Sikkim – Darjeeling

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Gangtok, Tsomgo Lake, Babamandir, Darjeeling

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Gangtok

It is the bustling capital of Sikkim, one of the most famous destinations of Northeast India. It is a lovely hill station located at an altitude of 1,650 m. It is one of the cleanest cities you will ever come across in India. It is well organized and maintained city with many attractions. It bewilders its visitors with the views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, gorgeous green forest, picturesque landscapes and cascading waterfalls.

Darjeeling

If you wish to experience the beauty of the first rays of sun falling on the snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga, visit Darjeeling. It is rightly called the Queen of Hills. Another feather in its cap is the Toy Train which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This arresting hill station is located at an altitude of 6,700 feet. Other famous attractions of Darjeeling are tea gardens, Buddhist Monasteries, colonial architecture and mighty Kanchenjunga mountains.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport -Gangtok (119km / 5 Hrs Drive Approximately) – Your tour package starts with arrival at the new Jalpaiguri railway station or the Bagdogra airport. As soon as you arrive, you will be escorted to the hotel in Gangtok. Let the excitement build up, as you ascend the affluent green-forested hills via coiling roads. On arrival, check in at the hotel and relax. The rest of the day is at leisure and you can explore the nearby market areas. MG Marg Visit the MG Marg, which is a well-known bazaar. Walk around and pick up souvenirs to take back for friends and family. The vibrancy of the area makes stroll a pleasurable one. Behold the mystical and serene ambience and notice the lavish Victorian buildings that were constructed centuries ago. The beauty of intricately carved handicrafts, hand-woven shawls, colourful woollen outfits and Tibetan carpets found in the tents and stores make for wonderful buys. Return to the hotel and spend the overnight in the comfort of the cosy bed and your loved ones.
 
  • Day 02: Gangtok (Full day sightseeing tour) – After breakfast, we will take you for a full day sightseeing tour of Gangtok. You will visit Ganesh Tok ,Hanuman Tok , Plant Conservation ,Lhasa Falls, Tashi view point, which is visited by people it also offers great views of Kangchenjunga. Enjoy at the Banjhakri waterfall which is a wonderful picnic spot. Then head to the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology to see the rich cultural heritage of Tibetan architecture and Buddhist culture. The Ropeway is the next attraction that offers great views of the mountains. Next, we will cover the other attractions of Gangtok such as , Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom, Enchey Monastery and Flower Show. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
 
  • Day 03: Gangtok (Tsomgo Lake Excursion ) – Babamandir (61km/3hrs) – A day with numerous stories and experiences awaits you. Start the second day of this package tour early with a healthy breakfast and head out to see some more of Gangtok’s beauty. Explore Tsomgo Lake & Babamandir , enjoy Yak Ride & cable car ride. Overnight at hotel. Tsomgo Lake Visit the Tsomgo Lake that is rested on an elevation of 12,400 feet above sea level. This stunning natural wonder is a must on every wanderer’s list. It is a glacial lake and owing to the temple built alongside the shore, it is considered to be sacred among the locals. Head back to the hotel in Gangtok after an exploring day for some well-deserved rest.
 
  • Day 04: Gangtok to Darjeeling (98 kms/4.5hrs) – After breakfast transfer from Gangtok to Darjeeling. Enroute, experience the beautiful view of the valley surrounded by lush green heavenly plants. Evening free to go around the Mall Road for some shopping and experiencing local cuisine. Overnight at Darjeeling.
 
  • Day 05: Darjeeling Sight Seeing – Early morning (4 am) visit Tiger hill, Batasia loop and Ghoom Monastery. After return have your breakfast and proceed for sightseeing. Overnight at Darjeeling. Tea Garden P.N Zoological Park , Himalayan Mountaineering Institute , Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre Tenzing Rock, Japanese Temple, Darjeeling Observatory Hill , Shrubbery Nightingale Park.
 
  • Day 06 : Darjeeling – New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) 75 kms/3.5 hrs or Bagdogra Airport 68km /3.5 hrs Drive Approximately) – This is the last day of the Sikkim holiday package. After breakfast, complete all the necessary check out procedures. Transfers to the railway station or airport will be arranged as per your travel plan and you will board your flight back home.
 

Inclusion

  • 3 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast & Dinner in Gangtok.
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Darjeeling with Breakfast & Dinner.
  •  NJP /Bagdogra Airport / Gangtok transfer.
  • All ground transportation throughout the tour.
  • Sightseeing as per tour itinerary.
  •  Permit ( Tsomgo Lake / Banamandir).
  •  Darjeeling / Bagdogra airport or NJP transfer .
  • Driver allowance & parking
  • Govt taxes

Exclusion

  •  Air ticket or Train ticket
  •  Lunch
  •   Optional Tour Nathula 3500/- per vehicle.
  •  Entrance fees
  •  Personal expenses
  •  Disposal charge (Hotel/ Market/ Hotel)