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The Queen of the Hills Darjeeling – 03 Nights & 04 Days

Bagdogra - Gangtok
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Duration

03 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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HIGHLIGHTS

Itinerary

Day 1

Bagdogra/NJP - Darjeeling 93 kms / 3 hours approx.

Assistance at the airport/railway station on arrival and drive to Darjeeling.

DARJEELING

Standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134m, ‘Dorje Ling’, or place of the Thunderbolt, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks, with the Kanchendzonga rising higher than all the others. Often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills”, it remains just as alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. Surrounded by World Famous Tea Gardens and snow capped mountains, Darjeeling remains one of the most exotic destinations. Graeme Westlake in his book ‘An introduction to hill stations on India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Darjeeling

Early morning visit Tiger Hill (Subject to availability of Permission/ coupons) to see a beautiful sunrise and Himalayan Range like Kanchandzonga, Mount Everest etc. One can see the horizon changing colors just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden.

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour visiting Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(closed on Thursday) which was started by Tenzing Norgay after he climbed Mt. Everest, Zoological Park(closed on Thursday), Tibetan Refugee Centre(closed on Sunday), Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock, Tea Estate(from outside), Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 3

Darjeeling

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for excursion to Mirik Lake.

Mirik Lake: It is newly started hill station in West Bengal and situated 48 kms west of Darjeeling near Nepal border with a facility of boating at Mirik lake which is 1.25 kms long, it is a semi-artificial lake. Drive from Darjeeling to Mirik is via natural forest & tea garden. The main tourist area, Krishna-Nagar, is south of the lake. A 10 minute walk takes you to Bokar Gompa, home to Mahayana monks. One can catch the sunrise and sunset from Rameetay Dara.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Darjeeling – Bagdogra/NJP.

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bagdogra/NJP in time for flight/train to onward destination.

Included/Excluded

  • All parking charges and Road taxes, toll taxes.
  • Assistance by our representatives during airport/station transfers.
  • Transportation by appropriate vehicles as per itineraries and package.
  • Accommodation at the hotels or Similar as per meal plans mentioned.
  • Any Airfare/Train fare.
  • Government Service tax as applicable.
  • Entry fees at Monuments and guide services.
  • Expenses of personal nature like medical expenses, phone calls, etc.

Tour's Location

Bagdogra - Gangtok

FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in San Francisco on Day 8 of the trip. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city!
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Los Angeles. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range?
This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.

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