DAY 1: Welcome to Njp/IXB and transfer to Darjeeling
Meetand Greet at Njp/ IXB/ Busstand and proceed towards Darjeeling after breakfast. The pictures que Teesta follows you all the way.
On arrival check-in at Hotel. In the afternoon, stroll about and shop at -
Chowrasta &Â DarjeelingÂ MallÂ The heart of VictorianÂ Darjeeling, this the place is the commercial hub, seton the ridge aboveÂ DarjeelingÂ town, dotted with numerous curio centers and other shops including fine blendedÂ DarjeelingÂ tea.
Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
DAY 2: Full day Darjeeling City Tour
Earlymorning visit to
Tiger Hill Sunrise Point: for an unforgettable sunrise over the snow-covered peaks of the majestic Himalayas.
Batasia Loop: is a loop or a spiral of anarrow-gauge railway track where the Toy Train negotiates a sudden sharp descent from Ghoom. The place provides a breath taking view of the surrounding mountains.
Ghoom Monastery: It follows the line age of Sakya Sect of Vajrayana Buddhism and also has a small philosophical institute.
Ava Art Gallery: Established in 1965, by Bhopal Rao Sett and Ava Devi and exhibits fineart and embroidery work of Ava Devi.
Ava Art Gallery, Darjeeling
Come back to the hotel and have your breakfast. Then start for a city tour.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park: the unique feature of this zoo is, it houses animals of high altitude and mostly from the upper Himalayas. You can see some rare animals here like Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, Tibetan Wolf,Â and a lot more. The zoo contributes significantly to the breeding programs of endangered animals.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute: (ClosedÂ on Thursday), HMI is pilgrimage for all climbing enthusiasts of the world. Established in honor of Tenzing Norgay, it has a well-stocked museum with mountaineering displays and many expedition artifacts.
Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda: Located in the Jalapahar hill, the Japanese Temple is built in traditional Japanese style. Close to it is the Peace Pagoda where there are four large avatars of Lord Buddha. The view from the top is magnificent.
Tenzing Rock & Gombu Rock: at Lebong Cart Road and are alsoknown as Monkey Rock. HMI imparts Rock climbing lessons.
Tibetan Refugee Self-helpcenter: Established on 1stÂ October 1959, to rehabilitate the Tibetan refugees. Excellent carpets, woolens, woodand leather works are produced here.
RangeetValley Passenger Ropeway: From the ropeway, you can have a mind-blowingÂ view of the valley below, see the spread of lush tea gardens, dense forests, mountain streams in their full flow, waterfalls, and the awesome snow peaks at the background.You can also enjoy theÂ World UNESCO HeritageÂ world-famousÂ ToyTrainÂ to Ghoom subject to track conditions.
Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
DAY 3: Darjeeling to Tinchuley
Tinchuley a small mountain village (rather a hamlet) in Darjeeling district and located at an altitude of 5,800ft, and just 3kms above Takdah. The word Tinchuley means Three Ovens (i.e. Tin Chullahs). Because of the three prominent hill tops surrounded the place and which from far look like ovens or challahs. WWF trying to develop a model organic village in Tinchuley.
Whole the day is free for relaxation.
Overnight stay at Tinchuley.
DAY 4: Tinchuley sightseeing and stay.
After breakfast start for sightseeing in and around Tinchuley.
Orange Garden: Visit the lovely Orange Orchards of Tichuley.Orange Orchards also has its own factory producing fresh orange juice, jelly, marmalades, and pickles which you can buy at reasonable prices.
Gumbadara: Gumbadara is one of the popular view point 1.5 km away from Tinchuley. Gumba means Monestry and Dara means hill top. One can experience a panoramic view of Mt Knchanjhangha,Cghardham Samdupchey on North and Kalimpong on East. It also has a good view of river Tista & Rangeet.
Tinchuley Monestry: Another attraction in Tinchuley is Tinchuley Monestry.
Oncethe sightseeing is done to proceed towards Chota Mangwa. a small village located on the lap of Himalaya with just a few families. Enthusiasts? people can enjoy nature trail along the picturesque green forest with a varietyof birds and flora including some rare species of wildlife. you can also take a leisure stroll to the Orange Garden or a nearby tea Garden.
The twin sister Chota Mangwa and Bara Mangwa is two popular tourists destination for nature lover. Mangwa is also called as Mangmaya. Chota Mangmaya and Bara Mangmaya are only 2 km apartand tourists can take an easy trek from Chota Mangwa to Bara Mangwa or Vice versa.Â The dense pine forest, a number of orange gardens will accompany you throughout the journey towards Mangmaya along with Mt.Kanchenjunga. Mangwa or Mangmaya Hills of Darjeeling is the most sought after eco-tourism hot spot for the tourists who would love to enjoy the beauty of Darjeeling along with this eco nature trip
Overnight stay at Chota Mangwa.