DARJEELING PACKAGE TOUR DURATION : 2 Nights | 3 Days
Places Covered : Kurseong, Pelling, Gangtok,
Duration : 3 Days
Pickup & Drop : Bagdogra Airport [IXB] / NJP Station / Siliguri Station
Tour Origination Point : Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport [AMD], Gujarat
Altitude of Darjeeling : 2,042 m [Coordinates – 27.0410° N, 88.2663° E]
Darjeeling City Established By : The British East India Company
Mountain Peaks Visible from Darjeeling : Apart from Mt. Kanchenjungha, the world’s third-highest peak at 8,598 m (28,209 ft) which is clearly visible from every corner of Darjeeling, other mountains that can be seen from Tiger Hill and from Sandakphu (3 hr 10 min (75.6 km) via Rishi Rd/SH12) are:
Mount Everest – 8,848.86 m (29,031.7 ft)
Mount Lhotse – 8,516 m (27,940 ft)
Mount Makalu – 8,485 m (27,838 ft)
Daywise Detailed Iritenery
DAY 1 - ARRIVE BAGDOGRA AIRPORT [IXB] / NJP STATION, TRANSFER TO DARJEELING [2 HR 45 MIN (73.2 KM) VIA NH110]
Meet and greet on arrival at NJP or Bagdogra Airport for your Darjeeling Package Tour from Ahmedabad and transfer to Darjeeling - The Queen of Hills and one of the most magnificent hill resorts in the world. On arrival, check-in at the hotel surrounded by Mother Nature with big, clean room facing the Mt. Kanchenjunga standing head up high. After freshenup in the afternoon or evening, stroll about and shop. Visit Darjeeling Mall, feel the vibe of the place, enjoy a cup of authentic Darjeeling Tea with the chill mystic ambience. Overnight stay at Hotel in Darjeeling
DAY 2 - FULL DAY DARJEELING CITY TOUR
As the chilly night continues to dominate over Darjeeling, this day calls to wake up even before the sun to witness the stunning view of sunrise from the view point along with a full day city tour Post breakfast. So, lets prepare for early morning sunrise view from Tiger Hill view point :
Tiger Hill Sunrise Point - From the major town, Tiger Hill is one of the highest points of Darjeeling which is at a distance of 11 km and of the most visited places which no one misses in their Darjeeling Tour Itinerary. It is at an elevation of 2,590 m. It is popular for its breathtaking Sunrise view, for which a huge number of tourists gather to witness Sun rise from here and it also offers a superb panoramic view of Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga with some other peaks like Rathong, Kabru and Kokthang as well. Return back to hotel. After sumptuous breakfast set out for full day Darjeeling City Tour. Visit :
Batasia Loop - The British constructed one of the most famous places in Darjeeling - Batasia Loop. It is at a distance of 5km from the main town of Darjeeling. They created a war memorial at the center of the garden in honor of the Gorkha who sacrificed their lives in various wars and operations. The Toy Train here makes a complete loop and takes 360 degrees turn here. Covering an area of 50,000 sq ft, they decorate Batasia Loop with a well-manicured garden. This place also has a park, lots of restaurants and eateries as well. It's an amazing place where the garden has beautiful streams and breathtaking falls, from where one can get a stunning view of a wide range of the Darjeeling's fascinating view, and stunning Kanchenjunga will be a treat along with other Eastern Himalayan tops as well.
Ghoom Monastery - Yiga Monastery or Old Ghoom Monastery is one of the oldest Tibetan monasteries in Darjeeling build in the year 1850 below the Ghoom Railway Station. It follows the lineage of the Sakya Sect of Vajra Yana Buddhism and also has a small philosophical institute. This monastery has the biggest and the oldest statue of Buddha in Darjeeling being bought from Tibet.
Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda - Also known as Darjeeling Peace Pagoda, are on the Jalapahar hill. The Temple was built under the guidance of Buddhist monks from Japan in traditional Japanese style, and this place is the house of four avatars of Buddha. Close to it is the Peace Pagoda, where it showcases the four large avatars of Lord Buddha. The view from the top is magnificent, with the panoramic view of Darjeeling town and Mt. Kanchenjunga. During the visit, tourists can join for morning or evening prayers in the Temple, along with the monks.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park - Located at an altitude of approx 7000 ft above sea level and spreading around 60 acre, this zoo, popularly called Darjeeling Zoo was inaugurated in the year 1958 with an intention to house a wide variety of animals along with breeding programmed of some of the rare and endangered Himalayan wildlife like - Red Panda, Himalayan Salamander, Tibetan Wolf, Clouded Leopards, Snow Leopard etc. Tourists can have a glimpse of some exotic wild animals like Asian Black Bear, Royal Bengal Tiger, Siberian Tiger, Yaks, Himalayan Tahr, Goral, Black Panther, Takin etc. Tourist have provision to dress like local and take pictures there. During Darjeeling Tour Packages, this Zoo is a must visit destination.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute - Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is a place where everyone must visit in Darjeeling. It is on the premises of Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. It was build in memory of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, who climbed Everest in 1953. This institute is now a boarding school for mountaineering students where you can get all the pieces of equipment for trekking.
For 2nd day Darjeeling Trip, these tourist attractions are enough for a full day long Darjeeling Sightseeing Tour. Exhausted return back to hotel. After freshen up visit Darjeeling Mall area, roam the place, indulge in photoshoot, shopping and enjoy the cultural programme that happens every evening in the Mall. Nightstay at the Hotel in Darjeeling.
DAY 3 - YOUR DARJEELING TOUR PACKAGE ENDS WITH SWEET MEMORIES
Goodbyes are always difficult. With the arrival of the morning, at the doorstep, it's time to bid adieu this little gem in the hills with sweet memories and a bag full of souvenirs. After the hot breakfast with some finest Darjeeling tea, proceed towards Bagdogra airport via Mirik.
The journey towards Mirik encounters the scenic path of Sukhiapokhri, a census town full of mesmerizing landscapes. As the car makes its way through the winding roads covered with a smoky haze, along with green coniferous trees peeping out of the mist, sit back and enjoy the mystical view with light music in the background. After covering a mere 2 hours journey, step into the small dreamy town of Mirik, covered with vast stretches of green tea plantation on both sides that glitters with the falling rays of the sun.
Mirik Lake – Also known as Sumendu Lake, this 1.25 Km long man-made lake with 80 feet depth is a well-known tourist spot that encounters good footfall throughout the year. This place is beautifully decorated, with a flowering garden and coniferous trees on one side and the Mirik Lake on the other with an arc-shaped bridge in the middle, perfect for a photo op. Tourists can do boating in this clean lake or take a horse ride within the boundaries to check the beauty of this place. There are souvenir shops and local food stalls set up near the lake where tourists can enjoy hot Dim sum, tea, or coffee while praising the beauty of this place.
After spending a few hours in this pleasing environment, let's say a final hasta la vista to this place and move on towards Bagdogra Airport. Your Darjeeling Tour Package ends with sweet memories.