North East India
North East India is the easternmost part of India. The region consists of the seven states (popularly known as seven sisters). Sikkim & a part of North Bengal are the recent inclusions. North East India is now an upcoming destination because of the rich ecological & cultural heritage. Distinct from the other states of India, this region shares some common ethnic features with the Nepal, Bhutan, China, Burma & other South East Asian countries. It is also known for its high rise mountains, lush green tea gardens & valleys, meandering rivers & enormous treasure flora & fauna.
Landscape: North East India comes under the range of Eastern Himalaya. The eastern Himalayan mountains separate the region from the Tibetan Plateau. Surrounded by the international borders of Nepal, China, Bhutan, Mayanmar in the east & Bangladesh in the south. The high rise mountains are separated by the deep valleys & rivers like Teesta, Rangit & Bramhaputra.
Flore & Fauna: The North Eastern India is the home to approx 10,000 species of plants, 240 mammals & 750 types of birds. It is a land of some rare species like one horned rhino & Royal Bengal tiger. On the high mountain there are snow leopard , Red panda, golden langurs & Himalayan black bears. Bhutan offers a beautiful species called takins, also recognized as national animal of Bhutan.
Just 2.5 km away from Darjeeling Town in Jalapahara there is a Temple built in Japanese style.
Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake is the most impotent tourist attraction near Gangtok.
Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim is popularly known as the valley of flowers of Sikkim.
Thimphu is the largest town and the capital town of Bhutan.
Paro is a small town situated in Bhutan. It is the most beautiful sightseeing destination.
Sandakphu is the highest mountain peak in West Bengal and is surely a paradise for trekkers.
Darjeeling ‘the queen of the hills’ is probably the most popular hill station in Eastern Himalaya. Though it is not a part of North East India, but shares the similar landscape. It is situated at an elevation of 2250mt. (7500ft.). One can have the view of entire Singalila Range along with Mt.Kanchandzonga, Bhutan Himalaya and a part of Mt.Everest from Darjeeling.
Sikkim is a small tiny state & recent inclusion in North East India. It is called the land of majestic splendour because of its high rise mountains, meandering streams, lush green tea gardens and forests. It has four districts each is having its uniqueness in term of its offerings to the tourists. Tsomgo Lake, Gurudongmar Lake, Pelling are some of the important places to visit.
Bhutan is probably the happiest country of the world, with its primary index of ‘Gross National Happiness’ to measure progress. This is the place where nature & culture mix with modernisation. It is officially known as ‘The Kingdom of Bhutan’. Forest covers approx 72% of the country. Bhutan has also been able to maintain its cultural identity for so many years.
“Dooars” the word is derived from the word ‘duar’ or ‘door’. The name signifies its location as a gateway to the hill stations of North Bengal & Sikkim as well as Bhutan and North East India. The 130 X 40 sq.km. valley is covered with lush green forests and tea gardens and intersected by rivers like Tista, Torsa, Jaldhaka & their innumerable tributaries.
Popular Tour packages
Duration : 5 nights – 6 days
Starts – Rs.11,500/-
Sikkim Tour Package
Duration : 9 nights-10 days
Starts – Rs.23,800/-
Darjeeling Sikkim Tour
Duration : 6 nights – 7 days
Starts – Rs.14,500/-
Bhutan package Tour
Duration : 7 nights – 8 days
Starts – Rs.15,500/-
Duration : 3 nights – 4 days
Starts – Rs.7,500/-
Majestic Bhutan tour
Duration : 5 nights – 6 days
Starts – Rs.11,800/-
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Why Navigator India
Navigator India is a tour operation company have been working in Darjeeling Sikkim Bhutan & Dooars region since 2006. While planning a tour in this region just think of Navigator India for
- Ease of booking. You can book a holiday with Navigator India by just sending us a mail or submitting an enquiry in our website. Submit enquiry
- Proper suggestion & planning of tour based on your requirement.
- Accommodation & transport as according to your choice & preferences.
- While on a tour 24 hour phone support with regular briefing.
- Recognized by West Bengal Tourism (Registration No: 1110-DT/1T-119/2012).
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Bhutan Entry formalities
For Indians – 4 copies passport size recent colour photographs, Photo ID proof (Passport/ Voter ID) & hotel confirmation vouchers. For minor, its compulsory to carry original birth certificate along with school photo ID or passport.
Foreigners (other than Indians) must have visa clearance before entering Bhutan. You can opt for a visa online by providing photo page of your passport.
- Passport should have a minimum 6 months validity left.
- Permit cannot be issued during Govt. holidays & weekends. So please plan your tour accordingly.
- Permit issued in Phuntsholing & Paro will be valid for Thimphu & Paro only.
- Special permit for Punakha, Wangdue, Bumthang, Trongsa ect. will be available from Immigration office located in Thimphu.
- Thimphu/Paro/Phuntsholing immigration office is closed on Saturday, Sunday & Government holidays. It may remain close with sudden declared holiday without any prior notice.
Foreigners: Foreigners need a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) previously known as Inner Line Permit (ILP) for to enter Sikkim. You can obtain an RAP by providing 02 photocopies of Passport & Visa along with 02 passport size photographs. Permit will be available offices at Sikkim tourism offices at Delhi, Kolkata, Siliguri, Bagdogra Airport, NJP railway station, Rongpo & Darjeeling.
Foreigners also need a Protected Area Permit (PAP) to visit Tsomgo Lake & North Sikkim. You can opt for the permit from Sikkim Tourism Office at Gangtok.
- Foreigners cannot go to Nathula Pass or Baba Mandir. They can go up to Tsomgo Lake.
- In North Sikkim foreigners are permitted to go up to Thangu Valley & Yumthang Valley. They cannot visit Gurudongmar Lake, Zero Point, Katao etc.
- Foreigners must apply for PAP through a registered Tour operator/ Travel agent only, in a group of minimum two people.
- Hiring a local guide is compulsory while visiting protected areas.
Indian Nationals: Indians need a Protected Area Permit (PAP) to visit Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, Nathula Pass & Any destination in North Sikkim. You can obtain you PAP through any registered tour operator/ travel agent by providing photo copy of Passport/ Voter ID & 02 passport size photographs.
All tourists need permit to visit Tiger Hill in Darjeeling. Documents needed photo copy of Passport/ Voter ID & 02 passport size photographs.
Dooars jungle safari
You need to arrange your jungle safari tickets just before your safari by providing photo copy of Passport/ Voter ID.
Sikkim Darjeeling Tour 8N/9D
Duration : 8 nights – 9 days
Circuit : Siliguri / Bagdogra – Darjeeling 2N – Pelling 2N – Gangtok 2N – Kalimpong 2N – Siliguri / Bagdogra.
Price : Rs.14,500/- to Rs.61,800/- per head
Dooars Jungle Safari Tour 6N/7D
Duration : 6 nights- 7 days
Circuit : siliguri/Bagdogra- Lataguri (Gorumara) 2N , Jhalong, Bindu, Samsing, Suntalikhola- Jayanti 2N – Madarihat (Jaldapara) 2N – Siliguri/Bagdogra
Price Range : Rs.10,800/- to Rs.19,500/- per head
Bhutan Package Tour 7N/8D
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Circuit: Siliguri/ Bagdogra- Jaigaon 1N – Thimpu 2N – Punakha – Paro 3N – Jaigaon 1N- Siliguri/ Bagdogra
Pricing : Rs.38,000/- to Rs.52,500/- per head
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Gangtok Weekend Tour 3N/4D
Duration : 3 nights – 4 days
Price range : Rs.9,500/- to Rs.23,500/- per head | Special offer starts Rs.6,500/-
Darjeeling Kalimpong tour 3N/4D
Duration : 3 nights- 4 days
Price range : Rs.6,500/- to Rs.24,800/- per head
Jaldapara Weekend Tour 2N/3D
Duration : 2 nights- 3 days
Price range : Rs3,800/- to Rs.7,800/- per head
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Dzongri Goechala Trek 9N/10D
Duration : 9 nights – 10 days
Circuit: Siliguri/Bagdogra- Yuksom- Bakhim (Tshoka)- Dzongri- Thanshing- Lamunny – Goecha La- Thanshing- Tshoka- Yuksom- Siliguri/Bagdogra.
Price : on request
Sandakphu Phalut Trek 10N/11D
Duration : 10 nights – 11 days
Circuit: Siliguri/Bagdogra- Darjeeling- Maneybhanjan- Tounglu/Tumling- Kalpokhri- Sandakphu- Phalut- Ramam- Rimbik- Darjeeling- Siliguri/Bagdogra.
Price : On request
Sandakphu Trek 7N/8D
Duration : 7 nights – 8 days
Circuit: Siliguri/Bagdogra- Darjeeling- Maneybhanjan- Tounglu/Tumling- Kalipokhri- Sandakphu- Srikhola – Rimbik- Darjeeling- Siliguri/Bagdogra.
Price : Rs.22,000/- per head.
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