Delight of Sikkim and Darjeeling-12 Days
Good to Know
- Duration 12 Days
- Trip Grade Moderate
- Starts/Ends India to India
- Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November
The challenging Himalayan lands of Sikkim and Darjeeling, welcome you to a complete different altitude of life. These destinations are eye openers because they take your breath away with their abundance of purity which arouses an awakening within you. These lands are known to bring a twitch of enlightening within the souls of people. Sikkim Darjeeling tour packages include a wonderful kaleidoscope of Himalayan culture, scenery, mountain ranges interspersed with passes, and an unbelievable array of flora and fauna. At Veena World, we truly understand the core persona of these lands and we handcraft our Sikkim Darjeeling tour packages eloquently. Travellers embarking on a journey of Sikkim discover a mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty. Explore Darjeeling with our affordably priced Darjeeling travel packages as it displays its replete with Buddhist monasteries, trekking trails, and awesome mountain views. The panoramic views of the snow-clad peaks that are straight out of a postcard provide a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the cities with our Sikkim Darjeeling tour packages. Straight out of a painting, the landscapes of these regions are extremely perfect. The balance of shades of all colours makes it look like the poetic grace bringing life to the painting. The symphony of the playful breeze and the chilling feels, lift the spirits of the visitors.
On arrival at Kolkata airport, look for our representative waiting for you at the arrival area holding a placard of your name. Transfer to hotel overnight at hotel in Kolkata.
Morning after breakfast check-out and drive to board for the railway station, overnight at train.
Arrive at New Jalpaiguri railway station in the morning. On arrival, drive to Kalimpong. Arrive Kalimpong and check-in hotel. It is a laid back town for the Monasteries. On arrival we visit the Thongsa Monastery (Bhutanese monastery) founded in 1692 & the Tharpa Choling, the Yellow Hat (Gelugpa Order) Tibetan monastery, built in 1837 at Tirpai. Later we drive on to Siliguri, major trade center and gateway for Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, the North -East India, Eastern Nepal and Bhutan. Overnight in Kalimpong.
Early Morning Breakfast – Drive to Gangtok nearly 70 kms (2-3 hours). Gangtok – The capital of the 22nd State of India, Sikkim. The road is along the River Teesta and is picturesque. Check into hotel at Gangtok. Overnight stay in hotel.
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, at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet. The Lake is oval shaped with depth of nearly 50 feet. The lake is generally covered with snow for most of 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 (optional tour). Back to Gangtok. Evening free to roam around M G Road (Mall) or local Shopping center. Over Night stay in Gangtok.
After a leisurely breakfast, check-out and drive to Pelling. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in Pelling.
After breakfast, on a sightseeing tour of Pelling covering - Darap Valley, Rimbi Water Falls, Rock Garden, Kanchenjunga Falls, Khachoedpalri Lake. Return to hotel. Afternoon visit Pemayangtse Monastery, rabdentse ruins. Overnight in Pelling.
After breakfast, check-out and drive to Darjeeling. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure to walk around. Overnight in Darjeeling
Early Morning (at 04:00 am) visit to Tiger hill to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga (28,208 ft. Worlds third highest peak). On the way back we see Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling. Enjoy a Joy Ride at the Toy Train covering - Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee selfhelp Centre (closed on Sundays), Tea Garden (outer view), and Japanese Peace Pagoda. Evening free or can be spent at the mall (Chowrastha). Overnight in Darjeeling.
After an easy breakfast, check-out and drive to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to board overnight train for Kolkata. Overnight in Train
Arrive at Kolkata. On arrival, meet our representative waiting outside your compartment and transfer to hotel. After breakfast, check-out and proceed for a full-day city tour. Visit BBD Bagh – the Heritage area of Kolkata, Howrah Bridge, Shaheed Minar, Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Birla temple, Mother Teresa House, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Jain temple. Also enjoy a Short Tram ride (Subject to availability). In the afternoon, visit Old Jewish Synagogue of Kolkata. Overnight in Kolkata.
After sightseeing, departure transfer to Kolkata airport to board flight.
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- Accommodation: on twin sharing basis in standard room.
- Daily breakfast and Dinner.
- Transportation using Non A/c Indicia as per the itinerary including all taxes, parking, toll, driver allowance.
- All applicable hotel taxes and service taxes.
- Toy Train tickets for a couple in deluxe chair car coach (Darjeeling - Kurseong Sector).
- Air Fare/Train Fare
- Lunch, entry ticket if any, telephone expenses, laundry expenses, or anything which is not mentioned above.
- Any extra charges incurred for transportation due to any natural or political disturbances like landslides, strikes, road blocks etc.