Enchanting Himalayas with Taj

15 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Agra - Darjeeling - Gangtok - Phuntsholing - Thimphu - Punakha - Paro - Delhi


Overview

A voyage with Enchanted Realm is the ideal introduction to this magical land. This region of rolling hills and towering crags certainly exudes charm. The mountains are magnificent, the forests are dense, the people are delightful, the air is pure, the architecture inspiring, the religion exciting and the art superb. All this makes it a perfect destination to be visited once in a lifetime.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.

Highlights

  • Enjoy boating at Mirik lake
  • Visit to the major tourist destinations like National Institute of Traditional Medicine, the National Memorial Chorten , the National Library in Thimphu
  • Explore the Tiger Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Zoo and Ghoom Monastery in Darjeeling
  • Enjoy the toy train ride for a coveted experience, in Darjeeling
  • Full day excursion to Tsomgo Lake, in Gangtok
  • Guided tour of Rumtek Monastery
  • Visit major attractions like the Ranka Monastery, Saramsa Garden, Ganesh Tok View Point, Enchey Monastery and Do Drul Chorten Stupa, in Gangtok.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Thimphu city covering places likeDuthop lhakhang, Handicraft Emporium and Memorial chorten.
  • Visit to the city tour of Delhi covering Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Swaminarayan Akshardham temple

Itinerary

Day 1 - Delhi

After arrival at Delhi Airport, meet our representative who'll escort you to one of our listed hotels in Delhi. Check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is to be spent at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 - Delhi - Agra - Delhi

Post breakfast, proceed to Agra. Upon reaching Agra, embark on a sightseeing tour of Agra covering places like Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb and Taj Mahal that has left tourist spellbound by its beauty. Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world was commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. After lunch proceed on a guided tour of Agra fort and the Palace of Jodha Bai. Later in the day visit the Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb. In the evening get transferred to Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3 - Delhi - Bagdogra - Darjeeling

Post breakfast, transfer to the Delhi airport to board a flight to Bagdogra. After arrival at Bagdoga airport, meet our representative who'll escort you to the car that waits you to take you to Darjeeling. The low hilly terrain of Darjeeling provides it with a serene and scenic beauty. While on the drive to Darjeeling you will visit the Teesta river flowing which adds to the beauty of the place. The place is famous for its lush green tea plantation, verdant meadows and a beautiful township. On reaching Darjeeling, get transferred to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel and take some rest. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore the place for alluring and mesmerizing beauty. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 - Darjeeling - Mirik - Darjeeling

In the morning post breakfast, head straight for a full day excursion to Mirik, a sleepy hill town in the Darjeeling district. The two and half hours drive is a wonderful scenic drive through tea gardens laid on the hill slopes. As you reach Mirik, visit the Mirik Lake the top tourist attraction of the place. Sit along the bank of the lake and relax. You may enjoy boating in the lake or take the arching footbridge, cross over the other side of the lake and explore the Dhupi forest. In the evening return to Darjeeling. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5 - Darjeeling

Next morning post breakfast, take an excursion to Tiger Hill that is famous for the panoramic views of Kangchenjunga and Mount Everest. The place is visited by several tourists to witness the spectacular Sunrise, when the first ray of sun shoots ahead and shed pink light upon the Kangchejunga. During your visit to Tiger hill you can also view the Mt. Everest that peeps through the two other peaks standing by its side. In the later part of the day you may visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Zoo that consists of two museums the Everest Museum and the Mountaineering Museum. The zoo and the two museums are run by the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. In the evening visit the Ghoom Monastery and enjoy the toy train ride for a coveted experience. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 - Darjeeling - Gangtok

After breakfast, head straight to Gangtok. The place is the center of Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning, it is a house of several religious educational institutions, Monasteries, and the center of Tibetology. Stop midway to visit the Pemayangtse Monastery. Upon arrival at Gangtok, accommodate at one of our enlisted hotels. After resting move out for a full day excursion to Tsomgo Lake. The lake is about 1 km. Long, oval in shape, 15 meters deep and is considered sacred by the local people. Also visit the small temple constructed on the lakeside. In the evening take a leisurely walk to the local market of Gangtok for shopping. Return to the hotel for dinner and night stay.

Day 7 - Gangtok - Rumtek - Gangtok

Post breakfast, embark on a full day excursion to Rumtek Monastery. It includes a beautiful shrine temple and a monastery for the monks. The Rumtek monastery embodies the vision and aspiration of the Sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to establish his seat-in-exile to help spread the teachings of the Buddha throughout the world. In the evening, drive back to Gangtok. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 - Gangtok

Next morning wake up early and after breakfast set out for an excursion to the local sightseeing covering places like the Ranka Monastery, Saramsa Garden, Ganesh Tok View Point, Enchey Monastery and Do Drul Chorten Stupa. Travel down to Tashi to capture some breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga and other snow peaks. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9 - Gangtok - Phuentsoling

Next morning post breakfast, leave for Phuentsoling. While on the drive to Phuentsholing enjoy the view of breathtaking sceneries and beautiful green jungles covering the mountains along the path and clouds hovering just above your head. As you reach Phuentsholing, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Overnight stay at the hotels.

Day 10 - Pheuntsoling - Thimphu

Next morning leave for Thimphu. It is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient culture. Drive through beautiful valleys and passes offering spectacular look to reach Thimphu. Upon arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the whole day. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore the place. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 - Thimpu

After breakfast, embark on a full day sightseeing tour of the Thimphu valley. After lunch, get a chance to visit the Institute for Zorig Chusm, the center to learn 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan, the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, the National Memorial Chorten , the National Library which houses an extensive collection of Buddhist literature in block-printed format and Trashichhodong. Spend overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 12 - Thimphu - Wangdi - Punakha

On the 12th day leave Thimphu to reach Punakha via Wangdi via Niizergang. The Wangdi is situated 70 Km to the southeast of Thimphu. While trekking towards Wangdi you would walk down through the ever-changing vegetation that is alluring at the sight. As you reach Punakha, check-in at one of our listed hotels. In the afternoon visit the Punakha Dzong and local bazaar. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 - Punakha - Paro

In the morning after breakfast leave for Paro. On the way enjoy the enchanting view of JParo valley. Stop mid way to visit the Semtokha Dzong, the oldest Dzong in Bhutan. Upon reaching Paro, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Post lunch visit, Ta-Dzong (Museum). Also visit Dungtse and Kyichu temples. Spend night at the hotel.

Day 14 - Paro

Next day early morning, drive to Pa Chu to Drukgyel Dzong. It is the ruined Fort, which once defended this valley from the Tibetan invasion. Stop midway to have a glance of how a typical Bhutanese farm house looks like. Post lunch take a leisurely walk up hill for an excursion to Taktsang Monastery view point. Night to be spent at the hotel in Paro.

Day 15 - Paro - Delhi

In the morning post breakfast, transfer to the Paro airport to board your flight to Delhi. On arrival, check-in at one of listed hotels. Afternoon free to rest and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 16 - Delhi

In the morning start for city tour of Delhi covering Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Swaminarayan Akshardham temple. In the afternoon visit India Gate, Qutab Minar and Chhatrapur Temple . In the evening transfer to the Delhi airport to board a flight for your onward destination.


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