Explore the capital of the British Raj.
Ride the Darjeeling Toy Train.
Enjoy the views from Rumtek Buddhist Monastery.
The scenic town of Pelling.
A relaxing stay in an operational tea estate.
What our specialists say...
This itinerary takes in the highlights of Darjeeling and Sikkim. It offers travellers great scenery, plenty of history and a blend of cultures that make this region both fascinating and surprising - a very different experience from the bustling sights of Rajasthan and some more famous areas of India. Ride the toy train in Darjeeling, visit a Buddhist monastery and relax in a tea estate.
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Calcutta.
Day 2 Calcutta
Day 3 Calcutta
Explore Calcutta’s hidden gems on a walking tour. Our guides take care to tailor the tour to your wishes - this is a great opportunity to see some of the more unusual sights that the city has to offer, and a superb way of getting off the beaten track in this vibrant city.
Day 4 Kalimpong
Fly from Calcutta to Bagdogra and travel by road to Kalimpong. Being in the hills of the Himalayas, you will find yourself surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. This evening you might like to enjoy drinks in the hotel's garden, overlooking the flickering lights of the villages below.
Day 5 Kalimpong
Day 6 Gangtok
Travel from Kalimpong to Gangtok winding your way through the hilly roads. Your driver and accompanying guide are on hand to suggest places to stop and visit along the way. Check into your Gangtok hotel this evening, in the capital of Sikkim.
Day 7 Gangtok
Visit the Rumtek Monastery and the Research Institute of Tibetology. There are also more monasteries along the drive if you have a particular interest. This evening would be a good opportunity to explore Gangtok's night market and pedestrianised high street.
Day 8 Pelling
Day 9 Darjeeling
Pelling , Darjeeling
Drive to Darjeeling to explore the former colonial hill station and ride the Toy Train. One of the only Indian steam trains in operation, it travels up to Ghoom, the town above Darjeeling. This evening you might like to visit one of the local markets selling a variety of textiles.
Day 10 Darjeeling
Day 11 Darjeeling
Day 12 Delhi
Day 13 International return flight
Delhi , International return flight
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