Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed on a city tour of this city of astonishing history. We visit
Old Delhi and The important places in Old Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, a rickshaw ride through busy and historical Chandni Chowk is some experience; visit the Jama Masjid (the mosque). We continue with the tour and visit Raj Ghat (The place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated) and Shanti Vana. We make our way towards New Delhi and drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidents Palace and one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys) visit The India Gate: a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers, Qutab Minar, built by Qutub ud - din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty and Humayuns Tomb, The Laxminarayan Temple, built by the Birlas (Leading industrial house in India) We return to hotel to relax and spend the night.
Morning transfer to the airport in time to board the flight for Guwahati. On arrival, met by our local representative and straight drive for Kaiziranga National Park Kaziranga National Park is situated on banks of the Brahmaputra river in Central Assam. It was declared as one of the Worlds Heritage Sites in 1985. Besides beautiful nature, Kaziranga has rich fauna. It is a home to Rhinos, wild elephants, buffalos, and hundreds of bird species. Overnight stay at resort.
Day 06: Kaziranga - Guwahati - Bagdogra - Kalimpong
Morning drive for Guwahati airport to board the flight for Bagdogra. On arrival in Bagdogra, drive for Kalimpong, The name, Kalimpong, has three different origins. One, it means the place where the local tribesmen gathered to organize field sports, second, it takes its name from the Bhutanese kings ministers stronghold and thirdly, it is named after Kaulim, a fibrous plant found in abundance in this region. The town is 1250 m above sea level and offers excellent views of the Mt Kanchenjunga and the other Himalayan peaks. The popular view points are Durpin Dara and Deoro Hill. Kalimpong has several monasteries and also a Kali temple. The Tibetan Monastery and curio center and Dr Graham's home are important tour stops. Overnight at hotel.
Morning free to explore the scenic beauty of the surroundings. Afternoon half day sightseeing tour of Kalimpong visiting Durpin Dara, Tharpa choling Monastery, Zong Dog Palri Fo-brang Monastery, Nursery and Market which are few worth visiting places. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early Morning River rafting on River Teesta and then drive to Gangtok and on arrival check-in at your hotel. Nestling in the lush greenery of the Himalayas is Gangtok (5,800 ft), the small capital city of Sikkim, where Buddhist prayer flags flutter in the mountain breeze, exotic orchids and chirruping birds run riot in a colourful melee. Visit Gangtok for a peek at the profusion of blooming rhododendrons in the deepest of reds and savour the serene cool beauty of the snow clad peaks in an ambience enhanced by the cheerful bustle of a warm, hospitable, pleasant and hard - working people. There are several interesting places around Gangtok, such as Ganesh Tok (7 km), Hanuman Tok (11 km) and Tashi View Point (8 km) from where you get the most amazing views of the Kanchenjunga Mt. Siniolchu and other snow-clad peak (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)
Day 09: Gangtok - Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary - Gangtok
Morning proceed for excursion to Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary another addition to the list of sanctuaries in Sikkim. Known as the second smallest state of India, Sikkim is just the perfect destination where one can enjoy the diverse range of vegetation in such a small region. Situated at a distance of 20 kms from Gangtok, Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary is a nice place to observe the wild animals engaged in their daily activities. Sprawled in an area of 51.76 sq km, the Sanctuary is occupied by dense forests of oak, katus, kimbu, champ, bamboo and ferns. Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary also embraces plenty of wild orchids, and rhododendrons. The abundantly forested area is regarded as the abode of different species of wild animals like Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, Civet cat Binturong or Bear-Cat (Arctictis binturong) etc.
Day 10: Gangtok - Kyongnosia Alpine Sanctuary - Gangtok
Morning proceed for excursion to Kyongnosia Alpine Sanctuary, spread over an area of 31 sq. km the sanctuary forms a natural border with Bhutan and Tibet in North-East. The Sanctuary can be reached from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim by a one and half hour journey towards Nathula and Tsongo Lake. Situated at elevation between 10,000ft to 13000ft the sanctuary abounds in alpine flowers like Primulas, Poppies, Magnolias and Rhododendron. The sanctuary is home to several endemic floral species of Himalayas particularly medicinal plants and orchids. Some huge and majestic silver firs spread over the area towering above the dense rhododendron forests and fields of tiny flowering plants. There are also dense bushes of bamboos at the lower altitudes, which forms an ideal habitat for animals like the Red Panda.
Morning drive for Bagdogra enroute visiting countryside and on arrival drop at the airport in time to board the flight for Kolkatta. On arrival in Kolkatta, met by our representative and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel. Kolkatta: the Capital of West Bengal, Calcutta, lies on the Hooghly distributaries of the Ganges. Its close proximity to river and sea, and hence its connection to the outside world and historical trade routes, has meant that it has developed as a major commercial centre.
Transfer to Basanti Port for cruising to Sundarbans. Some believe that the name Sunderbans is derived from 'Sundri': a plant found in the local mangroves: and 'bans' meaning forest. Others believe the name means 'beautiful forest' ('sunder' - beautiful, and 'bans' - forest). The Sunderbans, extending over an area of 1,000,000 hectares, is the world's largest delta, formed by the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghana rivers. The region has extensive mangrove forests and the contours are in a constant state of flux, caused by the monsoon flooding each year. Roughly a third of the delta is water, consisting of rivers, channels and tidal creeks up to 5 kilometers wide. The Sunderbans falls both within the India and Bangladesh, the latter having the larger share of the delta. On the Indian side there is a national park overlooking the Bay of Bengal. Overnight motorized launch.