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Darjeeling, Gangtok and Kalimpong Tour

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Cities Covered

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Duration

7 Nights 8 Days

Destination

Language spoken

Bengali, English, Hindi, Lepcha, Sikkimese

Inclusions

Starting Price :

Per Person
* Calculated on per person
& twin sharing basis.
15,999 17,799
Cities Covered
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Duration
7 Nights 8 Days
Language Spoken
Bengali, English, Hindi, Lepcha, Sikkimese
Destination
Overview

Travelling to the Eastern Himalayan state of Sikkim offers a wonderful chance to explore the striking mountainous beauty in the form of gushing rivulets, spectacular landscape, flora and fauna. Colourful customs and traditions deeply rooted in Buddhist beliefs is the predominate feature of the region. In this holiday package, travellers will have a chance to divulge some of the best bewitching tourist attractions peppered these hill stations. Holidaying in this region evokes a feeling of euphoria and thrill. Gangtok, being a capital and Buddhist pilgrimage site, monasteries and gompas will make a key tourist attraction throughout the tour. The city is famous for its monasteries, litter free alleyways and marketplace and scenic outdoors. Pelling entices tourists with its virgin charm and tranquillity. The next halt in the itinerary is the “Queen of the Hills”, Darjeeling and the bustling hill town of Kalimpong. The former one is a world-class holiday destination famed for its UNESCO-listed Himalayan Toy Train, verdant tea gardens and the stunning sight of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The place is a sort of a pilgrimage for tea connoisseur as Darjeeling is known for its premium quality of tea.

Things to do in Darjeeling, Gangtok and Kalimpong Tour

These places offer a wonderful opportunity to relish some of the magnificent holiday destinations in the Eastern part of India. Enjoy their uniqueness while exploring picturesque locations, monasteries and UNESCO listed heritage Toy Train and premium tea estates.

Day 01: Bagdogra/NJP Darjeeling 93 kms 3 hours approx

Assistance at the airport/railway station on arrival and drive to Darjeeling. DARJEELING: Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, €˜Dorje Ling€™, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the Queen of the Hills€, it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book €˜An introduction to hill stations on India€™ refers to Darjeeling as having €œA view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Darjeeling

Early morning visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. It is truly a majestic sight and Ghoom Monastery which is oldest Monastery in the area which was built in 1875 and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height on the way back from Tiger Hill. Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Happy Valley Tea Estate(from outside). Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Darjeeling Pelling 75 kms 3 hours approx

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Pelling. PELLING Located at a distance of 120 kms from Gangtok Pelling is another serene, mountain village which lies in the western districts of Sikkim. This village is situated at an altitude of 2000 mts(approx) and commands a spectacular view of Mt.Kanchenjunga. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Pelling

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Pemayangste Monastery, Rabtense Ruins, Khechipalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Fall and Rambi Falls. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Pelling Gangtok 127 kms 5 hours approx

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Gangtok. GANGTOK: At an altitude of 1750m, Gangtok became the state capital in the mid 19th century and has undergone rapid development since then. The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a travellers delight. Later proceed for city tour visiting Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology(closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry(closed on Sundays) and Flower Show Complex. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Gangtok

Breakfast at the hotel and full day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 Kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake’s waters. Also visit Baba Mandir Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Gangtok – Kalimpong 83 kms approx. 3 hrs

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kalimpong at an altitude of 1250m, Kalimpong’s location is ideal for a pleasant, relaxed getaway. Its clement weather has made Kalimpong’s orchids and gladiole well renowned. Up to the early 1700s, the Kalimpong area was part of the Sikkim raja’s domain. In the early 18th century, the Bhutan king also took it over. In 1865, after the Anglo-Bhutan War, it was annexed to Darjeeling. Scottish Missionaries came here in the late 1800s. The town thrived as a wool trading center with Tibet till 1950s. Today it’s a quiet hill resort and a haven for retired people. Afternoon sightseeing in Kalimpong city tour visiting Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gumpa and flower nurseries. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Kalimpong Bagdogra/NJP 80 kms 3 hours approx

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra/NJP in time for flight/train to onward destination.
Inclusions:
  • Pick up, drop and sightseeing in an ac car (ac will not operate on the hills)
  • Accommodation for a Couple on Twin Sharing Basis.
  • Daily Breakfast and Taxes
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All applicable hotel taxes
Exclusion:
  • Airfare or Train fare
  • Any meals other than specified in Inclusions
  • Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable.
  • Any items of personal nature like telephone, beverages, laundry etc. which are not mentioned above are not included in the services.
  • Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Any other services that is not shown in the inclusion above.
Notes:
  • Package is valid till September 2017.
  • A Govt. Service Tax applicable on the total package cost.
  • Rates are subject to availability or can change without prior notice.
  • Above Package Cost is not valid for any festive season, Government holidays, Long weekends, X’mas, New Year & any other high season Period.
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