On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway station / Bagdogra airport meet our representative 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.
On arrival check in into the hotel Overnight stay at hotel in Darjeeling.
Today Early morning visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. It is truly a majestic sight and Ghoom Monastery which is oldest Monastery in the area which was built in 1875 and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height on the way back from Tiger Hill.
Return back to the hotel have Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Tea Estate(from outside). Return back to the hotel Overnight stay at hotel in Darjeeling.
After Breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Gangtok
At an altitude of 1750m, Gangtok became the state capital in the mid 19th century and has undergone rapid development since then. The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a travellers delight.
On arrival in Gangtok check in into the hotel. Later go for sihtseeing of Gangtok visiting Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry(closed on Sundays), Flower Show Complex and Rumtek Monastery Return back to the hotel Overnight Stay at hotel in Gangtok.
After Breakfast at the hotel and full day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 Kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake’s waters later visit Baba Mandir, drive back to Gangatok Overnight stay at hotel in Gangtok.
After breakfast, you shall be transferred to Bagdogra Airport/NJP railway station by private vehicle. Trips end here with a bag full of memories to look back upon with relish and nostalgia!