INDIA WILDLIFE TOUR
Arrive Calcutta and transfer to hotel in city.
CALCUTTA : Flower seller beside the misty, ethereal
Hooghly River; the majestic sweep of the Maidan; the arrogant
bulk of the Victoria Memorial; the superb collection of archaeological
Memorial; the superb collection of archaeological treasures
exhibited in the Indian Museum. They're all part of this amazing
Day 02 Sightseeing
of Calcutta, visiting: BOTANICAL GARDENS - VICTORIAL
MEMORIAL - ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL - OCHTERLONY MONUMENT - EDEN
GARDENS - BELUR MATH .
Day 03 Fly Calcutta Guwahati. Overnight
GUWAHATI : Capital of the state, Guwahati is on the banks
of the Brahmaputra river. It has many ancient Hindu temples but its main importance is as a gateway
to the north-east and the wildlife reserves.
Drive Guwahati Kaziranga. Overnight in
KAZIRANGA : North-east of Gawahati, on the banks of
the Brahmaputra river, is the Kaziranga wildlife reserve,
famous for the last major home of Rhinoceros
unicornis. The park also has wild Gaur (buffalo), deer,
elephants, tigers, bears and many water bird species
including Pelicans, which breed here. One of the standard
ways of observing the wildlife is from the elephant-back.
Day 05 In Kaziranga
Day 06 In Kaziranga
Fly Kaziranga - Guwahati and Guhawati
- Calcutta - Darjeeling.
DARJEELING : Straddling a ridge at 2134 m and surrounded
by tea plantations on all sides, Darjeeling has been
a very popular hill station since the British. Here you will
find yourself surrounded by mountain people from all
over the eastern Himalaya who have come
to work, to trade or - in the case of
the Tibetans as refugees.
Drive Darjeeling Gangtok. Overnight in hotel.
Sightseeing of Darjeeling,
TIGER HILL : The highest spot in the area at
2590 m, Tiger Hill is near Ghoom, about 11 km
from Darjeeling. The hill is famous for
its magnificent dawn views over Kanchenjunga
and other eastern Himalayan peaks.
On a clear day even Mt. Everest is visible.
GHOOM BUDDHIST MONASTERY : This is probably
the most famous monastery in Darjeeling.
It enshrines an image of the Maitreya Buddha
(the coming Buddha). Foreigners are allowed to enter
the shrine and take photograph.
HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERING INSTITUTE & MUSEUMS.
GANGTOK : (1500
m) meaning "Hilltop", is the capital of Sikkim and
has a population of around 30,000.
Day 10 Sightseeing
of Gangtok, visiting : HANDICRAFT CENTRE -
ENCHEY MONASTERY - DO-DRUL CHORTEN - RESERCH
INSTITUTE OF TIBETOLOGY .
TASHI VIEW POINT : Situated along the north Sikkim highway,
from this point you get a breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga
and Mount Siniolchu - the most graceful peak
in the world. Youll find it hard to believe that this is
for real - and not a painting youre looking at.
Day 11 Drive
Gangtok Bagdogra to catch flight to Delhi and onwards flight