• 4 Days Darjeeling Tour Extension
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4 Days Darjeeling Tour Extension

Destination to Visit:- Delhi- Bagdogra- Darjeeling

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Darjeeling Tour Extension


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  • Bagdogra
  • Darjeeling
  • New Delhi
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Day1 Delhi – Bagdogra – Darjeeling

OUR REPRESENTATIVE will receive you on arrival at the Bagdogra airport and proceed by road to Darjeeling. Reach Darjeeling and check into the hotel.

 

Years ago the mountain spurs, on the slopes of which the hill station of Darjeeling now stands, formed a part of the independent kingdom of Sikkim and was covered with dense forest. The town of Darjeeling alone now has thousands of people belonging to different creeds and races, but there were not more than two hundred inhabitants when the East India Company, which then controlled British interests in India, first came into contact with it.

 

When India became independent, Darjeeling remained a part of West Bengal. From 1986, a powerful agitation began in the Darjeeling hills seeking an independent state in the Indian Union. The agitation ended with the establishment of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council under the Chairmanship of Mr. Subash Ghissing and has been given considerable autonomy in administrative matters.

 

Darjeeling, which is internationally acclaimed as one of the best hill stations in the world, is covered with pine trees, rhododendrons, magnolias, primulas and orchids. With houses hugging the hill side are various places to visit, which are of great interest.

 

Darjeeling, which is internationally acclaimed as one of the best hill stations in the world, is covered with pine trees, rhododendrons, magnolias, primulas and orchids. With houses hugging the hill side are various places to visit, which are of great interest.

 

Overnight will be at Darjeeling.

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Day2 Darjeeling

After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing of 

 

Chowrastha: Chowrastha is the heart of the town where every visitor is seen taking a stroll and relaxing their weary heads. In the local dialect, Chowrastha means the place where four roads meet. While proceeding towards Chowrastha or the Mall the visitors have to ascend a hill full of curios, studios etc, and suddenly the visitor find himself on a huge flat platform surrounded by benches for people to sit. The view is exhilarating with the view of the Kanchenjunga standing with all its might. A walk along the Mall Road opens a beautiful view of the surrounding hills and if the time is right then rhododendrons can be seen all around.

 

Natural History Museum: Near to Chowrastha is the Museum of Natural History, containing a representative and comprehensive collection of the fauna of the region. The specimens are displayed in true to life attitudes of all birds` species, reptiles and animals found in different altitudes in the Eastern Himalayas. The butterfly and beetle section merit a special mention. 

 

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park: This is the only Zoo in the world to breed Tibetan Wolf in Captivity and the first South Asian Zoo to breed Snow Leopard and Siberian Tiger. 

 

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute: The Institute is the landmark in Darjeeling and an important center of tourist attraction. It commands a magnificent view of Kanchenjunga massif. The Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research was approached to prepare a scheme for the HMI and Arnold Glatthard, Principal of Swiss Mountaineering School, Rosenlaui, visited Darjeeling for this purpose.

 

Shrubbery Park: This beautiful park situated on the top of a hill is on the way to the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. A magnificent view of Kanchenjunga Range and Singla Valley is unforgettable. People are of the opinion that it is shaped like a ship especially "Titanic". 

 

Observatory Hill: The Hill feature above Chowrastha and a few minutes walk from the Mall Road, on which the Sacred Mahakal temple rests. Mahakal is considered as the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Adjacent to Mahakal temple is a Buddhist Shrine, manifesting the complete harmony that exists between Hinduism and Buddhism. 

 

Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway: The Darjeeling Ropeway connects Darjeeling with Bijanbari, down in the little Rangeet Valley. A monocable type, with one rope acting both as tractor and carrier, the ropeway travels at a speed of 6.5 km an hour. The 4,620 ft. span is the biggest and a record for India. From an elevation of 7,000 ft. in Darjeeling`s North Point, a bicable passenger ropeway, carrying 6 pax. at a time, in a boxed car, descends to 800 ft. at Singla. This thrilling ride is accompanied with the views of the beautiful tea gardens, which fall far below the cables, and it is a good experience. This bicable passenger-carrying ropeway is the largest of its kind in Asia. 

 

Love Road or Lover`s Road: This road has always been hidden from the eyes of the tourists and is one of the most beautiful roads especially meant for the lovers. Why do lovers go to Love Road to spend some time? Well, it`s very simple, the view from this particular road is just mind-blowing and there are fewer amounts of houses, just nature. It`s worth a visit. To reach this Love Road, one can descend from Mall Road or reach via Singamari. 

 

Overnight will be at Darjeeling.

Day3 Darjeeling

After breakfast, proceed for another day of sightseeing.

 

Lloyd`s Botanical Garden: About 15 minutes walk from Chowrastha and just below the Motor Stand is the forty-acre Lloyd Botanical Garden. Over the years plants native to Sikkim Himalayas and exotica from other parts, have been introduced. On its charming laid out terraces grow the alpine plants, arum lilies, geraniums, spectacular azaleas, tree-ferns and conifers, collected from Europe have come the hawthorn, blackberry, broom, horse, chestnut, ash, birch, lilac etc. from China and Japan, cryptomerias; plums, cherries, magnolias and maples weeping willows and deodars; from Africa, the Cape, Bulbon plants and the cypress; from America, magnolia grandiflora and jurriferus bermudiana from Australia and New Zealand, silver and black wattle, the silver oak, the blue gum and eucalyptus. The Cactii and Sacculents section is housed in a separate conservatory with 150 species on display. The varied collection of orchids has developed 50 rare varieties, the Orchidarium housing 2,500 plants. Inside the conservatory, begonias in bloom weave an attractive mosaic of multi-coloured splendour.

 

Tibetan Refugees Self-Help Centre: The Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre was started on October 1, 1959. At that time, following the dramatic escape of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, thousands of Tibetans leaving hearth and home, fled into the neighboring countries to live as free human beings. "It is no exaggeration, in fact, to say that without self-help there can be no rehabilitation, be it economic, social, psychological, cultural or spiritual. Therefore, a ten-member committee was formed in Darjeeling to organize a rehabilitation centre to be known as "Tibetan Refugees Self-Help Center".

 

Tiger Hill: The trip to the summit of the hill is through Ghoom, the highest railway station on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The elevation of Ghoom is 7,407 feet from sea level, while the altitude of the top of this hill exceeds that of Ghoom by 1,100 feet. In the fast receding glimmer of the night, the spectator finds himself standing on the mound bedewed with sparkling frost, plunged in hush and silence and steeped in frigid cold. A traveller, whose vision has not been entertained with the two sights, the Taj Mahal by moonlight and sunrise from Tiger Hill, has missed a pleasure that does not lend itself to be substituted. 

 

Tenzing and Gombu Rock: Tenzing and Gombu rock also commonly known as monkey rock" was named after late Tenzing Sherpa and Nawang Gombu respectively. It is a challenging masterpiece of nature`s oddity for the rock climbers. It is where Tenzing Sherpa climbed the Tenzing rock in the presence of Late Prime minister Jawaharlal Nerhu without a belay. 

 

Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park: Rock garden as the name suggests, is a garden fully made out of rock. It is a marvel of present day architecture. Situated at a distance of about 12 kilometers, (approx.) away from Darjeeling town and winding its way through the narrow and enthralling hilly terrain, it is a place worth a visit. Ganga Maya park situated 2 kilometers away from rock garden has a small lake at its helm, with boating facilities where one can enjoy the serene cool atmosphere of the place.

 

Batasia loop: The world famous heritage toy train (DHR) winds its way through one out of the three loops en route to Siliguri from Darjeeling at Batasia, which is very near to Ghoom railway station. Ghoom railway station is the highest railway station to be reached by a steam locomotive. This loop is perfect masterpiece of railway engineering. At the center of the loop a war memorial stands which reminds us of the Gorkha martyrs, who laid their lives protecting the sovereignty of our motherland. More info on the DHR...

 

Happy valley tea garden: Apart from tourism, Tea is the biggest industrial activity, offering the largest employment in the hills. The turnover of the Darjeeling tea industry is nearly 7.5 million USD, which is more than the money generated by tourism in the Darjeeling hills. Happy Valley Tea Garden located approximately 1 km from Darjeeling town offers the tourists an opportunity to experience the manufacturing process of the Darjeeling Tea.

 

Overnight will be at Darjeeling.

 

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Day4 Darjeeling – Bagdogra - Delhi

After breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport to take flight for Delhi. 

 

Reach Deli and as per the flight timings you will be transferred to the airport to take flight for onward journey with sweet memories of the tour.

 

TOUR ENDS!!!

 

Hello Victor,

We have successfully returned from India and are back in Texas.  I have finally downloaded my photos and I`m am thoroughly enjoying the editing process as I relive my wonderful experiences in India.  If our children had been with us, we would have stayed a month more.  My favorite thing in all of India-- more esteemed than the food, the architecture, or the religious and cultural learning--was the people.  India is its people--warm, gracious, friendly and open. 

 

I wanted to take a moment to tell you how pleased we were with everything that pertained to our trip.  The guides in each town were very knowledgeable and unique in different ways.  Some were spiritual, some political, some very worldly--regardless,  it was refreshing to go to another town and have a different perspective from each guide. 

 

We cannot say enough good things about our driver, Mr. Kulmant Singh.  As you are aware, it takes a lot of bravado and luck to get from point A to point B in India.  We are thankful we did so without incident and that we got to experience India "as close to a local experience" as possible.  I think the only way to have traveled more like an Indian would have been to put all four of us on one motorbike!

 

I cannot wait to return to India.  I would return to Varanasi to be part of the mass of humanity that lives and breathes with a city that encircles all of life.  I would return to Jodhpur and Udaipur to spend more time in the streets, the markets, and with the people of India.  I liked the smallness and openness of these cities.  (I have to admit, we gave our guides some work trying to keep up with our random wanderings down side streets and off the tourist path!)  I would return to Jaipur if only to stay at the Rambagh Palace again.  It was my favorite hotel as was the Imperial.  My husband`s favorites were the Oberoi`s in Udaipur and Agra.  The Orchard hotel was quite a surprise and we would return if only to sit and visit with the host, a most gracious man.

 

Once again, thank you for your help in preparing our trip.  I look forward to working with you again when we decide to travel to the south! 

 

Best wishes,

Stephanie Routh

Stephanie Routh

Question : Health advice for UK citizens

Vaccinations are not required when you travel in India; however anti malaria medication is strongly recommended. If you have visited or transited a yellow fever area ten days prior to your scheduled trip to India a yellow fever inoculation certificate will be mandatory. Like all tropical countries, there are precautions that need to be followed while travelling. Indian medical professionals have reputably high standards. Should you need to consult a doctor; most hotels have doctors on call. We would be happy to assist you in visiting the specialist, although appointments are likely to be limited to a certain time of the day. Should you be using prescription medicines, please carry adequate supply - what you use may not be locally available and substitutes may not be suitable. In the unlikely event of hospitalisation, primary and secondary metros offer very high standards of health care. As a primary precaution, always drink bottled water. Ensure your liquid intake is consistent throughout the day. We always recommend that you consult your personal physician prior to any travel. We advise you to consult your doctor or the British Airways Travel Clinics, allowing at least 4 weeks before the date of travel for all medical advice. Some areas including Bhutan and Nepal may be at high altitudes so please check with our staff before confirming your itinerary. You can also check health advice for UK citizens at below link: Http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/destinations/asia-(east)/india.aspx

OUR TOUR INCLUDES:

Accommodation at mentioned hotels, 

Buffet breakfasts at the hotels,

Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary, 

Ac vehicle for all transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary,

Local english speaking guides for all mentioned tours, 

Assistance at the airports on arrival / departure, 

Toy train ride experience,

Internal airfare in economy class for the sector delhi - bagdogra delhi, 

Monument entrance charges,

All applicable taxes and service charges, 

All road taxes, government taxes and driver allowances.