DAY- 3: Glenburn Tea Estate
In the morning after breakfast, embark on a guided Tea tour. The tour starts with a presentation, giving a brief overview about the history of Glenburn and the process of growing and manufacturing tea. After the presentation move towards the tea fields with the estate manager who will enlighten you further on how tea bush is grown and looked after. During your walk through the tea field, learn the art of plucking the “two leaves and a bud”. In the later part of the day, pay a visit to the Tea Nursery to learn about the different varieties of tea plants and the process of transplanting them when ready. Halt for lunch at the banks of river Rung Dung. After lunch drive up to the hill factory to watch through the processes of Withering, rolling, Fermenting, Drying and finally sorting. The day ends with a Tea Tasting Session. Overnight stay at the bungalow.
DAY- 4: Glenburn Tea Estate
Next morning after breakfast, get accommodated in a jeep that awaits you to take you down through the Simbong forest to the river Rung Dung. Take the small suspension bridge to cross the river and reach Badamtam forest. While walking through the forest enjoy the site of beautiful birds, butterflies, animals and the rich plant life found in the woods. After completing an hour long walk you reach Manjitar village. Visit the Royal Kingdom of Sikkim and the local Shiv temple. Enjoy picnic- style lunch served along the way. Witness a volleyball match that takes place between the local police force and the villagers at 4:30 pm every day, while sipping tea. Enjoy overnight stay at the bungalow.
DAY- 5: Glenburn Tea Estate
Morning after breakfast, move out for a full day excursion of Darjeeling. Visit the Tiger Hill, famous for the panoramic views of Kangchenjunga and Mount Everest. Then enjoy joy ride on the famous Toy Train through the picturesque Batasia Loop and then to the neighbouring towns of Ghoom and Kurseong. enjoy a hot cup of coffee while strolling on the Mall road. For lunch try a more typical local restaurant, for a traditional “momo and thugpa” meal. In the later part of the day you may visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Zoo that consists of two museums the Everest Museum and the Mountaineering Museum. The zoo and the two museums are run by the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. In the evening visit the Ghoom Monastery and return back to Glenburn Tea Estate. Overnight stay at the bungalow.
DAY- 6: Glenburn Tea Estate
Post breakfast, leave for the Lamha Haata Orchard. En-route visit, the Clooney Sisters' Church and School. Take a 10 minutes drive from the bungalow to start the trek leading to Lamha Haata Orchard. The trail is quite steep, climb up for another 10 minutes to the orchard and enjoys the spectacular view of the surrounding hillside. Have a cup of tea with our resident caretaker, before you start your descent to the main track where the jeep awaits you. Also pay a visit to Buddhist and Sai Baba centers within the Estate. In the evening return to the estate for overnight stay at the bungalow.
DAY- 7: Glenburn Tea Estate
In the morning after breakfast, leave early for a full day excursion to the Glenburn Campsite. One may trek down the hill or drive the entire route stopping along the way for short walks at various points of interest. On your way, you would pass by the Bora Gaon Village and the Simbong Tea Division, past the Sim Jhora (stream and waterfall), and finally into the Simbong Forest area. Refreshments will be provided along the way, and a jeep would be close by if a guest feels tired and chooses to drive down the rest of the way. On reaching the Glenburn Campsite, on the banks of the River Rungit, guests have a choice of paddling in rock pools, fishing, bird watching, relaxing on the sandy shore and embarking upon short walks along the river. In the afternoon, start driving/trekking back to the bungalow. Overnight stay at the bungalow.
DAY- 8: Glenburn Tea Estate towards NJP-Siliguri / Bagdogara to Kolkata
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to NJP-Siliguri / Bagdogara airport to board flight to Kolkata (or) your next onward journey. If to Kolkata, then on arriving at the Kolkata airport, Check-in at one of our listed hotels. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY- 9: KOLKATA
Next morning after breakfast, transfer to airport to board a flight for your onward destination.
*Price of air travel extra if availed.
(You can replace Glenburn with Makaibari Tea Estate / Zurrantee / Sourenee / Runglee Rungliot for lesser daysin this Package (or) extend your holidays to other places nearby)
DAY- 1: SILIGURI / NJP / BAGDOGRA
Our representative will assist you to reach Runglee Rungliot Tea Estate Bungalow - Distance of 65 kilometers i.e. 2 ½ - 3 hours drive – Legend has it that years ago, in search of the finest tea, a Buddhist monk, by chance, stepped into this garden - Inhaling the aroma, and observing the light colour, he exclaimed "Runglee Rungliot", which meant, "this far and no further" - Thus was born a garden and a tea factory - And later the Runglee Resort - With the Himalayan ranges in the backdrop, this wooden Director's Bungalow has given the term 'luxury' a different angle altogether - The property is located just on the edge of a hill – This is ideally located for peaceful, leisure holiday with minimum or no movement - Picturesque farm with lovely people .. Hospitable to the core - Check into the Bungalow - Night stay at Tea Estate Bungalow
DAY- 2: Tea Factory & Tea Garden visit
Early morning breakfast - Visit Factory to have an idea of Tea production – Darjeeling Tea can be enjoyed not just for its taste but because it is truly good - Picture perfect in the true sense of the term, discover what's life in a tea estate is all about from dawn to dusk - It courses through your veins and helps you unwind …. Relax with a feeling of being, mystical, magical …. Visit to the four main section of Production unit i.e. Withering – Fermentation – Drying – Sorting will be done - If possible one can participate in Tea Tasting in the same day - Back to room for lunch - Afternoon stroll around the area or Tea plantation – Evening free – One can visit the local staff or resident of the area or have some book from library and go through It – Night stay in the Bungalow
DAY- 3: Local Sightseeing to Peshok View Point & Triveni or drive to Chitrey
Early morning breakfast - Visit for Local sightseeing – One can drive for an hour to Peshok view point and Triveni – There is an option for rafting also except monsoon in Chitrey – Rafting is for the adventurous guest – One can either visit Peshok or go Rafting at Chitrey and return to the Bungalow or just roam around the area - One can also meet the growers from Gielle, Runglee Rungliot and maybe Namring - These four tea plantations are some of the most beautiful in the region – Back to room for lunch – Evening one can drive to Tinchuley view point if the sky is clear (Optional) – Late evening stroll around the area or Tea plantation – Evening free – One can visit the local staff or resident of the area or have some book from library and go through It – Night stay in the Bungalow
DAY- 4: Departure towards SILIGURI / NJP / BAGDOGRA
Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / North Bengal Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri Town - Early morning breakfast - Visit around the garden meeting the officials and residents of the garden - Next one has to drive to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) i.e. 65 kilometers i.e. 2 ½ – 3 hours drive – Forwarding Journey (or).....
You may extend your holidays visiting other nearby places like : Darjeeling (Queen of the Hills) • Mirik (Divine Lake) • Kurseong (land of the White Orchid) •Kalimpong • Lava (Abode of the Gods) • Rishap (Misty magic) • Loleygaon •Tinchuley, Sandaphu (Trekkers delight) • Lepchajagat • Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary • Gorumara National Park • Chapramari forests • Buxa Tiger reserve • Buxa Duar • Neora valley • Jayanti • Rajabhatkhawa • Bindu • Jaldhaka • Samsing • SantaleyKhola • Suntalekhola • Rasikbill • Cooch Behar • Toto Para • Dhupjhora • Chilapata • Raimatang • Bhutan Ghat • Bodaganj • Ambari • Kathambari • Kranti and Odlabar i• Sikiajhora• Tashigaon • Chuna Bhatti• Lepchakha • Rovers Point • Mahakal cave & more…..