Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Guwahati - Kaziranga - Guwahati - Bagdogra - Kalimpong - Siliguri - Kolkata - Sunderbans National Park - Kolkata - Delhi.
Arrival in New Delhi before or after midnight. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2 : Delhi
Morning free. Afternoon guided tour of New Delhi. Visit India Gate, drive past President House, Qutab Minar & Humayun's tomb. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 3 : Delhi
Morning guided tour of old Delhi covering Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat etc. After lunch go for shopping or additional sightseeing. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 4 : Delhi - Guwahati - Kaziranga
Fly Delhi-Guwahati in the morning and transfer to Kaziranga National Park (4 hr.). In the evening tribal or Bihu dance by log fire under bamboo grove along with dinner. overnight at Hotel.
Day 5 : Kaziranga National Park
Wildlife viewing and nature watch in the park. Late afternoon tribal village visit, Assamese village visit to see silk worm rearing. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 6 : Kaziranga National Park
Early morning visit to the National Park on elephants (subject to availability).
Late afternoon visit to tea garden and tea factory. British Raj nostalgia as dinner is served in a tea garden bungalow. overnight at Hotel
Day 7 : Kaziranga - Guwahati - Bagdogra - Kalimpong
Drive to Guwahati to connect flight to Bagdogra at noon. Arrive Bagdogra and drive to Kalimpong. Kalimpong has a number of houses which speak of the towns heritage and gracious living in earlier decades of this century when it was the main trading post between Tibet and British India. Today it is a flourishing floriculture center as the climate has proved to be extremely conducive to this activity. overnight at Hotel
Day 8 : Kalimpong
Morning at leisure. Afternoon guided tour of Kalimpong. Overnight in Hotel
Day 9 : Kalimpong - Siliguri - Kolkata
Morning rafting on river Teesta and drive down to Siliguri. Connect overnight train to Kolkata at 2000 hr. Overnight in the train.
Day 10 : Kolkata
Arrive Kolkata and transfer to the hotel. Full day guided tour of Kolkata. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 : Kolkata - Sunderbans National Park
Departure from Kolkata to Basanti port (3 ? hr.). Cruise to Sajnekhali by a dedicated motorised launch (2 ? hr.). Overnight in the launch. Dinner & night stay on the boat.
Day 12 : Sunderbans National Park
Full day cruise through mangrove creeks for wildlife viewing & birding. Lunch on boat. Anchor at Sajnekhali by sunset. Slide show (optional) on wildlife in Mangrove Interpretation Centre in the evening with tea & snacks. Dinner & night stay on the boat.
Day 13 : Sunderbans - Kolkata
Morning visit in cycle rickshaws to Rangabeloa Tagore Society to see the rural development project. Return to Basanti by the afternoon. Transfer to Kolkata by car. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 14 : Kolkata - Delhi - onward destination
Fly Kolkata-Delhi in the morning. Day free in Delhi. Transfer to the airport to connect flight to onward destination.