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Hassle-free and warm-hearted, Sikkim is a state that will make you fall in love with it almost instantly. The super-steep valleys, white-top mounts of the eastern Himalaya, verdant subtropical woodlands, mural-filled traditional monasteries and the rhododendron forests are what await you on this Gangtok Lachen Lachung Pelling Darjeeling tour.
These five tourist destinations that are the most sought-after places to explore. It gives you an incredible opportunity to unwind in the lap of nature along with reconnoitring the cultural heritage of India. These places awaits all travellers and tourists who are planning a rather offbeat getaway.
So what is it that is keeping you from packing your bags already? On this holiday, you will find passion, peace, and most importantly, you will find yourself. Walk into the unforgettable embrace of these mystical hill-towns with us. Book your travel package today!
Day 1 : NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Gangtok (120 kms in 4-5 hrs).
Your trip commences with arrival at the New Jalpaiguri railway station or Bagdogra airport, where our representative will welcome you and you will be escorted on a scenic drive to Gangtok. It is among the most visited destinations in India.
Embark on a road trip to reach at an elevation of approximately 4,700 feet where you will be surrounded by varieties of rhododendron, orchids and colourful flora and fauna.
Upon arrival at the capital city, check in at the hotel and relax. The rest of the day will be at your will to explore. You can visit the MG Marg which has an electric atmosphere and is buzzing with shopping arcades and food stalls. You can spend some time by consuming in the mystic views and shopping for Thankas- traditional religious paintings, hand-woven shawls and other items. You can also indulge into horse riding activities here.
Spend the overnight comfortably at the hotel in Gangtok.
Day 2 : Excursion to Changu Lake & Baba Mandir
The second day of this tour commences with a healthy breakfast at the hotel in Gangtok, followed by some local sightseeing expedition.
First, head to the Tsomgo Lake that requires a 3-hour drive to reach. Set at a height of 12,400 feet, the beauty of this glacial lake will be forever imprinted in your mind. It is considered to be sacred and the lamas in the earlier times predicted the future with the changing colours of the lake. A dark hue forecasted danger to the city and vice versa. In summers, the blossom of flowers encloses the lake.
Then, head to the Baba Mandir. It is a shrine set at an altitude of 13,200 feet that is dedicated to Harbhajan Singh, a former Sentry of Punjab Regiment. It is said that he fell into a stream and drowned. He appeared in the dreams of his fellow mates and asked them to make a memorial on his name here. His soul is believed to be guarding the international boundary between India and China.
An optional tour to Nathula Pass can also be arranged at an extra cost. The pass is among the highest motorable roads reachable by travellers in the world and it connects India to China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
Return back to the hotel in Gangtok for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 3 : Gangtok Local Sightseeing – Darjeeling (115 kms / 4 hrs)
After breakfast, get ready for sightseeing tour of Gangtok. Some of the places visited are Rumtek Monastery, Jhakri Water Fall, Do-rul Chhorten, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on Sunday), Institute of Tibetology, a world famous institute doing research on Tibetan language and culture, with also a great museum and library with rare and huge collections (closed on Sunday and all Government holidays) and Flower Show. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 4 : Darjeeling Sightseeing
This day specifically needs you to make a really early start, at 4 a.m. where you will drive 2590 feet above sea level to reach the Tiger Hill. The sweeping views of sunrise cannot be missed from this point where the sun’s rays quietly fills the dark sky with radiating brightness. Moreover, the panoramic views of the colossal Kanchenjunga mountain ranges and other snow clad peaks are worth every second of your time.
As you make your way back down, make a quick visit to the Ghoom Monastery and the Batasia Loop.
Built in 1850, the monastery is the biggest and the oldest Tibetan Buddhist establishment in Darjeeling. The Batasia Loop is a spiral track of the toy train that is constructed over a hilltop. The views from both these sightseeing spots are enchanting.
On arriving at the hotel, devour a healthy breakfast and head out for some more sightseeing.
Visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. It consists of a residential school for mountaineering students along with a museum that showcases an array of mountaineering artefacts.
Then, visit the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. It is shut on Thursdays and is set at an elevation of 7,000 feet. It is the largest high altitude zoo in India.
Visit the Tenzing Rock next. It is a large natural rock that people used to practice rock-climbing.
Enjoy an outer view of the Chitrey Tea Garden before you make your way to the Japanese Temple and the Peace Pagoda. The Japanese temple showcases four avatars of Lord Buddha and the tranquillity of the place is soothing.
The main aim of the pagoda is to spread the idea of world peace and sanitize the soul and minds of the people.
Then, in the evening, go to Chowrasta and Mall Road for an evening stroll. The Chowrasta is a meeting square to shop and lounge. You can indulge in shopping and enjoy a calm stroll in the bylanes.
After visiting all the local sightseeing places in Darjeeling, return back to the hotel for a peaceful overnight stay.
Day 5 : Darjeeling – NJP Rly Station / IXB airport (98 kms / 3 hrs)
Post breakfast on this last day of your Sikkim holiday tour package, prepare for check out from the hotel in Darjeeling and drive to the railway station/ airport where you commence your onward journey back home. We hope that this holiday tour would have enthralled you and you made memories worth a lifetime.
Payment Terms & Methods :
20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount
Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
Refund will be made within 15 working days from the date of receipt of the cancellation.
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