In this weekend getaway in North Bengal you spend 3 nights in the picturesque hill town of Darjeeling while visiting picture perfect spots like the Tiger Hill and Mirik. You would also get to witness the breathtaking views of mount Kanchenjunga and that too at sunrise. This is one experience you will relish for the rest of your lives.
Darjeeling is an extremely popular tourist destination and offers a perfect combination of city life and natural surroundings. From pined forests to hill tops and museums, you will get to experience a lot in a matter of 4 days. Your weekend would be spent in the lap of nature, learning about the local culture, leading a relaxed life strolling on the famous Mall road. This trip would mark the beginning of your tryst with the North-East as you would definitely come back for more.
DAY 01: Arrival NJP/ IXB to Darjeeling
After arriving in NJP/Bagdogra, you are taken to one of the most popular hill towns of India, Darjeeling, in North Bengal. From here starts your perfect weekend getaway, when you drive through winding roads boasting magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges. Check in to the hotel upon arrival and spend the evening at leisure, exploring the areas around or strolling on the popular Mall road. Return to the hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
DAY 02: Darjeeling
Start the day at 4:00 AM to visit Tiger Hill renowned for the majestic sunrise over Mt Kanchenjunga. Gasp at the view of the first rays of the sun over the Kanchenjunga tip and then proceed towards the hotel. On your return journey, visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. Reach the hotel, freshen up and have your breakfast. After this we head out for a local sightseeing tour of Darjeeling where we visit the famous Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & PNZ Zoological Park (both closed on Thursday), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Self-help Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea garden (outer view), Japanese temple, Peace pagoda & Rope way (ride at an extra cost). Spend the evening enjoying some shopping in the local markets. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 03: Darjeeling to Mirik (60 kms 2.5 hours’ drive one way)
Today after having a delicious breakfast, leave for a day excursion to a nearby spot called Mirik, a small picturesque hamlet at 5100 ft with a beautiful lake surrounded by forested pine trees on all sides with the back drop of Mt Kanchenjunga. The drive to Mirik is equally awe inspiring as it runs through some fascinating tea gardens and pine forests. You may enjoy a horse ride or a boat ride on the lake at an extra cost in Mirik or you may choose to walk around the lake area. Return back to Darjeeling by late evening for overnight stay in the hotel.
DAY 04: Darjeeling to NJP / IXB
Today your weekend getaway to North Bengal comes to an end. After breakfast prepare to check out from the hotel. You will be transferred to the Railway station/ Bagdogra airport as per your return journey schedule.
Duration: 3 Nights/ 4 Days
Places Covered: Darjeeling, Mirik
Best Time to go: Throughout the year
1. 03 Nights' accommodation at above mentioned hotels or Similar in base category rooms
2. Non air-conditioned car Sumo / Wagon R for 02-06 Pax in Standard, Superior & Dlx Package & Inova / Xylo / Scorpio for 02-06 Pax in Luxury & Premium Package
3. Sightseeing and excursions as per our brochure itinerary
4. Vehicle will be provided point to point and not at disposal
1. Air fare / train fare
2. Any meals other than those specified in Inclusions
3. Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc
4. Any other item not specified in Inclusions
5. 9.0% Government service tax
6. Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing
7. Supplement Cost For Extra Vehicle, "Sumo" - Rs.11000 "Inova" - Rs.13500