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Mountains and Monasteries: Darjeeling Retreat

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Duration

2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on the “Mountains and Monasteries: Darjeeling Retreat,” a mesmerizing journey through the picturesque hill town of Darjeeling. This meticulously planned itinerary blends natural beauty with cultural heritage, starting with a scenic drive from Bagdogra Airport through lush tea plantations and Himalayan foothills. Experience the breathtaking sunrise over Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill, visit historic monasteries like Ghoom Monastery, and explore the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. Enjoy a serene ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, winding through tea gardens, before ending each day with peaceful moments at the Peace Pagoda. This retreat promises unforgettable vistas and spiritual rejuvenation amidst Darjeeling’s serene landscapes.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Bagdogra – Darjeeling (75kms)

Arrival at Bagdogra Airport. Transfer to Darjeeling, enjoying a scenic drive through lush tea gardens and the foothills of the Himalayas, soaking in the natural beauty. Check-in at the hotel in Darjeeling, a charming hill station known for its colonial architecture and panoramic views. Evening stroll on Mall Road: A bustling promenade offering stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains, lined with shops, cafes, and local markets. Relax at the hotel after the journey, preparing for the exploration ahead.

Day 2: Darjeeling

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Tiger Hill: Famous for its spectacular sunrise views over the snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga and the Himalayan range, a must-see for nature enthusiasts. Explore Batasia Loop: A spiral railway created to decrease the steep gradient, offering panoramic views of Darjeeling town and the surrounding hills. Discover Ghoom Monastery: A historic monastery featuring a 15-foot tall statue of Maitreya Buddha and ancient Tibetan manuscripts, providing insights into Buddhist culture. Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park: Learn about mountaineering history, view exhibits on Everest expeditions, and observe endangered Himalayan wildlife like red pandas and snow leopards. Enjoy a scenic ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train): A UNESCO World Heritage site, this narrow gauge steam train journey takes you through picturesque tea gardens and forests. Overnight at the hotel, relishing the serene atmosphere and Himalayan views.

Day 3: Darjeeling - Bagdogra (75kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Peace Pagoda: A Buddhist stupa showcasing four avatars of Lord Buddha and offering panoramic views of Darjeeling town, a serene spot for meditation. Drive back to Bagdogra, traversing the winding roads amidst tea plantations and lush greenery, with opportunities for scenic photo stops. Transfer to Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey, reminiscing about the unforgettable experiences and stunning landscapes of Darjeeling.

Included/Excluded

  • 2 Night accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast at hotels
  • Deluxe air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.
  • Monument entrances of sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide).
  • Bottled water in car
  • Applicable GST (government taxes).
  • Any air fare
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Or anything not mentioned above.

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