Package - North East Publish Package (3 Nights & 4 Days)

Package - North East Publish Package (3 Nights & 4 Days)

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Overview

Overview :

Darjeeling nestled amidst the snow capped hills of the Himalayas, is popularly known as the Queen of Hill Stations. The jewel town derives its name from the sanskrit word 'Durjay Ling' meaning Siva of invincible prowess, who rules the Himalayas. Darjeeling was gifted to the British East India Company by the King of Sikkim and is a very popular hill resort. The Darjeeling of today as a town was laid out by Napier of the Royal Engineers. Location of Darjeeling: Darjeeling is laid amidst the whit snow white caps of the Himalayas in the Siwaliks. It is situated at an elevation of 2134 m or 7000 ft above the sea level. The district of Darjeeling in west Bengal comprises of three districts - Kurseong, Kalimpong and Darjeeling. It is the main town of the Sadar subdivision and the headquarters of the Gorkha Hill Council. It is nestled among the two highest peaks of the Himalayas the Mount Everest and the Kanchenjunga.Weather of Darjeeling: Darjeeling experiences a typical hilly weather of a very cold winter months which is generally considered as an off season for tourists and pleasant summer weather with the maximum temperature reaching 14.9 degree Celcius and the minimum dropping to 8.6. In winter the temperature further drops to 1.5 degree Celcius making life difficult for the people who prefer coming down to the plains. Tourism in Darjeeling: Darjeeling is tourist's paradise. Local people thrive on tourism as a source of revenue. Tourist Attractions in Darjeeling is unprecedented, the view of the fabulous snow peaked Kanchenjunga, An exotic view of the sunrise from the Tiger Hill which is the highest point in Darjeeling, the stretches of tea plantations for which Darjeeling is so famous all over. Trek along the rugged relief to Sandakphu for an exquisitely charming view of the Kanchenjunga. A climb to Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri by the Toy Train is a pleasant experience.

Inclusions : Inclusions 03 Nights accommodation at above mentioned hotels or Similar in base category rooms. Inclusions Daily Buffet/ fixed Menu Breakfast . Inclusions Non Air-conditioned car ( Indica for Two Pax & NAC Sumo Victa 04-06 Pax ) for Sightseeing and excursions as per our brochure itinerary. ( Gangtok City Tour By NAC Van / Wagon R ) Not Disposal. Inclusions All Taxes except GST .

Itinerary :

Day 1 : Arrival NJP/ IXB To Darjeeling
Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP / IXB & transfer to Darjeeling is one of the most magnificent hill resorts in the world. Evening free to explore this Hill queen. Overnight stay at hotel.
Meals: NA
Optional: NA

Day 2 : In Darjeeling
Early Morning at 0400 AM visit Tiger Hill ,famous for sunrise over Mt. Kanchendzonga,on way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop and back to hotel. After breakfast proceed for visit 7 points ,covering The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, PNZ Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Tibetans Refuge Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view), Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda & Ropeway (not operational only view point) . Overnight stay at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Optional: NA

Day 3 : Excursion To Mirik & Back
After breakfast proceed from the hotel for a day excursion to Sumendu Lake ( Known as Mirik Lake ) , On the way back visit Pashupati Gate - The entrance point of Nepal . Back to the hotel , Overnight stay at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Optional: NA

Day 4 : Darjeeling To NJP / IXB
Morning free for packing & personal activities. After breakfast transfer to NJP Stn or IXB Airport for return Journey.
Meals: Breakfast
Optional: NA

Darjeeling is one of the most scenic and hugely popular hill resorts in India. Situated at a height of 2134 meters above mean sea level, Darjeeling lies 686 km from Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. Nestled among the backdrop of the mighty snow clad Himalayan peaks, Darjeeling has been a popular with tourists for its beauty and salubrious climate. One can get a clear view of the world’s third highest peak, Kanchenjunga, from the town on a sunny day.

It is also home to the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), a World Heritage Site. Tourists can enjoy leisurely walks through the town’s quaint streets, watching the laidback life of the local residents.

Darjeeling offers a plethora of options for those seeking an adrenalin rush. Visit the Singalila National Park to catch a glimpse of the red panda, rhodendron blooms or for some high altitude trekking. The park is a camper's delight as it is largely free of vicious animals and snakes, making it the most popular family camping destination in the eastern Himalaya. Mountain biking, outdoor camping, river rafting, canoeing and kayaking. If nothing interests you, then just hang up your boots and unwind soaking in the scenic beauty of the hill town.


                       


HISTORY

The name Darjeeling is derived from 'dorje' meaning 'thunderbolt' and 'ling' meaning 'place'. The district was the part of Sikkim up to the beginning of the 18th century. Disputes over borders led to the intervention of the British East India Company. The British found Darjeeling suitable for setting up a sanatorium. The Chogyal of Sikkim granted the areas in and around present day Darjeeling to British in February, 1835.

In 1839, Darjeeling was connected to the plains by a road. Dr. Arthur Campbell of the Bengal Medical Service experimented with tea seeds in his garden at Beechwood. The first commercial tea gardens were planted at tea Tukvar, Steinthal and Aloobari in 1852. Tea, being a labour-intensive enterprise, required sufficient numbers of workers. For this, employment was offered to people from across the border of Nepal.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, considered as an engineering wonder was built between 1879 and 1881. DHR was inscribed as World Heritage Area (WHA) in 1999. It is the first Hill Railway in India and the second in the world to get the prestigious status.

                

CULTURE

Apart from the major Hindu religious festivals like Diwali, Dussera, Holi, Ram Navami, etc., several festivals of the different ethnic communities are also celebrated. The Tibetan ethnic groups like the Lepchas, Bhutias, Gurungs, and Tamangs celebrate New Year called Lochar in January/February, Maghe Sankranti, Chotrul Duchen, Buddha Jayanti, and Tendong Lho Rumfaat.

SHOPPING

Shopping in Darjeeling is a beautiful experience for any tourist. Attractive handicrafts and curios bearing Himalayan stamp, which make for gift items back home can be bought here.

The most important and valuable item of this place is the aromatic Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling tea became the first Indian product to receive a Geographical Indication (GI) tag in 2004-05. A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin. The use of GI may act as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, is made according to traditional methods, or enjoys a certain reputation, due to its geographical origin.


            


Some of the must-buys include the locally made Tibetan paintings known as thangka, traditional masks, Nepali khukri, wooden statues, brass objects and woolen clothing. The main shopping centers in Darjeeling are Chowk Bazar, Chowrasta, Ladenla Road, Nehru Road, Supermarket, Motor Stand and Mahakal Market.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is easily available at Darjeeling. There are several hotels that dot the place. Resorts and Hostels also offer a comfortable stay. You may pick the one that suits your budget.
 

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