The history of the country of India can be traced from the human activities of the age dating back to the past 75, 000 years. Some remains of the extinct species of Homo Erectus dates back to the past 5, 00, 000 years though. However, Indus Valley Civilization, spread in the north western side of the nation during the period of c. 3300 BC to 1300 BC being India’s first civilization, is marked as the main beginning of the ancient history of India. Starting from that period till the end of the Golden Age is roughly marked as the country’s ancient history.
The period starts from the age of Homo erectus and continues till the starting of the Indus Valley Civilization. Homo erectus remains including crafted tools found near the Narmada Valley prove that the central part of India was inhabited during the period dating back in between the past 5, 00, 000 years and 2, 00, 000 years. The oldest archaeological site was found near the river valley of the Soan River, which is a site of Palaeolithic Hominid. The Neolithic Age featured by extensive settlements followed the Mesolithic Age. The findings of Mehrgarh, dating back to 7000 BC near Balochistan in Pakistan represents the early South Asian Neolithic culture. This culture even gets reflected from the remains of the civilization of Indus Valley, which was the earliest urban civilization of India.
Day 1 Departure from Clacutta by morning flight to Bagdogra. On arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 2 Morning tour of this delightful hill station. Afternoon free.
Day 3 Full day excursion to Sikkim’s capital Gangtok.
Day 4 Excursion on the famous Toy Train.
Day 5 Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Calcutta. On arrival meet and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon city tour of Calcutta.
Day 6 Transfer to your onward destination. Tour ends.