Meet & greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Gangtok (5,500 ft.). On arrival check-in to the hotel and spend the rest of the day leisure.
Overnight at Gangtok.
After breakfast, head to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 km, one way, from Gangtok.
Overnight at Gangtok.
(In case of landslide or any other reason, Tsomgo Lake is closed, we will provide alternate sightseeing)
Baba Mandir is a significant spot in Gangtok lies between Nathula Pass and Jelepla Pass at an altitude of 13,123 feet and about 50 km from Gangtok. The holy shrine was built in honour of Baba Harbhajan Singh, a soldier of Indian Army, who was drowned in a glacier while trying while escorting mules carrying provisions nearly 35 years ago. Over the year the place has become a pilgrimage, the guards and locals believe that his spirit still protects them in harsh climates and difficult terrains.
Tsogmo Lake, also known as Changu Lake is situated at an altitude of more than 12,000 feet in East Sikkim. The 40 km lake drive from Gangtok takes you to the glacial lake, walled up by soaring snow-covered mountains. Crowned with misty mountains and enticing landscapes, Tsogmo Lake is one of the must-visit places in Sikkim. In winters the enchanting Tsogmo Lake remains frozen with the area around it covered in snow while in late spring the abundance of flowers in bloom adds scenic vistas around the lake which make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Gangtok, Sikkim.
Head for a half day tour of Gangtok, visit Flower Show, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Institute of Tibetology, Dro-dul Chorten, Enchey Monastery & Banjakhri Falls (maximum 3-4 hours). In the afternoon, drive to Darjeeling (6,950 ft.). On arrival check-in to your hotel.
Overnight at Darjeeling.
The Ridge Flower Park, a Flower Exhibition Centre, attracts a great number of the traveller during the annual flower exhibition. Nestled around Gangtok and adjacent to White Memorial Hall, the Ridge Flower Park has many varieties of orchids and other flowers throughout the year. Admire some amazing collection of flowers, especially the vibrant Northeastern Himalayan variants.
A splendour of fine Sikkimese architecture, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is one of the significant centres in the world for Buddhist studies. It has some of the world’s largest collections of Buddhist books and manus, statuettes, thangkas (Tibetan cloth paintings) and sacred objects
The mystical Enchey Monastery is encircled with splendid natural beauty, tall pine trees and scenic views of Kanchenjunga Hills. The 200 year old ancient monastery lies 3 km from the main city of Gangtok. Enchey Monastery is one of the most important centres for Buddhism in Sikkim and one of the must-visit places in Gangtok.
Situated around 10-12 km from Gangtok, Banjhakri falls lies on the way to Ranka Monastery. The enchanting waterfall falls from a height of 40 feet and cascades down beautifully. One of the major attractions in Gangtok, the falls are surrounded by lush gardens along with unique statues of Lyam Lymay, Mangpas, Lepcha, and Ban Jhakri ancestors.
Early Morning (at 04:00 am) drive to Tiger Hill (8,400 ft.) to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mt. Khangchendzongha (28,208 ft. World's 3rd highest peak), on your way back visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop. After breakfast, visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, P.N. Zoological Park (Thursday closed), Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refugee self-help Centre (Sunday closed), Tea Garden, Ropeway and Japanese Temple. Spend the evening at leisure.
Overnight at Darjeeling.
Witness the much talked about alluring sunrise from Tiger Hill. The blaze of changing colours and vistas of the snow peaks of Kanchenjunga Range will mesmerize you. Soak in the Himalayan beauty at Tiger Hill, one of the must-visit places in Darjeeling. The magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains amidst the cotton clouds attracts travellers from around the country to take the experience of a lifetime.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is one of the most popular experiences around the world. People travel to Darjeeling to experience the thrill of steam engine chugging train. Batasia Loop, built in 1919, is a verdant green toy train path is meant to minimise the elevation of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The scenic loops take you through lush mountains and the snowy peaks of Kanchenjunga Range.
Traverse through the clouds to enjoy the aerial view of the lush green tea gardens of Darjeeling. The exciting Darjeeling Ropeway lets you witness the enthralling vistas of the valley below. One of the must-visit spots in Darjeeling, Cable Car Ride is a must do to experience.
The Darjeeling Zoo, also known as the Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park is one of the high altitude zoos in India. It is well- known for preserving the Himalayan Fauna like Red Panda, Snow Leopards, Tibetan Wolf and other endangered species of Eastern Himalaya. It is an ideal place to visit and observe the Himalayan wildlife in their semi-natural habitat.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to NJP Railway Station/IXB Airport for your onward journey.
The iris inn, which is perched on a ridge mountain with all around like the beautiful alpine flower the "Iris" which our hotel is named after. The alpine trees are all around with their pure scent of Himalayan freshness.
Gangtok the rediscovered place and became the major tourist attraction. It is the sheer beauty of the place that attracts thousands from all over the country. This upsurge in tourism has raised the number of hotels in Gangtok too. The entire region of Gangtok is dotted with numerous Buddhist monasteries and small eating areas. One of the most important structures in Gangtok is the Do Drul Chorten, which houses holy Buddhist texts and numerous prayer wheels. The Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok is one of the most beautiful monasteries, whose walls are covered in bright thangkas and murals, where you can catch glimpses of traditional Buddhist culture. It is also known for the best place to catch spectacular glimpses of Kanchenjunga Mountains. Our iris inn offers un-obstructed views of the Kanchenjunga. We also offers you a explore on The Tsomgo Lake which is considered to be one of the most sacred in Gangtok and the Deer Park which is known for its population of deer and other exotic animals so on. Our hotels are concentrated around these attractions.
Our objective is to delight our customer by making their stay and sightseeing most comfortable and convenient. The Hotel is five storeyed magnificient building having 36 Rooms, 89 beds in total. 21 Rooms are on the Kanchenjunga view side and 15 Rooms facing Darjeeling Town View Side. It is situated in the heart of Darjeeling and is just 5 minutes walk from the Mall Road.