Days 2 And 3: Darjeeling
Sightseeing in Darjeeling begins with Tiger Hill from which you can see the Himalayan Range including Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest etc. There is also Ghoom one of the oldest in the area with its gigantic Buddha. Take a ride on the toy train on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, opened in 1881 and now a World Heritage Site. Visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute headed first by Tenzing Norgay who climbed Mt. Everest with Edmund Hilary. There is also Himalayan Zoological Park to see the snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, Tibetan yak, Himalayan black bear and several varieties of birds. End the day’s outing with a visit to the Tibetan Self- Help Centre run by refugees to preserve their handicrafts such as Tibetan carpets, leather work, paintings and wooden work etc.