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Gangtok

3 nights stay

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Darjeeling

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Itinerary
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Gangtok
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Checkin: The Hill Castle, Gangtok

 
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Visit Harbhajan Singh Memorial

This memorial is built in honour of Sepoy Harbhajan Singh of the 23rd Punjab Regiment of the Indian army, who went missing in 1998.

Visit Banjhakri Waterfall

Falling with a loud gushing noise from 40 ft, the banjhakri waterfall is surrounded by breathtaking gardens. This park is close to the Ranka Monastery and is now a part of an energy park, which generates an unconventional energy source.

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Darjeeling
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Checkin: Jagjeet's Himalayan Retreat, Darjeeling

 
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Visit Bagdogra

A city that holds the beauty of lush green tea gardens along with a scenic view of majestic Himalayas, Bagdogra is an ideal location for mid-summer holiday.

Visit Batasia Loop

Darjeeling is an escape for people who want a break from the daily life of noise, pollution and tension. Therefore it is no surprise that most of its attractions are centred on the views that the town is bestowed with. Batasia Loop is one such wonder.

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Gangtok,India

The Hill Castle

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Deluxe Room - Breakfast

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Darjeeling,India

Jagjeet's Himalayan Retreat

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Darjeeling Luxury Double With Breakfast

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Gangtok - Darjeeling

09:30 - 18:30 | 1 Private Car

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Things to do in

Gangtok


Visit Harbhajan Singh Memorial

This memorial is built in honour of Sepoy Harbhajan Singh of the 23rd Punjab Regiment of the Indian army, who went missing in 1998.

Visit Banjhakri Waterfall

Falling with a loud gushing noise from 40 ft, the banjhakri waterfall is surrounded by breathtaking gardens. This park is close to the Ranka Monastery and is now a part of an energy park, which generates an unconventional energy source.

Visit Deer Park

Deer Park in Gangtok is home to herds of spotted deer and antelopes. This park was established in the 1950s, and since then, deer from all over Sikkim and neighbouring states are brought to this sanctuary.

Visit Do Drul Chorten

The do-drul Chorten was built in 1946 by Trulishi Rimpoche, the head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. Fun fact: Before Trulshi came here, the place was said to have been haunted by evil spirits, and anyone who came here would fall prey to these demonic entities and die. The stupa was constructed as a mean of protection for the locals.

Visit Enchey Monastery

Situated on a hilltop, on the outskirts of Gangtok, the Enchey Monastery is more than 200 years old. Enchey means a solitary temple, and indeed this monastery is like a piece of jewel surrounded by lush greenery.

Visit Flower Extension Centre and White Memorial Hall

The annual flower show is famous for the varieties of orchids on display. However, throughout the year, anyone can come down to witness the beauty of blue Vendaorchids, celosia, chrysanthemum and paps.

Visit Ganesh Tok

As per the name, Ganesh Tok is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This temple is around 7 km away from Gangtok. The road to the temple is embellished with colourful prayer flags, making the journey much more mesmerising.

Visit Hanuman Tok

This famous temple is in the vicinity of the city and is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Just some 11 km away from Gangtok, on the road to Nathu la Pass, the temple is located at the height of 2,195m.

Visit Himalayan Zoological Park

Sikkim’s first zoological park, the Himalayan Zoological Park, is scattered across 205 hectares over mountainous terrain. For all animal lovers, this place is like a paradise. It is home to Himalayan Monal pheasant, Himalayan red panda, snow leopard, goral, Himalayan palm civer, Himalayan black bear, crimson-horned pheasant and many others. However, the major attraction is the notoriously cute red pandas. The best time to visit this place would be from February to May and from September to December.

Visit Khangchendzonga National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site lying in the heart of the Himalayas, the Khangchendzonga National Park is a beauty to behold. This place is indeed a haven for nature and animal lovers. It comprises 18 glaciers, the most popular of the massive Zemu Glacier, and 17 alpine lakes.

Visit Kupup Lake

Kupup Lake is a high altitude lake that resembles an elephant. It is one of the best places in Gangtok and is a stop on the Silk Route tour. This lake is situated at 13,066 ft on Jelep la Pass, bordering India and China.

Visit Lingdum Monastery

Situated in the forested hills, just 12 km away from Gangtok, the Lingdum Monastery is an epitome of sacred Tibetan architecture. Decorated with exquisite murals and statues, along with a fantastic edifice, this site has always been the famous shooting spots for several Bollywood films.

Visit Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology

One of its kind in India and the third globally, the Namgyal Institute houses the most extensive Tibetan works collection outside of Tibet. Situated in Deorali, 5 km south of Gangtok, this institute houses a museum, a research centre and a library.

Visit Nathu la Pass

If you are bike fanatics and love to travel with your two-wheeled buddy, then Nathu la Pass is your destination. It is one of the world’s highest motorable roads and lies 56 km from Gangtok.

Visit Phensang Monastery

Just 27 km uphill from Gangtok, on a slope stretching from Kabi to Phodong, Phensang Sangag Choling Monastery is among Sikkim’s largest monasteries. The 3rd Lhatsun Jigmed Pawo founded this monastery in 1721 while he was on his way to the Northern zone.

Visit Phodong Monastery

Set at the height of 4500 ft, giving a scenic view of towering mountains and deep valleys, Phodong Monastery is one of the six critical monasteries in the Sikkim. It was built in the 18th century and now belongs to the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Visit Rumtek Monastery

Some 20 km away from Gangtok, the Rumtek Monastery is also known as the Dharma Chakra Centre and serves as His Holiness Gyalma Karmapa the XVI, the head of the Karma Kagya order of Tibetan Buddhism. Built in the 16th century, this monastery is the largest in the Sikkim and also displays the best architectural marvel of Tibetan style.

Visit Saramsa Garden

Once the practice of fruit growing was rampant, after 1940, the Saramsa Garden became the significant fruit garden of Sikkim and lay some 14km away from Gangtok.

Visit Seven Sister Waterfall

Seven waterfalls all arranged sideways on a cliff. The Seven Sisters Waterfall is a gem of Northeast India. The four beauty of the seven falls is visible from the bottom. However, if you want to witness all seven, you need to see them from a certain height. The best time to visit this waterfall is during June and July or the monsoon season.

Visit Tashi Viewpoint

If you are lucky and a clear day, then a must is a visit to Tashi Viewpoint. If you want to visit the majestic Mt Khangchendzonga and Mt Siniolchu, along with the colourful villages of North Sikkim, this is your place. As the sun peaks out after its rest, the Labrang and Phodong monasteries are hidden graciously amidst the fluffy clouds.

Visit Tsomgo Lake

Different hues in different seasons, the Tsomgo Lake is a riot of colours. This place is like a paradise in disguises. It was changing its appearance and beauty as per the season. In winter, watch the ice covering the water, and as the spring blooms, the clean water surrounds the areas with a profusion of flowers.

Visit White Hall

A two-storeyed building that has become a permanent venue for the flower show held in Sikkim, the White Hall attracts people due to its vibrant flora and blanket of sparkling snow covering the surrounding hills.


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Things to do in

Darjeeling


Visit Bagdogra

A city that holds the beauty of lush green tea gardens along with a scenic view of majestic Himalayas, Bagdogra is an ideal location for mid-summer holiday.

Visit Batasia Loop

Darjeeling is an escape for people who want a break from the daily life of noise, pollution and tension. Therefore it is no surprise that most of its attractions are centred on the views that the town is bestowed with. Batasia Loop is one such wonder.

Visit Bengal Natural History Museum

Best known to keep one of the finest collections of natural artefacts and fossils, the Bengal Natural History Museum was incorporated into the West Bengal Zoo Authority in 2015 to allow better caring and maintenance.

Visit Bhutia Busty Monastery

Situated in the eponymous area of the Darjeeling, the Bhutia Busty Monastery is one of the oldest of its kind in the state of West Bengal.

Visit Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery

Founded in the year 1984, this monastery was initially started as a small retreat centre. However, with passing the time, it grew in importance and size. Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery is now a thriving education place devoted to studying and propagating Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings.

Visit Chalsa

Chalsa is a small town located at the foothills of the Himalayas. This place offers a scenic view of green tea gardens, hills, rivers and forests. It is situated on the banks of River Jaldhaka and is known as the gateway to the Dooars.

Visit Chowrasta

Located in the city’s very heart, Chowrasta is simply known as the Mall that works as a perfect place for soaking in the sun and enjoying the nearby mountains’ breathtaking views and deep valleys of Darjeeling.

Visit Coronation Bridge

Built to mark King George V’s coronation in 1937, the Coronation Bridge was constructed by John Anderson, the erstwhile governor of Bengal.

Visit Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or also known as the toy train, was started in the year of 1881. Initially, it was created to make the transport of rice and other commodities easier and more cost-efficient. It has become a focal point of Darjeeling’s tourism industry and is still one of the most outstanding examples of engineering in the extreme location.

Visit Happy Valley Tea Garden

Built-in the year 1854, this estate is situated at the end of a narrow downhill road amid the mesmerising tea gardens of Darjeeling. It is often credited with the propagation of tea cultivation in the town.

Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was founded in 1954 and has provided training to some of India’s leading mountaineers. This place’s mission and vision were to promote adventurous activities among the Indian youth while also educating people on the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Visit Hong Kong Market

Apart from the luxury of nature, Darjeeling is also famous for its shopping stops. Hong Kong market is one of the most famous shopping sites, near the town of Siliguri. You can find a selection of foreign goods and international brands here.

Visit ISKCON Chandrodaya Temple

Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this temple was constructed under Lord Mahaprabhu. It has a section that displays the life and work of Shree Chaitanya. Their sanctum sanctorum is home to an impressive and detailed ornamented idol of Lord Krishna.

Visit Jaldapara National Park

With rich vegetation and various wildlife, this national park is true beauty situated at the Eastern Himalayas’ foothills. The only way to move about in the garden is in a 4x4 safari jeep.

Visit Jalpaiguri

Just some 110 km away from Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri is a place that will make your jaw drop at first sight. Dense forest, large tea farms and gushing rivers through narrow ridges, with the towering Himalayas in the background, this a piece of paradise on earth.

Visit Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda

Just 10 minutes away from the Darjeeling town centre, this shrine was built in 1972. Also known as the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, this place displays the classic style of Japanese architecture.

Visit Kankrajhor

Some 9,000 hectares of tree-dotted area that includes Kusum, shaal, teak and whatnot, Kankrajhor is one of the prominent tourist attractions of Darjeeling. It is also known for trekking and offers plenty of scenic locations in its thick forests and vast fields for people to enjoy.

Visit Kurseong

At the height of 1,458 m above sea level, Kurseong is a popular hill station located on the outskirts of Darjeeling. The word ‘Kurseong’ means the place of white orchid. You can easily guess that it got it name because of the lovely white orchids that bloom on its hill slopes.

Visit Lava

Situated at an altitude of 2,138 m above sea level, Lava is one of the few West Bengal places that receives snow during winters. It routes as scenic as it is thrilling. Alpine trees seem to follow your route as the sun plays peek-a-boo through the leafy branches. It will give you the feeling of a 90s film.

Visit Lebong Race Course

Situated on the outskirts of Darjeeling, Lebong Race Course was made in the year 1885 as a ground for parades. It is the smallest racecourse in the world. It is also one of the highest globally, situated at 1809 m above sea level.

Visit Llyod Botanical Garden

Spread in around 40 acres of land, the Llyod Botanical Garden is one of the unique attractions of Darjeeling. It is a true paradise for nature lovers. There are as many as 150 species of cacti and succulents on display at the greenhouse here. However, its Orchadium remains the top attraction as it houses as many as 2,500 orchids, which incorporated 50 rare varieties.

Visit Lolegoan

Situated at the height of 1,675 m, Lolegoan is one of the most beautiful and serene places in Darjeeling. It is also known as Kaffer. Lolegoan is located at the end of a Himalayan ridge and is wrapped by dense forests.

Visit Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Musuem

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was kept in this house for seven months under house arrest by the British Government in India. The second time Netaji paid a visit to this house was in October 1937. From here, he contributed a lot to national affairs and his matters of communicating with Emilie Schenkel.

Visit Observatory Hill

If you want to get a panoramic view of the ethereal beauty of Darjeeling, then Observatory Hill is your place. It is situated in the city’s Mall area, and its highest point is only a 15-minutes uphill walk.

Visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

This place serves as the central hub for the Central Zoo Authority of India’s red panda programmes, snow leopards, Tibetan wolves and other endangered species of the Eastern Himalayan region. Named after Padmaja Naidu, Sarojini Naidu’s daughter, this park is also a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Rafting In Teesta River

With lofty hills, challenging roads, and gushing rivers, Darjeeling is one of the country’s best places to fuel your adventurous spirit. The Teesta river that runs down Sikkim and Darjeeling’s hills at 172 km has become one of the major hubs for fantastic water sports.

Visit Rangeet Valley Cable Car

Rangeet Valley Cable Car, also the ropeway in Darjeeling, stretched between Singamari and Single Bazaar. Built-in 1968, it is one of the oldest in the country and is located at North Point, some 3 km north of the main town.

Visit Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park

Just a few miles away from Darjeeling, the Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park are two new tourist attractions.

Visit Salugara Monastrey

On the outskirts of Siliguri, Salugara is a small town famous for its namesake monastery. Built by Kalu Rimpoche, a Tibetan Lama, this monastery highlights a 100-foot stupa that houses five relics of Buddhism, which the members of the Buddhist community highly revere.

Visit Sandakphu

West Bengal’s highest peak, Sandakphu, is situated at the edge of Singalila National Park. It is located at an altitude of some 3600 m at the northeast end of the central city.

Visit Singalila National Park

Located at the height of 7,000 ft above sea level, the Singalila National park is among its highest national parks. The major attraction of this park is red pandas and Himalayan black bear.

Visit Singalila Hills

Apart from tea, weather and views, Darjeeling is also a haven for trekkers. It serves as a starting point for some of the most extreme yet rewarding treks in the country.

Visit Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre

Visitors can find some of the finest carpets, leather products and woollen garments made by skilled Tibetan craftsmen. Its reputation has exceeded the expectation, and now the centre exports its merchandise to over 36 countries. Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre is home to 650 refugees, all engaged in handicrafts and weaving.

Visit Tiger Hill

Yes, many places in Darjeeling will help you to get a glimpse of the Himalayas. However, no one can match the view by Tiger Hill. This hill is renowned for providing the ethereal beauty of Kanchenjunga and other crucial peaks of the Himalayas. You can also get a glimpse of the majestic Mt. Everest.