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6 Days
Availability : Jan 2024’ - April 2025’
Berhampore Khagraghat Railway Station
Darjeeling & Gangtok

Silk Route (06 Days)

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  • Hill Station
  • Accomodation
  • Breakfast
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Sightseeing

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The Silk Road refers to a network of ancient trade routes that connected the East and West, facilitating the exchange of goods, ideas, and cultures. This extensive network of routes spanned across Asia, linking China to the Mediterranean, and was active from around the 2nd century BCE to the 14th century CE.

Key points about the Silk Road:

Trade and Exchange: The Silk Road was not only a route for silk, but it facilitated the trade of various commodities such as spices, precious metals, textiles, and other goods. The exchange of goods also led to the sharing of cultural, religious, and technological ideas between different civilizations.

Geographical Scope: The Silk Road had both overland and maritime routes. The overland routes passed through Central Asia, the Middle East, and into Europe, while the maritime routes connected the Mediterranean with the Indian subcontinent and East Asia.

Cultural Diffusion: The Silk Road played a crucial role in the diffusion of cultures and religions. Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and various other cultural and religious practices spread along these routes.

Silk as a Major Commodity: Silk from China was one of the most coveted commodities, and it played a significant role in the economic exchanges along the Silk Road. The Chinese closely guarded the secret of silk production for many centuries.

Decline: The decline of the Silk Road began in the 14th century with the rise of maritime trade routes and political changes in the regions it traversed. The development of sea routes and the advent of the Ottoman Empire, among other factors, contributed to its decline.

The Silk Road stands as a testament to the interconnectedness of ancient civilizations and the role of trade in shaping the course of history. It left a lasting impact on the cultures and societies that participated in this vast network of trade routes.

Departure & Return Location

Berhampore Khagraghat Railway Station – Berhampore Khagraghat Railway Station

Departure Time

15959/ KAMRUP EXP at 21:52 Hrs. Reporting at Khagraghat Station within 20:30 Hrs.

Night Stay

  • Aritar – 1 Night
  • Padamchen – 1 Night
  • Nathang – 1 Night
  • Rishikhola/Zuluk – 1 Night
  • Padamchen – 1 Night
    * Minimum 7 pax

Payment Terms

@ ₹ 5000/- per head to be deposited at the time of ensuring the booking. 50% to be paid 40 days prior. Full Payment to be one 20 days prior.

Cancellation Rules

As per Company’s Rules. View T & C

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in Standard Hotels. Family wise room will be provided in all places of night halt.
  • All transfer and transportation and sightseeing as per Itinerary by Sumo/ Bolero Or Same type of Vehicle.
  • Fixed Menu Breakfast, Meals will be supplied from our Hotel.
  • Kids - We will provide Bus Seat / Car Seat along with Fooding Only.

Price Excludes

  • Train Fare
  • Portage at Khagraghat / NJP Station.
  • Any Private Expenses, Entry fees, Guide Charges etc.
  • Food during train journey (Up & Down) (i.e. Khagraghat-NJP / NJP -Khagraghat)
  • Room service Fees / Tips, or any expenses of personal nature i.e., Beverages, Laundry Telephone etc.
Journey Date

23/3, 12/4, 22/4, 10/5, 24/5, 12/6, 24/6, 5/11, 15/11, 9/12, 22/12, 10/01/2025, 22/1, 12/2, 12/3, 25/3, 16/4

Tour Cost

N.B : Mentioned Tour Price are without Train fare & Train food (Up & Down).

N.B : Rates are applicable for per head with 5% GST.

 

  • @ ₹ 9,900/- per Adult. (2 Persons in a DBR)
  • @ ₹ 8,900/- per Child. (5 Yrs. to 11 Years.)
  • @ ₹ 6,900/- per Child. (5 Yrs.to 11 yrs.)
  • @ ₹ 4,000/- per Child. (2 Yrs.to below 5 yrs.)
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FAQ

What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Darjeeling & Gangtok tour ?

A : The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
-Face masks required for travelers in public areas
-Face masks required for guides in public areas
-Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

What is the policy on sanitization during Darjeeling & Gangtok tour ?

A : The policies on sanitization are:
-Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
-Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
-Gear/equipment sanitized between use
-Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

What is best time to visit Darjeeling ?

The best time to visit Darjeeling is from April to June and from October to December.

When is the best time to enjoy snowfall ?

In summers Sikkim stays pleasant and lovely. The temperature stays between 5 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. Nights of the summers can be chilling, so it is advised to pack in some woolen clothes as well. This is the best time to visit Sikkim’s Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley, Nathula Pass, Rumtek Monastery, Khangchendzonga National Park and others are the places to definitely visit.

What are the available adventure sports for tourists ?

Adventure activities in Sikkim to be enjoyed, are many. You can hike up to the lush mountain trails, feel the high adrenaline rush while fighting fierce river rapid, or can enjoy mountain biking on the paths created by former adventure junkies. Sikkim owns some of the best trekking trails in the country, offering stunning natural vistas and exotic wildlife spotting. Along with trekking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Mountain biking, Hang gliding, River rafting and Mountaineering are some of the popular adventure activities in Sikkim.

Is any permit required to visit Gangtok ?

Visiting Gangtok does not need any permit. However, Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake are near the border of China and because of this, travelers require permit to visit these places. You can opt for a permit from the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department of Sikkim.

Can i issue permit for Nathula Pass online from my hometown ?

There might be some update regarding online permit in future but currently permits are not issued online. You can issue a permit when you reach Gangtok.

Are there any ATMs ?

At Darjeeling and Gangtok – No problem regarding ATM’s. There is an SBI ATM in Lachung but it is always better to carry cash from Gangtok.

Where are the best pilgrimage sites in Darjeeling & Gangtok ?

There are many religious places in Darjeeling and Gangtok which are sacred sites for people from all faiths and religions. Some of the most famous religious places in Sikkim include Gahesh Tok, Siddheshwara Dham, New Baba Mandir and numerous places of worship across faiths throughout the state.

Cellular service & Wi-Fi Internet for tourists

Cellphones are not a problem in Darjeeling & Gangtok. All major service providers like Airtel, Vodafone, and Tata Docomo are here with inexpensive national roaming tariffs. There’s no need to buy a local SIM card when in Gangtok.

Darjeeling & Gangtok now has incredible 3G & 4G connectivity. Change your mobile phone settings to run internet while on roaming and enjoy superfast browsing speed. Check with your service provider beforehand for applicable charges. Wi-Fi connectivity is available at select hotels only and depending upon your room plan, it might be chargeable or free of cost. You’ll need to check with your hotel for this.

Is this Darjeeling and Gangtok honeymoon tour package customisable ?

Yes, one can easily customize this Darjeeling & Gangtok honeymoon tour package as per their wish. It is always advisable to contact the concerned travel agent to ask for the possible upgradation

Drinking Laws

Drinking and smoking is not allowed in Darjeeling & Gangtok for anyone under the age of 21. And yes, talking of drinking, do not forget to gulp down a glass or two of chhang, the local brew.

What kind of identity proof do we need and who gets the necessary permits ?

For Indians we need any kind of photo id proof along with photograph, and for foreign travelers original PASSPORT is a must, which they have to carry on their travel. We do all the necessary permissions and permits.