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Darjeeling-Kalimpong Tour Package

DAY 1

Arrive in Darjeeling. If you reach Darjeeling in the afternoon, then after checking in to your hotel and freshening up, come up to Chowra sta Mall, sit on a peripheral bench for a while, relax & enjoy the ambience and watch the activities. Then take a stroll along the scenic Mall Road (Bhanu Sarani) and complete a circle. If you reach in the morning half or early afternoon, you will have time to walk up the Obs ervatory Hill behind the Mall and go to the famous Mahakal Temple on top and enjoy the views & sunset.

Later visit old heritage shops like Habib Mullick (on the mall), Jolly Arts (on the Mall) and few others and buy some curios or souvenirs. In the evening, stroll along Nehru road that leads down from the Mall and is lined by all kinds of shops on both sides. Have your dinner in one of the restaurants here (like Glenary's or Shangri-La).

DAY 2

Go for the early morning 3-point tour which covers famous sunrise from Tiger Hill, Old Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop where the toy train takes a dramatic loop and negotiates an altitude of over 1,000ft. You will be back to your hotel by 7:30am. Relax for a while and later take the 7-point local tour which includes Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Ropeway, Tibetan Self Help Refugee Center, Lebong Race Course, Happy Valley Tea Estate etc. This tour will take about 4 hours.

DAY 3

Take the 2-hour Toy Train Joyride from Darjeeling station in the morning. There is usually high demand for this. So book the tickets well in advance. You will enjoy the scenic vistas from the heritage train (which is now part of Unesco World Heritage sites) as you ride the steam engine driven mini train with only two coaches. In the second half, visit the Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park.

DAY 4

Take a car and make a Day trip to Mirik, enjoy the lake, do boating and some local sightseeing before returning to Darjeeling. On the way you should visit Jorpokhri (another nice place with lovely view and a water body), Simana which is a free way Indo-Nepal border with lovely views of Manebhanjan & mountains, and also Pashupati Market which is on Nepal's side and known for its electronic goods.

DAY 5

Take a car and make a day trip to Kalimpong (takes about 2.5 hours one way, so start early). Do Kalimpong local sightseeing of both east and west Kalimpong. Must see places include Deolo Hill, Dr Graham's Home which started as a Christian school for orphans, Mangal Dhham, Durpin Hill & Durpin Monastery, Cactus & Orchid nurseries, scenic army golf course, view points etc.

DAY 6

Kalimpong is a historical destination on the old silk route - It is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas at an elevation of 1243 meters / 4078 feet - Kalimpong is a hill station buzzing with colorful people with lovely orchids, Gladiolus, rarest cacti and nurseries and offers spectacular views of the Mount Kanchendzonga and its range – Kalimpong is known for its greenery and ideal location - It is ideal setting with milder climate for walks - Check into Hotel / resort – Evening free to roam around the local market or nursery - Over night stay at Kalimpong

Day 7

Sight Seeing in Kalimpong – Morning breakfast in hotel – Drive for sight seeing - Kalimpong situated on the foothills of the Himalayas is a green destination at an altitude of 1243 meters / 4078 feet - It is a historical destinations with bustling market, colorful people and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range - The scenic beauty on the way are beautiful and there are lot of shops selling antics and local handicraft worth buying – Drive for sightseeing tour through scenic road to Forest Museum (Closed On Thursday), Deolo / Dello 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

Day 8

Departure to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri - Morning breakfast – the drive is through beautiful tea garden, Lava, Forest or by national highway number 31 C along the river Teesta - Transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Nearly 105 kilometers 2 ½ - 3 hours drive – Forwarding Journey

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