The Himalayan state of Sikkim is beatified miniature bridge between the modernity and the tradition. The land of Himalayan attracts tourists around the globe.
Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, is a lovely hill town placed at an elevation of 5,410 ft in the Eastern region of the state. Gangtok became the capital city when Sikkim merged with India in 1975. Gangtok has emerged as a thriving capital town and has experienced incredible advancement of lifestyle. This city is a peaceful place with a mix of different cultures, languages, and ethnicity. Nepalese, Lepchas and Bhutias are the main communities of Sikkim.
The veteran musician AR Rahman has been declared as the Brand Ambassador for the state amid Red Panda Festival this year.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bagdogra International Airport/ New Jalpaiguri Station|
|DURATION||3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS|
New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) – Gangtok
Meet and Greet on arrival and transfer to Gangtok – The Capital of Sikkim. After arrival in Gangtok, you are warmly welcomed by the host in Homestay, following which the rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
In Gangtok - Local Sightseeing 9AM - 4PM
After breakfast we start a leisurely tour of Gangtok town covering Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Ban Jhakri Falls, Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sunday and Govt. holidays), Do Drul Chorten, Handicraft Emporium, (closed on Sunday and Govt. holidays) and Flower Show. After the tour, we return to the homestay following which the rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight in Gangtok.
NOTE: CAB FOR TO AND FRO TO MG MARG CAN BE ARRANGED BY THE HOMESTAY.
Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir (7:30AM to 4:00PM)
Today we go for an excursion drive to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir. Tsomgo Lake also known as Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district, some 40 kilometers (25 mi) from the capital Gangtok. The lake is surrounded by steep mountains which are covered with snow during winter. During summer the snow cover melts and forms the source for the lake. From here we drive further to Baba Mandir. Baba Mandir is a shrine built in honor of Major “Baba” Harbhajan Singh who died in 1968. Many believe that his spirit protects every soldier in the inhospitable high-altitude terrain of the Eastern Himalayas. After the tour, we return to our homestay in Gangtok (Vehicle Service Ends). Overnight in Gangtok.
Drop to New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport
After Breakfast, the guests are free to walk across the open areas and reflect upon the tour, after which the guest is free to do packing and say goodbye to the host and would be dropped to IXB/NJP