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How to Spend 3 Days in Darjeeling

How to Spend 3 Days in Darjeeling

With three days in Darjeeling, you'll be able to check off many of the city's most popular attractions and still have time left over to go trekking or do some sightseeing in the surrounding area. Here's how to make the most of three days in Darjeeling.

 

Day 1: Tiger Hill and Tea

Start your Darjeeling experience off bright and early with a visit to Tiger Hill, a popular vista point just outside the city that’s best known for its sunrise views over the Himalayan Mountains. Sunrise tours generally also include a stop at the nearby Ghum Monastery plus round-trip transfers from your Darjeeling hotel. Many visitors come to Darjeeling because of its tea heritage, and visiting a tea plantation is a quintessential part of any visit to the city. Many area plantations offer guided visits that cover the entire tea-production process, from field to cup. As plantations are often on the outskirts of town, tours that include transportation from your hotel are a hassle-free way to visit.

Day 2: The Toy Train and the Peace Pagoda

On your second day, take a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, aka the "toy train," a narrow-gauge train that zigzags all the way up to the highest railway station in India, at Ghum. If you take the morning departure, you can spend the afternoon visiting some of the city's religious sites, including the popular Japanese Peace Pagoda, which features a series of sculptures depicting the life of the Buddha. You can go one-way or round-trip, but be sure to book your seats in advance, as this popular activity can sell out. Consider rounding off the day with a culinary experience in the home of a local family. You’ll learn firsthand about life in Darjeeling while sitting down to a delicious, home-cooked meal.  

Day 3: Day Trip from Darjeeling

On your final day, take advantage of Darjeeling’s unique location in the foothills of the Himalayas on a scenic day trip. Active travelers might want to consider a day hike with a local guide; one popular route runs from Maneybhanjang near Darjeeling all the way up to the 9,840-foot-high (3,000-meter-high) peak of Tonglu, in Singalila National Park. The region also offers plenty of areas for mountain biking and wildlife spotting, particularly in Sinchel Wildlife Sanctuary, just east of town. Alternatively, head to the nearby town of Kalimpong to visit temples, monasteries, hillside overlooks, and even plant nurseries. 

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An Excursion into the World of the famous Darjeeling Tea

An Excursion into the World of the famous Darjeeling Tea

Discover the world-renowned Darjeeling tea on a journey to the Sourenee Tea Estate. The tea plantation is set at the edge of the Himalayas which provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Learn about the tea production process at the hundred-year-old estate and sample the world-famous Darjeeling tea which can only be grown in this remote region. Round-trip hotel transportation and lunch is included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$291.00
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Same Day Kalimpong Full Day Excursion From Darjeeling including Dara Hills

Same Day Kalimpong Full Day Excursion From Darjeeling including Dara Hills

Discover the beauty of Kalimpong in just one day with this tour from Darjeeling. Highlights include the Mangal Dam Temple, the Pine View Nursery (known for its fabulous cacti collection), and a number of scenic viewpoints, including Deolo Hill and the Dara Hills. At the end of the day, you’ll have the option of staying on in Kalimpong and making your way back independently or returning to Darjeeling for the evening.
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  • 8 hours
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$98.00
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$98.00
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Excursion to Tea Estate Tour With Tea Processing Tour with Transportation

Excursion to Tea Estate Tour With Tea Processing Tour with Transportation

Benefit from personalized attention during a private half-day tour to a tea estate from Darjeeling. Take a guided tour of the tea garden and factory to learn about the tea production process from field to cup, then top off your tea estate tour with a tea tasting. Your tour includes admission, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Darjeeling, allowing you to relax and enjoy the experience.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$70.00
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Private Morning Excursion Tour To Tiger Hill (3 Points) With Pickup and Drop

Private Morning Excursion Tour To Tiger Hill (3 Points) With Pickup and Drop

Wake up bright and early to explore some of Darjeeling’s most beautiful locations on a private tour. Visit the beautiful Ghoom Monastery, take a toy train on the Batasia loop for stunning views of Darjeeling and the Himalayas, then head to Tiger Hill for panoramic views of the world’s third tallest mountain Kanchenjunga. Enjoy a personalized experience with your own tour guide and vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
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$55.74
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Darjeeling Toy Train Joyride E-tickets with private transportation

Darjeeling Toy Train Joyride E-tickets with private transportation

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Experience a toy train ride in Darjeeling on this private half-day tour. Families with small children will enjoy the sights from the windows of the mini train chugging along the tracks. This flexible tour guarantees personalized attention for you and your family and can be booked for morning or evening.
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  • 2 hours
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$41.80
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Happy Valley tea tour, Darjeeling, India

Happy Valley tea tour, Darjeeling, India

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Want to learn the ins and outs of tea production? With this tour of the Happy Valley tea factory you can do just that. You'll learn everything about the process of getting tea from gardens to your cup, including how leaves are selected, sorted, fermented, and graded. Finish it all off with a free tea-tasting session!
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  • 1 hour
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$5.00
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