Tea Gardens and Monasteries of Darjeeling and Gangtok
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Product Code : AGORA418
Experience the enchanting blend of natural beauty and spiritual serenity on this 6-day journey through the tea gardens of Darjeeling and the monasteries of Gangtok. Witness the mesmerizing sunrise over Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill, explore historical monasteries, and savor the essence of Darjeeling tea. Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Gangtok, from the serene Rumtek Monastery to the picturesque Bakthang Waterfall. This tour offers a perfect harmony of scenic landscapes and spiritual encounters in two of the Himalayas' most captivating destinations.
Day 1: Bagdogra – Darjeeling (75kms/ 2hrs Approx)
Upon your arrival at Bagdogra airport, your driver will be waiting to welcome you. From there, you'll embark on a scenic drive to the charming hill station of Darjeeling. After reaching Darjeeling, check in at your hotel, and you can unwind and rest for the day, getting ready for the exciting adventures that await.
Day 2: Darjeeling
Start your day very early at around 3:45 AM, as you journey to Tiger Hill to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Kanchenjunga Peak. This experience is subject to clear weather conditions. On your way back, visit the serene Ghoom Monastery, the Peace Memorial, and the famous Batasia Loop. Afterward, return to your hotel for a hearty breakfast. Following breakfast, embark on the next leg of your city tour. Explore the Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Ropeway for panoramic views, the unique Tenzing and Gombu Rock, the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, a picturesque Tea Estate, the enlightening Natural History Museum, and the serene Peace Pagoda. Your tour will also include a delightful Toy Train Joyride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Rail track. You'll spend the night at your hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 3: Darjeeling – Gangtok (130kms/ 3hrs Approx)
After a delicious breakfast, you'll journey to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, with a stopover in the beautiful town of Kalimpong. In Kalimpong, you'll visit the MacFarlane Memorial Church, Dr. Graham's Homes, Durpin Monastery, and Deolo Park. Following your visit to Kalimpong, you'll continue your drive to Gangtok. Once you arrive in Gangtok, you'll check in at your hotel, where you'll spend the night.
Day 4: Gangtok
After a satisfying breakfast, you'll embark on an excursion to the mesmerizing Tsomgo Lake and the spiritual Baba Mandir, located about 40 kilometers away, which takes approximately 2 hours to reach. These sites are situated along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary and offer a spectacular natural backdrop. Upon returning to Gangtok, you'll have the evening free to explore M G Road, known as The Mall, and enjoy its vibrant atmosphere. You'll spend the night at your hotel.
Day 5: Gangtok Sightseeing
Your day begins with breakfast, followed by a comprehensive exploration of Gangtok's attractions. You'll visit the Rumtek Monastery, Bakthang Waterfall, Tashi Viewpoint, Ganesh Tok, Enchey Monastery, and the Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom. Each location offers a unique perspective on the culture and natural beauty of Gangtok. After your day of exploration, you'll return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Gangtok to Bagdogra (125kms/ 3hrs Approx)
Enjoy your last breakfast in Gangtok and complete your check-out from the hotel. Your driver will then transfer you to Bagdogra airport for your onward journey. As you depart from this beautiful region, you'll carry with you cherished memories of your time in Darjeeling and Gangtok. Safe travels!
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 5 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 5 nights accommodations
Darjeeling x 2 nights
3* - Central Heritage Resort & Spa/ Omega Residency
4* - Elgin Hotel/ The Royal Plaza
5* - Mayfair/ Windamere Hotel
Gangtok x 3 nights
3* - Tamarind Hotels/ Hotel New Orchid
4* - Elgin NorKhill/ Saramsa Resort
5* - Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino/ WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency
- Any flight fare.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.