Duration : 3 Nights / 4 Days
Loction : North East India- Darjeeling Tour
Best Season : October to Mid June
Category : Mini Extension Tour India
Covering : Darjeeling
You can take it : As a private, personalised tour (tour dates would be of your choice)
Special About Tour :
Travellers come around the world for a tour to Darjeeling which was the first hill station of the British during the Raj. On your holiday explore one of the most popular hill stations of India on the Darjeeling with the Himalayan Mountain Railway tour to uncover its rich legacy of art, culture, heritage and history.
Darjeeling holiday trip you enjoy fresh crisp air, the hilltop Buddhist monasteries, local food, the mountain beauty with rolling tea estates, and some of the most magical spots framed by the spectacular Himalayas including Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. Take in the vistas on board the UNESCO heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway the toy train tour, where the century old miniature steam engine still chugs through the scenic hillside. All of this is accompanied by that ‘champagne of beverages’ – Darjeeling Tea..! What is known as ‘Darjeeling Tea’ in the west cannot hope to compare with the real thing – drunk on its own and from the top tea gardens in the Darjeeling.
Whether you are planning a Luxury Holiday Tour to Darjeeling or looking for a budget Holiday trip to Darjeeling, treat our tour ideas as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you, as per your interest and requirements.
Brief Itinerary : Darjeeling (3 Nights)
Today to start with your Darjeeling with Himalayan Mountain railways tour India, you will board your flight to Bagdogra airport. On arrival you will be met from your flight to Bagdogra airport by our driver, and we will drive you to Darjeeling ( 90 kms / 3.30hrs). Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station with tea plantations, the magnificent views of Kanchenjunga range of Himalayan mountains ( world’s third-highest peak, 8,598 metres / 28,209 feet) and the world famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railways – the toy train a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in West Bengal state of India. Arrive Darjeeling by evening where you will stay for three nights
Please Note: Bagdogra is an international airport and is closet (90 kms) to Darjeeling. It is the major airport serving Darjeeling and Sikkim in North East India. The flights to Bagdogra are available from Kolkata, New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Guwahati, Dibrugarh and from many other major cities in India.
Today morning we will take you for a walking and some parts to be covered with driving half day sightseeing around Darjeeling. The places to visit during the Darjeeling tour would include Mahakaal temple on the Obsrvatory hill, Padma Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering institute with museum with memorabilia from many Everest expeditions, as well as an interesting selection of photographs and the Tibetan Refugee centre (closed on Sunday) which was established, as a rehabilitation centre for the Tibetan refugees who come to Darjeeling after the Chinese invasion on Tibet. It was set up as a home for the aged Tibetans, orphanage, clinic, monastery, School, craft workshop that produce carpets, woodcarvings, leather work, woollen items, spinning, dyeing etc. It provides a chance to the Tibetan community to continue to practise their skills in traditional handicrafts and provide a sales outlet. If interested one can even take a cable car downhill to the tea gardens. Rest of the time is free to explore the mall road of Darjeeling. Second night in the same hotel in Darjeeling.
Optional: In the late afternoon at 04:00 P.M high tea could be arranged at the Hotel Windamere Darjeeling for you at an extra cost. The hotel is already known by many as a “truly authentic Colonial Hotel of India in the Himalayas”. The ‘Sunday Times of London’ called it: ‘One of the best Colonial Hotels in the World’.
This authenticity also applies to their tea offering. Everything is home-baked and fresh. They serve: scones, with cream and jam; finger sized sandwiches (water cress, cucumber, cheese and chutney, tuna…to name but a few); lemon drizzle cake; Victoria sponge cake; melt in your mouth shortbread biscuits; bath buns; bakewell tarts and many more too numerous to mention. All of this is accompanied by that ‘champagne of beverages’ – Darjeeling Tea..! What is known as ‘Darjeeling Tea’ in the west cannot hope to compare with the real thing – drunk on its own and from the top tea gardens in the Darjeeling. Afternoon Tea is served by their Windamere maid – dressed appropriately in old English tea maid attire. The actual “tea” is served in real silver pots, complete with a silver tray and silver accoutrements.
Today morning at 07:20 A.M. we will drive you Darjeeling Railway Station, to board the UNESCO Heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway leaving Darjeeling at 08:00 A.M. to Kurseong arriving at 10:30 A.M . The Darjeeling Himalayan railway the toy train runs along the road and criss cross it many times. The toy train gets so close to the house and shops that you can just grab a packet of chips hanging outside the shops. On arrival at Kurseong, you will have time to walk around Kurseong and later drive back to Darjeeling. Ghum 2,258 metres (7,407 ft) 6 kms before Darjeeling, is the highest railway station in India.
On the way back we stop for the sightseeing at Batsia Loop one of the famous loops of the Darjeeling toy train, Tiger Hill & Dali Monastery. Later drive back to the hotel and rest of the time is free to explore the local market/ Mall Road and Chowrasta in Darjeeling. Third night at the same hotel in Darjeeling.
Optional: If one want to have a Steam Train ride in Darjeeling it is possible to do it on a short route of 6 kms from Darjeeling to Ghum.
Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and we will drive you to Bagdogra airport ( 90 kms / 3 hrs) to board your flight back to Kolkata/ New Delhi. On arrival you will be met by our driver and we will be transfer to the hotel.
End Of The tour and the services....!
This is the tour itinerary for the Darjeeling with Himalayan Mountain Railways tour that we run it regularly. It can be altered & customised as we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. You can get an idea of your holidays from the mentioned tour. The itinerary is planned in such a way that while travelling you get a good time to experience India and see the real life of Indian people from much closer.
Whether you choose to be on a privately guided tour to India or set off on a more independent trip, with local guides available wherever required, you can travel reassured, knowing our vast experience and provide you with around-the-clock support to smooth out anything unexpected. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.