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The Exclusive Sikkim Culture Tour

Day 1: On arrival at Kolkata (Calcutta) International airport you are met by our representative who helps you check into your pre-reserved hotel. We take you an afternoon tour of this famous city once the capital of British India. We visit the Victoria memorial built in 1921 standing proudly at the southern end of the lush green Maidan then explore the Indian Museum the largest in the country with its exhaustive collections relating to archaeology, geology, anthropology and zoology. In the evening return to your hotel for dinner and the night.

Day 2: After breakfast leave for the airport to catch your afternoon flight to the small city of Bagdogra. On arrival at the Bagdogra Airport you are met by our representative and transported to Darjeeling the famous hill resort of West Bengal by car a distance of 88 Kms (3 hours). En-route we stop over for lunch. On arrival we check you into your preserved hotel. Spend your evening at leisure or stroll along the main shopping and eating area in this charming hill resort town in West Bengal.

Day 3: After breakfast we visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute founded in 1954 and explore the Institute museum containing a large collection of Himalayan Flora & Fauna and different mountaineering equipment used by the many expeditions who successfully climbed Mt. Everest (29,028 ft) the highest mountain peak in the world. Close by view Siberian Tigers, Himalayan Black Bears, Deer and Leopards in the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park . After lunch we head on to the awesome Victoria Falls cascading 100 feet down a lush green hillside into a valley. In the evening return to your hotel for dinner and the night.

Day 4: Today we drive 26 kilometres to visit the exotic picnic spot of Tadakh . Here the West Bengal Forest Corporation has cultured almost 110 rare species of hybrid and local orchids besides other Himalayan flora. We return to Darjeeling for lunch and then visit the Lloyd Botanical Gardens near the taxi stand known for its terraced gardens of exotic plants and flowers from other countries namely China, Australia, Japan, Africa, New Zealand and America and Europe. The enchanting Orchidadum houses over 2500 plants with over 50 species of rare orchids. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 5: Before dawn we drive 11 Kms up to Tiger Hill at 2590 m through thick forests of Oak and magnolia to see the spectacular sunrise over the towering Kanchenjunga Mountain , an unforgettable experience. Return for breakfast then drive to Gangtok the capital of Sikkim and check into your hotel. The drive of 115 Kms (about 4 hours) is an unforgettable one as we pass the famous Lopchu Tea estate renowned for its fine tea. After lunch we take a half day tour of the Pemayangtse Monastery then drive to Kheocheplari Lake and to Yuksom , the trekking head to numerous treks in Sikkim.

Day 6: After breakfast we drive 38 Kms to the emerald blue Tsongo Lake at an altitude of 12,000ft. During winters, this lake freezes over and is a beautiful sight. We return to Gangtok in the afternoon for lunch. After relaxing a bit we visit the Do-drul monastery, Gangtok Ropeway and other places of tourist importance. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 7: After breakfast we drive to the small town of Kalimpong also referred to as the Nursery of the Himalayas. On arrival we check into your pre-reserved hotel. After lunch we take a stroll along the beautiful bazaar offering expansive views of the higher Himalayas. By late evening return to your hotel for dinner and the night.

Day 8: Sightseeing of Kalimpong Nurseries and view points. This is a simple town once part of the Sikkim kingdom. The Scottish missionaries arrived here in the 1800s and Kalimpong still has quite a few buildings in the colonial style. The bazaar has some fabulous shopping by way of tapestry, wood carvings, Bhutanese weaves, Chinese lanterns, Copperware and jewellery. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 9: From Kalimpong we drive back to Bagdogra and on arrival check into a hotel.

 

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