Weary souls looking to rejuvenate the mind and body can plan a short trip of two to three days in Darjeeling, spending time scuttling between tea gardens, enjoying a one hour joy ride in the famed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and taking those leisurely walks around the Mall. Within three days you can also visit the various places of tourist interest and spend time picking up local artifacts from the numerous curio shops dotting this hill resort.

For those wanting to explore the Hills, we suggest that you spend at least five days in the region. You could start your vacation by spending a night beside the picturesque lake at Mirik before heading towards Darjeeling for three days. You could then take a three hour drive to Kalimpong and spend one nights visiting the numerous flower nurseries in this quiet town before wrapping up your holiday.

Tour No. 1 (Mirik Tour-One day)
(0800hrs-1730 hrs)

Mirik, Pashupati Nagar(Nepal Border & back).

Tour No. 2 (4 A.M. to 7.30 A.M.)(3 Points)

Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop and Yiga-Cholang Buddhist Monastery by jeep only.

Tour No. 3 (Local Sightseeing Tour-Half day)(7 Points)
(1st Half-0930 hrs to 1230 hrs & 2nd Half-1400 hrs to 1700 hrs)

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Ropeway, Lebong Race Course, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre, Tensing Rock, Tea Garden.

Tour No. 4 (9.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.; 2 P.M. to 5 P.M.) (5 Points)

japanese Temple, Lal Kothi(D.G.H.C. Secretariat), Ava Art Gallery, Dhirdham Temple, Natural History Museum.

Tour No. 5
(0900 to 1200 hrs and 0200 to 0500 hrs)

Rock Garden/Gangamaya Park Tour.

Tour No. 6
(Kalimpong Tour-one day)

Mungpoo, Durpindara, Arts & Crafts Centre, Dr. Graham's Homes, Kalimpong Market & back to Darjeeling or Siliguri.

Tourist Offices & Assistance Booths

Deputy Director of Tourism, Darjeeling

Tourist Information Centre, Darjeeling

Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council
Silver fir, Bhanu Sarani
Darjeeling
Phone No : (0354)-2254879/2255351
Fax : 0354)-2254214

New Car park
Ladenla Road
Darjeeling - 734101

Reception Centre, Kalimpong

Information Centre, Siliguri

Damber Chowk,
Kalimpong
Phone No : (03552)-57992

T.N. Road,
Siliguri

Tourist Bureau, Darjeeling

Tourist Information Centre, Darjeeling

Government of West Bengal,
1, Nehru road, Darjeeling
Phone No : (0354)-2254050
Fax : (0354)-2254102

Government of West Bengal,
Darjeeling Railway Station,
Darjeeling

Tourist Bureau, Siliguri

Tourist Information Centre, Kolkata

Government of West Bengal,
M/4, Building, 1st Floor
Pradhan Nagar, Hill Cart Road
Siliguri
Phone No : (0353)-2511974/2511979

Government of West Bengal,
Dum Dum Airport, Kolkata
Phone No : 033-2372611, Extension-44

Glenary's

(For booking trekking trail to Sandakphu)
Nehru Road,
Darjeeling
+91 354 2257554/56

Courtesy of Information : Tourism Department, Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, Darjeeling.

 
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