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DAY 01: Kolkata (Calcutta)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMeet & Greet on arrival and transfer to Hotel. Depending on the arrival time, half day sightseeing, visit to Birla Planetarium - India is one of the largest museums in Asia. It came into existence in the year 1962 and the credit for establishing this wonderful center of science, communication & environment goes to Birla Education Trust. It is situated at the Eastern metropolitan bypass of Calcutta, Victoria memorial hall - is a fabulous museum that was established in the year 1921. The credit for designing and drawing the plan for this monument goes to Sir William Emerson, President of the British Institute of Architects. Victoria Memorial of Kolkata, India is a fantastic place that will take you into the world of past history, where you can view the photos and effigies of prominent personalities, who made an incredible contribution in the glory of India, Eden Gardens - is basically a cricket stadium, where people have witnessed the history of Indian cricket. It is the oldest cricket playground in the country and also the finest one. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 02: Kolkata (Calcutta) /New Jalpaiguri (By Train)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and sightseeing until evening. Visit to Marble palace - houses the marvelous objects of art, sculptures, pictures & oil paintings. Its major highlight includes the Reuben's masterpieces. You can also find the original paintings of Rembrandt, Reynolds and Van Goyen etc, Writers Building - began as early as in 1690. It got its name owing to the fact that it served as the dwelling place for the junior writers of the East India Company. The original Writers Building of Kolkata, India did not have any architectural beauty. It was on the same site that another Writers' Building was created later on, Howrah Bridge - located over the Hoogli River in West Bengal, India, is said to be the busiest bridge of the world. It got its name owing to the fact that it connects the city of Howrah to Calcutta. Evening free time for shopping and Dinner. Later on transfer to Railway Station to board your train to New Jalpaiguri. Overnight in Train.

DAY 03: New Jalpaiguri / Darjeeling (100 Kms / 3 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning on arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and transfer to Darjeeling - the 'Queen of Hills', is arguably the most popular tourist destination in northeast India. Situated at an altitude of 2134m, Darjeeling, with its exquisite scenic beauty, attracts travelers of varied interest. On arrival at Darjeeling, check in to a Hotel / Resort. Freshen up and half day sightseeing, visit to Zoological Park - This zoo houses a wide collection of high-altitude birds and animals, India's only collection of Siberian tigers and some rare species such as the red panda. The Darjeeling zoo is famous for its success in the snow leopard breeding program, Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) & Museum - It has a mountaineering museum containing mountaineering gears and the specimens of Himalayan flora & fauna. The Everest Museum at Darjeeling HMI exhibits the history of attempts on the great peak. The museum also exhibits equipments used by Tenzing Norgay (who lived in Darjeeling) and Edmund Hillary on their way to Mt. Everest and a letter written by George Mallory, the British climber who was lost while climbing Mt. Everest and whose body was found just a few years back, Ghoom Monastery - The most famous monastery around Darjeeling, also known as Yogachoeling Gompa, enshrines an image of Maitrey Buddha (the coming Buddha), it is about 10 km from Darjeeling town. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 04: Darjeeling

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, transfer to Railway Station and hop in to the Toy Train - visit to Darjeeling is incomplete without a ride in the toy-train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR). The miniature train of Darjeeling, given heritage status by UNESCO, covers the distance of 88 km between New Jalpaiguri station and Darjeeling. (Ride on Toy Train, will be subject to availability of the ticket). Later on after the Toy Train Ride, proceed to Tiger Hill - Standing at a height of 2590m, Tiger Hill is 11 km from Darjeeling. The place is famous for its magnificent view of Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest and other eastern Himalayan peaks. Return back to the hotel and rest of the day free to relax or go around Darjeeling City. Overnight.

DAY 05: Darjeeling / Pemayangste (75 Kms / 3 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Pemayangste - is situated in Pelling, West Sikkim. It is perched at a height of 2085 mts and is the second oldest and perhaps the most important monastery in Sikkim. On arrival, check in to a hotel and freshen up. Later on visit to Pemayangste Monastery - It is one of the oldest monasteries of the State. It was originally established by Lhatsun Chempo, one of the revered Lamas to have performed the consecration ceremony of the first Chogyal (Monarch) of Sikkim. The Monastery, located on a hill top at an altitude of 6300 ft. commands a magnificent panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, the surrounding hills and the countryside. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 06: Pemayangste / Gangtok (112 Kms / 4 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Gangtok - the capital city of Sikkim is located on a ridge at a height of 5500 meters. With a spectacular view of the Khangchendzonga, the town provides the perfect base for travel through the state. Once an important transit point for traders traveling between Tibet and India, it is today a busy administrative and business centre and presents an interesting mix of cultures and communities. On arrival at Gangtok, check in to the hotel and freshen up. Lunch, later on half day sightseeing, visit to Enchey Gompa - Set amidst a forested patch, the Enchey Gompa comes alive with religious festivals and dances in the month of August and January. Needless to say, this is the best time to visit the monastery. Otherwise too, this Chinese Pagoda styled edifice, built in 1901 during the reign of Sidkeong Tulku, Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology - is built in the typical Tibetan style of architecture; roosted on a hilltop, it is an absolute must see. Situated amongst woods of magnolia and oak, the institute promotes research on the largest collections of books and manuscripts on Mahayana Buddhism in the world, Changu Lake - Cradled by pristine alpine forests, the Changu Lake is bordered with primula, poppies and other wildflowers and grasses, and a little temple of Shiva (Destroyer of the Universe according to Hindu mythology) dots one side of the placid water body. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 07: Gangtok

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, full day sightseeing visit to Bi Cable  Ropeway - Birds eye view of Gangtok take a ride on the bi-cable Zig-back ropeway. The one kilometer ride from Deorali to Tashiling Secretariat. On clear weather the ride offers a great view of the Khangchendzonga range apart from an overview of Gangtok town and the valley below, Ganesh Tok - situated on a ridge at a distance of 7 kms from Gangtok. From this Spot one can get a view of sprawling Gangtok town, while across the hills Mt. Khang-chen-Dzonga and Mt. Siniolchu loom over the horizon, Hanuman Tok - a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, is situated at an altitude of 7200 feet at a distance of about nine kilometers uphill from Gangtok on a blissfully calm and quiet hilltop. The location is completely free from the pollution of city life. Return back to the hotel and freshen up. Later on in the evening visit to MG Marg - the main street of Gangtok town is a great place to chill out. The country’s first litter and spit free zone, no vehicular traffic is allowed into the Marg. You can sit at the Titanic Park or at the various benches stretched across the mall and take in the carnival like atmosphere, especially during the tourist season. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 08: Gangtok / Siliguri (114 Kms / 3 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Siliguri - located in the Himalayan plains, is gateway to the main hill stations in the Himalayan ranges. Gangtok, Mirik, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Kurseong are the hills stations which can be approached only through Siliguri. Hence Siliguri is a significant halting place for the tourists and pilgrims. On arrival at Siliguri, check in to a hotel. later on half day sightseeing, visit to Salugara Monastery - a sacred Buddhist destination near to Siliguri, was established by Tibet Buddhist Monks, the followers of the Tibetan religious leader Dalai Lama. The attractive feature of this monastery is the 100 feet stupa founded by the Tibetan Lama, Kalu Rinpoche. The stupa brings out five kinds of relics and is really worth to be revered, Coronation Bridge - also known as Sevoke Coronation Bridge, is built in 1930 over the renowned Teesta River at the confluence of Rangeet River and Teesta River in West Bengal to mark the Coronation of the King George V. This bridge, located close to Sevokeswari Kali Mandir in Siliguri, is a very important bridge in the north east region of India and connects Darjeeling with Jalpaiguri. Return back to the resort and rest of the day free to relax or go around Siliguri Town. Overnight.

DAY 09: Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri / Kolkata (Calcutta) (By Train)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast and check out of the hotel and sightseeing until evening. Visit to Surya Sen Park - a favorite picnic spot among the local people, is located at Mahakal Pally near to Siliguri. This is an eco-friendly place for fun, entertainment and increasing awareness about alternative energy sources. An exhibition in the park offers fundamental knowledge about the alternative energy sources, ISCKON Temple - The temple is fully constructed in modern architectural style without surrendering the ancient Indian customs of ‘Vashtuhaara’. The marble floors and the beautiful glossy walls are real eye catching views, Umrao Singh Boat Club - is located at Sukna in Siliguri. This is developed and maintained by Indian Army. This boat club offers many facilities for fun boating and enjoyment. Boats with different sizes and shapes are available for the tourists to hire. Later on dine in one of the best restaurant and transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to board your train to Kolkata. Overnight in Train.

DAY 10: Kolkata

Morning on arrival to Kolkata Railway Station, transfer to Kolkata Airport to get your connecting flight back to your destination. Tour Ends.

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