Darjeeling is a town in India’s West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It’s famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.
Day 1 Kuala Lumpur - Kolkata (MOB)
Upon arrival at the airport, meet our representative and check in at the hotel and overnight.
Day 2 Kolkata – Bagdogra – Darjeeling (Distance 67 km, estimated time 02 hrs 36 min) (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Kolkata Domestic Airport for flight to Bagdogra. Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport, depart to Darjeeling which offers breath-taking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzong rising higher than all the others. Surrounded by world famous tea gardens and snow-capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3 Darjeeling (B)
Early morning (0600Am) visit Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery. Tiger Hill is located 13 kms from Darjeeling and one can see beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga and Mount Everest. One can see the horizon changing colours just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. Later visit Ghoom monastery, the oldest monastery in the area which was built in 1875 and one can see the image of Mythey Buddha 15ft. height on the way back from Tiger Hill. After breakfast, then enjoy Toy Train Ride. Afternoon proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering, Institute/Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute which was started in Darjeeling when Tenzing Norgay climbed Everest.
Day 4 Darjeeling – Gangtok (Distance 67 km, estimated time 02 hrs 36 min) (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Gangtok which is a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by monasteries and orchids, Gangtok is truly a spiritual seeker’s delight. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 Gangtok (B)
After breakfast, proceed for full day city tour of Gangtok including excursion to Rumtek Monastery. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology: -Amidst a serene surrounding of oak, birch and ash lies the unique organization established in1958. Built in traditional style, the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology promotes research in Mahayana Buddhism and the language and tradition of Tibet. It has one of the world’s largest collections of rare books and manuscripts on Mahayana Buddhism. The Institute also has a retail outlets where related books and commercially produced religious art and craft of Tibet can be bought. Adjacent to the institute are two exquisite stupas, the Do Drul Chorten, built to commemorate the victory of good over evil and the Jhang Chub Chorten, built in the memory of Thrukshik Rinpoche, an ardent devotee, a great spiritualist and interpreter of Buddhism. Near the Chorten are housed two giant statues of Lord Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rimpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim. Directorate of Handloom and Handicrafts: -This Directorate was set up to promote traditional Sikkimese art and handicrafts. Exquisitely carved wooden friezes, intricate bamboo work, along with beautiful hand woven carpets and handlooms are on exhibit here. Visitors can not only purchase these items here but also see the artisans at work. Among others, a favourite item here is the choktse a wooden table with carved panels that can be folded into a portable pack. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 Gangtok – Kalimpong (Distance 80 km, estimated time 03 hrs) (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Kalimpong at an altitude of 1250m. Kalimpong’s location is ideal for a pleasant and relaxed getaway. Its clement weather has made Kalimpong’s orchids and gladiola well renowned. Flower Nurseries -The climate of Kalimpong is ideal for the cultivation of flowers and plants. Kalimpong is famous for its nurseries which export exotic flowers like Amaryllis lilies, Anthuriums, Roses gerberas, Dahlias, Gladiolas as well as Orchids and Cacti. Zang Dog Palri Fo- Brang Monastery – This is a fairly new monastery located in Durpin Dara, from here one can get an exclusive panoramic view of the town and surroundings. Tharpa Choling Monastery- at Tirpai hill on route to Dr. Graham’s Home belongs to the Yellow Hat sect of Lamas to which the present Dalai Lama belongs. Thongsa Gumpa - this monastery is of Bhutanese origin and built around 1692. It is the oldest in Kalimpong.
Day 7 Kalimpong – Bagdogra – Kolkata – Departure (Distance 80 km, estimated 03 hrs) (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Bagdogra to connect flight for Kolkata and proceed with half day sightseeing and free for shopping. Later in the evening transfer to International airport for departure.
Ground Tour cost valid till 31 March 2022
COST PER PERSON IN MYR:
- Accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis as per itinerary
- Daily breakfast
- Private tour and Transportation as per itinerary
- Entrance fees, government taxes and service charges
- Includes toll, parking, & fuel Cost & English speaking tourist guide
- Return international flight ticket
- Tipping for guide and driver
- Indian E- Visa MYR 210 per person: 1 Year Validity & Multiple Entry
- Travel Insurance VIP Plan – MYR 60 per person
- Lunch and Dinner
- Camera fee etc. not specified
- Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages
- Porterage & restaurant trip
- Optional tour any other expenses or services not mentioned in inclusions
- Any transport during the day at leisure/Tipping/Any additional rides
- Price valid till 31 March 2022
- 15 Nov – 20 Dec 2021 – Peak + 10%
- 21 Dec 2021 – 05 Jan 2022 & CNY 2022 – Super Peak + 15%
- Rate and itinerary subject to change without prior notice