Darjeeling And Gangtok – Places to Visit & Trip Plan

Let the pristine beauty and serenity of North East and East India put a magical spell on you. With our 04 days Darjeeling Gangtok tour package, we will take you on a journey of soulful and beautiful places in India. Our package offers an endless list of memorable experiences like taking a leisurely walk in the lovely tea estates, witnessing the mesmerizing sunrise from Tiger Hill, soaking in the serenity and spirituality in Peace Pagoda, an adventurous trip to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, posing in a filmy-style on Toy train ride in Darjeeling. There are many more things to do and places to visit in Darjeeling. If we talk about Gangtok, our Darjeeling Gangtok tour packages include a visit to the world’s highest ATM in Nathu La Pass, Gurudongmar, zero point, and the places you never thought you’d explore in this life. We’ve curated a list of the famous tourist places in Darjeeling and Gangtok for you. Let’s take a look-

Places to visit on Darjeeling Trip

Tiger Hill- It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is a famous viewpoint for sunrise. Tiger Hill is the first tourist place in Darjeeling in our Darjeeling Gangtok tour package. The hill is famous amongst trekkers and nature lovers as it takes you through the oldest tea gardens in Darjeeling. One can catch a spectacular view of the Kanchenjunga peak and Mount Everest. Tourists come here at 4’o clock in the morning to witness the first ray of the sun.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway- Do you remember the train scenes from Parineeti and Barfi? The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is shown in more than 20 Bollywood movies. The world-famous toy train is a must-do thing in Darjeeling during the Darjeeling tour. The 88 km long train line was built during the British era between the years 1879 and 1881. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Ghoom Monastery- It is also known as Yiga Choeling Monastery. It is among the largest monastery in Darjeeling, located at 8000 feet above sea level, and was established by Lama Sherab Gyatso in 1850. Ghoom Monastery is one of the places on the best tour packages for Darjeeling Gangtok, offered by us. The monastery has 15 feet Maitreya Buddha statue, a main attraction of the sanctuary. It has original ancient Buddhist scripts preserved.

Batasia Loop- Batasia is one of the famous places in Darjeeling tour packages. Batasia Loop is a railway route offering a unique design to look around the lush and go through tunnels. It is considered the most photogenic train route in Darjeeling. While taking a toy train ride through Batasia Loop, you can have a 360-degree panoramic view of the city.

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute-For Mountain and adventure lovers, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is a perfect place to satiate the urge for thrilling activities. It is one of the best places to visit in Darjeeling, displaying information about famous climbers, various mountains, and mountaineering artifacts. The place was established in tensing Norgay honor in November 1954 to encourage the thought of making mountaineering a recognized sport in India. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is one of the places you’ll visit during the 4-day Darjeeling Gangtok tour.

Tibetan Refugee Centre- Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre is one of the famous places to visit in Darjeeling, which was established on 2 October 1959. The place is for Tibetan refugees who followed the footsteps of Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama and fled from homes to settle in Darjeeling. If you’re willing to know and get insights into the culture, lifestyle, and traditions of Tibetan folks, then you must visit this place. Also, you can see Tibetan people working in their shops, handcrafting exquisite items like blankets, coats, carpets, etc. You can also buy souvenirs from the place to bring back with you.

Japanese Temple & Peace Pagoda- Known as Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, it is located a 10-minute drive from Darjeeling town center. The beautiful Japanese temple was built in 1972 in traditional Japanese-style architecture. It is one of the famous tourist places in Darjeeling, surrounded by pristine beauty and a scenic atmosphere, making it a perfect place for peace lovers. Little away from the temple is Peace Pagoda, a major attraction in Darjeeling tour packages. It features four Lord Buddha statues in gold paint carved on walls. Take a serene walk around the Pagoda and witness the wooden artwork across Pagoda depicting the Buddha’s life incidents. The Peace Pagoda is a symbol of brotherhood and harmony.

Places to Visit in Gangtok

Rumtek Monastery- Located in the Rumtek district, 23 km from Gangtok’s main town, Rumtek monastery is one of the most famous places to visit in Gangtok. The sanctuary is one of the incredible monasteries in Sikkim. Rumtek monastery holds a likeness to Tibet’s Tsurphu Monastery. It is also known as Dharma Chakra Centre and belongs to Kargyu Buddhists in Sikkim. A visit to a monastery will help you find inner peace, which we often don’t realize we need for our well-being.

Nathu La Pass- Nathu La is among the highest motorable roads in the world, located at the Indo-Tibetan border on the Old Silk Road, at an elevation of 14450 ft. It is one of the influential Himalayan passes in the country and one of the three trading posts amid Indo-China. The pass is famous for its picturesque views. When in Nathu La Pass, visit Thengu to go to the world’s highest ATM.

MG Road- The most iconic place to indulge in shopping in Gangtok is MG Road. The most popular annual event, the Gangtok Food & Culture Festival, is also held at MG Marg in December. MG road has transformed over the years and is lined with restaurants, brands, cafes, street vendors, and more.

Banjhakri Waterfall- Situated 10 km from Gangtok inside the dense forest, this waterfall is one of the famous tourist places to visit in Gangtok. The name of the waterfall Ban Jhakri means healer of the forest and is taken from the tale that a man that roams in the forests keeps evil away. 

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