North East India lie deep in the lap of eastern-most Himalayan hills in the north-eastern part of India. This is an area of amazing plains & hills with fascinating flora & greenery, numerous lofty mountains, thick woods, charming waterfalls and many more. This least explored region of India also known as the 'Seven Sisters' of states namely, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. The North East India is home to varied number of tribal groups and demographics living in it. No matter what, but the natural beauty of this region is simply incredible. Most of people know that alluring land of Northeast India is one of the most treasured Eco-friendly sites all over the globe. The picturesque beauty of Sela Pass, Nuranang Falls and Yumthang Valley is awe-inspiring. Most of the areas of Northeast India are boundless & unsought for the common visitors. Explore the beauty of different states with North East India holiday packages from the wettest place in the planet in Meghalaya and the mighty seven sisters waterfalls, the tea gardens of Assam, from the World Heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railways to the Kaziranga National Park and from the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland to the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. The North East India tour packages are designed as per your desire and requirement that will sure memorable for lifetime.
Day 1Arrive Darjeeling
Begin your Tour. Arrive into Bagdogra Airport/New Jalpaiguri Station. Welcome to Vardhman's "Eastern India Tour"! On arrival in Bagdogra, you will be met and transferred to Siliguri by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Relax for a remaining part of the day. Nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky, Darjeeling fondly called "Queen of the Hills", provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature. Overnight: Hotel
Full Day sight seeing of Darjeeling. Visit Tiger Hills, Batasia Loop, Lloyds Botanical Garden, Dhirdham Temple, The Shrubbery etc.
Tiger Hill: It is situated at an altitude of 2590 metres (8482 ft.) and 13 kms from the town, this spot has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise over "Kanchenjunga" and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains. Even Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, is visible from here. Batasia Loop: About 5 kms from Darjeeling, this Railway Loop is a marvellous feat of engineering. It is fascinating to watch the toy train wind its way round the loop. The War Memorial constructed in the memory of brave sons of Darjeeling who died in different action since 1947, is worth a visit. A glorious view of snowy peak and town can be seen from this place. Lloyds Botanical Garden: A colourful garden situated just below the Market Motor Stand. It contains a representative collection of Himalayan plants, flowers, orchids etc. The green houses are well worth a visit. Dhirdham Temple: Built in the style of Katmandu's Pashupatinath temple adds to the varied religious architectural styles of Darjeeling. It is near the railway station. The Shrubbery: This beautiful garden is situated on the Jawahar Parbat behind Raj Bhawan. A magnificent view of Kanchenjunga Range and Singla Valley can be enjoyed from here.Later in the evening return to the hotel for breakfast. Overnight: Hotel
This morning after breakfast ransfer to Kalimpong. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and relax for a bit.Later in the afternoon is at leisure to viist the local monasteries and the flower nurseries. Overnight: Hotel
Drive to Pemayangtse in the Western part of Sikkim. Pemayantse was special because it was one meant only for ‘ta-sang’ lamas (pure monks). Believed to have been conceptualized and designed by the pioneer of Buddhism in Sikkim, Lhatsun Chhembo, Pemayangste soon became the nuclei of monasteries in Sikkim. To date, it is referred to as the "premier monastery" of the State. Enroute visit the famous Tukvar Tea Gardens along the riverside of Rangeet.
Upon arrival, check into hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day. Overnight: Hotel
On the day 6 of your tour drive to Gangtok, the Capital town of Sikkim via Rabongla and the famous tea gardens of Sikkim. Rabongla: Its almost seven thousand feet elevation affects some chilliness in the morning air, and the soggy fog and playful mist, a common morning phenomena from late spring till early autumn, seems to harmoniously blend with the terrain of this Himalayan idyll as if Mother Nature herself had procreated such an arrangement. Temi Tea Estate: Temi Tea Garden is the only tea estate existing in the state of Sikkim, India. The Temi Tea Garden Estate produces one of the top quality teas in the international tea market. The Temi Tea Garden Sikkim is spread out on a gentle hill slope, emerging from the Tendong Hill and presents a spectacular view for the surrounding villages.
If you are inclined to know about the process of tea making, then visit to the tea processing factory could be very fruitful for you.
Upon arrival check, into your hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight: Hotel
This morning after breakfast, visit Phodong Monastery in the North Sikkim highway and enroute also visit the Labrang Monastery. Phodong Monastery: One of the six most important monasteries of Sikkim, Phodong dates back to the early 18th century. However, the monastery that we see today is not the original one and was rebuilt. Presently, it boasts of being one of the most beautiful monasteries in the state and serves as the residence of approximately 260 monks.The monastery also has a rich collection of some ancient murals. The annual festival at Phodang Gompa of India takes place on the 28th and 29th day of the tenth month of the Tibetan Calendar (usually December). The celebrations of the festival include the performance of religious dances by the monks. Labrang Monastery: Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelukpa (Yellow Hat) Sect. The monastery was founded in 1709 (the forty-eighth year of the reign of Qing Emperor Kangxi) by the monk E'Ang Zonghe, the first generation living Buddha, or Jiemuyang. It is Tibetan Buddhism's most important monastery town outside Tibet itself. Return to your hotel in the evening. Overnight: Hotel
This morning after breakfast transfer to Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri Station to catch the return flight or train you your onward destination with sweet and unforgettable memories of your "Eastern India Tour" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.