
Day 05: Darjeeling – Gangtok
After breakfast, depart for Gangtok (the capital of Sikkim) by road (98 kms / 4 hrs). On your arrival in Gangtok, check in to the hotel. Day free for leisure. Overnight in Gangtok.
Day 06: Gangtok
After breakfast sight seeing tour of Gangtok includes Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. It was built in 1958 and is a research center for Mahayana Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Directorate of Handicrafts and handlooms, Enchey Monastery, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa) and rumtek Monastery. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 07: Gangtok – Kalimpong
After breakfast, depart for Kalimpong by road (83 ms / 3 hrs). Together with Darjeeling and Gangtok, this small and quiet hill resort forms the Golden Triangle of the Eastern Himalayas. On arrival in Kailmpong, check into the Hotel. Overnight in Kalimpong.
Day 08: In Kalimpong
Breakfast at the Hotel followed by a sight-seeing tour of Kalimpong visiting Dr. Graham's Home, started in 1900 by a Scottish missionary, who along with his wife, dedicated their lives in building up this beautiful complex for the education & care of orphans & other deprived children, the Thapa Choling monastery, Thongsa monastery and Durpin Dara which towers over Kalimpong & affords a breathtaking view of the plains rolling down to Siliguri. Overnight in Kalimpong.
Day 09: Kalimpong – New Jalpaiguri – Kolkata
Morning free for leisure. Afternoon transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (80 kms / 3 hrs) and connect Train # 2344 Darjeeling Mail dep. 20:00 hrs. Overnight on board.
Day 10: Kolkata – Onward destination
Arrive Kolkata at 06:00 hrs. Transfer to International airport to connect flight for onward destination.