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India & Bhutan Cultural Tour

BEST SEASON FEB – APRIL AND SEPTEMBER- NOVEMBER

In this tour we visit Darjeeling, famous for its tea gardens, toy train. Continue to Sikkim, the land of Kanchenjunga, which is the third highest peak of the world (8585 m) and Rumtek Monastery known for its Lama School. From Sikkim we continue our journey to yet another beautiful landscape of Bhutan.

Day 01 DELHI
Day 02 DELHI/BAGDOGRA/DARJEELING (2134 m)
Day 03 DARJEELING
Day 04 DARJEELING/PEMAYANGTSE
Day 05 PEMAYANGTSE/GANGTOK (1600m)
Day 06 GANGTOK
Day 07 GANGTOK/LACHUNG (2700m)
Day 08 LACHUNG/YUMTHANG/LACHUNG
Day 09 LACHUNG/GANGTOK
Day 10 GANGTOK/RUMTEK/KALIMPONG
Day 11 KALIMPONG/PHUNTSHOLING
Day 12 PHUNTSHOLING/THIMPU
Day 13 THIMPU
Day 14 THIMPU/PUNAKHA/THIMPU
Day 15 THIMPU/PARO
Day 16 PARO/DELHI
Day 17 DELHI/AGRA
Day 18 AGRA/JAIPUR
Day 19 JAIPUR/DELHI
Day 20 DELHI/DEPARTURE

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Day 01:DELHI

Arrival and city sightseeing. O/N hotel.
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Day 02:DELHI/BAGDOGRA/DARJEELING (2134 m)

Early morning flight to Bagdogra, drive 90 km/4 hr to Darjeeling through Tea Plantations. O/N hotel.
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Day 03:DARJEELING

Very early morning drive to Tiger Hill (2590 m), about 11 km to watch Sun rise on Mt Kanchenjunga (8585 m) - the third highest mountain of the world. Later on during the day we visit Bhutia Busty Monastery, Observatory Hill, Zoological Park which is the only place in India having its collection of Siberian tigers, Botanical Garden with rare Himalayan plants, flowers and orchids, Ghoom Monastery and Toy Train ride.
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Day 04:DARJEELING/PEMAYANGTSE

Drive to Pemayangtse (2085 m) 130 km/4 hr. There is an excellent view of Mt Pandim (6691 m) and Mt Kanchenjunga from here. Pemayangtse monastery was founded in 1705 century. O/N simple hotel/guest house.
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Day 05:PEMAYANGTSE/GANGTOK (1600m)

We drive 140 km/6 hr to the Capital of Sikkim - Gangtok (1600m). En route we visit Tashiding monastery founded in 1716 century, perched atop a conical hill between Rangit and Ratong rivers. Continue our drive to Gangtok.
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Day 06:GANGTOK

In the morning we visit Rumtek Monastery. Rumtek has a large monastic school for monks, the order of the Monastery was founded in 11th Century, building is not so old but quite impressive. In the afternoon we visit Orchadium and Lal Bazaar in Gangtok.
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Day 07:GANGTOK/LACHUNG (2700m)

Today we drive 120 km/6 hr to North Sikkim, an area which is scenically beautiful and has been opened for the tourists just 3-4 years back. En route we visit Phodong Monastery built by Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal somewhere in the first quarter of 18th century. Overnight in Lodge/simple hotel.
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Day 08:LACHUNG/YUMTHANG/LACHUNG

Drive 24 km to visit Yumthang valley which is quite wide with snow capped mountains. During March/April specially it is full with rhododendron flowers. We will make some excursion in this picturesque valley. O/N drive back to Lachung.

Day 09:LACHUNG/GANGTOK

Drive back. O/N hotel.
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Day 10:GANGTOK/RUMTEK/KALIMPONG

We do some other sight seeing of Gangtok in the morning, drive 24 km to Rumtek on the other side of Ranipul valley. Rumtek has a large monastic school for monks, the order of the Monastery was founded in 11th century, building is not so old but quite impressive. Drive on to Kalimpong 76 km/3 hr. Visit monastery and curricular centre where silk worms are bred and silk is produced O/N hotel.
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Day 11:KALIMPONG/PHUNTSHOLING

Drive to Phuntsholing, the Bhutanese border 140/ 5 hr km. Our Bhutan agent will take over after the passport formalities at the border. O/N Druk hotel.

Day 12:PHUNTSHOLING/THIMPU

Drive 175 km/6 hr. Lunch at Bunakha Cafeteria. O/N Hotel Taksang or similar.
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Day 13:THIMPU

Morning visit the memorial stupa of the late king, built in 1974, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practised. Later on we visit painting school, where children learn ancient art of painting, and Handicraft Emporium.
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Day 14:THIMPU/PUNAKHA/THIMPU

Day excursion to Punakha/70 km via Ducha La (pass)/3050 m. On a clear day we can have superb view of high peaks of Bhutan. Punakha is the old capital of Bhutan and present winter capital for Monk body. After viewing the Dzong enjoy picnic lunch and drive to Wangdi Phodrang to see the Dzong (Monastery). Drive back to Thimpu
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Day 15:THIMPU/PARO

Morning drive to Paro 54 km/2 hr. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest in Bhutan built in 1627. Visit Ta Dzong built in 17th century, Taksang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) and Paro town, Paro Dzong (view only). O/N Paro.

Day 16:PARO/DELHI

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Day 17:DELHI/AGRA

Drive 220 km/ 5 hr to Agra. Visit world famous Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz. En route we also visit Sikandara Fort.
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Day 18:AGRA/JAIPUR

Drive 240 km / 5 hr. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri and Amber Fort on Elephant back.
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Day 19:JAIPUR/DELHI

Morning sightseeing of Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Observatory. Afternoon drive back to Delhi, 260 km / 5 hr. Transfer to International airport for onward connection.

Day 20:DELHI/DEPARTURE

Flight back home

Additional Info

  • Duration : 20 Days, 19 Nights
  • Highlights: DELHI / BAGDOGRA / DARJEELING / PEMAYANGTSE / GANGTOK / LACHUNG / YUMTHANG / GANGTOK / RUMTEK / KALIMPONG / PHUNTSHOLING / THIMPU / PARO / DELHI / AGRA ETC.

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