Travel Tips 101 : West Bengal and Sikkim Quickie

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the ITINERARY
WEST BENGAL and SIKKIM
a 8D/7N trip
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Definitely not my idea … but do-able after much ‘study’ … but I suppose my ‘khor khor’ is speedy Gonzales (poor wife-y though), this could just cut it. And before you complaint about the delay in responding … sorry-lah. Got to cari makan also … so been totally bogged down and out of town.
Day 1
KUALA LUMPUR – KOLKATA – NEW JALPAIGURI (NJP)
Flight Air Asia
 KUL (ETD 1430) – CCU (ETA 1550)
Train Darjeeling Express
 CCU Seladah (ETD 2205) – NJP (ETA 0800 +1)
Day 2
NEW JALPAIGURI (NJP) – GANGTOK
Arrive at 0800 – transfer to Gangtok.
Half day sight-seeing in Gangtok – Enchey Gompa, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten & Gompa. Overnight at home stay.
Day 3
GANGTOK – KALIMPONG
Stop by Rumtek Monastery on the way to Kalimpong.
Arrive at Kalimpong – walk around town, visit some nurseries.
Overnight in Kalimpong.
Day 4
KALIMPONG – DARJEELING
Drive to Darjeeling.
Take Darjeeling Toy Train to Ghoom. Visit Ghoom Monastery, Mountaineering Institute and Zoological Park (white Bengal Tiger).
Overnight in Darjeeling.
Day 5
DARJEELING – BAGDOGRA – KOLKATA
Drive/Hike to Tiger Hill to witness the sunrise.
Onward transfer to Bagdogra airport to board flight to Kolkata.
Flight options:
Kingfisher IT2812 flight
(ETD 12:25 | ETA 13:50)
Daily
Jet Air 9W2481 flight
(ETD 13:55 | ETA 14:55)   
Daily
Indian Airways IC722 flight
(ETD 14:40 | ETA 15:35)   
Tues / Thur / Sat
Indian Airways IC722 flight
(ETD 15:15 | ETA 16:10)   
Wed
Spice Jet SG324 flight
(ETD 15:25 | ETA 16:25)   
Daily
Day 6
KOLKATA
Arrive in Kolkata. Stroll along Free School (Mirza Ghalib) Street towards Park Street.
Overnight in Kolkata. 
Day 7
KOLKATA
Visit New Town Market in the morning followed by Indian Museum (opens at 10am).
After lunch take Metro to Victoria Memorial and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Take metro to North Kolkata and stroll around, covering where possible only the following:
Chitpur, Bagbazar, Belgachhia, Shyam Bazaar, Shobha Bazaar, Maniktala, Jora Sanko and College Street for old, quaint buildings dating back hundreds of years along narrow lanes.
Overnight in Kolkata. 
Day 8
KOLKATA – KUALA LUMPUR
Rise before the sun rises and make way to Howrah Bridge to witness fog dissipating as the sun rises. Walk to Mullik Ghat Flower Market.
Explore Kolkata city on foot and make way to the airport (allow 2 hours for traffic congestion).
Flight Air Asia
 CCU (ETD 1635) – KUL (ETA 2305)
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