Places Covered :
- Excursion to Tsomgo Lake
- Sightseeing of Gangtok
- Visit Ghoom Monastery
Places Covered :
Located in the Northeastern India at the foothills of Himalayas, Darjeeling is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Northeast India. Enjoy this 5-day trip and witness snow-clad mountain peaks, vibrant green hills and the breathtaking beauty of the majestic Himalayas in the background.
Assistance at the airport/railway station on arrival and drive to Darjeeling. Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, ‘Dorje Ling’, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”, it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow-gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow-capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book ‘An introduction to hill stations on India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning start for Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and its amazing effects on the Mt. Kanchendzonga (World’s 3rd highest peak), Visit Ghoom Monastery (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY). Breakfast at the Hotel followed by half day local Best points sightseeing covering Padmaja N. Zoological Garden (Closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center (Closed on Sunday), Ropeway (entry fees not included), walk around visit to the Mall and Local Market (Closed on Thursday). Evening Free for shopping & individual activity, overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for excursion to Mirik Lake and Pashupati market
Mirik Lake: It is newly started hill station in West Bengal and situated 48 km west of Darjeeling near Nepal border with a facility of boating at Mirik lake which is 1.25 km long, it is a semi-artificial lake. Drive from Darjeeling to Mirik is via natural forest & tea garden. The main tourist area, Krishna-Nagar, is south of the lake.
Pashupati Market: Situated right at Nepal Border is on the way to Mirik. It is famous for low-cost cosmetics & clothes. Overnight stay at Darjeeling
This day is free at Darjeeling for shopping and individual activity. You may enjoy a toy train ride, Ropeway to take the pleasure of aerial view of tea garden (entry fees not included) and then walk around the Mall road and shop for souvenirs from the local Market (Closed on Thursday) of Darjeeling
Morning transfer to Gangtok (105kms/4hrs). At an altitude of 5500ft Gangtok is the capital of the state of Sikkim is a beautiful and clean town promising of the best monasteries and landscapes. Evening free for individual activity and leisure, overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast start for a half-day trip to Tsomgo lake (12400ft), 32kms from Gangtok City. The lake is almost about 1Km long, oval in shape and 15 meters deep. The lake is considered sacred by the local people, Further 12Kms is the Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir dedicated to the memory of soldier Harbhajan Singh. Evening free at Gangtok for shopping and individual activity.
After breakfast Check-out from hotel in time and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.
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