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North East India: Darjeeling, Gangtok & Kalimpong - 6 Nights/ 7 Days for INR 13,999 per person

Destination Covered: Darjeeling (West Bengal) - Gangtok (Sikkim) - Kalimpong (West Bengal)
 

Rates and Dates (rates are on per person basis)

Package Category Price Per Person
Economy
Kalimpong: Garden Reach
Darjeeling: Seven Seventeen
Gangtok: Jupiter Tree
INR 13,999
Standard
Kalimpong: Kalimpong Park
Darjeeling: Gymkhana /Anand Palace
Gangtok: Ttakshang Residency
INR 15,999
Deluxe
Kalimpong: Kalimpong Park
Darjeeling: RJ Resort
Gangtok: Suhim Portico
INR 21,999

Validity

1 Mar - 30 Apr 2011

 
Itinerary:

Day 1: Bagdogra/NJP – Kalimpong 80 kms 3 hours approx
Assistance at the airport/railway station on arrival and drive to Kalimpong.
KALIMPONG
At an altitude of 1250m, Kalimpong's location is ideal for a pleasant, relaxed getaway. Its clement weather has made Kalimpong's orchids and gladiole well renowned. Up to the early 1700s, the Kalimpong area was part of the Sikkim raja's domain. In the early 18th century, the Bhutan king also took it over. In 1865, after the Anglo-Bhutan War , it was annexed to Darjeeling. Scottish Missionaries came here in the late 1800s. The town thrived as a wool trading center with Tibet till 1950s. Today it's a quiet hill resort and a haven for retired people.
Overnight at hotel

Day 2: Kalimpong - Darjeeling 56 kms / 2 hours approx.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Zang Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gumpa and flower nurseries. Afternoon drive to Darjeeling.
DARJEELING:
Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, 'Dorje Ling', or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the "Queen of the Hills", it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book 'An introduction to hill stations on India' refers to Darjeeling as having ''A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth''. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Darjeeling
Early morning visit Tiger Hill to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. It is truly a majestic sight and Ghoom Monastery which is oldest Monastery in the area which was built in 1875 and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height on the way back from Tiger Hill.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Lebong, Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Happy Valley Tea Estate(from outside). Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Darjeeling - Gangtok 98 kms 4 hours approx
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Gangtok en route visiting Teesta Village.
GANGATOK:
At an altitude of 1750m, Gangtok became the state capital in the mid 19th century and has undergone rapid development since then.The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a travellers delight. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Gangtok
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Rumtek Monastery, Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute o Tibetology(closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry(closed on Sundays) and Flower Show Complex. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Gangtok Breakfast at the hotel and 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 off the surrounding mountains Legends say that lamas could forecast the future by studying the color of the lake's waters. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Gangtok – Bagdogra/NJP 125 kms 4 hours approx Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra/NJP in time for flight/train to onward destination.
END OF SERVICES.

 

Package Includes:
  

Accommodation at mentioned hotels or Similar as per meal plans mentioned

  

Meal Plan:

Breakfast for Economy & Standard Package Category
Breakfast, lunch or dinner for Deluxe Package Category

  
Transportation by appropriate vehicles as per itineraries
  
All parking charges and Road taxes, toll taxes
  
Assistance by our representatives during airport/station transfers
 
Package Excludes:
Any Airfare/Train fare
Expenses of personal nature like medical expenses, phone calls, etc
Entry fees at Monuments and guide services
Government Service tax 2.575 %

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