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Sikkim - Darjeeling destinations

KALIMPONG

Kalimpong (75Km/ 3Hrs from Bagdogra/NJP)
Leave to Kalimpong, an attractive hill resort in eastern Himalayas. Visit Durpin Dhara hill, Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brong Monastery and a nursery well-known for its orchids and rare cacti. Evening at leisure.

DARJEELING

Darjeeling (95Km/ 4Hrs from Bagdogra/NJP 105Km/3hrs from Gantok )
Arrive Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri (NJP) from here you will drive through the hills and verdant tea gardens or take a toy train to reach Darjeeling en route visit Ghoom Monastery. The evening is free for shopping on the Mall road.Min - 2 Nights stay recommended.

PELLING (Pemayangtse)

Pemayangtse (75Km/ 3Hrs from Darjeeling and 120 Km/4Hr from Gantok)
Leave to Pemayangtse, through the terraced rice fields. at an altitude of 6,800 ft. In the afternoon visit the sacred Lake of Khechodpalhri , the Kanchendzonga Falls. Changay Falls, Sing shore Bridge - the worlds 2nd highest hanging bridge and Pemayangtse Monastery .

GANGTOK

Gangtok (110 Km/4Hrs from Darjeeling,120 Km /4Hr from Bagdogra/NJP)
Today take the optional cable car ride to get the Arial views of Gangtok and later proceed to visit some of the monasteries and Stupas. Don't forget to visit the orchid exhibition (Mar -April) Later in the evening take a stroll on the Mall Road for some exiting shopping and hot Momos to eat.

GANGTOK EXCURSIONS

Gangtok (110Km/4Hrs from Darjeeling,72km from Kalimpong)
Gangtok, meaning the "Lofty Hill", is a city, which, till one sees it, would believe exists only in picture-story books. Visit Tsangu Lake- at an altitude of 12000ft. Rumtek monastery it is one of the premium examples of Tibetan monastic art it has a gold topped stupa with 108 prayer wheels. The rest of the day is at leisure.
(130Km/5Hrs) from GANGTOK to NJP

LACHUNG

Lachung (110Km/ 4Hrs from Gangtok and 35Km/1hrs from Yumthang)
The picturesque mountain village of Lachung, at a height of 8610 ft, embraced by snow capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards is the perfect holiday destination. A perfect hamlet for an overnight halt before we visit the spectacular Yumthang valley.

YUMTHANG

Yumthang (140Km/ 6Hrs Gantok 195Km/6hrs Pelling)
Yumthang is a unique place where the tree line ends and the rhododendron , primula still bloom covering the whole area in a surreal shade. It also offers view of a stunning array of peaks with Pauhunri & Shundu Tsenpa. Hot Springs in the valley provide the warmth of the water even in freezing temperature.Six kms away further North is a Shiv Mandir.

LACHEN

Lachen (110Km/4Hrs from Gangtok and 55Km/2hrs from Gurudongmar Lake)
At an altitude of 8500 ft Lachen is alluring in its simplicity. Not yet as big a tourist destination as Lachung, it retains a freshness which is very appealing. Lachen is the starting point for some of the most interesting treks in North Sikkim as well as the gateway to the holy Guru Dongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes,it is considered one the most sacred lakes by the Buddhists and Hindus alike.

DARJEELING EXCURSIONS

Early morning 5am drive to Tiger Hill to see the spectator sunrise over the Eastern Himalayan peaks, with fabulous views of the Mount Kanchendzonga and offer your prayers at the Vaisnavmata temple en route to Tiger Hills.
Later make take a toy train journey to see various locations of Darjeeling.

NJP / Bagdogra

NJP (New Jalpaiguri) There are many options to go to Gangtok/ Darjeeling from any part of India. But travelling by train is the best and cheapest way. There are many trains going from Kolkata, Howrah Jn and Sealdah Jn. The best train to New Jalpaiguri is darjeeling Mail.
Bagdogra is the nearest Airport to NJP.