17th APRIL - 1st MAY 2019

Once again an unforgettable experience specially designed for the adventurous who would like to combine their time spent gaining knowledge with having fun! Learn about the ancient culture and religions- Hinduism and Buddhism-at the holiest city of Puri, with its marvelous temples dating from 3rd century, situated at the exotic sea resort in the Bay of Bengal. From there on to the picturesque Himalayan State of Sikkim, in the city of Peling and Gangtok, visiting the oldest monasteries, interacting with the Lamas.

Browse in the only Buddhist University in the world, engage in discourses with the monks at the breathtaking Rumtek Monastery. Visit the world’s largest mangrove forest in the back waters of Bay of Bengal, far from the madding crowd, cruise in the river and be lucky to sight a tiger in the wilderness. Along with 41 exchange students we were so fortunate to sight one in 2011. It has left an unforgettable deep impact!

The city of Joy-Calcutta-Rev. Mother Teresa’s Tomb pay homage to a modern Saint. The city which once was capital of India during British Rule, with its monuments and the oldest Rotary Club in Asia. Not to miss the shopping, which you will find to be delightfully cheap.
A meeting with Master Sculpturer and visit to his art gallery and workshop in Puri. A visit to an ARTISANS village, declared a world heritage VILLAGE, where each home is an artist’s workshop. The Sun Temple of KONARK will we spellbinding, a 11th century masterpiece! And in Sikkim,
Peling Exotic town nestled up in the pine covered mountains, oldest ancient monastries, mind blowing view of tallest peaks. YAKSUM-Ancient Capital, Gangtok, flower show with some of the best orchids. One of the world’s highest lake, Tsongo, is a spectacular site situated at a height of more than 4000 mts. With view of the world’s highest peaks! Added to all this will be white river rafting in the river Teesta.

Maximum participation will be 30 and on first come basis. Age 16-25 years. Registration `82,000.
INCLUDES: Traveling on trains (airconditioned with sleeper berth), local transport. Site-seeing. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Accommodation-3 to a room with attached bath all in reasonably good hotels and resorts DOES NOT INCLUDE: Cold drinks, mineral water, laundry, telephone, ENTRY FEE TO SOME MONUMENTS, WHITE RIVER RAFTING and anything extra which is not included in the above. All train and hotel reservations have to be done three months in advance.

PDG Surinder Singh Sahni, Bombay Motor Co. Chas 827013, Bokaro-Jharkhand, India.
Cell : 94311 28183/9006765483. ssss3250 (at) gmail.com

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