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Mystical Mountains & Historic Heartlands: Eastern India Odyssey


21 Nights/ 22 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a captivating journey through the Mystical Mountains & Historic Heartlands of Eastern India Odyssey. Starting in Kolkata, delve into the city’s rich colonial past and vibrant cultural tapestry. Journey to the majestic Eastern Himalayas, exploring the tranquil hill stations of Darjeeling and Pelling, before immersing yourself in the bustling streets of Gangtok. Witness UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hyderabad and delve into Hampi’s ancient ruins. Discover the architectural wonders of Badami and Goa’s serene beaches, culminating in a comprehensive exploration of Eastern India’s diverse landscapes, history, and cultural treasures.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Arrive Kolkata

Arrive in Kolkata and transfer to your luxury hotel. Relax and enjoy an introductory evening exploring local cuisine and culture.

Day 2: Kolkata

Victoria Memorial: Explore the grandeur of Victoria Memorial, an architectural marvel housing a museum with exhibits showcasing Kolkata's history under British rule. Howrah Bridge: Walk along the bustling Howrah Bridge, an iconic cantilever bridge connecting Kolkata with Howrah over the Hooghly River. Indian Museum: Visit the Indian Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in India, featuring an extensive collection of artifacts and art.

Day 3: Kolkata - Bagdogra (Flight)/ Darjeeling (75kms)

Fly to Bagdogra and drive to Darjeeling, a picturesque hill station famed for its tea estates and panoramic views of the Himalayas. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute: Learn about mountaineering history and view mountaineering artifacts at this prestigious institute. Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center: Witness Tibetan handicrafts and learn about the Tibetan refugee community's contributions.

Day 4: Darjeeling

Tiger Hill Sunrise: Wake up early for a mesmerizing sunrise over the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill. Batasia Loop & Ghoom Monastery: Visit Batasia Loop to witness the toy train's spiral route and explore Ghoom Monastery, home to a majestic statue of Maitreya Buddha. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Joyride: Experience a scenic ride on the UNESCO-listed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the "Toy Train."

Day 5: Darjeeling - Pelling (72kms)

Drive to Pelling, a tranquil town in Sikkim known for its Buddhist monasteries and stunning Himalayan vistas. Rabdentse Ruins: Explore the ruins of Rabdentse, the ancient capital of Sikkim, amidst dense forests and panoramic mountain views. Khecheopalri Lake: Visit the sacred Khecheopalri Lake, known as the "Wishing Lake," revered by Buddhists and surrounded by lush greenery.

Day 6: Pelling - Gangtok (130kms)

Travel to Gangtok, Sikkim's capital nestled in the Eastern Himalayas. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology: Discover the history and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas through the institute's extensive collection of artifacts and manuscripts. Rumtek Monastery: Visit Rumtek Monastery, a prominent seat of Tibetan Buddhism, known for its traditional architecture and religious artifacts.

Day 7: Gangtok

Tsomgo Lake: Explore the glacial Tsomgo Lake, nestled at an altitude of 12,400 feet and revered by locals for its spiritual significance. Handicrafts & Flower Show: Visit the Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom and the Flower Exhibition Center to admire local craftsmanship and colorful blooms.

Day 8: Gangtok - Kalimpong - Bagdogra (60kms)/ Mumbai (Flight)

Drive to Kalimpong, a charming hill station known for its orchids, scenic viewpoints, and colonial-era architecture. Deolo Hill: Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas and the Teesta River from Deolo Hill, the highest point in Kalimpong. Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Monastery: Visit this serene monastery known for its rare Buddhist scriptures and intricate wall paintings.

Day 9: Mumbai

Gateway of India & Elephanta Caves: Begin your Mumbai exploration at the iconic Gateway of India, a historic monument overlooking the Arabian Sea. Take a ferry ride to Elephanta Island to explore the ancient Elephanta Caves, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marine Drive & Chowpatty Beach: Relax at Marine Drive, also known as the Queen's Necklace, and experience the lively atmosphere of Chowpatty Beach.

Day 10: Mumbai - Aurangabad (Flight)

Fly to Aurangabad, gateway to the UNESCO-listed caves of Ajanta and Ellora, showcasing India's rich rock-cut architecture. Bibi Ka Maqbara: Visit this mausoleum, often referred to as the "Mini Taj," known for its striking resemblance to the Taj Mahal.

Day 11: Aurangabad - Visit Ajanta Caves (200kms round)

Ajanta Caves: Marvel at the exquisite rock-cut sculptures and mural paintings depicting Buddhist religious artistry at the Ajanta Caves, dating back to the 2nd century BCE. Daulatabad Fort: Explore the impressive Daulatabad Fort, known for its formidable defense mechanisms and panoramic views of Aurangabad.

Day 12: Aurangabad - Hyderabad (Flight)

Fly to Hyderabad, a city blending Nizami splendor with modernity and renowned for its vibrant culture and historical landmarks. Salar Jung Museum: Explore one of the largest museums in India, housing a diverse collection of artifacts from around the world, including art, sculpture, and manuscripts.

Day 13: Hyderabad

Charminar & Laad Bazaar: Explore the iconic Charminar, Hyderabad's signature monument, and wander through Laad Bazaar known for its traditional bangles and intricate jewelry. Golconda Fort: Visit Golconda Fort, an impressive citadel with acoustic marvels and sweeping views of Hyderabad's skyline.

Day 14: Hyderabad - Visit Warangal Unesco World Heritage Sites (300kms round)

Warangal Fort & Kakatiya Temples: Discover the architectural wonders of Warangal Fort and the Kakatiya temples, exemplifying medieval South Indian craftsmanship and history. Thousand Pillar Temple: Visit the Thousand Pillar Temple, known for its intricate stone carvings and unique architectural style.

Day 15: Hyderabad - Hampi (flight)

Fly to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site dotted with ancient temples and ruins amidst a surreal boulder-strewn landscape. Vijaya Vittala Temple & Stone Chariot: Marvel at the intricate carvings and the famous stone chariot at the Vijaya Vittala Temple complex. Hampi Bazaar & Virupaksha Temple: Explore Hampi Bazaar and visit the Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, for a glimpse into Hampi's rich history and vibrant culture.

Day 16: Hampi

Elephant Stables & Lotus Mahal: Visit the Elephant Stables and Lotus Mahal, exquisite examples of Vijayanagara architecture. Explore the underground Shiva temple and the Queen's Bath for more insights into Hampi's royal past. Achyutaraya Temple & Matanga Hill: Climb Matanga Hill for panoramic views of Hampi's temple complexes, including the Achyutaraya Temple, known for its intricate carvings and historical significance.

Day 17: Hampi - Lakkundi - Gadag - Badami (150kms)

Drive to Badami via Lakkundi and Gadag, visiting ancient temples and archaeological sites that highlight the Chalukyan dynasty's architectural brilliance. Banashankari Temple: Visit the Banashankari Temple, known for its unique architectural style and religious significance. Badami Cave Temples: Explore the rock-cut cave temples of Badami, showcasing intricate carvings and sculptures depicting Hindu mythological narratives.

Day 18: Badami, Aihole & Pattadakkal

Aihole & Pattadakkal Temples: Explore the ancient temple complexes of Aihole and Pattadakkal, renowned for their experimental Chalukyan architecture and historical significance. Sangameshwara Temple & Durga Temple: Visit the Sangameshwara Temple, an architectural marvel, and the Durga Temple, known for its intricate carvings and unique apsidal structure.

Day 19: Badami - Goa (250kms)

Drive to Goa, India's beach paradise known for its Portuguese heritage, vibrant culture, and serene coastal landscapes. Old Goa Churches: Explore UNESCO-listed churches in Old Goa such as Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral, reflecting Goa's colonial legacy. Spice Plantation Tour: Enjoy a guided tour of a spice plantation, learning about Goa's rich agricultural traditions and sampling fresh spices.

Day 20: Goa

Local Village Tour: Immerse yourself in Goan village life with visits to local markets, artisan villages, and traditional Goan homes. Dolphin Watching & Boat Cruise: Embark on a dolphin-watching cruise along the Arabian Sea, followed by a scenic boat ride through mangrove-lined rivers.

Day 21: Goa

Beach Leisure & Water Sports: Relax on Goa's golden beaches or indulge in water sports activities such as parasailing, jet skiing, and banana boat rides. Sunset River Cruise: Experience a sunset river cruise on the Mandovi River, serenaded by traditional Goan music and enjoying a sumptuous dinner.

Day 22: Goa - Departure (Flight)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before transferring to Goa International Airport for your onward journey, concluding your enriching exploration of Eastern Himalaya, Maharashtra, and the Deccan region of India.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 21 Night's accommodation in 4-Star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • 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.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Kolkata - Bagdogra - Mumbai - Aurangabad - Hyderabad - Hampi flight tickets approx ₹25500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Hotels used or similar for 21 nights accommodation

3-Star Hotels

Kolkata x 2 nights: Golden Tulip/ Polo Floatel
Darjeeling x 2 nights: Summit Swiss Heritage Resort & Spa/ Udaan Himalayan Suites & Spa
Pelling x 1 night: Summit Newa Regency & Spa/ Magpie Pachhu Village Resort
Gangtok x 2 nights: Summit Namnang Courtyard & Spa/ Summit Norling Resort & Spa
Mumbai x 2 nights: Hotel Godwin, Colaba/ Hotel Suba Palace
Aurangabad x 2 nights: The Fern Residency/ Amarpreet Hotel
Hyderabad x 3 nights: Hotel Abode/ Aditya Park
Hampi x 2 nights: Malligi Hotel/ Clarks Inn
Badami x 2 nights: Badami Court/ Clarks Inn
Goa x 3 nights: The Fern Residency Miramar/ Zone Connect Hotel Parra


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