Darjeeling and Gangtok are the two most beautiful hill stations nestled among the snowcapped Himalayan ranges of Kanchenjungha. Located in northern part of West Bengal, Darjeeling is the summer resort of the governor of the state and Gangtok is the capital of a small neighboring state Sikkim. Both these hill stations are gifted by endless bounties of nature that comprises not only of mountain ranges but also includes gorgeous lakes, beautiful rivers, gushing waterfalls and dotted by some beautiful monasteries.
One can plan for a combined tour package to explore the mountainous glories of Darjeeling and Gangtok in one go as the distance between the two hill stations is merely 105 kilometers. Starting for an early morning excursion from Darjeeling to experience the sunrise in Tiger Hills one can get a heavenly view of the snow capped Kanchenjungha and the Mount Everest.
The toy train ride from Derjeeling to New Jalpaiguri Station is a memorable experience presenting the Batasia loop, a railway loop which is a masterpiece in engineering. The Happy Valley tea estates entertain the visitors with superb aromatic Darjeeling tea which is the best in the world. The Tibetan Monasteries like Dhom Gompa, Bhutia Busty monastery and the Samten Choling monasteries present a serene picture. The Rangeet valley ropeway gives a thrilling experience of cable car ride over the green valleys and the roaring Rangeet River. Enjoy this fabulous tour trip with Darjeeling Gangtok holiday packages.
The main attraction of the Gangtok lies in the verdant Himalayan ranges in Yumthang valley that exhibits brilliantly colored Rhododendrons in full bloom. This valley is also famous for hot springs and a suspension bridge over the river Teesta connecting the road from Gangtok. Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake draws tourists in numbers because of the natural splendor around it. Visit this unique place with Darjeeling Gangtok holiday packages to enjoy a beautiful vacation trip.
The Khechepari Lake is a sacred lake surrounded by natural grandeur. It is also a favorite spot for the trekkers. The Rumtek Gompa stands as an evidence of the Tibetan Buddhist culture which is very large and a wealthy monastery. Another prominent Gompa is the Phodong that belongs to the same religious sect but smaller in size.
Both Darjeeling and Gangtok are famous as hill stations due to the marvelous views of Kanchenjungha, Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks. These majestic peaks have attracted large number of trekkers, hikers and expeditions in search of new peaks are still going on.
Trekking along Singalila to Sandhakphu through the dense alpine forests with rhododendrons and magnolias in full bloom bestows the adventurers with immense pleasure. The route reaches Phalut which forms the junction of Nepal, Sikkim and West Bengal. Book your Darjeeling Gangtok holiday packages and get an insight to these exciting tour destinations.
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