Itinerary 3 - Ex-New Jalpaiguri
/ Bagdogra ( Darjeeling - Gangtok - Kalimpong) - 6 nights -
This is a
short-break itinerary looks to cover the areas popularly visited in the East India
which are Darjeeling, Gangtok and Kalimpong. With few more days in hand Pelling,
Lachung and Dooars can be added to the itinerary.
Day 1 and 2 - Arrive in Morning
at New Jalpaiguri / Bagdogra and proceed to Darjeeling (90 kms) - 3 hours.
Proceed for local sightseeing in the afternoon. Ghoom Gompa (10 kms), Museum,
Zoological Park, Botanical Gardens
Day 3 and 4 - Proceed
to Gangtok (110 kms). While in Gangtok visit Tsangu Lake (full day Excursion), Rumtek
Monastery, Nam Nang View Point, Botanical Garden, Local Craft Centre, Flower Show
(Seasonal) and Tibetan Market. Morning visit to Tashi View point, Ganesh Tok,
Hanuman Tok and Pangthang can also be considered time permitting.
Day 5 and 6 - Proceed to Kalimpong
(79 kms). While in Kalimpong visit Flower
Nursuries, Durpin Daar hills
(View point and birding point), Jang-Dog-Palrifro-Brang-Gompa. You may also do
river rafting in river Teesta (Throughout the year except Monsoon)
(Train) - New
Jalpaiguri has trains arriving from all over India. There are overnight trains
from Kolkata (Howarah) and Direct long distance train from Mumbai(Dadar) and other
metros. There are direct flights from
Kolkata and Delhi to Bagdogra.