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North East Delight with Pelling - Summer Special | 7 Days 6 Nights

Live on the edge

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The natural bounties and tribal traditions of North East India make the region a heaven for nature lovers and culture enthusiasts. MakeMyTrip has meticulously planned this North East package covering two of its most sought-after destinations, Gangtok and Pelling. During your tour of the former, you will learn about the Tibetan culture at Do-Drul Chorten and Rumtek Monastery, and also explore Flower Exhibition Centre, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom and Baba Mandir. The road trip ahead takes you to Char Dham, Samdruptse Hill, Rimbi Waterfalls and Khecheopalri Lake. The fun doubles in Darjeeling, which has Batasia Loop, Ghoom Monastery, Tibetan Refugee Centre, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Peace Pagoda and Happy Valley Tea Estate. A magnificent sunrise from Tiger Hill also awaits you on this trip. 
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A visit to Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
  • Joyride on the UNESCO-listed toy train
  • A visit to Char Dham, Samdruptse Hill, Rimbi Waterfalls
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Sikkim & Darjeeling Delight With Kalimpong - Summer Special | 7 Days 6 Nights

Kalimpong

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Beat the heat with MakeMyTrip's exclusive summer packages to North East. This Sikkim & Darjeeling Delight With Kalimpong - Summer Special package will first take you to the revered Changu Lake and Baba Mandir near Gangtok. A visit to Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre and Do-Drul Chorten will also be a part of the trip. The vivid colours at the Flower Exhibition Centre will treat your eyes like nothing else. Further, you will explore Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery and Mangal Dham in Kalimpong. An excursion to Darjeeling will give you the opportunity to see Batasia Loop, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Centre, Darjeeling Zoo and Japanese Peace Pagoda
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  • Excursion to Happy Valley Tea Estate
  • Ride on the UNESCO-listed Darjeeling toy train
  • View of sunrise over the snow-white Himalayas from Tiger Hill
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Splendid North East - Pelling Special | 6 Days 5 Nights

Valley View

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A storehouse of natural bounties and cultural heritage, North East India is ?spectacular? in every sense of the word. A holiday in the Eastern Himalayas spent capturing magnificent vistas and making friends with locals is sure to be a unique experience. Pick this North East India package by MakeMyTrip to come here, without having to deal with the hassles of planning a tour. Covering Gangtok, Pelling and Darjeeling, this itinerary includes sightseeing at prominent points of interest like Flower Show Centre, Darap Village, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Darjeeling Zoological Park. A visit to Do-Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology and Ghoom Monastery will be a glimpse into the rich Buddhist culture. Tashi Viewpoint, Bakthang Falls, Khecheopalri Lake and Kanchenjunga Falls are some natural marvels that you will get to behold while on this trip.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy a full-day excursion to Changu Lake
  • Collect souvenirs at Cottage Industry
  • Visit Tiger Hill to capture an awe-inspiring sunrise
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Mesmerizing North East | 5 Days 4 Nights

Kangchenjunga mountain view

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Vivid green hills, captivating waterfalls, Buddhist monasteries and crystal clear lakes are enough to describe the beauty of North East India. What if you get to explore the black tea producer and the land of monasteries in a single trip? For this, MakeMyTrip has come up with this exciting North East tour package that includes Darjeeling and Gangtok. The marvellous sunrise view over Mount Everest from Tiger Hill will surely give a good start to the sojourn. You can then visit popular attractions like Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock, Tea Estate, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Tibetan Refugee Centre. Furthermore, an excursion to the 12400-feet high Changu Lake in Gangtok will be an experience of a lifetime.
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  • Visit Peace Pagoda
  • Explore Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Offer prayer at New Baba Mandir
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A short weekend in North East - Gangtok to Darjeeling | 4 Days 3 Nights

Darjeeling

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A nature lover?s delight, North East is characterised by its towering peaks, gushing rivers, sprawling forests and abundant wildlife. It also draws culture enthusiasts, who wish to delve into the uniqueness of different people. With this North East package, diligently put together by MakeMyTrip, you get to explore two of its biggest holiday destinations: Gangtok and Darjeeling. While one is a renowned centre of Buddhism, the other is known for its UNESCO-listed toy train and misty tea plantations. The several points of interest you get to explore during a sightseeing tour in the two hill stations include New Baba Mandir, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Peace Pagoda, and Tenzing and Gombu Rocks.
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  • Come across rare wildlife at Darjeeling Zoo
  • Capture the glacial Changu Lake in your camera
  • Learn about the local way of life at Tibetan Refugee Centre
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Northeast Wow Darjeeling & Gangtok | 5 Days 4 Nights

Darjeeling

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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.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Full-day excursion to the idyllic Changu Lake
  • Encounter regional animals at Darjeeling Zoo
  • Visit to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
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A Blissful Week in North East | 8 Days 7 Nights

Fountain Pond

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While the pleasant weather and awe-inspiring vistas are reasons enough for travellers to throng North East, the region offers so much more! The calming Buddhist culture and adventure opportunities also contribute in making it an irresistible destination among tourists. This North East package unveils to you the natural as well as cultural heritage of Darjeeling and Gangtok. Since Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tenzing and Gombu Rocks, and Peace Pogoda top the list of ?Best Places to Visit in Darjeeling?, a tour of these is included in this itinerary. Your time in Gangtok will be spent exploring Tashi viewpoint, Ganesh Tok, Do-Drul Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Rumtek Monastery and Bakthang Falls. A chance to shop at Pashupati Market, which is close to the Nepal border, also waits for you on this sojourn.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Fun ride on the UNESCO-listed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
  • An excursion to Mirik and Changu Lakes
  • Witness sunrise over Mt. Everest from Tiger Hill
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Leisurely North East with Pelling | 7 Days 6 Nights

Valley View

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North East delights everyone with its natural wonders; the more you see, the more you fall in love with. This MakeMyTrip?s vacation package lets you unwind amid lush greenery and whitewashed mountain peaks. The journey unfolds with a full-day excursion to the azure Changu Lake near Gangtok, followed by a visit to the revered New Baba Mandir. A sightseeing tour of attractions like Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Fall and Darap Village in Pelling will wait to amaze you again. Further, you will be routed to Darjeeling to see Batasia Loop, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Gombu Rock and Tea Estate. Throughout the tour, you will stay surrounded by a spiritual aura as a visit to Pemayangtse Monastery, Ghoom Monastery and Japanese Temple is also planned in this North East holiday package.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Excursion to Char Dham and Samdruptse Statue in Namchi
  • Explore Rabdentse Ruins
  • Sunrise view from Tiger Hill
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Awesome North East with Pelling | 7 Days 6 Nights

Fountain Pond

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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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Northeast Marvels Gangtok & Darjeeling | 6 Days 5 Nights

Yak Tsangmo Lake

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Looking for a spiritual sojourn in the realms of nature? Well, nothing can be more alluring than the North East India. With our thoughtfully designed North East tour packages, you can immerse in the tranquillity of Buddhism, go nature walking and learn about the beguiling Tibetan culture. As Gangtok and Darjeeling are two of the greatest crowd pullers in the region, we have covered these in this itinerary. There are many Buddhist shrines to explore in these towns, including Rumtek Monastery, Ghoom Monastery and Do-Drul Chorten that feature incredible statues and paintings of Lord Buddha. At Tenzing and Gombu rocks, you can try rock climbing, and learn about it in detail at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. You will also get a chance to visit Cottage Industry, Darjeeling Zoo and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Excursion to the revered Changu Lake
  • View of a magical sunrise from Tiger Hill
  • Photography opportunity at Flower Show Exhibition Centre
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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.

  • Neora Valley National Park

    The Neora Valley National Park is a region of rich biodiversity, situated in the beautiful Darjeeling district of West Bengal. This wildlife reserve falls in the catchment area of the Neora River and shares its boundaries with similar establishments of Sikkim and Bhutan. This wildlife conservation spot was notified as a national park in 1992, as per the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972. Covering a total geographical area of 88 sq km, this national park has luxuriant foliage of rhododendrons, endemic orchids and a mixed variety of forests.

    Tucked away in the pristine Eastern Himalayas, this place is the habitat of Red Panda –classified as 'Vulnerable' by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). More than 31 types of mammals, 258 bird species, 276 insects, 38 other invertebrates and six types of leeches inhabit the park. Himalayan Tahr, Black Bear, Sambar, Barking Deer, Goral, Tiger, Leopard, Chinese Marmorata Pangolin and Malayan Giant Squirrel can be spotted in the park. This region is also considered important in terms of bird population and is one of the best sites to spot the Rustybellied Shortwing – a native avian species of Eastern Himalayas.

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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.