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Heritage Darjeeling Dooars Tea Tour 9 Days

Darjeeling Tea Heritage Sikkim cultural Tour and Dooars Attractions

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

Trip SeasonsFeburary to November

Group SizePrivate with your Own Group

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

RouteDarjeeling-Tumsong-Gangtok-Kalimpong-Chalsa

Trip TypeCultural Tour to Tea Garden

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

Lean MonthsJanuary, December

Trip highlights

Tea tours in Darjeeling cover the Highland of Himalayas to the foothills of Dooars from the north to the south. Enjoy the diverse and beautiful tea fields.

Here is opportunities to tour places that offers a perfect blend of tea tourism, cultural diversities, Himalayan landscapes and attractions of Doars – hidden gems on Himalayan foothills.
Darjeeling has world famous Tea industries in the same way Minnesota has thousand lakes. Sikkim boast of many imposing monasteries and wide arrays of Orchids and Doars steal the show with its wild lives, serene tea gardens and ethnic diversities. Its hard to find a single part of this tours that doesn’t belong on  postcard or screen saver.
After visiting local attractions in Darjeeling, the journey take its course into Tumsong Tea estate. Visit tea factory for the tea processing and tasting  experience and take a nature walk in tea garden, participating with local in plucking tea leaves and interaction with them. The next destination is Gangtok, capital of Sikkim, unfolds a dramatically different sight’s attribute 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, the final  port of call is at Zurantee Tea estate, in Doars, after the ritual visit to tea factory, excursion to wild life sanctuary to see wild animals and some ethnic dance form in the evening.

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 Hotel

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 at the Plantation Bungalow.

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 at the Plantation Bungalow.

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 at the hotel.

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.  We also visit a flower exposition and walk along the garden/ promenade to view to the Palace and temples used by Chogyals (Kings of Sikkim). Later, you can also 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. On a hillock nearby, you can also visit Dodrul Chorten monastery.
Overnight in hotel in Gangtok.

Day 6: Drive from Gangtok to Kalimpong. Drive east of Gangtok to visit Rumtek Monastary and drive to Kalimpong visit in Kalimpong includes  Durpin Dara 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 at the hotel.

Day 7: Drive from Kalimpong to Zurantee Tea state. Drive to Zurantee Tea State via Lava and Lolleygoan along the drive we will be passing through tribal village’s drive along Neora valley renowned for its Wild Orchids.
Overnight at Zurantee tea bungalow.

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.
Overnight at Zurantee tea bungalow.

Day 9: Drive to Bagdogra/ NJP (Rail way station)tour ends.
You can extend your tour to Bhutan.