Darjeeling is a famous tourist destination in North-Eastern India that people visit for a tryst with the untouched beauty of nature. Perched at 2,050 meters above the sea level in the Indian state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is a city that spans a steep mountain ridge amidst beautiful tea plantations. Several remnants of the past can be seen in the city when you visit with your Darjeeling package as it greets you with its old-world charm.
The friendly people of Darjeeling welcome you wherever you go in this quaint hill station. Offering the perfect escape into the hills, a Darjeeling package lets you explore the town that is home to several tea plantations that produce the delectable world-famous Darjeeling Tea. You can pluck some leaves yourself as you spend the perfect holiday with a specially curated Darjeeling package for the family.
Jaw-dropping sunrises, toy train rides, the delightful sight of the Kanchenjunga peak, and the gorgeous colonial mansions should also form a part of your Darjeeling tour itinerary so you can capture the true essence of this destination.
The queen of the hills is a Himalayan city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is internationally renowned as a tourist destination for its spectacular view of Mt. The eye caching valleys, meandering rivers and of course the lush green tea gardens are the unique features of Darjeeling.
<p>Meet & Greet on arrival at New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport & transfer to Darjeeling (6,950 ft.). On arrival Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.</p>
<p>Early morning (4:00 AM) visit Tiger Hill (Subject to availability of Permit / Token) back to hotel. After breakfast start at 8.30 AM visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Ropeway, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view), Japanese Temple, Ghoom Monastery, Batasia loop. Evening free for shopping or leisure. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.</p>
<p>After breakfast full day excursion trip to Mirik Lake (4,902 ft.) via Indo-Nepal Border (Extra vehicle charges will be applicable for Nepal Border to Pasupati Market). Mirik is famous for its man-made Sumendu Lake, Cardamom plantations and Tea Estates. (One can do Boating on direct payment basis in lake). In evening return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.</p>
<p>After breakfast Check-out from hotel and take the departure transfers to New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey.</p>
- 03 nights’ accommodation in a 3* Hotel in Darjeeling.
- Daily breakfast at Hotel (Except on Day 1).
- Daily Dinner at Hotel (Except on Day 4).
- Meet & Greet assistance at the airport.
- Pick-up & Drop from Bagdogra Airport / NJP Train Station.
- Exclusive Non-a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. Please note that vehicle will not be at disposal it will be available as per itinerary only (point to point basis).
- All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
- Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.
Package Does Not Include:
- Airfare & airport taxes. (Internal Airfare wherever applicable).
- Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), Ropeway, porterage.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
- Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
- Room Heater Charges.
- Anything which is not included in the inclusion.
- 5% GST on total package price.
As you scour Darjeeling packages, you must remember the proximity of the hill station to the nearest airport in the state. The Bagdogra International Airport in Siliguri is the airport closest to Darjeeling about 70 kilometre away. The drive through the winding hilly roads takes around 2.5 hours. There is a pre-paid taxi booth at the airport run by the Siliguri Metropolitan Police open till until 07:00 pm, and this is the only form of official private transport facility available from the airport other than the state buses that ply from the nearby bus stand.
There is no dearth of Darjeeling tour packages, but very few that do justice to the destination and the commute it warrants. The New Jalpaiguri Railway Station which serves Siliguri city and is the port of entry to the seven north-eastern states, is the closest railway station to Darjeeling at about 93 kilometre. A taxi ride from NJP to Darjeeling takes about 3 hours and 15 minutes. There are ample shared jeeps and taxis at the New Jalpaiguri station available at a decent frequency to get you to Darjeeling. Or you can head to the nearest bus stand in Siliguri to avail a bus to Darjeeling. Else if you have more time at your hands opt for the toy train journey between Siliguri and Darjeeling that takes around 7 hours skirting brilliant mountain scenery all along the Hill Carter Road.
Make sure one of the Darjeeling travel packages you settle for comes with a ride aboard this world-heritage toy train. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway came into being in 1881 and is about 88 kilometre long winding its way through New Jalpaiguri along Hill Carter Road all the way to Darjeeling. In its run it scales the 328 foot of NJP to 7,218 foot of Darjeeling through its diesel locomotives. From Darjeeling, the toy train services extend to Ghum, the highest railway station in the country. The prominent stops on the NJP to Darjeeling route aboard the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway include Siliguri Junction, Rangtong, Sukna, Tindharia, Mahanadi, Sonada, Tung, Ghum, and finally Darjeeling.
While walking remains the most popular way of commuting short distances, there is no long lineup of auto-rickshaws and taxis to take you from one part of the hill station to the other. In fact there are several areas around the Mall (Chowrasta) that are accessible only to pedestrians. You can, however, rely on reserved or shared taxis and public buses for covering distances within the city limits. The shares taxis are a cheaper mode of commuting and connect Darjeeling to Gangtok, Kalimpong, New Jalpaiguri, Mirik, Siliguri, and Kurseong. Shared taxis are typically made of jeeps that accommodate about 10 passengers on a single ride.
You better be cash-rich if you are travelling within Darjeeling and the surrounding Kalimpong, Ghum or Mirik. The few ATMs around are either cash-starved or very simply out of order. Some that are in mint condition have long queues outside of them. So, it is better to rely on your cash reserves for your travels within Darjeeling and in its vicinity. Some places have now begun to accept e-wallets, but not so much cards, whether it is credit or debit cards. And in local markets too and at restaurants you are expected to make your payment in cash.
While Bengali is the official and easily the most widely-spoken language of the hill station, Nepali has emerged as a close second among the prevailing languages. The refugee population largely speaks Tibetan outside of other local languages of the tribal population of Darjeeling. But since it also thrives on tourism and has catered to tourists for a significant period of time, and also owing to its colonial heritage, English is spoken and understood by the local population. Particularly at its tourists centres, restaurants and hotels, English is easily followed.
Head to the Upper Club-side taxi stand which is right below the Planter’s Club on Gandhi Road. There are kiosks here operated by the local taxi association which offer private taxis at regulated rates. The other point is the Lower Club-side taxi stand on Laden-La Road adjacent to the Gandhi Road traffic control junction, and the Motor Stand on Lebong Cart Road close to Chowk Bazaar. The shared taxis can be flagged down from any point on the road and they will stop for you only if they have any vacant seats on-board. Shared taxis are available between 07:00 am and 03:00 pm. Any big luggage you might be carrying will be tied to the roof of the vehicle.
Tibetan masks paintings of Bhutia facial expressions on cloth pieces, local jewelry items, curios traditional boots, Khukuri shawls & pashminas, Jumpers, Scarves, Caps
and leather items.
Tiger Hill is approximately 22 kilometers from the main city center and it takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach there.
Some of the famous food and beverages in Darjeeling are:
and Local Beer Tongba
Winter (October to February) is the best season to visit Darjeeling to experience the winter chill while Summer (March to June) is the best season to plan a trip to this quaint hill town if you want to escape the heat of the plains.
➢ Airlines/Room up-gradation and complimentary will not be entertained during the tour unless if specified at the time of booking.
➢ There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour.
➢ Security deposit is required either in cash or credit card by hotels which is refundable provided no room incidentals are incurred. This security deposit is not included in this quote and must be paid by the guests/corporate directly to the hotel when checking in.
➢ Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the coach/vehicle while sightseeing. The Company shall not be responsible for loss of valuables from the coach / vehicle . If the coach / vehicle is accidentally or otherwise damaged by the Guest, s/he will be required to pay compensation for the same.
➢ The above price is valid for travel till 31st Oct 2020.
➢ Kindly be on time as the coach will not wait for more than the confirmed pick up time and there will be no refund provided for missed transfers
➢ Night supplement will be added in early morning or late night arrival transfers
➢ Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
➢ Kindly note that the drivers are not guides.
➢ Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability
➢ Domestic hotel check in is 1500 hrs and checkout would be 1000 hrs
➢ Early check in and late check-out subject to availability. Itineraries are subject to change
➢ All arrangements made by us are in the capacity of a ground handling agent only. We will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.