If you are inclined to explore the North-Eastern part of India, then Darjeeling tour packages from Thrillophilia are your way to go! Give yourself a chance to unwind yourself in the picturesque hills through our packages which have been loved by many people.
With a variety of inclusions in them, you get to pick everything starting from a weekend extravaganza to a full-fledged tour to this encapsulating city. Also, our Darjeeling packages are outlined in such a way that you get full freedom to choose the number of days you want to spend on the trip to the places you want to visit.
If a hassle-free holiday experience is what you want, then Darjeeling tour packages by Thrillophilia are your best bet. They are curated with all-inclusive itineraries where one can enjoy various sightseeing locations across the city and relish a number of delicious food items, music, shopping and local culture of the place.
Activities including trekking, boating, and camping can also be enjoyed through our Darjeeling Gangtok tour packages. Don’t worry, these activities will not burn a hole in your pocket as they are pretty budget-friendly.
In other words, if you want to explore and have fun without spending much at this beautiful place with your partner, with family, friends, or just have an amazing solo trip, then our Darjeeling packages should definitely be on your search radar.
Another great thing about our Darjeeling tour packages is that you can get several deals and discounts from time to time to get a great bang for the buck. So now, Thrillophilia has left no excuses for you to not have a fantastic holiday this summer season.
Pack your bags, gather your family and your friends and buckle up for a voyage into one of the most tantalizing cities of India. Choose your packages now!
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People Also Ask About Darjeeling Tours
What are the famous places to visit in Darjeeling?
Darjeeling tour packages amalgamate a number of sightseeing destinations, monasteries, historic places and parks among other found in and around the city.
1. Tiger Hills
An absolute enigma of a view, Tiger hills provide for the perfect Darjeeling Sightseeing spot. There is no place better in the country to admire an amazing sunrise than the alpine peaks of Kanchenjunga.
When the rays of the sun fall upon the snow-capped mountains, the view is just bewitching. Looking down, one can also see the dazzling river water flow through, making a melodious sound. Tiger hills should most definitely be in your Darjeeling Vacation package.
Location: Tiger Hill, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734123
Timings: 4:00 AM - 6:00 PM
2. Batasia Loop
Adventure in the dense tropics of Darjeeling with a toy train ride at Batasia Loop. The toy train starts straight but as the journey furthers, it moves in a wave and finally plunges down 1000 ff rapidly. The entire journey is a loop where you are once again retired to where you started earlier.
Throughout this toy train Darjeeling tour, you are gifted with a delightful view of the lush valleys and tropics. A necessity of all the Darjeeling tour packages, the Batasia Loop is a joy, not just for the elderlies but excitement for the little ones too.
Location: Batasia Loop, West Point, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102
Price: INR 15
Timings: 5:00 AM - 4:30 PM
3. Nightingale Park
The park delivers an enthralling view of the Kanchenjunga mountain range. When the park was a restricted area it belonged to Sir Thomas Tartan's in the British rule. During that time the park was named 'The Shrubbery.'
However, after severe restoration the park was, once again opened in 2011; this time for the general public. Visitors find this place a great spot to relax and rejoice amidst the beautiful gardens, lush tropics and valleys.
One can also find a giant Lord Shiva statue right in the middle of the park followed by a musical fountain. A visit to the park is included in all kinds of Darjeeling trip packages comprising Darjeeling honeymoon packages.
Location: Nightingale Park, Richmond Hill, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101
Price: INR 10
Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
4. Darjeeling Rock Garden
Also acknowledged as Barbotey Rock Garden, the place is celebrated as a go-to picnic spot for many localities and tourists. The beauty of the place lies in the sound of the gushing water falling at the Chunnu waterfall, the beautifully decorated beds of large and small rocks throughout the park and the surreal atmosphere of the place.
A must in every Darjeeling tour package, Darjeeling Rock Garden is known to serve as a beautiful spot with lakes and tea gardens; enjoyed by many as a spot to reminisce and relish upon some family time.
Places like these make Darjeeling tourism a great choice for anyone from a backpacker to a family holidaymaker. Found approximately 10 km from the main Darjeeling city a visit to the park can also be included in the Darjeeling Gangtok tour packages.
Location: Rock Garden Road Bloomfield Tea Garden, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102
Price: INR 10 (Indian), INR 50 (International)
Timings: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
5. Singalila National Park
Found at an alarming height of more than 7000 feet above the ground, Singalila National Park is a true nature delight. A prime itinerary in both Darjeeling tour packages and Darjeeling Gangtok tour packages, the place offers a great pleasure to the thrill-seekers as it hosts volumes of adventures including treks.
One can also spot a number of wildlife creatures on their voyage to the top of the park.
Location: Singalila National Park, West Bengal, India
Price: INR 100 (Indian), INR 200 (International tourist)
Timings: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM ( open between 16 September and 15 June)
Which are the most adventurous trekking sites in Darjeeling?
With conveniently nestled in the beautiful Himalayas, Darjeeling is ought to possess some of the best trekking routes as well as places. Some of the popular trekking tours that you can take up in Darjeeling are as follows:
- Trekking to Tiger Hill
- Phalut Trek
- Sikkim Trek - Dzongri and Goecha La
- Trek to Tumling
- Sandakphu & Singalila Trek
- trek to Tonglu & Tumling
- Darjeeling Kanchenjunga Trek
- Trekking in Kurseong area
- Trekking to virgin villages located in Kalimpong area
What are the things I can do in Darjeeling?
Darjeeling tour packages offer a wide variety of things to enjoy. From picnics at a lush garden to exploring the wild at the wildlife sanctuaries found in the vicinity of the city, tourists are presented with a ton of exciting things to do in various Darjeeling Gangtok tour packages.
If you are an adventurer you have got to choose one of the Darjeeling tour packages that offer trekking. Hiking in Darjeeling is an enthralling experience, from novice beginners to advanced experts, Darjeeling treks are designed for any and everybody to relish.
One great example of the same is the Sandakphu trek. Set at an astounding height of more than 11,900 feet above the ground, the Sandakphu peak is probably one of the largest in West Bengal. Enticing and enveloped in sheer adventure, a trek to the peak is about 51 km.
One other example of such a sport would be a trek at Singalila National Park, less rough yet audacious, this is also one of the treks much enjoyed by tourists.
Location: Sandakphu, West Bengal, India
Price: INR 20,000 approximately
2. River Rafting
If in Darjeeling, river rafting in the dazzling waters of the Teesta river is an absolute must. Much enjoyed in groups, this adventurous activity is designed to be appreciated by any and everyone. The same is depicted in this range that varies from 1 (for beginners) all the way to 4 (for experts).
In other words, even if you are not a pro, enjoying the thrills of river rafting in Darjeeling is not something you cannot achieve. An extravagant experience, white water rafting at Teesta river has to be included in your Darjeeling Gangtok tour packages.
Location: Tista bazar, Kalimpong, West Bengal 734312
Price: INR 3,500 starting.
Timings: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Embedded with a number of local and branded shops, Darjeeling is also a HubSpot for shopping among many tourists. From local handicrafts to an extravagant exhibition of regional clothes and souvenirs, these shops are known for their authentic items and clothing found only in Darjeeling and its neighboring towns.
Some of the mandatory commodities one can shop for here includes boxes of Darjeeling tea, woolen scarves, traditional clothes and carpets among others. In your Darjeeling tour package, you can visit the local Chowk bazaar or the Mall road where you can shop for these items.
Location: Mall Rd, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101
Timings: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
4. Enjoy the Darjeeling Ropeway
A cable car ride that exhibits the glorious valleys and mountain ranges in Darjeeling, Darjeeling ropeway is a must in every Darjeeling tour package. Founded in 1968, the ropeway is a favorite among many tourists who visit here all year round.
Location: Singamari, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734104
Price: INR 200 (adults) INR 100 (Children between 3 and 8 years)
Timings: Summer and Autumn: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Winter and Monsoon: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Which are the best camping sites in Darjeeling?
Camping is another activity that one can get involved in while touring Darjeeling. The beautifully landscaped areas all around this place make it an ideal place to camp at. The list of the various camping sites in and around Darjeeling is as follows:
- Camping at Goecha La
- Camp in and around Sandakphu
- Camping at Sachen
- Camping at Dzongri
- Camping around tosar lake
- Samma Taar Nature Camp
- Camping around Mt. Thingchinkang
- Camping in and around Changey
- Lhari Nimphu Holy cave camping
How to Reach Darjeeling?
Darjeeling tour packages also provide various variations when it comes to reaching the town.
- By Air:
The closest airport to Darjeeling is the Bagdogra airport. This spot is at an approximate distance of about 95 km from the main city. Tourists from metro cities like Kolkata, Guwahati, and Delhi among others can simply book a direct flight to Bagdogra.
If you are an international tourist you will have a connecting flight from these locations to Bagdogra. From the airport, the tourists can select any means of transport as supported by the Darjeeling package they have chosen. The best way is to book a cab from the airport to the city.
- By road:
The best Darjeeling tour packages also come with an option to travel via road to the beautiful city. One can reach New Delhi which is approximately 1508 km from Darjeeling. From here, the journey can take up to 2 days and can cost up to INR 8000 in petrol and diesel. The best route from Delhi is via NH27.
If you book a Darjeeling tour package that includes reaching the city via train, you will first get to NJP or New Jalpaiguri which is the nearest train station from Darjeeling. From here it is an approximate journey of around 3 hours (90 km) via cab or tour bus.
Bus is also one of the cheapest means of transport to reach Darjeeling and a number of Darjeeling Gangtok tour packages have this option. You can catch a bus to Darjeeling from places like Kolkata and Siliguri.
What is the climate in Darjeeling?
The climate in Darjeeling is generally cozy and comfortable throughout the year with an average temperature ranging between 7°C to 18°C and a precipitation ratio of about 4 - 710mm. Rain in Darjeeling is fairly common after the summer season between the months of July and September.
However, the best time to visit the town is in Summer (April to June) when the temperature is about 17°C with a bit of rain. So, if you are going to take a Darjeeling tour package make sure it is between April and June.
What is the best time to visit Darjeeling?
Although the best Darjeeling tour package is considered to be between the months of April and June, one can also choose to visit the place in other months.
- April to June:
A number of Darjeeling Gangtok tour packages are available during these months. This is because it is the peak season for tourists to visit the town. Temperatures during these months range from 20°C to 25°C which makes it easy for visitors to enjoy various outdoor activities including trekking, river rafting and sightseeing among others.
A slight rainfall can also be noted in this season but that will not stop you from getting the best from your trip.
- October to March:
As the month of October starts the breeze in Darjeeling starts to get a little fizzy and temperature drops at 7°C can also be measured. The temperature drops further and plunges into minus as the months' pass.
If you love the winter season and want to enjoy the chilling atmosphere of Darjeeling, you can choose any of the Darjeeling Gangtok tour packages between these months.
- July to September:
With July comes the rainy season when precipitation rises to 700mm and continuous rainfall takes a toll on the town. One would not find a lot of Darjeeling packages in these months due to a number of roadblocks that happen in and around the city making it difficult for the tourists to enjoy their tour.
However, one can choose Darjeeling packages in the month of September when the rainfall is at the lowest and you can enjoy the lush green tropics that surround the town.
What language do they speak in Darjeeling?
There are a number of languages spoken in Darjeeling including Nepali and Bengali. English is also one of the most common languages spoken in the town. If you choose any Darjeeling packages by Thrillophilia, you will have the added advantage of a companion with you who can converse for you with the locals there.
However, if you are on your own you can speak to the localities in English and they will be able to reply. You can also speak in Hindi at some places in the city. Although the Hindi language is not common here, many vendors in the main city can converse in it.
Which are some famous walking trips in Darjeeling?
Walking tours are the best way to explore a destination. It can give you not just a glimpse of the beautiful place but can also impart you a detailed knowledge about the local culture of the place. While touring Darjeeling you can take up a self-guided walking tour and explore the places around. The following list gives you various options for walking tours:
- Walk along the Gandhi Road and visit the Planter's Club
- Walk along the Laden-La Road and explore the Head Post Office of Darjeeling
- Take a walk on The Nehru Road and visit an old restaurant such as Glenary's or Keventer's
- Take a walking tour to the Observatory Hill and Mahakal Temple.
- Take a walking tour to St. Andrew's Church situated along the Mall Road
- Walk to the famous Darjeeling Gymkhana Club
- Walk to the Government House or the famous Raj Bhavan situated on the Mall Road
- Take a walking trip downhill towards the lower bazaar or the Chowk Bazaar area
- Walk on the Judge Bazaar and visit the Railway Station of Darjeeling
How many days are enough for Darjeeling?
It completely depends on various Darjeeling packages. If you are visiting only Darjeeling, your trip can range between 3-4 days. However, if you are visiting Darjeeling and its neighboring places including Gangtok, you would need at least 7 days.
These days will be divided into - visiting sightseeing places, wildlife sanctuaries, gardens, tea plantations, monasteries, and shopping centers among other attractions. If you include trekking in your tour then the days may also extend for up to 8-10 days.
Where are the best places for mountain cycling in Darjeeling?
Cycling in Darjeeling is an activity that has gained immense interest amidst tourists as well as the locals. While visiting the place you can take up various cycling tours and have a thrilling experience.
In 2017 January, Darjeeling became the only tourist destination that offers a Mountain Biking Park. This cycling park stretches for almost twenty kilometers and passes through the famous Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary. The entrance gate lies at Jorebunglow, quite close to Ghum. For a cyclist, it takes around thirty minutes from Darjeeling town center to reach the gate of the sanctuary. The distance is around eight kilometers and one can take either the Hill Cart Road or Toong Soong Road
What is Darjeeling famous for?
Darjeeling is famous for a number of things. From it's cozy atmosphere to the breathtaking natural beauty the place holds, everything about Darjeeling is tantalizing. Places like Batasia loop, Nightingale Park and Tiger hills are highly celebrated for hosting picturesque landscapes and mesmerizing views of Valleys.
Whether it is a picnic at the gorgeous rock garden or enjoying river rafting at Teesta river and more, adventurous can find themselves at home, here, at Darjeeling. And it doesn't stop there, if you are looking for some peace, the ancient montensoties in Darjeeling will help you with a surreal experience.
Darjeeling is also widely celebrated for it's assorted collection of special tea leaves. One can enjoy an excellent shopping experience, buying a variety of tea, handicrafts and various other regional souvenirs. All in all, there is no reason you should not visit beautiful Darjeeling.
Why is Darjeeling's tea so famous?
From its aroma to the taste, Darjeeling's tea is no doubt, one of the best tea you will ever drink in India or internationally. Also called the "Fine Wine" of Tea, the taste of Darjeeling tea is often associated with Champagne.
It is said that the fruitylicious flavor of the tea combined with the confections aroma makes the tea taste exclusively like Champaign. One of the main reasons why people from around the globe visit Darjeeling is to enjoy it's delicious tea. The tea is also exported to various parts of the world from Darjeeling.
What should I buy in Darjeeling?
When it comes to shopping in Darjeeling the list is just endless. You can shop a lot from Darjeeling but there are some very specific items that you must not forget to buy.
1. Darjeeling Tea
If you are in Darjeeling, you have got to taste the tea here and buy as many packets as possible. Either you can buy these from the local market or from areas with high tea plantations.
One of the best handicrafts you can find in India is in Darjeeling. The unique design of handicrafts in the place resembles the rich culture and heritage.
Tibetian carpets are world-famous. Once they are exported their price hike tremendously. An excellent piece for your home decor, buying a carpet here will cost you way less. You will also be presented with a number of options with various styles and partners in Tibetan carpet that you won't find anywhere else.
4. Woolen Clothes
The woolen clothes in Darjeeling have a trademark of themselves. From cozy scarfs to comfortable sweaters, you have a number of options to choose from. If not clothes, you can simply buy a shawl.
Which are the places for a wildlife experience in Darjeeling?
Darjeeling is home to various animal as well as plant species. One can take up a wildlife tour and explore the beauty stored here. The following is a list of places to be visited in order to explore the wildlife here:
- Himalayan Zoological Park and Snow Leopard Breeding Centre
- Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary - spreads over around 159 sq.kms
- Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park - spread in 44 hectares
- Jaldapara Wildlife sanctuary
Which are the famous Heritage sites in Darjeeling?
Darjeeling is one of the oldest towns in the country with a ton of historic background. This also means that the place is embedded with a number of Heritage sites.
1. Bengal Natural History Museum
A delight for nature and wildlife enthusiasts, Bengal Nature History Museum holds an exhibit of various tropics and creatures of the Himalayan region from ancient to recent times.
2. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
A celebrated sightseeing spot for tourists, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is home to a number of exotic creatures including Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Siberian Tiger among others.
3. Dali Monastery
Home to tens of years of Buddhist heritage, Dali is a Tibetan style monetary known for its serene ambiance and spiritual wealth.
4. Old Ghoom Monastery
Built-in 1975, Old Ghoom Monastery is one of the ancient monasteries and temples found in Darjeeling. Established at a great height, the view from the place is also enticing and absolutely dazzling.
Is alcohol allowed in Darjeeling?
Yes, Alcohol is allowed in Darjeeling. However, there are very few places you will find it being served. If you are a tourist traveling to the town on a Darjeeling package, the guide will help you with places that serve alcohol.
It is also important to keep in mind that if you are going to involve yourself in activities like Trekking, it is recommended that your alcohol consumption is fair to low. Excess alcohol consumption in places like Darjeeling can cause various temporary health problems like headaches and shortness of breath.
What are the best places for shopping in Darjeeling?
There are a ton of places in and around the city where one can enjoy excellent shopping experience.
1. Nehru Road
A great opportunity to grab affordable items, Nehru Road is popularly known for its sweet shops established by the localities in the city. You can find various handicrafts, paintings, and souvenirs among other things from here.
2. Batasia loop Market
Found at Batasia loop, the Batasia loop market is known for various items including bags and jewelry. If you know how to bargain, you can grab some really cool stuff at mind-blowing rates here at the Batasia loop market.
3. Groom Monastery Market
From regional, handle made jewelry to ornaments found only on the streets of Darjeeling, Groom Monastery Market offers an exclusive shopping experience.
4. Pashupati Nagar Market
If you are looking for some hip woolen clothes, Pashupati Nagar Market is the place to be. From scarfs to shawls, you can find it all here.
Does Darjeeling have snow?
Yes but not so often. If you visit Darjeeling in the winter season you might be able to catch some snow. However, only when the temperatures drop below 0 will there be any snow. This can only be noticed in the month between December and March.
How to Ride the Darjeeling Toy Train? What is the Fare? What are the things I can experience here?
Running between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling, the Darjeeling Toy Train is a 2ft gauge that runs daily in a wave format. One of the oldest train lines, the Toy train lines go back 100 years. With only dual engines, the ride is fairly slow which allows one to experience the lush tropics and scenic valleys.
Fair: INR 1405 (steam engine), INR 805 (diesel engine).
Apart from the toy train ride one can also enjoy jungle safari.