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The Himalayan Grandeur

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6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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With lush green rolling hills, snow-covered peaks, clear lakes and the vibrancy of orchids and rhododendrons, Northeast India is a traveler’s paradise. Darjeeling, a resort town in India’s West Bengal state, stands high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m offering breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks. Adding to the allure, there are tiny waterfalls, little villages, and the famous toy train. To its east, lies Kalimpong sleeping snugly in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal with colonial-era architecture adorning the land of this hill town. In Sikkim, its capital Gangtok is bedecked in culture and Tibetan influence with monasteries and buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Embark on a blissful 5 Nights and 6 Days trip to these destinations with Trip Dilao, exploring the uncharted territories and enjoying our exceptional services.

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Bagdogra and Transfer to Darjeeling
On arrival at the Bagdogra airport/railway station, you will be assisted to board the vehicle and then will be driven to Darjeeling. After completing a 93 km drive, you will reach Darjeeling, check-in to your hotel and spend overnight here.
Day 2
Darjeeling Sightseeing
Early morning, start from the hotel for a visit to Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Ranges Kanchendzonga and Mount Everest among others. On the way back, stop by for a visit to the Ghoom Monastery which is the oldest Monastery in the area built in 1875. Its main attraction is the 15 ft tall image of Mythey Buddha. Return to the hotel, have breakfast and proceed for a city tour covering the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, the Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), the Tibetan Refugee Centre (closed on Sunday), Tenzing and Gombu Rock, Tea Estate (from outside), Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda. Then, get back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3
Transfer to Gangtok and Half Day Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Gangtok. Renowned as a Buddhist pilgrimage site, Gangtok is located at an altitude of 1750m. Covering about 96 kms, reach and check-in to your hotel. Later, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour visiting Flower Show, Do-Drul Chorten Stupa, Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sunday), Cottage Industry (closed on Sunday) and Bakthang Falls. Then, back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4
Excursion to Changu Lake in Gangtok
Start your morning with a healthy breakfast at your hotel and move for a full day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 Kms from Gangtok, at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows of the surrounding mountains. Legend has it that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of this lake’s waters. Also, visit the Baba Mandir - a memorial & temple honoring Indian army soldier and folk hero Baba Harbhajan Singh. Come back to the hotel and have a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 5
Transfer to Kalimpong
Have breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kalimpong, reaching the town after a 3 hour ride. In the afternoon, proceed for a city tour visiting Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Mangal Dham and flower nurseries. Return to the hotel by evening for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 6
Return to Bagdogra Airport/NJP Railway Station
After breakfast and check-out from the hotel, you will be driven to Bagdogra Airport/NJP (New Jalpaiguri Junction railway station) for your onward journey.

Included/Exclude

  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers
  • Budget Hotel
  • Meals: Other than those specified
  • Cancellation and Unforeseen Changes: Additional costs due to flight cancellation/changes, political unrest, etc.
  • Extra Activities: Other than those specified
  • Tickets: Entrance fees, Monument charges, Camera charges, etc
  • Travel Insurance: Not Included
  • Personal Expenses: Like mineral water, portages, tips, etc.

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