Book Darjeeling Gangtok Tour Packages For an Exotic Durga Puja Getaway
Now that the festive season is fast approaching, are you on the lookout for ways to make your Durga Puja vacation more memorable? Why not plan an unforgettable trip with your friends or family? Wondering where to go for the upcoming holidays? Planning a trip to Darjeeling and Gangtok can be the ideal way to celebrate this Durga Puja in style!
The north-eastern region of India has earned great popularity for being among the most renowned tourist attractions. Darjeeling, Gangtok, Dooars and Kalimpong are some of the top destinations which attract tourists from various parts of the world. And, among all of these places, Darjeeling and Gangtok are the most visited ones.
Be it the snow – capped peaks, the mesmerising scenic beauty, the rich wildlife or the authentic cuisine, there’s something for every tourist in these places. Booking an all – inclusive Darjeeling Gangtok tour package from Kolkata can thus be a great way to make the most of your Durga Puja vacation.
Wondering how to plan a remarkable trip? Read on to check out our travel guide!
Darjeeling Tour Packages : Complete Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : Sasthi
Siliguri to Darjeeling
Upon your arrival at Bagdogra Airport or NJP Railway Station, you will be transferred to Darjeeling. It will take you 3 hours to reach your hotel approximately. On your way to the famous hill station, you can enjoy the magnificent hills and beautiful greeneries. After checking in at your hotel, you can easily enjoy the evening at the nearby bar or simply take a walk.
Day-2 : Saptami
Sunrise at the Tiger Hill & Batasia Loop
When you opt for Darjeeling Tour Packages during the Puja holidays, reserve your Saptami for Tiger Hill. Set your alarm early since you need to leave your hotel at dawn to enjoy the breathtaking view of sunrise at the Tiger Hill. After enjoying the beautiful sunrise, have some traditional breakfast.
After you finish having breakfast, move towards Batasia Loop- another famous attraction in Darjeeling. The Batasia Lopp goes around a mountain garden which is beautified with seasonal flowers and shrubs along with fresh green grass. A War Memorial, constructed in the year 1995 is situated at the centre of the Batasia Loop. The Toy Train takes a complete 360-degree turn here.
Day-3 : Ashtami
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Have your breakfast in the hotel and leave for Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. Situated at a distance of almost 7 km from the Mall Road, the park is a top attraction among tourists in Darjeeling. The Zoo is famous for some of the rarest animal species like- Red Panda, Himalayan Wolf, Snow Leopard and Siberian Tiger. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, located at the adjacent of the zoo is another renowned tourist destination.
Day-4 : Navami
Rock Garden and the Ganga Maya Park
A trip to Darjeeling, the “Queen of Hills” is incomplete without visiting the Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park. Formed by cutting rocks intricately in a creative manner, the Rock Garden is a sight to behold. The terraced seating arrangements of the garden enhance its appeal. Numerous food stalls are lined up in this place offering meals and snacks to satiate the hunger pangs of tourists.
When you go 3 km further from here, you will find Ganga Maya Park, another tourist spot. The stunning park is surrounded by hills and has trees and shrubs all around. During the peak season, tourists can make the most of this place by going for boating. Beautiful bridges are set over the natural stream of water here.
Day-5 : Dasami
Happy Valley Tea Garden
Once you have your breakfast, set off for Happy Valley Tea Garden, another famous destination situated 2.8 km away from the main town. Visiting this place can help you enjoy the natural beauty of the tea garden. For a more rewarding experience, consider going on a tour of the tea making factory for discovering the tea making process.
Celebrating Durga Puja In Sikkim (Dasain)
A key benefit you can reap by booking Darjeeling Gangtok tour packages during the Durga Puja vacation is that you will be able to celebrate the festival in the Sikkimese way. Thus, on the 6th day of your trip, leave your hotel early in the morning and set off for Sikkim. You will be able to reach Sikkim within 5 hours if you travel by road.
The Durga Puja festival, commonly known as ‘Dashain’ is fondly celebrated in Sikkim by the Nepali ethnic in origin of the people who constitute the majority of population here. Since the gaiety festival lasts for a long period of 15 days, you can easily visit the place after spending the first 5 days of your trip in Darjeeling. While the first 9 days symbolise the battle which took place between Goddess Durga and Mahisasur, the rest 5 days symbolise celebration of the triumph.
Now that you have the complete tour itinerary, what are you still thinking of? It’s time to approach a reputed travel agency and book an affordable Darjeeling and Gangtok tour package!