Arrival in Kurseong
Today, you’ll be collected from Bagdogra and transferred to Kurseong, a charming hill station with a cool climate. Kurseong is home to world-famous tea gardens which produce some of the most delicate aromas of all black teas. You’ll spend the night in a restored British colonial home at the foot of the snow-dusted Himalayas. On a clear day you’ll be greeted with a view of the majestic Kanchenjunga, one of the highest mountains in the world. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the town at your own pace.
Kurseong - Darjeeling
Today, you’ll head further up the mountains to Darjeeling. Nestled between the Himalayan kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal, surrounded by dramatic peaks, Darjeeling is blessed with a cool climate.
The scenic streets are narrow, steep and typically chaotic, lined with dozens of ramshackle stalls. After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure to explore Darjeeling on your own.
Tiger Hill, Ghoom & Toy Train
Today, you’ll set off for the top of Tiger Hill before sunrise. As the first beams of sunshine appear between the snow-capped Himalayas and the morning mist disappears from the valley, you’ll be stunned by the beauty that surrounds you. Next, you’ll drive to the oldest Buddhist monastery in Darjeeling before returning to your hotel.
After lunch you’ll be taking a scenic toy train ride past snow-capped peaks, and emerald valleys to Ghoom. The journey takes an hour each way. You’ll have time to stretch your legs in Ghoom and take a walk around the railway museum, before heading back to Darjeeling. The rest of the evening is free to spend as you wish, and you’ll check out the following morning.
A peek at your accommodation
Upgrade your accommodation
If you choose to upgrade your accommodation we’ll upgrade your hotel in Darjeeling from our standard option to our ‘in style’ option. You’ll be staying in a luxury heritage hotel which dates back to over 125 years. During your stay you can enjoy the hotel’s tea lounge and the majestic views over the mountains of Darjeeling.
Prices from: £ 518 - per person - Simple & In Style accommodation
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