Best of West Bengal and Sikkim Tour
Places like the Tiger Hill, Rumtek Monastery, Tsonmgo Lake, Yumthang Valley and so forth have helped West Bengal and Sikkim in becoming a top tourist hotspot. Exploring the beauty of these two very splendid North East Indian hill stations is an experience of a lifetime. With Tour My India’s special North East India hill stations tour package you are tendered with an opportunity of visiting the two most famous tourist destinations – West Bengal and Sikkim. In this tour package you not only visit the popular destinations, but you also get a chance to completely soak in the culture of the two states.
Day 01: NJP Railway Station/IXB Airport – Kalimpong (About 85 km/03 hrs drive):
Upon arrival at NJP station or Bagdogra airport, our representative will meet with you and then you will leave for Kalimpong. Transfer to the hotel on arrival. Acclimatize to the weather; overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Kalimpong
After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave for sightseeing tour of Kalimpong and visit the Durpin Hill, wherein you can explore the magnificence of famous Zong Dog Palri Fo- Brang Monastery that belongs to the same Buddhist sect as the present Dalai Lama. Later, we will visit various tourist destinations like Jelapla View Point, Pine View Point, Chitra Bhanu, Kalim Temple and Dr Graham's Homes Complex. We will also take you to the Delo Hill (5556 ft), the highest point in Kalimpong. From here you can witness the entire Kalimpong, glorious Mt. Kanchenjunga, surrounding villages along with the Relli Valley on one side with the Teesta River on the other.
Return to the hotel by evening and then if you wish can explore the colorful Haat Bazzar of Kalimpong. This market is held twice in a week – Wednesdays and Saturdays. Herein you can come closer to the culture, art & crafts and the cuisine of West Bengal.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kalimpong.
Day 03: Kalimpong sightseeing – Gangtok (About 80 km/03 hrs drive)
Spend the morning at leisure. In the afternoon we will leave for Gangtok. Upon reaching, transfer to a hotel. Unwind yourself and then we will go for a sightseeing tour of Gangtok. The tour will include a visit to the Rumtek Monastery, Banjhakri Falls, Institute of Tibetology, Do-Drul-Chorten and Flower Exhibition Centre. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Gangtok (Trip to Tsonmgo Lake + Baba Mandir)
Get up early and drive to Tsonmgo Lake (12400 ft), which is located 40 km from Gangtok. Tsonmgo is about 1 km long and 15 m deep sacred lake. Later, we will pay a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, which is 16 km away from the lake.
Return to Gangtok by afternoon. For the rest of the day you are free to enjoy your own activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Gangtok –Lachen (About 122 km/06 hrs drive)
After breakfast we will drive to Lachen. En-route we will visit a numerous view points and scenic spots like Tashi View Point, Kabi Lungtsok, Naga Waterfall, and the confluence of Lachen Chu and Lachung Chu River at Chungthang. We will halt en-route for lunch and then will continue our drive to Lachen. Upon arrival, check into a hotel. Overnight stay at Lachen.
Day 06: Excursion Thangu & Chopta – Lachung
Early morning after breakfast we will go on an excursion to Thangu & Chopta Valley. Situated at an altitude of 14000 ft the place dwells in a very broad valley at the seam of the Thangu Chu, Chopta Chu & Lassur Chu. The valley is really worth visiting during June and July when the natural beauty of the place is portrayed at its best. Further in December – January you can play in the snow or can walk across the meandering frozen Chopta Rivers.
Return to Lachen for lunch. Thereafter, leave for Lachung and visit some beautiful waterfalls like Twin Waterfalls & Bhim Nala Waterfalls on the way. Upon arrival, check into a hotel for overnight stay.
Day 07: Lachung –Yumthang Excursion (24 km & 11,800 ft)
This day is dedicated to Yumthang Valley excursion. Popularly known as the Valley of Flowers, it is also a grazing pasture where villagers take their cattle during summers. (The Valley remains closed between December to March, due to heavy snow fall).
As you enter the valley, you will we come across to a breathtaking view. Yumthang is a flat grassy valley with a rivulet flowing through it. Further, lofty mountains covered with trees and vegetation on both sides add a charm to the beauty of the valley. Herein you will be greeted by a variety of flowers, especially the Himalayan Yellow Poppy that are only find in the high regions.
Return to Lachung for overnight stay. On the way back we will also visit the Hot Sulphur Spring. Upon arrival, check in to a hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure, followed by an overnight stay.
Day 08: Lachung- Gangtok (About 117km/06 hrs drive)
Drive back to Gangtok in the morning. En-route we will visit the mighty Bhim Nala (Fall) and Twin Falls. On reaching, transfer to the hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Day 09: Gangtok local sightseeing - Pelling (About 130 km/05 hrs drive)
Today we will leave for Pelling, which is located at an altitude of 6800 ft. On arrival, check into a hotel. In the afternoon we will go on a short village tour for knowing about the culture and livelihood of the villagers. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Pelling sightseeing
Morning after breakfast we will proceed on a full day sightseeing tour around Pelling covering following places of interest Rimbi waterfalls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Khangchendzonga Waterfalls, Khecheopalri lake, Darap village, Sangachoeling, Rabdentse Palace ruins, Tigjuck View point, Gayzing Bazar, Ting Ting stone, Yuksam coronation throne, Tashiding monastery, Legship’s River dam and Kirateswar mahadev Mandir. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11: Pelling - Darjeeling (About 120 km/04 hrs drive)
This morning drive to Darjeeling (7,100 ft.). The beautiful hill station of Darjeeling is nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky. It is also regarded as the Queen of the Hills and provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature. Upon reaching Darjeeling transfer to the hotel. Enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12: Darjeeling (Local City tour)
Get up early to have the glimpse of sunrise from Tiger Hill. We will be leaving the hotel really early in the morning and on reaching you can enjoy the panoramic views of sunrise from Mount Everest along with Kangchenjunga from the observation deck. Later, return to Darjeeling and on the way back we will visit Ghoom Monastery, built in 1857 by Lama Sherab Gyatso. The monastery follows the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, and here you will find a 15 ft high statue of future Buddha.
Later we will continue our drive to Darjeeling via Batasia Loop. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Fresh-n-up and have breakfast at the hotel.
Post breakfast proceed for an excursion around the hill city visiting the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. It was established in 1954 and is one of the renowned mountaineering institutes of the world. Later, we will also visit the P.N. Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Centre and Tea Garden. Return to the hotel and on the way back visit the Japanese Temple. In the evening you are free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13: Darjeeling – NJP - Bagdogra (About 90 km/03 hrs drive)
After a leisurely breakfast leave for the NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport for onward destination.
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