09 DAYS & 08 NIGHTS
KOLKATA I DARJEELING I MUMBAI I NASHIK
This tour will show you a very different culinary aspect of India, which includes visiting to famous tea farms in Darjeeling & visiting the Vineyards in Nashik famous for Sula Vine. Planning a tea & wine tour to India is one of the best ways of relaxing, tasting different wines & Teas.
Meet & assistance on arrival by our travel executive.Transfer to your Hotel.
Briefing of the tour by the executiveKolkata, a city that means many things to many people. For some, Kolkata is the city of joy, while for others it is dirty, crowded, and noisy. Once the greatest colonial city in the Orient, Kolkata was later reviled as a cauldron of poverty, dirt, and disease. Today, it ranks among the four major metropolis of India along with Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. A mere village in the 17th century, Kolkata is not an ancient city like Delhi. Like Mumbai and Chennai, it originated largely due to the expansionist ambitions of the European powers, especially the British Raj. Little wonder, Kolkata has some of the finest Raj edifices built in a variety of styles
In the evening enjoy Tea Lounge in your hotel. The Tea Lounge is part of the heritage star property that re-opened its doors under the flagship of The Lalit. Walking in, you’re instantly transported to a bygone era – the classic decor and sophisticated vibe only adding to the old-world charm.Overnight at hotel
Depart for half day sightseeing tour of Kolkata visitingVictoria Memorial
The Victoria Memorial is built of white makrana marble from Rajasthan in commemoration of Queen Victoria of the UK who also carried the title of Empress of India. It currently serves as a museum and a tourist attraction. The memorial was designed by Sir William Emerson in an architectural style similar to Belfast City Hall Earlier asked to design the building in the Italian Renaissance style, Emerson was against the exclusive use of European styles and used Indo-Saracenic style, incorporating Mughal elements in the structure. Vincent Esch was the superintending architect while Lord Redesdale and Sir David Prain designed the gardens. The work of construction was entrusted to Messrs Martin & Co. of Calcutta.
Late afternoon visit Flury’s Tea Room on Park Street a legendary Tea room for a fine cup of tea, followed by a visit to a local sweet shop for tasting local Bengali specialties.Overnight at hotel
Transfer to Kolkata domestic airport in time to connect flight to Bagdogra.Meet/Assist on arrival and driven by car to Darjeeling and check in at Hotel.
Overnight at hotel
The Tea ExperienceWalk down hill this can be adjusted to suit each guest. Most of the walking is down hill, and the duration of the walk can range from 1.5 hours to 3 hours, with the level of difficulty from moderate to tough, depending on the route one takes. Guests may also drive the entire route, stopping along the way for short walks at various points of interest.
The tour begins with an audio-visual presentation on the history of Darjeeling, and a brief overview of how tea is grown, manufactured and tasted. In the Tea Factory where you will be taken 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 sorting.
The factory tour
Walk or drive through the tea fields with one of our guides, who will give you an insight into how the tea bush is grown and looked after. Interact with the Darjeeling tea picker ladies and learn how to pluck the “two leaves and a bud” that is later manufactured into the tea that ends up in your teacup. During the winter season, learn about the different types of pruning that is undertaken to increase the yield of the coming season. Interact with the estate workers as you move from one part of the estate to another. Enjoy the variety 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.Rest of the day is free to relax
Overnight at hotel
Depart for sightseeing tour of DarjeelingDarjeeling is popularly known as the "Queen of the Hills" and produces the famous Darjeeling Tea, one of the world's finest teas. It is also home to the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Enjoy TOY TRAIN up to Ghoom the highest railway station on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Also visit the Tibetan Refugee Center , which is renowned internationally for its excellent carpets, woollen wear, woodwork and leather work. The Mountaineering Institute which Trains climbers of any nation. Also visit the Zoo adjoing to the Mountaineering Institute
Overnight at hotel
Depart for Bagdogra airport in time to connect flight to MumbaiMeet/Assist on arrival and transfer to hotel
Mumbai – earlier known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian State of Maharashtra. The city is the second most-populous in the world; with approximately 14 million inhabitants. Along with the neighbouring cities of Navi Mumbai and Thane it forms the world’s 4th largest urban agglomeration, with around 19 million people. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural Harbor.Overnight at hotel
Depart for Nasik and check in at hotelRelaxing in an open meadow with a glass of your favourite wine sounds alluring. India has an age-old history with wines. Wine making in India started around 5,000 years ago. The tradition of making wine started during the Mughal rule. At present, India is home to some of the finest vineyards in the world.
Every year, thousands of wine lovers visit these vineyards to taste their favourite blend of wine and experience the art of wine manufacturing. These wine tours are gaining popularity with wine connoisseurs all over the world. We cannot talk about wine tours in India without mentioning some of our excellent home grown vineyards.
Every year, Sula Vineyards offers wine connoisseurs an opportunity to cherish the taste of an eclectic variety of wines. Since the last few years, Sulafest has become one of the most popular wine tours in India and its admirers call it ‘The Mecca of Wines’.
Depart for Mumbai and check in at hotelAfternoon half day sightseeing tour of Mumbai
Gateway of IndiaMumbai's most famous monument in the city was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone. Ironically, when the Raj ended in 1947, this colonial symbol also became a sort of epitaph: the last of the British ships that set sail for England left from the Gateway.
Hanging Garden (Kamala Nehru Park)
Overnight at hotel
COST & INCLUSIONS
|Kolkata||Taj Bengal||The Lalit|
|Darjeeling||Windermere Hotel||Elgin Hotel|
|Mumbai||Taj Mahal Palace||Trident|
|Nashik||The Gateway Hotel||The Gateway Hotel|
Share twin accommodation with breakfast
Transfers & sightseeing by Air Conditioned vehicle
Services of Local English speaking Guide
Tea Factory visit in Darjeeling
Toy Train Joy ride ticket
Wine taste in Nashik
Present Applicable taxes as on
Entrance tickets to Monuments
Visa fee & Insurance
Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone, camera fee, drinks & tips etc
G.S.T if applicable at the time of operation of the tour