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Home » Tour Packages » North East » A Magical Vacation
   
A MAGICAL VACATION
 
09 Nights / 10 Days
NE-003
 
DARJEELING-GANGTOK-KALIMPONG
 
Kalimpong Jalpaiguri Tshangu Bagdogra
 
Day 01: BAGDOGRA / NEW JALPAIGURI - DARJEELING (93 KMS | 03 HRS.)
 
On arriving at the airport or railway station, you shall be received by our representative and get transferred to your hotel. Here's what's in store for you. 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". Spend the night at your hotel.
Meals: No Meal
 
Day 02: DARJEELING
 
This morning, get up early to visit Tiger Hill to witness a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Ranges like Kanchandzonga and Mount Everest. On a clear day, you can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. From there, proceed to Ghoom Monastery, which is the area's oldest Monastery, built in 1875. On your way back from Tiger Hill, you can see the 15 feet tall image of Mythey Buddha.
Return to your hotel for a breakfast and proceed for a city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park (closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Tea Estate(from outside). Return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast
     
Day 03: DARJEELING - GANGTOK (98 KMS| 04 HRS)  
 
After Breakfast at your hotel, drive to Gangtok. At an altitude of 1750m, Gangtok became the state capital in the mid-19th century and has undergone rapid development since then. The downtown area is dominated by huge government buildings decorated with traditional Buddhist symbols. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a traveller's delight.
In the afternoon, proceed for a sightseeing tour in Gangtok, visit Do Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (closed on Sundays), Cottage Industry (closed on Sundays), Flower Show Complex and Rumtek Monastery.
Meals: Breakfast
     
Day 04: GANGTOK
 
 
After breakfast at the hotel, go for a full-day excursion to Changu Lake which is 35 km from Gangtok, and at an altitude of 12,400 feet. The lake derives its waters from melting snows off the surrounding mountains Legends has it that lamas could forecast the future by studying the colour of the lake's waters. Also visit Baba Mandir. Later, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast
     
Day 05: GANGTOK - KALIMPONG (83 KMS|03 HRS)  
 
After Breakfast at your hotel, check-out and drive to Kalimpong.
At an altitude of 1250 metres, Kalimpong's location is ideal for a pleasant, relaxed getaway. Its clement weather has made Kalimpong's orchids and gladiole well renowned. Up to the early 1700s, the Kalimpong area was part of the Sikkim raja's domain. In the early 18th century, the Bhutan king also took it over. In 1865, after the Anglo-Bhutan War , it was annexed to Darjeeling. Scottish Missionaries came here in the late 1800s. The town thrived as a wool trading center with Tibet till 1950s. Today it's a quiet hill resort and a haven for retired people.
In the afternoong, go for a sightseeing tour of Kalimpong, visiting Zang Dog Palri Fo-Brang Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gumpa and Flower Nurseries. In the evening, arrive at your Kalimpong hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast
     
Day 06: KALIMPONG - BAGDOGRA/NEW JALPAIGURI (80 KMS |3 HRS)
 
After breakfast at the hotel, pacl your bags, check-out and drive to Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri in time for your onward flight or train respectively.
Meals: Breakfast
     
Rates are Valid Till 31st March 2013
Tour Package
Comfort
Deluxe
Elite
Per Person on Twin Sharing basis 13599 16799 24599
Extra adult Sharing the Twin Room 2799 4099 9599
Child Between 5 - 12 years with extra bed 2799 4099 9599
Child Between 5 - 12 years without extra bed 1199 2299 6599
FIT Tour Price Include – Ex Delhi
Accommodation
Destination
Duration
Comfort Hotels
Deluxe Hotels
Elite Hotels
Darjeeling 02 Hotel Seven Seventeen / Similar Bellacasa Hotel / Similar Cedar Inn / Similar
Gangtok 02 Hotel Garden Reach / Similar Kalimpong Park Hotel / Similar Himalayan Hotel / Similar
Kalimpong 02 Comfort Inn / Similar Hotel Anand Palace / Similar The Royal plaza / Similar
Places to Visit
Gangtok Do-Drul Chorten,Enchey Gompa Monastery,Rumtek Monastery
Tashiling Monastery,Kanchenjunga,Changu Lake,Red Pandas,
Tsomgo (Changu) Lake,Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
Darjeeling Chowrasta,Bengal Natural History Museum,Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park,Mahakal Temple,Tea Plantations
Singalila National Park,Happy Valley Tea Estate
Kalimpong Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang,Rolling foothills,
Things to do
Gangtok Casino Sikkim,International Flower Festival,Chaam dance,Shopping
Darjeeling White water rafting,Trekking,Toy Train,River Trip,Rangeet Valley ropeway,Shopping,Tibetan and Kashmiri handicrafts
Kalimpong Shopping.
COST INCLUDES
  • Accommodation at mentioned or similar hotels
  • Breakfast for Standard & Deluxe category
  • Breakfast and Lunch or Dinner for Premium category
  • Transportation by appropriate vehicles as per itineraries and package
  • All parking charges, road taxes and toll taxes
  • Assistance by our representatives during transfer from airport/station to the hotel
COST EXCLUDES
  • Air fare / train fare.Any meals other than those specified in 'Cost Includes'.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Any other item not specified in 'cost includes'·
  • Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • Per person rates (in Rs.) - applicable on 2 persons staying together sharing the same room
  • Service Tax extra (as applicable)
  • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal)
  • Rohtang Pass visit is on direct payment basis at Manali by a local cab and its cost is not included in the package
  • The package does not include guide services. These can be availed at an additional cost
    Entrance charges anywhere are not included
  • Package rates are subject to change without prior notice
    Meal plan: EP - Accommodation only, CP - Accommodation with breakfast, MAP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP – Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • The package cannot be combined with any other offer
  • Refund on cancellation depends upon concerned hotel's cancellation policy.
  • The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals, long weekends, and New Year.
  • Nisarg Holidays reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice.

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