NBS14- Gangtok Pelling Darjeeling 7 Days


(Day-01): Pickup in Siliguri and transfer to Gangtok. (Day-02): Visit Tsomgo lake, Baba Harbhajan Singh temple and NathuLa pass. (Day-03): Local sightseeing in Gangtok. Transfer to Pelling. (Day-04): Local sightseeing Pelling. (Day-05): Transfer to Darjeeling. (Day-06): Local sightseeing in Darjeeling. (Day-07): Transfer to Siliguri.


Darjeeling is a hill station in the Eastern State of West Bengal. Also called the queen of hill-stations, at an altitude of 2134 m. or 7000 ft, it is a famous hill resort offering a breath taking sight of the numerous peaks of the majestic Himalayas. The clouds seem to whisper to one another here and from horizon to horizon stretches the Kanchanjunga, covered with snow from the head to foot all round the year. The views of Kanchanjunga and Mount Everest are particularly inspiring and are alone a good reason to visit Darjeeling. 90 kms from Bagdogra, and a little over a 100 kms each from Gangtok and Kalimpong, Darjeeling is well connected to the other Eastern Hill-stations. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, 90 km away from Darjeeling. Bagdogra is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati and Kolkata by regular flights. New Jalpaiguri is the nearest mainline railhead for Darjeeling. Gozo provides taxis for your trip to and around Darjeeling


Jalpaiguri - this narrow stretch of land lying between the Sikkim - Darjeeling Himalayas and Gangetic West Bengal has more than often evoked a sense of both eerie and romanticism in many a heart since the early British Rule. Veined by mighty rivers like the Teesta,Torsa, Jaldhaka, Dyna, Neora, Sankosh etc. this piece of land has been aptly named as the land of 'Tea, Timber & Tourism'. A major stretch of area is bordered in the north by Bhutan and hence the name - DOOARS/DUARS which mean - Door of Bhutan. The name Jalpaiguri came from the word "jalpai" means "olive" which grew in the town and were seen even in 1900. The suffix "guri" means a place. The name as well be associated with Jalpesh, the presiding deity (Shiva) of the entire region. The district situated in the northern part of West Bengal has international borders with Bhutan and Bagladesh in the North and South respectively and borders with Assam and Darjeeling hills in the East, West and Northwest. Rarely one can find a place like Jalpaiguri that is so potentially rich in tourism. But a major part of it still remains to be exploited. Turbulent rivers battling out of the steep gorges, the vast stretches of forest cover, the undulating span of Tea Estates and the panoramic grandeur of the Himalayas are only a few jewels that made the British ground their roots deep into the heart of this land. Just drive around or take a hike, never will your eyes feel to rest. If a tourist is a nature lover or an admirer of Wild Life there cannot be a better place than this for him. Apart from these, there are very old temples like the Jalpeshwar and Jatileshwar. Persons seeking to smell history can take a look at the Prisoners call at the Buxa Fort area where fighters were imprisoned during the pre indepence era.


Gangtok, the capital of the Eastern Indian State of Sikkim, with a backdrop of the Himalayas, offers breathtaking vistas, colourful lifestyles, Buddhist shrines, adventure, watersport, exquisite flora and fauna, including hundreds of varieties of butterflies. The list of attractions in Gangtok is endless. The small town itself is a beautiful place to move around. It houses sites like the most important stupa of Sikkim, the Do Drul Chorten, the solitary temple or the Enchey Monastery, the marvelous collection of orchids in the Orchid Sanctuary and the picturesque Tashi Ling that provides an astounding view of the Kanchenjunga range. The Namgyal Institute of Research and the Tsuk la Khang, a depository of a large collection of scriptures and the principal place of worship for the local Buddhists, are some of the other places that are worth visiting. The Rumtek Monastery, which is the largest monastery of its kind in Sikkim and the Phodong Monastery, one of the most beautiful monasteries in the region, are also well worth visiting.

Day 1: Siliguri To Gangtok
Day-01: (Arrival and transfer to Gangtok)– Pickup in Siliguri at New Jalpaiguri railway station (NJP) OR, Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) OR, Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Transfer to Gangtok. En route enjoy River rafting on Teesta. Drop at hotel in Gnagtok.
Day 2: Gangtok To Gangtok
Day-02: (Excursion to Tsomgo lake, Baba Harbhajan Singh temple, NathuLa)– Pickup at hotel in Gangtok. Visit Tsomgo lake, Baba Harbhajan Singh temple and NathuLa pass* (Provisional). Drop at hotel in Gangtok.
Day 3: Gangtok To Gangtok
Day-03: (Local sightseeing in Gangtok)– Visit Flower Show, Honuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Tashi View Point, Gonjang Monastery, Chorten Buddha stupa, Banjhankri waterfalls, Bakthang waterfalls, Handicraft Center (Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Govt. Holidays), Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Govt. Holidays), Gangtok Ropeway.
Day 3: Gangtok To Pelling
Day-03: (Transfer to Pelling)– Transfer to Pelling after the local sightseeing in Gangtok is completed. Drop at hotel in Pelling.
Day 4: Pelling To Pelling
Day-04: (Local sightseeing in Pelling)– Visit Skywalk, Orange Garden, Rimbi waterfalls, Rabdentse Ruins, Pemayangtse Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, Pelling gumpha and Kanchanjangha Waterfalls. Drop at hotel.
Day 5: Pelling To Darjeeling
Day-05: (Transfer to Darjeeling)– Checkout from hotel after breakfast. Transfer to Darjeeling and drop at hotel. Sleep a little early. Take enough rest, since you will be visiting Tiger Hill in the next dawn.
Day 6: Darjeeling To Darjeeling
Day-06: (Local sightseeing in Darjeeling)– Visit Tiger Hill*(provisional), Batasia Loop, Ghoom Monastery, Rangeet Valley Tea Garden, Tenzing Rock, Gombu rock, Darjeeling Ropeway, Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, PN Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Drop at hotel.
Day 7: Darjeeling To Siliguri
Day-07: (Departure)-- Transfer to Siliguri and drop at New Jalpaiguri railway station (NJP) OR, Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) OR, Bagdogra Airport (IXB).



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