INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Accommodation for 4 nights in standard hotel: 2 nights in Gangtok and 2 nights in Darjeeling
- City trip in Darjeeling with complimentary visit to the Happy Valley Tea Estate
- Return economy Flights
- Toy Tain ride in Darjeeling (Complimentary)
- A visit to beautiful Changu Lake and Baba Mandir
- Miscellaneous charges like permit for Changu Lake, luxury & road taxes.
- Enjoy Jain meals during your holiday
- Meals not specified in inclusions.
- Any item not mentioned in inclusions.
- GST @ 5 % will be payable on total package cost
Day 1 - Arrive at the Bagdogra Airport – Gangtok (120 kms, 4-5 hrs approx.)
Upon your arrival, you would be greeted by a MakeMyTrip representative at the Bagdogra Airport and then you would travel to the hotel in Gangtok. The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok makes for a perfect base for tourists, trekkers and explorers, as it allows you to absorb in the local culture and beauty of the place.
The city offers the opportunity to enjoy good food, shopping and to have memorable experience. Surround yourself with monasteries, mountains and orchids in Gangtok.
Check-in at the hotel in Gangtok and explore the city on your own in the evening. Or you can spend time enjoying the view of the valley that the hotel offers. For those wishing to know if luck favours them, a visit to the Casino (own expense) can be an exciting way to enjoy your evening before ending the day at the hotel.
Day 2 -Gangtok - Changu Lake and Baba Mandir Excursion
After enjoying the breakfast at the hotel, you would be leaving for a visit to the Changu Lake (Tentative time to leave from the hotel is 8-10 AM basis availability of permit, the same will be communicated by the driver).
The lake derives its waters from melting snow of the mountains, a beautiful sight to witness. Earlier, the lamas used to study the colour of water and predict the future, a darker colour would indicate troublesome time in the coming year. Despite the colour that flows in the lake on your visit, the view of the lake and the surrounding mountains would surely leave a lasting impression.
You would also be visiting the Baba Mandir, a shrine dedicated to ‘Baba Harbhajan Singh’, a soldier of the Indian Army. He died in 1968 and the shrine was made to honour his wishes (he requested one of his friends in the dreams, for a Samadhi to be made for him). It is also believed that he guards the international boundary between India and China, and protects the people. Many people also hold the belief that the place has a healing spirit, and a bottle of water left there, could cure illness after consumption.
After returning back to Gangtok, you could explore the town on your own. Shop at the local market or enjoy the delicious food at the local restaurants (own expense). Later, return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 3 - Gangtok Local Sightseeing
After breakfast you would go and explore Gangtok. You would be picked up from the hotel around 8-10 am. The city offers the opportunity to enjoy good food, shopping and to have memorable experience.
Visit the most beautiful monastery in Sikkim, the Rumtek Monastery. After this, you would also visit the Do-Drul Chorten. You would also visit the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology that researches the religion, history, language, art and culture of Tibet and Tibetans. The museum and the library on the premises offer an insight into the culture
The culture of any place is clearly visible in its art and handicraft. The Cottage Industry in Gangtok is no exception. Later, you would visit the Flower Exhibition Centre that houses a huge variety of flora. The center also holds an annual Orchid show and the indoor flower show is a very colorful experience.
Day 4 - Darjeelin: Departure (End Tour)
banner Checkout After a delicious breakfast, check-out from the hotel and travel to the Bagdogra Airport for your journey back home.