Destinations Covered: Kolkata - Guwahati - Kaziranga National Park - Guwahati - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Bagdogra - Kolkata
The north-eastern region of India has everything from history to culture, wildlife, lush greenery, manmade wonders, architectural marvels, immense natural beauty and much more. It still is untouched and possesses a distinct charm. North Eastern India is a tour package of 13 days, taking you to some of the most popular attractions of northeast India. The meticulously-planned itinerary lets you explore Kolkata, Guwahati, and Darjeeling along with meeting the region’s exotic wildlife at the world-renowned Kaziranga National Park. Another highlight is the Brahmaputra River Cruise, an unforgettable journey with varied experiences.
Arrival at the Kolkata Airport, meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to the hotel. Post completing the check-in formalities, you are free to explore the place on your own. Lovingly called the 'City of Joy', Kolkata is dotted with various colonial structures and has still clung onto that British feel. It is also known as the 'Cultural Capital of India'. Though Kolkata is a busy city, but it has a calming effect on its guest. Do not miss savouring the local delicacies. Enjoy shopping at the popular local bazaars.
This day is scheduled for sightseeing in Kolkata. Some of the popular attractions that are a must-visit include Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum, Dakshineshwar Kali temple, National Library, Birla Planetarium, Birla Temple, Botanical Gardens, Marble Palace, and Eden Gardens. Spend the day in exploring these wonderful places.
Overnight stay in Kolkata.
On the 3rd day, get transferred to the Kolkata Airport to board a flight to Guwahati. As you reach, meet our tour representative and get an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in and rest for some time. Known to be the 'Gateway to the Northeast', Guwahati is the largest city of this region, which has cosmopolitan features. On one side, there are ancient temples and colonial structures, on the other there are modern architecture. The city has lush surroundings that are soothing for the eyes of the visitors. The day is at leisure.
Overnight in Guwahati.
Arrive at the boarding jetty in the morning. This cruise is going to be your home for four days. Brahmaputra River Cruise is going to be an unforgettable experience for you. Brahmaputra is one of the greatest rivers in the world that roars for 1800 miles, starting from the Tibetan Himalayas and coming to its delta in the Bay of Bengal. The cruise itinerary offers various experiences to its guests. Brahmaputra cruise in Assam offers several attractions such as wildlife at the world heritage site of Kaziranga, village walks, temple visits Majuli village- one of the world's largest riverine islands, dance performances, visit to lush tea estates, visit to tribal villages, visit to craft workshops, exploring the town on foot or cycle rickshaws, barbecues on deserted river islands and so on. Admire the wonderful views and soak-in the tranquillity.
On day 8, de-board at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kaziranga National Park. Get transferred to the wildlife resort and complete the check-in formalities. This national park is popular amid nature lovers, animal enthusiasts as well as avid photographers. The day is at leisure. The national park borders the southern banks of the Brahmaputra River and was declared a Tiger Reserve in the year 2006.
Days 9 and 10 are scheduled for morning and afternoon wildlife safaris in the park. Wildlife safaris in Kaziranga are offered through jeep rides and elephant rides. You can take a pick as per your liking. This wildlife reserve is called home by two-third of world's population of the great one-horned Rhinoceros. Tigers, swamp deer, water buffaloes, sloth bear, leopards and elephants are the other wildlife species can be spotted here. It also has a good popular for avifauna species. This national park was founded way back in the year 1905.
Today, in the morning, get an assisted transfer to the Guwahati Airport to board a flight to the Bagdogra Airport. Get transferred, by road to the pristine Darjeeling hill station from here. Famed for its copious tea estates and the magical toy train (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway- UNESCO World Heritage Center), Darjeeling has stunning scenery, wonderful weather, various monasteries, colourful flora and fauna, the Tiger hill and much more. After completing the check-in formalities, you are free to explore the place on your own.
Stay overnight in Darjeeling.
If you wish to visit the prime attractions of Darjeeling, you must leave your beds quite early. Head towards the Tiger Hills to see the sun rising above the Kanchenjunga peak. Later, on your way back to the hotel, you can visit the Ghoom Monastery- the oldest Tibetan monastery in the hill town. The other attractions that you can visit today include Batasia Loop, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Observatory Hill, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Bengal Natural History Museum. Leisure walk on the Mall road, visit to tea estates, ride in the cable car and shopping at the Mall road can be the other highlights.
On the last day, get transferred to the Bagdogra Airport to board a flight to Kolkata from where you board another flight for your onward journey.