Exotic East India Tour: Day 01. Flight to India (Delhi)
Around Midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. You are met by a Virtual Tours representative and transferred to your Hotel.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 02. Delhi – Bhuneshwar Tour (by air)
Late morning flight to Bhubaneshwar. Bhubaneshwar (The Lord of the universe) is now the modern capital city of the Indian State Orissa. Bhubaheshwar had once 7000 temples which were built between 8th and 13th centuries. In the afternoon we visit some of the finest examples of the classical temple architecture including Lingraj, Rajrani and Mukteshhwar temples.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 03. Bhuneshwar – Konark – Puri Tour (about 70 km)
Today we drive through the tropical coastal area to the famous Temples of Konarak. Konarak was once the centre of Buddhism in India is today famous for the Hindu temples. The world famous Surya Temple which was dedicated to God Surya (sun) was build in the 13th century. Surya temple of Konarak represents the complete development of orissan style and architecture which is only one time example in India being the most beautiful without any counterpiece. In the afternoon we drive to Puri.Puri is considered the most sacred city in Orissa. Rest of the day at leisure.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 04. Puri Tour
Puri is one of the four most important pilgrimage centres for Hindus.The temple of Jagannath (God Vishnu), who is considered the preserver of the world in Hinduism, attracts thousands on feast every day, particularly at the time of ‘Rath Yatra’ (the car festival). The Jagannath temple is also referred as the white Pagoda and it accommodates 5000 priests in its premises. It’s an experience to observe the activities of the pilgrims visiting this unique temple. In the afternoon we drive to Puri where we have a break and relax.The beaches of Puri are considered among the best in India.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 05. Puri – Bhuneshwar (about 70 km) – Kolkata (by air)
In the early morning drive from Puri to Bhubaneshwar. We fly from Bhubaneshwar to Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). Transfer to the hotel in kolkata. The rest of the day at leisure.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 06. Kolkata Sightseeing
Kolkata is India’s largest city and one of the biggest city in south Asia. This city was one of the earliest colonial city of British in India. Today we explore this vibrant and lively city during the whole day tour. We visit the Victoria Memorial and magnificent buildings in the area of Chowringhee and Dalhousie Square. We also visit the Jain-Temple and the Fort Williams. In the area Joransanko we have the opportunity to visit the family house of the famous Indian writer Rabindrnath Tagore.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 07. Kolkata – Bagdogra (by air) – Darjeeling (about 100 km)
Late morning flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra. After the arrival in Bagdogra we proceed north of the state through the coniferous forests and terraced tea gardens and arrive in Darjeeling (Darjiling). Darjeeling (place of the thunderbolt) have spectacular scenery. Due to its altitude of 2134m and soothing temperature in Summer Darjeeling has become a famous hill resort in India.By clear weather we can enjoy the impressive/ unforgettable views of Himalayas.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 08. Darjeeling Excursion: Tiger Hill Tour
Very early in the morning we drive to Tiger Hill (around 11 km.,1 hour) to enjoy the sunrise at the Tiger hill. Tiger hill (2590 m.) is the highest point in this area. There is a breathtaking view of the sunrise on Kangchendzonga.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 09. Darjeeling – Pemayangtse Tour (about 80 km)
Today we leave the state West Bengal and enter into Sikkim. Sikkim is the 2nd smallest state in India. Sikkim, in the East Himalayas is sandwiched between Nepal. Sikkim has so rich of flora, fauna and a diverse ethnic and cultural population as no other state in India. We drive through the forests and tea gardens and proceed to our today’s destination.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 10. Pemayangtse – Gangtok Tour (about 120 km)
The capital of Sikkim ‘Gangtok’ lies on a ridge overlooking the Ranipool river. Gangtok (“High Hill”) lies at an altitude of 1760 m. Gangtok is surrounded by the mountains, especially from Kangchendzonga range. We visit Tsuk-la-Khang, the royal chapel which is standing on a high bridge. This is the major place of worship and has a large and impressive collection of scriptures.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 11. Gangtok Excursion: Enchey monastery
Today we drive to the monastery of Enchey. This monastery is believed to be 200 years old. The monks of this monastery belong to the Mahayana Buddhism. After the visit of Enchey monastery we proceed to Martham Village-Resort, where we have afternoon at leisure.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 12. Gangtok Excursion: Rumtek monastery Visit
Today we visit the unique Research Institute of Tibetology on a hilltop which was established in 1958 to promote research on Tibet and Mahayana Buddhism. Here we will see the biggest collection of tibetan scripts and an excellent collection of rare Tankhas, bronze and cult objects. We also visit orchid Sanctuary which is laying south of the institute. This Sanctuary contains over 450 indigenous species. Sikkim is considered paradise for orchid lovers. The main attraction of our excursion remains today the monastery of Rumtek. Rumtek monastery was built as a true copy of a tibetan monastery in recent years.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 13. Gangtok – Kalimpong Tour (about 70 km)
We drive today through the south of Sikkim from Gangtok to Kalimpong. Kalimpong, a remote hill station has been a meeting point of the once “three closed lands” on the trade route to Tibet. The beautiful mountain scenery and the abundance of flowers have made Kalimpong an attractive resort. The lifestyle of the local people reflect the social and religious influences of its neighbouring nations, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 14. Kalimpong – Bagdogra (about 80 km) – Delhi (by air)
We drive through the Tista Valley back to Bagdogra.In the afternoon flight from Bagdogra to Delhi. The rest of the day at leisure.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 15. Delhi Sightseeing
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes also the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of old Delhi. Today We also visit the famous “Humayun,s Tomb” Humayun,s Tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Before we proceed to the Hotel we drive through the embassy area in New Delhi where we visit the India Gate.
Exotic East India Tour: Day 16. Flight to Home
Around Midnight flight to Onward Destination or Home Destination.