Golden Triangle With Eastern Himalayas is perhaps the perfect combination to experience the Heritage of North and Natural beauty of East. Golden Triangle brings you to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur whereas Eastern Himalayas brings you to explore Darjeeling, Gangtok and Pelling. hereBook Now
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|Transport||For your comfortable travel purpose, comfortable and spacious AC Innova Car will be used through out the tour|
|Guide||Local English Speaking Guide will be provided, for mentioned local sightseeings, guide cannot assist for any en-route sightseeing|
--:-- AM / PM Arrival in Delhi International Airport.rnOn the first day of Golden Triangle with Eastern Himalayas Tour Package, you will be assisted on arrival at Delhi Airport / Railway Station. Later transfer to the pre-booked hotel for Check-in. Rest of the day free or can be spent in the local markets nearby.
Delhi - Agra (4 hrs drive)
7:00AM - Morning Breakfast at Hotel Restaurantrn7:45 AM - drive to Agra. On arrival, transfer to Hotel. Relax for a while.rn1:00 PM - Lunch at your preferred restaurant (on direct basis). 2:00 PM – Agra Half Day Sightseeing Visit: Agra Fort, the red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the bank of River Yamuna. Sikandra – 13 kms from Agra Fort, is the last resting place of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Vast and beautifully carved with red-ochre sandstone & deer, rabbits and Langoors and Emperor Akbar himself planned his own tomb. Evening free to explore Agra’s rich Handicrafts Heritage.rnrnOptional: En-route visit to Mathura & VarindaVan – 50 kms from Agra on Delhi Agra Highway, is the birth place of Lord Krishna. Varindavan is 10 kms from Mathura and have hundreds of Temples dedicated to worship Lord Krishna and Radha. Overnight stay at Hotel
Agra - Jaipur (270 kms - approx. 6 hrs)
08:00 AM – Leisurely breakfast in the hotel. rnLater proceed to explore the city of Agra. Visit - Taj Mahal – (Closed on Friday), the most extravagant expression of love ever built; Later check out the hotel and drive to Drive to Jaipur. rnEn-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted Capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted for the water supply failed. In Fatehpur Sikri Visit – rnBuland Darwaza – a beautiful piece of architecture with a height of 54 mtr. rnJama Masjid – a Friday Congregational mosque with beautiful architure.rnTomb of Sufi Saint Salim Chisti – built in white marble within Jama Masjid courtyard. This tomb contains a number of graves, all male descendants of him.rnDiwan-i-Khas – hall of Private audience, famous for its central pillar, must to see.rnContinue drive to Jaipur. On arrival transfer to hotel for check-in. Relax for rest of the day. Jaipur – The pink city of Rajasthan & the capital of Rajasthan, is well planned city and business centre. Jaipur is Famous for its historical monuments and thus due to this importance with Delhi and Agra, it completes the famous Golden Triangle Tour of India, which is highly recommended and must to do for any Tourist. Night stay at Hotel Optional: Visit to Chowki Dhani for Dinner
abcrnrnrn07:00 AM – Breakfast at Hotel and later proceed to explore Jaipur. rnAmber Fort – 11 kms from Jaipur, main tourist attraction of Jaipur, located on a High hill, is a blend of Hindu Rajput elements and artistic style. Interesting activity to perform here is Elephant Ride which starts in morning around 8 AM on first come first serve basis. Hawa Mahal – Palace of Winds, is unique 5 storey with 953 small windows, built with a purpose to allow royal ladies to see the city life without being seen by outsiders. Best is to see in morning with Golden light of sunrise. City palace – consists of Chandra Mahal & Mubarak Mahal. Chandra Mahal’s small is converted in Museum and other larger part is still the residence of the royal family. Jantar Mantar – means Calculative Instrument, which was built for Astronomical Calculations. Such kinds of instruments were built in 5 places including Delhi and Jaipur. In Jaipur, it was largest and best preserved. rnAlbert Hall Museum – an oldest Museum of Rajasthan and has a rich collection of paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colourful crystal works etc.rnJal Mahal (Water Palace)– located in the centre of Man Sagar Lake, has got an eye-catching makeover. Rajput style wooden boats were created to reach it. rnEvening Free to explore the local markets. Overnight stay at HotelrnHighlight: Morning Elephant Ride at Amber Fort (Subject to availability)
Jaipur - Delhi - Bagdogra - Darjeeling
.. : .. AM Check out the hotel and drive back from Jaipur to Delhi. On arrival, timely transfer to Delhi Airport to board the flight for Bagdogra to begin your Eastern Himalayas tour.rnOn arrival, drive to Darjeeling and check in at the hotel for night stay. Overnight stay at Hotel
Visit : Darjeeling Mall & Chowrasta, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) for Climbing Enthusiasts, Darjeeling Zoo, Tiger Hill , Darjeeling Ropeway (subject to weather conditions).Batasia Loop, Japanese Temple & Peace PagodarnrnOvernight stay at Hotel
Darjeeling - Pelling
Morning check out the hotel and drive to Pelling. Pelling is another beautiful attraction of Sikkim and not so crowded with Tourist but is another heaven on Earth. If you are lucky and the weather is clear in the morning you can have scenic view of Kanchenjunga Mountains, Rabdantse Ruins is another attraction surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Morning breakfast at hotel and later proceed to explore the local city attractions and nearby famous village to experience the local culture and life style of people which is very simple and basic unlike urban cities. The night life of Pelling is not exciting as locals prefer to sleep early but prefer to wake up early. By 8 pm in the evening very few people can be seen except tourists in side the local ethnic restaurant called Kabur. It pretty much famous among tourists as the ambiance inside is quite different and food is amazingly delicious. Visit : Pemayangtse Monastery, Sangachoeling Monastery, Rabdentse Palace Ruins and Bird Sanctuary, Gayzing Bazar( Market), Rani Dhunga Jungle Trek (3 hrs trekking involve).rnrnOvernight stay at Hotel
Pelling - Gangtok
Drive from Pelling to Gangtok is tiresome as road is single, however offers you breathe taking scenic beauty of hills. Overnight stay at Hotel
Visit : Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Rumtek Monastry, Ban Jhakri Falls, Rope way (Subject to Weather Conditions). Overnight stay at Hotel
Visit : Sikkim Himalayan Zoological park, Hanuman tok, Ganesh Tok, Enchey Monastery. Overnight stay at Hotel
Gangtok - Bagdogra - Delhi
Morning breakfast and checkout the hotel and drive back to Bagdogra. On arrival, timely transfer to Bagdogra airport to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival, transfer to the pre-booked hotel in Delhi. Relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at Hotel
Today is the Last Day of Golden Triangle with Eastern Himalayas Tour Package. Therefore, Start your morning with Leisurely breakfast at the Hotel.rnCheck-out time 12 Noon. Check-out the hotel at 1200 PM.rnYou will be transferred to Delhi International or Domestic airport to take flight. And we at Companion Travels wish you a comfortable onward journey to back home.rn
Delhi is the starting point of Golden Triangle with Eastern Himalayas Tour Package. From this point first we will proceed to Agra & Jaipur and later return back to Delhi, from where we will further take the flight for our next part of journey to Eastern Himalayas during which we will explore the spectacular tourist destinations such as Darjeeling, Pelling, Gangtok and Kalimpong. After this journey, you can take flight back to Delhi for boarding your international flight. Unlike other tourist destinations of India, this city very less affected by Seasonal arrivals. Delhi is the city for all kind of travelers whether its corporate, heritage, religious or leisure travel, Delhi has all in its lap. This city offers many business opportunities for business travelers, for leisure travelers have exotic night life, diverse and delicious food plazas, Massive Western Malls and for tourists who take more interest in history or heritage can visit tourist spots such as Qutub Minar, Humyun's Tomb, Red Fort, Chandni Chowk etc.. And Delhi also attracts many religious travelers for Jama Masjid, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple etc.Agra
Agra is the city of Taj Mahal, the one and only one attraction which attracts almost every traveler once in their life time to visit this unimaginative and massive man-made historic structure from the past. Taj Mahal which is a creation of Mughals in India and comamorate to Queen Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Moughal Emperor Shah Jehan. As I am not historian and better leave history part to Historians, Taj Mahal is closed during every Friday of the year, as Friday is the day for Muslims to offer prayers in the premises of Taj Mahal. Second important thing is to follow the main gate by purchasing the entrance ticket. Remember, thousands of tourists visit Taj Mahal every day, thus, also attracts touts with eagle eyes on unexperienced travelers. They may offer you cheap or free entrance to Taj Mahal or some shopping offers, AVOID it. Apart from Taj Mahal, other tourist attractions are Agra Fort or Red Fort, Sikandra, Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daula, Dayal Bagh etc.Jaipur
In Golden Triangle Tour, Jaipur is another important Destination to be explored. Jaipur, is mainly a heritage destination though its a business hub. Jaipur is a seasonal tourist destination as best time to visit Jaipur, Agra and Delhi as leisure traveler is from Mid of September till March End every year. Jaipur thus attracts hundreds of tourists mainly from other countries during Season time. Amber Fort is main attraction of Jaipur where tourist experience the Royal heritage of kings and maharajas by sitting on the back Elephant and move cruise towards Amber Fort. Apart from Amber Fort, tourist also visit Jantar Mantar, an astrological man made structure, Jal Mahal or Palace in Water, Nahargarh Fort, Galwar Bagh Galta Temple, Hawa Mahal or Palace of Wind and thus many more.. which simply means that one day is not enough to explore the city of Indian Heritage and Culture.Darjeeling
Darjeeling is a popular hill station located in the northern part of West Bengal. The famous attractions of this place include: Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Monasteries, Tiger Hill, Rock Garden, Batasia Loop, Ropeway, Toy Train, Srubbery Park, and Observatory Hill etc. Or you can also spend your time strolling through the tea gardens, or by taking a leisure walk around the mall. If you are shopping freak, then this city also has many things in stock only for you. In Darjeeling, you can expect rain anytime in the year. But the best preferred time among the tourists are the summer and spring. But December and January is perfect for the honeymooners. The temperature of Darjeeling ranges between -2˚C to 24˚C in the winters and 19˚C to 37˚C during summers. July and August are the monsoon time in Darjeeling. The monsoon in the hills is accompanied with powerful torrential rain that results in roadblocks. There is a number of Bengali, Tibetan and Indian restaurants and fast food centers are in and around Darjeeling. All of these serve authentic cuisines. You can choose yours according to your food habit. Do not forget to try the local delicacies of Darjeeling that include; Momo, thukpa, Phagshapa, Sael Roti, Niguru with Churpi and Gundruk, Chang (Thomba). Some of the popular food joints of Darjeeling are Glenary’s offering chineese, Hot Stimulating Café where the owner also offers warm and friendly momo making lessons, Sonam’s Kitchen offering home cooked food, Park Restaurant offering mouth watering snacks, affordable cocktails and impressive mocktails.Pelling
Not so popular tourist destination, but you will not regret once you visit Pelling, and thoughts will come to visit Pelling again at time of leaving this city. This place is famous for the peaceful, pleasant, fresh air and refreshing greenery, magnificent snow peaks, amazingly brilliant falls, small stream, bone chilling temperature, terraced hillside fields of corn and paddy, magnificent views of snow-capped Himalayan ranges including Mount Makalu, Mount Kanchendzonga, and Mount Pandim. The popular tourist destinations of Pelling include: Khecheopari Lake, Pemayangtse Monastery, Singshore Bridge / Uttarey, Rock Garden, Coronation Point, Hongri Monastery Trek etc. The climate of Pelling is pleasant and comfortable all around the year. So, the ideal time to visit this town is anytime in the year, except monsoon. That means, you can you’re your trip between September to May. Pelling is located at the altitude of 2000metres and the temperature of this place ranges between 1˚C to 25˚C all around the year. During the summer this place is pleasant and warm and during the winter it is cold. The rainy season starts from July and lasts till September. The Pelling town is well equipped with every kind of tourist facilities like different types of hotels and guest houses of different ranges. All of these hotels include restaurants with different types of culinary. But you can also try out the local restaurants or eateries. Must visit place in Pelling is Kabur hotel and restaurant. Though I haven’t seen personally this hotel rooms but restaurant is undoubtedly good to eat, not luxurious, but yes ethnic ambiance with delicious food.Gangtok
Gangtok is the last tourist destination of Golden Triangle with Eastern Himalayas Tour Package. In the lap of the Mother Nature and far away from chaotic city life, then nothing can be compared than a short trip to Gangtok. Located in the eastern Himalayan range, Gangtok has become a great tourist destination with mesmerizing natural views, host of activities and adventures with numerous monasteries that keep the travelers engaged. The popular tourist attractions of this city are: Enchey Monastery, Kanchenjunga, Do Drul Chorten, Rumtek Monastery and Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, Ganesh Tok and Hanuman Tok. If the weather is good, tourist can enjoy the Rope way Ride in Gangtok. The best time to visit Gangtok is between the months of March - May & October - Mid December. During the summer the temperature of Gangtok ranges between 13.1°C-20.7°C. If you visit Gangtok during this time, then you will be able to enjoy the clear skies and bright sunshine. But if you want to play with the snowfall and want to relax in the chilled weather, then you should plan your trip to Gangtok during the winter season. At this time the temperature of this city ranges between 7.7°C-12.5°C. June, July and August are the monsoon season in Gangtok. The annual rainfall limit in this city is around 3894 mm and the monsoon comes with continuous rainfall, occasional landslides and fog. Almost every hotel in Gangtok has own restaurants that offer different types of delectable Thai, Tibetan or Sikkim food items. But you can also try out the local eateries. One can enjoy Tibetan and Chinese cuisines along with continental cuisine. Local delicacies include traditional Momos and Thukpa that are found everywhere. Cafe Tibet at Gangtok is one of the popular foods joint. Don’t forget to try Fried Momos, Pakoras with local beer HIT super strong Beer and Dansberg Blue.
The Hidden Forest Retreat Gangtok is perhaps the most suitable option for accommodation in Gangtok. Quite less famous but highly recommended by travelers who stayed their. This Resorts has 12 spacious double rooms in form of cottages surrounded by greenery, floors and beautiful garden. Resort has its own organic vegetable farm, thus, use the organic vegetables to cook delicious meals. The Hidden Forest Retreat is owned and run by very well mannered and educated family, who personally take care of all needs regarding a comfortable stay which any traveler can expect.
Strategically located in the heart of the Capital City New Delhi, Hotel Le Meridien is Just 2 kms away from Presidiential Palace, Parliament House and India Gate. New Delhi posh and old central market Connaught Place is just a walking distance from Hotel Le Meridien. Nearby are the renowned convention and exhibition centres of Vigyan Bhawan and Pragati Maidan, as well as the India Gate, the National Museum, and the New Delhi railway station. The hotel is approximately 30 minutes away from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).