Delight North East

Duration: 09 Days / 08 Nights

Destinations: Darjeeling - Kalimpong - Pelling - Gangtok

Package Overview

This trip contains Delight North East Tour with destinations Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Pelling, Gangtok Spends for 8N / 9D and suggest you an amazing chance to visit some of the classical monasteries, holy shrines, pristine lakes, hills and remembering of India. Our selection of destinations and their attractions is marvalous arranged for those who are looking for a good outing with their dear ones. The dazzling views of Kanchenjunga, sunrise/sunset, yak/mule rides and cable car ride, the tour has it all.

This trip is an amazing blend of scenic beauty, entertainment options and tourist attractions. Get familiar with monasteries of Gangtok, nurseries of Kalimpong, marvalous sights of Pelling and tea farms of Darjeeling. Spend some serene moments with your loved ones and make your trip worthwhile.

Package Highlights

  • Cherish some good time amid the lush greenery in Darjeeling and visit its notable monasteries like Ghoom monastery.
  • An early morning visit to Tiger hill to enjoy mesmerizing views of Kanchenjunga, Darjeeling
  • Enjoy enchanting views from Passenger Ropeway, Darjeeling
  • Visit important places of interest in Kalimpong including fascinating Pine View Nursery (cactus collection)
  • Adore the natural scenic beauty of Pelling
  • Pay a visit to Pemayangtse monastery, one of the striking Gompas in Pelling
  • Enjoy yak or mule rides along Tsomgo Lake in Gangtok

Trip Inclusion

  • Hotel are best and well catogrised.
  • Well furnished Accommodation.
  • Welcome drink on arrival (non alcoholic).
  • All transfers by private commercial vehicles.
  • Sightseeing as per day itinerary.
  • Vehicles and Transport Included.
  • 24X7 Assistance.

Trip Exclusion

  • Any Air Fare.
  • Services of the vehicle on leisure days and for sightseeing not included in the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic/aerated beverages, bottled water and starters.
  • Camera fees.
  • Entrance fees at all tourist attractions mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • Peak Season Charges.
  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals.
  • GST.
  • Anything not mentioned under "Inclusions".

Suggested Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to Darjeeling

On your arrival at Bagdogra Airport/ Jalpaiguiri Railway Station / our representative will meet you and straight away drive to Darjeeling.

Darjeeling is listed among the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. The amazingly marvelous hill station attracts millions of visitors from all parts of India and across the world.

It is also known as the ‘queen of hills’, the exotic location has a number of attractions and tourist spots. The most highlights of the place are Darjeeling Himalayan Railway- a UNESCO World Heritage Site and several tea estates. The hill station has all what a traveler requires for an amazing holiday.

On arrival, Check-inn to your pre-booked hotel and fresh-n-up. The evening at leisure or either you can loosen up or go for local shopping. Some of the particular buys of Darjeeling are amazing kitchen wares, variety of teas, brass statue, woven fabrics and shimmering accessories. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 02 Darjeeling half day local sightseeing

Get up early in this morning, approximately around 3:30am, drive to Tiger hill which is up to 8, 500 feets surrounded by marvalous beauty all around. Analyze the peakest point of the region and adore lovely views from top, the snow-covered Himalayan ranges, Kanchenjunga (the third highest peak. In-addition, if it is a clear day you may also have an opportunity to see the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.

After, on your way back to hotel, visit Ghoom Monastery and War Memorial and Batasia Loop. One among the most divine monasteries in Sikkim is the Ghoom monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist Gompa. You can check some lovely thangkas on the walls and rare Buddhist palimpsest inside the monastery. Another attraction, Batasia Loop, a scenic garden which is home to War Memorial, built in order to pay tribute to Gorkha soldiers of Darjeeling.

Drive back to the hotel room, have breakfast and relax. Again get ready for local sightseeing in Darjeeling. We take you to some of the important places of interest in Darjeeling including Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), Passenger Ropeway, Tenzing and Gumbo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, Tea Estate, Natural history museum (Sunday closed) and Peace Pagoda.

List among the highest Zoos in India, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park houses some rarely seen species of Red Panda, Siberian Tiger and Snow Leopard. The park was put up specially to conserve these endangered species of fauna. The best part of the Zoo is its lush greenery and serenity.

Talking about Tea Estate visit, there are a number of Tea estates in Darjeeling which boasts of varieties in teas of different flavors and tastes. In fact, large numbers of the families in Darjeeling are dependent on employment wages of these Tea Estates.

Other places of interest -

One of the finest ways to adore the beautiful Darjeeling is by Passenger Ropeway, India’s first passenger ropeway. Enjoy scenic views of mountains in Sikkim, River Rangeet and well-maintained green farms, Bengal Natural History Museum- exhibits a rich display of flora and fauna, Peace Pagoda- one of the most important places in Darjeeling that deserves your visit is Peace Pagoda. It was put up by Nichidatsu Fujii, as a symbol of world peace, to unite people of all caste and religion. The structure of the building symbolizes simplicity and sanctity.

Drive back to your hotel and relax. Rest of the evening is free for leisure, either you can stroll around. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 03 Darjeeling - Kalimpong (48 km/ 1 Hrs)

This morning after the breakfast, check-out from the hotel and Drive to Kalimpong.

Ignore at the Teesta River, Kalimpong is an amazing hill station, located at a height up to 1250m above the sea level. The hill station houses diverse beautiful ancient monasteries, holy shrines and well-reputed educational institutions.

You can also enjoy the location as a great picnic spot. Don’t forget the wonderful markets which are full with Tibetan jewelleries, artifacts, copperwares, handicrafts, masks and items made from bone.

Upon reaching Kalimpong, check-inn to your pre-booked hotel. Later, in the evening, you are free to roam around nearby nurseries or shop at local markets. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 04 Kalimpong Sightseeing

This morning after the breakfast proceed through scenic road to Forest museum (closed on Thursday), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr. Graham Homes (school), Durpin Monastery, Mangaldham and Pine view nursery.

Scale the largest point of the region, 1704m above the sea level, Deolo hill, one among the two hills in between which Kalimpong town is setup. Zest some cherry time at Deolo hill, along with spectacular views of Kanchenjunga and scenic surrounding.

Durpin Monastery is another major attraction to visit in Kalimpong. The monastery is placed on Durpin Dara hill with two big cylinders each roughly 10ft high, on both the sides. As you turn the cylinders by a crank, the lever is so arranged that a bell would ring on each turn. You also get to see a row of prayer wheels.

One of the best features of Kalimpong is its various attractive nurseries. Visit the Pine view nursery boasting of a great collection of cactus in whole Asia. The breath taking range of cactus would surely make you wonder about the cactus as a possibility in North Eastern parts too.

Drive back hotel and overnight stay.

Day 05 Kalimpong to Pelling

This morning after the breakfast, check out from the hotel and travel to Pelling via Jorethang (a town in South Sikkim).

Entirely surrounded by appealing scenery, Pelling is another most precious town that should not be missed during your trip. The place is popular for eye-catching views of Himalayan range with snow-capped mount Pandim, Rathong, Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu and adding on to its beauty is the salubrious weather.

Established at an altitude up to 2072m, there are several scenic places to explore in Pelling as when it comes to attracted locations, the place has a whole lot. From well-known monasteries to pristine lakes, the Pelling houses a number of attractions. Not to forget the variations of Rhododendron and orchids making it a wonder land for plant lovers.

On arrival at Pelling, check-in to your pre-booked hotel. You can explore your evening either by walking around the small town or go for markets which are full with hand woven carpets, traditional motifs, shawls and blankets in Lepcha leaves, Buddhist religious items, thangkas and paper products.

Day 06 Pelling Full Day Sightseeing

Morning after breakfast, you head to travel in and around Pelling for full day. The routes are woody and the botanical and zoological richness is inspiring. Some of the important tourist spots you visit in Pelling are Rimbi waterfalls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Khecheoplalri Lake, Khecheoplalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga waterfalls, Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabdantse ruins.

Khecheopalri Lake is one among of the holiest lakes in Pelling, for Buddhist as well as Hindu community. The pristine lake is popular with different names such as Kha-Chot-Palri, wishing Lake and Sho Dzo Sho. Holding great spirituality and sanctity, the lake comes under Buddhist religious Pilgrimage circuit including Yuksom, Dubdi Monastery, Pemayangtse monastery, Rabdantse ruins, Sanga Choeling monastery and Tashiding monastery.

Visit Pemayangtse Monastery, one of the striking Gompas, put up by Lama Lhatsun Chempo mainly for ‘ta-sang’ lamas (the purest of monks). Pemayangtse Gompa in Pelling boasts of several ancient Buddhist antique idols, scriptures and sculptures. The prime highlight of the monastery is a seven-tiered painted wooden structure portraying Guru Rimpoche’s Heavenly Palace, Santoplari. The structure took around five years to finish it single handed by Late Dungzin Rimpoche.

Kanchenjunga Waterfalls, one of the famous tourist spots in Pelling. Enjoy the water cascading down from a certain height of healing and relaxing all your sense. The natural beauty and the tranquil surrounding of the place open arms to people from all parts of the world.

Declared to be a monument of National importance by Archaeological Survey of India, Rabdantse ruins are one of the important tourist places in Sikkim. As already mentioned above in Khecheopalri Lake, the ruins come under Buddhist pilgrimage that starts from Yuksom at Dubdi Monastery, then Norbugang Chorten, Tashiding Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Sangachoeling Monastery, ending at Khecheopalri Lake. The place is reachable by approximately 2 km trek from Pelling offering a panoramic view of dense jungles and snow covered mountains.

Drive back to the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 07 Pelling – Gangtok Half Day Sightseeing

This morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and straight away drive to Gangtok. Popular for its miserable monasteries, educational institutions, striking valleys and wonderful sanctuaries, Gangtok is the most travelled destinations in North East of India. The place has much to offer when it comes to attractions. In fact, the place has so many monasteries that it has been also famed as the ‘land of monasteries’.

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).

Some of pregious attractions we’ll take you in Gangtok are - Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom Emporium, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall and Flower Show.

Counted among the main places to shop in the state of Sikkim is Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms Emporium. The center provides you several articles falling under your budget. Some of the items you may go for are Tibetan carpets, excellent handicrafts including Thankas, Choksee and locally made furniture.

Do Drul Chorten is the magnificent stupa in Sikkim where you can see some Kangyur relics (holy books) and other religious objects. There are around 108 prayer wheels, which are turned during worship ceremony while chanting ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ to invoke Bodhisattva.

Enchey Monastery is believed to be constructed on a land blessed by Lama Druptab Karpo (a tantrik master), Enchey monastery belongs to Nyingmapa order of Vajrayana school of Buddhism. Analytical in the form of Chinese pagoda, the monastery is highly revered and constitutes of shells which hold great importance among Buddhist community.

After drive back to your hotel. Rest of the time is at leisure or you can roam around MG mall road and get some popular stuff of the place including handicrafts, locally made artifacts, Tibetan carpets, alpine cheese, Sikkim tea, black cardamom, shimmering jewelries and other traditional outfits. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 09 Excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir (full day)

Morning after breakfast and proceed for small durational trip to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir.

Tsomgo Lake in Gangtok is regarded as a holy lake among Buddhist, around 38km away from the city center. Situated at an altitude up to 12,400 ft, the water of the lake derives from melting of snow from mountains. Generally, the lake is covered with snow for most of the year.

Locals of the place claim that the color of the lake was studied by Lamas, to predict the future. One of the best things you can indulge in here is yak or mule rides along the lake and adore the serene ambience.

Near to Tsomgo lake is Baba mandir which is another pious shrine holding great importance. The holy place is settled at an altitude up to 1300ft on Nathula pass. Referred to as the Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, the temple was put up in the memory of Baba Harbhajan Singh, a soldier. The temple is now care taking by Indian army.

Drive back to the hotel room. Evening is free to stroll around or shop at bazaars. Overnight stay in Gangtok.

Note: In case of landslide or due to any other reasons, if Tsomgo Lake is closed then an alternate sightseeing would be provided.

Day 08 Departure Gangtok to Siliguri (115km/ 02Hrs)

Today, after having breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed for Siliguri. Further, drive to Jalpaiguri Railway Staion/Bagdogra Airport to board your train / flight for your onward journey.

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