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India Travel » Budget India Tours » Essential North east Tour - 16 days

Essential North east Tour - 16 days

Tour Brief

This is a private trip, you can start on any date. You can even request to customize this itinerary.

Duration: 15 Nights/ 16 Days
Price: Starting USD 1190 USD 1500 per person
Destination : Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kelimpong, Delhi
Region: North India
Validity: Till March, 2017

This cultural tour is a highlight of Essential North India,  Visit the world famous, exquisite Taj Mahal in Agra, the wonders of Delhi, both old and new, and the glowing pink city of Jaipur,  traveling through the sacred city of Varanasi and the River Ganges,  this is the Oldest Living City of the World & traces of its existence are found around 10000 BC. Other than being a very holy city for Hindus, it also holds a very significant association with Buddha's life & Buddhism.
Here you will visit Darjeeling with its world famous tea, take a ride on the toy train and experience the charming nature of this region, explore the tiny north-eastern state of Sikkim, otherwise known as ‘The Garden State’, on account of its spectacular flora and fauna and abundant flower nurseries. Boasting a plethora of monasteries and exceptional mountain scenery, this beautiful state of India is inhabited predominantly by gentle Buddhists and small settlements of tribal people.


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Itinerary

All our itineraries below are bare-bone versions. While our Budget tours are private guided tours meant to be assisted with our on-ground customer support available at your disposal 24/7 while you are on a tour with us, being on a private tour you have flexibility to add or subtract activities within a city as per your interest or in consultation with us or your tour guide or as per available time. Our itineraries are made to deliver optimal travel routes and experience.

Day 01 : Arrive New Delhi
Idiscoverindia tour packagesArrive Delhi, as per your flight schedule pick up from New Delhi airport and transfer to hotel, take rest, evening free, Overnight stay at hotel.

Depending on your arrival time, you can also go for some short tour on this day.
Day 02 : New Delhi
New Delhi’ also commonly referred as “Delhi”, is the capital of India. Perhaps one of the most interesting capitals in the world , with its mix of old and new.
Delhi’s place in the Indian history is depicted in its architectural heritage. Even today you can see the glimpses of history in its various monuments (or what’s left of it) present around the city. Delhi has a long and fascinating history and there are plenty of things to see. There are structures in every nook and corner that speak of Delhi’s heritage .There are cultural happenings all over the town that shout out for its deep-seated root.

After breakfast, day city tour to visit the historical and cultural marvels of Old Delhi. Today your tour will include the visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid (India Largest Mosque), Additionally you can take a walk or Rickshaw ride through the silver street of Chandni Chowk, visit Rajghat (memorial to Mahatma Gandhi). Retun back to hotel, take rest, evening free to take walk tour around the popular streets markets called Janpath, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi To Jaipur
Idiscoverindia tour packagesAfter breakfast, day city tour to visit the historical and cultural marvels of New Delhi, today your tour will include the visit to India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the war, Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, Humayun’s Tomb (a  World Heritage site) , lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple and Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty.

Later after lunch, transfer to Jaipur [265 Km, 5 hrs.], arrive Jaipur and check in hotel, take rest, evening free, Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 : Jaipur
Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. Shopping, Culinary Delights, History and Culture, Forts and Palaces, it has it all.

After breakfast, day city tour starting with an excursion to Amber Fort with an elephant ride, a visit to City Palace, Jantar Mantar (a virtual museum about the astronomical observatories built in 1700’s), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds built of red and pink sandstone in 1799, a unique five-storey exterior with its 953 small windows called Jharokhas, evening free to relax or explore the old pink city markets. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05 : Jaipur To Agra
Idiscoverindia tour packagesAfter breakfast, transfer from Jaipur to Agra [250 Km, 5 Hrs.], on the way stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, a World heritage site. This red sandstone city was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in AD 1564 in honour of the Muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chisthi. Fatehpur Sikri was intended to be the capital city but the shortage of water and unrest in the north-west made Akbar abandon it after 14 years.One of the major attractions of this city is the marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisthi, continue your drive to Agra, arrive and check in hotel, take rest, evening free, Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06 : Agra
Agra  is not only the erstwhile capital of Hindustan  it is also the present  tourism capital of the country .The city situated  on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, is located about 200 kilometers south of  the national capital New Delhi. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur  Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Early morning if interested you can visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, ( it opens at 6:00 A.M.) later after breakfast, day city tour to visit Red Fort (red sandstone Fort built by emperor Akbar in 1565), Itmad-ud-daulah ( a mughal mausoleum also known as Baby Taj).

Later in the evening as per your train schedule transfer to Agra train station to board your train to Varanasi.
Day 07 : Agra To Varanasi
Idiscoverindia tour packagesThe city of Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Also known as Banaras and Kasha, the city is situated on the banks of Ganges River and is one of the holiest cities in the country.

The culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the River Ganges and the river's religious importance. The city with its medieval labyrinthine layout has been a cultural and religious centre in North India for several thousand years. Varanasi is a city that will overload your senses. Expect your senses to be assaulted by the sounds and smells of thousands of people going about their lives, crowded streets filled with rickshaws and street sellers, the odd cow, Sashes, mourners, pilgrims and everything you did not think existed. It a surreal experience and not for the fainthearted.

Morning arrive Varanasi, pick up and transfer to hotel, after some rest, take a guided day tour to visit Sarnath, one of the Buddhism’s major centers of India, deer park and Museum, today you have a guided tour scheduled in the evening which includes a visit to the Ganges and Ghats. you will take a sunset boat ride in river Ganges. This is later followed by the  famous evening “Atari” ( prayer)  ceremony at Dasaswamedh Ghat. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08 : Varanasi
Idiscoverindia tour packagesEarly morning if interested you can again visit the Ganges and Ghats at Sunrise. The dawn is the time when the temples at the river front are bathed in a lovely hue of orange and the Ghats are just beginning to bustle with various activities and rituals.The culture of Varanasi which is closely associated with the River Ganges  comes alive in full bloom.

Return back to hotel and take rest, later visit some of the important temples of Varanasi like Durga temple, Vishwanath temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Tulsi Manas temple and the Bharat Mata temple.

Later in the evening as per your train schedule transfer to Varanasi train station to board your train to New Jalpaiguri.
Day 09 : Varanasi To Darjeeling
Arrive New Jalpaiguri, pick up from train station and transfer to Darjeeling, arrive and check in hotel, take rest, evening free to take rest and enjoy the enviable mountain views with an unforgettable sunset, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 : Darjeeling
Idiscoverindia tour packagesAfter breakfast, day trip to visit Darjeeling town along with a ride on the famous Darjeeling Hill Railway (now a World Heritage Site) from Darjeeling Town, through the picturesque Batasia Loop and then to the neighboring towns of Ghoom and Kurseong.

Visit some of the famous monasteries of Darjeeling, Dhoom Gompa, this is about 8 km from Darjeeling and has a very beautiful statue of the Maitrayie Buddha is established. The Monastery has also preserved some of the rare handwritten Buddhist manuscripts.

Bhutia Busty Monasteries, Darjeeling, it was founded in 1879, this monastery follows the Vajrayana school of both Kargyud and Nijingmapa order, known as red hat.

Later visit the Samten Choling Monasteries, This Monasteries belongs to the Gelukpa sect of Vajrayana Buddhism, also known as the yellow hat. This is the seat of ven.  Dromo Geshe rinpoche, the second. A 26 ft. tall stupa has been built recently in memory of Lama Anagarika Govinda, a great scholar from Germany well known for his book on Buddhism.

Later return back to your hotel and take rest, evening free, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11 : Darjeeling To Gangtok
Idiscoverindia tour packagesAfter breakfast, transfer from Darjeeling to Gangtok [95 Km. 3 Hrs], on the way one can enjoy the spectacular Eastern Himalayan Range from here, arrive and check in hotel, after some rest, explore the capital city of Sikkim. Evening free, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12 : Gangtok
After breakfast, half day tour to visit in and around of Sikkim, covering Chortan, Stupa, Institute of Tibetology, Institute of Handicrafts and handlooms, Flower Show & Rumtek Monastery, evening free, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 13 : Gangtok To Kalimpong
After breakfast transfer from Gangtok to Kalimpong (78kms/2.5 hrs), arrive and check in hotel, take rest, later explore the local markets and nearby places, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14 : Kelimpong
Idiscoverindia tour packagesAfter breakfast, day sightseeing tour of Kalimpong to visit Durpin Dara Monastery, Flower & Orchid Nurseries, Dello View Point, Mangal Dham Temple, Hanuman Tok and Kalimpong Market. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15 : Kelimpong To Delhi
After breakfast, as per your flight schedule transfer to Bagdogra Airport to take your flight to New Delhi.

Arrive Delhi, pick up from airport and transfer to hotel, take rest, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 16 : Delhi Airport Drop
Morning at your leisure, later after breakfast, as per your flight schedule transfer to New Delhi Airport to take your flight for your onward journey.

 

 

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Price with Standard hotels: USD 1190 USD 1500 per person
Price with Comfort hotels: USD 1785 USD 2250 per person
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See images of hotel & know more about the different accommodation option for this package.
with Standard hotels
USD 1190 USD 1500
per person
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USD 1785 USD 2250
per person

Hotels

Our Hotels for Budget tours come at these pricing levels- Basic, Standard and Comfort.
It is essential you read and review as much to make a decision on the choice of hotels.

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Basic

Our Basic trips comes with carefully chosen private rooms with independent baths. The accommodation included could be a mix of 2 star and budget homestays, that provide an authentic experience. Care is taken by our experts to pick the best in the category and price range. These hotels are for the guests who are looking for basic no-frills attached clean accommodations.

The guests who choose this option are very budget conscious and are more concerned with sightseeing and doing as much as possible outside. A local guide in each city is included in the price for such trips. A comfortable sedan is used that can easily seat up to 3 passengers.  

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Standard

Our Standard trips are most popular with those looking an upgrade on Basic accommodations. All our Standard trip hotels come with standard amenities like clean rooms, attached baths with added amenities that may or may not include a pool, a restaurant, strategic location, etc. The Standard hotels are what we call an equivalent of 3 star hotels or boutique hotels. While care is taken to choose the best hotels in its category, there might be a difference in quality/ amenities provided at a hotel just on the basis of the place they are located. Rest assured all hotels are above par hotels and individually selected by our experts.

The guests who choose this option are budget conscious but at the same time are willing to pay more for their hotels to get a greater value out of their hotels. Like all our trips, Local city guides are provided in our Standard trips ,A comfortable sedan is used that can easily seat upto 3 passengers.

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Comfort

Comfort Trips are designed keeping in mind the guest who wants to have a hotel with all amenities and comfort.The guests who undertake such trips want to enjoy their hotels as well as sightseeing. Comfort is important and they are willing to pay a premium than encounter a surprise in not having what they expected. The guests who opt for Comfort trips are the ones who do not necessarily want to spend on a 5 star but yet want to enjoy more and less the same amenities as premium hotels.

The hotels we choose are well known brands (international or local), premium boutique hotels or even a luxury homestay, depending on the choice of the guest. The hotels are selected to provide the best experience and mix of luxury and comfort at a price which is much less than our Luxury trips.
Other than the choice of hotels, our Comfort trips just like other Budget trips come with comfortable sedan and guides.

Inclusion/ Exclusion

Package Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation in 01 A/c Room on twin sharing basis in the above mentioned hotels.
  2. Daily breakfast in all the hotels.
  3. Elephant Ride in Jaipur & Boat Ride in Varanasi.
  4. Toy Train ride in Darjeeling.
  5. All pick up, drop, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by Private A/c Indigo car, including all toll tax, parking and driver charges.
  6. Air Ticket for 02 adults for traveling from:
    • Agra to Varanasi
      Varanasi to Darjeeling
  7. Air Ticket for 02 Adults for traveling from:
    • Baghdogra to Delhi
  8. Personal English speaking guide during your sightseeing as per itinerary in each cities.
  9. Monument entrance fee
  10. All applicable tax.
» All Basic and Standard option prices of our Budget Tours are without Guide and Monument entrance fee. However you can include a guide or Monument entrance fee on request separately.
» Comfort option prices includes Guide and Monument Entrance fee.
Package Cost Does Not Include:
  1. Items of personal Nature like Porterage, Tips, Laundry, Mineral Water.
  2. All other items and services not mentioned above.

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(Please note, Some suggested activities might already be included in the published price. Speak to our travel consultant for exact details)
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