Home to hills dolled up in green, valleys dotted with beautiful flowers, manicured tea gardens and captivating hills, Gangtok is certainly a paradise for the Travelers. Spend a perfect holiday in Gangtok with this package which commences upon arrival at the airport. Meet the driver at the airport and embark on 125 kilometres (5 hours) long ride to reach Gangtok.
Upon arrival, check-in at the comfortable hotel room for a relaxing overnight stay.
In the morning, head out on an excursion to witness the gems of Sikkim. You will be first visiting the Changu or Tsomgo Lake which is barely 35 kilometres from Gangtok. The stunning view of the crystal clear lake amidst the snowy summits is a sight to behold.
Next, visit Baba Mandir after traveling for 18 kilometres cutting and running through the snow-capped mountains. Baba Mandir is a memorial commemorated to the brave Sepoy of Indian Army who lost his life around 30 years back in this region.
Having explored the iconic attractions, you can return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Begin your day in the comfortable room and embark on a sightseeing tour of Gangtok. Visit the famous Rumtek or Ranka Lingdum Monastery (any one monastery will be covered basis the road conditions). Built somewhere in the 12th century, it is known for its architecture that bears a strong resemblance to the original one in Tsurphu, Tibet. Thereafter attend the famous Flower Show, an absolute treat to eyes. Next, make way to Do Drul Chorten, a dome-shaped Buddhist shrine. Built in 1945, Do Drul Chorten is known for its 108 prayer wheels and gold plated tower on the top of the Chorten. Thereafter, visit Institute of Tibetology which features a library and museum with a rare collection of statues, coins, thangkas Tibetan artwork, etc. Head to the Cottage Industry from where you could pick handloom products like bags and some traditional dresses. See the breath-taking Bakthang Falls cascading down into a pool. Further adding to its beauty is the mesmerizing scenic vistas of the mighty Himalayas at the background. You would also visit the Gangtok Ropeway. Take a ropeway ride (own expense) and see the panoramic view of the landscape below. Having explored the famous attractions of Gangtok, head back to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
In the morning after the breakfast, head towards Darjeeling. Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134 metres, ‘Dorje Ling’, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the 'Queen of the Hills', Darjeeling remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow-capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book ‘An Introduction to Hill Stations on India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”. check-in at the comfortable hotel room for a relaxing overnight stay.
Early morning, approx. 4.00 AM, you will visit Tiger Hill before the break of dawn to see the sun rise over Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world (subject to clear weather).On your way back stop at the Ghoom Monastery, the holiest monastery in Darjeeling and Batasia Loop.Return to hotel for breakfast.After breakfast, you will be driven to Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zooogical Park.One way Toy Train Joyride (Own expenses), Darjeeling to Ghoom OR Ghoom to Darjeeling - Toy Train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) has always remained an unique experience to the tourists. Only few would let go such an opportunity. And there is a clear reason why so. After all, this Toy Train has been accorded the UNESCO World Heritage status, and that is something special. Visit to Happy Valley Tea estate (own expenses). Evening return to your hotel or walk around the streets of the colonial city Darjeeling. Overnight at the hotel.
Since today is going to be last day of the Trip, check-out from the hotel and get transferred to Bagdogra Airport to board a flight for onward journey.