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 Durations : 4 Night / 5 Days
  • 3 Night Gangtok
  • 1 Night Kalimpong
Snow-capped mountains, flowing lakes, majestic monasteries and beautiful temples; these are just some of the things that Sikkim is known for! Venture on a trip to this eastern jewel and explore the unexplored and create your own image of this land. So chalk out a plan and set out on a journey unlike any other!
 
 Tour Itinerary
Day 1:
Arrival At Njp Railway Station/(Ixb) Bagdogra Airport - Gangtok (130 Km/4 To 5 Hours)
On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/(IXB) Bagdogra Airport (500 feet/150 metres), get assistance and board vehicle to Gangtok (5500 feet/1677 metres). Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2:
Gangtok
After breakfast, start for excursion to Baba Mandir and Tshangu Lake, situated at a height of 12400 feet/3780 meters/43 km in 3 hours one way, with an average depth of 50 feet. The cool water of the lake is perfectly attuned with the scenic beauty around. Return to Gangtok and stay overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3:
Gangtok
Go on a full-day sightseeing tour, covering Rumtek Monastery, Jhakri Water Fall, Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom and Flower Show. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4:
Gangtok - Kalimpong (85 Km/3 To 4 Hours)
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, transfer to Kalimpong (3937 feet/1200 meters). In the afternoon, visit Dello hills, Dr. Grahams Home, Flower Nurseries, Jang Dong - Palriffo Brang and Durbin Dara Hills. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5:
Kalimpong - Njp Railway Station/(Ixb) Bagdogra Airport (75 Km/3 To 4 Hours)
After breakfast, proceed to NJP Railway Station/ (IXB) Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey.
Meals: Breakfast
 
 Package Price
Rs. 11,800/- *
USD 239.531/- *
EUR 181.810/- *
GBP 151.154/- *
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 Destination
Gangtok
Gangtok, an unassuming Himalayan town comes with the quaint charms very much like most hillside towns. And yet its culture and its influences stop it from being clubbed with the rest.

Flung away from the heart of India and in proximity with Tibet, it is most certainly not the quintessential Indian town. Buddhism is prevalent. So are entrancing views of mountains and foliage.

Monks cruising down the street in bikes is a common sight. You cannot miss the numerous monasteries in the city. The mystical Do-Drul Chorten, Enchey Gompa Monastery, Rumtek Monastery, Tashiling Monastery and Phensong Monastery are quite beautiful. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology offers an intimate rendezvous with its culture. Even better are the masked dances and processions during festivals.

Gangtok offers some incredible views of the mighty Kanchenjunga from Tashi Point and its quaint temple, Ganesh Tok. Hanuman Tok is another Hindu temple in this city.

Shoppers and foodies will be delighted. From yummy tea to Tibetan handicrafts and fur jackets, Gangtok's MG Road and Lal Bazaar are only too happy to please. The food is diverse and restaurants serve you traditional Sikkimese dishes, steamed and fried Momos, the wicked Chang and succulent meat that will have you asking for more.

Changu Lake, Saramsa Garden and Banjhakri Falls are all a short drive from the city and are neat getaways whether you want to ride a Yak, sip on hot tea meditatively or have a scrumptious picnic. For a few lessons in history, just drive up to the Nathu La Pass.

Orchids, Snow Leopards, Red Pandas and bamboos have their own sanctuaries in Gangtok that takes the conservation of its greenscape and wildlife seriously.

Not a tourist trap, with little to do and much to discover, experience the art of doing nothing and being everything in Gangtok.

 
Kalimpong
A sweet little town with a market place quite like that of a not-so-touristy hill station, at first sight, Kalimpong doesn't seem like your usual holiday destination. But look closer: mingle a bit with a local chaiwala, get into conversations with a homebound wayfarer and you might see another side of Kalimpong reveal itself, vying for your attention and waiting for you to discover it.

Rolling foothills, dark green valleys, and a rich history, Kalimpong has fast become a must-visit destination in Sikkim. Imbibing a melange of cultural identities, Kalimpong is best discovered at its beautiful churches, monasteries, and temples. But if stone structures fail to fascinate you, we recommend getting into your sneakers, getting out of your hotel, and traipsing the first mountain trail you feel like. Expect astounding countryside views, untouched flora, unseen fauna, and surroundings divine. Kalimpong may be a lesser-known hill-spot, but once you're there, you know it's best the way it is now.

Places to See
Kalimpong isn't anything more than a place to run away from Darjeeling's tourist-cluttered roads and attractions. However, you can spend a lazy evening walking up to the in-house Catholic Church, and the nearby monastery called Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang (one of the longest names for a monastery we've ever heard). The views from the top of the monastery are breathtaking.

Food
China Garden, a little restaurant situated close to the bus stand dishes out the best Chinese in town. It's a must visit. In addition, you'll find a number of wayside eateries and hawkers selling momos and other common Chinese dishes.
Buy aged cheese from Kalimpong to take home. It's really tasty.

Shopping
Wall-hangings, statues, porcelain products, crystal souvenirs, gifts, Tibetan masks, and many other kinds of souvenirs can be bought from the local bazaar. Bargain well! Just a little ahead from the main street is a wholesale market, where the prices you'll get are fair and far better than you'll get anyplace else.

What to pack: A good pair of shoes, mild sunscreen (15+ SPF), cold cream, a pullover/wind-cheater, and a raincoat

Main Languages: Nepali, English, Bengali, Hindi

When to go: The weather in Kalimpong is awesome all year round. However March to mid June (springtime) and September to December (post monsoon) is the time, things at this town are at their best.

Local transport: Mini-coaches and taxis are readily available.

Altitude: 1,250 metres above sea level

 
 Package Inclusion
  • Accommodation on twin-sharing basis
  • Return transfers in an appropriate sized non air-conditioned vehicle (Ex-New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra airport)
  • Meals as per plan chosen
  • Transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary in a non air-conditioned vehicle (car will not be at disposal)
  • All hotel taxes
 
 Terms and Conditions
  • Per person rates (in Rs) - applicable on 2 persons staying together sharing the same room
  • Service tax extra as applicable
  • Transportation provided will be as per itinerary only (not at disposal)
  • Rates are valid for minimum stay of 2 nights
  • The package does not include guide services where not mentioned; same can be availed at an additional cost
  • Entrance charges anywhere are not included
  • Rates applicable for Indian Nationals only. Non-Indian Nationals may avail the same package after inquiring about the applicable rate
  • Package rates are subject to change without prior notice
  • Meal plan: EP - Accommodation only, CP - Accommodation with breakfast, MAP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • The package cannot be combined with any other offer
  • Refund on cancellation strictly depends upon concerned hotel's cancellation policy
  • The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals & long weekends
  • Right Travels Inc. reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice
    Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellation done from the booking date till seven days prior to the departure date, charges are thirty percent of the package cost
  • Cancellation done from three days to seven days prior to the departure date, charges are fifty percent of the package cost
  • Cancellation done twenty four hours to three days prior to departure date, charges are seventy five percent of the packages cost
  • Cancellation done less than twenty four hours prior to the departure date, charges are hundred percent of the package cost
  • In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel
 
 Remarks
  • All prices quoted per person on twin sharing basis in Indian Rupees. Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time. Rates valid for Indian Nationals only
  • Rates subject to change without notice depending on currency fluctuation.
  • Rates are based on Standard category of rooms.
  • Rates not valid during conventions and special events.
  • In case carrier is Air Asia, package price does not include charges for checked baggage and meals.
 

Destination Information

ABOUT THE TERRITORY:
The Goodly Religion or Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. The state borders Nepal to the west, Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China to the north and east, and Bhutan to the southeast. The state of West Bengal borders Sikkim to its south. Sikkim is nonetheless geographically diverse due to its location in the Himalayas. The climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine. Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim's border with Nepal. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination, owing to its culture, scenery and biodiversity. It also has the only open border between India and China. GANGTOK is the capital of the city.

Sikkim's economy is largely dependent on agriculture and tourism, and the state has the fourth-smallest GDP among Indian states, although it is also among the fastest growing.

RELIGION:
HINDUISIM has been the state's major religion since the arrival of the Nepalis. The total population is now adherents of the religion. Sikkim's second-largest religion is Buddhism. Sikkim has 75 monasteries, the oldest dating back to the 1700s.

CHRISTIANS in Sikkim are mostly descendants of the Lepcha people who were converted by British missionaries in the late 19th century, and constitute around 6.6% of the population. Other religious minorities include Muslims of Bihari ethnicity and Jains, who account for roughly 1% each. The traditional religions of the native Sikkimese account for much of the remainder of the population. Although tensions between the Lepchas and the Nepalese escalated during the merger of Sikkim with India in the 1970s, there has never been any major degree of communal religious violence, unlike in other Indian states.

Moreover, Buddhism is the most predominant religion at Sikkim. The Bhutia and the Tibetans at Sikkim generally follow the Buddhist cult. The Sikkimese follow the Tibetan Buddhism, which is divided into Red and Yellow Sects. The Red Sect Buddhism in Sikkim includes the Nyingma, Sakya and Kargya lineages; whereas the Yellow Sect in Sikkim implies Gelugpa lineage. These sects comprise an integral part of religion in Sikkim and are marked by different religious practices and the rituals performed by them.

Hinduism is another predominating religion at Sikkim. In Sikkim, we find the Nepali Hindu cult, which calls for a lot of festivities and rituals. The Nepali Hinduism is an orthodox cult of Hinduism. As a result, the society in Sikkim shows a strong Hindu flavor: the predominance of caste system is one of the chief attributes of Hinduism.

Beside Buddhism and Hinduism, we also come across a number of other religions in Sikkim. Among the other religion in Sikkim are:

  • Islam
  • Sikhism
  • Christianity
All the religion clubbed together constitutes the society of Sikkim.

CULTURE:
The Nepalese majority of Sikkim celebrates all major Hindu festivals, including Diwali and Dussera. Traditional local festivals, such as Maghe Sankranti and Bhimsen Puja, are also popular. Losar, Loosong, Saga Dawa, Lhabab Duechen, Drupka Teshi and Bhumchu are among the Buddhist festivals celebrated in Sikkim. During the Losar (Tibetan New Year), most offices and educational institutions are closed for a week. Sikkimese Muslims celebrate Eid ul-Fitr and Muharram. Christmas has also been promoted in Gangtok to attract tourists during the off-season

Communities, Culture, Religions and Customs of different hues intermingle freely here in Sikkim to constitute a homogeneous blend.

The "ruling" family is of Tibetan origin. Sikkim was a dependency of Tibet until the British Government in India established its protectorate in 1890. In 1974 Sikkim was merged with India, and became India's 22d state.

The people of Sikkim are simple and friendly with natural gaiety. The customs and rituals of Sikkim are as diverse as the ethnic that inhabit the land. The predominant communities are the LEPCHAS, BHUTIAS, NEPALESE and smaller proportions of LIMBUS.

All communities live in perfect harmony sharing each other's culture, ethos, and traditions with the result there is now a Sikkimese culture, which is composite of all the three prominent communities. Most of the people speak Nepali, which is also the state language. It is the harmony of the place that provides justification to the name of the state derived form "Sukhim", meaning "happy home, a place of peace".

CLIMATE:
Sikkim's climate ranges from sub-tropical in the south to tundra in the northern parts. The tundra-type region in the north is clad by snow for four months every year, and the temperature drops below 0 °C (32 °F) almost every night. The peaks of northwestern Sikkim are perpetually frozen. Most of the inhabited regions of Sikkim, however, experience a temperate climate, with the temperatures seldom exceeding 28 °C in summer or dropping below 0 °C (32 °F) in winter; the mean monthly summer temperature is 15 °C. The state has five seasons: winter, summer, spring, autumn, and a monsoon season between June and September. The average annual temperature for most of Sikkim is around 18 °C

LANGUAGE:
It is traditionally accepted that the Lepchas are the autochthonous tribe of Sikkim. After them came the Bhutias, from Tibet, followed by the Nepalese and finally the Indian business community from the plains.
Nepalese is the lingua franca of Sikkim, while Bhutia and Lepcha are spoken in certain areas. English and Hindi are also spoken and understood in most of Sikkim. Other languages include Dzongkha, Groma, Gurung, Limbu, Magar, Majhi, Majhwar, Nepal Bhasa, Rai, Sikkimese, Sherpa, Sunuwar, Tamang, Thulung, Tibetan, and Yakha.
THE LEPCHAS:
The original inhabitants of Sikkim are said to be Lepchas. They existed much before the Bhutias and Nepalese migrated to the state. Before adopting Buddhism or Christianity as their religion, the earliest Lepcha settlers were believers in the bone faith or mune faith. This faith was basically based on spirits, good and bad. They worshipped spirits of mountains , rivers and forests which was but natural for a tribe that co-existed so harmoniously with the rich natural surroundings. The Lepcha (Zongu) folklore is rich with stories. The Lepcha population is concentrated in the central part of the Sikkim. This is the area that encompasses the confluence of Lachen and Lachung rivers and Dickchu.
THE NEPALESE:
The Nepalese appeared on the Sikkim scene much after the Lepchas & Bhutias. They migrated in large numbers and soon became the dominant community. The Nepalese now constitute more than 80 % of the total population. The Nepali settlers introduced the terraced system of cultivation. Cardamom was an important cash crop introduced by the Nepalese. Except for the Sherpas & Tamangs who are Buddhists, the Nepalese are orthodox Hindus with the usual caste system.
THE BHUTIAS:
They are the people of Tibetan origin. They migrated to Sikkim perhaps somewhere after the fifteenth century through the state of Sikkim. In Northern Sikkim, where they are the major inhabitants, they are known as the Lachenpas and Lachungpas. The language spoken by the bhutias is Sikkimese. Bhutia villages are as large as those compared to those of Lepchas. A Bhutia house called "Khin" is usually of rectangular shape.

CUISINE OF SIKKIM:
Noodle-based dishes such as thukpa, chowmein, thanthuk, fakthu, gyathuk and wonton are common in Sikkim. Momos, steamed dumplings filled with vegetables, buff (buffalo meat) or pork and served with a soup, are a popular snack. Beer, whiskey, rum and brandy are widely consumed. Sikkim has the third-highest per capita alcoholism rate amongst all Indian states, behind Punjab and Haryana

The dietary-culture of this region is mostly reflected in the pattern of food production. Depending on the altitudinal variation, finger millet, wheat, buckwheat, barley, vegetable, potato, soybeans, etc. are grown. Some of the common traditional cuisine with their food recipes has been presented for introduction of dietary culture of the Sikkim Himalayas, as well as for product diversification.

The cuisine is also incorporated with Dals (lentils), fresh vegetables, bamboo shoots, wild flowers, mushrooms and nettle leaves. Talking about non-vegetarian food, beef, pork and fish are relishing items. The main thing about the cuisine of Sikkim is that it materialized under the changing needs, geographical compulsions and cultural contact of the adjoining countries. Sikkim cuisine demonstrates the good sense of the residents, who took only those styles and methods from other cultures, which helped their mode of life, maintaining their own distinctive cuisine.

TOUR ATTRACTIONS:
Sikkim, the land of beautiful scenic views has unlimited reasons to attract tourists from all over the world. Lovely Monasteries, temples, stupas and lush greenery catch everybody's attention. Some of the major attractions of Sikkim are Orchid Sanctuary, Yumthang Valley, Pemayangste Monastery, Rumtek Monastery, Pelling, Khecheopari Lake, Yuksom, Namchi, Tashding, Dudbi Monastery and not to forget the adventure sports, waiting for you to explore every aspect of Sikkim.
The tourists thronging the culturally and biologically rich state of Sikkim can include the following famous destinations in their tour itinerary. Some attractions are following below:

  • MONASTERIES
  • YUKSOM & THE DZONGRI TRAIL
  • TESTA RIVER RAFTING
  • FLORA & FUNNA SANCTUARIES
  • NATHU LA PASS
  • THE OLD SILK ROUTE

Rather than some other places need to visit at Sikkim as like , CHANGU LAKE , YUNTHANG VALLEY , RUNGTEK MONESTRY etc .

The beautiful state of Sikkim, famous for its flora which is in full bloom during March-May offers around 600 species of orchids, 240 species of trees, 150 varieties of gladioli, 46 types of rhododendrons along with a variety of magnolias and many other foliage plants. Orchids, Gladioli, Roses, Cacti, Alpine Plants, Creepers, Climbers, Ferns and Herbs are the main flowers, which displays in the flower show. Seminars and lectures organized by experts also can be attained in the show.

CONCLUSION:
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Cost and Dates

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Package Type: Price Per Person on Twin Sharing
Rs. 11,800/- *
USD 239.531/- *
EUR 181.810/- *
GBP 151.154/- *
Validity: Valid From January 16, 2012 - March 15, 2012
(For other location please contact OR Send Query)
 
 

Hotel Details

Hotel: HOTEL GARDEN REACH
Star Category:
City: Kalimpong
Location:
Hotel Garden Reach is located on Upper Cart Road, below Bankim Chandra Park in Kalimpong in Darjeeling. It is 80 kms from Bagdogra Airport and New Jalpaiguri Railway Station.

Room Amenities:
The rooms are equipped with intercom and direct dial telephones, DVD player, satellite television, room service and its attached washrooms receive a continuous supply of hot and cold water. The hotel offers accommodation in 25 rooms overlooking either the garden or Kanchendzonga.

Dining:
The hotel has an in-house multi-cuisine restaurant that serves lip-smacking delicacies.

Services and Facilities:
Hotel Garden Reach provides housekeeping & laundry, car parking, car rental, travel desk, lawns and gardens, doctor on call, and a choice of indoor and outdoor games.


Hotel: COMFORT INN
Star Category:
City: Gangtok

 
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