Golden Triangle Tea Tour
Destination : Delhi- Jaipur-Agra -Delhi - Bagdogara - Glenburn - Bagdoagra-Delhi
Day 01 -Delhi Arrival
On arrival in Delhi, you will be welcomed by our executive and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 -Delhi - Jaipur
After breakfast Sightseeing of Delhi Visit India Gate - The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House – The govt. head quarters, Humayun Tomb and Qutab Minar . Afternoon drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in to Hotel.Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03 -Jaipur
In the morning take an excursion to Amer fort with joy ride on an Elephant/Jeep. Return to the city passing by Jal Mahal. Followed by city sightseeing of Jaipur visit City Palace - occupies a large area divided into a series of courtyards, gardens & buildings and a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, Royal Observatory - An observatory with some rare qualities to its credit, drive past Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds) - and the Bazaar etc. Afternoon relax in the Hotel. Overnight hotel.
Day 04 - Jaipur / Agra
Morning drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 AD. Visit the graceful buildings within the city including Salim Chisti's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Panch Mahal and other palaces. Arrive Agra check-in to hotel. Later visit Agra Fort - a visit to the fort in 'Agra' is must since so many of the events which lead to the construction of the Taj took place here.Sunset visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 AD for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal res. It's a poem written in white marble, the most extravagant monument ever built for love. Overnight hotel.
Day 05 -Agra / Delhi
After breakfast depart by surface to Delhi. On arrival Delhi Check in to Hotel. Overnight stay.
Bagdogara/GlenburnTeaEstate(Darjeeling 02 ½ Hours). Morning after breakfast assistance and transfer to airport to connect flight for Bagdogara by 9W-601 Dep. 1010 Hrs/Arr. 1405 Hrs (operates Mon, Wed & Friday) and 9W-602 Dep. 1010 Hrs/Arr. 1215 Hrs (Operates Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sunday) . Arrive Bagdogara met and transfer to Glen Burn tea Estate. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 07-Glenburn Tea Estate
After breakfast Tea Tour, walk through tea fields, Lunch by River Rung Dung, Factory Tour, Tea tasting. The tour starts with presentation on the history of Glenburn, and a brief overview of how tea is grown, manufactured and tasted. Walk or drive through the tea fields with Estate Manager, who will give you a comprehensive guided tour of how the tea bush is grown and looked after. Learn how to pluck the "two leaves and a bud" – that is later manufactured into the tealeaf that enters your teacup! Visit the Tea Nursery. Enjoy the multitude of bird life, butterflies and flora that add to the diverse landscape that makes up a tea estate. Catch a crab, or pick some watercress from the numerous springs that filter through the fields. Refreshments will be provided at a suitable mid-way point. Break for Lunch, on the banks of the River Rung Dung. Relax on the riverfront and paddle in the rock pools, while you enjoy your meal. Drive back up the hill to the Tea Factory for a guided tour on how the leaf is brought in from the fields, weighed, and then taken through the processes of Withering, Rolling, Fermenting, Drying and finally sorting. The day ends with a Tea Tasting Session, where one can discover the differences in aroma, flavour and appearance of tea manufactured in different ways, and during different times of the year. The session also includes tasting teas from other parts of India and the world, and examples of flavoured and blended teas.
Day 08 -Glenburn Tea Estate
Today after breakfast Hike along the River Rungjeet and Manjitar Village in Sikkim. Walking is along a flat, well-defined path. Total walking time approx. 2 hours. A four-wheel drive jeep will take you down through the Simbong Forest to the River Rung Dung. Cross the river over a small suspension bridge, which takes you into the Badamtam Forest. Walk along the forest path, following the River Rungeet. On the way, our naturalist will help you identify the birds, butterflies, occasional animals, and the rich plant life found in the forest. You will also walk through a forest village, and have the option to walk down to the sandy banks of the river. After about an hour's walk, you will reach the Manjitar Suspension Footbridge, leading the way across the River Rungeet into the old royal kingdom of Sikkim. This spectacular structure was built by the British in 1902, after the original cane bridge was washed away by the floods of 1899. About 200 feet across, and at least 100 feet above the river, crossing this footbridge is an adventure in itself. A black and white photograph of the original cane bridge taken some time during the last century by Robert Phillips can be seen on the Glenburn front verandah. Cross the bridge into Sikkim and wander around Manjitar Village, stop for a cup of tea in one of the village "dhaabas" (tea shops), and visit the local Shiv Temple. At 4:30 pm everyday, a volleyball match takes place between the local police force and the villagers. Our guests are welcomed as spectators, sipping cups of hot tea from the local "dhaaba". Lunch will be served picnic-style. Refreshments are served back at the Glenburn-Badamtam Bridge, where guests have a choice of walking to the Glenburn Campsite for the evening/night or driving back up to The Burra Bunglaow. The Campsite is another 20-minute walk away. Overnight stay.
Day 9-Glenburn Tea Estate
Day excursion of Darjeeling Town. Steeped in British colonial history, the hill station of Darjeeling located at a height of 6,000 feet, with the magnificent Mount Kanchenjunga as a backdrop. Take a ride on the famous Toy Train Railway from Darjeeling Town, through the picturesque Batasia Loop and then to the neighboring towns of Ghoom and Kurseong. Wander through the Mall, shop for local crafts and antiques along the way, drop into the famous Das Studios for a peek at their collection of old black and white photographs from the area, and stop for a cup of tea of coffee at Keventers or Glenary's, two famous old cafeterias on the Mall. Lunch can be taken at a number of places - Glenary's has a nice cafeteria as well as a multi-cuisine restaurant, but you could also try a more typical local restaurant, for a traditional "momo and thugpa" meal. In the afternoon, drive a little out of the town to the Lebong Contonment area. Visit the Zoo - famous for its snow leopards and pandas, the renowned Himalyan Mountaineering Institute and the Gymkhana Club, and then drive back to Glenburn. Overnight stay.
Day 10 -Glenburn Tea Estate/ Bagdogara/ Delhi
On time assistance and transfer to Bagdogara airport to board flight to Delhi by 9W-601 Dep. 1445 Hrs/Arr. 1650 Hrs (operates Mon, Wed & Friday) and 9W-602 Dep. 1250 Hrs/Arr. 1650 Hrs (Operates Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sunday). On arrival assistance transfer to local restaurant. After Dinner assistance and transfer to International airport to connect flight for your onward destination.