Day 01: BAGDOGRA / NEW JALPAIGURI - DARJEELING (93 KMS | 03 HRS.)
Pickup from Hotel and drop to the Delhi Airport
and frly to Bagdogra, On arriving at the airport , you shall be
received by our representative and get transferred to your hotel.
Here's what's in store for you. Standing high in the Himalayas at an
altitude of 2134 metres, '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', Darjeeling 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 "A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth".
Spend the night at your hotel.
Meals: No Meal
Day 02: DARJEELING
This morning, get up early to visit Tiger Hill to
a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Ranges like Kanchandzonga and Mount
Everest. On a clear day, you can see the horizon changing colors just
before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. From
there, proceed to Ghoom Monastery, which is the area's oldest
Monastery, built in 1875. On your way back from Tiger Hill, you can
see the 15 feet tall image of Mythey Buddha.
Return to your hotel for a breakfast and proceed for a 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 Tea Estate(from outside). Return to your
hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 03: DARJEELING - GANGTOK (98 KMS| 04 HRS)
After Breakfast at your hotel, drive to 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 traveller's delight.
In the afternoon, proceed for a sightseeing tour in Gangtok, visit Do
Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays),
Cottage Industry (closed on Sundays), Flower Show Complex and Rumtek
Day 04: GANGTOK
After breakfast at the hotel, go for a full-day excursion to Changu
Lake which is 35 km from Gangtok, and at an altitude of 12,400 feet.
The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding
mountains Legends has it that lamas could forecast the future by
studying the colour of the lake's waters. Also visit Baba Mandir.
Later, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 05: GANGTOK - KALIMPONG (83 KMS|03 HRS)
After Breakfast at your hotel, check-out and drive to Kalimpong.
At an altitude of 1250 metres, 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
In the afternoong, go for a sightseeing tour of Kalimpong, visiting
Zang Dog Palri Fo-Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa
Gumpa and Flower Nurseries. In the evening, arrive at your Kalimpong
hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 06: KALIMPONG - BAGDOGRA/NEW JALPAIGURI (80 KMS |3 HRS)
After breakfast at the hotel, pacl your bags, check-out and drive to
Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri in time for your onward flight or train