4 Nights, 5 Days
Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Lying at the height of 1650 m above sea level, the town during its bright sunny days offers spectacular views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Gangtok is a base for adventure enthusiasts comprising of trekkers and campers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. During the months of March to Mid-May, blooming of wild Rhododendrons transform the surrounding regions in vast fields of colourful carpets. Its name meaning hill-top, Gangtok can be safely said to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in the country.
Darjeeling one of the most beautiful hill stations in Eastern part of India. Spread over a steep mountain ridge, nestled amidst acres of lush green tea plantations, Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level, thus boasting of cool climes all year round. This scenic hill station is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon and is just around 700 kilometres away from Kolkata.
Once you reach the NJP/Bagdogra, you will be received by our representative with a warm welcome. He will drive you to Gangtok. Check in at the hotel. Freshen up and take some rest. Remaining day at leisure. In the evening, you can visit the MG Marg, the main street of Gangtok. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a delicious breakfast, embark on a journey to explore the famous attractions of Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. Located at an elevation of 1,650 m, Gangtok is also the gateway to Sikkim. First, visit the Bakthang Waterfalls which is quite wide and a great spot to take photographs. Next, you head to Tashi viewpoint for capturing far-reaching views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountains in the world. This point is also known for great sunrise views. Then head for Ganesh Tok, the Charming Hindu temple with mesmerizing hilltop views. After this, visit the Enchey Monastery which is believed to be the home of the protecting deities, Khangchendzonga and Yabdean. Enjoy a cable car ride on the Ropeway and catch the bird’s eye view of the surroundings. Other Gangtok attractions to be covered are Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom, Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Institute of Tibetology, Flower Show, and Banjhakri Falls. After sightseeing, drive back to the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Get ready for an exciting day today! Start the early morning at around 8 am to reach the pristine Tsomgo Lake located at an elevation of 3750 m and is around 3-hour drive from Gangtok. It is an irresistible waterbody which owes its charm to the snow-covered mountains and wild flowers in its surroundings. It is considered sacred by Hindus as well as Buddhists. In winter it gets frozen and in spring it comes back to life with blooming flowers in its surroundings. After enjoying yourself at the Lake, drive to Baba Harbhajan Mandir which is dedicated to a brave Indian soldier, Baba Harbhajan Singh who sacrificed his life while performing his duty. After completing the excursion, go back to the hotel in Gangtok. Remaining day at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel. Note: You can also visit Nathula Pass on the same day at an additional cost. Nathula Pass is a great destination for adventure and mountain lovers as it is one of the highest motorable passes in the world. It is also an old trading border post connecting Tibet and India.
After breakfast, start your journey to Darjeeling, the Queen of Hills. Once you reach Darjeeling, our representative will assist you to check in at the hotel at Darjeeling. After that, visit Batasia Loop, a spiral railway track in a picturesque location, and Ghoom Monastery. Have breakfast on the way to the next attraction-the Japanese Temple. It is a revered pilgrimage of Buddhist known for its exquisite Japanese architecture. The other Darjeeling attractions which will be covered today are Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tenzing Rock, Peace Pagoda and Chitrey Tea Garden(outer view). Spend the evening at MG Road, the main street of Darjeeling. Overnight stay at the hotel. Note: Toy Train can be done on the same day at an additional cost.
Today marks the end of your tour! Check out from the hotel and depart for NJP/IXB with great memories.