NORTH EAST INDIA 

Darjeeling – Peeling – Gangtok (Sikkim)

Step off the beaten path with this truly unique journey through the north east parts of India.

Darjeeling is a town in India’s West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It’s famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.

Sikkim has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kangchenjunga. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse, which dates to the early 1700s.

 

Inclusions

· Return Airfare on Economy class from Delhi
· Accommodation on twin sharing basis
· Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
· Airport transfers and sightseeing by an AC vehicle (Xylo/Innova) on sharing basis.( Upto 5
Pax in one vehicle)
· Entry fees to Parks and monuments as per the tour Itinerary
· All taxes included

DETAILED itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival and Transfer to Darjeeling (90 Kms / 3.5 hrs approx)
Arrival at Bagdogra Airport (IXB), and then transfer to Darjeeling, appx.105 kilometers , at a height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet lies the Queen of the hills , It is also famous for World Heritage train (UNESCO) – The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), on arrival, Check in at the hotel, Evening free , Over Night stay at Darjeeling

Day 02 – Darjeeling City tour
Early morning at around 04:00 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop, after visit transfer back to hotel for breakfast, After breakfast you will be visiting the places like – Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tensing/ Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (panoramic view), evening free to stroll around the market, Overnight stay at Darjeeling

Day 03 – Transfer to Pelling (75 Kms / 3 hrs approx)
After breakfast transfer to Pelling – situated at an altitude of 2072 meters / 6800 feet – On a clear day guest can get a clear view of Himalayan range with snow capped mount Pandim, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Khangchendzonga, etc – It is one of the exotic settlement with varieties
of Rhododendron, Orchids, historical sites, short trek routes and wildlife, upon arrival Check in at the hotel, evening free , Over Night stay at Pelling

Day 04 – Pelling Half day Local sightseeing & Transfer to Gangtok (120 Kms / 4 hrs approx)
After breakfast start for Pelling sightseeing which will cover the places like – Rimbi waterfalls, Kanchenjunga water Falls, Kechopalri Lake – it is one of the holy Buddhist lake and it is believed that any wish in front of the lake comes true – Myth is that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface, it is picked by a bird and thus the water surface is always free of leaves.
After visit transfer to Gangtok – the capital of the 22nd State of India, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful hill station with varied options for tourist – It is known for the monastery, Orchids, High altitude Lake and butterflies – It has option for tourist of all ages – Check into Hotel ,evening free, Over Night stay at Gangtok.

Day 05 – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
After breakfast we will take you for day excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (New) appx.40 Kms – The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep – Generally covered in snow for most of the year the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all, after visit back to Gangtok, free evening, Over Night stay at Gangtok.

Day 06 – Gangtok – Bagdogra Airport (125 Kms / 4.5 hrs approx)
After breakfast at your proceed to Bagdogra Airport to board flight for your hometown, tour ends.

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