Kalimpong Holidays

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Day 1: Delhi

Good morning and welcome to Delhi! Arriving at 06:20 am our local team will be there to meet you in arrival and will transfer you straight to your hotel for immediate and guaranteed check in. This afternoon enjoy time to relax and get in honeymoon mood! (Royal premier room)

Nrashtrapati Bhawan

Day 2: Delhi

Today enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more. and a wander in Chandi Chowk Bazaaar. (Royal premier room)

India Gate

Day 3: Delhi - Udaipur

Today a short flight into Rajasthan and the romantic city of Udaipur that departs 12:20. On arrival at 14:00, we assist with your check into the luxurious Taj Lake Palace hotel. Enjoy some time to get settled in and relax into your lavish surroundings. This evening around 4 pm we drive half hour to the Monsoon Palace to witness sunset and experience the magic atmosphere at twilight from the spectacular vantage high on the hills above Udaipur town and Lake.

Maharaja City Palace

Day 4: Udaipur

This morning enjoy touring the imposing City Palace, a vision in soft yellow stone on the north east promontory with breathtaking views of the lake. We then take you to visit Jagdish Temple and Sahelion ki bari. This evening we have included a private boat journey on the lake to take in the romantic sunset.

Lake Pichola sunset

Day 5: Udaipur - Agra

Morning you return to Delhi by flight. Arrival and we will transfer you to Agra. On arrival enjoy time to see the Agra fort which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind it’s fortified walls. During its history it has been a palace, a fort and a prison!

Local transport

Day 6: Agra - Khajuraho

This morning you head out for a romantic guided tour of the magnificent Taj Mahal, you will have plenty enjoy free time to see the romantic sunrise. After we transfer you to the train station for 1st Class AC chair car train to Jhansi. Arrival and we will transfer you to Khajuraho stopping en route for a brief visit to the historic town of Orchaa. Arrival into Khajuraho enjoy time to relax at your hotel and enjoy the views of the famous temples.

Chaturbhui Temple

Day 7: Khajuraho - Varanasi

In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Chandela Dynasty temples built between 950-1050 AD. Immortalised in stone, the carved temples depict Indian life a millennium ago, including erotic scenes from the Kama Sutra. Later transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. This evening you will head to the river with your guide to see the ritual evening worship ceremony.

Maharaja Palace

Day 8: Varanasi

This morning enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats (riverside steps). Later, we embark on a tour of the city and it's key highlights. This evening at your leisure.

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 9: Varanasi - Kolkata

This morning enjoy a visit to the famous Buddhist holy sight of Sarnath which is where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to the five holy men; preaching the middleway to final 'NIRVANA' before your flight to Kolkata.(9W 2461 1430/1550 hrs) Arrival and transfer to your hotel. This is a great city well worth going for a wander this evening at your own leisure.

Varanasi Ghats

Day 10: Kolkata - Kalimpong

Enjoy a brief sightseeing tour of the city before your 13:55 flight to Bagdogra in North eastern India. On arrival this you will be met to commence the 3 hour drive to Kalimpong. Kalimpong, a remote hill station, once part of Sikkim and one-time meeting point on the trade route to Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal, sits amid beautiful mountain scenery. Sit back and take in the spectacular surroundings.

Bathers in the morning

Day 11: Kalimpong - Darjeeling

This morning enjoy some free time to explore the area go for a walk or visit one or two of the Buddhist Monasteries nearby. When ready we enjoy a lovely scenic drive to Darjeeling with a back drop of mountains and picturesque tea gardens especially the one at Peshok that your driver will stop for you to visit. Arrive Darjeeling and check into your hotel.

The toy train

Day 12: Darjeeling

We enjoy a drive to Tiger Hill to catch sunrise over the snowy peaks of Kanchenjunga - the world’s third highest mountain. Continuing, you catch the Toy train to visit the Ghoom Gompa (monastery) This afternoon your guide will take you to visit the Happy Valley tea estate this will followed by a couple of scenic hike in the region to see the pretty views.

Darjeeling tea plantation

Day 13: Darjeeling - Delhi

After a relaxing breakfast we transfer you back to Bagdogra Airport for the 14:15 pm flight to Delhi. Arrival and transfer to your down town hotel included. Enjoy the evening for some final shopping. (Royal premier room)

Delhi fruit stall

Day 14: Delhi

We say farewell with a transfer to the airport in time for your BA flight home.

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