6 DAYS
Duration
Jaipur
Departure Location
08:00 am
Departure Date and Time

Darjeeling- Kalimpong- Gangtok tour spans for 6 days and offers you wonderful chance to visit some of the iconic monasteries, holy shrines, pristine lakes, hills and memorials of India. This short tour is an amazing mélange of scenic beauty, entertainment options and tourist attractions.

Our collection of destinations and their attractions is amazingly planned for those who are looking for a good outing with their dear ones. Get familiar with monasteries of Gangtok, nurseries of Kalimpong and tea farms of Darjeeling.

 

Activities

Day 1

Arrival at Gangtok

On your arrival at Bagdodra airport/ Jalpaiguri railway station, meet our tour representative and get escorted to pre-booked hotel in Gangtok.

Revered as the 'land of monasteries, Gangtok is one of the top tourist destinations to visit in India. The city boasts of number of iconic monasteries, educational institutions, striking valleys and wonderful sanctuaries. With its breathtaking attractions, Gangtok allures travelers from all parts of India and across the globe. The place has much to offer when it comes to attractions.

Day 2

Excursion to Tsomgo Lake (38 km/ around an hour drive)

After breakfast, proceed for short trip to Tsomgo Lake; one of the most popular tourist spots settled at an attitude up to 12, 400ft. The lake receives its water from the melting of snows of the mountains. The lake holds great religious importance among locals. Legends say that, Buddhist monks in earlier times predicted the future after the study of color of water.

Day 3

Gangtok local sightseeing (half day) - get transferred to Kalimpong (77Km, around one and a half drive) (Sightseeing)

On third day, have breakfast and embark on a half-day sightseeing tour to Gangtok and later in the evening proceed to Kalimpong.

During your Gangtok tour, you visit Directorate of handicraft handlooms Emporium; one among the few best places to shop in state Sikkim. Boasting of traditional motifs, Tibetan carpets and other excellent handicrafts including Thankas, Choksee and locally made furniture, the center was put up with an objective behind, to preserve and propagate the brilliant artifacts of local artisans. All the stuff you get here is unique and under your budget.

Day 4

Kalimpong Sightseeing (half day) - get transferred to Darjeeling (48km, around 2 hours drive)

Fourth day is set out to explore Kalimpong. After breakfast, leave the hotel and drive through scenic road to Deolo hill; listed among the important places of interest to visit in Kalimpong. Deolo hill is one of the two hills in between which the town Kalimpong is setup. Scale the highest point of the region, Deolo hill, up to 1704m above the sea level. From the top, relish the enchanting views of Teesta River, Relli valley and gorgeous surrounding.

Then you head to Hanuman mandir; a big statue of Lord Hanuman on a hill. It is a great place for Hanuman devotees. Afterwards, visit the popular school of the town, Dr. Graham's homes (school). The school was opened with a motive to educate the children of tea workers and other poor kids. The Graham's home is also a well-known shooting spot.

Day 5

Darjeeling local Sightseeing (half day)

Today early morning get ready for some thrilling drive to Tiger Hill; at a height up to 8,500 ft. (On a clear day), cherish the mesmerizing natural beauty of the hill, the lush green jungles and the tranquil ambience. Usually, it is noted that, visitors stopover this hill to relish the wonderful sunrise. The ultimate view of golden sunrays falling over the snow covered Himalayan ranges would surely leave you awestruck.

From Tiger hill you can have a perfect view of Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. In case you are lucky, you may also get to see the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.

Thereafter, on the way back to hotel room, visit the Ghoom monastery-built by Lama Sherpa Gyaltsho, the monastery belongs to Gelugpa (yellow hat) Sect. The monastery is highly revered among Buddhists and is storehouse to several Buddhist manuscripts. The highlights of the monastery are thangkas on the walls and around 4.57m high statue of Maithreya Buddha. The serenity of the place would surely provide you great peace and power; and then proceed to Batasia Loop and War Memorial. Situated inside Batasia Loop- a scenic garden, War Memorial is a tribute to Gorkha soldiers of Darjeeling who sacrificed their life in the battle. Inaugurated in 1995, the memorial holds an elevated platform where there is a statue of a soldier paying respect and a Cenotaph.

Day 6

Departure- Darjeeling to Siliguri- (64km, around one and a half hour drive)

Today, after morning breakfast, check-out form the hotel and leave for Siliguri. Further, travel to Jalpaiguiri railway station/ Bagdogra airport/ Tenzing Norgay bus station, for your onward destination.

INR 5000/-

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