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The Rickshaw Travel Group ("Rickshaw Travels") was founded in May 1988. From our humble beginnings as a small travel agency, we have grown and expanded into several countries and today have 28 years of experience in the travel business, both corporate and leisure... read more .

EAST INDIA TOUR
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From USD   730* | from £ 0 532.9*

per person sharing

Day 1: Arrival Bagdogra - Darjeeling
On arrival at badogra airport, meet & assist and transfer Darjeeling.On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 2: Darjeeling
Early morning visit Tiger Hill and back. Breakfast at the hotel and go to enjoy toy train ride upto Ghoom then visit Ghoom Monastery & back by Innova(Subject to operation of this train & availability of the seats). In the afternoon proceed for city tour visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute/Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park(Both Closed on Thursday) & Tibetan Self- Helf Centre Or Refugee Centre(Closed on Sunday).Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 3: Darjeeling / Pelling
After breakfast drive to pelling. In the afternoon visit Pemayangtse Monastery & Rabdantse Ruins. Overnight in Pelling.

Day 4: Pelling - Gangtok
After Breakfast drive to Gangtok via Rumtek Monastery, Tibetology & Do Drul Chorten.Late Afternoon (if time permit other-wise can visit on Day-05) visit Enchey Monastery & Directorate Of Handloom And Handicrafts (Closed on Saturday & Sunday).Overnight in Gangtok.
   
Day 5: Gangtok
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Tsomgo Lake & back.  Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 6: Gangtok –Kalimpong
After  breakast check out from the hotel and drive to Kalimpong. In the afternoon proceed for city tour of Kalimpong vsit Deolo Hills,Mangal Dham, Flower Nurseries. Overnight in Kalimpong.

Day 7: Kalimpong - Bagdogra Departure
After  breakast check out from the hotel and drive to Bagdogra airport to board flight for onwards destination.

Includes:

  • Accommodation in well-appointed room.
  • Daily buffet breakfast at hotel coffee shop.
  • Transfers and tours with surface transportation using air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrances to Monuments
  • Toy train ticket – Darjeelng - Ghoom
  • Local English speaking guide for sightseeing.
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes:

  • Any Air fare/ Rail fare 
  • Travel insurance
  • Any camera fees.
  • Any expenses of personal nature like tip, laundry, table drinks, Phone etc.
  • Any other expense not mentioned in includes

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Tiger Hill in Darjeeling cannot be guaranteed at the time of sunrise as there is a limitation on the total number of vehicles permitted to visit every day, in case the visit cannot be done early in the morning, the point will be visited anytime during the day.
  • Visit to Ghoom Monastery cannot be done while returning from Tiger Hill due to new traffic regulations, this visit can be done during the day tour.
  • Tibetan Refugee Centre in Darjeeling and Cottage Industry in Gangtok have only opened the emporiums for visitors at the moment and visit to the workshops is restricted.
  • Tickets for Toy Train can be purchased 120 days prior to date of travel as per railway guidelines, we would require full name, age and gender of all pax to procure the same.
  • Sikkim is plastic free as such plastic water bottles are not available/allowed in Sikkim. Guests are advised to carry steel/glass reusable bottles and they can fill RO/filtered water from the hotels.
  • Sikkim being an inner line state has restricted areas for foreigners – Baba Mandir is not permitted to visit by foreign nationals. Foreigners can visit Tsomgo (Changu) lake provided 02 foreigners travel together with guide. For these visits additional Protected Area Permit in addition to the Sikkim Inner Liner Permit is required.
  • Currently there is no extra certificate/RT PCR required to visit Bengal and Sikkim, however the guests are advised to be fully vaccinated and WHO approved vaccinated certificates.
  • However Please note: Time to time Government may change or modify the regulation & will be apply accordingly. We request you to kindly cross check this at the time of booking/operation also. Also note that due to Covid Pandemic some time authority will change the regulation at the last minute also.
  • Some Monasteries in remote areas are open to visit, but the visit is possible provided the caretaker is available as many times the caretakers move to other monasteries for prayers.
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