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Heritage Darjeeling Dooars Tea Tour

Darjeeling Tea Heritage Sikkim cultural Tour and Dooars Attractions

9

Days

CULTURE

Trip highlights

Visit   Tea factory, garden, tea tasting and tea colony for social insights.
Visit major cultural attraction in Darjeeling.
Explore prominent attractions and sights that define Gangtok
Historical Kalimpong displays its warmth through its sights and interaction with people.
Myriad form of Wildlife in Gorumara National Park through jeep safari and elephant ride.

Here we have the opportunities to tour places that offers a perfect blend of tea tourism, cultural diversities, Himalayan landscapes and attractions of Dooars – hidden gems on Himalayan foothills.

Darjeeling has world famous Tea industries. Sikkim boast of many imposing monasteries and wide arrays of Orchids and Dooars steal the show with its wild lives, serene tea gardens and ethnic diversities. 


The tour starts with a visit to the attractions in  Darjeeling and take its course into Tumsong Tea estate. In Tumeon visit tea factory for the tea processing and tasting experience and take a nature walk along the tea bushes, participate  in plucking tea leaves and interacting  with the tea workers. The next destination is Gangtok, capital of Sikkim, with different sight’s mainly monasteries, traditional medicine institute etc. The next stoppage is Kalimpong, a bustling town located on the crest of eastern Himalayan range. After visiting its fame flower  nurseries, Raj era schools and spectacular vista from the ridge and finally Chalsa, a small town in the Dooars with an opportunity for an excursion to visit the nearby National park and Wild life Sanctuary. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Darjeeling. 
If you are arriving from Bhutan you can tour in reverse order.
Upon arrival meet our representative and proceed to Darjeeling. Evening stroll in and around Chowrasta.
Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 2: Drive to Tumsong.
After breakfast visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Snow Leopard Breeding Centre, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and walk down to Tibetan Self-help center. Later take a joy-ride on a toy train to Ghoom, which makes en-route stop at Batasia loop. From Ghoom drive to Tumsong Tea garden. Depending on your arrival stroll around Tumsong village beside Tea plantation to experience village life meeting local people visiting local homes. Overnight in Tumsong Tea Resort.

Day 3: In Tumsong.
After breakfast visit Tea factory to experience the whole processing of Darjeeling Tea making and experience the tasting of Tea which varies and largely depends on plucking and climate changes differing flavours and appearance, later we take you to experience plucking of tea leaves along with workers involved in garden.
Overnight in Tumsong Tea Resort.

Day 4: Drive to Gangtok.
Drive to Gangtok , stop at Triveni view point to view the confluence of River Teesta and River Rangeet.  After completing entry formalities at the Rangpo border continue your drive to Gangtok. Evening stroll around M.G marg and Lal Bazaar. Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 5: In Gangtok.
After breakfast visit the Enchey monastery, followed by some view points, from where you may get spectacular views of the city and the snow-capped peaks of Kanchendzonga.  Visit the flower exposition and walk along the promenade to view to the Palace and temples used by Chogyals (Kings of Sikkim). Later, stop by at the Cottage Industry, where you can see and buy the traditional handicrafts.  In the afternoon, visit Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, a treasure house of rare Lepcha, Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscripts, numerous priceless statues and thangkas and the Dodrul Chorten chorten. Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 6: Drive from Gangtok to Kalimpong.
Drive east of Gangtok to visit Rumtek Monastary and drive to Kalimpong. In Kalimpong visit Durpin hills for amazing views of the plains, and nearby you can visit Zang Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompa temple, Flower nurseries, and later explore the local market at Kalimpong. Overnight in Kalimpong.

Day 7: Drive from Kalimpong to Chalsa.
Descend down from the hills to the plains of the Dooars. The dooars flanked by lush green sub-tropical vegetation, and tea gardens constitute the floodplains and foothills bordering Bhutan, Darjeeling and plains of Assam. It takes about 3hrs to reach Chalsa, on arrival check in to the resort. In the afternoon explore the nearby tea gardens, local villages and the bazaar area. Overnight in Chalsa.

Day 8: Excursion to Gorumara National Park.
Drive to Gorumara where we take you for elephant ride and jeep safari. Visit watchtowers from where you can see Indian Bison, Barking deer and 1 horned Rhino. We take you for a walk in the evening visiting tribal Village meeting local people. (Entrance fees and safari fee extra) Overnight in Chalsa.

Day 9: Drive to Bagdogra/ NJP
After breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport for your departure.

 

  • Group SizePrivate with your Own Group

  • MealsAll meal in tomsong and Zurantee.Breakfast and Dinner in Darjeeling/kalimpong & Gangtok

  • Trip Accommodation3* to 4* In Darjeeling/Gangtok/kalimpong. Heritage Bungalow in Tumsong & Zurantee.

  • RouteDarjeeling-Tumsong-Gangtok-Kalimpong-Chalsa

  • Trip TypeCultural Tour to Tea Garden

  • Trip SeasonsFeburary to November

  • Best MonthsFebruary, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

  • Lean MonthsJanuary, December

Prices & Dates

Cost Information
Price on request. Price to subject to number of participant and travel date.

Trip Dates:
Private Journeys for independent travel with your own dates.


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Included

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast and dinner included, however all meals while staying at Tumsong resort and Zurantee Bungalow.
  • All transfer and sightseeing by good quality vehicle.
  • Entrance fee at various monuments and toy train fare.
  • English speaking guide throughout trip.

Not included

  • Anything not mention in the included section.

Accommodations


Hotels in Darjeeling

Hotels in Gangtok

Hotels in Kalimpong

Hotels in Chalsa

Trip Guide/Leader