Nestling in the grandeur and beauty of towering snow-capped mountains with the mighty Kanchenjunga (King of the Mountains) dominating the somber, snowy sentinels, lies a jewel of a town - elegant, sophisticated and incredibly beautiful; the name of Tibetan origin means where Indra's thunderbolt or scepter rested, (Dodi-thunder bolt, Ling-place). In Sanskrit, the name, derived from the world 'Durjay Ling', means 'Siva of invincible prowess, who rules the Himalayas'. The official name of the town is DARJEELING. Gangtok, the land of monasteries, is also the largest town of Sikkim. Situated in the Shivalik Hills and lying at an altitude of 1437 m, its an important Buddhist Pilgrimage Centre. Gangtok is full of gompas, stupas, parks and gardens. Some of the major attractions in and around Gangtok are the Rumtek Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery, Tsomgo Lake, Nathu La Pass, Hanuman Tok etc.
Arrival and Transfer to Darjeeling Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) He will be assisting for the transfer - Darjeeling - Nearly 105 kilometers 3 - 4 hours drive At an height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet lies the land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Everest is the Queen of the hills It is also home to the famous World Heritage train The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) - Check into hotel Evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Darjeeling.
Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing (Half Day) After breakfast rest for half an hour After breakfast next round of sight seeing - Half Day city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda Back to hotel Evening free to stroll around the area - Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Darjeeling to Gangtok Transfer Early Morning Breakfast Drive to Gangtok nearly 135 Kilometers 3 - 4 hours - Gangtok The capital of the 22nd State of India, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful hill station with varied options for tourist Gangtok the beautiful city of Sikkim suits all tourist due to its options i.e. tranquility to adventure, land of monastery, mystic rituals & festivals at an height of 1670 meters / 5480 feet and is the most visited spot of India - It is one of the most beautiful towns with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and butterflies The road is along the River Teesta and is picturesque Check into hotel at Gangtok Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Gangtok.
Gangtok Local Sight Seeing (Half Day) Morning breakfast - After breakfast drive for the city tour of Gangtok Sight seeing will be for half day hence the drive will be easy and comfortable It is not possible to cover all the spot in single day hence we make the program with points covering minimum distance traveled - Visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, one of the finest falls close to Gangtok, etc Back to hotel Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center There are few discotheques in Gangtok to spend time - Over Night stay at Gangtok.
Full Day at leisure to relax at Gangtok.
Departure Gangtok to Siliguri Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Nearly 135 kilometers 4 - 5 hours drive Guest are advised to start early and not to rush - Forwarding Journey.
Starting City Darjeeling
Duration 5 Nights / 6 Days