Gateway to The Himalaya



: 08 Nights / 09 Days
: Delhi, Bagdogra, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Darjeeing, Delhi
: Delhi
: Delhi

On this Connoisseurs journey, discover eastern India from closer than you ever imagined. Wander the halls of the world's most significant Buddhist monasteries throughout Sikkim and gaze at the incredible Himalaya countryside as you ride Darjeeling's Toy Train. Meet monks and locals, providing remarkable insights into this spiritual, culturally diverse region.


  • Valley of flowers
  • Buddhist Monasteries
  • Ride on Toy Train
  • Meet Monks




Day 01 - Arrive / Delhi

Arrive at New Delhi airport in the morning & meet our representative, will assist you till hotel and discuss tour briefly.

Afternoon at leisure

Day 02 - Delhi /Bagdogra/ Kalimpong

Fly to Bagdogra, the gateway to the Eastern Himalaya, and ascend through the foothills to Kalimpong, known as the “flower city” for its wild and cultivated orchids, poppies, camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons. The remainder of the day is at leisure to settle in to your hotel and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Day 03 - Kalimpong/Gangtok

After breakfast, set out to see the city’s highlights, including the Zang-Dhok Palri Phodang Monastery and its debating hall. Also visit the flower nursery and the local market. This afternoon depart for Gangtok

Day 04 - Gangtok

This morning, explore the Do-drul Chorten, the Flower Complex, Enchey Monastery and the lively market. After lunch, travel just outside the city to Rumtek, the largest monastery in Sikkim and the seat of His Holiness, Stop at the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology on the way back to Gangtok. Tonight, enjoy a private dinner of regional specialties and an exclusive performance of traditional folk dances such as Bhutia, Lepcha and Yak forms.

Day 05 - Gangtok/Darjeeling

Travel by four-wheel-drive vehicle to Darjeeling. At an elevation of 7,000 feet, Darjeeling was once the cooling summer escape for the British Raj in Bengal, and remains a popular resort town to this day. The town is a picturesque mosaic of English cottages, tea gardens, rice fields and dense forests. Darjeeling clings to a crescent-shaped slope and overlooks awe-inspiring views of the valley below and the snow-capped Himalaya rising overhead.

Day 06 - Darjeeling

Rise early this morning and travel to Tiger Hill to see the sun rise over Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. On a clear day, sightings of Mount Everest, Lotshe and Makalu are possible. Visit Ghoom Monastery, home to the Gelukpa (yellow hat) Buddhist sect. This afternoon, ride the famous Toy Train and visit the world’s second-highest railway station, part of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass green valleys and whispering pine forests in the shadow of snow-clad Kanchenjunga.

Day 07 - Darjeeling

This morning, visit the the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the city’s small but bustling market during a tour of Darjeeling. After lunch, take part in a thangka painting workshop at a Tibetan refugee self-help center. Later, explore a lovely tea estate and gardens to learn about Darjeeling tea, the mainstay of the local economy that is responsible for employing 50 percent of the district’s people. Join fellow travellers for a farewell dinner tonight.

Day 08 - Darjeeling/Bagdogra/Delhi

Morning drive to Bagdogra to board Delhi flight, meeting & assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel

Evening at leisure

Day 09 - Delhi / Home Country

Embark on a half day of exploration of Old & New Delhi. Highlights include the Jama Masjid, the most important mosque in India; Chandni Chowk bazaar will show you more colours on your rickshaw ride. Visit Qutub Minar, the highest tower in India, and Humayun’s Tomb, an early example of Mughal architecture.
In time transfer to International airport to board onward flight to home country with best memories from Beautiful Himalaya with Fairy Tales.




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Prices include the following: -

  • 08 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • Assistance on arrival / departure of Fairy Tale India Representative
  • All transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa, sightseeing, excursions in air-conditioned car
  • Local English speaking guide at each destination
  • Monument entrance fees  
  • Domestic flight – Day02 – Delhi / Bagdogra, Day08 – Bagdogra / Delhi
  • All applicable taxes

* Luxury Guests will have Luxury Toyota Inova car / Cola & beer in the car throughout the tour

Does Not include: -

  • International flight
  • Fees for video cameras during the sightseeing
  • Personal expenses / Gratuities
  • Everything that was not mentioned as "included services"


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