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Darjeeling District is the northernmost district of the state of West Bengal in eastern India in the foothills of the Himalayas. The district is famous for its beautiful hill stations (often referred to as the Queen of the Hills) and Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling is the district headquarters. Kalimpong, Kurseong and Siliguri, three other major towns in the district, are the subdivisional headquarters of the district. Mirik, another town of the district, has been developed as a lake resort since the late 1970s. The foothills of Darjeeling Himalayas, which comes under the Siliguri subdivision, is known as the Terai. The district is bounded on the north by Sikkim, on the south by Kishanganj district of Bihar state, on the east by Jalpaiguri district and on the west by Nepal. History The name Darjeeling comes from the Tibetan words, Dorje (thunderbolt) and Ling (place or land), meaning the land of the thunderbolt. The history of Darjeeling district is linked to that of the Sikkim, East India Company, Nepal and Bhutan. Geography The Himalayas serve as the source of natural resources for the population residing in the hills as well as in the plains. As human population expands in the hills, forests are being depleted for the extension of agricultural lands, introduction of new settlements, roadways, etc. The growing changes coming in the wake of urbanization and industrialization leave deep impressions on the hill ecosystem. The economy of Darjeeling hill area depends on tea production, horticulture, agriculture, forestry and tourism. Teesta, Rangeet, Mechi, Balason, Mahananda, Lish, Gish, Chel, Ramman, Murti and Jaldhaka are the important rivers of the district. Sub-divisions-Darjeeling District comprises 4 Sub-divisions: Darjeeling Sadar subdivision, Kalimpong subdivision, Kurseong subdivision, Siliguri subdivision. Flora and fauna In 1986, Darjeeling district became home to Neora Valley National Park, which has an area of 88 km2 (34.0 sq mi). It is also home to Singalila National Park, which was set up in 1986 as a wildlife sanctuary and converted to a national park in 1992. It has an area of 79 km2 (30.5 sq mi).Darjeeling district also has three wildlife sanctuaries: Jorepokhri, Mahananda, and Senchal. The Kalimpong Hills Kalimpong is a subdividison of Darjeeling district with Neora valley on the eatern side with places like Lava, Lolegaon, Rishop, Kolakham, Jhandi.
Day 1 :
Arrival at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) and Transfer to Lataguri (Gorumara National Park) Next to prepare for booking of Safari Tickets - Early evening (04 P M to 06 P M) Jungle safari subjected to availability of tickets – In the late evening one can stroll around the market area - Back to resort - (Cultural Show can be arranged at Supplement cost) - Night Stay at Resort in Lataguri (Duars / Dooars) Evening free to stroll around the area - Night stay at Lataguri
Day 2 :
Local Sight Seeing to Jhalong, Bindu – Early morning Breakfast - Visit to Jhalong, Bindu, Samsing , Santela khola in the lap of Himalaya - The area Night Stay at Resort in Lataguri (Duars / Dooars)
Day 3 :
Transfer to Kalimpomg via Lava - Early Morning breakfast - There will be two stop over at Lava Monastary Buddhist Monastary visit - Reach Kalimpong – Check into Hotel - Evening free to stroll around Kalimpong bazaar for shopping of handicrafts and relics - Over night stay at Hotel in Kalimpong
Day 4 :
Kalimpong Local Sightseeing – Early morning breakfast and start the day for sightseeing - Start with Zang Dhok Palri or Durpin Monastery – Army Golf Course - Nursery - Deollo - Hanuman Tok - Dr Grahams Home (school with high standard of education) etc - One can spend 02 - 03 hours in Kalimpong and enjoy the lunch at any of the restaurant like Orchid, etc and back to hotel – Heritage buildings are Gouripur House and Morgan House, etc - Evening free to stroll around Kalimpong bazaar for shopping of handicrafts and relics - Over night stay at Kalimpong
Day 5 :
Transfer to Darjeeling via Peshok & Lamahata - Early Morning breakfast - Next the driver will assist you for the forwarding journey to Darjeeling (65 kilometers 2 ½ - 3 hours) – The drive is via Peshok View point and Lamahata - Darjeeling - Mount Everest, Mount Kanchendzonga and the rest of spectacular Himalayan range - Check in to hotel – Stroll to Mall / shrubbery Park - Over night stay at hotel in Darjeeling
Day 6 :
Darjeeling Sightseeing - Early morning at around 4 AM drive to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather) – On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel for breakfast - After breakfast next round of sightseeing - Half Day city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area near Mall or in Mall - There are some of the oldest restaurant / Bakery and pubs established before independence – Stroll to Mall / shrubbery Park - Over night stay at hotel in Darjeeling
Day 7 :
After breakfast transfer to Drive to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) /Siliguri
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