Day 2: Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing (Half Day)
This early morning, start driving towards the famous Tiger Hill. Overlooking the Kanchenjunga Peak, the hill makes you enjoy a breathtaking sunrise that you will remember for a lifetime (Subject to clear weather).
Located at a distance of 11 km from Darjeeling, Tiger hill is known to offer breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga Peak during sunrise. While soft breeze caresses your face, you get to view the twin peaks of Kanchenjunga, changing their hues from pink to orange.
On your way back to Darjeeling, visit attractions like Ghoom Monastery, War memorial and Batasia Loop.
Set at a distance of around 8 km from Darjeeling, Ghoom Monastery is one of the most popular attractions of Darjeeling. The Gompa is considered one of the oldest Gompas in Darjeeling as it was found back in 1875. Also known as Yogachoeling Gompa, the monastery is known to house a number of bells, ornate thanka scrolls and drums.
Later, visit War Memorial and Batasia Loop. Enjoy ride with Darjeeling Himalayan Railway that takes you through Batasia Loop, set in a loop-like pattern. The war memorial is located near the Batasia Loop and was built to commemorate the brave soldiers who lost their lives during wars after independence.
After sightseeing at these locations, go back to the hotel and munch some healthy breakfast. Take some rest and then leave for your half day city tour covering attractions like Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed) and Peace Pagoda.
Awaken the mountaineering spirit in you with a visit to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Refresh yourself with a visit to the Tea Estate and pick up some of the best tea for yourself. Have a look at the beautiful peaks of the Himalayas with a cable car ride to Rangit Valley.
Peace Pagoda is a major attraction of Darjeeling which aims to unite people of all races and creeds for world peace. The place offers a spiritual and peaceful ambience to all the visitors.
Return to hotel and go for a stroll around the area in the evening. Have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.