NBS13- Rishyap Lava Lolegaon Kalimpong Gangtok 8 Days


Day-1: Pickup in Siliguri and transfer to Rishyap. Day-2: Local sightseeing in Rishyap and Lolegaon. Transfer to Lava. Day-3: Local sightseeing in Lava. Day-4: Transfer from Lava to Kalimpong. Day-5: Local sightseeing in Kalimpong and transfer to Gangtok. Day-6: Visit Tsomgo lake, Baba Harbhajan Singh temple and NathuLa pass* (provisional). Day-7: Enjoy local sightseeing in Gangtok. Day-8: Transfer to Siliguri.


Jalpaiguri - this narrow stretch of land lying between the Sikkim - Darjeeling Himalayas and Gangetic West Bengal has more than often evoked a sense of both eerie and romanticism in many a heart since the early British Rule. Veined by mighty rivers like the Teesta,Torsa, Jaldhaka, Dyna, Neora, Sankosh etc. this piece of land has been aptly named as the land of 'Tea, Timber & Tourism'. A major stretch of area is bordered in the north by Bhutan and hence the name - DOOARS/DUARS which mean - Door of Bhutan. The name Jalpaiguri came from the word "jalpai" means "olive" which grew in the town and were seen even in 1900. The suffix "guri" means a place. The name as well be associated with Jalpesh, the presiding deity (Shiva) of the entire region. The district situated in the northern part of West Bengal has international borders with Bhutan and Bagladesh in the North and South respectively and borders with Assam and Darjeeling hills in the East, West and Northwest. Rarely one can find a place like Jalpaiguri that is so potentially rich in tourism. But a major part of it still remains to be exploited. Turbulent rivers battling out of the steep gorges, the vast stretches of forest cover, the undulating span of Tea Estates and the panoramic grandeur of the Himalayas are only a few jewels that made the British ground their roots deep into the heart of this land. Just drive around or take a hike, never will your eyes feel to rest. If a tourist is a nature lover or an admirer of Wild Life there cannot be a better place than this for him. Apart from these, there are very old temples like the Jalpeshwar and Jatileshwar. Persons seeking to smell history can take a look at the Prisoners call at the Buxa Fort area where fighters were imprisoned during the pre indepence era.


Gangtok, the capital of the Eastern Indian State of Sikkim, with a backdrop of the Himalayas, offers breathtaking vistas, colourful lifestyles, Buddhist shrines, adventure, watersport, exquisite flora and fauna, including hundreds of varieties of butterflies. The list of attractions in Gangtok is endless. The small town itself is a beautiful place to move around. It houses sites like the most important stupa of Sikkim, the Do Drul Chorten, the solitary temple or the Enchey Monastery, the marvelous collection of orchids in the Orchid Sanctuary and the picturesque Tashi Ling that provides an astounding view of the Kanchenjunga range. The Namgyal Institute of Research and the Tsuk la Khang, a depository of a large collection of scriptures and the principal place of worship for the local Buddhists, are some of the other places that are worth visiting. The Rumtek Monastery, which is the largest monastery of its kind in Sikkim and the Phodong Monastery, one of the most beautiful monasteries in the region, are also well worth visiting.

Day 1: Siliguri To Rishop
Day-1: (Arrival and transfer to Rishyap)-- Pickup in Siliguri at New Jalpaiguri railway station (NJP) OR, Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) OR, Bagdogra Airport (IXB) and transfer to Rishyap. Drop at hotel.
Day 2: Rishop To Rishop
Day-2: (Local sightseeing in Rishyap and Lolegaon)-- Visit sightseeing spots in Rishyap and Lolegaon. Transfer to Lava and drop at hotel.
Day 3: Rishop To Rishop
Day-3: (Local sightseeing in Lava)-- Visit I-Love-Lava, Lava Monastery, Changey waterfall, Kolakham, Neora Valley National park. Drop at hotel in Lava.
Day 4: Rishop To Kalimpong
Day-4: (Transfer to Kalimpong)-- Pickup at hotel in Lava and transfer to Kalimpong. Drop at hotel.
Day 5: Kalimpong To Kalimpong
Day-5: (Local sightseeing in Kalimpong)-- Visit Cactus Museum, Delo, Dr. Graham's Homes, Morgan House, Golf Course, Durpin Dara Hill, Mangaldham temple, Pine View Point and Chitra Bhanu & Kalim Temple.
Day 5: Kalimpong To Gangtok
Day-5: (Transfer To Gangtok)-- Transfer To Gangtok after the sightseeing are done in Kalimpong. Drop at hotel in Gangtok.
Day 6: Gangtok To Gangtok
Day 06: (Excursion to Tsomgo lake, Baba Harbhajan Singh temple, NathuLa)-- Pickup at hotel in Gangtok. Visit Tsomgo lake, Baba Harbhajan Singh temple and NathuLa pass* (Provisional).
Day 7: Gangtok To Gangtok
Day 07: (Local sightseeing in Gangtok)– Visit Flower Show, Honuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Tashi View Point, Gonjang Monastery, Chorten Buddha stupa, Banjhankri waterfalls, Bakthang waterfalls, Handicraft Center (Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Govt. Holidays), Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Govt. Holidays), Gangtok Ropeway. Drop at hotel in Gangtok.
Day 8: Gangtok To Siliguri
Day 04: (Departure)-- Transfer to Siliguri and drop at New Jalpaiguri railway station (NJP) OR, Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) OR, Bagdogra Airport (IXB).

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