Gangtok is a popular place with tourists heading on treks, though the facilities do not reflect the number of international visitors. Gangtok could easily be one of the cleanest cities you've ever come across. Highly organised and beautifully maintained, it is the Switzerland of the east.There are quite a few places for vegetarians to eat, since it is mostly dominated by Buddhist culture. The city is a fascinating place to spend a few nights, the winding side
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival Njp Railway Station / (Ixb) Bagdogra Airport - Gangtok
Upon your meet and greet with our representative at Bagdogra Airport or at NJP Railway Station, a transfer will be arranged to the peaceful hill station of Gangtok. Check in at your hotel in this beautiful destination and start to get familiar with your surroundings. In the evening, set out on a shopping spree along the roads of main market area M.G Marg. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Distance From Bagdogra Airport To Gangtok : 130 kms/5 hrs.
Day 2: Gangtok To Tshangu Lake & Baba Mandir Excursion
After breakfast, prepare for a full day excursion to glacial Tsomgo Lake (12,310 feet), and the temple of Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir (a very holy site for all) – at a short distance of only 40 kms from Gangtok. Home to the Brahmini ducks and many migratory birds, the 1 kilometer long lake is oval shaped and nearly 50 feet deep. The surface reflects different colours with change of seasons and is held in great reverence by the local Sikkimese folk. Spend the evening in Gangtok for some recreational activities such as shopping and a delicious local dinner. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Sites Visited : Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir (if the lake is closed due a landslide or any other reason, alternate sightseeing will be provided).
Day 3: Gangtok Half Day Sightseeing And Transfer To Darjeeling
After breakfast go for local sightseeing covering Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show and Banzakhri Falls. Afternoon transfer to Darjeeling (7100 ft / 115 kms / 4½ hrs).Evening free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.
When the orchids bloom (March) it's worth peeping inside the Flower Exhibition Centre , a modestly sized tropical greenhouse full of exotic plants.
White Hall Complex, Gangtok, India
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Travel from Gangtok to Darjeeling
Day 4: Darjeeling (Full Day Tour)
Early in the morning before dawn at 4 am proceed to Tiger Hill to watch the breathtaking sunrise and its reflection rays over the Khancendzonga Ranges. On the way back Visit Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery back to hotel at 7 am. After Freshen up and breakfast at the hotel visit to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-help Centre, Tea Estate (outer view), Ava art Gallery and Japanese temple, Peace Pagoda, Labong Race Course and Rope Way. Overnight stay Darjeeling