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Sikkim Abode of the Gods

11 Days / 10 Nights (0)
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  • North East India


Destination

Kolkata – Bagdogra- Kurseong – Darjeeling- Kalimpong – Pemayangtse – Gangtok – Kolkata

Best Time of Travel: October to May

11 Days / 10 Nights
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Trip Highlights

Sikkim is a land of rich and varied scenic beauty, magnificent mountains, eternal snows, dark forests, green fertile valleys, raging torrents and calm, placid lakes. Her magnificent variety of flora and fauna are the naturalist’s dream; the steep variations in elevation and rainfall give rise to a glorious multitude of species within a comparatively limited area. The scenic grandeur of mighty snow-capped peaks, the highest of which is the 28,162 feet – the mighty Kanchenjunga.

“Abode of the Gods” – is the right phrase for this beautiful state.

Hightlights:

Kurseong: Ambootia Tea Factory, Shiv Mandir,
Darjeeling: Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, ‘Toy Train’ Botanical Garden, Observatory Hill, Dhirdham Temple, Zoological Park.
Kalimpong: Durpin Dara Monastery,Tibetan Buddhism. Colourful Bazar.
Pemayangtse: Tashiding Monastery, Pine Forested Yaksum, Dhubdi Monastery.
Gangtok: Tashi View Point, Mt.Kanchenjunga, Do-Drul Chorten And Monastery, Institute Of Tibetology.
Kolkata: Victoria Memorial,Eden Garden, Hooghly River.

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Day Wise Plan

Day 01 : Arrive Kolkata

Welcome to India– a country where hospitality is a way of life : to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. Our representative will receive you at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and escort you to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 : Kolkata – Bagdogra – Kurseong: By flight/surface (65kms 2-3hrs drive)

Transfer to the airport to board the flight for Bagdogra, the nearest Apt. Received and transfer to Kurseong for overnight stay. After check in at hotel, later in the evening one is free to explore the local bazar of Kurseong.

Day 03 : Kurseong

Visit the renowned organic and bio-dynamic Ambootia Tea Factory- home to some of the most innovative, exclusive and expensive teas in the world. Also, visit Shiv Mandir on the tea estate set under a magnificent banyan, Rudraksh berry and orange grove. Then we have a tea tour around the estate. O/N Hotel

Day 04 : Kurseong – Darjeeling (28Kms 1-1and half hrs drive)

Breakfast at Salamander lake-between the tea gardens of Margaret Hope and Balason. This is the natural habitat to the endangered Himalayan Salamander.

After lunch drive to Darjeeling. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Darjeeling

Early morning watch the rising sun at Tiger Hill and while returning back stop at Ghoom Monastery for sightseeing and later board ‘Toy Train’ a steam locomotive for a joy ride of Darjeeling hills. Afternoon, tour of Botanical Garden, Observatory Hill, Dhirdham temple, Zoological Park.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 : Darjeeling – Kalimpong (54kms 3-3and half hrs drive)

Transfer from Darjeeling to Kalimpong. This drive is about 3 to 3 and half hours covering distance of 54 km. Kalimpong was a main trade Centre between India and Tibet t

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