Heritage Darjeeling Dooars Tea Tour
Darjeeling Tea Heritage Sikkim cultural Tour and Dooars Attractions
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.
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 Zurantee Tea state.
Drive to Zurantee Tea State via Lava and Lolleygoan passing through tribal village’s along the Neora valley renowned for its Wild Orchids. Overnight at Zurantee.
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.
Day 9: Drive to Bagdogra/ NJP
(Rail way station) tour ends. You can extend your tour to Bhutan.
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.
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
Price on request.
Private Journeys for independent travel with your own dates.
- 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.
- Anything not mention in the included section.