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Darjeeling Tours - 9 days

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Darjeeling 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
9 Days

Outline Itinerary

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

DAY 02 : DARJELLING
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 Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda, Ava Art Gallery and Natural History Museum. Overnight at Hotel.

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

DAY 05 : 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 06 : GANGTOK

This is a day excursion to Tshangu Lake (departure in the morning)- situated at a height of 3,780 mts. with an average depth of 50 ft. The cool water of the Lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. A small temple is constructed on the lake side and primulace flowers & Alpine vegetation grow around the lake

DAY 07 : GANGTOK - KALIMPONG

Transfer to Kalimpong (80 kms / 03 hrs). Check-in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 08 : KALIMPONG
Go for a sightseeing of Dello hills, Dr. Graham's Home, Jang-Dong-Palriffo Brang, and Durbin Dara Hills.Afternoon transfer to Gangtok. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 09 : KALIMPONG - BHADRAPUR

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