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Darjeeling Weekend Tour

Paradise Unexplored / Darjeeling Weekend Tour

Darjeeling Weekend Tour

Rs.11650

per person

Darjeling, the “Queen of the Hills”, is alluring with its tiny waterfalls, little villages and a narrow gauge railway track. It is world famous for its tea gardens and snow capped mountains.

Graeme Westlake in his book ‘An introduction to hill stations on India’ refers to Darjeeling as having “A view Scarcely Unrivalled on Earth”. It is a very popular weekend getaway for travel buffs in West Bengal and around. One can explore a number of attractions like the Tiger Hill, Mirik Lake & local heritage sights during their stay at Darjeeling.

Mirik Lake is a semi-artificial lake & a 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. Tiger Hill is popular for its golden sunrise view of the Kangchenjunga early morning.

Darjeeling is also a foodie’s paradise as it offers a number of famous eateries & bakeries like the Glenary’s, Keventer’s, etc

  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable clothing. Hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
  • Include
    Breakfast
    Cost Is Per Person On A Twin Sharing Basis
    Transfers
    Standard Hotel Rooms
  • Available at an additional cost
    Tour Guide
    Hotel Room Upgrades to Deluxe, Premium and Elite Options
    Car Upgrades
    Entry Fees To Locations
1

Bagdogra/NJP – Darjeeling (93 kms, 3 hours approx)

Assistance at the airport/station on arrival and drive to Darjeeling.
2

Mirik Lake Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for an excursion to Mirik Lake. Drive from Darjeeling to Mirik is via natural forest & tea gardens. 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 or sunset from Rameetay Dara.
3

Tiger Hill & Darjeeling Sightseeing

  • Early morning to visit Tiger Hill to catch a beautiful sunrise against the Himalayan peaks like Kangchenjunga & Mount Everest. One can see the horizon changing colours just before sunrise and then the entire Himalayan range turn golden. It is truly a majestic sight. One can also catch a glimpse of the 15ft high Mythey Buddha and Ghoom Monastery on the way back from Tiger Hill.
  • After breakfast, proceed for a city tour to visit the 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.
4

Return Journey

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

Tour Location

  • Mirik Lake
  • Bokar Gompa
  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Zoological Park
  • Tibetan Refugee Centre
  • Tenzing Rock
  • Gombu Rock
  • Tea Estate (from outside)
  • Japanese Temple
  • Peace Pagoda

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