Kalimpong is a multicultural society. History tells us that the original inhabitants of this region were the Lepcha tribals. With the region being dominated by Sikkimese, Bhutanese and Nepalese kingdoms over time, their cultural and religious heritage is very much evident till today.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival In 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 (130 kms / 5 hrs). 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.
Day Exursion To Tsangu Lake & Baba Madir
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.
In case of Land slide or any reason Tshangu Lake is closed we will provided alternate sightseeing.
NRI, OCI, PIO Card holder & Foreign National are not allowed to visit Baba Mandir & Nathula Pass. They are allowed to visit till Tshangu Lake, with a valid permit. They also have to be 02 & above is number to visit Tshangu Lake.
Day 3: Gangtok Half Day Sightseeing Tour And Transfer To Kalimpong
After breakfast go for local sightseeing covering Jhakri Water Falls along with Do-rul Chhorten, Research Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday), Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on Sunday) and Flower Show. Afternoon transfer to Kalimpong (3937 Ft / 1200 mts, 85 kms / 3-4 hrs). Check in & overnight at hotel in Kalimpong.
Travel from Gangtok to Kalimpong
Day 4: Kalimpong Full Day Tour
Today after Breakfast visit Dello hills, Jelapla View Point, Pine View Point, Chitra Bhanu & Kalim Temple, Jang-Dong-Palriffo Brang, Durbin Dara Hills, Cactus Sanctuary, Flower Nurseries, Dr Graham's Homes complex with its historic church & well maintained grounds founded in 1900 by Rev. Dr. J A Graham, a Scottish missionary, Sciences City, Mangal Dham Delo Hill (5556 ft) appears to be the roof- of- the- world, is the highest point in Kalimpong. The scenic beauty on the way are beautiful and there are lot of shops selling antics and local handicraft worth buying. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Transfer From Kalimpong To Darjeeling
After breakfast, prepare for your transfer to Darjeeling (7380 ft / 2250 mts / 85 kms / 3-4 hrs). Check in & overnight at hotel in Darjeeling.
Travel from Kalimpong to Darjeeling
Day 6: Darjeeling Full Day Sightseeing Tour With Tiger Hill
Spend your day today witnessing a magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas and exploring local tourist attractions. To watch the blaze of rapidly changing colors of the snow peaks as the sun strikes, set out early in the morning, before dawn (4 am), to the highest point in Darjeeling Tiger Hill (2590 m) - for views of a breathtaking sunrise and its reflection rays over the Kanchenjunga Ranges and other impressive Himalayan peaks. On the way back to your hotel, visit Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery. Expected arrival time at hotel: 7 am.
After freshening up and a hearty breakfast at your hotel, visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Tuedays), Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Darjeeling Ropeway Ride (Ticket cost not included & will be approx INR 180.00 per person), Tenzing - Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre (closed on Sundays), Japanese Temple & Peace Pagoda, and panoramic view of Tea Estate. End your lovely city tour day with an overnight stay at hotel in Darjeeling.
Day Excursion To Mirik & Pashupati
After breakfast, get ready for an excursion to the quiet town of Mirik (58 kms / 2 hrs). Nestled perfectly between Siliguri and Darjeeling, Mirik is a hill resort visited for its pleasant climate and secluded charm - check out the beautiful tea gardens, cardamom groves, vantage points from the famous, beautiful Mirik Lake (Horse riding & Boat is available around the lake on direct payment basis) and orange orchards. On the way, be sure to visit Pashupati Market (on the India-Nepal border) for shopping. Come back to Darjeeling and end your day with a peaceful overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 8: Departure From Darjeeling
After you have finished your breakfast, a transfer will be arranged to Bagdogra Airport/ NJP Railway Station from the hotel (distance from Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport: 110 kms/3 hrs). Your tour in Darjeeling has ended. Let the memories begin!