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Best Sightseeing Tours in Kolkata

Kolkata, the City of Joy, is a heaven in the eastern part of the country. The metropolitan city is known for its historical monuments from the British days, and for its proximity to some of the best hill stations in India. What is the best thing you can do if you live a stone’s throw away from catching a bus to Darjeeling or driving up to Sandakphu? You do just that.

 

The best way to spend your holidays when you live close to the mountains is to have plans geared up for the weekends and vacations alike. There are a dozen things you can do by just catching a train or booking a car from Kolkata to the hills here are some of them.

 

You can go to a tour of Darjeeling-Gangtok-Kalimpong. These three places in the northeast of India are a bliss to be in and are teeming with activities. You can go white water rafting in gangtok, hiking, trailing, nature walks, trekking etc in all of these places.

 

You can also go for the Goecha La trek which is a camp and trek for ten days. If you are fond of cycling, the Silk Route cycling tour awaits you. It takes up to seven days to cover the Silk Route in Sikkim, covering the Himalayan ranges and the Kanchenjunga. If you are looking for a particularly long trek, spending a fortnight in the foothills of the Kanchenjunga is an option you should grab. The climb of Mount Thingchinkhang is an experience of a lifetime and should be experienced by yo if you really love mountains and trekking.

 

You can also go for the Singalila trek, Tholung trek, Neytham Holy Cave trek, Lhabha Tarum Tsachu trek, trek to Sandakphu, a sightseeing and trekking tour in Siliguri etc from Kolkata.

  • Fixed departure dates for join a group are October 22,29November 5,12,19,26December 3,10,17,24,31About the Destination:Located at an altitude of 11,941ft in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Sandakphu trek is popularly known as a ‘Trekkers Wonderland’. It is the highest region of West Bengal. This 6-day long trek takes you through the journey of Sandakphu through different picturesque locations which are untamed until now. Not just this during your trek catch the glimpse of the Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu along with a diverse range of flora and fauna, contrasting views of snow-clad peaks and evergreen forests.  This trek is considered as the highest trek in West Bengal. The trek route to Sandakphu goes all along the Singalila range and therefore this is also known as Singalila trek. During the trek, you will not only see the famous peaks but also Three Sisters and few other peaks of Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan in one single stretch of snow. Soak in the beauty of the region as you continue your trek and watch the towering peaks touching the sky. The cluster of Kanchenjunga forms the upper body and is popular among the people as The Sleeping Buddha.  Your trek route lies along the border of India and Nepal. There is also the Singalila National Park where one can find a rare species like Red Panda and is a birder’s paradise. You will also find blooming Rhododendrons and Magnolia which will turn the forest with red, pink and white shades during spring and foliage hue during fall. The Sandakphu Trek is definitely the best trek you should try this season.About the Trek:Known as another of the beautiful Himalayan trek Sandakphu Trek is a must do the trek for the adventure seekers and nature lovers. This trek takes after the well known Singalila Ridge, an eye-catching goad of high ground that lies at the southern end of a long peak, which keeps running down from the Kanchendzongha massif and structures the outskirt between Sikkim and Nepal. You will start this fascinating trek from New Jalpaiguri and then reach Manebhanjan from where you will start your trek. You will start trekking towards Tumling, on your second day which is one of the spectacular peaks of the Singalila Range. On your third day, you will trek to Kalipokhri covering a distance of around 9 km in 5 hours and the pass the Singalila National Park. On your fourth day, you will come across the amazing sight of the Sandakphu Peak, Mt Khanchendzonga, and Mt Everest. Standing tall these peaks will beckon you to stare at it for long. Get a chance to witness the majestic sunrise while during your trek.On your fifth day, you will start your descending trek from Sandakphu to Srikhola. Keep admiring the beauty of the whole place as you continue trekking. You will also come across the spectacular panoramic views of Nepal Himalayas including Kanchendzongha range, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Janu, Chamlang, Baruntse and a host of Sikkim peaks all seen in one stretch. The awesome stroll along the edge is perfect for the learners/beginners, who need to investigate Darjeeling/Sikkim Himalayas. Your trek to Sandakphu will indeed be a lifetime experience.Sandakphu Trek Highlights:- Sandakphu Trek is one of the most beautiful treks which will take you through some of the most unknown and unexplored parts of Sikkim and Nepal.- During the trek you will come across the Mt Everest the snow peak which is said to bears bequest of the mythical stairway to heaven.- You will also have the chance to camp under the brilliant night sky and that too with a bonfire.- Pass through the small streams and witness the beauty of the whole region.- Stop for a while and meet the friendly locals of villages and learn about their day to day life.- Get a chance to witness the majestic sunrise on your fourth day.- You will also find blooming Rhododendrons and Magnolia which will turn the forest with red, pink and white shades during spring and foliage hue during fall.Quick Facts:Temperature: Day: 8°C-15°C and Night: -5°C-5°CTrekking Distance:  47kmMaximum Altitude: 11,941ftDifficulty Level: Easy To Moderate Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest railway station Airport: Bagdogra AirportATM: You can withdraw money at New Jalpaiguri (NJP)

    d6 Days n5 Nights
    Excellent 5.0
    25 reviews

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    9000


  • About the Activity:Regardless of its size, Sikkim, the most cleanest state of India, submits surprisingly wonderful attractions, normally, nature's creations.To be amused at some of the pride possessions of Sikkim with the accompaniment of an enlarged sect of Himalayan mountain peaks, you are invited to join a pervasive trek to  Goecha La.From the Goecha La pass, one can absorb the undeniable views of Mt. Kanchenjunga.This 11 day trek starts from the moment you arrive at Bagdogra or NJP railway station in the morning on the first day.From there, you commence your tour, first to Yuksom and continue to sojourn in Sachen, Tshoka, Bhakim, Dzongri, Phedang, Thansing, Kokchurang, Lamuney etc.The thick rhododendron and oak forests will pave the way for an enthusiastic trek that goes through different yet challenging ascents and descents. Around 17000 feet altitude is going to be yours during this trek.Capture the beguiling beauty of the snow-clad peaks seen before your eyes, and the expansive green meadows in the valley down from the great height you are and search for the overflowing happiness.The package includes food, accommodation in tents and guesthouses as well as transportation during the trip.

    d11 Days n10 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

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    23600


  • About the Activity:Quite a famed trekking destination is Goecha La, its trails go through the subtropical forest covers of bamboo, ferns and orchids and then to the forest bends of oak and rhododendron trees.You are happily invited to take a break from your humdrum and then get ready to do a 10 day trek to Goecha La, the land of vast alpine meadows.The unfiltered views of the East Ridge of the royal Kachenjunga are the reason why Goecha La is termed to be a favourite adventure spot.Yuksom, Tshoka, Dzongri, Lamuney etc are some of the principal locations you come across during this trip. Once you arrive at NJP around morning, you would be taken to Yuksom and then you are free to explore and experience the beauty shared by the regions aplenty.This particular package provides you with food, accommodation and transportation during the tour.The brief itinerary of the tour is as follows:Day 1: NJP to Yuksom(5,800 ft). 8 hrs driveDay 2: Yuksom (5,800 ft) – Sachen (7,200 ft).4 hrs.Day 3: Sachen (7,200 ft) – Tshoka (9,650 ft). 4 hrs.Day 4: Tshoka(9,650 feet)- Dzongri(12,980 feet) via Phedang(12,050 ft). 5-6 hrs.Day 5: Dzongri(12,980ft) – Thangsing (12,930). 4-5 hrsDay 6: Thangsing –  Lamuney via Kockchurang(12096 ft).2 hrs.Day 7: Lamuney(13,693 ft) – Goechala(16,207 ft) and back to Kockchurang.10-12 hrs.Day 8: Kokchurang – Tshoka via Phedang. 6-7 hrsDay 9: Tshoka – Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen. 6 hrs.Day 10: Drive back to NJP.

    d10 Days n9 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    16400


  • About the Activity:Get an incredible chance to visit the three superb location in the north east India region which are blessed in abundance with replenishing nature throughout the year.The delightful hill stations named Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Gangtok are the highlights of this 6 day extensive tour covering all the important sights.Start the trip after getting picked up from Bagdogra Airport on the first day of the tour. On this tour you are going to visit many breath taking locations, to name a few, they are Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology(closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry(closed on Sundays), Flower Show Complex, Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock, Happy Valley Tea Estate(from outside) etc.The package includes food, accommodation in hotels or guest houses and transportation during the whole trip.

    d6 Days n5 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

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    35000


  • About the Activity:Indulge in this 9 day tour of Sikkim for a relishing experience of the most beautiful region of north India.The breath taking landscapes that include mountains, waterfalls, forests, lakes and monasteries have been attracting thousands of people.During this tour you will be witnessing the charming beauty of Changu Lake, Lachung Chu, Yumthnag valley etc.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

    d9 Days n8 Nights
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    19375


  • About the Activity:Fixed departure: 05-11-2016This is one of the best adventurous trips through the Silk Route in Sikkim for 7 days covering the beautiful locations around Kanchenjunga and the Himalayan ranges.Get a transfer from New Jalpaiguri to Sillery Gaon from where you will start your cycling trip through the serene valleys and scenic mountain roads.Rishikhola, Zuluk, Nathang Valley etc are the major points to visit during your tour.Pickup and drop point is NJP Railway Station is at around 10 A.M and approximately at 02:00 P.M respectively.The package is inclusive of food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

    d7 Days n6 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    20730


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    Darjeeling

    About the Activity:Embark on this tour of 10 days that includes an invigorating Singalila trek; it covers the famous spots of trek lovers around Mt. Everest.You will be travelling through Bagdogra, Hee Bermiok, Samma Taar Nature Camp, Barsey, Jorebotey, Phoktey, Chiwa Bhanjyang, Hee Bermiok, Gangtok/Bagdogra etc.During the tour you might be enjoying the relishing sights of different caves, lakes, waterfalls, botanical garden, water garden, red Panda gate, oak forest, rhododendron valleys, Mt Everest and Mt KhangchendzongaThis trekking expedition offers several easy and challenging trails to the trekkers. It is in this tour that the trekkers can also visit several towns and villages around Gangtok and can explore their life and culture.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

    d9 Days n8 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    15625


  • About the Activity:Use this opportunity to cover the most scenic places in the foothills of Kanchenjunga with 14 day long trekking and sightseeing tour. Visit Mt. Thingchinkang is the highlight of this trip.Your trip will be going through some exotic locations such as Gangtok, Yuksom,Tsokha, Phedang, Dzongri, Thangsing, Mt. Thingchinkang etc.Revel in the beauty of sacred lakes, flowering valleys, Alpine forests, mountain peaks and rhododendron forests during the trek.The package includes food, accommodation and pick up and drop off as well.

    d14 Days n13 Nights
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    30000


  • About the Activity:This 10 day trekking tour of Tholung takes you through a picturesque locality filled with beautiful valleys, tea estates, mountain peaks and much more.The places you will be visiting during this tour are Gangtok, Lingza, Tholung Gompa, Upper Tholung, Changey and Singhik.Embark on to relish the sights of tea plantations, tropical forests, rustic hamlets, alluring rivers and lakes, monasteries, hillocks, mountain peaks etc.The routes are perfect for those who really seek for trekking in north east.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

    d10 Days n9 Nights
    Excellent 5.0
    13 reviews

    Starting from

    21250


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    Siliguri

    About the Activity:Trek through the chilling Himalayan valleys in Siliguri with the help of an English speaking guide.Wander through the slopes and hills until you get exhausted.Explore the tiny town for 8 hours which is filled with liveliness and vivacity and experience the city from the eyes of a local.

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    450


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    Jalpaiguri

    About the Destinations: Sandakphu, the highest point in the state of West Bengal, is an ideal destination for the trekking enthusiasts. Located at an astounding height of 3,636m, it is known for offering the best panoramic views of the enthralling Mt Everest and the Kanchenjunga Peak. Along with these two major summits, the trekkers can also catch scenic glimpses of Makalu and Lhotse peaks. Originating from Manibhanjan that can easily reached from Darjeeling, this 5 days' trekking expedition will get you familiar and acquainted with the Indian Himalayas. For those embarking on a Sandakphu trek, you will also get ample of opportunities to encounter the magical Himalayan Range of other countries like Nepal and Bhutan. Duration of the Tour: 4N/5D Meal Types: Vegetarian Activities: Trekking, Camping Total Trekking Duration: 22-26km (approx.) Highest Altitude: Phalut (3,600m) Difficulty Level: Moderate  

    d5 Days n4 Nights
    Good 3.0

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    Darjeeling

    Among the Sikkim's Treks, most popular trek is the foot of Mt. Kangchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world.Though the view of Kanchandzonga chains is enjoyed from various viewpoints, but the most beautiful view to these mountains is from Dzongri & Gochila (4800m).The panoramic views of the peaks and Himalayan ranges will rejuvenate you both physically as well as mentally. Like all Himalayan Treks, in this trek, you will hear nothing but the whistle of the wind, soothing sound of brooks flowing down the hills, songs of birds in different tunes, shrilling crickets & sometimes, the whistling Lepchas or Tibetan yak herders. This trek starts from Yoksum to Goecha La Pass, at 5000m. A lush countryside of subtropical forests, rhododendron forests, alpine meadows where the Yaks graze in high valleys surrounded by glaciers and snow capped peaks of the Khangchendzonga range. Kanchandzonga trek is one of the perfect trekking in sikkim landscapes in India. This trek starts from Bagdogra to Goecha La. The best season is April-June & the October-December period. Trek ends at Phuentsoling in Bhutan or at Bhadrapur airport in Nepal. Glaciers and snow capped peaks of the Khangchendzonga range overlooking the pristine Himalayan environment. It is the homeland of three different tribes, namely the indigenous Lephcas, Nepalese & Bhutias. Many such tours make Sikkim one of the hottest destinations in India.

    d17 Days n16 Nights
    Good 3.0

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    Darjeeling

    One of the 3rd highest peaks in the world is Kanchenjunga and this is one of the most admired tracks. In Sikkim, there is a Singalila track which covers the political boundary between Sikkim and Nepal. This trek has a tract of land. Which have lack of trees and excess of rocky hills are there. At Singalila we can add the grassy and folds meadow of Singalila delight.This can offer the majestic view of the Himalayan treks. It is also said that the Singalila trek of Sikkim houses a blissful environment. The lakes of the Singalila add a perfect charm to the ambience of this trekking in sikkim. This journey begins in Darjeeling, which is a Friendly and relaxed town with an interesting mixture of the days of the Raj and a vibrant Tibetan Buddhist culture. We will visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Snow Leopard Breeding Centre and a major Tibetan Buddhist monastery, we will also have the chance to take a ride on the famous 'Toy Train' and wander round the busy bazaar area. We will find this trek very significant to the mountain peaks, plants, a series of waterfall, strongly flowing of water, this can contain beautiful monasteries as well as the hills. So thats why Sikkim offers it with experiences as well as very rare. Most of the dwellings in Sikkim are rustic, consisting of a bamboo frame, woven with pliable bamboo and coated with cow dung, providing a warm interior. In the higher elevations, houses are made of wood. Sikkim is one of the few states in India to receive regular snowfall. It is interesting to note that various ethnic groups of Sikkim have their own classification for Sikkim the Nepalese call it Sukhim or new home, while Tibetans refer to it as Denzong or the valley of rice and to the Lepchas, Sikkim is Nye-al-Ale or heaven. A similar kind of popular trek is the trek toSingalila.    

    d24 Days n23 Nights
    Good 3.0

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    Darjeeling

    Neytham Holy Cave Trek is an extremely pleasant trek for those who love nature and respect culture. There is a panoramic view of Mt. Khangchendzonga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru, and its umpteen adjoining ranges. In this trek we drive from Bagdogra airport or by railway to Labdang Gurung Heritage village. We will trek to Lhari Nimphu Holy cave- the distance is about 6hrs. You could explore this beautiful hidden paradise. We will also trek from Dhoopi to Borong Hotspring which happens to be a 4 hr run. From this place we move to Rabangla. One is provided with lodging and boarding facilities at Rabangla. A return drive from Rabangla to Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri, takes us to the last lap of the trip.  

    d6 Days n5 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

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    Gangtok

    This Sikkim Trekking offers trekking holiday to Lahbha Tarum Tsachu. This is the only trek which has mountain or high altitude trek, Jungle trek, Rhododendron Trek, Lake Trek, as well as hot spring (Tarum hot spring) treks on the whole. What awaits the tourists is the uninhabited treasure of wildlife, sheer thrill and a lot of adrenaline rush. Lahbha (Labha) Trek is one of the mystic and undiscovered places in India for adventure, pleasure, peace, spiritualism, cuisine, Wildlife, sports, and romance. The trekkers who have desire to view Kanchendzonga at a crow-fly distance of only 16 km, passing through jungles, mountains to view maximum number of mountain peaks, this is the trek to go for. This is the most ideal trek to enjoy the mountains at the nearest view point. It is said to be the paradise of lush forested mountain slopes where we can get glimpses of colorful birds and butterflies and discover a variety of wild and rare flora. While trekking we get a chance to appreciate the fresh mountain air and silence of wilderness and breath-taking view as Sikkim Himalayas unfolds itself before us. Here one can take pleasure in the views from Donkhala peak and Khangchengyo, which is one of the two guardian deities of people living in Achung and Lichen.

    d6 Days n5 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

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Bhima Sinha

15 May 2015

Kanchenjunga is certainly an epitome of beauty and Sikkim is one place that provides you with panoramic views. loved the entire trekking part. Great place, great people amazing time - thanks to our trek guide who made sure people were satisfied and enjoying the trek.

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Satyen Naik

15 December 2014

After this trek, I realized why everyone recommended me for Darjeeling and Sikkim. Truly a paradise and this trek reveals more about these places.

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Yoginder Bhattathiri

14 August 2017

It was a dream come true for me and some of my friends. We have been planning a trek to Sikkim for a long time. We are a group of all girls and we were looking for some packages only for women. But we did not get many options. Finally we decided to book a tour package with other people also. But it went well. We did not face any trouble during the whole trip and very much thankful to all the people came with us and the guides. There was a woman manager too in the group since we were in the trip. Sikkim is a treasure house. It has everything for any age group. The trek was simply amazing. We were so excited and the routes were challenging. Our parents were asking how can we do trekking all alone. But I think, Kanchendzonga and other mountains in Sikkim do not have such variations as boys or girls. It was welcoming from the starting point to the end. Guys, the views from the top were extra ordinary. What we can see are long stretches of mountains and the snow cladding peak tops. The sunrise views were omg extremely astounding. The peaks were glittering in the first rays and it is the most scenic sight. We found yaks too. I was seeing yaks for the first time. They are so cute. Gentle too. But was scared to touch and pamper. What if they do not like us. They were roaming around freely. We were slow at many points since the routes were not so smooth but challenging too. So we had to stop in between, hydrate ourselves and continue. So according to the schedule we could not finish the trek also the last day was a little messed up. We could not explore the places as we discussed earlier but we did not feel it as a loss. Since all the places we saw were absolutely beautiful. We’ll plan some similar trips in the future and will head out to conquer the paths with more energy.

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sudha b

15 May 2017

I decided to do a solo Himalayan trekking in a spur of the moment, on a Sunday afternoon. I randomly googled for the organisers and Thrillophilia were the only guys to come back with answers. They suggested me to do the Sandakhphu trek as it was my first trek as well. And I am glad they did.I would recommend this trip to anyone who is looking for an adventure as the difficulty is easy to moderate. This lets you experience not only the rich flora and fauna of the region but also gives a glimpse of the lifestyle of the pahadi people. Finally, as we watched the Mountain Goddess Kanchenjunga shining in all its grandeur, at Sandakphu, we felt every bit of the effort is worth it.

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Divjot Sinha

23 November 2014

A big big thankyou to my friends to accompany me, our tour guide to led us the beautiful heaven and my parents to finance this holiday trip, really I loved being there!!!! Otherwise I would have missed such an awesome experience of my life. The mountains peaks should not be missed at any costs. Moreover Up and above the clouds, this trek is a mixed affair of fascinating heights, lush greeneries, exotic wildlife and scenic villages. Enjoyed the panorama of the other peaks and the evergreen valleys.

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Bhisham Deshpande

17 October 2014

It is difficult to explain my entire experience in few words. It was an awesome experience which I would cherish my whole life.. of course it's the the only highest place in West Bengal at an altitude of 3636m that is inhabited. Places we covered throughout the trek starting from maneybhanjan include Tumbling kalipokhri to sandakphu and then all the way down timburee and Therewise srikhola. Loved each and evry minute that I spent on this trek.

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Ravi Gupta

11 September 2014

What I liked the most about this trek is the variation in the terrains. At diffferent places, it offers totally different experience. Moreover, this is one of the treks that offered me fascinating views of Kanchenjunga, Mt Everest, Lhotse and Makalu peaks on the same go. Once, I was at the peak, I felt hyptonised by the beauty around. In this region, it is indeed the best treks to take.

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Pulkit Gurnani

11 February 2015

For me, this was a treasure trove journey. Though Sandakpu is the main attraction, I also enjoyed the panorama of the other peaks and the evergreen valleys. Terrains might get difficult at times and to overcome them, you have to be quite careful and attentive towards the guides and instructors. Do not miss the sunrise view over the Kanchenjunga Peak at any cost.

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Dhanesh Achari

10 August 2015

We were a group of 5 people and we weren't so sure about how the trip will be because: But it turned out to be an awesome experience, April is the best time to see the rhododendrons blooming. However, starting from the landrover ride uphill, the short 5 km trek in the steep uphill to the snowfall and the other treks was something that we enjoyed the most.

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