India, Sikkim & Darjeeling


Tours in Darjeeling & Sikkim

There are many Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries where one can observe different religious festivals and cultural programs throughout the…

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Trekking in Darjeeling & Sikkim

This is a wonderful trek that provides the opportunity to view the natural charms of the eastern Himalayas. This trek…

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Tours in Sikkim

Sikkim, located in one of the most beautiful nooks in the Himalayas, offers visitors a peek at nature in all…

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Buddhist Circuit Tour

Lumbini (The birthplace): Lumbini lies in southern Nepal, where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Prince Siddhartha, a short distance from…

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Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a popular hill station in northeast India at an elevation of 2,134m, hemmed in by Sikkim in the north, Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east. Darjeeling district is now known by the official name ‘Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council’, with three major hill towns - Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong, all of which are very well-liked tourist sites.

The district's verdant hills and fertile valleys are steeped in color and are interspersed with vast stretches of lush green tea gardens. Presiding over all these is the 8,586m Mt. Kanchanjunga looming over the northern horizon, giving a magical aura to the land that entices thousands to its environs and leaves all the senses reeling.

Heavily influenced by British India, Darjeeling still retains legacies of its colonial past. The toy train service is one of the most striking examples of this. It runs through the lush green hills emitting white steam scarcely distinguishable from the wisps of fog swirling all around the place. There is always a bite in the mountain air of the little hill station, but if the sun is visible, it is pleasantly warm.

Sikkim

Sikkim is a tiny Himalayan state of India situated in the eastern frontier between Tibet (China) to the north, Bhutan to the east and Darjeeling to the south. Sikkim possesses the enchanting, magical feel of a Himalayan fairytale. It is an amazing place of hidden valleys, mystical monasteries, snow-fed lakes and a mountain setting covered with flowers and forests. This former kingdom is home to three major population groups - Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalese – who provide a colorful composite of cultures. Mt. Kanchanjunga, the third highest peak in the world at 8,586m, dominates the landscape and is revered as Sikkim’s guardian deity. 
There are many Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries where one can observe different religious festivals and cultural programs throughout the year.