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Darjeeling Tour for 2 people (4 Days 3 Nights)

Darjeeling Tour for 2 people (4 Days 3 Nights)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Tour guide meet and greet at Bagdogra airport. Transfer to Darjeeling by car. Breakfast at Margaret's Deck.

Day 2: Darjeeling sightseeing, Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Zoo, Peace Pagoda, Rock Garden, Japanese Temple, Museum. Dinner at Glenary's.

Day 3: Breakfast at Keventer's. Explore markets, train joyride.

Day 4: Transfer to Bagdogra airport by car

 

About Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal, located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range. It is known for its tea production, and the Darjeeling tea grown in the area is considered to be some of the finest in the world. The town is also a popular tourist destination, known for its colonial architecture, scenic views, and proximity to the Himalayas. It is also a hill station and also a hub of various cultures and religions.

Darjeeling teas are known for their distinctive musky and floral aroma, and are often described as having a "champagne-like" quality. The tea gardens in Darjeeling are spread over an area of around 87 sq. km and have around 87 tea estates and employs around 50,000 people. They are mostly owned and managed by companies, cooperatives, and smallholder farmers. The tea gardens in Darjeeling are also a popular tourist destination and offer visitors a glimpse into the tea-making process, as well as beautiful views of the surrounding hills.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), also known as the "Toy Train," is a narrow-gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. It was built between 1879 and 1881 and is considered to be one of the engineering marvels of the 19th century. The railway was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, and it is one of the only three railways in the world to have this distinction. The railway runs through some of the most picturesque landscapes of the region, and the train journey offers beautiful views of tea gardens, valleys and the Himalayan mountain range. The DHR also passes through a number of small towns and villages, providing a glimpse of the local culture and lifestyle. The train ride is a popular tourist attraction, and many people take it as a way to experience the beauty of the region while also enjoying a bit of nostalgia. The railway is also important for the local people as it connects remote parts of the region to the major towns and cities, making transportation and commerce more accessible.

Darjeeling is known for its diverse cuisine, which includes a mix of Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, and Chinese influences. There are many restaurants in the town that offer delicious local and international food. Some popular options include:

  • Glenary's: This is a popular caf√© and bakery that serves a variety of baked goods, sandwiches, and pizzas. It is known for its great ambiance, and is a favorite among tourists and locals alike.

  • Keventers: This is a traditional milk bar that serves a variety of milk-based drinks and desserts. It is known for its delicious malai ice cream and traditional Indian sweets.

  • Kunga: This is a Tibetan restaurant that serves traditional Tibetan food such as momos (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), and momo chutney.

  • The Wooden Room: This restaurant is known for its beautiful garden seating, and serves a variety of Indian and continental dishes.

  • The Windamere Hotel: This is a colonial-style hotel that offers a fine-dining experience, with a menu that includes Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes.

  • The Terrace: This is a rooftop restaurant that offers great views of the Himalayas and serves a variety of Indian and continental dishes.

These are some of the popular restaurants that you can try out in Darjeeling, but there are many more options available depending on what you're in the mood for.

Kanchenjunga, also spelled Kanchenjanga or Kanchenjonga, is the third highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 feet). It is located in the border of Nepal and Sikkim, India. The mountain is considered sacred by the people of Sikkim and is a major attraction for mountaineers and trekkers. You can see the peak of Kanchenjunga from several view points in Darjeeling, Some of the popular spots are Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The best time to see Kanchenjunga from Darjeeling is during the months of October and November, when the monsoon season ends and the skies are clear. Many trekking and mountaineering expeditions to Kanchenjunga starts from Darjeeling and other nearby places.

Please note: Airfare to Bagdogra Airport is not included.

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