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Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package - Explore Himalayan Kingdoms

 

Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package: Overview

Darjeeling and Gangtok are two extremely well known tourist destinations in northeastern India. Eminent snow-capped mountain peaks, lush jade green sprawling tea homes and various & rich widely varied vegetation make Darjeeling and Sikkim among top most favored holiday destinations in India. Darjeeling Sikkim is most visited destination throughout the year mainly for their activities, panoramic view and enchanting sightseeing which makes tourist mesmerize to visit and stay few days in between Himalayan region. This 4N/5D tour allows you to open the treasure trove of North East and get a good look at the finest gems like Darjeeling and Gangtok pushed neatly in the lap of the beautiful state of Sikkim & West Bengal.

 

Mayfair Hill Resort (Darjeeling), Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino (Gangtok)


What is Unique in Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package and why?

Holiday Travel India Designed unique blend combination of Darjeeling and Sikkim for providing best tour towards Buddhist Monasteries and Tea Garden of Darjeeling. In this package you will cover famous sightseeing like hills Mountain, monasteries and very famous mountaineering opportunity. We Provide activities like Hiking, Toy Train riding, Darjeeling Ropeway Ride, panoramic view of Tea Estate and enjoyment at Nathula Pass.  We provide better option of transport with best facilities of accommodation, sightseeing, Meals and driver with Ac vehicle.

 

Why Choose Holiday Travel India

  1. Provide Best Accommodation facility

  2. Provide Tour guide

  3. No Hidden or Extra Cost regarding Tours and Sightseeing

  4. Rates given are All Inclusive

  5. 24*7 Hour Service with our experts

  6. You can customize package from any location

  7. Best deals with hotels/ Resorts

  8. Conduct Tour Packages according to the Rules and Regulations of Government of India, Ministry of Tourism

 

Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package: Highlights

  • One of the world’s highest tea factories: Happy Valley Tea Garden

  • Famous Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling: Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

  • Highly revered religious temple: Mahakal Temple

  • Tiger Hill is in count of UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • One of the few and awesome high altitude lakes in India: Tsomgo Lake

  • Ideal places for relaxing in Gangtok: Saramsa Garden

  • The Second railway in the world: Himalayan Railway


Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package - Explore Himalayan Kingdoms - Rates & Dates


Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package: Inclusion

  • 04 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • Breakfast and Dinner

  • 02 Night stay with sightseeing at Darjeeling

  • 02 Nights stay with sightseeing at Gangtok

  • Private Ac vehicle for 05 days

  • Parking, Toll tax and Driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

 

Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package: Exclusion

  • Personal Expense

  • Any airfare, Busfare and railway fare

  • Lunch

  • Any activity, Toy train charges


Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package - Explore Himalayan Kingdoms - Itinerary

After arrival at Bagdogra airport or railway station and proceed to Darjeeling, upon arrival checkin to hotel. After get ready you will visit towards to explore Tiger Hill, Observatory Hill and Batasia Loop. After sightseeing you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you will have time to explore some more other excursion which are Happy Valley Tea Estate, Joey’s Pub, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Aloobari Gompa and St. Andrew’s Church. By the evening you will enjoy at very famous toy train of Darjeeling at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. After that return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Darjeeling hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant

After breakfast, start your day with very beautiful sightseeing of Darjeeling which includes Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Darjeeling Ropeway Ride (Ticket cost not included & will be approx INR 180.00 per person) Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & panoramic view of Tea Estate. After sightseeing return back to hotel and you may have lunch at same hotel, enjoy rest of the day free at your leisure. Overnight stay with dinner at Darjeeling Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at same hotel

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Gangtok which is a beautiful hill town and the capital of north-eastern state of Sikkim. This is one place which many tourists like to combine along with a visit to Darjeeling. Upon arrival you will be taken towards Ganesh Tok View Point, Tashi View Point and Hanuman Tok. After sightseeing you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you may have lots of time to explore Tsomgo Lake and Saramsa Garden. By the evening you will return back to Gangtok hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Gangtok hotel.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest Restaurant

After breakfast start your day by visit Nathula Pass which is located at the Indo China border at an altitude of 14,100 feet as is a favorite hotspot place of visit for visitors coming to Sikkim. Spend some quality time enjoy your moment at Nathula pass. After that you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you will be taken towards Banjhakri Waterfalls and Garden, Chorten Stupa, Tibetology, Rope way ride (Cable car), Flower show and Sikkim Handicraft. By the evening come back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Gangtok hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Bagdogra airport or Darjeeling railway station. Upon arrival you will drop to airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory

Meals: Breakfast 



Hotels in Darjeeling India

Standard Hotel: Hotel Springburn: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: Mount Himalayan Resort: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Luxury Hotel: Mayfair Hill Resort: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

 

Hotels in Gangtok

Standard Hotel: Hotel Chitrakoot Residency: TA Rank (5.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: The Saramsa Resort: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Luxury Hotel: Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

 

Culture of Sikkim

Sikkim today is a rapidly evolving society. Its major towns like Gangtok the capital city, Namchi and Jorethang already are urbanizing at a steady pace. More and more people are being attracted by business opportunities and gradually imbibing the cosmopolitan character.

Though Sikkim is predominantly a Buddhist state its spirit is secular and here churches, monasteries, gurdwaras, mosques and temples co-exist peacefully. It is hard to define the true culture of Sikkim. It could best be called a wonderful mosaic, a unique pattern made beautiful by the unusual harmony in its individually colorful threads.

 

Places to visit in Darjeeling

Snow Leopard Breeding Centre: The Snow Leopard Breeding Center is devoted to the snow leopard breeding program. Snow leopards are one of the endangered species. Efforts are on worldwide to make endangered species breed under captivity, and Snow Leopard Breeding Center is one such effort. The Snow Leopards of this center are put in large enclosures and showcased to visitors. The visitors enjoy watching a number of snow Leopards which is a rare sight these days. This also serves as an attraction for the tourists and people touring Darjeeling visit this place to have a glimpse of the snow leopards under captivity.

 

Happy Valley Tea Garden: Happy Valley Tea Estate is the oldest tea estate of Darjeeling. Spread over 437 acres of land, it is located at an altitude of 6,800 feet and hence, is also one of the world’s highest tea factories. Watching the actual process tea manufacturing is worthwhile. The scenic charm of this tea garden is heartwarming. Happy Valley is the most accessible Tea Estate, as it is only about 3 kms from town.

 

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the "Toy Train", is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow-gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal, India.  It is still fully operational and retains most of its original features intact. While Darjeeling was growing, Rowland Macdonald Stephenson was crusading his battle for railway extension in India.

 

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute: The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was established in Darjeeling.  It was set up after Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary conquered the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest in the year 1953. The main aim of setting up the institute was encouraging mountaineering as a sport in India.

 

Mahakal Temple: The Mahakal Mandir in Darjeeling is very popular and highly revered religious temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a very old temple built during the late 1900s. Both Hindus and Buddhists offer prayers in this temple.

 

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. If you want to witness the first rays of sun hitting the twin peaks of Kangchenjunga, along with a panoramic view of Everest peeping through the peaks standing by its side. The ultimate view of golden sunrays falling over the snow covered Himalayan ranges would surely leave you awestruck.

 

Japanese Peace Pagoda and Buddhist Monasteries: Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling or Darjeeling Peace Pagoda is one of the Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds to help unite them in their search for world peace. It is located in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. The temple was built under the supervision of Nichidatsu Fujii who was a Buddhist monk from Japan and who also advocated the Nipponzan-Myo-ho-ji Buddhist Order. This revered place is considered a symbol of religion and peace.

 

Japanese Peace Pagoda and Buddhist Monasteries

 

Visit and Must Try varieties of Darjeeling Tea Garden

Happy Valley Tea Estate is the oldest tea estate of Darjeeling. Spread over 437 acres of land, it is located at an altitude of 6,800 feet and hence, is also one of the world’s highest tea factories. Watching the actual process tea manufacturing is worthwhile. The scenic charm of this tea garden is heartwarming. Happy Valley is the most accessible Tea Estate, as it is only about 3 kms from town.

 

Tea of Darjeeling

Darjeeling tea is a tea from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. It is available in black, green, white and oolong. When properly brewed, it yields a thin-bodied, light-coloured infusion with a floral aroma. There are a total of 78 tea estates in the hills which have been accorded the status for its produce, as Darjeeling Tea by the Tea Board of India. These estates cover over 17,500 hectares producing over 9 million kg of tea engaging about 50 percent people of the district.

The Darjeeling Tea industry is the mainstay of the economy up in the hills and provides a rewarding life to its workers by way of a steady livelihood and other facilities like housing, statutory benefits, allowances, incentives, crèches for infants of working mothers, children's education, integrated residential medical facilities for employees and their families and many more.

Types of Tea

Black Tea

Oolong

Green Tea

White Tea

 

How to Reach Darjeeling

By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. From Darjeeling, the distance of this airport is about 88 km. It takes about 3 ½ hours to drive from Darjeeling to Bagdogra. This airport can be reached from the metropolitan cities of India.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri or NJP. The distance between Darjeeling and NJP is almost 88 km. It is the most important railhead of the region. This railway station can be reached from the major cities of India. The famous toy train can be taken from New Jalpaiguri to reach the hill station. It is a wonderful experience taking a ride of this train and enjoying the surrounding picturesque scenario.

By Road: Bus services are available for tourists. After reaching Siliguri bus can be taken to reach Darjeeling. By availing the Tenzing Norgay Road, which is known as NH-55 Darjeeling can be reached from Siliguri, NJP and Bagdogra. It merely takes some more than 3 hours to reach Darjeeling via NH-55. Private taxis may be hired for this journey.

 

Best time to visit Darjeeling

Tourists planning a tour to Darjeeling can visit it during any time from October to December or between March to mid weeks of June.

 

People of Sikkim

The indigenous peoples of Sikkim include the Lepcha and Bhutia, in contrast to the dominant, heterogeneous British Gorkhas population of Sikkim. Sikkim has an interfusion of diverse communities, cultures, religions and customs. Sikkim is a fine specimen of harmony between people from different areas and regions. The people of Sikkim are known as Sikkimese. The developmental activities in Sikkim like construction of roads, bridges, buildings etc, have informally invited migrant laborers from the plains and Nepal.

 

What is unique in Sikkim for shopping?

Shopping is Sikkim is truly a delightful experience. The main markets for shopping are Old market, New Market and Lal market. Here you will find all kind of shops, which offer good range of items to be purchased. These markets sell carpets in addition to wooden and bamboo artifacts. Sikkim shopping is renowned for its elegantly woven materials that incorporate dresses, shawls, blankets and knitted garments.

 

Places to visit in Gangtok

Tsomgo Lake: The glacial Tsomgo Lake is located at an altitude of 3,780 meters above sea level. It is also called as Changu Lake and is crossed by the Nathu la Pass on the north. This is one of the few and awesome high altitude lakes in India. The lake becomes doubly attractive with the reflections of the surrounding hills on the water. Tsomgo Lake is oval in shape and approximately 1km. long. It has an average depth of about 50 ft. it was created by the snow melted water from the mountains around the lake & a river namely Lungtze Chu has been created from Tsomgo Lake. The lake further falls into Rangpo-chu.

 

Saramsa Garden: Saramsa Garden was established in 1922 and has served various purposes. This is a vast stretch of landscaped garden located about 14kms from Gangtok Town and near Ranipool. It's ideal for leisure, recreation and picnic. The purpose behind setting up of the garden was to cater to the needs of the British officers as well as the former Namgyal Royal family. Various fruit trees such as banana, orange, pineapple and guava were grown here. The Forest Department introduced Cephaelis Ipecacuanha, a medicinal plant in the year 1940.

 

Ganesh Tok View Point: Ganesh Tok is a small temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh, it is so small that only one person can crawl into the temple at a time. However, the main thing to be notices here is its unique location which acts like a viewpoint. The view point is set at a height of 6500 m and offers spectacular sights of the snow capped peaks. There is a small temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha at the view point. The temple is so small that it can accommodate just one person at a time.

 

Tashi View Point:  Tashi View Point is one of the major attractions of Gangtok and is located at a distance of 8 km from the town. The place is a must visit for nature lovers as it offers great views of the imposing Himalayan mountains, specifically Mount Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu.  This is basically a sunrise point to watch the majestic panorama of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Siniolchu with other snow clad peaks and can have an experience of the change of colour of snow on the mountains during the Sunrise. A resting shed and a small cafeteria situated at Tashi View Point provides shelter and other amenities to the tourists. A park above the View Point is a good place to enjoy a picnic.

 

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary: Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a nature park in the Indian state of Sikkim. It has forty species of rhododendron trees. It is located in the Yumthang Valley north of Lachung in North Sikkim district. Bird species found in the park include Wood snipe and Hoary-throated barwing. Vast range of flora is found at the place which includes Poppies, Rhododendrons, Primulas, Saxifrages, Gentians, Iris and much more. It is the home of spotted lingsang and tiger.

 

Hanuman Tok: Hanuman Tok is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple is surrounded by lush green parks and beautiful mountains. From the temple one gets unobstructed views of Kanchenjunga. The word “Tok” in local language means temple. Hanuman Tok is a famous temple in Gangtok dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The legend about the place suggests that Lord Hanuman halted for a rest here while carrying Sanjeevni to Lanka from the Himalayas. Tourists and pilgrims gather at the temple in large numbers to pray and wish fulfillment. The idol of Lord Hanuman was erected here in 1950 when an officer named Appaji Pant had a divine dream at this location.

 

Nathula Pass: The mighty mountain pass of Nathu La is located at an astonishing height of approximately 4,310 meters above sea level and is considered to be one of the highest motor able mountain passes in the world.  It is 56 km East of Gangtok and connects the Indian state of Sikkim to Tibet Autonomous Region in China. Nathu means "listening ears" and La means "pass" in Tibetan. This pass has historical importance and in 1904, Major Francis Young husband, serving as the British Commissioner to Tibet, led a successful mission through Nathu La to capture Lhasa. It is guarded on both sides by the Chinese and Indian soldiers.

 

Nathula Pass

 

Nightlife in Gangtok

Gangtok Hill town is quite small, there are numerous options here for night outs including pubs, bars, casinos, music and night clubs. You will be surprised to know that the first land based live casino in India was set up in Gangtok. Here is a bit of information you should know about Gangtok nightlife if you are planning on visiting. Here is a bit of information you should know about Gangtok nightlife if you are planning on visiting.

  • Pub 25

  • Casinos in Gangtok

  • Cafe Live & Loud

Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package: Inclusion

  • 04 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • Breakfast and Dinner

  • 02 Night stay with sightseeing at Darjeeling

  • 02 Nights stay with sightseeing at Gangtok

  • Private Ac vehicle for 05 days

  • Parking, Toll tax and Driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

 

Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package: Exclusion

  • Personal Expense

  • Any airfare, Busfare and railway fare

  • Lunch

  • Any activity, Toy train charges

Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package - Explore Himalayan Kingdoms - Itinerary

After arrival at Bagdogra airport or railway station and proceed to Darjeeling, upon arrival checkin to hotel. After get ready you will visit towards to explore Tiger Hill, Observatory Hill and Batasia Loop. After sightseeing you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you will have time to explore some more other excursion which are Happy Valley Tea Estate, Joey’s Pub, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Aloobari Gompa and St. Andrew’s Church. By the evening you will enjoy at very famous toy train of Darjeeling at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. After that return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Darjeeling hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant

After breakfast, start your day with very beautiful sightseeing of Darjeeling which includes Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Darjeeling Ropeway Ride (Ticket cost not included & will be approx INR 180.00 per person) Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & panoramic view of Tea Estate. After sightseeing return back to hotel and you may have lunch at same hotel, enjoy rest of the day free at your leisure. Overnight stay with dinner at Darjeeling Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at same hotel

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Gangtok which is a beautiful hill town and the capital of north-eastern state of Sikkim. This is one place which many tourists like to combine along with a visit to Darjeeling. Upon arrival you will be taken towards Ganesh Tok View Point, Tashi View Point and Hanuman Tok. After sightseeing you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you may have lots of time to explore Tsomgo Lake and Saramsa Garden. By the evening you will return back to Gangtok hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Gangtok hotel.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest Restaurant

After breakfast start your day by visit Nathula Pass which is located at the Indo China border at an altitude of 14,100 feet as is a favorite hotspot place of visit for visitors coming to Sikkim. Spend some quality time enjoy your moment at Nathula pass. After that you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you will be taken towards Banjhakri Waterfalls and Garden, Chorten Stupa, Tibetology, Rope way ride (Cable car), Flower show and Sikkim Handicraft. By the evening come back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Gangtok hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Bagdogra airport or Darjeeling railway station. Upon arrival you will drop to airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory

Meals: Breakfast 

Darjeeling Sikkim Tour Package - Explore Himalayan Kingdoms - Rates & Dates

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