Gangtok is an attractive tourist destination having an unique ambience with a beautiful blend of tradition and modernity. Check out their monasteries, stupas and beautiful hills. It is one of the most politically stable and peaceful place in India.Visiting Gangtok will be a good cultural experience for tourists as well.
Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.
Arrive at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Gangtok (5,480 ft.), the capital of Sikkim. Check-in to hotel & rest of the day is free at leisure. Shop around at M.G. Marg & explore the city on your own. Spend overnight at hotel in Gangtok.
After a sumptuous breakfast visit Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms one way from Gangtok city. Spend overnight at hotel in Gangtok.
(If due to landslide or bad road condition Tsomgo Lake is closed then alternate sightseeing will be provided)
After breakfast, start for a half day trip of Gangtok city covering Ranka Monastery , Banzakhri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetology (maximum 3-4 hours). Afternoon drive to Darjeeling.
Witness the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. Worlds 3rd highest peak at around 4 a.m) at Tiger Hill in early morning (subject to weather condition); thrill yourself by visiting World famous Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop on your way back. After a sumptuous breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden (outer view) , Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda and Ropeway (Ticket cost not included and will be approx Rs.180 per person-directly payable by guest). In evening explore the Mall on your own & shop around. Spend overnight at hotel in Darjeeling.
After your breakfast check out from hotel and take the departure transfer to New Jalpaiguri Station / Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey. We wish you HAPPY JOURNEY.