QUEEN OF THE HILLS (Darjeeling 3N)

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Duration : 4 Days / 3 Nights

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April 1, 2016June 30, 2016

Price : INR

Person : 8

Starting From : Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Ends at : Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Destination Covered :

You thought that Darjeeling must be a small hill town and what could you see there other than Kanchenjunga peaks and some scenic views? Sure Darjeeling town is small, but you may be amazed to know how many great places you can access from here that are within short distances. And if you love to travel down the winding mountain roads, you can reach some treasures that are unmatched anywhere in the world.

Over the past many years of our family vacations, we have uncovered all such great Darjeeling attractions. Remember, while Darjeeling town is small, the district of Darjeeling spans over more than 3,000 square kilometers (or about 1,200 square miles). So it's really up to you how far would you like to travel to uncover a treasure. We don't keep any limits until it's time to be back.

In the sections below, I have described the top Darjeeling tourist places and attractions including the parks & gardens, scenic places & view points, waterfalls, temples & monasteries, museums & historic places, and lot more. But you will need to take Sightseeing Tours to experience all that unless you have your own vehicle. Few of these tourist places are of course within easy walking distance from the town center.
If you are planning to visit some of them on foot, remember a couple of things. First a distance in the hills will feel like almost three times of a similar distance in the plains as you walk uphill. And most of the roads in Darjeeling have steep gradient or slope. So unless you are used to walking in the hills, it may not be as easy as you may think. Second, there are some sightseeing places in Darjeeling that can only be reached on foot. A vehicle can only go up to a point beyond which you will need to walk. So in general, a sightseeing day in Darjeeling should start early.

As you go through the Darjeeling tourist attractions below and visit the links for details, you will get the distance of the places and time it should take to reach from the town center. Let me start with our top favorite sights and tourist places in Darjeeling. And then I'll talk about the ones which too come very close to the best.

Theme : Safari, Holiday,

Itinerary Details

Day 1

NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Darjeeling (75 kms / 3 hrs)
Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Darjeeling (6,950 ft.).On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure.Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 2

Darjeeling Sightseeing

Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger hill (8,400 ft.) to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds’ 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling

Day 3

Mirik Excursion (49 kms / 2 hrs one way)

After breakfast full day excursion trip to Mirik Lake (4,902 ft.) via Indo-Nepal Border (Extra vehicle charges will be applicable for Nepal Border to Pasupati Market). Mirik is famous for its man-made Sumendu Lake, Cardamom plantations and Tea Estates. (One can do Boating on direct payment basis in lake). In evening return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

Day 4

NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport (75 kms / 3 hrs)

After breakfast Check-out from hotel and take the departure transfers to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.

Inclusions & Exlusions


Inclusions

  •  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.

Exlusions

  •  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.
     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), 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.
  •  Service Tax.
  •  Insurance.
  •  Anything which is not included in the inclusion.

Cancellation

Cancellations will be considered only if the request is made as per the conditions of the particular travel service. In case of cancellation of reservations and/or tour/travel services due to any avoidable/ unavoidable reason(s) we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive the intimation in writing.

Our Liabilities & Limitations :

Please note that after the finalization of the Tour/ service Cost, if there are any Hike in entrance fees of monuments / museums, Taxes, fuel cost or guide charges – by Govt of India, the same would be charged as extra.

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