Gangtok is a popular hilly destination for intrepid traveller, nature lovers, trekkers and honeymooners in summer. Residing in the lap of great Himalayan mountain range in north - east of Indian state of Sikkim, this serene picturesque beautiful town will definitely add some zeal and oxygen in your life if you want to take a break from the hustle -bustle of the city life.
Mount Kanchenjunga is visible for every corner of the city. This town is infused with several monasteries, Chorten, Stupas, Statues and Religious establishment that caters a strong Buddhism and Hinduism culture respectively and the places and activities are - Enchey Monastery, Rumtek Monastery, Do-Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Himalayan Zoological Park, Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Gardens, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Banjhakhir water fall, Gangtok Cable Car ride, Tsomgo Lake Tour, Baba Mandir Tour.
Rumtek Monastry (Gangtok) - The monastery is situated at a distance of 24 kilometers from Gangtok and it takes about 45 minutes drive. This is the second most important monastery in the world (the most famous one is the original Kagyu headquarters situated in Tibet). The monastery is the seat of the Karmapa Lama, the head of one of the main four branches Tibetan Buddhist Sects. There is a huge collection of rare religious scripts and objects in the monastery.
The new structure of the monastery was built in 1960. A thirty-minute downhill walk from the new building will take you to the older monastery that was built in 1730 and was destroyed in a fire. In the existing monastery there is a stupa of the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa, which is inlaid with gold plates and precious stones.
Each year before Losar- the Tibetan New Year- in the Month of February a celebratory dance called Chaam is organized in the Monastery premises.
Darjeeling is a Hill town, ever popular tourist destination in West Bengal, standing high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2134 meter above sea level. Darjeeling – often referred as the Queen of Hills and was summer capital in British colonial era. With breathtaking views of snow-capped Kanchenjunga peaks, innumerable tiny waterfalls, undulating tea plantations, regional fast food outlets serving momos and thukpa, villages with ever smiling rosy cheeked little lad and lass, Tibetan handicraft , and a narrow gauge railway track named Toy Train which attract tourist from all over world to enjoy a Joy Ride – Darjeeling has become a world known tourist destination whether it is summer or winter for Nature Lovers, Honeymooners, Leisure Holidayers.
This Darjeeling holiday package in summer by Denzong Leisure will take you through the different tourist attraction in Darjeeling. In the foggy morning enjoy a stroll across the hillside, admire sparkling waterfalls, visit tea plantation, tea factory where you could possibly get Tea testing opportunity, enjoy a heritage Toy Train ride, visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Tenzing Norgay rock to test your muscle power by rock climbing under professional mountaineer. So pack your bag and getaway for this mesmerising destination called Darjeeling which will make you spellbound throughout the trip which is exclusively designed and developed by Denzong Leisure – Your Travel Advisor !