Darjeeling Kalimpong Weekend Tour

Package Overview: Siliguri / Bagdogra – Darjeeling 2N– Kalimpong– Siliguri/Bagdogra

Duration: 03 Nights / 04 Days

Day 01 : Siliguri/Bagdogra to Darjeeling (83 Km./ 3 hrs) :On arrival at Bagdogra airport or Siliguri (NJP) railway station meet our representative, who will assist & give you briefing about your tour at the time of arrival & drive to the to Darjeeling (6,710 ft /2,050 mts , 77 Kms / 03 Hrs) through Hillcart road. The journey to Darjeeling follows all along the forested hills, small villages and beautiful tea gardens. On the way you will have a chance to see the famous Toy train running through the lush green tea gardens & undulating hills. The Queen of hills – greets you with all its grandeur of mountains ranges and valleys dotted with tea gardens and forests along with a blend of traditional heritage and modern cultures. We advised a relaxed evening and short walk around the Mall to enjoy the typical Hill life of Darjeeling in a painted landscape. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 : Darjeeling sightseeing. : We proceed early morning (around 4 am) towards Tiger Hill to experience the breath taking view of sunrise over Mt.Kanchandzonga (28,200 ft.) , Kabru , Pandim & the Everest range on the far horizon . On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop. After breakfast proceed for a half day excursion to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) & Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center ,Peace Pagoda, Japanese Temple, Tea garden (outer view),Tenzing Rock, etc. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountain ranges while roaming through Darjeeling Mall.

Tiger Hill : Situated 13 kilometers from the town at an altitude of 2590 meters (8482 ft.), has earned international fame for its magnificent view of the sunrise over the "Kanchanjunga" and the great eastern Himalayan peaks. Even Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, is visible from here.

Ghoom Monastery : On the way back from Tiger hill we will visit the Ghoom Monastery on the Ghoom spur. This monastery is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in India, 12 ft high statue of Lord Buddha Built in 1875 by Lama Sherab Gyatso. The specialty of this monastery is that it contains the statue of the 'Future Coming Buddha' known as Maitreye Buddha.

Batasia Loop and War Memorial : Aboard the Toy Train from Siliguri to Darjeeling just below Ghoom and 5 kms from Darjeeling is the Batasia Loop , an engineering marvel and feat. Almost imperceptibly, the railway line negotiates a circle and descends 1,000 ft in altitude. From Batasia - windy place - one can watch a great view of Darjeeling perched on the slopes of hills and Mt. Kanchenjunga in the far horizon.

Padma Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park : Established on the 14th of August, 1958, the zoo was dedicated to the memory of Padmaja Naidu, former Governor of West Bengal on the 21st November, 1975. Considered as one of the best zoos in the country, it is the only centre that breeds the tibetan wolf in captivity. Breeding programmes for the endangered red panda, snow leopard and the siberian tiger are also carried out at PNHZP. The zoo is open on all days except on Thursdays and other national holidays.

H.M.I. : The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was set up by the local hero Tenzing Norgay Sherpa following their successful ascent on Mount Everest on 28 May 1953 . The oldest mountaineering institute in the country carries out various mountaineering courses every year. Apart from Tenzing, legendary mountaineers like Nawang Gombu ( First man to climb Everest twice ) and Lattoo Dorjee Sherpa have helped build the reputation of this pioneering institute. The institute is presently under the purview of the Ministry of Defense, Government of India .

Tea Garden: Approximately 40 minutes walking distance from Darjeeling bazaar, you can see and feel the real tea plantations of famous Darjeeling tea that called Happy Valley.

Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center: After His Holiness escaped from Tibet, thousands of Tibetan refugees came to reside in India. Darjeeling too became a home away from home for the Tibetans in exile. Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre established on October 1, 1959 and the residents of the centre are today known for their beautiful handicrafts e.g excellent carpets, woolen goods, woodwork, etc, which are famous across the globe.

Day 03: Darjeeling - Kalimpong (80 km./ 2.5 hrs) : After breakfast drive to Kalimpong , also called the garden of flowers situated on the foothills of the Himalayas is a green destination at an altitude of 1243 meters / 4078 feet . Buddhism , Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam all coexist in a jovial and tolerant society over here. After checking in the hotel we will set off for local sightseeing of Durpin Hill , Jelapla View Point, Pine View Point, Chitra Bhanu & Kalim Temple, Dr Graham's Homes complex with its historic church & well maintained grounds founded in 1900 by Rev. Dr. J A Graham, a Scottish missionary, Delo Hill (5556 ft) appears to be the roof- of- the- world, is the highest point in Kalimpong. The scenic beauty on the way are beautiful and there are lot of shops selling antics and local handicraft worth buying .Evening free to roam around the Local market area .

Day 04: Kalimpong – NJP Rly Station / IXB airport (45 kms / 2 hrs) :After completing a farewell party drive back to Siliguri (NJP)/ Bagdogra (IXB) via same route for your onward journey with happy memories to cherish .

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Number Of Persons Regular Package Standard Package Deluxe Package
2 Persons INR 11250 INR 12450 INR 14250
4 Persons INR 7625 INR 9075 INR 10875
6 Persons INR 6250 INR 7617 INR 9583
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