Colonial Cities, Train, Tea, Tiger & Tribal Tour 16 days

 
  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

The private tour will begin in Mumbai the commercial capital of India, once a colonial town. Fly to Bagdogra the gateway to Darjeeling, Pelling, Gangtok-Kalimpong the hill town in East India, once a favorite Hill station for British & Scottish. Hike to Tiger Hill for sunrise view, enjoy joy ride on Darjeeling Himalayan Rail, walk in a tea estate, interact with locals, hop off to shops & visit many monasteries the region. Fly to Guwahati the gateway to Kaziranga Tiger Reserve & Mazuli Island inhabited by tribal communities. Fly to Kolkata another colonial city having many monuments of British Raj.


Day 1 Arrival in Mumbai

Arrival transfer to hotel (check in/out time 12pm). Rest time for personal activities.

O/n at hotel.

Day 2 Mumbai

Morning excursion to Elephant caves (Monday closed). Later city tour visiting CST, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan & Dhobhi Ghat.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 3 Mumbai - Bagdogra - Darjeeling (62km)

Transfer to airport to board flight for Bagdogra. On arrival transfer to Darjeeling check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 4 Darjeeling

Early morning 4am excursion to Tiger Hill. On way back visit Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop. Enjoy toy train ride on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Visit HMI, Zoological Park, Tibetans Refuge Center & Tea Garden.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 5 Darjeeling - Pelling (75km)

Drive to Pelling check in at hotel. Visit Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, Tashiding Monastery, Sanga Choeling Monastery & Rimbi Waterfalls.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 6 Pelling - Gangtok (120km)

Drive to Gangtok via passing lush green forests & Tea Gardens through Temi, Taraku, Singtam, Rangpo & Ranipool. On arrival check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 7 Gangtok

Excursion to Tsongo Lake then visit Do Drul Chorten, Himalayan Zoological Park, Lal Bazaar & The Mall.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 8 Gangtok - Kalimpong (75km)

Visit Rumtek Monastery, Bakthang Waterfall, Tashi Viewpoint & Enchey Monastery. Drive to Kalimpong check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 9 Kalimpong - Bagdogra (75km) - Guwahati

Visit MacFarlane Memorial Church, Dr. Grahams Homes, Durpin Monastery, Deolo Park, Thongsa Gompa & Palri Fo-Brang Gompa. Transfer to Bagdogra airport to board flight for Guwahati. Arrival transfer to hotel check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 10 Guwahati - Kaziranga NP (200km)

Visit Kamakhya Temple, Navagraha Temple, Umananda Island & Umananda Temple. Drive to Kaziranga check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B,D.

Day 11 Kaziranga NP

Gypsy safari in the Kaziranga NP. Explore central Range good for water birds, eastern range & Western Range preferred for seeing big game like Rhinos, Tigers & Buffaloes.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B,L,D.

Day 12 Kaziranga - Majuli (150km)

Drive to Majuli till Nimathi-Ghat to connect a local ferry to reach Kamalabari Ghat. Transfer to your lodge check in at hotel. Later explore local village of Mishing tribe.

O/n homestay. Meal plan: B,L,D.

Day 13 Majuli - Jorhat (40km)

Transfer to Kamalabari Ghat to connect ferry to reach Nimathi-Ghat. Transfer to Jorhat check in at hotel. Visit The Tocklai Tea Research Institute & Cinnamora Tea Estate.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 14 Jorhat - Kolkata

Transfer to airport to board flight for Kolkata. Arrival transfer to hotel check in at hotel.

Meal plan: B.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 15 Kolkata

Visit Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhawan, Howrah Bridge & Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 16 Kolkata - Departure

Departure transfer to airport.

Meal plan: B.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • 15 nights accommodation in selected price category hotels
  • Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary
  • 3-Time Gypsy safari in Kaziranga National Parks with forest department naturalist
  • Bottled drinking water in car
  • Government taxes
  • Mumbai - Bagdogra - Guwahati & Jorhat - Kolkata flight fare approx INR 20,000 per person in economy class
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Meals other than mentioned in day plan
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc
  • Gratuities & optional activities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Available in

English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian
(Other than English guide subject to availability and at additional cost)


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Mumbai , Maharashtra, India

Pick up times available: 09:00

Pick up location: Mumbai airport

Ends at: Kolkata Airport

Nearest airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)



Covid-19 measures

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Eco Features:

  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 15 days or more before the travel date
20% cancellation fee - between 7-14 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $1973 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 15 days before departure