NorthEast India is the eastern-most region of India. It comprises of the contiguous Seven Sister States, and the Himalayan state of Sikkim. If you want to see nature’s real beauty then a visit to North East India is a must. Consisting of 7 states also called ‘Seven Sisters’ North East India has some real surprises for the travelers coming here. Not so much established on the travelers map, yet the North Eastern India, has its own charm that will sweep you off your feet. Come here for once and loose yourself in its charismatic magic.
North East India Tourism holds various tourist attractions and famous places to visit that you are going to know in this North East India Travel Info Guide.
Kalimpong is a hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located at an average elevation of 1,250 metres. The town is the headquarters of the Kalimpong district.
Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.
Pelling is a small town in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga. The late-17th-century Buddhist Sanga Choling Monastery has mountain views. Pemayangtse Monastery features wall paintings, sculptures and a gold-plated statue of Guru Padsambhava. Overlooking a valley, the 17th-century Rabdentse Palace, now in ruins, still has evidence of the king’s bedroom and kitchen.
Darjeeling is a town in India’s West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It’s famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.
(7 Nights / 8 Days)
SWEET EASTERN HIMALAYA (Kalimpong 1N – Gangtok 2N – Pelling 2N – Darjeeling 2N)
Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Kalimpong. On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be at Kalimpong.
After breakfast half day city tour of Kalimpong Visit Mangal Dham, Deolo Hill, Dr. Graham’s Home, Golf Garden, Durpin Dara Hills & Pine View Nursery. Then transfer to Gangtok (3,950 ft.). On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
After breakfast start for an excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms one way from Gangtok city. Overnight stay at Gangtok.
After breakfast proceed for Pelling (6,300 ft.). Enroute visit Temi Tea Garden, Samdruptse & Siddheshwar Dham (Chardham) in Namchi. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Pelling.
After breakfast start for full local day sightseeing. 1st half visit – Darap village, Rimbi water Falls, Khecheopalri Lake & Khangchendzongha waterfalls. In afternoon start for 2nd half visit – Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Helipad Ground. Overnight stay at Pelling.
This morning after breakfast transfer to Darjeeling (6,950 ft.) via Singla check post. On arrival check-in to your hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill (8,400 ft.) to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
After breakfast Check-out from hotel and take the departure transfers to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.
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)
AIR FARE/ FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED