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Darjeeling Martam Gangtok Kalimpong Tour - 8 days

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Darjeeling (Darjeeling Martam Gangtok Kalimpong Tour) the development of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, when the British set up a sanatorium and a military depot. Subsequently, extensive tea plantation was done in the region, and tea growers developed distinctive hybrids of black tea and created new fermenting techniques. The resultant distinctive Darjeeling tea is internationally recognized and ranks among the most popular of the black teas.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects the town with the plains and has one of the few steam locomotives still in service in India. Darjeeling also has several British-style public schools, which attract students from throughout India and neighbouring countries. The town, with its neighbouring town of Kalimpong, was a centre for the demand of the Gorkhaland movement in the 1980s. The present movement for a separate state of Gorkhaland is also centred in Darjeeling town. In recent years, the town's fragile ecology has been threatened by a rising demand for environmental resources, stemming from growing tourist traffic and poorly planned urbanisation.

Trip Facts

Duration
8 Days

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL BHADRAPUR - DARJELLING
Arrival at Bhadrapur Airport. Transfer to Darjelling (140 km / 04 hrs.).Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 02 : DARJEELING
Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (at around 4 am) to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. Afternoon visit to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (Closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tenzing, Gumbu Rock site and Tibetan Refugee self-help (Closed on Sunday) Center Tea Estate..Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 03 : DARJELLING - MARTAM
Transfer to Martam (115 kms /04 hrs. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 04 : MARTAM - GANGTOK
Early morning sightseeing of Rumtek Monastery and then proceed for sightseeing of Kanchejunga View Point, Drul-Chorten , Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology. and Director of Handicraft and Handloom. Check in Hotel at Gangtok..Evening Free to explore Gangtok. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 05 : GANGTOK - PEMAYANGTSE
Transfer to Pemayangtse ( 135 kms / 05 hrs ).Check in at Hotel.Evening visit to Pemayangtse Monastery.Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 06 : PEMAYANGTSE - YUKSOM
Transfer to Yuksom on way visit Khecheopari Lake, Khecheopalri Lake is one of the sacred Buddhist mountain lake wherever it is believed that whatever is wished in front of the lake comes true. Myth has its that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface is picked by a bird. A further drive takes you to Yuksom (the meeting place of three monks)- the first capital of Sikkim. This was the place where the first Chogyal (a ruling dynasty in Sikkim) was crowned. . Overnight at Hotel

DAY 07 : YUKSOM - KALIMPONG
Transfer to Kalimpong. ( 115 kms / 04 hrs ). Check in at Hotel. Evening free to explore the small hilly town on your own. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 08 : KALIMPONG - BHADRAPUR
Transfer to the point for your onward connection

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