Upon arrival at the Bagdogra Airport/NJP Railway Station Our representative will be there to receive You at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) Thereafter, set out on a road trip to Gangtok- Capital of the 22nd State of India .Gangtok - the capital of Sikkim At an altitude of 1750m, 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 traveller’s delight. This town is not only about rich culture, but also about vibrant lifestyle owing to its many shopping complexes and fancy nightclubs.
On your arrival in Gangtok, check-in at the hotel and stay overnight.
Morning breakfast at hotel – Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir nearly 40 kilometers and 2 hours drive along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, the home to the red panda and the blood pheasant with Rhododendron and other alpine trees along the road - Situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet - The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep - Generally covered in snow for most of the year the year – This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all - Nathu La Pass to Republic of China is nearly 20 kilometers and is optional tour - Back to Gangtok - Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center - Over Night stay at Gangtok.
Soon after breakfast at the hotel, proceed towards an exciting sightseeing tour of Gangtok. Give a nice start to the trip with a visit to the Rumtek Monastery, one of the biggest monasteries in Sikkim. This four-storied building is believed to be established around 1740, and it exhibits the Tibetan architectural style.
Next, visit Do-Drul Chorten, which is considered to be one of the biggest stupas in the state. It features 108 prayer wheels (or Mani Lhakor) and was established by Trulshik Rinpoche - the Nyingma order's head of Tibetan Buddhism, in 1945. Also, gain fascinating insights into the rich heritage and culture of the Tibetans by exploring the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays). It is also known as the Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology and has a museum and library along with a reference centre.
Thereafter, visit the famed Government Institute of Cottage Industry (closed on Sundays), which was established with an aim to preserve as well as develop traditional crafts and arts of this region. It has an emporium that offers different items, including exquisite carpets, wooden masks, bags and handmade paper.
You will also visit the Flower Show Complex that serves as the venue for many flower exhibitions. This complex is famous for its orchid shows considered to be one of the most beautiful flower exhibitions in the country.
After this enriching experience, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
The following morning, have breakfast and drive to the Bagdogra Airport or NJP Railway Station for your onward destination.
Mr. Digvijay Pradhan
Shop No. 27, Old Children Park Opposite Sadar Police Station, Gangtok, Sikkim, India - 737102
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