Darjeeling Kalimpong Gangtok Tour
5 Nights / 6 Days
Destination Covered : Gangtok, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Rumtek Monastery, Saramsa Garden
Tour Activities : Hill Stations & Valleys, Hill Stations & Valleys, Lakes & Rivers
Gangtok, Kalimpong and Darjeeling Tour Overview
Darjeeling- Kalimpong- Gangtok tour spans for 6 days and offers you wonderful chance to visit some of the iconic monasteries, holy shrines, pristine lakes, hills and memorials of India. This short tour is an amazing mélange of scenic beauty, entertainment options and tourist attractions.
Our collection of destinations and their attractions is amazingly planned for those who are looking for a good outing with their dear ones. Get familiar with monasteries of Gangtok, nurseries of Kalimpong and tea farms of Darjeeling.
Gangtok, Kalimpong and Darjeeling Tour Itinerary
On your arrival at Bagdodra airport/ Jalpaiguri railway station, meet our tour representative and get escorted to pre-booked hotel in Gangtok.
Revered as the ‘land of monasteries, Gangtok is one of the top tourist destinations to visit in India. The city boasts of number of iconic monasteries, educational institutions, striking valleys and wonderful sanctuaries. With its breathtaking attractions, Gangtok allures travelers from all parts of India and across the globe. The place has much to offer when it comes to attractions.
You may visit Rumtek Monastery; largest Gompa in Sikkim, Saramsa Garden (a beautiful garden where you can see number of fruits and flowers planted), Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary (wonderful sanctuary famous for varied flora and fauna) and Yumthang valley (the valley is home to Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary where there are 24 species of Rhododendron).
Overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for short trip to Tsomgo Lake; one of the most popular tourist spots settled at an attitude up to 12, 400ft. The lake receives its water from the melting of snows of the mountains. The lake holds great religious importance among locals. Legends say that, Buddhist monks in earlier times predicted the future after the study of color of water.
You may also indulge in wonderful yak and mule ride along the lake and adore the spectacular surrounding. There is also a Lord Shiva temple near the lake where you can offer sincere prayers to seek the blessings of the Lord.
Next you head to Baba mandir which is another major tourist attraction in Gangtok. The holy shrine is placed at an altitude up to 1300ft. and is just few kilometers away from Tsomgo Lake.
Locals here claim that the temple was put up in the memory of Baba Harbhajan Singh (a soldier). In fact, the temple is also referred to as Baba Harbhajan Singh temple.
With some good, memories return back to hotel. Rest of the day you can either shop at the lively bazaars of Gangtok or just loosen up in the hotel room.
Wel, if you are in Gangtok, shopping becomes a must-do thing. The best-buys of the place are handicrafts, locally made artifacts, Tibetan carpets, shimmering jewelries, Sikkim tea, alpine cheese, black cardamom and other traditional outfits.
Overnight stay in the hotel.
On third day, have breakfast and embark on a half-day sightseeing tour to Gangtok and later in the evening proceed to Kalimpong.
During your Gangtok tour, you visit Directorate of handicraft handlooms Emporium; one among the few best places to shop in state Sikkim. Boasting of traditional motifs, Tibetan carpets and other excellent handicrafts including Thankas, Choksee and locally made furniture, the center was put up with an objective behind, to preserve and propagate the brilliant artifacts of local artisans. All the stuff you get here is unique and under your budget.
Next you visit Research Institute of Tibetlogy which initially was referred to as Namgyal Institute of Tibetology; one of the most important places in Gangtok that deserves your visit where you get to discover about the very culture, spirit and essence of land. Built in Sikkimese styles of architecture, the research institute constitutes of a library with massive collection of Tibetan works popular all around the world and a museum of Tibetan Iconography and religious art.
In today’s time, the institute is known worldwide and has become a great place to hold series of lectures and International conferences on Tibetan and Buddhist studies.
Fourth day is set out to explore Kalimpong. After breakfast, leave the hotel and drive through scenic road to Deolo hill; listed among the important places of interest to visit in Kalimpong. Deolo hill is one of the two hills in between which the town Kalimpong is setup. Scale the highest point of the region, Deolo hill, up to 1704m above the sea level. From the top, relish the enchanting views of Teesta River, Relli valley and gorgeous surrounding.
Then you head to Hanuman mandir; a big statue of Lord Hanuman on a hill. It is a great place for Hanuman devotees. Afterwards, visit the popular school of the town, Dr. Graham’s homes (school). The school was opened with a motive to educate the children of tea workers and other poor kids. The Graham’s home is also a well-known shooting spot.
Later, proceed to some important tourist spots in Kalimpong including- Durbin Monastery which is placed on the Durbin Dara Hill. The star attraction of the monastery is two large cylinders around 10ft high, on two sides. On turning the cylinders by a crank, the lever is so arranged that a bell would prompt on every turn. You also get to see prayer wheels on outside walls of the monastery; Manghal Dham, which a shrine cum a prayer hall. Dedicated to Lord Krishna the temple was raised by Shri Krishna Pranami in the memory of Guru Sri 108 Mangaldasji. The temple houses the statues of Prannath, Raj Shyamji and Mangaldasji.
Today early morning get ready for some thrilling drive to Tiger Hill; at a height up to 8,500 ft. (On a clear day), cherish the mesmerizing natural beauty of the hill, the lush green jungles and the tranquil ambience. Usually, it is noted that, visitors stopover this hill to relish the wonderful sunrise. The ultimate view of golden sunrays falling over the snow covered Himalayan ranges would surely leave you awestruck.
From Tiger hill you can have a perfect view of Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. In case you are lucky, you may also get to see the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.
Thereafter, on the way back to hotel room, visit the Ghoom monastery-built by Lama Sherpa Gyaltsho, the monastery belongs to Gelugpa (yellow hat) Sect. The monastery is highly revered among Buddhists and is storehouse to several Buddhist manuscripts. The highlights of the monastery are thangkas on the walls and around 4.57m high statue of Maithreya Buddha. The serenity of the place would surely provide you great peace and power; and then proceed to Batasia Loop and War Memorial. Situated inside Batasia Loop- a scenic garden, War Memorial is a tribute to Gorkha soldiers of Darjeeling who sacrificed their life in the battle. Inaugurated in 1995, the memorial holds an elevated platform where there is a statue of a soldier paying respect and a Cenotaph
Today, after morning breakfast, check-out form the hotel and leave for Siliguri. Further, travel to Jalpaiguiri railway station/ Bagdogra airport/ Tenzing Norgay bus station, for your onward destination.
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