Darjeeling Adventure Tour - 15 Nights / 16 Days

New Jalpaiguri / Bagdogra - Drive Darjeeling – Tiger Hill Trek – Mirik – Kalimpong - New Jalpaiguri / Bagdogra – Return

Darjeeling Adventure Tour is a unique itinerary offering the opportunity of being close to mountainous beauty. The adventure here begins with a journey aboard the toy train, trek towards Tiger Hill, and excursions towards Kalimpong and Mirik on this once in a lifetime experience.

Day 1. New Jalpaiguri – Drive Darjeeling

Upon arrival at New Jalpaiguri / Bagdogra Airport, meet Incredible India tour representative and transfer to a luxury car for Darjeeling. Situated at the height of 2123 meters / 70001 feet, Darjeeling is a beloved hill station for millions of tourists. This land of breathtaking beauty has in it sloping tea gardens, spectacular views of the Mount Everest from Tiger Hill, World Heritage train of The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR). Upon arrival here, check into hotel and relax. Evening is free to soak in the essence of Darjeeling. Overnight stay.

Darjeeling Adventure TourDay 2: Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing

Early morning drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters to reach Tiger Hill and witness the surreal sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). From here, tourists can also spot on the Mount Everest at a distance. This is one of the major attractions of Darjeeling tour.

On the way back, visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop, good for picturesque photo stopover. Return hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, begin next round of sight seeing with a Hill Station Tour of Darjeeling via visiting Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tenzing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda. Return to hotel for a leisurely evening. Return to Darjeeling for overnight stay.

Day 3: Excursion to Mirik (Full Day)

After breakfast, begin full day excursion to Mirik (60 kilometers / 1 - 2 hours drive.) Now, the drive to Mirik is as exciting as the destination. Reason being the scenic roads are perfect for photography. Mirik, a low profile hill station is bestowed with a pristine Sumendu Lake, landscaped gardens, wide expanse of tea estates, orange orchards, cardamom plantations, etc. Amidst the tall, dark Japanese cedars, tourists get to witness the spectacular views of Himalayas. One of the most regarded experiences in Mirik includes Horse riding. The whole day here will be wholly enjoyed by the tourists, keeping in mind the virgin high altitude setting based on dense forests and lake. Boating is also preferred to soak in maximum of Mirik. One can also visit Pashupati Market in Nepal on the way back to Darjeeling. After reaching Darjeeling, evening is free to stroll around the hotel. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 4: Transfer to Kalimpong & Sightseeing at Kalimpong

Darjeeling Adventure ToursEarly morning breakfast and check out Darjeeling for a luxury car ride towards Kalimpong. Tucked in the lesser Himalayas, Kalimpong is a green destination with a unique and bustling culture. Its spectacular scenery is renowned amongst holidayers who want to make every moment worthwhile herein. Upon arrival here, check into hotel and after resting for some time, begin the sightseeing tour of Forest Museum (Closed On Thursday), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr Graham Homes, Durbin Monastery, Mangaldham, Pine View Nurseries (Cactus Only) - Back to Kalimpong Hotel – Evening free to roam around the any of the hundred nurseries or the Local market area - Overnight stay at Kalimpong.

This bustling bazaar town sprawls along a ridge overlooking the roaring Teesta River and within sight of Khangchendzonga. Kalimpong lacks Darjeeling’s crowds and commercialism, yet it boasts Himalayan views, tranquil retreats, Buddha shops, temples and churches, and a fascinating nursery industry. Kalimpong’s early development as a trading centre focused on the wool trade with Tibet, across the Jelepla Pass. Like Darjeeling, Kalimpong once belonged to the chogyals of Sikkim, but it fell into the hands of the Bhutanese in the 18th century and later passed to the British, before becoming part of India at Independence. Scottish missionaries, particularly the Jesuits, made great efforts to win over the local Buddhists in the late 19th century and Dr Graham’s famous orphanage and school is still running today.

The Gorkhaland movement is active in Kalimpong, so it’s worth checking the security situation before you arrive. The Gurkha leader CK Pradhan was assassinated here in October 2002 after being implicated in an assassination attempt on the head of the GNLF, and is commemorated by a small shrine on the spot where he was gunned down.

Day 5: Departure to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri / Bagdogra

Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Nearly 100 kilometers 3 Ѕ hours drive – Forwarding Journey.

 

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