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Darjeeling Travel package

Scinitillating North East | 8 Days 7 Nights

The Tsangmo Lake

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A Relaxing Week in North East - Pelling Special | 9 Days 8 Nights

Kangchenjunga mountain view

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The lesser-explored North East India is a great place to breathe in the refreshing Himalayan air and relax amidst tranquillity. Boasting sky-piercing peaks, lush forests and calmness of Buddhism, its surreal towns including Gangtok, Lachung, Pelling and Darjeeling make for a peaceful escapade. With this 9-day North East package, explore popular attractions like Changu Lake, Char Dham, Samdruptse Statue, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. A visit to Pemayangtse Monastery and Ghoom Monastery will give an insight into the rich culture of the region, whereas a trip to Rambi Waterfall, Khecheopalri Lake and Kanchenjunga Fall will be a good photo opportunity. Besides, the sightseeing tour will also take you to Rabdentse Ruins, Darap Village, Tibetan Refugee Centre and Peace Pagoda.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Road trip to Lachung
  • A dip in the hot springs of the Yumthang Valley
  • Sunrise view over Mt. Everest from Tiger Hill
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North East Wonders - Darjeeling and Gangtok Special | 7 Days 6 Nights

Serenity and peace

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Home to numerous hill resorts, North East India is a must-explore destination for any ardent traveller. Its man-made wonders in the form of magnificent monasteries and the UNESCO-listed Toy Train are equally fascinating as are its misty plantations and soaring peaks. On this 7-day North East package by MakeMyTrip, you will cover the best of Darjeeling and Gangtok. While the former is known for attractions like the narrow-gauge train, Tiger Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Peace Pagoda, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is undoubtedly among the biggest points of interest in Gangtok. Some other tourist hotspots that are not missed by most travellers include Tenzing and Gombu Rocks, and Rock Garden. However, the main tour highlight is an excursion to the serene Mirik and Changu Lakes.
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  • Witness a splendid sunrise from Tiger Hill
  • Learn about the Buddhist culture at Ghoom Monastery
  • See rare animal species at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
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Pelling, Gangtok & Darjeeling | 8 Days 7 Nights

The beautiful Gangtok

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A less-visited yet extremely delightful getaway destination, North East India deserves at least one visit. With North East travel packages by MakeMyTrip, you can comfortably explore the region and bring back unforgettable memories. In Gangtok, a sightseeing tour covering Changu Lake and Buddhist sites like Do-Drul Chorten, Rumtek Monastery and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology will be organised. The Cottage Industry, with its variety of handicrafts on display, will definitely compel you to buy something. Samdruptse Hill and Rimbi Waterfalls will be the attractions you visit while heading to the surreal town of Pelling. The next destination in the itinerary is Darjeeling ? the producer of world?s finest teas. The Himalayan city will delight you with attractions like Ghoom Monastery, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and Gombu and Tenzing rocks.
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  • Time to relax in the tranquillity of Khecheopalri Lake
  • Chance to capture wildlife from up-close at Darjeeling Zoo
  • Sight of a sea of colours at Flower Show Exhibition Centre
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A Grand Week in North East - Pelling and Kalimpong Special | 8 Days 7 Nights

Kalimpong

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Exploring four destinations in a single trip is a good deal; especially if arranged by MakeMyTrip. With this 8-days North East holiday package, you get to admire the treasures of not only one but four places, viz. Gangtok, Pelling, Darjeeling and Kalimpong. The sweeping views of the Himalayas, the mystical charm of Buddhism and endless greenery all around will surely take your breath away. The sojourn starts with an expedition to Changu Lake near the Sikkimese capital, later covering the revered New Baba Mandir. Moving ahead, you will visit Rumtek Monastery, Do-Drul Chorten, Char Dham, Samdruptse Statue and the likes. Scenic spots of Pelling like Rambi Waterfall, Khecheopalri Lake and Darap Village set perfect background for a good click. Furthermore, Darjeeling has a lot to discover in the form of Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery and Japanese Temple. In Kalimpong, you can see flower nurseries and Mangal Dham.
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  • A stop in the serene town of Namchi
  • Exciting Ropeway ride
  • Climbing Tenzing and Gombu Rocks
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North East Jewels - Gangtok Lachung & Darjeeling | 7 Days 6 Nights

Lachung

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If you are one of those nature lovers, who never get tired of clicking pictures, then this North East holiday package by MakeMyTrip is perfect for you. Covering Lachung, Darjeeling and Gangtok, the sojourn will give you umpteen opportunities to admire and capture nature from up-close. In addition to marvels like Tashi View Point, Seven Sisters Falls, Tiger Hill and Flower Show Exhibition Centre, the tour package also includes an excursion to the scenic Yumthang Valley, which is more popular for its natural hot springs. Your vacation will take a spiritual turn at sacred places like Ghoom Monastery, Peace Pagoda, Do-Drul Chorten and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. There would also be a window to go shopping at Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom.
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  • Excursion to the magnificent Jhakri Falls
  • Visit to the colourful Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary
  • Tour of the breathtaking Tshangu Lake
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Darjeeling & Gangtok Family Special Hotel & Car (Online) | 5 Days 4 Nights

Historic Train

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Home to captivating hills, rivers, lakes, valleys, forests and sprawling tea plantations, North East India is a paradise for nature lovers. The peace promoting Buddhist culture also compels many travellers to take a tour of this region. With MakeMyTrip?s thoughtfully designed North East vacation packages, you come closer to all these aspects and feel a sense of relaxation. The trip is divided in two parts, covering Darjeeling ? the land of the UNESCO-listed Toy Train and expansive tea gardens ? and Gangtok ? the capital of Sikkim. On a sightseeing tour, you will see many popular attractions of these two destinations, including Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Tibetan Refugee Centre, Rumtek Monastery and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. You will also get numerous photography opportunities at the Flower Show Exhibition Centre, and Tenzing and Gombu rocks.

Awesome North East with Pelling | 7 Days 6 Nights

Mirik Lake

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Get closer to nature with a visit to North East, the region bestowed with splendid vistas and wildlife. From sacred temples and Buddhist monasteries to gushing waterfalls and vantage points, this North East tour package covers every aspect to the core. During your stay in Darjeeling, you get to explore popular points of interest, such as Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee Centre, Pemayangtse Monastery and Peace Pagoda. The awe-inspiring beauty of Pelling in the form of Rimbi Waterfalls, Darap Village, Khecheopalri Lake and Kanchenjunga Fall will leave you spellbound. Also included in this trip is an excursion to Ganesh Tok, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Do-Drul Chorten and Bakthang Falls in Gangtok.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sunrise over Mount Everest from Tiger Hill
  • Mount Kanchenjunga views from Tashi viewpoint
  • A day at the glacial Changu Lake
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A Relaxing Week in North East - Gangtok Special | 9 Days 8 Nights

Go with the flow

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Do you wish to go to the Himalayas and delve in the charm of peaceful monasteries? Then, all you have to do is book this North East package! Covering Gangtok, Pelling and Darjeeling, it includes everything from an excursion to Changu Lake, a road trip to Lachung and learning about Buddhism at Institute of Tibetology to admiring wildlife at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. A dip in the therapeutic Yumthang hot springs will rejuvenate your body and soul. Speaking to your spiritual side will be a visit to Rumtek Monastery, Do-Drul Chorten, Char Dham, Samdruptse Statue, Ghoom Monastery and Peace Pagoda. Besides, there are myriad other points of interest that you will explore here, including Rock Garden, Tenzing and Gombu Rocks, and Tea Estate.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Collect souvenirs from Cottage Industry and Tibetan Refugee Centre
  • Capture sunrise from Tiger Hill
  • Learn about trekking and climbing at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
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Northeast Wow Darjeeling & Gangtok - Durga Puja Special | 5 Days 4 Nights

St. Andrews Church

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Home to captivating hills, rivers, lakes, valleys, forests and sprawling tea plantations, North East India is a paradise for nature lovers. The peace promoting Buddhist culture also compels many travellers to take a tour of this region. With MakeMyTrip?s thoughtfully designed North East vacation packages, you come closer to all these aspects and feel a sense of relaxation. The trip is divided in two parts, covering Darjeeling ? the land of the UNESCO-listed Toy Train and expansive tea gardens ? and Gangtok ? the capital of Sikkim. On a sightseeing tour, you will see many popular attractions of these two destinations, including Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Tibetan Refugee Centre, Rumtek Monastery and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. You will also get numerous photography opportunities at the Flower Show Exhibition Centre, and Tenzing and Gombu rocks.

Incredible Darjeeling and Gangtok | 7 Days 6 Nights

Darjeeling

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If your idea of holidaying involves spending time amidst snow-capped mountains, lush forests and friendly people, then you should definitely head to North East. While its natural splendour needs no mention, its mystical Buddhist culture is also famed all over the world. You can revel in the charm of this magical land with this North East package by MakeMyTrip. The tour unfolds from Darjeeling, where you get to explore Batasia Loop, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. Then, you move to Gangtok to enjoy a Ropeway ride and visit the Cottage Industry. A tour of Ghoom Monastery, Tibetan Refuge Centre, Peace Pagoda, Rumtek Monastery, Do-Drul Chorten and Institute of Tibetology is also on the list. Time spent at Tea Estate and Bakthang Falls will be a treat for the senses.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Magnificent sunrise from Tiger Hill
  • A full-day excursion to Mirik Lake and Pashupati Market
  • Excursion to Changu Lake
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Magical North East (Online) | 6 Days 5 Nights

A walk to remember

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North East Sojourn | 6 Days 5 Nights

Darjeeling

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Darjeeling Holiday - 4 Days | 4 Days 3 Nights

War Memorial

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Luxurious Escapade to North East | 6 Days 5 Nights

Monastery in Pelling

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Breathtaking North East - Lachung Special (Online Only) | 6 Days 5 Nights

Lachung

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Luxury Vacation In North East | 8 Days 7 Nights

Monastery in Pelling

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A luxury Holiday in North East | 7 Days 6 Nights

What a view!

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Northeast Classic Gangtok & Darjeeling (Online Only) | 5 Days 4 Nights

Darjeeling

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North East Sojourn - Durga Puja Special | 6 Days 5 Nights

Darjeeling

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Things to Do in Darjeeling

  • Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Ropeway

    A unique way to get a panoramic view of the valley is to ride the Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Ropeway, believed to be the longest and highest ropeway ride in Asia.It is close to 4,260 metres long and will fly you over lush verdant valleys for an awe-inspiring experience. From a height of 7,000 feet (in Darjeeling), this ropeway descends down to a mere 800 feet and can carry 6 people at a time.

  • Ghoom Monastery Market

    This is the best place to buy reasonably priced Tibetan curios like prayer wheels, prayer flags, singing bowls, thangkas (wall paintings), and Buddha heads. Spread out on the tracks of the Darjeeling toy train, it’s a sight to watch the market fold and unfold as the Toy Train takes rounds of the area.

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How to Reach Darjeeling

By Air

Bagdogra Airport is the nearest air connection which is 96 kilometres away from Darjeeling. Many carriers like Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Indigo, Go Air run direct flights from Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata to Darjeeling. Delhi and Kolkata airports are well-connected with international cities across the globe. Now, few international cities like Bangkok and Paro also have direct flights via Druk Air airlines. Once you reach at the airport, you can hire a taxi or share a cab to get to Darjeeling, which will take you around 3 hours.


By Bus

The regular bus service from Siliguri (which is approximately 70 kilometres away) to Darjeeling is quite slow but economical. Similar bus services are also available from neighbouring towns like Kurseong and Kalimpong which is 31 and 50 kilometres away respectively. Even Gangtok city runs daily buses to Darjeeling; however, we suggest taking a shared cab instead.


By Train

The Darjeeling railway station is administered by the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR). The nearest railway station in Darjeeling is at New Jalpaiguri (62 kilometres from the main town) which connects major Indian cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar and Cochin. The DHR Toy Train service starts at New Jalpaiguri and will get you to Darjeeling at a speed no faster than 30 miles per hour. It takes 7 hours and halts at Batasia Loop from where passengers can take photographic shots of Mt. Kanchenjunga.

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Best Time to Visit Darjeeling

Bagdogra Airport is the nearest air connection which is 96 kilometres away from Darjeeling. Many carriers like Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Indigo, Go Air run direct flights from Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata to Darjeeling. Delhi and Kolkata airports are well-connected with international cities across the globe. Now, few international cities like Bangkok and Paro also have direct flights via Druk Air airlines. Once you reach at the airport, you can hire a taxi or share a cab to get to Darjeeling, which will take you around 3 hours.

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History of Darjeeling


The history of Darjeeling is intertwined with West Bengal, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan and Britain and there influence can still be found its food, language and culture. Prior to being acquired by the East India Company, Darjeeling was a part of Sikkim and for a brief period, also a part of Nepal. During the British rule, they discovered Darjeeling’s land was excellent for tea cultivation and till date it remains one of the top tea exporter in the world. 

Weekend Getaways in Darjeeling

Kalimpong - Located 80 kms from Darjeeling, Kalimpong is a preferred weekend getaway from Darjeeling. The hill station overlooks the Teesta river and is famous for its traditional handicrafts, artefacts, nurseries and monasteries. Visit the Pine View Cactus Nursery and the Durpin monastery. Don’t forget to indulge in some adventure sports at Deolo Hill.

Mirik - Surrounded by tea estates, orchards and cedar trees, Mirik is a picturesque weekend destination from Darjeeling. Picnics by the lake Sumendu with tall pines on one side and a beautiful flowers on the other, make for ideal way to spend a weekend. It is located 50 kms away from Darjeeling.     

Gangtok - The cheerful and modern capital of Sikkim is a favourite among tourists. Visit Gangtok on weekend and steal the views of Kanchenjunga, shop and sample local cuisine at the happening MG Marg.