Darjeeling is the name of a town as well as a district in the West Bengal state of India. Both the town and the district is famous as one of the most important tourist destinations in the country. Darjeeling is famous throughout the world for the tea it grows and the great view of Kanchenjunga range of mountains that it offers. It is also known for its richness in cultural & natural heritage and the famous toy train that has been declared a UN heritage. The district covering about 1144 sq km, attracts millions of tourists every year for the variety of attractions it offers.
Best time to visit Darjeeling:
Janury to july,September to December.
Day 1-Transfer Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) to Gangtok – the land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the Mount Everest.On the way sightseeing Mirik,Pasupati market.Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 2-Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing (Half Day): Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to 8000 feet / 2440 meters to Tiger Hill- On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop – Back to hotel for break fast – After breakfast next round of sightseeing(Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area – Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 3-Departure – Gangtok to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB): Nearly 120 kilometers 5 hours drive – Forwarding Journey.