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Arrive in Kolkata (Calcutta) and transfer to the
Oberoi Grand for a 2-night stay. (N)
Morning city tour visiting the Indian Museum
– the oldest and largest in India – the Victoria
Memorial, Howrah flower market, St Paul’s
Cathedral and the Marble Palace, which
houses paintings by Rubens, Titian and
Early morning flight to Bhubaneswar for a
2-night stay at Mayfair Lagoon. Bhubaneswar
is known for its many awe-inspiring temples;
take an afternoon sightseeing tour to visit
three of the most important: Lingaraja,
Mukteswara and Rajarani. (B)
Excursion to the caves at Udayagiri, Ratnagiri
and Lalitgiri, among the earliest in India and dating from the Jain and Buddhist occupation
of the region. The caves have been etched
out of coarse-grained sandstone hills, which
rise nearly 40 metres above the surrounding
lateritic plain. (B)
Drive to the coastal settlement of Puri,
stopping en route at the artisan villages of
Pipli and Raghurajpur. Pipli is known for its
beautiful applique craftwork that is displayed
in every house and shop along the road,
giving out a burst of colour. Stay 3 nights at
Mayfair Waves. (B)
Visit the impressive sun temple at Konark,
a Unesco-listed site constructed in the
mid-13th century. It is thought to have been
built by the Orissan king, Narashimhadev
I, to celebrate his military victory over the
Morning boat ride on Lake Chilika, the largest
brackish body of water in Asia. The lake is
noted for the one million or more migratory
birds, including osprey, grey-legged geese,
cranes and flamingoes, that flock here in
winter (Nov to Jan) from as far as Siberia and
Fly to Bagdogra, via Kolkata, before driving
to Darjeeling. Stay 3 nights at Glenburn Tea Estate outside Darjeeling. (B, L, D)
Guided walking tour of the estate and time at
leisure to relax. (B, L, D)
Ride the toy train from Darjeeling to Ghoom.
Afternoon guided walking tour of Darjeeling
including the Tibetan Refugee Centre and the
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. (B, L, D)
Take the afternoon flight from Bagdogra to
Delhi for an overnight stay at the Roseate
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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