Spread in ribbons over a steep mountain ridge, surrounded by emerald-green tea plantations and with a backdrop of jagged white Himalayan peaks floating over distant clouds, the archetypal hill station of Darjeeling is rightly West Bengal’s premier attraction.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Bagdogra & Proceed To Darjeeling (75 Kms/approx 2.5 Hrs)
Welcome at New Jalpaiguri railway station/ Bagdogra airport & proceed to Darjeeling, spread in ribbons over a steep mountain ridge, surrounded by emerald-green tea plantations and towered over by the majestic Khangchendzonga (8598m), Darjeeling is the definitive Indian hill station.
On arrival check in at hotel & evening free for leisure on own.
Tea Tourism is a relatively new concept in the world and Darjeeling is a taking a lead in this area. Darjeeling is after all the Mecca of tea and sprawling estates producing ...
Tea Garden, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734003
Day 2: Darjeeling Sightseeing
Early morning at 04:00 visit Kanchenjunga Mountain the third highest peak in the world, with an elevation of 8,586 m. The mountain is regarded very sacred. You can have a spectacular view of the peak “Tiger Hills”.
On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Darjeeling built in 1850.
Return to hotel for Breakfast.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing covering the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park - one of India’s best was established to study, conserve and preserve Himalayan fauna. Housed within its rocky and forested environment are species such as Himalayan bears, clouded leopards, red pandas and Tibetan wolves. The zoo, and its attached snow leopard–breeding centre (closed to the public), are home to the world’s largest single captive population of snow leopards.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday) was built as a tribute to Tenzing so that he could impart his skills to all those who pursued climbing activities in the Himalayas.
Japanese Temple & Peace Pagoda has two storied white building built in a traditional Japanese style. Close to the temple is the Peace Pagoda that showcases four avatars of Lord Buddha. From the top of the Pagoda, you get a panoramic views of Darjeeling landscape including the Kanchenjunga range.