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Sikkim with Darjeeling Tour

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Overview

            Sikkim visits make every traveler as a spirit-restful experience owed by its natural attractiveness and with hushed, celestial environment. Starting with bumpy mountains and deep valleys towards the  dense forests and flowing rivers and waterfalls every part of the state is very stunning. Sikkim has all the potential to provide a visual feast.

       Darjeeling is one of the mostly picturesque and an immensely popular hill resort in India. Darjeeling has been popular with tourists for its attractiveness and enjoyable climate. Travelers can get a clear view of the world’s third highest peak, Kanchenjunga, from the town on a sunny day.


Itinerary

  • Day1

    Arrive at Bagdogra - Kalimpong

    Arrival & Transfer to Kalimpong - Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) - He will assist guest to proceed to Kalimpong - Nearly 85 Kilometers, 3 ½ - 4 Hours - Kalimpong is a historical destination on the old silk route - It is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas at an elevation of 1243 meters / 4078 feet - Kalimpong is a hill station buzzing with colorful people with lovely orchids, Gladiolus, rarest cacti and nurseries and offers spectacular views of the Mount Kanchendzonga and its range - It is ideal setting with milder climate for walks - Check into Hotel / resort – Evening free to roam around the local market or nursery - Over night stay at Kalimpong.

    Kalimpong

  • Day2

    Kalimpong – Sightseeing

    Morning breakfast in hotel – Drive for sight seeing - Kalimpong situated on the foothills of the Himalayas is a green d estination at an altitude of 1243 meters / 4078 feet - It is a historical destinations with bustling market, colorful people and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range - The scenic beauty on the way are beautiful and there are lot of shops selling antics and local handicraft worth buying – Drive for sight seeing tour through scenic road to Forest Museum (Closed On Thursday), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr Graham Homes, Durbin Monastery, Mangaldham, Pine View Nurseries (Cactus Only) - Back to Kalimpong Hotel– Evening free to roam around the any of the hundred nurseries or the Local market area - Overnight stay at Kalimpong.

    Kalimpong Breakfast

  • Day3

    Kalimpong - Gangtok

    Morning breakfast and check out from the hotel – Proceed to Gangtok 105 kilometers – 2 ½ - 3 hours drive – Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim the 22 nd state of India – The diversity is from tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals at an height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited spot of India - It is one of the most beautiful town with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and butterflies - Nearly 135 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours drive – Check into hotel – Tour of Gangtok – Visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, etc – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Gangtok.

    Gangtok Breakfast

  • Day4

    Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir (Full Day)

    Morning breakfast at hotel – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir nearly 40 kilometers and 2 hours drive along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, the home to the red panda and the blood pheasant with Rhododendron and other alpine trees along the road - Situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet - 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 - Nathu La Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is optional tour - Back to Gangtok - Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Gangtok.

    Gangtok Breakfast

  • Day5

    Gangtok - Pelling

    After breakfast Transfer to Pelling via Jorethang – A drive of 140 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours through scenic road – C heck in to the hotel – Pelling is 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, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Sinolchu etc - It is one of the exotic settlement with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids, historical sites, short trek routes and wildlife – Its botanical and zoological richness is inspiring and the scenic view from the top of the ridge across deep valley to the heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be seen to be believed - Yuksom, Ravangla, Rinchenpong and Namchi are some of the tourist spot nearby – Check into hotel - Evening free to roam around the small settlement - Over Night stay at Pelling.

    Pelling Breakfast

  • Day6

    Pelling - sightseeing

    After breakfast at hotel – Drive for Full Day Sight Seeing. The routes are forested and the botanical and zoological richness is inspiring. Places of visit are Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, 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 , Kechopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga water Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse ruins, the scenic view from the top of the ruin to the mystic heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around the helipad or Shopping center - Over Night stay at Pelling.

    Pelling Breakfast

  • Day7

    Pelling - Darjeeling

    After breakfast proceed to Darjeeling, A drive of 120 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours through scenic road via Jorethang and along the River Teesta for a short stretch – Darjeeling - It is situated at an height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet - It is a land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Everest is the Queen of the hills – Darjeeling is home to many international Schools and few of the internationally famous site like Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, etc – It is also home to the famous World Heritage train – The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) - Check into hotel – Evening free - Over Night stay at Darjeeling.

    Darjeeling Breakfast

  • Day8

    Darjeeling - Sight Seeing (Half Day)

    Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel for breakfast - After breakfast rest for half an hour After breakfast next round of sight seeing - Half Day city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area - Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

    Darjeeling Breakfast

  • Day9

    Departure – Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport (IXB)

    After breakfast transfer to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) via Mirik - Nearly 105 kilometers 3 ½ - 4 hours drive – Forwarding Journey with sweet memories of your holiday.

    Breakfast

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Include / Exclude

Inclusion


  • Accommodation with breakfast in the selected hotels on twin or triple sharing basis.

  • Meal Plan as per the itinerary.

  • Assisstance of driver cum guide.

  • All transfers and sightseeing by Air conditioned vehicle.

  • Driver allowance, Fuel charges, Parking, Toll, Interstate tax etc.

Exclusion


  • International airfare and airport taxes.

  • Travel Insurance

  • All Entrances fees

  • Tips and porter charges

  • Personal expenses.

  • Any other services not specified above

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Things to do

Sikkim 

Gangtok, Sikkim is best known for its unspoiled beauty, alluring sightseeing spots like Nathu La Pass, Rumtek Monastery, view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga, etc. A pristine location that lets you marvel in the stunning beauty of nature, Sikkim is heaven for those who enjoy finding inspiration in nature.  

Yuksom

This is the origin place of many enthralling treks of Sikkim including the treks to Kanchenjunga. It is in the western part, this was the former capital of the state. It is also celebrated as the “Meeting Place of Three Lamas”.  

Nathula Pass

It is one of the highest motorable pass in the world the Nathula pass is located at a height of 4310 km above the sea level. An Indian has to seek permission from the tourism department before visiting this pass.

Rumtek Monastery

One of the oldest and the largest monasteries in Sikkim, Rumtek Monastery is a must visit place to admire the Buddhist culture and religion. It is also known as Dharma Chakra Center and is an exemplary testimony of Buddhist architecture.

Darjeeling 

Tiger Hill 

                 One of the biggest attractions of Darjeeling is the Tiger Hill, if you get one to climb all the way up to the peak and witness the glorious sun coming up.   Make sure that you go there in the early morning to catch the rising sun or you will miss out on the world famous sunrise. As you inch towards the Tiger Hill, you will get a better view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga which is a sight worth relishing. 

Batasia Loop 

   Travellor can pass the Batasia Loop if you lift the Toy Train Ride but you can also reach the destination if you just ride a cab from the town and the latter will give more scenic views of the city. Situated on the Hill Cart Road, it won’t take you longer than 20 minutes from the town. Fall in love with nature all over again and succumb hard to the temptation of finding the nature connection.  

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park 

             The zoo is beautifully structured, and you will love the abundance of gorgeous species like the Himalayan fox, Bengal tiger, etc. If you enjoy nature safaris, you will definitely enjoy a ride through the zoo and if you are great with the aesthetics, go ahead, click some great shots and make your own nature’s exhibition.  

Peace Pagoda 

         Located just a few kilometers from the Darjeeling town center, the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple is among the best scenic spots in Darjeeling. The building has a beautiful and conventional Japanese style architecture which you won’t find much in India so if you are in the city.

Mahakal Mandir 

               This sacred place is open for all: for those who believe and those who don’t. You will love the breathtaking walk to the temple and the stunning view of the Kanchenjunga mountain will surely soothe your wounded soul. If you have been pining for inspiration, this is exactly where you should be. 

 

 





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