Travelers who visit North-East India looking for a unique experience are rarely disappointed. Starting with Darjeeling, which imbibes the wildness of the lower Himalayas that rises around it, all destinations have their special array of people, arts and food on offer. In the midst of all this, are natural views, which range from shapely pine forests to misty mountain tops.
Arrive to a warm welcome from our representatives at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or Bagdodra Airport and drive to Darjeeling at a height of 6710 feet. Check-in to hotel on arrival. Take the rest of the day off to get acquainted with your surroundings at leisure, completed with dinner. Overnight stay in Darjeeling.
4am departure to witness the sunrise over Mount Kanchenjunga. Stop at the dreamy Ghoom Monastery and the romantic Batasia Loop while returning. After breakfast, head to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Tenzing Rock, landmarks of mountaineering. PN Zoological Park thrills too, with unique animal species. Tibetan Self-Help Center holds special significance for immigrating Tibetans. Enjoy the views from the Ropeway and Darjeeling’s Tea Gardens, before an uplifting visit to Peace Pagoda. Return for dinner. Overnight stay in Darjeeling.
After breakfast, time to check out the incredible Mirik Lake, which is a worthy stage to spend a dreamy afternoon. It’s got fields of cardamom and tea plantations, well worth exploring. Also, visitors can choose to go boating on the serene Sumendu Lake, which is man made. Return to a delectable dinner. Overnight stay in Darjeeling.
After breakfast, it’s time to drive to Gangtok. Check-in upon arrival and proceed to take the rest of the day off for some leisurely sightseeing. Cap off your day with dinner. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Breakfast completed, head to Tashi View Point for breathtaking views, before the serenity of Ganesh Tok and Hanuman Tok. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Flower Exhibition Centre. At Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, sample some local art and craft. Proceed to Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, for its museum of Tibetan artefacts. Witness native Buddhist traditions at Dro Dul Chorten stupa and Ranka Monastery, before visiting the tall Banjakhri Falls. Return to a delightful dinner. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Have breakfast and set off for Tsomgo Lake at a height of 12,400 feet, silhouetted against grey mountains and clear blue skies. Also in the vicinity is the unique shrine of Baba Mandir, dedicated to a legendary Indian Army soldier, Harbhajan Singh. Return to a hearty dinner and overnight stay in Gangtok.
A final breakfast marks the end of your trip. Bid goodbye as you depart for Bagdodra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to get on your way home.