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Day 1: Arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB)/ Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction). Than transfer to Darjeeling. On arrival check into hotel for overnight stay. Evening free to roam around Mall or local shopping center.
Day 2: Early morning drive to 8000 feet/2440 meters through primitive forests of oak, magnolia to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop. Back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast next round of sightseeing will begin; today?s tour includes visit to 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) and Peace Pagoda. Evening will be free to stroll around the area. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 3: After breakfast drive to Mirik nearly 60 kilometers / 1 – 2 hours drive. The drive is through scenic roads with occasional stoppage for photography. Mirik is centered round Samendu Lake and is known for its landscaped gardens, tea gardens, orange orchards, cardamom groves and spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges. Full day excursion of Mirik Lake (Horse riding & Boating facilities is available around the lake). This high altitude lake is worth visiting. One can also visit Pashupati Market in Nepal on the way back to Darjeeling. Evening free to roam around the hotel /resort or Mall or the local market area. Overnight stay at hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 4: The day starts with a 65 kilometers (1 – 2 hours) long drive to Kalimpong. Situated on the foothills of the Himalayas, Kalimpong is a green destination at an altitude of 1243 meters / 4078 feet. It is a historical destination with bustling market, colorful people and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range; Kalimpong is also known for nurseries. On arrival check into a hotel for overnight stay. Drive for sightseeing tour through scenic road to Forest Museum (Closed On Thursday), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr Graham Homes, Durbin Monastery, Mangaldham, Pine View Nurseries (Cactus Only). Evening will be free to roam aroun hundred nurseries or the local market area.
Day 5: Guests will be transferred today to Gangtok tour which is nearly 105 kilometers 2 hour drive. Gangtok, the capital of the 22nd State of India, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful hill stations with varied options for sightseeing tours. It is known for the monastery, Orchids, high altitude lake and butterflies. On arrival check into a hotel for overnight stay. Drive for visit to Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, Flower Show, one of the finest monasteries where His holy Dalai Lama stayed for some time, etc. Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Research Institute of Tibetology, Chorten (Stupa), Flower Show, etc. Evening will be free at leisure.
Day 6: Commence excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir nearly 40 kilometers and 2 hours drive along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, the home to the red panda and the blood pheasant with Rhododendron and other alpine trees. Situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet, the Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep. Generally covered in snow for most of the year the year, this lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds. Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all. Nathu La Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is optional tour. Back at Gangtok evening will be free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local shopping center. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 7: 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 will take you to your desired destination from where you will begin journey back homewards.
Price: Rs 15,999 per person on twin sharing
Valid: 15 Apr to 30 Sep 2013
Standard , Ex – Bagdogra
3 Nights Darjeeling , 1 Night Kalimpong , 2 Nights Gangtok
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