Sikkim Delight

Sikkim Delight :

Places covered : Bagdogra –Darjeeling – Kalimpong- Pelling – Gangtok

Duration : 6 Nights -7 Days

 

Day wise tour itinerary

Day 01
Day 01 : : Bagdogra – Darjeeling

Arriving at the Vadodara Airport, you shall be honored by the representative of company who will then transfer you to Darjeeling. The drive will be of around 4 hours, the distance being 105 kms and the height to climb averaging around 7001 feet for 2123 meters. Darjeeling will leave you astonished, just imagine scenery with tea gardens sloping down on one side, Mount Everest on the other side. It is often called to be the Queen of Hills and houses the world famous Heritage Train, governed by the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, shortly called as DHR. Reaching the hotel, you will have to check in to the hotel and relax. Evening will be free; you can shop and when done, relax at the hotel.

Day 02
Day 02 : : Darjeeling

The travel for the day begins at 3:45 a.m. Distance to be travelled is 2440 meters or 8000 feet, the track will be through the oak forests and end at the Tiger Hill. Sunrise is what is to be seen, but the view depends upon the climatic conditions in Kanchenzonga Peak. When you will be returning back to the hotel for breakfast, you will be taken to Monastery of Ghoom, the Bataisa Loop and Peace Memorial. After having food, you can rest for half an hour, as following it will be the sightseeing next round. The tour of the rest of day will include places like Padmaja Naidu Park of Zoology, Institute of Mountaineering Himalaya (Thursday closed), Gumpo Rock of Ropeway, Self-Heal Center Tibet, Natural History Museum (Sunday closed), Tea Estate and peace pagoda. After reaching the hotel, feel free to take a walk in the nearby area and overnight stay is to be done at the hotel only.

Day 03
Day 03 : : Darjeeling – Kalimpong

Have your breakfast and then get ready to travel. The destination is Kalimpong, which will be 65 kilometers far from the hotel meaning 1-2 hours in the car. The town is located in the feet of the hills of Himalaya at 4078 feet, and is filled with green lush of grass that adds to the beauty of views there. Having historical essence, it is a land of colorful people. The best places to visit there is Museum of Forest (Thursday closed), Hanuman Mandir, Deolo Hill, Durbin Monastery, Dr. Graham Homes, Pine View Nurseries (only Cactus), Mangaldham. You will be dropped off at the hotel, either you can rest or roam in the streets looking around the local market or nurseries. Overnight stay is at the same place.

 

Day 04
Day 04 : : Kalimpong – Pelling

You will be taken to Pelling, a place away 90 kilometers. Being at an altitude of 6800 feet or 2072 meters, the drive lasts for 2-3 hours easily. If you are lucky to get there on a clear day, you will get the the full view of Himalayan Range capped by snow, with Pandim, Rathong, Khumbhakarna, Zopuno, Khangchedzonga, Narsing, Shimbho and Sinolchu. Do earmark Rimbi Water Fall, Rock Gargen and Kechopalri Lake (Buddisht Lake), the last one being famous for fulfilling wishes of the tourists. The lake is rumored to be free of any kind of surface leaves as the same, for example, leaf, is picked up by the birds.

The other visits include Kechopalri Monastery and Kachenjunga Waterfall. You will be driven back to hotel before evening, the rest of city can be explored by you. Pelling is the place for overnight stay.

Day 05
Day 05 : : Pelling - Gangtok

The drive for the next destination will be around 135 kilometers, around 4 hours and will land you at Gangtok. The capital of twenty-second state of India, Sikkim, which is counted as one of the most beautiful destinations in India, and houses a variety of options that attracts tourists. The state is known for sceneries including monastery, High altitude lakes, Orchids and butterflies flying around in the air. You will be dropped off at White Hall, Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Tibetology Research Institute, Stupa of Do DrulChorten, Enechy Monastery, Rumtek Monastery, Flowe Shower, View Point and Botanical Garden. The day ends here; you can shop in the Local Shopping center or Mall Road. Overnight stay is to be done there too, at the hotel.

Day 06
Day 06 : : Gangtok (Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir)

Breakfast will be arranged at the hotel, after that, excursion has to be made to Tsomgo Lake and Mandir of Baba. The drive will be around 2 hours, 40 kilometers to be covered along Sanctury of Kyongnosia Alpine, which houses the Red Panda, Blood Pheasant and Phododendron with some alpine trees in the list. The sanctuary stands at a level of 12310 feet or 3753 meters. The shape of the lake is oval and depth is around 50 feet. It is generally frozen up most of the year, but when not, houses Brahmini ducks and other migratory birds. Besides the lake lies the Mandir of Baba that is a holy site for many religions. Optional tour on this day includes Nathu La Pass to China that is 20 kilometers far from the current spot. Getting back to Gangtok, you will be left to shop at the MG Mall Road or shopping center. The stay is arranged at the hotel.

Day 07
Day 07 : : Gangtok – Bagdogra

After the breakfast, you will be dropped at the IXB Bagdodara Airport, which is located at a travel of 135 kilometers from Gangtok, nearly 4-5 hours. Your flight will depart for your native airport.

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