Darjeeling - Gangtok

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31st May 2019
Photo of Darjeeling - Gangtok by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL
Day 1

The trip is a long awaited and planned one .
The planning is essential when you are planning to go to North-East ,step to step planning and getting the information about the places to be visited is essential.
Note- The total cost of the trip will be around 20-25% greater then for the other hill stations.

Flew from I.G.I Airport(NewDelhi) to BAGDOGRA Airport (Siliguri).
The  trip from Siliguri to Darjeeling was beautiful one , the TeaGardens,steep roads and valleys made the perfect combination.

On Reaching Darjeeling you will get to see one of the world's Busiest road - the Mallroad. The local vendors and Showrooms alongwith the Tibetian market attracts Every one.

Can't see far

Photo of Darjeeling - Gangtok by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

Vibrant TeaGardens of Darjeeling

Photo of Darjeeling - Gangtok by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL
Day 2

There are a lot of places to visit in Darjeeling-
1-Mallroad
2-Japanese Peace Pagoda
3- H.M.I. Museum and ZOO
4-Bhutia Busty Monastary
5-Happy Home Tea Estate
6- Mahakal Temple
7-Darjeeling Ropeway
8-Toy Train ( Darjeeling Himalayan Railway)
9- and many Restaurants- Glenary bakery,Penang( Chinese food),keventers etc.

All the above locations are a must visit while travelling to Darjeeling.
For the trek lovers there are a lot of trek locations that will be notified there only - Tiger hill, Pandim trek etc.

Twists and Turns

Photo of Darjeeling - Gangtok by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

Tea All Around

Photo of Darjeeling - Gangtok by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

Colours of Tibet

Photo of Darjeeling - Gangtok by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

The Peace Pagoda

Photo of Darjeeling - Gangtok by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

Ropeway - tea gardens as seen through it

Photo of Darjeeling - Gangtok by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

A place  with a lot of cultures intermingled into one another. The Queen of Hills is suitable title for it .

Day 4

For travelling to SIKKIM you can either go by Shared Taxi (cost- 250-800) or booking (cost- 4k-6k).

After Reaching Gangtok if you have time you should manage to get permit for the restricted areas from the local tour companies .
Restricted areas- Nathula Pass, Tsomgo lake, Baba Mandir.

The local Attractions are-
1-Ganeshtok.                           2-Gangtok ropeway
3-Hanumantok.                      4-M.G. Road
5-Bakhtang falls.                    6-Rumtek Monastary
7-Tashi view point.                 8-Enchey Monastary

For getting the permit there is a waiting time of 1 day and you will be needing two passport photographs and your identity card. To compensate you can visit the above Local Attractions for which you can hire a cab - 1800 to 2500 (depending upon the season).

M.G.Road is must place to visit and have a lot of Showrooms , Restaurants , soveineir shops etc .

Tsomgo (changu) lake

Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

Traditional wear of SIKKIM

Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

Enchey Monastary

Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

Ganeshtok

Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

Bakhtang falls

Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL
Day 5

Early Morning taxi to the NATHULA PASS alongwith the granted permit .
The place is 70 kms from the city of Gangtok, at an altitude of 14,400 ft from sea level.
The place is  Border shared between INDIA-CHINA. The place is protected area with a limited Tourist inflow ,  closed on Sunday and Monday.
The Auspicious MANSAROVAR Yatra starts from the pass only with sharing of the tourist between the two nations.

Tsomgo(changu) lake is also another beautiful place . The view is stunning,with the snow covered hills on the other side and crystal clear Lake. You are offered a YAK Ride , which is a quite an adventure on its own.

Changu lake

Photo of Darjeeling - Gangtok by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

Raju - the yak

Photo of Darjeeling - Gangtok by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

Mile-Stoned

Photo of Darjeeling - Gangtok by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL

NATHULA pass

Photo of Darjeeling - Gangtok by NEERAJ CHHIMWAL
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it's been amazing journey for me!! The place, People, food specially momo
Sun 06 09 19, 11:30 · Reply (1) · Report
thankyou manu
Sun 06 09 19, 19:34 · Report