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Sikkim Tour

Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Places Covered: Siliguri- Toy Train - Darjeeling - Tiger Hill - Pemayangtse - Kheocheplari - Gangtok - Rumtek - Phodong -Gangtok-Bagdogra

Day 01 : Siliguri

Begin your Tour. Arrive into Bagdogra AirportWelcome to Vardhman's "Sikkim Tour"! On arrival in Bagdogra, you will be met and transferred to Siliguri by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Relax for a remaining part of the day. Siliguri, one of the magnificent city of West Bengal. Relax for a while and later proceed on a city tour of Siliguri.Visit Madhuban Park;Mahananda Weir wild life Sanctuary, Sukna; Salugara Monastery;Teesta view Point, Sevoke;Kalchakra Monastery on the way also visit Tea Gardens.Mahananda Weir wild life Sanctuary, Sukna
18 kms form Siliguri, a place, deep inside forest & nature a good picnic spot. Madhuban Park
A park, developed by Indian Army, is an excellent picnic spotKalchakra Monastery
Kalchakra was 1st time organised in Salugara in December 96.
Teesta view Point, Sevoke

The Teesta river is the life line of the Sikkim and Darjeeling Himalayas. Bird watching is possible.
Salugara Monastery

His eminence Kalu Rinpoche constructed a one hundred foot stupa, which contains five types of relics and is an object of veneration which will bring liberation to any one who sees it.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 02 : Siliguri -Darjeeling
This morning after breakfast transfer to Railway Station to board the Toy Train for Darjeeling. Nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky, Darjeeling fondly called "Queen of the Hills", provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with natureReach Darjeeling at about 6 pm and you will be transfer to Hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight: Hotel

Day 03 : Darjeeling
Full Day sight seeing of Darjeeling.Visit Tiger Hills,Batasia Loop,Lloyds Botanical Garden,Dhirdham Temple,The Shrubbery etc.

Tiger Hill
Situated at an altitude of 2590 metres (8482 ft.) and 13 kms from the town, this spot has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise over "Kanchenjunga" and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains. Even Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, is visible from here. Batasia Loop
About 5 kms from Darjeeling, this Railway Loop is a marvellous feat of engineering. It is fascinating to watch the toy train wind its way round the loop. The War Memorial constructed in the memory of brave sons of Darjeeling who died in different action since 1947, is worth a visit. A glorious view of snowy peak and town can be seen from this place. Lloyds Botanical Garden
A colourful garden situated just below the Market Motor Stand. It contains a representative collection of Himalayan plants, flowers, orchids etc. The green houses are well worth a visit.

Dhirdham Temple
Built in the style of Katmandu's Pashupatinath temple adds to the varied religious architectural styles of Darjeeling. It is near the railway station.

The Shrubbery
This beautiful garden is situated on the Jawahar Parbat behind Raj Bhawan. A magnificent view of Kanchenjunga Range and Singla Valley can be enjoyed from here.Later in the evening return to the hotel for breakfast.Overnight: Hotel

Day 04 : Darjeeling - Pemayangtse
Drive to Pemayangtse in the Western part of Sikkim. Pemayantse was special because it was one meant only for ‘ta-sang’ lamas (pure monks). Believed to have been conceptualized and designed by the pioneer of Buddhism in Sikkim, Lhatsun Chhembo, Pemayangste soon became the nuclei of monasteries in Sikkim. To date, it is referred to as the "premier monastery" of the State. Enroute visit the famous Tukvar Tea Gardens along the riverside of Rangeet.
Upon arrival, check into hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.Overnight: Hotel

Day 05 : Pemayangste - Yuksom-Pemayangste
Visit Pemayangtse Monastery after breakfast. The monastery contains numerous antique idols and objects of worship and is filled with wall paintings and sculptures. A stand-out feature of the Monastery is a seven-tiered painted wooden structure on the top floor portraying the Guru Rimpoche’s Heavenly Palace ‘Santopalri’ which was completed single handedly by the late Dungzin Rimpoche in a span of five yearsIn the afternoon, visit Kheocheplari Lake & Yuksom,Nyingma Dubdi Monastery. The name `Yuksom` means the meeting place of three Lamas. Situated at an altitude of 1780 mt, the place is famous as the starting place for mountaineering expeditions and treks to higher Kanchenjunga ranges. Nyingma Dubdi Monastery
High above the town, prayer flags announce the site of the Nyingma Dubdi monastery, built in 1701. From the end of the road at the hospital, a path threads past water wheels and a small river and rises through the forest to arrive at the dramatically situated Gompa, looking out over Yoksum.

Kathok Lake
Kathok lake, a small scummy pond at the top end of town has nothing of the pristine beauty of sister-lake, a small scummy pond at the top end of town has nothing of the pristine beauty of sister lake Khecheopalri, but has views of the snow capped peaks in the distance.Later in the evening drive back to Pemayangste to stay overnight in the hotel.Overnight: Hotel

Day 06 : Pemayangste -Gangtok
On the day 6 of your tour drive to Gangtok, the Capital town of Sikkim via Rabongla and the famous tea gardens of Sikkim,Temi Tea Estate. Rabongla: Its almost seven thousand feet elevation affects some chilliness in the morning air, and the soggy fog and playful mist, a common morning phenomena from late spring till early autumn, seems to harmoniously blend with the terrain of this Himalayan idyll as if Mother Nature herself had procreated such an arrangement. Temi Tea Estate:Temi Tea Garden is the only tea estate existing in the state of Sikkim, India. The Temi Tea Garden Estate produces one of the top quality teas in the international tea market. The Temi Tea Garden Sikkim is spread out on a gentle hill slope, emerging from the Tendong Hill and presents a spectacular view for the surrounding villages. If you are inclined to know about the process of tea making, then visit to the tea processing factory could be very fruitful for you.
Upon arrival check, into your hotel for an overnight stay.Overnight: Hotel

Day 07 : Gangtok - Enchey Monastery
This morning after breakfast proceed on a Cherry City tour of Gangtok.Visit the Enchey Monastery , Cottage Industries along with visit to Research Institute of Tibetology and the Do Drul Chorten Stupa. Also visit to Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre, Kaygu Headquarters.Enchey Monastery: Enchey Monastery is an ancient religious site of the Buddhists in Sikkim, India. Located at a distance of 3 kms from Gangtok, Enchey Monastery is said to have been erected on the spot blessed by Lama Druptab Karpo, who was a great 'tantrik' master renowned for his flying powers. Dating back to 200 years, Enchey Monastery belongs to the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Do Drul Chorten Stupa: Do Drul Chorten stupa at Dotapu Chorten, Deorali, Gangtok was built by Trullshi Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945. Inside this stupa, a complete set of Dorjee Phurba, Kangyur relics (Holy Books) and other religious objects. Around the stupa are 108 Mani Lhakor or prayer wheels. The stupa is surrounded by Chorten Lakahang and Guru Lakhang, where two statues of Guru Rinpoche are present.Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre: About 45 minutes drive from Gangtok, 24 kms. away, is the Rumtek Dharma Chakra Center, the seat of the Kagyu order, one of the 4 major Tibetan Buddhist sects. Since the late 1960's, after the arrival of His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the center houses some of the world's most unique religious scriptures and religious art objects. Traditional in design, it is almost a replica of the original Kagyu headquarters in Tibet. Rumtek monastery, a must for every visitor, where one can find some of the worlds most unique art objects , this place is the seat of the Kagyu order -- a close replica of the original Kagyu in Tibet. Later in the evening return back to the hotel in Gangtok for an overnight stay.Overnight: Hotel

Day 08 : Gangtok
This morning after breakfast, visit Phodong Monastery in the North Sikkim highway and enroute also visit the Labrang Monastery.Phodong Monastery: One of the six most important monasteries of Sikkim, Phodong dates back to the early 18th century. However, the monastery that we see today is not the original one and was rebuilt. Presently, it boasts of being one of the most beautiful monasteries in the state and serves as the residence of approximately 260 monks.The monastery also has a rich collection of some ancient murals. The annual festival at Phodang Gompa of India takes place on the 28th and 29th day of the tenth month of the Tibetan Calendar (usually December). The celebrations of the festival include the performance of religious dances by the monks. Labrang Monastery: Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelukpa (Yellow Hat) Sect. The monastery was founded in 1709 (the forty-eighth year of the reign of Qing Emperor Kangxi) by the monk E'Ang Zonghe, the first generation living Buddha, or Jiemuyang. It is Tibetan Buddhism's most important monastery town outside Tibet itself.Return to your hotel in the evening.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 09 : Gangtok- Bagdogra
This morning after breakfast transfer to Bagdogra airport to catch the return flight you your onward destination with sweet and unforgettable memories of your "Sikkim Tour" excorted by Vardhman Vacations.END OF OUR SERVICES

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