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Glimpses of Darjeeling and Gangtok 7D/6N

West Bengal, Darjeeling
INR 12,660.00
Holiday Overview

Beautiful lakes, scenic colonial towns, tribal life, steaming thupkas & infinite monasteries. Darjeeling & Gangtok is one of the most beautiful regions of India. Darjeeling is famous for its tea, made worldwide popular by the brew & on the other hand Gangtok cover up with clouds & mountains. Also day excursion from Darjeeling is Mirik which is famous spot for its climate, natural beauty & easy accessibility.

START POINT NJP RAILWAY STATION / BAGDOGRA AIRPORT
END POINT NJP RAILWAY STATION / BAGDOGRA AIRPORT
TRIP GRADE MODERATE
Holiday Highlights
  • Tiger Hill Sunrise Point, Batasia Loop & Ghoom Monastery
  • Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Mirik excursion & Pashupatinath Market (Indo-Nepal Border)
  • Monasteries and Orchids in Gangtok
  • Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Tashi View Point, Bakthang Falls
  • Tsongmo Lake & Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial
Getting There
By Air

Bagdogra Airport is the nearest air connection which is 96 kilometres away from Darjeeling.

By Rail

The Darjeeling railway station is administered by the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR). The nearest railway station in Darjeeling is at New Jalpaiguri (62 kilometres from the main town).

By Road

There are regular bus services from Siliguri (which is approximately 70 kilometres away) from Darjeeling.


Day 1
Arrival at NJP Rly Station / Bagdogra Airport

On arrival at IXB Airport / NJP Railway Station you will be greeted by our local Representative who will transfer you to Darjeeling. Check in at hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Meals - No Meals
Day 2
Darjeeling Local Tour

Early in the morning at 04:00 AM, will visit 3 points – Tiger Hill Sunrise Point, Batasia Loop & Ghoom Monastery. After Breakfast, local tour in Darjeeling of 7 points covering Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tea Garden (Outer View), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Center (Closed on Sunday), Peace Pagoda & Japanese Temple. Evening is leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3
Darjeeling - Mirik - Darjeeling

Day excursion trip to Mirik from Darjeeling to Mirik 49 km, this place surrounded by lush green and in centre a beautiful lake with boating place, & then proceed to Pashupatinath Market (Indo-Nepal Border), (Extra vehicle charges will be applicable for Nepal Border to Pashupati Market), after that return to Darjeeling. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 4
Darjeeling - Gangtok

After Breakfast, drive to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Gangtok is also a resting ground for people traveling to North Sikkim. Surrounded by Monasteries and Orchids, Gangtok is truly a traveler’s delight. Check in at hotel. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 5
Gangtok Sightseeing

After Breakfast, local city tour of Gangtok visit Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Tashi View Point, Bakthang Falls, Handicraft Centre, Flower Show, Enchey Monastery, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology & Dodurl Chorten. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6
Tsongmo Lake & Baba Mandir

Day excursion trip of Tsongmo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial (13200 ft) 52 kms from Gangtok city. Overnight stay at Gangtok.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 7
Departure from Gangtok

Morning post breakfast you will be greeted by our local Representative who will transfer you to IXB Airport / NJP Railway Station for your onward journey.

Meals - Breakfast
Dates
Tour Validity Valid From Valid Upto
Validity 01/07/2017 31/12/2018
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Prices
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Accommodation Options
Destination Standard Deluxe Super Deluxe
Darjeeling
  • Budget hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
Gangtok
  • Budget hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
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Whats Included
  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • Accommodation in well appointed rooms
  • Welcome drink on arrival at Hotel
  • Meals inclusive of Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • All transportation by Indigo/similar car for 02 -03 Pax & Xylo/Innova/similar for 04-06 Pax
  • All Sightseeing & Transportation as per the Itinerary, inclusive of all toll, taxes and driver allowances.
Whats Excluded
  • Air fare / train fare.
  • Guide, camera charges & Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as meals, tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, Insurance etc.
  • Supplement will be applicable for Single occupancy.
  • Any other item not specified in the Package Inclusions.
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
Cancellation Policy
  • Advance money (25% of the package cost) is non refundable.
  • 30% of the total package cost will be charged if cancelation is done between 15 to 7 days before arrival
  • 50% of the total package cost will be charged if cancelation is done between 7 to 1 days before arrival
  • No refund will be entertained in case of tour canceled after it starts.
  • No refund will be entertained if the tour is canceled due to bad weather, civil / political disturbance, or anything beyond human control. But there will be full co-operation from the entire team to make an alternate arrangement in such cases.
Terms and Conditions

Standard Terms & Conditions:

  • Packages are valid up to 31st Dec 2018 ** (Except Long Weekend) **
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
  • Vehicle and Transportation will be as per itinerary only and not at disposal.
  • Refund on cancellation depends upon the above cancellation policy.
  • The Seller Reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice.
  • Supplementary charges will apply for booking falling during Long weekends, Public Holidays and Festival time such as Diwali, Christmas & New Year period.
  • Holidaymine and its suppliers will assist you to the best of their ability with any Query, clarification, changes or customizations – prior to conforming the booking. Your confirmation of this package and included hotels indicate that you have read and understood the following
  • Itinerary and holiday plan
  • Holiday Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Cancellation policy and Terms & Conditions
  • Agree to the hotels offered and accepted their service quality.
  • In event of any changes done in Hotels or Room Categories or any Deviation is taken from the confirmed itinerary‚ By the Clients‛; Any expenses incurred from such changes will have to be paid in full by clients directly to local operators / Hotels / activity providers.

Extra Terms & Conditions Related to Hotel:

  • Room Heater available with an extra cost bourne by the guest directly
  • Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age proof so that it can be produced if asked by hotel.
  • A valid photo ID proof for all guests staying at the hotel is mandatory.
  • For Extra Person Sharing the Room & Child with Extra Bed, almost all the hotel of our area provides MATTRESS and ROLL OVERS as a supplement to Extra Bed.
  • In this sector almost all the hotels do not have a lift facility and in all the hotels the guest will have to climb stairs. In case if any guest is having problem of blood pressure, knee or other ailment for which they cannot climb the higher floors they will have to intimate us during the time of booking so that we can arrange rooms at the lowest floor of the hotel enabling the guest to climb the minimum number of stairs possible.
  • In a hilly area scarcity of water & electricity is a natural phenomenon. Everybody buys water for their day-to-day needs & have learnt to live even without electricity. In case of Load Shading, kindly bear with such situation. To overcome the water crisis certain hotels have fixed schedule for supplying hot & cold water. We strongly regret the inconvenience.
  • The tourism infrastructure in Sikkim & Darjeeling is not very advanced & one should not expect and match it with the plains & other developed destinations

Extra Terms & Conditions Related to Transport, Vehicles

  • All transfers and sightseeing will in exclusive vehicles.
  • Vehicle up gradation is possible by paying supplement amount
  • Up to 03 passengers are permitted in 01 Indica / WagonR including.
  • Up to 08 passengers are permitted in 01 Sumo / Max including child.
  • Up to 06 passengers are permitted in 01 Innova / Scorpio / Xylo including child.
  • If in case the number of heads increases, then the guest will need to opt for an additional vehicle.
  • By paying supplements up gradation to higher category of hotels is possible.
  • Guests opting for Innova / Xylo / Scorpio are requested to travel with light and minimum of one piece baggage per person. In case of excess baggage the guest will have to opt for an extra vehicle for carrying excess baggage for which the cost will be borne by guest directly.
Areas Covered

Darjeeling  -  Nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky, Darjeeling is fondly called "Queen of the Hills". Darjeeling is famous for its beautiful tea gardens, waterfalls,rhododendrons and the cute Himalayan toy train negotiating its way through the mountains.

Gangtok -  Gangtok is a bustling, friendly hill station, and the capital of the Himalayan state of Sikkim. It is an organised and beautifully maintained city. Gangtok is known as the Switzerland of the east.

Shopping And Entertainment

No holiday is complete without taking back souvenirs and there is plenty you can take back from Sikkim apart from memories of a great holiday! Shopping can be a real wholesome experience for the tourists visiting Sikkim.


Gangtok- The capital is a major shopping hub in this state. Shopping in Gangtok is all about buying masks, footwear, carpets, handicrafts and other trinkets in the souvenir shops strewn along Mahatma Gandhi Marg. The main shopping areas in Gangtok are the Old market, New market and Lal market. Also look out for the traditional items like thangkas or religious scrolls and choktsees or collapsible wooden tables with intricate local Tibetan designs.


Darjeeling- Is another important hub for shopaholics. The well-known shopping places in Darjeeling are at Chowrasta. The shops here sell ethnic knick-knacks. The Hayden Hall is another place where you can look for the exclusive Tibetan carpets. Shop at Manjusha Emporium which has a good collection of Himalayan handicraft, silk and handloom products. The woolen garments can be bought from the markets on Hill Cart road. The Darjeeling tea with its exotic taste and aroma is without a doubt a must bring back home.

Money- The currency of India is Indian Rupees (INR). The currency exchange departments are present in almost every Indian city. You can also exchange your currency in 5 star and 4 star hotels, no other currency is valid except for Indian currency (INR).


Best Time to Visit- The weather in Sikkim is pleasing during the months of March and June when the flowers are in bloom, or between October and mid-December when clear views of the Himalayan peaks are guaranteed. July to September brings monsoon showers and occasionally heavy rains.

Best Time to Visit - March to Mid June & October to December is the best time to visit Darjeeling.

Travel Kit- Except for special occasions, dress is informal. Carry a warm sweater or jacket for mornings and evenings throughout winter and early springs. An umbrella offers the best protection from monsoon rains. In the winter an anorak is often quite useful to wear over a fleece or woolen layer.


Drugs- Heavy penalties including imprisonment for possession of narcotic drugs.
Temple Codes- The Sikkim culture is quite conservative. At the monasteries, women should avoid wearing shorts and skimpy tops; likewise, men should wear trousers and shirts at monasteries.


Smoking- Smoking is banned in public places.


Sikkim Festivals - The fairs and festivals in Sikkim are celebrated according to Buddhist calendar. During these festivals the people of Sikkim perform colorful dance and music. Religious festivals in Sikkim are famous for "mask dances" performed by lamas (monks) in the gompa (temple).Costumed lamas wearing gaily-painted masks, ceremonial swords and sparkling jewels leap and swing to the sound of resounding drums, trumpeting horns and religious chanting. Saga Dawa is a very auspicious day for the Mahayana Buddhists. On this day people go to monasteries to offer butter lamps and worship. Phang Lhabsol is a festival unique to Sikkim. It is celebrated to offer thanks to Mount Kanchendzonga, the guardian deity of Sikkim and to Yabdu, the supreme commander. Dasain the biggest and most important festival of the Hindu-Nepali population is celebrated in September - October. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Tyohar (Deepavali) the festival of lights is celebrated 10 days after Dasain.

Darjeeling Festivals - The major religious festivals of Darjeeling are Dashain (Durga Puja), Tihar (Diwali) & Christmas. The diverse ethnic populace of the town celebrates several local festivals. The Lepchas and Bhutias celebrate New Year in January, while Tibetans celebrate their New Year, Losar, in February–March. The birthday of the Buddha is celebrated in mid-June with processions. Darjeeling Carnival, initiated by a civil society movement known as The Darjeeling Initiative, is a ten-day carnival held every year during the winter with portrayal of the Darjeeling Hill's musical and cultural heritage as its central theme.

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