Places Covered : Gangtok, Tsomgo Lake, New Baba Mandir, Nathula Pass ( Optional ).
Best Time to Go : March-May & October-December.
Duration : 4 Days
Gangtok is the capital city of the state Sikkim in India. It is a center of Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning with the several monasteries, religious educational institutions and centers for Tibetology. Gangtok is the centre of various tourism activity now. Lachen, Lachung, Mangan, Chungthang, Yumthang, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake, Nathula Pass are accessible from Gangtok. Chopper service, Local sightseeing, North Sikkim Tour are arranged from here.
Pelling which is one of the most beautiful hamlet in Sikkim, at an altitude of 6,800 ft. seems to present picturesque views before your eyes. Here you will enjoy the majestic, beauty of Mt. Kanchenjunga which is not far from here, during sunrise and sunset. Tranquil landscape and unpolluted surroundings make Ravangla a favourite destination for the tourists. Ravangla, in situated amidst Gangtok and Pelling. The pictures of green fields being multicolored by various known and unknown flowers will make you spellbound. It has also beautiful views of snow clad mountain and peaks. Upper, part of Ravangla experiences snowfall during winter. Namchi is situated at an altitude of 1,675 m (5500 feet) above sea level. Namchi lies off the road between Melli and Jorethang. Namchi commands panoramic view of the snow capped mountains and vast stretches of valley. It is also headquarters of South district. The area is fast growing into a tourist destination with its enormous potential for all round tourist activities.
Okhrey is a small village situated in West Sikkim district, on the way of Varsey which is called the valley of rhododendrons. This trail is ablaze with a riot of colors during March and April created by many species of rhododendrons blooming across the valley (almost 104 sq. km spread). The dense forest of this area is covered with hemlocks, silver firs, magnolia and rhododendron trees and bushes. Uttarey is a small village near Nepal Border in West Sikkim Altitude - 7800ft. Besides Uttarey is take up point for trekking to Singalila Range which is one of the noted trekking sites in west Sikkim. Defence and SSB Branches are there in Uttarey. After crossing Singshore Bridge, (Second highest gorge bridge in Asia) approx 10 KMs you can reach Uttarey, a beautiful Landscape View. Surrounded by mountains and green valleys the magnificent views of Rinchenpong, at an attitude of 5,500 ft. are as fascinating as other great tourist spots. Here all around dwells the unspoilt mountain charm.
Places Covered : Guwahati, Shillong, Dawki, Mawlynnong, Nohkalikai Falls,Umiam Lake, Living Root Bridges etc.
Best Time to Go : Mid September-Mid June.
Duration : 5 Days.
Carved from the erstwhile State of Assam, Meghalaya became a full fledged State on January 21,1972. Bounded on the North and East by Assam and on the South and West by Bangladesh. The State enjoys a temperate climate. The four seasons of Meghalaya are: Spring - March and April, Summer (Monsoon) - May to September, Autumn -October and November and Winter - December to February. In summer, ranges from 15°C to 25°C; in winter, it is much colder, with temperature ranging between 4°C and 16°C. The hills are also often covered by fog during this season. The principal languages in Meghalaya are Khasi, Pnar and Garo with English as the official language of the State. There is a small airport at Umroi, about 35 km from Shillong. National Highway 40, an all-weather road, connects Shillong with Guwahati. Meghalaya is an all-year-round tourist destination, where even the monsoon provides the exhilaration and experience of being on the wettest place on the planet.
It is believed that Bhutan was inhabited as early as 2000 B.C. The country came to be known as Druk Yul or The Land of the Drukpas sometime in the 17th century. Initially Bonism was the dominant religion in the region that would come to be known as Bhutan. Buddhism was introduced in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. The country was first unified in 17th century by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. In 2008 Bhutan enacted its Constitution and converted to a democracy in order to better safeguard the rights of its citizens. Later in November of the same year, the currently reigning 5th Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was crowned. While Bhutan is one of the smallest countries in the world, its cultural diversity and richness are profound. The climate in Bhutan is extremely varied. Southern Bhutan has a hot, humid sub-tropical climate. Temperatures can vary between 15-30 degrees Celsius. In the Central parts of the country the climate cools a bit. In the far Northern reaches of the kingdom the weather is cold during winter. Mountain peaks are perpetually covered in snow and lower parts are still cool in summer owing to the high altitude terrain. The Bhutanese Tourism Industry was first opened in 1974. Since then it has grown to become, a major contributing factor to the Bhutanese economy creating countless employment opportunities and generating additional revenue for the government. To this end efforts have been made to ensure that even remote areas are publicized and able to reap the benefits of tourism while still respecting their traditions, culture and natural environment.
A homestay in Darjeeling is typically an extension of the house of a local. The landlord and his family would stay in one part of the property while there will be separate rooms for guests. Most time the dining room and even the living room would be common so that you can interact with the owner's family when you stay there. In several such homestays, you can also join a family member in the kitchen and lend your hand in cooking if you so want. Or learn from the family how to prepare local Nepali food which is often delicious. In the evening when you are back after sightseeing or shopping, you can sit with the family members in the living room, chat and watch TV. So a homestay in Darjeeling is all about staying in a local home, experiencing and enjoying Darjeeling using the ways and eyes of the locals. You can dine with the local family, even participate in their day to day life to get insight into their lives and culture, and of course have delicious homemade food in a homely environment. This is an experience which is completely different from a hotel. Do not expect professional service like of a hotel, instead you will get lots of love and caring from the family. By allowing tourists in their houses, such local families have decided on a different way of living life where they need to spend a lot of time with outsiders as part of their day-to-day life.
Places Covered : Kalimpong, Deolo, Morgan House, Lava, Loleygaon, Rishyap.
Best Time to Go : March-Mid June & Mid September-December.
Duration : 4 Days.
Kalimpong in Lepcha means ‘Hillock of Assemblage’. There are many things about Kalimpong which makes it perfect for holidays. Kalimpong offers panoramic views of the great Himalayan ranges and of the Kanchenjunga peak. Kalimpong is also known for its educational institutions, of which many were established during the British colonial period. Amidst the dense forests and deep valleys a hamlet Lava is situated, at an altitude of 2,100 m. It is near Kalimpong adjacent to the Neora Valley National Park. Flowers, meadows, calm and cool weather are the attractions in themselves covered with thick mist and floating clouds Lava is a place where you will be mesmerized. Loleygaon, a small hamlet, is famous for it’s panoramic view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is a fabulous destination for the lovers of wildlife. You can enjoy the charm of sunrise, various orchids, flowers, and canopy walk. An exotic beauty dwells in Rishyap, this hill station at the foot of Tiffin Dara comprises a Lepcha hamlet and a few resorts. It is at an altitude of 4,310 m. ‘Ri’ stands for mountain plak and ‘shop’ means old tree. The blue mountains by its side are worth watching show covered peaks are rising at intervals – ‘heaven kissing hills’.
Places Covered : Port Blair, Neil, Havelock, Radhanagar Beach, Cellular Jail etc.
Best Time to Go : November to March.
Duration : 7 Days
The Andaman Island situated in the Bay of Bengal between India to the west and Myanmar to the north and east. Andaman & Nicobar Island is Union Territory of India. Picturesque beaches, crystal clear water and a rich history make Andaman the perfect choice for a family vacation. From the cultural town of Port Blair to the picturesque beaches of Neil and Havelock Islands and famous limestone caves of Diglipur, the Andamans offer something for every tourist. Radhanagar beach in Havelock Island should be in everyones list of things to do in Andaman. This beach has been consistently rated as the best beach in India. Another great activity will be snorkelling at Elephant beach in Havelock island. You can take a boat trip or trek to Elephant beach, and enjoy snorkelling there. Neil Island is all about coral reefs, calm beaches and rich wildlife. If you are a water sports lover then Andaman will never frustrate you. You can enjoy Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Parasailing, Under sea Walking, Jet Skiing etc.