HIGHLIGHTS OF DARJELLING AND SIKKIM

[ultimate_heading main_heading=”Places Visited ” alignment=”left” sub_heading_style=”font-weight:bold;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:18px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-top:10px;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:22px;” margin_design_tab_text=””]Darjelling- Pemaynagtse-Gangtok-Rumtek-Kalimpong [/ultimate_heading][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Itinerary” alignment=”left” main_heading_style=”font-weight:bold;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:25px;”][/ultimate_heading][icon_timeline][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Day 01 ARRIVAL ” title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;”]Upon arrival meet and assistance by tour manager/ guide and drive to Darjeeling (03 hrs).

Darjeeling (2,135M) was built by the British in the mid 1800 primarily an R & R centre for their troops. But over a period of time it has been recognized itself as one of the most important hill station in India. Darjeeling still has a lot of the old world charm of a typical started as well by the British passing through numerous small villagers and the important town of Kurseong. On arrival check in to hotel.

Evening at leisure to explore this beautiful town.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Day 02 DARJEELING” title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;”]Early morning wake up around 0430 hrs and drive for about 30 minutes to see the dawn views over the Kanchenjunga (8,548m) massive and other Eastern Himalayan peak from the Famous Tiger Hill, incidentally Tiger Hill is the highest point of this area (2,540m) and is about 11 kms from Darjeeling.

After breakfast take to toy train from Darjeeling to Ghoom monastery, which is one of the most famous monasteries in Darjeeling, it also enshrines an image of “MAITREYA BUDDHA”.

 In addition to the tour visit  following places

Observatory Hill, Zoological Park, Tibetan Refugee Center, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute,Tea Estate to get a firsthand experience of the Famous Darjeeling Tea.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Day 03: DARJEELING / PEMAYNAGTSE – DISTANCE: 75 KMS / 05 HRS DRIVE APPROX” title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;”]After breakfast commence drive for Pemaynagtse (2,045m), the drive takes about 05 – 06 hrs. The first part of the drive is through some very spectacular Tea Gardens over a gradually descending road. The later part of the drive we follow the mighty Rangit river, which is one of the main tributaries of the Teesta river. On arrival in Pemaynagtse by late afternoon, check into Hotel. Later visit at Pemaynagtse monastery.  [/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Day 04: PEMAYNAGTSE / GANGTOK – DISTANCE: 119 KMS; 05-06 HRS DRIVE” title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;”]After breakfast commence drive to Gangtok (1,600m) through the heart of Sikkim. The drive is over a winding road and occasionally passes through the Cardamom plantations and Orange orchards. En route we stop to visit a monastery. We arrive in Gangtok by late afternoon. Gangtok, is the capital of the tiny Shangri-La and is dotted with some very interesting Monasteries, The Kings Palace (which is out of bounds for the outside world) and numerous other interesting places. Evening is at leisure for one get the first glimpse of this beautiful place.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Day 05: GANGTOK / RUMTEK / GANGTOK” title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;”]Early morning wake up to once again witness another spectacular sunrise of the Kanchenjunga massif from Tashi view point which is located 16 kms from Gangtok. Return to hotel for breakfast followed by drive to Rumtak Monastery. After visit of the monastery, you will visit   Dodrul Chorten, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology, Enchey Monastary , Flower Show, Institute of Cottage Industries. [/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Day 06: GANGTOK / KALIMPONG – DISTANCE: 74 KMS; 03 HRS DRIVE” title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;”]After breakfast drive to Kalimpong (1,250m) 03 hrs, the road winds its way through the hill side following the Teesta all along the way passing through some of the most beautiful countryside in this region. Kalimpong is a bustling and rapidly growing town, though relatively small and is set amongst the rolling foothills and deep valleys of the Himalaya. Kalimpong, attractions includes A Bhutanese Monastary, a solidly built Church, Flower and Cactus Nursery , Durpin Hills monastery and the Local Market. . On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon is spent visiting this town. [/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Day 07: KALIMPONG / BAGDOGRA (DRIVE) ” title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;”]After breakfast in time proceeds 03 hrs drives to Bagdogra airport for board flight to onward destination.

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