Are you thinking about touring Eastern India? Well, if you are, then two must-visit places in this region are Darjeeling and Sikkim. These two are jewels in the crown of Eastern India tourism, and hence, you will get to explore and enjoy when you visit these places. These are located quite near to each other as well, and hence, you will not have any difficulty in traveling from one place to another.
If you are planning on visiting these two places and do not have much idea about the places in general, then you can always opt for a darjeeling and sikkim tour package. You will then be able to cover all the important places that are located here without much hassle or trouble.
Touring through Darjeeling
Darjeeling is a place that is defined by three things- the lovely view of the Kanchenjunga peak that it offers, continental food, and of course, it’s tea. It is one of the main places to visit during the summer holidays and more and more tourists gather here every year during this time. The winters in Darjeeling are lovely too since you will always get a clear view of the snow covered Himalayan peaks from here and not to mention the lovely chilly weather that you can experience here during this time.
When you are in Darjeeling there are a few things that you ought to do. First and foremost take a walk on the mall of this hill station. This is the center of activity of this quaint place. Lined with tea shops, a lovely book store and numerous curio shops, this is the heart of Darjeeling. You can also enjoy horse riding here. Some of the most popular hotels and restaurants are located nearby, making it the perfect spot for relaxing. You have to have your breakfast at Keventer’s. This is one of the oldest and most famous eating places of Darjeeling. Try out their platters and exclusive range of beverages like tea, coffee, hot chocolate and what not. You can also enjoy a sumptuous meal at Glenary’s as well which is also located nearby. Try out Joey’s Pub if you are interested in exploring the night life of Darjeeling. Do take a walk on the road which leads to the mall and checks out the zoo and the mountaineering institute for a lovely time.
Just like Darjeeling, Sikkim is also a place of natural beauty. Known for its monasteries, food, and drinks, Sikkim is the perfect destination to travel to when traveling with friends and family. Take short trips to some lakes that are located in this region like the Gurudongmar and Tsomgo. The Yumthang Valley is a star attraction that is mostly accessed from this region. You can also visit the Nathu La pass from here. It is best if you hire a car and travel to these places. If you are interested in serious trekking, then Sikkim will serve as the perfect base.
So, if the beauty of the hills of Eastern India is what you want to explore, then these two places are a must visit.