Trip to Darjeeling, Gangtok & Kalimpong
Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra and transfer to Kalimpong (75 kms/3hrs), a quiet hill resort in eastern Himalayas. Kalimpong is famous for its Orchids & Nurseries and some of the some of the rarest cacti & Orchids can be seen. Oak, Maple and chestnut stretch up the ridge as far as the eye can reach. Check in and rest at Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel
In the morning start the Local Sight Seeing In and Around Kalimpong City, covering Durpin Dara, Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Monastery,and Flower & Orchid Nurseries & Kalimpong Market. Back to Hotel Before Lunch. After Lunch, transfer from Kalimpong to Gangtok (80kms / 02hrs), At an altitude of 5500ft Gangtok is the capital of the state of Sikkim is a beautiful and clean town promising of the best monasteries and landscapes.. Evening free for individual activity and leisure, overnight at hotel.
Morning starts the half day sightseeing in and around this capital city of Sikkim, covering Chortan Stupa, Institute of Tibetology (Closedon Sunday), Institute of Handicrafts and handlooms (Closed on Sunday). After lunch visit Rumtek Monastery & Dharma Chakra Centre(24Kms/45Mins), the sect of the Kagyu order – one of the 4 major Tibetan Buddhist Sect (24Kms/45Mins).
Start for a half day trip to Tsomgo lake (12400ft), which is only 32kms from Gangtok City, the lake is almost about 1Km long, oval in shape and 15 mtrs deep. The lake is considered sacred by the local people. Evening free at Gangtok for shopping and individual activity.
Morning transfer to Darjeeling (105kms/4hrs), en route visit Teesta. Take a rest and then a walk around town to appreciate the new culture you are in. Overnight at Hotel.
Early morning start for Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and its amazing effects on the Mt. Kanchenjunga (Worlds 3rd highest peak). Visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop War Memorial while returning to the Hotel. Breakfast at the Hotel followed by half day local sightseeing covering Padmaja N. Zoological Garden (Closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Self-help Center (Closed on Sunday) and visit to the Mall and Local Market (Closed on Thursday). Evening Free for shopping & individual activity. Overnight at hotel.
Morning Transfer to Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri (95kms / 3Hrs)