Trip facts

Activity General Tour

A short stopover tour that gives you brief yet fulfilling introduction of Darjeeling and Sikkim. Aligning this sojourn with festival can add a new dimension to your experience. During festival this region burst into ambience of fun, gaiety and it lends glimpses into age old tradition and cultural values. Generally the two prominent festival – Dushera and Dipawali fall during October and November respectively, which is also incidentally best autumn period to travel.

Day 1: Arrival – Gangtok
On arrival at Bagdogra airport meet our representative and drive to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim (4+hrs drive). In the evening, take a short walking tour through its MG Marg Avenue and browse the colorful Lal Bazaar food/vegetable market. Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 2: Gangtok Tour – Darjeeling.
Visit Enchey monastery, flower exhibition near the Whitehall, take a walk along the promenade to view the temples used by the Chogyals of Sikkim and also visit the Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom
(closed Sunday) where you can see traditional handicrafts in the making.
Afternoon drive down the hill to the Teesta valley, cross over and climb up the hill across Tukdah forest block and Peshok Tea Garden to until Kurseon, from here it is a gradual downhill drive to Darjeeling. Upon arrival check in to the hotel and the evening is free to stroll around Chowrastha Mall. Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 3: Darjeeling Sightseeing.
After breakfast, visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park(closed Thursday), Tibetan Self-help center(closed Sunday), visit a tea estate, and take a joy-ride on a toy train till Ghoom which makes en-route stop at Batasia loop. 
Optional(based on interest)
Before dawn drive to Tiger Hill to see the splendid view of sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga and other peaks of eastern Himalayas. On our way backvisit Yiga cheoling monastery at Ghoom and the beautiful Dali monastery. Overnight in Darjeeling.

4: Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport/railway station for onward destination.

• Private tour with your own dates.
• Cost depends on the no. of participants and the choice of hotels.