NJP RLY. STN.- Darjeeling
DAY 1â€”PICK UP FROM NJP. RLY. STN. BY SWIFT DEZIRE (AC).DROP AT RANGARON.
EARLY MORNING JOURNEY TO TUKDAH.
Takdah a small hamlet located around 28 km from Darjeeling and around 40 km from Kalimpong, is an upcoming tourist destination. This little unknown hamlet has a very pleasant weather all the year round.
Takdah is a picturesque tea estate located at the Teesta Valley, covering a total area of 557 hectares out of which 288 hectares is under tea plantation. Due to its magnificent views, the gardens along with its planterâ€™s bungalow have been filmed in several movies. The sprawling estate has elevation varying from 2500 to 6500 feet. It was originally established in 1864.
The word Takdah in Lepcha means “Place of tigers”. However these days that tigers have all gone although once in a while leopards do stray into the garden area. In 1960s, the tea bushes from the Takdah gardens were uprooted and replanted with new ones with the objective of producing delicate first flush. The estate today produces 210,000kgs of tea that includes black, green and white varieties, and is a bio-organic estate.
AFTER BREAK FAST JOURNEY TO SHITTONG.
SITTONG â€œ The Orange Village â€œ situated in deep valley beside Riyang River . It is just 76 km away from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station / Siliguri / Bagdogra Airport (IXB).One of the most untouched parts of the Darjeeling Himalayan foothills, Sittong is a treasure trove yet to be discovered. This little picturesque Lepcha village lies is a valley crisscrossed by a rivulet (Khola) and guarded by lush green hills. Every house in Sittong has a garden and every garden has orange trees. The whole village turns onto yellow during the winter. Visiting Sittong is like time travelling â€“ thereâ€™s a bamboo bridge, a church, some winding village paths skirting through orange orchards and few meandering streams and a rivulet, which the locals love to call Riyang River.
AFTER BREAKFAST JOURNEY TO DARJEELING.AND EVENING DROP AT NJP.RLY. STN.