Bored of this lengthy lockdown! How about an soothing trip to Darjeeling! To get bewitched by the exciting nature.
Darjeeling, no doubt the most loving tourist destinations of the northeast. And offer the best as you step down in the cozy lap of the enchanting Himalayas.
"The Queen of Hills" Darjeeling holds nature, culture, and ethnicity altogether in a marvelous way. And witnessing the charm of Darjeeling is a blessing for nature sweethearts. The lovely cuddle doesn't end with nature only; you'll even see how locals celebrate livelihood with evergreen ecstasy.
Our representative will meet you upon arrival at Bagdogra airport. He or she will ensure that you are taken to our office, where you will get the mandatory check-in information and your trip begins.
Your arrival time will determine the schedules for the day, but in general if you are able to arrive early, we will continue our transfer to Darjeeling with some on-road sightseeing en route to Darjeeling. Our itinerary will include the Dow Hill Eco Park & Deer Park, Kurseong View Point, Hunaman Tok, and Margret Deck where we can sip a cup of freshly brewed Darjeeling Tea.
You will be escorted to a 3/4 star Hotel in Darjeeling upon your arrival. In the evening, enjoyed strolling around Chowrasta and enjoying the misty weather in the Queen of The Hills lighted up with joy.
Point 1: Tiger Hill -
Upon waking up early in the morning at around 4:20 am our partner driver will be ready to pick you up right outside your hotel, as early in the morning is the best time to avoid traffic jams and secure a good spot to enjoy the sunrise on Tiger Hill.
Point 2: Batsia War Memorial -
After that for our next point, we will stop at the Batsia War Memorial which is engineering marvel where the famous Toy Train of Darjeeling makes a double spiral loop to overcome a drop of 1000ft.
One also gets a great view of Darjeeling city sitting on top of the hills from Batsia Loop, a place known for being very photogenic where visitors love to try out Traditional Nepali Attire that is available for rental and capture the moments lived in a picture, that will bring nothing but a smile to their faces at the end of their trip.
One can also enjoy bino-sightseen of all the important places in Darjeeling at Batsia, and spend some time shopping for traditional items, sweaters, and decorations there at very reasonable prices offered by hawkers there.
At Misty Mountains Cafe, our partner will serve you a delicious breakfast, including sandwiches, momos, pasta dishes, and tea, all while you enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Hills.
Point 3: Rock Garden -
There is a barbotey rock garden in Darjeeling that is the deepest place a person can visit when they are there which descends several thousand feet. It is also known as Darjeeling's picnic spot and is a very scenic spot with a still stream of water flowing over rocks and seating areas nearby to put your feet up for an hour or two.
Point 4: Darjeeling Ropeway -
At Singamari, 3.4kms from the main town, one can take the famous Darjeeling Ropeway (a 40 minute up and down ride costs 220*/head). One can enjoy a scenic ride on the ropeway while taking in the views of the picturesque Rangeet river, tea estates, and the Himalayan ranges, including Kanchenjunga.
The visitor can visit the Tea Factory and also stroll around the garden there or take a short trek downwards; however, due to lack of time it is recommended to take the ride only as during high seasons there may be a long queue.
Point 5: Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoo & Natural History Meseum Darjeeling -
Combining entrance tickets to these three spots will allow one to have an excellent experience of these destinations all at once. The zoo has high altitude animals like the Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Tibetan Wolf, while the museum provides indepth information on wildlife and landscapes of Darjeeling.
On the other hand HMI houses the remains of an eagle that died 26,000 feet during the Everst expedition in 1960, as well as Tenzing Norway's personal belongings.
Note: In the event that some more time remains after covering all these sites, you will be taken to the Lebong View Point where you can enjoy scenic views of the Tea Estate while sipping a freshly brewed tea at Lebong.
With all the memories we made the past two days, its time to say goodbye to The Queen of the Hills. After our breakfast we will depart for Lepchajagat, a beautiful hamlet covered in pine trees throughout, when traveling this route, the journey will seem even more beautiful than the destination.
A small stop will be made at the Simana-Nepal Indo Border, which is a small lookout point that provides a beautiful view of the hills which are a part of Nepal, after which we will directly proceed to Mirik, where you can spend some time boating, horseback riding, or walking on the lakeshore.
In a few hours, we'll move on to our final destination and board our train/flight on time. As a final stoppage, we will make a short stop near Tingling View Point, which would be a fitting end to our beautiful Darjeeling Trips with Darjeeling Trips.
Darjeeling, nestled among rolling mountains, is a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The mighty Kanjenjunga adds beauty to the Queen of hills. The rare beauty can be seen almost from all the tourist spots. It stands invincible as the first ray of light comes in contact with the flawless white. By evening the starry sky takes the place of the exquisite morning.
Kanchenjunga is quite far from Darjeeling, but since it is very vast, it looks near. For a person traveling to Darjeeling, the one sight they would never want to miss is the magnificent play of colors. With the sunrise, the peaks of Kanchenjunga and the Himalayan region change from red to pink and then from yellow to white.
Imagine being in a place with beautiful landscapes, sharing a few moments in the lap of nature. A peaceful environment being the need of the hour would make your trip even more pleasant. No wonder this beautiful place is known as the "Queen of Hills."
Analysis of the trip from the person who have lived that experience.
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