Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayan mountains. The state is bordered by Nepal to the west, China's Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. The Indian state of West Bengal lies to the south.
Assembly of Sikkim abolished monarchy and resolved to be a constituent unit of India. A referendum was held on these issues and majority of the voters voted yes. On May 15, 1975 the President of India ratified a constitutional amendment that made Sikkim the 22nd state of India.
According to legend, the Buddhist guru Padmanabhanagar visited Sikkim in the 8th century AD, introduced Buddhism and foretold the era of the Sikkimese monarchy. Sikkim's Mangal dynasty was established in 1642. Over the next 150 years, the kingdom witnessed frequent raids and territorial losses to Nepalese invaders. In the 19th century, it allied itself with British India, eventually becoming a British protectorate.Day - 01 Arrive New Delhi
Upon arrival at New Delhi Airport, Meet and Greet by IPR Representative and visit full day sightseeing of Delhi Qutub Minar: Qutub Minar is an excellent example of Afghan Architecture the Minar is 72.5mts high victory tower, the construction of which began in the final year of twelth century by QutubuddinAibak and was later completed by his successor. It has been given World Heritage Site status. Bahai Temple: Situated atop the Kalkaji Hill.
It is also known as "The Lotus Temple" due to its distinctive lotus shaped design in Marble. It was built in 1987 by the followers of Bahai faith. The temple signifies the purity and equality of all religions. Humayun's Tomb: Built by Humayun's widow, Queen Haji Begum in the 16th centuary, it is supposed to be the prototype of the Taj Mahal at Agra. After that drive past to RashtrapatiBhavan& India Gate.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.Day - 02 Delhi City Tour
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Chandni Chowk, a famous market once visited by merchants from Turkey, China and Holland, believed to be Asia's largest spice market. After your bazaar tour, drive down to Birla Mandir, Rajghat & en-route visit Red Fort. After lunch drive to Sultan Garhi, one of the little-known attractions of Delhi, now known to be the Dargah of Sultan Ghori. Thereafter visit the 'DilliHaat', a traditional Rural Haat or village market, but one suited for more contemporary needs.Later visit to Akshardham Temple & extra cost for light n sound show. Return to the hotel.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.Day - 03 Delhi – Agra (250KM/4hrs by drive)
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Agra. Check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) & visit Agra Fort the extravagant white mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan, in the memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Spend the afternoon exploring this unique Indo - Islamic architecture. Return to New Delhi. Upon arrival check in at hotel & Rest at leisure.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.Day - 04 Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (145KM/5hrs by drive)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to hotel & Proceed to Jaipur.Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. & Later arrival checks in at the hotel.
During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.Day - 05 Jaipur City Tour
Morning: enjoy your breakfast at the hotel; later proceed for an excursionvisit Amber Fort by Elephant Ride (at extra cost). Enjoy the sights of the Shish Mahal, Hall of public audiences and Maharaja Man Singh's Palace, Amber Palace. Then visit city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it is now converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions of the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry- pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments; many of them are still in working condition.
Evening enjoy ChokhiDhani with Rajasthani tradition at extra cost (If time permits).
Overnight stay at the Hotel.Day - 06 Jaipur Departure – By Flight Guwahati – Kaziranga (220KMS/5Hrs By Drive)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Jaipur Airport to fly Guwahati for your onward destination. On arrival at Guwahati Airport / Railway Station & transfer to Kaziranga National Park, the home of "One Horned Rhinoceros", Check in at your hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.Day - 07 Kaziranga National Park
Early morning explores any one zone of Kaziranga National Park on back of Elephant. Apart from the Rhino, other species found are Hog Deer, Swamp Deer, Wild Buffalo, Elephants and if you are lucky then tiger also. It is also home to pelicans, storks and darters as there are many water bodies inside the Park. Return to the resort for breakfast. In the afternoon enjoy jeep safari through the National Park. Return to the hotel.Day - 08 Kaziranga – Shillong (295KMS/7Hrs by Drive)
After breakfast proceed for Shillong (4,900 ft.), called 'Scotland of the East". Enroute visit Umium Lake, a majestic placid lake with its surrounding sylvan hills. On arrival at Shillong, check in to hotel. Evening is free for leisure.Day - 09 Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Shillong (60KMS/2Hrs By Drive oneway)
After early breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee (4,400 ft.), the wettest place in the world. You will see the beautiful waterfall known as Nohkalikai. You can also explore the caves known as Mawsmai. Evening return to Shillong, enroute visit Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views. Overnight stay at Shillong.Day - 10 Shillong Sightseeing – Guwahati (100KMS/3Hrs by Drive)
After breakfast visit Don Bosco Museum & Ward's Lake. After that drive to Guwahati. Arrive and check in at hotel. In the evening visit 'Kalakshetra', a place where Assamese history and culture is presented through Light and sound show. Return to hotel.Day - 11 Guwahati City Tour
After breakfast out to visit Kamakhya Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple, Nabagraha Temple, Assam State Museum, State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, Regional Science Centre and Sukreswar Temple (The 6th Jyotirlinga of Shiva). Afternoon we suggest an optional tour of Golden sunset cruise on the Brahmaputra (Direct Payment by own).Day - 12 Guwahati Departure
After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Guwahati Airport for your onward journey.Tour Ends