Sikkim & Darjeeling Tour
Destination Covered :- Kolkata, Gangtok, Enchey, Rumtek, Pelling, Yukson, Darjeeling and Tiger Hill
Duration:- 10 Nights & 11 Days
Sikkim is India’s one of the most adorable locations placed within the Himalayas bordering the lovely nations like Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet of China. Buddhism is the principle religion in Sikkim. Due to its surroundings, biodiversity and culture, it has grow to be a completely famous traveller vacation spot in India and has the 0.33-maximum mount top Kanchenjunga.
Sikkim has lovely Buddhist monasteries, Serene lakes, fantastic valleys, and glittering mountains. The most extraordinary factor of Sikkim is nearly 25% of its component comes under Kanchenjunga National Park. It is the primary natural nation of India because it has completely carried out organic farming.
Darjeeling is a number of the most picturesque hill stations in India having tea gardens generating the greatest tea in the global. It has got breathtaking pines, superb orchids, and overwhelming rhododendrons. The captivating Himalayan Train whistles the manner thru the Himalayas.
Day 1: Arrival in Bengal
On arrival at Kolkata international Airport of Bengal, our representative will extend a grand reception.
After the welcome, you will be transferred with assistance to the hotel. He will also help you in check-in at the comfortable hotel.
Day 02: Full day Tour of Kolkata city
Post breakfast take a full-day tour of Kolkata town. Begin with Victoria Memorial, located inside the middle of Kolkata town; Victoria Memorial turned into built within the reminiscence of Queen Victoria. The edifice is a perfect instance of the Indo-Saracenic architectural style and it homes an expansion of paintings and different presentations that belong to the British duration.
Later, go to other important points of interest of the town – Pareshnath Jain Temple, Howrah Bridge, Mother Teresa House, and Dalhousie Square. Pareshnath Jain Temple is an intricately carved temple complex that is committed to four Jain Tirthankaras. The structural design of the temple is performed by means of lovely glass paintings and it is also extraordinarily maintained fountains and gardens. Howrah Bridge is surely one of the iconic attractions in Kolkata.
Also referred to as Rabindra Setu, Howrah Bridge is a massive metallic cantilever bridge. The bridge expands throughout River Hooghly and joins Howrah and Kolkata. Mother House is a Roman Catholic sacred congregation that was founded by using Mother Teresa. At one a part of the house, there is Mother Teresa’s Tomb as well as a display that depicts various assets of Mother Teresa. Dalhousie Square or B.B.D. Bagh (Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh) is an example of British colonial structure that serves as a political and industrial middle of Eastern India.
Day 03: Kolkata-Bagdogra-Gangtok
Today after breakfast, fly to Bagdogra airport and then drive to Gangtok. On arrival at Gangtok, take a look at-in to the motel and take relaxation.
As the night is for enjoyment, you may visit the local market to explore the nearby life-style and lifestyle or try out nearby food items.
Gangtok is a divine and attractive hill station that houses an assortment of eye-placing monasteries.
Day 04: Gangtok-Rumtek-Gangtok
Today, visit Gangtok and nearby locations. Our day excursion will start with touring celebrated monasteries in Gangtok which can be Enchey and Rumtek Monastery to start off your Gangtok excursion on a spiritual be aware. The Enchey Monastery is assumed to be constructed approximately 2 hundred years ago and it symbols an vital paintings floor of Tibetan Buddhism’s Nyingma.
Renowned saint Lama Dhrupthob Karpo blessed this monastery. One of the noteworthy monasteries of the country, Rumtek Monastery or Dharma Chakra Centre is open for all of us and it holds remains of the sixteenth Karmapa. Green mountains enclose the monastery and it gives the outstanding sight of the entire Gangtok city.
Later go to Do Drul Chorten and Kagyu Headquarter. Built-in 1945, Do Drul Chorten is one of the important stupas in Sikkim that encompasses approximately 108 prayer wheels (Mani Lhakor). The prayer wheels are carved with giant mantras that may be a hymn via revolving them. Kagyu is one among six key schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Day 05: Gangtok
Today visit our famous monasteries near Gangtok, i.e. Phodong Monastery and Labrang Monastery. Located on the North Sikkim highway, Phodong Monastery is designed with striking paintings and it comprises a wealthy collection of antique murals.
The monastery belongs to the Karma Kagyu division of Tibetan Buddhism. Labrang Monastery is also a great example of ancient architecture.
Return to Gangtok in the evening.
Day 06: Gangtok-Pelling
After breakfast, get equipped to power to Pelling. En-course go to Ravangla this is famend for its picturesque splendor and various vintage monasteries. While your stay you may visit Bonn and Ralang Monastery and from the historical marketplace of Ravangla you could purchase historically designed shawls and timber carvings as a tour souvenir.
Later, go to Temi Tea Garden, that’s a unmarried tea garden in Sikkim that produces top-nice tea.
Afterwards, hold your pressure to Pelling
Day 07: Pelling-Yukson-Pelling
Today take an tour to Yuksom – the erstwhile capital of Sikkim. It is a assembly area of three priests.
En route visit Khechepari Lake, that’s one of the most sacred mountain lakes for Buddhists and Hindus both and considered to be a wish conducting lake. The lake is an essential aspect of the well-regarded Demazong Valley.
Day 08: Pelling-Pemayangtse-Darjeeling
In the morning, transfer to Darjeeling and at the manner go to Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabdangtse Ruins to get a feeling of calmness and spirituality. Built around 300 years in the past, Pemayangtse Monastery gives the expression of the nicely-off structure. The 3-storied shape houses various sculptures of saints and Rinpoches along side numerous vintage idols. The Rabdentse ruins are the fraction of Buddhist sacred pilgrimage route that consists of ruins of the ancient palace and chortens.
Upon arrival at Darjeeling, make your self cozy within the lodge and enjoy the beauty of tea town.
Day 09: Darjeeling
Take a tour of the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre (TRSHC), placed at Lebong hillside TRSHC is a Recuperation Centre for the Tibetan migrants. Later, go to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Everest Museum. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute conducts an assortment of adventure & mountaineering courses and Everest Museum outlines the history of endeavors on the highest top of the World, Mt. Everest.
Also go to Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park – that is quite acknowledged for its thriving breeding programs of the Himalayan wolf, Red Panda, and Snow Leopard. After having lunch, board a toy train (An UNESCO World Heritage Site) to Ghoom (one of the highest elevation stations). Later take a tour of Ghoom Monastery. Ghoom Monastery is an ancient monastery which is set 7 km away from the town. The monastery is well-known for its big figurine of Maitreya Buddha (Lord Buddha).
Day 10: Darjeeling-Bagdogra-Kolkata
Begin your day 10 excursion with the aid of touring the maximum beautiful and height factor of Darjeeling, Tiger Hill. From right here, you may see the beauty of snow-capped Kanchenjunga peak and three different mountain peaks including Mt. Everest. If you want to see the actual splendor of snow and sunrise, go to the location early within the morning. Tiger Hills is approx. Eleven km from Darjeeling city.
Later transfer to Bagdogra airport to board a flight to Kolkata. Arrive in Kolkata and transfer to the resort for relaxed in a single day stay.
Day 11: Kolkata-Departure
Post breakfast, our motive force and consultant will drop you at Kolkata Airport for onward journey.
Your mesmerizing Sikkim and Darjeeling tour will stop right here with extraordinary reminiscences.