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THE FOOTHILLS OF THE HIMALAYAS

The Himalayan range covers the entire northern part of India, nestling five major states of the country within it. The ancient Indian pilgrims who have traveled in these mountains since time immemorial coined a Sanskrit word for the Himalayas meaning
“Abode of Snow”.
Some of the reasons why people have been so fascinated by the Indian Himalayas is because of the Hindu pilgrim routes, the low valleys that abruptly rise up in high mountain ranges, the lovely trekking hikes, densely forested areas lying just a mountain range away from barren cold deserts, and the lovely people of the mountains with their unique hospitable lifestyles.

We are inviting you to visit Bhutan, Sikkim, Darjeeling and Calcutta, all these exotic Indian destinations on our 16 days all inclusive, fully escorted First Class tour “Quest of Shangri-La.

Bhutan is a land locked Mountain Kingdom bordered by Tibet, India, near Nepal and Bangladesh. This country was not ever involved with the Industrial Age, the World Wars, nor the Arms Race, and until recently not even cyberspace. The people of Bhutan are living on their own “Roof of the World” and have kept to themselves for hundreds of years. Bhutan is a land of soaring snowcapped peaks, alpine meadows and densely forested hills and ravines abounding in exotic flora and fauna.

Sikkim is a small Himalayan State. Its geography is dominated by the most majestic mountain chain in the world which includes the Khangchendzonga, the world’s third highest mountain and is worshipped as the guardian deity to their land. The magical lure of Sikkim has always been attracting people all over the world. Its legendary mountains, landscape that defies imagination, all culminates into a masterpiece of the Creator. But you do not have to be the holy one to taste the beauty of Sikkim. Presently Sikkim has thrown up its gates to every interested visitor.

Darjeeling is popularly known as the “Queen of the hills “and produces the famous Darjeeling tea, the one of the world’s finest teas. It is also home to the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a World’s Heritage Site.

Calcutta has been the capital city of Indian under the British Raj for very long. Unlike any other city in India it boasts of a unique culture and heritage. Calcutta is also referred to as the intellectual capital of the country. Some of the best built buildings in India are the colonial buildings in Calcutta. When you are holidaying in Calcutta there are a number of landmarks worth visiting.


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