Darjeeling – 2 Nights
Darjeeling is popularly known as the “Queens of Hill Stations” offers a picturesque view of the Himalayan panorama. It is a superlative combination of fern-filled valleys, snow-capped peaks, and tea-scented air. Darjeeling is famous for tea gardens, magnificent view of the Himalayas, Kanchenjunga peak, beautiful valleys, trekking to high altitude and the famous toy train. As it is Darjeeling attracts botanists, ornithologists, adventurers, photographers and holidaymakers alike. With its array of scenic wonders and a rich folk culture, Darjeeling has something for everyone.
So come, visit Darjeeling with us and experience Darjeeling like never before.
Kalimpong – 1 Night
Kalimpong is a pristine hill station in West Bengal which is famous for its simplicity and beauty. The panoramic hill views, monasteries and churches and Tibetan handicrafts etc. make Kalimpong a lovely hill town. The locations of the hill town that you might fall in love with are Durpin Monastery (Zang Dog Palri Monastery), Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gompa, Mangal Dham, Hanuman Temple, Dharmodaya Vihar, Dello Hill, Durpin Dara, Jelepla View Point, 7th Mile View Point, Army Golf Course, Watershed View Point.
Lava, Lolegaon, Jhandi, Pedong, Reshop, Neora Valley National Park can be taken as the worthy places which are surrounding travel points of Kalimpong. These are the locations which can be accessed within a few hours drive from the town. Recently, a Royal Bengal Tiger was seen in Neora Valley National Park area.
Gangtok – 2 Nights
The colourful city of Gangtok spreads over a woody mountain that is ornamented with the Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the globe. Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan snow peaks can be viewed from various magnificent view points in and around Gangtok.
In fact, every spur extending from this hill town offers a setting of a great sight. The heart-throb of the town is Mahatma Gandhi Road popularly known as M.G. Marg, that is a wide stretch of an open walkway with proper beautiful sitting arrangements.
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|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB)|
|DURATION||4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS|
|STAY||LIVE AWAY HOME 1/2|
|LOCATIONS COVERED||DARJEELING (2N) KALIMPONG (1N) GANGTOK (2N)|
New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) – Darjeeling
Meet and Greet on arrival and transfer to Darjeeling via Kurseong. In Kurseong, guests can stopover for a while for a cup of tea at Kurseong Tourist Lodge. From here we drive further to Darjeeling. After arrival in Darjeeling, the guest is welcomed by the host, following which the rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight stay in Darjeeling.
In Darjeeling - Local Sightseeing (4:00AM to 4:00PM)
Early Morning at 04:00 AM we visit Tiger Hill, famous for sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga. On our way back, we visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. From here we return to the homestay for breakfast. After breakfast, we visit The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), PNZ Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Tibetans Refuge Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway, Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda. After the tour, we return to the homestay.
Darjeeling to Kalimpong & Village Walk
After breakfast, we say our goodbye to the host in Darjeeling and transfer to Kalimpong. Enroute, guests can briefly stopover at the Teesta View Point. After arrival in Kalimpong, we are welcomed by the host in the homestay, following which the guest may choose to go for a Village/Forest walk or spent the day at leisure. Overnight in Kalimpong.
Kalimpong Sightseeing Transfer to Gangtok
After breakfast at homestay we visit, The Dello Park, Golf Course, Mangal Dham and Pine View Nursery. Enroute you can have lunch and we move on to Gangtok, where you are welcomed by your final host and the rest of the day can be spent at leisure.
(At Dello Park guest may choose to do Paragliding)
Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir (7:30AM to 4:00PM)
Today we go on 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