Relish a taste of the hills in Darjeeling and Gangtok

Darjeeling, located in West Bengal, is a beautiful place to spend your winter vacation. With spectacular sights of the mighty Himalayas and a pleasant climate, Darjeeling is the perfect place to explore. Another major tourist destination in the north-east, Gangtok is also a place you should set out to explore when you visit Darjeeling.

Image by Mahmud Farooque
Image by Mahmud Farooque

The itinerary for the trip can include a two day stay in both Darjeeling and Gangtok while you would fly back home on the fifth day. Your trip would start from Darjeeling where you would get to visit various local tourist destinations in Darjeeling after relaxing for a few hours after your arrival at the hotel.

On the second day, the trip would include an early morning sightseeing experience of the Tiger Hill and the beautiful sunrise as well, which turns golden just a few minutes before the sunrise. Another major tourist destination which you would get to visit as a part of second day’s is the Ghoom Monastery, the oldest in the area. After the visit from Ghoom Monastery, your trip would include a visit to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Tibetian Refugee Centre, Tenzing Rock, Tea estates, Japanese Temple and the Peace Pagoda.

This concludes your Darjeeling trip. After having breakfast on the third day at your hotel, the trip would now proceed to Gangtok, which is about a 100 km away from Darjeeling. The journey would take around 4 hours and after your arrival at the hotel, you can relax for a few hours after which, you would get a chance to view the Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok, Flower Show, Do Drul Chorten, Indian Institute of Tibetology, Cottage Industry and Bakthang Falls in the afternoon. After visiting these beautiful places, you can retreat back to your hotel room at night.

On the fourth day, the trip includes a full day incursion to the high altitude Changu Lake, which gets it’s waters from the melting snow in the area. After a visit to the Baba Mandir in the evening, you can retreat back to your hotel room. This concludes your travel trip.

On the fifth day, you would be offered breakfast at the hotel post which, you can board your flight or train to reach back home.

The trip, including a visit each to Darjeeling and Gangtok seems to be an exciting one and is quite affordable, giving a high value for your money. So, do take advantage of this great travel deal and enjoy exploring the beautiful hills.

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