Day 1: NJP or Bagdogra to Gangtok
Day 2: Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir Tour
Day 3: Gangtok to Darjeeling
Day 4: Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery & Mix Point & Back to NJP or Bagdogra
Day 01: NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra to Gangtok
Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station which is the main railway station of Siliguri, a city located in the Darjeeling district and Jalpaiguri district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Or Bagdogra Airport (Bagdogra Airport, (IATA: IXB, ICAO: VEBD) is located in about 16 km (9.9 mi) west of the city of Siliguri in the Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal, India. It is the gateway airport to the hill station towns of Darjeeling, Kurseong, Mirik, and Kalimpong and thestate of Sikkim & New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Guwahati. The airport also has regular helicopter flights to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.) & transfer to Gangtok. The evening free for stroll around MG Marg, the main street of Gangtok town is a great place to chill out. The country’s first litter and spit free zone, no vehicular traffic is allowed into the marg. You can sit at the Titanic Park or at the various benches stretched across the mall and take in the carnival like atmosphere, especially during the tourist season. The Mall is lined with shops on both sides of the road so shopping becomes an added pleasure. Overnight stay at Gantok.
Day 02: Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir Tour
After breakfast go for full day excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
Tsomgo (Changu) lake: The Tsomgo Lake in Sikkim is a holy lake worshipped by the sikkimese. Tsomgo (Changu) lake, which is hardly 20 km away from the famous Nathula Pass and about 400 km from Lhasa. It’s cool, placid water harmonies with the picturesque beauty around, which is increased by its reflection in the lake. A small temple of Lord Shiva is built on the lakeside. Primula flowers and other alpine plantation grow around the Tsomgo lake Sikkim, which has an average depth of 50 ft, provides a pristine beauty to this place. During the winter months the Tsomo Lake becomes frozen.
Baba Mandir: Baba Mandir is a distinguished sightseeing place of Sikkim. CAPTAIN "Baba" Harbhajan Singh (August 3, 1941 – October 4, 1968) was an Indian army officer who died near the Nathula Pass in eastern Sikkim, India. He is revered by the soldiers of the
Indian army, who have built a shrine in his honor. Baba is reported to have granted favours to the soldiers, and guard each one in the inhospitable terrain. A shrine was built at his samādhi, at an elevation of around 4,000 metres (13,123 ft). According to army folklore, Baba is a stickler for discipline and is known to admonish those who do not tow this line. Two shrines have been built to show reverence to Baba Harbhajan Singh. The old one has been built at the site of the bunker, where Baba Harbhajan was posted during his tenure in the Indian Army. The new one has been built at close proximity from Changu Lake.
The evening free for stroll around MG Marg, the main street of Gangtok town is a great place to chill out. The country’s first litter and spit free zone, no vehicular traffic is allowed into the marg. You can sit at the Titanic Park or at the various benches stretched across the mall and take in the carnival like atmosphere, especially during the tourist season. The Mall is lined with shops on both sides of the road so shopping becomes an added pleasure.
Day 03: Gangtok to Darjeeling
Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an elevation of 6,700 ft (2,042.2 m). It is noted for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. The development of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, when the colonial British administration set up a sanatoriumand a military depot. Subsequently, extensive tea plantations were established in the region, and tea growers developed hybrids of black tea and created new fermentation techniques. The resultant distinctive Darjeeling tea is internationally recognised and ranks among the most popular of the black teas.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects the town with the plains and has one of the few steam locomotives still in service in India. Darjeeling has several British-style public schools, which attract pupils from India and neighbouring countries. The varied culture of the town reflects its diverse demographic milieu consisting of Gorkhas, Bhutia, Lepcha and other mainland Indian ethno-linguistic groups. Darjeeling, with its neighbouring town of Kalimpong, was a centre of the Gorkhaland movement (Separate State demand within India) in the 1980s. The town's fragile ecology has been threatened by a rising demand for environmental resources, stemming from growing tourist traffic and poorly planned urbanisation. On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure for shopping. Overnight stay at Darjeeling
Day 04: Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery & Mix Point & Back to NJP or Bagdogra Airport
Darjeeling (6,700 ft) is a town in India's state of West Bengal, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resorts for the British people before 1947, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (a UNESCO World Heritage) or “Toy Train”. Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill (Tiger Hill is located in Darjeeling, in the Indian State of West Bengal, and is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.
After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Himalayan Zoological Park (Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is a 67.56-acre zoo in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. The zoo was opened in 1958, and an average elevation of 7,000 feet, is the largest high altitude zoo in India), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. After Finishing Sightseeing back to NJP or Bagdogra Airport. TOUR ENDS.
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