Darjeeling

Best of India and Bhutan Tour

Splendor of Eastern India & Bhutan... A Cultural & Religious Jaunt

Exploring new places, interacting with new people, experiencing different cultures, developing an insight about their heritage, visiting various wonders, relishing local cuisine etc., is definitely a lifetime experience. It is an amazing holiday experience. Take this wish forward and explore eastern India and Bhutan at one go. On one hand it is India with her richness in culture, heritage, wildlife, ethnicity, adventure and religion, while on the other it is Bhutan, a mystical land of mountains, monasteries and magic. The best of Eastern India with Bhutan brings forth the rich culture, tradition, architecture and natural bliss of both the destinations.

This is an exotic and custom-designedIndia & Bhutan holiday package with Max Holidays that promises a wonderful travelling experience. This is a 12 days holiday package to explore the various places of interest in eastern India and Bhutan. The trip will start with your arrival at Bagdogra aerodrome. From here it is Darjeeling, the front row seats to view the Himalayas. Along with Darjeeling, you visit places such as Kalimpong & Gangtok in India. After a refreshing stay in this hill stations, you will be on your way to Bhutan and the first stop will be at Phuentsholing, a border town. Other places of visit in Bhutan will be Thimphu (Capital of Bhutan), Punakha and Paro.

An indulging tour this will be. The natural aura of these places, the sightseeing attractions, the cultural exposure, the mouthwatering local cuisines, the warmth of peopleand the heritage that paints magnificent picture of the past, will surely etch an everlasting memory for life.

Day 01 : Arrive Bagdogra - Darjeeling

Arrive at Bagdogra airport ex Kolkata or Delhi and transfer to Darjeeling by Jeep. Check in at the hotel in Darjeeling for relaxation. Overnight stay in hotel in Darjeeling

Day 02 : Darjeeling sightseeing tour

Buffet breakfast at hotel will be followed by a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling. The city is famous for its tea plantations and not to mention its natural beauty supported by the great Himalayas. Visit Tiger Hill, Ghoom monastery (1850 AD), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and experience the making of traditional items such as feather goods, woolen goods, carpets etc. in the Tibetan Refugee Self help center. Overnight at Hotel in Darjeeling.

Day 03 : Darjeeling to Kalimpong

After breakfast, move ahead for the second destination of your tour i.e. Kalimpong. A place known for charming nursery industry, active bazaars, Himalayan peak views, and the spectacle of Kanchenjunga. Evening explore this place and overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 : Kalimpong to Gangtok

Today take your breakfast and head towards the perfect blend of past and present in Gangtok the capital city of Sikkim. The city has its own presence of Stupas and Gompas (Monasteries) with which the locals are attached very deeply and distinctly like no other cities of Himalayas. On arrival at Gangtok, check into hotel and later in the afternoon go for the sightseeing tour and visit Do-Drul Chorte a 200 year old Monastery and Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom- a genuine warehouse of fine carpets, blankets and shawls. Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok

Day 05 : Gangtok

After breakfast in hotel restaurant leave for the full day sightseeing tour of Gangtok. You will visit Rumtek Monastery which is more an excursion to a tremendous place. Then enjoy the spectacular Tashi view point which offers view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Siniolchu. Evening visit Research Institute of Tibetology and overnight stay at Gangtok

Day 06 : Gangtok to Phuentsholing

Morning after having breakfast depart through the fabulous tea gardens for the Bhutan’s Border to stay at Phuentsholing. Here you will experience the difference between cultures and lifestyle of two countries India and Bhutan. On arrival you will go for a sightseeing of Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang and Kharbandi Gompa. Overnight at Hotel in Phuentsholing

Day 07 : Phuentsholing to Thimphu

Today after breakfast prepare yourself to enter into a new country and discover new customs and religion on your route to the capital city of Bhutan, “Thimphu”. On arrival at Thimphu, day is free for relaxation. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 08 : Thimphu

Sightseeing tour of Thimphu will be preceded today after a buffet breakfast. You will visit Tranhichho Dzong (The magnificent castle), Memorial Chhorten stupa built in the remembrance of Bhutan’s third king, the National Library of Bhutan, textile and folk Heritage museum of Bhutan and the Government Handicrafts Emporium of Thimphu. Evening spent time at hotel to relax. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 09 : Thimphu to Punakha

Morning buffet breakfast at the hotel, and proceed for Punakha en-route visiting Do Chula pass possess most enthralling views of Bhutan. Arrive Punakha and visit the seventeenth - century Punakha Dzong and observe the Wangduephodrang Dzong at Wangduephodrang where one can find the confluence of Punakha Chhu and Tang Chhu rivers. Overnight at Punakha..

Day 10 : Punakha to Paro

Today start your day with the departure to gorgeous valley of Paro which prides itself on comprising rich culture, picturesque beauty, hundreds of folklore. Paro is a city encompassing few sites which conclude to become a good tour at the end of day. These sites include Ta Dzong, National Museum of the kingdom of Bhutan and Ringpung Dzong which you will visit on arrival to Paro. Overnight at Paro.

Day 11 : Paro

Morning buffet breakfast at hotel and set off for the sightseeing tour of Paro where you will visit fortress of Durkgyel Dzong which is now ruined. This fortress was many times invaded by the Tibetan armies and was resisted by Bhutanese soldiers. Afternoon we will visit one of the traditional farm house to understand the lifestyle, culture and religion of the local residents. Evening is free for leisure activities. Overnight at Paro

Day 12 : Leave Paro

Buffet breakfast at Hotel. Day free for leisure and on time transferred to Airport to board on your flight for further destination.

Day 01 : Arrive Bagdogra - Darjeeling

Arrive at Bagdogra airport ex Kolkata or Delhi and transfer to Darjeeling by Jeep. Check in at the hotel in Darjeeling for relaxation. Overnight stay in hotel in Darjeeling

Day 02 : Darjeeling sightseeing tour

Buffet breakfast at hotel will be followed by a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling. The city is famous for its tea plantations and not to mention its natural beauty supported by the great Himalayas. Visit Tiger Hill, Ghoom monastery (1850 AD), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and experience the making of traditional items such as feather goods, woolen goods, carpets etc. in the Tibetan Refugee Self help center. Overnight at Hotel in Darjeeling.

Day 03 : Darjeeling to Kalimpong

After breakfast, move ahead for the second destination of your tour i.e. Kalimpong. A place known for charming nursery industry, active bazaars, Himalayan peak views, and the spectacle of Kanchenjunga. Evening explore this place and overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 : Kalimpong to Gangtok

Today take your breakfast and head towards the perfect blend of past and present in Gangtok the capital city of Sikkim. The city has its own presence of Stupas and Gompas (Monasteries) with which the locals are attached very deeply and distinctly like no other cities of Himalayas. On arrival at Gangtok, check into hotel and later in the afternoon go for the sightseeing tour and visit Do-Drul Chorte a 200 year old Monastery and Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom- a genuine warehouse of fine carpets, blankets and shawls. Overnight at Hotel in Gangtok

Day 05 : Gangtok

After breakfast in hotel restaurant leave for the full day sightseeing tour of Gangtok. You will visit Rumtek Monastery which is more an excursion to a tremendous place. Then enjoy the spectacular Tashi view point which offers view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Siniolchu. Evening visit Research Institute of Tibetology and overnight stay at Gangtok

Day 06 : Gangtok to Phuentsholing

Morning after having breakfast depart through the fabulous tea gardens for the Bhutan’s Border to stay at Phuentsholing. Here you will experience the difference between cultures and lifestyle of two countries India and Bhutan. On arrival you will go for a sightseeing of Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang and Kharbandi Gompa. Overnight at Hotel in Phuentsholing

Day 07 : Phuentsholing to Thimphu

Today after breakfast prepare yourself to enter into a new country and discover new customs and religion on your route to the capital city of Bhutan, “Thimphu”. On arrival at Thimphu, day is free for relaxation. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 08 : Thimphu

Sightseeing tour of Thimphu will be preceded today after a buffet breakfast. You will visit Tranhichho Dzong (The magnificent castle), Memorial Chhorten stupa built in the remembrance of Bhutan’s third king, the National Library of Bhutan, textile and folk Heritage museum of Bhutan and the Government Handicrafts Emporium of Thimphu. Evening spent time at hotel to relax. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 09 : Thimphu to Punakha

Morning buffet breakfast at the hotel, and proceed for Punakha en-route visiting Do Chula pass possess most enthralling views of Bhutan. Arrive Punakha and visit the seventeenth - century Punakha Dzong and observe the Wangduephodrang Dzong at Wangduephodrang where one can find the confluence of Punakha Chhu and Tang Chhu rivers. Overnight at Punakha..

Day 10 : Punakha to Paro

Today start your day with the departure to gorgeous valley of Paro which prides itself on comprising rich culture, picturesque beauty, hundreds of folklore. Paro is a city encompassing few sites which conclude to become a good tour at the end of day. These sites include Ta Dzong, National Museum of the kingdom of Bhutan and Ringpung Dzong which you will visit on arrival to Paro. Overnight at Paro.

Day 11 : Paro

Morning buffet breakfast at hotel and set off for the sightseeing tour of Paro where you will visit fortress of Durkgyel Dzong which is now ruined. This fortress was many times invaded by the Tibetan armies and was resisted by Bhutanese soldiers. Afternoon we will visit one of the traditional farm house to understand the lifestyle, culture and religion of the local residents. Evening is free for leisure activities. Overnight at Paro

Day 12 : Leave Paro

Buffet breakfast at Hotel. Day free for leisure and on time transferred to Airport to board on your flight for further destination.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

11 nights in handpicked hotels

Meals

11 Breakfasts, 11 Dinners

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Activities

Village walk, Visit flower Nursery

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills,Tips to hotels,restaurants, stations, monuments, personal expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone calls, mini fridge/bar in room etc.

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