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4 Days / 3 Nights

Darjeeling means “abode of God” is an ideal getaway for every tourist. Enveloped in captivating natural beauty, panoramic view, view of the mighty Kanchenjunga, enjoying the picturesque Joy ride, excellent weather, scented pines, and golden brew, or the very famous Darjeeling tea .

HISTORY

The history of Darjeeling is intertwined with that of Sikkim, Nepal, British India, and Bhutan. Until the early 19th century, the hilly area around Darjeeling was controlled by the Kingdom of Sikkim with the settlement consisting of a few villages of the Lepcha, and Kirati people. The Chogyal of Sikkim had been engaged in unsuccessful warfare against the Gurkhas of Nepal. The territory of Darjeeling and its history goes on back to the ancient Yakthung Laje Limbuwan kingdom. After the Treaty of Sugauli in 1816 CE between the Gurkha king and the East India Company, Darjeeling was ceded to Sikkim through British India.

GEOGRAPHY

Darjeeling is the main town of the Sadar subdivision and also the headquarters of the district. It is located at an elevation of 2,000 m (6,700 ft) in the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region on the Darjeeling-Jalapahar range that originates in the south from Ghum. The range is Y-shaped with the base resting at Katapahar and Jalapahar and two arms diverging north of the Observatory Hill. The hills of Darjeeling are part of the Lesser Himalaya. The soil is chiefly composed of sandstone and conglomerate formations, which are the solidified and upheaved detritus of the great range of Himalaya.

CLIMATE

The highest rainfall occurs in July.The heavy and concentrated rainfall that is experienced in the region, aggravated by deforestation and haphazard planning, often causes devastating landslides, leading to loss of life and property. Though not very common, the city receives snow at least once during the three winter months of December, January and February.

ECONOMY

The two most significant contributors to Darjeeling's economy are tourism and the tea industry. Darjeeling tea, due to the unique agro-climatic co The tea industry has faced competition in recent years from tea produced in other parts of India as well as other countries like Nepal. nditions of Darjeeling, has a distinctive natural flavour, is internationally reputed and recognised as a geographical indicator.

TOURISM

Tourist inflow into Darjeeling had been affected by the political instability in the region, and agitations in the 1980s and 2000s hit the tourism industry hard. However, since 2012, Darjeeling has once again witnessed a steady inflow of both domestic and international tourists. Presently, around 50,000 foreign and 500,000 domestic tourists visit Darjeeling each year, and its repute the "Queen of the Hills" remains unaltered.

TRANSPORT

arjeeling can be reached by the 88 km (55 mi) long Darjeeling Himalayan Railway from New Jalpaiguri, or by National Highway 55, from Siliguri, 77 km (48 mi) away . Bus services and hired vehicles connect Darjeeling with Siliguri and Darjeeling has road connections with Bagdogra, Gangtok and Kathmandu and the neighbouring towns of Kurseong and Kalimpong The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport, located 90 km (56 mi) from Darjeeling. Within the town, people usually traverse by walking. Residents also use two-wheelers and hired taxis for travelling short distances.

CULTURE

The culture of Darjeeling is diverse and includes a variety of indigenous practices and festivals as mentioned above. Many of the Nepali Hindus, as well as the various Buddhist and other ethnic groups such as the Lepchas, Bhutias, Kiranti Limbus, Tibetans, Yolmos, Gurungs, and Tamangs, have their own distinct languages and cultures and yet share a largely harmonious co-existence.

CUISINE

Due to the varied mix of cultures in Darjeeling, the local and ethnic food of Darjeeling is also quite varied. Rice, noodles, and potatoes seem to make up the dominant part of the cuisine partly due to the cold climate. The most popular local snack food are Momos, which are steamed flour dumplings with meat or vegetables fillings served piping hot with a side of clear soup and hot homemade tomato sauce. Locals love Aloo Dom (spicy steamed potato curry) and various versions of it are served. For example, they add Wai Wai Mimi instant noodles over a bowl of Aloo Dom and call it Aloo Mimi . Alcoholic beverages include Tongba, Jnaard and Chhaang, variations of a local beer made from fermenting finger millet.

Day 1
NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport - Darjeeling
Day 01:NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport - Darjeeling (75 Kms. / 3 Hrs.) Meet and Greet on arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/ Bagdogra International Airport and transfer to Darjeeling (6,950 Ft.). On arrival check-in to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 2
Darjeeling Full Day Sightseeing with Tiger Hill
Day 02: Darjeeling Full Day Sightseeing with Tiger Hill Early morning (4:00 AM) visit Tiger Hill (Subject to availability of Permit / Token) and then back to hotel. After breakfast, starting at 8.30 AM, visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Ropeway, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Japanese Temple, Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 3
Excursion to Mirik (49 Kms. / 2½ Hrs. one-way)
Day 03: Excursion to Mirik (49 Kms. / 2½ Hrs. one-way) After breakfast start for a full day excursion trip to Mirik (4,902 ft.), which is a small picturesque hill station with a beautiful lake surrounded by forested hills on all sides with the back drop of Mt Kanchenjunga. The road runs through some fascinating tea gardens, Orange Orchards, Cardamom plantations and pine forests. Visit Sumendu Lake, which is famous for it being one of the best man-made lakes. Enjoy horse ride and boating at the lake site on direct payment basis. On the way back to Darjeeling return via Pasupati Market, which is situated in Indo-Nepal border (Extra vehicle charges will be applicable for Nepal Border to Pasupati Market on direct payment basis). Evening back to hotel. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 4
Darjeeling - NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport (75 Kms. / 3 Hrs.)
Day 04: Darjeeling - NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport (75 Kms. / 3 Hrs.) After breakfast Checkout from hotel and take, the departure transfers to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/ Bagdogra International Airport for your onward journey.

Price Includes:

    • Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis. 
    • Meal Plan (as per mentioned above.
    • Exclusive Non-a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
    • Please brief to guest that vehicle will not be at disposal it will be available to guest as per itinerary only (point to point basis).
    • All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary). 
    • Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only. 
    • 5% GST inclusive**.

Price Excludes:

    • Air Fare / Train fare. 
    • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), Ropeway, porterage. 
    • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary. 
    • Entrance Fees & Guide charges. 
    • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot). 
    • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure. 
    • Room Heater Charges. 
    • Insurance. 
    • Anything which is not included in the inclusion.

Cancellation Advance:

  • Cancellation policy is subject to property and it will be offered to guest at the time of booking.

Cancellation penality:

  • Cancellation policy is subject to property and it will be offered to guest at the time of booking.

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