North East Delight with Pelling

6 Nights Itinerary Covering: Darjeeling - Kalimpong - Pelling- Gangtok


Overview

Darjeeling Gangtok Pelling Kalimpong tour package fetches you the chance to eyewitness nature’s beauty. Northeast India is bursting with a large number of holy shrines, cloisters, attractive lakes, and massive hills. The trip to Darjeeling, Gangtok, Pelling, and Kalimpong will be the best tour for you with your loved ones. These hill stations are an incredible blend of charming beauty with various entertainment activities and famous tourist attractions to visit. We offer a meticulously crafted itinerary which will make your vacation one of the most extraordinary and memorable trips.

Darjeeling Gangtok Pelling Kalimpong tour is a perfect trip which will take you through these three popular destinations which are a paradise for nature lovers, honeymooners, and trekkers. Occupied with thick forest, pretty climate, and grand locations, one can easily get lost in the tranquil beauty of Northeast India. This corner is also one of the offbeat locations of India so you tend to be away from the hustle and bustle life of metro cities.

Tour to North-east is apt for almost every type of wanderer whether you are a solitary backpacker or a guy who travels with family or a group, as it one of the most attractive hill stations with lush foliage, exotic flowers, and animal species. It plays a great role in making Incredible India even more incredible. With clouds floating by your side, you will feel like you are in heaven at this extremely alluring hill station. Due to everything the right amount, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Pelling, and Kalimpong these hill stations can easily be listed as the most serene hill stations of India. We have a lot to discuss these beautiful places. So let’s go ahead, book your Darjeeling Gangtok Pelling Kalimpong tour with TOI and you will have a wonderful time with your loved ones in the flawless beauty of North East.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.

Highlights

  • Marvel at the beautiful Teesta Valley at Kalimpong
  • Watch a wonderful view of sunrise from Tiger Hill
  • Cherish mesmerising views of Kanchenjunga at Darjeeling
  • Enjoy a Sightseeing tour of Darjeeling
  • Admire the beauty of Batasia Loop on the famed Toy Train in Darjeeling
  • Adore the natural picturesque beauty of Pelling
  • Explore Japanese Peace Pagoda- a symbol of World Peace in Darjeeling
  • Cherish some good time within the lavish greenery in Darjeeling
  • Esteem the beauty of Kalimpong from Deola Hill
  • Pay homage to Maitreya Buddha at Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling
  • Enjoy a picnic at Kanchenjunga Falls at Pelling
  • Embark on the sightseeing tour of Gangtok
  • Pay a spiritual homage at Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok
  • Visit famous attraction at Kalimpong including Pine View Nursery (cactus collection)
  • Visit the holy Durpin monastery in Kalimpong
  • Enjoy yak or mule rides along Tsomgo Lake in Gangtok
  • Explore Directorate of handicrafts and handlooms at Gangtok
  • Enjoy the beauty of magnificent Rimbi waterfalls
  • A Day trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple
  • Take blessings of God at Lord Shiva Temple at Gangtok

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arival in Darjeeling

Your wonderful journey starts on arrival at Bagdogra Airport / New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station (Siliguri). You will meet and greet by our representatives at the railway station/airport in Siliguri. From here, you will drive for an onward journey to Darjeeling (72 Km) which is likely to take nearly 2 hours and 35 minutes. This is a famous colonial and alluring hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. Sited at the northern part of West Bengal, Darjeeling has encircled by snow-covered mountains and dense thick forests all around it.

On arriving in the province of Darjeeling, you would be welcomed by luxurious green tea estates, which have been the true identity of this hill station. In addition, this hill station has a lot to offer to their tourists like the picturesque view of the hills, green surroundings which will leave you mesmerised.

Upon arrival at Darjeeling, you would be checking into a pre-booked hotel to relax. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can pamper yourself in the activities of your interest.

Enjoy your scrumptious dinner and overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 2 - Sightseeing Tour Darjeeling

On the 2nd day of the tour, you will leave early morning to visit the glorious Tiger Hill, it is traditionally known as Gangz La. This hill is best known for its dazzling views of the sunrise early morning in the lofty snow-capped mountaintops of Kanchenjunga. The wonderful view of mountains sitting amongst cotton clouds entices tourists to Tiger Hill from all over the globe.

After that you would be visiting, Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. These two attractions also hold great significance. Ghoom Monastery is the oldest Tibetan Monastery of Darjeeling and perched at a high elevation. This shrine is a part belonging to the Yellow Hat sect known as Gelupka who worships the 'Coming Buddha' or 'Maitreya Buddha'. The monastery has a 15 ft statue of Lord Buddha as one of its main attractions. Later, move towards another prominent attraction to visit on the same day is Batasia Loop- it is a fascinating lush green toy train pathway loop. It is one of the most captivating and a wonderful sight to behold. From here you can get the view of the pretty landscapes of Darjeeling, plus the florid garden on which the loop is enclosed which adds more charm to the Batasia loop.

Post these visits, relax for a while, and have your breakfast. The remaining half of the day is ready to cover other attractions of Darjeeling. Further, you would be visiting the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park- is a splendid enclosure and housing an extensive variety of animals. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute- is one of the best mountaineering institutes in the world. Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center- this place is must visit for shopping and the variety of souvenirs that you can pick from here. The Peace Pagoda – is a Buddhist Stupa and visits this place to develop mutual harmony also known as the Japanese Peace Pagoda in Darjeeling, Tea Garden, and Ropeway.

Return to the hotel for a comfy overnight stay at Darjeeling by ending the second day of your Darjeeling Gangtok Pelling Kalimpong tour package.

Day 3 - Journey to Kalimpong / Sightseeing City Tour

Indulge in some tasty breakfast and then board on an expedition to Kalimpong which is another famous hill station in the state of West Bengal. Kalimpong is a scenic town and located at an average elevation of 4,101 ft above sea level and the chief town on a ridge area joining two hills. Due to its brilliant natural beauty and stimulating climate, this place is no less than a bliss. It will take 2 hours and 15 mins to reach Kalimpong.

On reaching, you will check in to the pre-booked hotel. Relax for a while and freshen up yourself. Later, you would be swiftly heading to a sightseeing tour of Kalimpong. Under this, you will be visiting Deolo Hill- the hill is also the highest point and gives the great panoramic view of Kalimpong. The nearby Relli Valley and the bloodline of Kalimpong, once you reach the top of the hill you would be welcomed with a park of exotic flowers.

Next move towards Teesta Valley- is a hill station on the foothills of Shivalik ranges. Pine View Nursery- it is a famous nursery in Kalimpong hill station which is recognised for its individual collection of cactuses and more than 1500 species of cactus may be determined here. Dr Graham's Homes School- is a missionary of the church of Scotland and settled in Kalimpong which was worked with the local community for several years, Orchid and Golf Clubs.
Besides all these attractions, our tour guide will make you visit the holy Durpin monastery- it is also known as Jang Dong Palriffo Brang Gompa and serves as the Buddhist erection style with the beautiful paintings on the wall.

After this, return to the hotel for an overnight stay at Kalimpong.

Day 4 - Kalimpong to Pelling

After breakfast, check out from the hotel to leave from Kalimpong and drive to Pelling. It is a beautiful hill station in the western part of Sikkim. This attractive town sited at an altitude of around 6800 ft enclosed with wild dense forest. Pelling is recognised for its natural brilliance and serenity. Pristine dense alpine, green vegetation, magnificent cascades after every couple of miles. This town is perfect to unwind in the lap of nature.

It is likely to take 1 hour 45 mins to reach. Upon arrival, you will check-in at the hotel and then you will embark on a sightseeing tour of the city with these famous attractions or you can say gems that the town feels proud of. The most outstanding ones include Kanchenjunga Falls- it is one of the largest waterfalls and the major tourist attraction in the region. Untouched from the urbanisation, it is blessed with a tranquil ambience which never fails their visitors. This place is ideal for a picnic with family and friends. Hence, you have a good time by soothing near the gushing Kanchenjunga falls.

Moving ahead towards Rimbi Waterfalls- it is a scenic waterfall near Pelling and looks spectacular which allures many tourists. The waterfall leads to the beautiful Rimbi River which is famous for recreational activities like fishing. You can spend some memorable time with your loved ones here.

Other famous attractions that you can visit are including Khecheopalri Lake- it is a sacred place for both Buddhists and Hindus which is a part of the Buddhist pilgrimage circuit. Next ahead to Rimbi rock garden - is a perfect blend of lavish green backdrops, beautiful flowers, and an extensive variety of birds that lie in close vicinity of the grand falls.

After exploring all these attractions, return to the hotel for delicious dinner and an overnight stay at Pelling.

Day 5 - Gangtok

After eating your breakfast, day 5 is an exclusive tour and is dedicated to feeling the zests of Gangtok. Make your way towards Gangtok, it is snuggled in the Shivalik Hills of the Himalaya ranges. This hill station is blessed with a magical blend of the extraordinary beauty of nature and Buddhism culture. Gangtok is spotted with numerous Buddhist monasteries and it is believed that to be quite ancient. It takes around 4 hours to reach there. The city provides a perfect getaway for travellers.

On reaching Gangtok, you would be check in to the hotel for rest. After freshen up yourself you will embark on a sightseeing tour of the city covers the very famous Rumtek Monastery- it is one of the prime and most significant monasteries which is also called the Dharmachakra Centre. This monastery holds a lot of significance for the religion of Buddhism. Make a visit here and shack all your travel drowsiness in the mystical environment of the monastery.

After Rumtek, you will be taken to Do Drul Chorten Stupa- it is one of the most important stupas in Sikkim and nuzzled in the stunning valleys of Gangtok. The stupa is enclosed by Chorten Lakhang, it boasts of two huge statues of Guru Padmasambhava. This is a quaint tiny place for those, who seeking solace in the hill town.

As you are done visiting then ahead on the way to other attractions in the capital of the state includes the Research Institute of Tibetology- this institute was established in 1958 to promote research into the Mahayana sect of Buddhism and Tibetan language and culture, originally known as the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. Botanical Garden- it is a home of different varieties of botanical species. Tashi View Point- is a picturesque beauty from where sightseers can get a perfect view of the splendid Mount Sinilochu and Mount Kanchenjunga and Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms- it is also known as the government institute of cottage industries and was started with an aim to preserve the talent and skills of local artisans.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 6 - Excursions from Gangtok

After refreshing breakfast, get ready for an excursion from Gangtok. Existence in the Himalayan terrain, this town has various natural attractions which are occupied with mystic beauty and tranquillity.

One of the incredible Tsomgo Lake which offers one of the most beautiful sights in the region. Perched between the mountains at a dizzying height of 12,400 ft above sea level and it is likely 1 hour 20 mins to reach. It is also known as Changu Lake is actually a glacial lake that derives its waters from the melting snow of the mountains around it. Enveloped by vertical snow-capped mountains and resting between an intense green carpet of alpine forests, the appealing beauty of Tsogmo Lake is bound to leave you in surprise. It is also a home of numerous migratory birds. Being a prominent tourist place, the banks of the lake have shops vending jewellery and Yak cheese. So, you can buy some for yourself and for friends. The inhabitants also provide for yak rides so you can have a good time in reconnoitring the spectacular backgrounds sitting on the back of a yak.

After esteem the beauty of the lake and visit Lord Shiva Temple- it is positioned on the banks of Tsomgo Lake and encircled by steep mountains that are covered with snow. Take blessings of Lord Shiva and move forward towards the next destination.

Next, pay a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial War Temple- Positioned in the middle of Nathula and Jelepla at a high elevation of 13,123 ft and around 52kms from Gangtok. It has been recognized as one of the famous tourist spots of Sikkim and dedicated to a soldier of the 23rd Punjab Regiment who was died in the 1962 war between India and China. According to legend, after meeting his tragic death in the war, soldier Harbhajan Singh came in the dream of one of his peers and asked to build a war memorial after him. Later in the future, this commemorative started enjoying the privileges of a sacred shrine. There also lies a small wishing poodle in which you can throw a coin and make a wish.

After a day full of a jaunt, return to the hotel in Gangtok. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure in the hotel room or can enjoy some shopping in the nearby malls and markets.

Return to the hotel for dinner and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at Gangtok.

Day 7 - Gangtok (Departure)

This last day indicates the end of an exclusive Darjeeling Gangtok Pelling Kalimpong tour, after breakfast, pack your bags and check out from the hotel. Later, you will be transferred to Bagdogra Airport/ Jalpaiguri Railway Station for your onward journey back home with precious memories of this North-east kingdom.


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