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Brahminy Ducks are Regular Visitors of Tsomgo Lake’s Bird Santuary

By Clark Lucy Subscribe to RSS | May 2nd 2012 | Views:

Darjeeling town, the most beautiful and well organized hill resort is situated North of Bengal and Sikkim, 686 km from Kolkata in the State of West Bengal, , with surrounding locations of Gangtok, Jaldapara, Mirick, Pelling, etc , and it is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Darjeeling packages take the tourists to Gangtok the state capital of Sikkim and few other other locations, such as

•Tsomgo, the high altitude lake, one Kilometer long and 50 ft deep, oval shaped and lying at an altitude of 3780 meters, remaining frozen throughout the winter and even upto April end located 38 km from Gangtok and considered extremely sacred by local people, which spot is important in Darjeeling packages . There is also a world famous Bird Sanctuary around this lake to which a large number of migratory birds visit in winter, special one among them being Brahminy Ducks.

•Baba Harbhajan temple, a famous religious spot to be visited near Gangtok during Darjeeling packages, which was built to honour Baba Harbhajan Singh, an army man in 23rd Punjab regiment, who went missing while patrolling the border, but appeared in the dream of his fellow army men who raised this structure. It is believed that leaving a bottle here for a week and later taken for use will heal wounds and illnesses.

Tour to Nathu La Pass is also arranged optionally in Darjeeling tour packages , which spot is a mountain pass in Himalayas at 4310 meters altitude from the sea level which forms a part of ancient Silk Road, connecting Indian State of Sikkim with China’s Tibet Autonomous region.

Darjeeling is internationally famous for its tea industry and its population is ethnically diverse, sporting Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim cultures, majority of them being Nepalese.

Darjeeling packages are constructed mostly in the following pattern:

•Package of 8 Nights covering Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Gangtok and Pelling

•Package of 6 nights covering Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Gangtok

•Package of 5 nights covering one of the following

oDarjeeling and Jaldapara

oDarjeeling and Gangtok.

oDarjeeling and Kalimpong

oSikkim tour package

•Package of 4 nights covering any of the following

oGangtok and Pelling

oDarjeeling and Kalimpong

oDarjeeling and Mirik

Darjeeling holiday packages are offered generally in three categories, viz., Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe, depending upon the Class of accommodation given for the night’s stay in the touring stations and they vary according to season, more in summer months and less in winter months, any of them available for online booking through the web portals of Travel agents.

Clark Lucy - About Author:
Clark Lucy is an author associate editor for tourism in India. we also provide information about Darjeeling Tour Packages.

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