Darjeeling is a picturesque town in the Indian state of West Bengal. The majestic Kangchenjunga towers over this beautiful town, which is the third highest mountain in the world. Another Name for Darjeeling, ‘ Queen of the Hills’ , Darjeeling provided stunning locations for many Bollywood movies including Barfi, Main Hoon Na and Aradhana. It is the Area developed by the British, the colonial era architecture can still be seen everywhere in Darjeeling. Tiger Hill offers a spectacular view of both Mount Everest and Mount Kangchenjunga. Here, Lloyd’ s Botanical Garden has a collection of several species of flora including oak, magnolia and bamboo. Go on an adventurous trek up to Sandakphu in Singalila Range, the highest peak in West Bengal and feast your eyes on the natural panorama.
The city of Gangtok rises as a center for Tibetology and Tibetan Buddhist culture. It is the capital of Sikkim in India and a popular destination for globetrotters. With its stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga, third highest peak in the world, gained prominence after the construction of Enchey Monastery. Today, Gangtok is home to many monasteries and educational institutions. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Himalayan Zoological Park, Ganesh Tok, Enchey Gompa and White Memorial Hall, are few of the attractions in Gangtok. Other Attractions in Gangtok are like Tsomgo Lake, Yumthang Valley, Nathu La Pass, Pelling and more.
Nestled on a ridge, an altitude of 1,250 metres above the meeting point of the Teesta and the Great Rangeet Rivers, the small but bustling beautiful trading town of Kalimpong has excellent views of the Kanchenjunga Himalyan Ranges. Major Attractions are : Kanchenjunga Views ,Dr Graham’s Home,Deolo View Point,Zong Dog Pairi Fo-Brang Gompa,Tharpa Choling Gompa,Thongsa Gompa,Locally made cheese,White water rafting (Teesta River),Samco Ropeway,Wednesday/Saturday markets,Villages of Lava & Kaffer.
The natural small town of Pelling is famous for magnificent views of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga range, third highest peak in the world. Pelling is 130 km away from Siliguri and 115km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, and is well connected by bus and jeep services. The Placid town pulls most of the visitors for its nature and culture of the state of Sikkim.
Situated at an altitude of 6,800 ft, Pelling offers panoramic view of the entire Kanchenjunga mountain range including Koktang, Kumbhakaran (Jannu), Rathong, Kabru, Kabru Dome, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Siniolchu and others. This is as close as you can get to the Kanchenjunga range without leaving the material comfort of good hotels.
DAY 1 NJP Rly Stn / IXB Airport – Kalimpong (About 75 kms / 3 hrs)
DAY 2 Kalimpong Sightseeing – Gangtok (75 kms / 3 hrs)
DAY 3 Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
DAY 4 Gangtok – Pelling (150 kms / 5 hrs) via Chardham
DAY 5 Pelling Sightseeing
DAY 6 Pelling – Darjeeling (80 kms /4 hrs)
DAY 7 Darjeeling Sightseeing
DAY 8 Darjeeling – NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport (75 kms / 3 hrs)
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