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North East Delight Tour Package with Kalimpong

8 Nights 9 Days with itinerary covering Darjeeling – Kalimpong – Pelling – Gangtok
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8 Nights- 9 Days

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Group Size

40 people

Languages

Bengali, English, Hindi

Our specially designed 9-day North East India tour with Kalimpong provides an unforgettable vacation. This tour takes you to the best hill towns in the Northeast, including Gangtok, Pelling, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong. Enjoy views of Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak, and a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway route, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Times To Travel offers the best Northeast India tours, from adventure to immersive experiences. Your Northeast India with Kalimpong tour will be smooth and enjoyable thanks to assisted transfers, meals, comfortable accommodations, and sightseeing tours.

Note: This is only a suggested itinerary; we tailor the tour packages to your specific requirements. If there is a change, please contact us.

 

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Highlights

  • Enjoy Tiger Hill's sunset views of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • Take a ride on the Darjeeling Ropeway.
  • Explore Pelling's attractions.
  • Visit the markets and go sightseeing in Gangtok
  • Yak ride at Tsomgo Lake and visit to Baba Mandir
  • visiting Pelling's Khecheopalri Lake and Rimbi Waterfalls
  • Discover the Tea Gardens, the Ghoom Monastery, the Batasia Loop, and the Zoogical Park.

Day 1 : Arrival

Meet our tour representative at Bagdogra airport/Jalpaiguiri railway station/Tenzing Norgay bus stand and immediately drive to Darjeeling.
Darjeeling, located at a height of up to 2050 meters, is one of India's most popular honeymoon destinations. The magnificent hill station draws thousands of visitors from all over India and the world.
The exotic location, known as the "queen of hills," has a number of attractions and tourist spots. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and several tea estates are the main attractions. The hill station has everything a traveler needs for a perfect vacation.
Later, check into a pre-booked hotel and unwind. In the evening, you can either relax or go shopping. Darjeeling's unique purchases include amazing kitchen wares, a variety of teas, a brass statue, woven fabrics, and shimmering accessories.
Stay in a hotel for the night.

Day 2 : Darjeeling Local Sightseeing

Get up around 3:45 a.m. to drive to Tiger Hill, which is up to 8,500 feet in elevation and surrounded by stunning beauty all around. Explore the region's highest point and marvel at the breathtaking views from the top, including the snow-covered Himalayan ranges and Kanchenjunga (the third highest peak). Furthermore, on a clear day, you may be able to see Mount Everest, the world's highest peak.
After that, on your way back to the hotel, stop by Ghoom Monastery, the War Memorial, and Batasia Loop. The Ghoom monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist gompa, is one of the most sacred monasteries in Sikkim. Inside the monastery, you can see some lovely thangkas on the walls as well as rare Buddhist manuscripts. Another attraction is Batasia Loop, a beautiful garden that houses the War Memorial, which was built to honor Darjeeling's Gorkha soldiers.
Return to your hotel room, eat breakfast, and unwind. Prepare for more local sightseeing in Darjeeling. We take you to the Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), Passenger Ropeway, Tenzing and Gumbo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center, Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (closed on Sunday), and Peace Pagoda.
Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, one of India's top zoos, is home to rare species such as the Red Panda, Siberian Tiger, and Snow Leopard. The park was created specifically to protect these endangered species of fauna. The lush greenery and serenity of the Zoo are its best features.

Day 3 : Kalimpong

After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel and be transferred to Kalimpong.
Kalimpong, located at a height of up to 1250 meters above sea level and overlooking the Teesta River, is an amazing hill station. The hill station is home to a number of beautiful ancient monasteries, holy shrines, and prestigious educational institutions.
You can also use the area as a fantastic picnic spot. not to mention the beautiful markets brimming with Tibetan jewelry, antiquities, copperware, handicrafts, masks, and bone goods.
When you arrive in Kalimpong, check into a pre-booked accommodation and relax. Later in the evening, you are free to explore nearby nurseries or local markets. Stay in a hotel for the night.

Day 4 : Sightseeing in Kalimpong

The fourth day is dedicated to exploring Kalimpong. After breakfast, take a scenic drive to the Forest Museum (closed on Thursdays), Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir, Dr. Graham Homes (school), Durpin Monastery, Mangaldham, and Pine View Nursery.
Scale the highest point in the region, Deolo hill, which is 1704m above sea level and one of the two hills on which Kalimpong is built. Enjoy some cherry time at Deolo hill, as well as spectacular views of Kanchenjunga and the surrounding scenery.
Durpin Monastery is another important attraction in Kalimpong. The monastery is situated on Durpin Dara hill, with two large cylinders, each around 10ft high, on both sides. When you turn the cylinders with a crank, the lever is set up such that a bell rings with each revolution. A row of prayer wheels is also visible.
Kalimpong's lovely nurseries are one of its outstanding attractions. Visit the Pine View Nursery, which boasts the largest collection of cacti in Asia. The stunning variety of cacti will undoubtedly make you ponder about the possibility of cactus in North Eastern areas as well.
Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 5 : Transfer to Pelling

Check out of your accommodation on the fifth day of your Darjeeling-Kalimpong-Pelling-Gangtok tour and travel to Pelling via Jorethang (a town in south Sikkim).
Pelling, which is completely surrounded by beautiful nature, is another major town that should not be overlooked on your tour. The area is well-known for its stunning vistas of the Himalayan range, including snow-capped Mount Pandim, Rathong, Kanchenjunga, and Siniolchu, and the pleasant weather adds to its allure.
Pelling, located at a height of up to 2072 m, has various gorgeous spots to visit as well as a plethora of attractions. The Pelling has a variety of attractions, ranging from well-known monasteries to pure lakes. not to mention the Rhododendron and Orchid varieties, making it a plant lover's paradise.
After that, go to a hotel and relax. You can spend your evening roaming around the little town or visiting markets filled with hand-woven carpets, traditional themes, shawls and blankets made of Lepcha leaves, Buddhist holy goods, thangkas, and paper products.

Day 6 : Local Sightseeing in Pelling

After breakfast, you will spend the entire day traveling in and around Pelling. The paths are forested, and the floral and zoological diversity is impressive. Rimbi waterfalls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Khecheoplalri Lake, Khecheoplalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga waterfalls, Pemayangtse Monastery, and Rabdantse ruins are among the prominent tourist attractions in Pelling.
Khecheopalri Lake is regarded as one of the holiest lakes in Pelling by both the Buddhist and Hindu communities. The immaculate lake is known by several names, including Kha-Chot-Palri, Wishing Lake, and Sho Dzo Sho. The lake is part of a Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit that includes Yuksom, Dubdi Monastery, Pemayangtse monastery, Rabdantse ruins, Sanga Choeling monastery, and Tashiding monastery.
Visit Pemayangtse Monastery, one of the most visually appealing gompas built by Lama Lhatsun Chempo primarily for "ta-sang" lamas (the purest of monks). Pemayangtse Gompa in Pelling is home to various old Buddhist deities, scriptures, and sculptures. The monastery's main attraction is a seven-tiered, painted wooden building depicting Guru Rimpoche's Heavenly Palace, Santoplari. Late Dungzin Rimpoche worked alone for five years to complete the edifice.
Kanchenjunga Waterfalls is a popular tourist destination in Pelling. Relax your senses by watching the water cascade down from a given height. The natural beauty and calm surroundings of the location welcome visitors from all over the world.

Day 7 : Gangtok/ Local Sightseeing

After finishing your morning breakfast, check out of the hotel and immediately go to Gangtok. Gangtok is one of the most visited destinations in North East India, known for its renowned monasteries, educational institutions, stunning valleys, and amazing sanctuaries. When it comes to attractions, the area has a lot to offer. Indeed, the region is known as the "country of monasteries" due to its abundance of monasteries.
You can visit Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim's largest Gompa, Saramsa Garden (a lovely garden with many fruits and flowers planted), Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary (a fantastic sanctuary known for its diverse flora and wildlife), and Yumthang Valley (the valley is home to Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary where there are 24 species of Rhododendron).
We take you to the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom Emporium, Research Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, White Hall, and Flower Show, among other places.
The Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms Emporium is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the state of Sikkim. The center offers numerous things that are within your budget. Tibetan carpets, wonderful handicrafts such as thankas and choksee, and locally created furniture are all options.
The majestic Do Drul Chorten in Sikkim houses Kangyur relics (holy texts) and other sacred artifacts. There are around 108 prayer wheels that are revolved throughout the worship rite while singing "Om Mani Padme Hum" to invoke the Bodhisattva.

Day 8 : Excursion to Tsomgo Lake

After breakfast, take a short excursion to Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir.
Tsomgo Lake in Gangtok is considered a holy lake by Buddhists and is located approximately 38 kilometers from the city center. The lake's water is derived by melting snow from mountains and is located at an altitude of up to 12,400 feet. The lake is usually covered with snow for most of the year.
Locals tell that Lamas analyzed the color of the lake in order to foresee the future. Yak or mule rides along the lake are one of the best ways to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.
Another important religious shrine near Tsomgo Lake is Baba Mandir. The shrine is located atop Nathula Pass at an elevation of up to 1300 feet. The Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple was built in memory of Baba Harbhajan Singh, a soldier. The temple is now maintained by the Indian Army.
Return to your hotel room. The remainder of the evening is free to wander about or shop at bazaars. Stay in Gangtok for the night.
If Tsomgo Lake is closed due to a landslide or for any other reason, an alternate sightseeing option will be provided.

Day 9 : Departure Gangtok

Have breakfast, check out of the accommodation, and go for Siliguri today. Travel to Jalpaiguri railway station/Bagdogra airport/Tenzing Norgay bus stand for your next destination.

  • Hotel accommodations for 08 nights/09 days as specified above
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary Plan: MAP, which includes breakfast and dinner at the hotel.
  • Non-AC Swift Dezire/Etios for 02-03 passengers, Non-AC Innova for 04-06 passengers, Non-AC Tempo Traveller for 08-10 passengers, and Non-AC Bus for 40 passengers.
  • One round-trip Toy Train ride is free in Darjeeling.
  • All currently applicable taxes, i.e., hotel tax and transportation taxes,
  • One bottle of mineral water is free per person per day.
  • Vehicle will be on Point To Point basis.
  • Vehicle will not be on disposal & will be available as per itinerary Overhead carrier is not allowed as per supreme court order.
  • Rooms / Vehicle are subject to availability & are not on hold.
  • Cancellation charges as applicable.
  • The region's prime tourist interest in its Nature and eco-friendly atmosphere. The facilities available here cannot be matched with other developed destinations.
  • Documents Required for Inner Line Permit for Arunachal Pradesh / Nagaland / Mizoram
  • We require at least 7 days for processing the documents (ILP office remains closed on Saturday-Sunday and State / Central Government Holidays).

8 Night- 9 Days

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  • Sanitizer
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  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Luggage Bag
  • Portable Charger & Power Surge Protector
  • Travel Pillow
  • Filtered Water Bottle
  • Lightweight Day Pack
  • Wireless Earbuds Stereo Bluetooth Headphones with Charging Case
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  • Energy Drinks and Multivitamin Tablets
  • Power Bank
  • Chocolates & Cookies
  • Maggie and other food items
  • Clothes as per weather conditions
  • Some allergic medicine or medicine for emergencies
  • Tour's Location

    8 Nights 9 Days with itinerary covering Darjeeling – Kalimpong – Pelling – Gangtok

    What are the activities to do in Kalimpong?
    Durpin Dara Hill, Cactus Nursery, Morgan House, Deolo Hill, Jang Dog Palriffo Brang Gompa, and Galingka are the best things to do in Kalimpong.
    Where can I go near Kalimpong?
    The main places around Kalimpong are Gangtok, which is 33 kilometres away, Darjeeling, which is 20 kilometres away, North Sikkim, which is 49 kilometres away, Kurseong, which is 27 kilometres away, and South Sikkim, which is 15 kilometres away.
    How much does a Kalimpong package cost?
    Kalimpong packages start at INR 16999 and may be further adjusted according on the number of persons, days, hotel category, vehicle type, and modifications.
    What is the most convenient way to get to Kalimpong?
    The nearest airport to the city is Bagdogra in Siliguri, almost 50 km away from Kalimpong. The nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri, which is well connected to cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
    What is the traditional cuisine in Kalimpong?
    The gastronomic scene of Kalimpong is dominated by Bengali, Tibetan, and Chinese cuisine. You can also enjoy some refreshing and exquisite Darjeeling tea here. Momos, Thukpa, and Churpee, a sort of cheese made from Yak's milk, are popular in the area. Aside from that, there are traditional Indian meals, local specialties, and a variety of places to enjoy drinks.
    When is the best time of year to visit Kalimpong?
    Throughout the year, the weather is normally nice and comfortable. The greatest time to visit Kalimpong, however, is during the summers (March to May) and monsoons. The hill station is located at a height of 1247 metres and is best renowned for its stunning surroundings; thus, monsoons can be damaging and are not the greatest time to visit the town.
    Who should travel to Kalimpong?
    It is an excellent choice for honeymooners who want to spend time alone.
    What are the drawbacks of Kalimpong?
    The city is fairly isolated and unexplored.
    What makes Kalimpong famous?
    Views of the Kanchenjunga and Chola ranges are breathtaking. It has a view of the Teesta Valley. A lovely nursery industry can be found here.
    When is the greatest time to view snowfall in Gangtok?
    Between mid-November and February, Gangtok experiences snowfall.
    Is it necessary to be medically fit to visit Gangtok?
    If you are visiting Gangtok for adventurous activities, you must be medically fit.
    What is the distance between Gangtok and the nearest airport?
    Gangtok is around 26 kilometres from the Pakyong Airport.

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