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11 Nights / 12 Days
 
         
Day 1
Kolkata

Arrive at THE HUMAN CITY, THE CITY OF JOY as popularly known - Kolkata and
transfer to Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
     

Day 2
Kolkata

Kolkata, capital of West Bengal is the nerve centre of intellectual and human values where many modern movements began in literature, art, cinema, theatre, science, politics and industry.
Full day city tour visiting Howrah Bridge - landmark that denotes the city of joy. This hanging bridge is an architectural marvel of the country. The recently built Vidyasagar Setu, another architectural marvel, connects both the banks of the Hooghly River, onto Victoria Memorial built of White Marble. It was opened by Prince of Wales in 1924 and has a statue of Queen Victoria, with other exhibits. Visit the Indian Museum and drive past Dalhousie Square, St. Paul's Cathedral, National Library, and Shaheed Minar, Eden Garden, Fort William and city centre.Optional visit to Mother Teresa's home of Charity. Overnight at the Hotel.

     
Day 3
Kathmanu

Transfer to airport to leave by air for Kathmandu. Arrive and transfer to Hotel Evening try your luck at Casino. Overnight at the Hotel.
 
     

Day 4
Kathmandu

Morning OPTIONAL MOUNTAIN FLIGHT (Approx. One Hour Duration) to have an aerial view of the mighty Himalayan Peaks including Mt. Everest. This is the closest one can go to the peaks without having to trek. OR Browse through bazaars. Afternoon visit at Kathmandu city-known as “Kantipur”. The capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Visit the temple of the Living Goddess who will acknowledge the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence, the Durbar Square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty. Later visit the famous “Swaymbunath” - Buddhist stupa is said to be 2000 yrs. old. Evening try your luck at Casino.
Overnight at the Hotel.

     

Day 5
Kathmandu

Morning half day visit ‘Patan’ also known as Lalitpur, is the city of fine arts. Enclosed within four stupas, the city is said to be built in the 3rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. Also visit the ‘Tibetan Refugee Camp’ and the Handicraft centre, where you will witness the hand weaving of Tibetan carpets and moulding of metal statues.Afternoon visit at “Boudhanath”- stupa which is one of the biggest stupas of the world. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behaviour and human prosperity; onto “Bhadgaon”-Also known as “Bhaktapur” meaning the city of devotees, this place is the home of medieval art and architecture. This place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like a conch shell. Later visit the famous “PASHUPATINATH” - Situated 5 km east of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple of ‘Lord Shiva’-Pashupatinath with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb architecture, (Entrance into the temple premises is permitted to the Hindus only)
Overnight at the Hotel.

 
     
Day 6
Kathmandu– Paro

Transfer to airport to leave by Druk air for Paro. (P.S. The flight has limited operations.)The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. One can see Mount Everest, Mount “Kanchendzonga”, “Makalu” and other peaks in Bhutan such as “Chomolhari”, “Jichu Drake” and “Tsrim Khang’. Arrive and transfer to Hotel.
Paro is a picturesque valley with quaint clusters of hamlets amidst terraced paddy fields. The town still maintains traditions by way of its architecture and the simple way of life.Afternoon visit to Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang and a traditional Bhutanese Farm House.Evening at leisure to visit local shops.
Overnight at the Hotel.


     
Day 7
Paro - Thimpu
Morning after breakfast proceeds to Thimpu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Enroute stop at Chuzom (confluence) where Paro River joins Thimpu River. Near by Thimpu, visit to Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom. Arrive and stay at Hotel. Afternoon, visit to King's Memorial Chorten, majestic Tashichhodzong, interesting Handicrafts Emporium and market. Overnight at the Hotel.
     
Day 8
Thimpu - Punakha

Morning visit National Library, Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute.
After lunch drive to Punakha, the old capital town of Bhutan. Stop enroute for Tea\Coffee at Dochula pass (3,100 m) and enjoy mountain scenery.

     
Day 9
Punakha - Paro

Morning proceed to Paro. Enroute lunch halt at Thimpu Arrive and stay at Hotel. Late afternoon visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and then walk down the trail to see, Rinpung Dzong.
 
     
Day 10
Paro - Kolkata - Puri

Transfer to airport to leave by Druk air for Kolkata.
Arrive and transfer to Hotel.Afternoon free to buy souvenirs. Evening transfer to Railway Station to leave by Howrah Puri Express Train in the late evening by AC Sleeper. (overnight in the train).
 

Day 11
Puri

Arrive Puri in the morning and transfer to Hotel.Morning visit Jagannath Temple-situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It has the largest kitchen of the world feeding thousands of devotees every day with its unique food called MAHAPRASAD.
Afternoon visit the famous Sun Temple at Konark with its fantastic quietness on the wind swept Sand-dunes of the blue bay an amidst the palm and casuarinas plantations is a breath taking. The Konark Temple formerly known as Black Pagoda is an architectural grandeur of the mythical chariot of the Sun-God speeding across the heaven. Seven impetuous horses attempt to pull the massive chariot with twelve pairs of exquisitely carved wheels on the two sides. The Sun Temple is a living testimony of the speculative and artistic sensibility of a race that once new how to live, love, worship and create.Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 12
Puri - Bhubanesware - Kolkata

Morning relax on the Sunny Beach. Puri beach is one of the finest beaches of the world.Afternoon transfer to Bhubaneswar Airport enroute Pipli Village famous for its colourful applique Works.Arrive and leave by air for Kolkata.Arrive and transfer to International Airport to leave back home\onward destination.

 
 

     
 
 
 
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