NJP Rly Stn / IXB Airport â€“ Darjeeling (About 90 kms / 3 hrs) Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP / IXB & transfer to Darjeeling, is one of the most magnificent Hill Resorts in the World. On arrival check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be at Darjeeling.
Darjeeling (Local sight seeing) Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzonga (28,208 ft. Worlds third highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view), and Japanese Temple. Evening free (walking tour of mall - suggested). Overnight stay will be at Darjeeling.
Darjeeling - Mirik Excursion After breakfast excursion trip to Mirik Lake an excellent scenic spot, nestled in forested hills at an altitude of 5800 ft., it is famous for its man-made Sumendu Lake, Orange Orchards, Cardamom plantations and Tea Estates enhance the Surroundings here. Evening return to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Darjeeling.
Darjeeling â€“ NJP Rly station/ IXB airport (100 kms / 3 hrs) Morning free for packing & personal activities. Check out from hotel and take the departure transfer to NJP railway station / IXB airport for your onward journey.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
Area- 3149 square km
Altitude- 6710 feet
Languages- Hindi, Gorkha, Bengali, Nepali, Tibetian and English
Best time to visit- March to June and again from October to December
STD Code- 0354
The history of Darjeeling seemed to have begun with the establishment of a hill station by the British East India Company in 1835. Before that the region was under the subjugation of the the Sikkim ruler, who after a deal with company gave them permission to develop a sanatorium for its soldiers. Once the British got hold of the region, the era of planned development began, which saw the emergence of a new hill station in the form of Darjeeling.