Glimpse India

India - East - North East India - Your tailor-made trip

8 days - from 1530€

Day 1

Private transfer from Delhi Airport to Delhi.
"Namaste", welcome to India! Your private driver welcomes you at the airport.

Private transfer from Delhi airport to Delhi city.

You go on a guided food tour around Old Delhi. On this 4-hour food tour, accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you can enjoy the popular street food of Delhi. While sampling the best of Delhi’s local specialties at our favourite vendors, learn about Delhi’s history and absorb the hustle and bustle of the streets as you visit different locations by rickshaw. When full from eating delicious food, take a rest back at your hotel for the night. 

Night at the hotel Colonel Retreat (D-264). Standard Room.
Day 2

Private transfer from Delhi Airport to Delhi.
Private transfer from your hotel to Delhi Airport.

Domestic flight from Delhi to Bagdogra.
Private transport from Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling.

Darjeeling, former summer residence of the British Raj in the nineteenth century, has kept its "so British" character with its colonial houses. The city is known around the world for its tea production. A stroll through the bustling bazaar allows you to rub shoulders with the main ethnic groups of the region: Lepchas, Bhotias, Nepalese, Bengalis and Tibetan refugees.

Night at the hotel Mayfair Hill Resort - Executive Room.
Day 3

Early in the morning, we watch the sunrise from the Tiger Hill on the Himalayan range dominated by the third highest peak in the world, the Kangchenjunga.

We board the mythical Toy Train one amongst the UNESCO World Heritage and visit the Ghoom Monastery and return to the city.

Later visit the Bazaar, very lively, allows you to meet the main ethnic groups of this part of the Himalayas: Lepchas, the oldest inhabitants of the region, Bhotias from Tibet, Nepalese, Bengalis and Tibetan refugees. You also visit the tea plantations.

Embark on this picturesque toy train that will take you to the heart of Nilgiri mountain range. 

Night at the hotel Mayfair Hill Resort - Executive Room.
Day 4

Discover the Thukvar Valley and its tea plantations. Walk in the gardens and visit one of the famous Darjeeling tea factories.

Later on, proceed to the plantations of the Happy Valley Tea Estate.

Night at the hotel Mayfair Hill Resort - Executive Room.
Day 5

Private transport from Darjeeling to Gangtok.
Upon arrival, check-in followed by lunch at the hotel. Later proceed to visit an orchid reserve and end of free day in the bazaar of the city.

Night at the hotel The Nor-Khill - Deluxe Room.
Day 6

Discovery of Gangtok and its surroundings
You have breakfast at the hotel before visiting the Rumstek Monastery, also called the Dharmachakra Centre, It is a focal point for the sectarian tensions within the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism that characterize the Karmapa controversy.

Later visit Do Drul chorten, This stupa was built by Trulshik Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945. Around the stupa are 108 Mani Lhakor or prayer wheels.

Afternoon, you can visit the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology recognised for its studies of Buddhist philosophy. End of free day in the bazaar of the city. 

Night at the hotel The Nor-Khill - Deluxe Room.
Day 7

Private transport from Gangtok to Bagdogra, Domestic flight from Bagdogra to Delhi, Private transfer from Delhi Airport to Delhi.

The rest of the day is free so you can discover New Delhi. We suggest Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Sikh Bangla Temple Sahib, Lotus Temple, the Ugrasen Ki Baoli, walk in the gardens of Lodi, Gandhi Museum.

Night at the hotel Colonel Retreat (D-264). Standard Room.
Day 8

Private transfer from your hotel to Delhi Airport.

Travel conditions

  • 24 X 7 assistance from our Travel Experts.
  • The SIM card to allow you to communicate with your driver and travel expert during your tour.
  • An English speaking guide from D2 to D7 (only in Darjeeling and West Bengal).
  • Transfers by private vehicle with driver. The driver is available for 8 hours per day and at the latest until the nightfall. During the activity days, only transfers are included, unless stated otherwise. The vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, radio, safety belts, and fire extinguishers. The price includes petrol, road taxes, car parking, insurance of the vehicle and driver, and accommodation and meals of the latter.
  • Domestic flights from Delhi to Bagdogra (prices subject to change depending on seat availability. Domestic flight schedules may be delayed or changed without notice).
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program in a double room.
  • Meals as below
  • Breakfast in Delhi
  • Half-board in Darjeeling
  • Full board in Gangtok
  • Government taxes and service taxes.
  • Not including any other item not mentioned in the quote.
  • Visa fees and bank charges.
  • International airport taxes and International flights.
  • Any extra baggage according to flight company's policy (to be paid by you during the check-in).
  • Tips. They are part of the culture of the country (the locals themselves are used to giving it).
  • Meals not mentioned in the left column.
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Entry fees for temples, monuments and museums planned in the proposal (which gave you more flexibility for the visits, as they are never mandatory!) It cost approximately 50 to 60 euros per person.
  • Repatriation assistance and any expenses linked to covid-19 before, during and after the trip.
  • Anything that is not listed in the "Prices includes" section.
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