Make Your Northeast India Holiday Amazing With This 7-Day Itinerary!
Club Mahindra’s 7-day itinerary of North East India is the perfect mix of active and relaxing. Wanderlust with a side of familiarity. Curated for the family who loves to travel and is seeking unique and innovative experiences, there’s so much to discover in this thoughtful package. Be it charming rooms or pristine views, finger-licking dishes or sacred wishes, a one-week extravaganza in the sky awaits. Here’s a day-by-day plan for you to check out.
Wake up to the promise of a holiday adventure! Your early morning flight to Gangtok awaits. For those arriving from the capital city of Delhi, the flight duration is a mere 2.5 hours. However, families from Mumbai and Bangalore will have a longer commute ahead of them. Arriving in glorious Gangtok, with its mist covered mountains, blooming meadows and pine forests, will refresh your senses after a tiring journey. The road trip from Pakyong Airport is picturesque, so roll down your windows and enjoy the scenery. At long last, Club Mahindra Gangtok, Sikkim will welcome you into its cloud abode. Now, the first day is meant for leisure and relaxation. So, make sure to get a good night’s rest in.
Rise and shine, the twittering birds at your window are the best alarm clock. Head out to your private balcony and marvel at the hills and valleys, as the morning sun begins to peek out. Get ready for day two, as it’s packed with some wondrous sights and attractions. For instance, the exquisite Rumtek Monastery, which is seated atop a mount that overlooks the entire city. Did you know it’s the largest and perhaps the greatest in all of Sikkim? Make sure to take in the wonderful Tibetan architecture. Now, the Himalayan Zoological Park is a vast and stunning nature reserve known for its snow leopards and red pandas! Do explore the sanctuaries’ flora and fauna. End your day with a magical cable car ride that gives you a royal view of the entire kingdom below.
Day three can be anything you wish it to be, for Club Mahindra has an array of exciting in-resort experiences that will enrich your vacation. For instance, learn a regional dance form such as Singhi Chaam or Yak Chaam. There’s nothing like creative exercise. Delve into the world of art and craft with stone painting. Enjoy a delicious, wholesome, healthy meal with Ghar Ka Chullah. You’ll be surprised to know that the food is cooked in an earthen pot. What’s more? Have tea with the head chef! Enjoy Tibetan brews while soaking in the views.
Day four is all about exploring the gems of Gangtok – the enchanting nature nooks that are wallpaper worthy… Take for instance, Tsomgo Lake, a glacial lake that sits at an elevation of 3,753 metres above sea level. Yes, it is the highest lake in India and a breath-taking sight to behold. While winter renders it an icy-blue that glitters, spring dots it with a profusion of wild flowers in every colour! Another attraction worth the trip is Tashi View Point. It offers a sweeping view of the Kanchenjunga snow peaks – the colours change through the course of the day.
Get ready to head to destination two – Darjeeling, West Bengal. A 3-to-5-hour scenic road trip from Gangtok will lead you to Club Mahindra’s affiliate property - Summit Hermon Hotel and Spa. And this holiday hamlet is as quaint and idyllic as it gets! Nature walks, rock climbing, mountain biking, river rafting, paragliding, hill-top yoga and meditation, vineyard tours, monastery tours… here’s a family vacation that makes every moment extraordinary. Boasting of one of the best views of Mount Kanchenjunga, there is only beauty to be found here. So, spend this day savouring it all up.
The second last day of your trip is sprinkled with many adventures. You will get to visit Tiger Hill, the highest point in Darjeeling. With magnificent Mt. Everest and spectacular Kanchenjunga vying for your attention, the atmosphere is surreal. For the family of picnic lovers, Rock Garden is home to lovely flower gardens, a quaint little lake and the beautiful Chunnu Falls. Apart from Happy Valley Tea Estate and Batasia Loop, visit the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway for a fairy-tale expedition.
On your last day, you and your family get to feast on a traditional Tibetan breakfast and enjoy the lush-green property, before heading to the airport. Why not luxuriate in the spa before you depart? It’s the perfect moment, as you get to reflect on the trip you’ve just had.
Now that you’ve gotten a little peek into Club Mahindra’s fabulous North-eastern tour package, go forth and book! We promise an authentic and fun time.
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