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Tour Details

 Durations : 3 Night / 4 Days
Njp Railway Station / (Ixb) Bagdogra Airport- Kalimpong (01 Night) - Darjeeling (02 Night) - Njp Railway Station/ (Ixb) Bagdogra Airport
 
 Tour Itinerary

Day 01 :
Arrival Njp Station / (Ixb) Bagdogra Airport - Kalimpong
On arrival at NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport, (500Ft / 150Mts) you will be met by our office Executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Kalimpong (3937 Ft / 1200 Mts, 75 Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs). Check in & over night at Hotel.
(Dinner at Kalimpong Hotel)

Day 02 :
Kalimpong - Darjeeling
Today after Breakfast visit Dello hills, Dr. Graham’s Home, Flower Nurseries, Jang-Dong-Palriffo Brang and Durbin Dara Hills. Transfer to Darjeeling (7380 Ft / 2250 Mts, 70 Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs), Overnight at Hotel.
(Breakfast at Kalimpong & Dinner at Darjeeling Hotel)

DAY 03 :
Darjeeling
Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (8364 Ft / 2550 Mts at around 4 AM) to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast go for a half-day sight seeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & Tea Estate. Overnight at Hotel.
(Breakfast & Dinner at Darjeeling Hotel)

Day 04 :
Darjeeling - Njp Railway Station / (Ixb) Bagdogra Airport
Transfer to NJP Railway Station / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport (110 Kms / 03 to 04 Hrs) for your onward connection.
(Breakfast at Darjeeling Hotel)

 
 Package Price
Rs. 15,700/- *
USD 299.333/- *
EUR 225.817/- *
GBP 184.057/- *
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 Destination

Kalimpong
A sweet little town with a market place quite like that of a not-so-touristy hill station, at first sight, Kalimpong doesn't seem like your usual holiday destination. But look closer: mingle a bit with a local chaiwala, get into conversations with a homebound wayfarer and you might see another side of Kalimpong reveal itself, vying for your attention and waiting for you to discover it.

Rolling foothills, dark green valleys, and a rich history, Kalimpong has fast become a must-visit destination in Sikkim. Imbibing a melange of cultural identities, Kalimpong is best discovered at its beautiful churches, monasteries, and temples. But if stone structures fail to fascinate you, we recommend getting into your sneakers, getting out of your hotel, and traipsing the first mountain trail you feel like. Expect astounding countryside views, untouched flora, unseen fauna, and surroundings divine. Kalimpong may be a lesser-known hill-spot, but once you're there, you know it's best the way it is now.

Places to See
Kalimpong isn't anything more than a place to run away from Darjeeling's tourist-cluttered roads and attractions. However, you can spend a lazy evening walking up to the in-house Catholic Church, and the nearby monastery called Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang (one of the longest names for a monastery we've ever heard). The views from the top of the monastery are breathtaking.

Food
China Garden, a little restaurant situated close to the bus stand dishes out the best Chinese in town. It's a must visit. In addition, you'll find a number of wayside eateries and hawkers selling momos and other common Chinese dishes.
Buy aged cheese from Kalimpong to take home. It's really tasty.

Shopping
Wall-hangings, statues, porcelain products, crystal souvenirs, gifts, Tibetan masks, and many other kinds of souvenirs can be bought from the local bazaar. Bargain well! Just a little ahead from the main street is a wholesale market, where the prices you'll get are fair and far better than you'll get anyplace else.

What to pack:
A good pair of shoes, mild sunscreen (15+ SPF), cold cream, a pullover/wind-cheater, and a raincoat

Main Languages:
Nepali, English, Bengali, Hindi

When to go:
The weather in Kalimpong is awesome all year round. However March to mid June (springtime) and September to December (post monsoon) is the time, things at this town are at their best.

Local transport:
Mini-coaches and taxis are readily available.

Altitude:
1,250 metres above sea level

Darjeeling
Right at the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling was once nothing more than a pensioner's paradise. Today, it attracts those who wish to experience life as it once was before modernization completely overtook India by storm. Needless to say, this beautiful hill town has always been a haven for lovers. Every year, couples travel and book themselves in cozy cottages to enjoy some private time away from the city, and erstwhile travelers go soul searching in the hills, tired of their routines. While most popular activities in Darjeeling are always concentrated on trekking, camping and bird watching, there is a sudden surge in the number of travellers who are tiring of the old world charm of drinking tea on the porch and are rushing into for some more activities. After all, there's got to be something other than tea gardens, right? Well, of course!

White water rafting, though relatively new, is fast becoming the most popular activity in Darjeeling. Unmatched in thrill and action, this is the best way to experience the rush of cascading headlong in to the furious waters of the Teesta and Rangeet rivers. The rapids are the latest craze among old and young alike and something you must try regardless of whether you can swim or not. The cold rivers of the upper Himalayas are known to be the best for water sports and these staircase rapids are known to challenge both your body and mind. The rivers cut across rocky banks, crevices and falls, spraying white foam and soaking you to the bone in spine tingling chill water straight from the mountains - what could possibly be better on a mild summer day in the hills? The freshness of water, the air and the fragrance of deodars is enough to intoxicate you with nature.

For those who are yearning to explore the countryside, there are plenty of trails that you will love trekking along. While mountaineering might suit only a select few, trekking is a sport that can be enjoyed by one and all, regardless of age. You can climb up the alpine forests of rhododendron, magnolias, spruce and orchid, and quietly watch wildlife living unperturbed by civilization. Tiger Hills, the highest point, a short drive away from the town is ideal for hiking and trekking through the day. You will love the view of Mount Everest from here. If you want to couple it with a little bit of spirituality, stop at Ghoom, a small hilly locality nearby. The Ghoom monastery is one of the oldest monasteries and is home to the Maitreya Buddha. Relax, find yourself a quiet corner and spend the afternoon reveling in solitude and peace. Meditate and watch the sun set over the hills, bathing the evening in ethereal light. A perfect way to end your day is to take the toy train and slowly watch the hills pass by as the train chugs through the mountainside. It is here that you realize the big picture doesn't matter, because in Darjeeling you have just stepped on the straight road to happiness.

 
 Package Inclusion
  • Meet & Greet upon arrival at Airport / NJP Station
  • AC Innova / Scorpio on disposal from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • No Change in Vehicle for Sightseeing like Gangtok Local, Tshangu Lake, Lachung, Lachen, Pelling (Subjected to road condition).
  • Chocolate Box on Arrival per Car
  • 01 Bottle of Packed Drinking Water Per Person per Day
  • Welcome Drink at Hotel on Arrival (Non- Alcoholic)
  • Complimentary Cable Car Ride at Gangtok for 20 Minutes (Subjected to Operational Condition)
  • Complimentary Joy Train Ride at Darjeeling for 02 Hours (Subjected to Operational Condition)
  • Services of a File Handling Executive (FHE) exclusively appointed from the time of Arrival to Departure.
 
 Remarks
  • All prices quoted per person on twin sharing basis in Indian Rupees. Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time. Rates valid for Indian Nationals only
  • Rates subject to change without notice depending on currency fluctuation.
  • Rates are based on Standard category of rooms.
  • Rates not valid during conventions and special events.
  • In case carrier is Air Asia, package price does not include charges for checked baggage and meals.
 

Destination Information

ABOUT THE TERRITORY:
The Goodly Religion or Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. The state borders Nepal to the west, Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China to the north and east, and Bhutan to the southeast. The state of West Bengal borders Sikkim to its south. Sikkim is nonetheless geographically diverse due to its location in the Himalayas. The climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine. Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim's border with Nepal. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination, owing to its culture, scenery and biodiversity. It also has the only open border between India and China. GANGTOK is the capital of the city.

Sikkim's economy is largely dependent on agriculture and tourism, and the state has the fourth-smallest GDP among Indian states, although it is also among the fastest growing.

RELIGION:
HINDUISIM has been the state's major religion since the arrival of the Nepalis. The total population is now adherents of the religion. Sikkim's second-largest religion is Buddhism. Sikkim has 75 monasteries, the oldest dating back to the 1700s.

CHRISTIANS in Sikkim are mostly descendants of the Lepcha people who were converted by British missionaries in the late 19th century, and constitute around 6.6% of the population. Other religious minorities include Muslims of Bihari ethnicity and Jains, who account for roughly 1% each. The traditional religions of the native Sikkimese account for much of the remainder of the population. Although tensions between the Lepchas and the Nepalese escalated during the merger of Sikkim with India in the 1970s, there has never been any major degree of communal religious violence, unlike in other Indian states.

Moreover, Buddhism is the most predominant religion at Sikkim. The Bhutia and the Tibetans at Sikkim generally follow the Buddhist cult. The Sikkimese follow the Tibetan Buddhism, which is divided into Red and Yellow Sects. The Red Sect Buddhism in Sikkim includes the Nyingma, Sakya and Kargya lineages; whereas the Yellow Sect in Sikkim implies Gelugpa lineage. These sects comprise an integral part of religion in Sikkim and are marked by different religious practices and the rituals performed by them.

Hinduism is another predominating religion at Sikkim. In Sikkim, we find the Nepali Hindu cult, which calls for a lot of festivities and rituals. The Nepali Hinduism is an orthodox cult of Hinduism. As a result, the society in Sikkim shows a strong Hindu flavor: the predominance of caste system is one of the chief attributes of Hinduism.

Beside Buddhism and Hinduism, we also come across a number of other religions in Sikkim. Among the other religion in Sikkim are:

  • Islam
  • Sikhism
  • Christianity
All the religion clubbed together constitutes the society of Sikkim.

CULTURE:
The Nepalese majority of Sikkim celebrates all major Hindu festivals, including Diwali and Dussera. Traditional local festivals, such as Maghe Sankranti and Bhimsen Puja, are also popular. Losar, Loosong, Saga Dawa, Lhabab Duechen, Drupka Teshi and Bhumchu are among the Buddhist festivals celebrated in Sikkim. During the Losar (Tibetan New Year), most offices and educational institutions are closed for a week. Sikkimese Muslims celebrate Eid ul-Fitr and Muharram. Christmas has also been promoted in Gangtok to attract tourists during the off-season

Communities, Culture, Religions and Customs of different hues intermingle freely here in Sikkim to constitute a homogeneous blend.

The "ruling" family is of Tibetan origin. Sikkim was a dependency of Tibet until the British Government in India established its protectorate in 1890. In 1974 Sikkim was merged with India, and became India's 22d state.

The people of Sikkim are simple and friendly with natural gaiety. The customs and rituals of Sikkim are as diverse as the ethnic that inhabit the land. The predominant communities are the LEPCHAS, BHUTIAS, NEPALESE and smaller proportions of LIMBUS.

All communities live in perfect harmony sharing each other's culture, ethos, and traditions with the result there is now a Sikkimese culture, which is composite of all the three prominent communities. Most of the people speak Nepali, which is also the state language. It is the harmony of the place that provides justification to the name of the state derived form "Sukhim", meaning "happy home, a place of peace".

CLIMATE:
Sikkim's climate ranges from sub-tropical in the south to tundra in the northern parts. The tundra-type region in the north is clad by snow for four months every year, and the temperature drops below 0 °C (32 °F) almost every night. The peaks of northwestern Sikkim are perpetually frozen. Most of the inhabited regions of Sikkim, however, experience a temperate climate, with the temperatures seldom exceeding 28 °C in summer or dropping below 0 °C (32 °F) in winter; the mean monthly summer temperature is 15 °C. The state has five seasons: winter, summer, spring, autumn, and a monsoon season between June and September. The average annual temperature for most of Sikkim is around 18 °C

LANGUAGE:
It is traditionally accepted that the Lepchas are the autochthonous tribe of Sikkim. After them came the Bhutias, from Tibet, followed by the Nepalese and finally the Indian business community from the plains.
Nepalese is the lingua franca of Sikkim, while Bhutia and Lepcha are spoken in certain areas. English and Hindi are also spoken and understood in most of Sikkim. Other languages include Dzongkha, Groma, Gurung, Limbu, Magar, Majhi, Majhwar, Nepal Bhasa, Rai, Sikkimese, Sherpa, Sunuwar, Tamang, Thulung, Tibetan, and Yakha.
THE LEPCHAS:
The original inhabitants of Sikkim are said to be Lepchas. They existed much before the Bhutias and Nepalese migrated to the state. Before adopting Buddhism or Christianity as their religion, the earliest Lepcha settlers were believers in the bone faith or mune faith. This faith was basically based on spirits, good and bad. They worshipped spirits of mountains , rivers and forests which was but natural for a tribe that co-existed so harmoniously with the rich natural surroundings. The Lepcha (Zongu) folklore is rich with stories. The Lepcha population is concentrated in the central part of the Sikkim. This is the area that encompasses the confluence of Lachen and Lachung rivers and Dickchu.
THE NEPALESE:
The Nepalese appeared on the Sikkim scene much after the Lepchas & Bhutias. They migrated in large numbers and soon became the dominant community. The Nepalese now constitute more than 80 % of the total population. The Nepali settlers introduced the terraced system of cultivation. Cardamom was an important cash crop introduced by the Nepalese. Except for the Sherpas & Tamangs who are Buddhists, the Nepalese are orthodox Hindus with the usual caste system.
THE BHUTIAS:
They are the people of Tibetan origin. They migrated to Sikkim perhaps somewhere after the fifteenth century through the state of Sikkim. In Northern Sikkim, where they are the major inhabitants, they are known as the Lachenpas and Lachungpas. The language spoken by the bhutias is Sikkimese. Bhutia villages are as large as those compared to those of Lepchas. A Bhutia house called "Khin" is usually of rectangular shape.

CUISINE OF SIKKIM:
Noodle-based dishes such as thukpa, chowmein, thanthuk, fakthu, gyathuk and wonton are common in Sikkim. Momos, steamed dumplings filled with vegetables, buff (buffalo meat) or pork and served with a soup, are a popular snack. Beer, whiskey, rum and brandy are widely consumed. Sikkim has the third-highest per capita alcoholism rate amongst all Indian states, behind Punjab and Haryana

The dietary-culture of this region is mostly reflected in the pattern of food production. Depending on the altitudinal variation, finger millet, wheat, buckwheat, barley, vegetable, potato, soybeans, etc. are grown. Some of the common traditional cuisine with their food recipes has been presented for introduction of dietary culture of the Sikkim Himalayas, as well as for product diversification.

The cuisine is also incorporated with Dals (lentils), fresh vegetables, bamboo shoots, wild flowers, mushrooms and nettle leaves. Talking about non-vegetarian food, beef, pork and fish are relishing items. The main thing about the cuisine of Sikkim is that it materialized under the changing needs, geographical compulsions and cultural contact of the adjoining countries. Sikkim cuisine demonstrates the good sense of the residents, who took only those styles and methods from other cultures, which helped their mode of life, maintaining their own distinctive cuisine.

TOUR ATTRACTIONS:
Sikkim, the land of beautiful scenic views has unlimited reasons to attract tourists from all over the world. Lovely Monasteries, temples, stupas and lush greenery catch everybody's attention. Some of the major attractions of Sikkim are Orchid Sanctuary, Yumthang Valley, Pemayangste Monastery, Rumtek Monastery, Pelling, Khecheopari Lake, Yuksom, Namchi, Tashding, Dudbi Monastery and not to forget the adventure sports, waiting for you to explore every aspect of Sikkim.
The tourists thronging the culturally and biologically rich state of Sikkim can include the following famous destinations in their tour itinerary. Some attractions are following below:

  • MONASTERIES
  • YUKSOM & THE DZONGRI TRAIL
  • TESTA RIVER RAFTING
  • FLORA & FUNNA SANCTUARIES
  • NATHU LA PASS
  • THE OLD SILK ROUTE

Rather than some other places need to visit at Sikkim as like , CHANGU LAKE , YUNTHANG VALLEY , RUNGTEK MONESTRY etc .

The beautiful state of Sikkim, famous for its flora which is in full bloom during March-May offers around 600 species of orchids, 240 species of trees, 150 varieties of gladioli, 46 types of rhododendrons along with a variety of magnolias and many other foliage plants. Orchids, Gladioli, Roses, Cacti, Alpine Plants, Creepers, Climbers, Ferns and Herbs are the main flowers, which displays in the flower show. Seminars and lectures organized by experts also can be attained in the show.

CONCLUSION:
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Cost and Dates

Package Type: Price Per Person on Twin Sharing
Rs. 15,700/- *
USD 299.333/- *
EUR 225.817/- *
GBP 184.057/- *
Validity: Valid upto - June 30, 2012
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