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Darjeeling & Gangtok  /  8 Days

Darjeeling – Pelling - Gangtok - Kalimpong – Delhi - Onward Destination

Explore the grandeur of North East India with. Dotted with Buddhist Monasteries, serene lakes, beautiful view points and ancient shrines, Tranquil, scenic, breathtaking, inviting, all at once, Gangtok and Darjeeling are the two major destinations of North East India. Experience the breathtaking view of sunrise at Tiger Hill, go for a ride in Darjeeling Hill Railway is indeed a “toy train” being the narrowest of the regular narrow gauges. Drive pass through the scenic beauty of mountain, Tea Estate and Seek blessings at Enchey Monastery for and unforgettable India tour

Tour Highlights

  • Visit to Ghoom Monastery
  • Enjoy Toy Train joy ride
  • Visit to Pemayangtse monastery
  • Visit to Enchey & Rumtek Monastery
  • Rest and relaxed at Goa beach resort
  • Country side drive to see the tea garden


Day 01

Fly to Bagdogra – Darjeeling 90 kms / 3 hrs

Morning transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight for Bagdograarrive Bagdogra our Representative will meet you and state drive to Darjeeling is exhilarating, with highways running along the Teesta River for long stretches, passing through forest, fascinating view of the valley, Tea Gardens& Majestic Snow Clade Mountains of the Himalayan Range. Darjeeling is famous for Tea. Tea drinkers all over the world must be constantly blessing the memory of the person who dedicated around 1840 that the climate of the Darjeeling region was very conducive to the growth of tea. Check in Elgin hotel. Elgin is over 125 years old and once the summer residence of the Maharaja (King) of Cooch Behar; The Elgin Darjeeling is now a luxury Heritage Hotel Overnight stay athotel [B, D]

Day 02

In Darjeeling

Early morning at 03:00 hrs an excursion to Tiger Hill, where early morning Sunrise displays a panorama of colors, beyond in the distance is the Himalayan Peaks Return via the famous Ghoom Monastery - The monastery is said to be built in 1875 by Lama Sherab Gyatso. It is considered to be one of the holiest monasteries as this was personally blessed by the renowned Tomo Geshe Rimpoche of Tibet. It is also said that the monastery keeps rare books on Buddhism. The monastery has a statue of the ‘Coming Buddha’ known as Maitreya Buddha.

After breakfast visit to Himalayan Mountain Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, Ava Art Gallery and Rock Garden

TOY TRAIN JOY RIDE: Toy train- with a 2 ft gauge, the Darjeeling Hill Railway is indeed a “toy train” being the narrowest of the regular narrow gauges. The tiny century-old engine is a connoisseur’s delight allowing the traveler an uninterrupted view of the breathtaking scenery of the Himalayas. Overnight stay at hotel [B, D]

Day 03

Darjeeling – Pelling 118 Kms / 4 Hrs [Elgin Mount Pandim]

After breakfast fascinating drive to Pelling is exhilarating, with highways running along the Teesta River for long stretches, passing through forest,fascinating view of the valley, Tea Gardens&Majestic Snow Clade Mountains of the Himalayan Range to Pelling. Pelling is situated at an altitude of 6,800 ft, including the Koktang, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Kabru, Dom, Khangchendzonga, Pandim, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing, Siniyalchu and others. Pelling gives a spectacular views of the Mount Khangchendzonga, the Guardian Deity of Sikkim and the world’s third highest mountain along with other sister mountains bowing before the Godly figure in reverence. Pelling is an ideal getaway for tourists as its vicinity has numerous waterfalls, soft trek routes, villages and soothing atmosphere for all discerning upon arrival check. Afternoon visit Pemayangtse monastery, Changay waterfalls, dentam valley and Sings shore Bridge. Overnight stay at hotel.[B, D]

Day 04

Pelling – Gangtok 132 Kms / 5 hrs [Elgin Nor-Khill]

After breakfast drive to Gangtok - is the capital of Sikkim state situated in the Eastern Himalayas, along the Border of Bhutan (East), Tibet (North), Nepal (West) & West Bengal (South) This capital, Gangtok has a lot to see specially the Research Institute of Tibetology, a World Centre for the Study of Buddhist Philosophy & Religion and has a rare collection of Thankas, Statues and over 200 Buddhist Icons, Upon arrival check in hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel[B, D]

Day 05

In Gangtok [Elgin Nor-Khill]

After breakfast city sightseeing of Gangtok i.e., Enchey Monastery - This Monastery is 200 years old monastery, which stands three kms away from the city centre. It is advisable to visit this monastery during December when the annual religious dances are performed. Lamas perform religious masked dances for 2 days at Enchey. This monastery was built on the site blessed by the great tantric master Lame Druptab Karpn, known for his flying powers. Deer Park Tibetology - The Vanasthalipuram deer park - Mahavira Harina Vanasthali is named after the renowned Indian saint “Lord Mahavir” in commemoration of his 2500th birth anniversary in the year 1975. Vana means forest, sthali means place and puram is locality or site. Once the nizam's shikargarh or hunting grounds, the Mahavir Harina Vanasthali national park, is today home for a few hundred black bucks along with several species of birds A deer park was set up in order to preserve this precious heritage and rehabilitate. Cottage industry - Institute of Cottage Industries is situated on the main road above the town, which is specialized in the production of hand-woven carpets, blankets, shawls, Lepcha weaves, patterned decorative paper and 'choktse' tables exquisitely carved in relief.

Afternoon return excursion to Rumtek Monastery (24 kms. away from Gangtok - Embodies the vision and aspiration of the Sixteenth Karmapa, Rang Jung Rigpe Dorje, to establish his seat-in-exile to help spread the teachings of the Buddha throughout the world. The monastery, the largest in Sikkim, is home to the monks’ community, the place where they perform the sacred rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Many sacred objects are housed within the complex, and one of the most magnificent is the Golden Stupa, which contains the precious relics of His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa. Overnight stay at hotel [B, D]

Day 06

Gangtok – Kalimpong 95 Kms / 3.30 hrs [Elgin Silver Oaks]

After breakfast drive to Kalimpong - Once the headquarters of a Bhutanese Governor, the word 'kalim' means King's Minister and 'Pong' - the stronghold of the King's minister It is also called 'Kalibong' or the black spur by the hill people. Kalimpong was originally part of Bhutan. In 1865, after the Anglo-Bhutan War, it was merged with Darjeeling, and became a sub-division of Darjeeling in 1916, and developed as a hill station. It flourished as a wool trading centre with Tibet till 1950, when the Chinese took over Tibet. It continues to be part of Darjeeling District, and is now an attractive tourist and educational centre upon arrival check hotel.

Afternoon visit Flower Nurseries, Durpin Daar hills (View point and birding point), Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang-Gompa Monastery - Consecrated personally by the Dalai Lama in 1976, it contains the Kanguyar, in 108 volumes, brought by the Dalai Lama when he fled Tibet. Excellent view point for snow and valley view’s Overnight stay athotel [B, D]

Day 07

Sun Kalimpong – Bagdogra 80 Kms/3hrs- Delhi Fly

After breakfast drive to Bagdogra transfer to airport to board the flight 6E 472 / G8 154 at 12.10/ 15.15 hrs. Arrive Delhi 14.35/17.40 hrs respectively upon arrival transfer to Hotel. Reminder time is free for Rest & relaxes. Overnight stay at hotel [B, D]

Day 08

Delhi – Onward Destination

Say good bye to fascinating land and departure transfer to airport for flight for onward destination. [B]Specify your flight

Price based on Twin Sharing

Occupancy 16 June - 14 Sep 2017 , 02 Jan – 31 Mar 2018 15 Sep – 24 Nov 2017, 25 Nov – 20 Dec 2017, 21 Dec – 01 Jan 2018
Per Person USD 1230 USD 1320
SGL Supplement USD 425 USD 500

Hotels Used

Destination Hotel Name Category Room Type
Darjeeling The Elgin Heritage Deluxe Deluxe
Pelling Elgin Mount Pandim Heritage Deluxe Deluxe
Gangtok The Elgin Nor-Khill Heritage Deluxe Deluxe
Kalimpong Elgin Silver Oaks Heritage Deluxe Deluxe
Delhi Holiday Inn Aerocity 4 star Superior

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 02 Night stay in Darjeeling
  • 01 Night stay in Pelling
  • 02 Night stay in Gangtok
  • 01 Night stay in Kalimpong
  • 01 Night stay in Delhi

Meal

  • Daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Daily Dinner at Hotel Darjeeling, Pelling, Gangtok& Kalimpong

Transportation

  • All transfers and sightseeing by air conditioned Innova car
  • Toy train Journey
  • Monument entry fees as per itinerary
  • Local English Speaking Guides

Exclusion

Major Meals – Lunch, Video, film & professional still camera fees. Travel Insurance, Anything Which is not mentioned in inclusions above, Expenses of personal nature like Telephone Calls, Laundry, Porterage, Tips, Alcoholic Beverages, etc

Important Note

  • Check-in time 1400 hrs & Check-out time 1100 hrs for hotels in Darjeeling & Gangtok Sector
  • Air fare from Delhi – Bagdogra –Delhi will give you at the time of booking
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