After breakfast go out for sightseeing covering Rumtek Monastery, Droul Chorthen, Research Institute of Tibetology, Directorate of Handicraft & Handloom (Closed on Sunday) Flower Show & Enchey Monastery. Evening free to explore Gangtok. Overnight at Hotel.l.
Today walk or drive through the tea garden with one of our guides, who will give you an insight into how the tea bush is grown and looked after. Learn how to pluck the "two leaves and a bud" - that is later manufactured into the tealeaf that ends up in your teacup! During the winter season learn about the different types of pruning that is undertaken to increase the yield of the coming season. Interact with the Estate people. Later visit the Tea Factory where you will be taken for a guided tour on how the leaf is brought in from the garden, weighed, and then taken through the processes of Withering Rolling, Fermenting, Drying and finally Sorting. The day ends with a Tea Tasting Session, where one can discover the differences in aroma, flavour. Overnight at Glenburn.
Glenburn - Darjeeling
Today drive to Darjeeling (7380 Ft / 2250 Mts, 35 kms / 1.5 hrs). Check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (Closed on Thursday) Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee self-help (Closed on Sunday) Center & Tea Estate. Overnight at Hotel
Darjeeling – Bagdogra Airport
Transfer Bagdogra Airport / NJP Railway Station (100 Kms/ 3-4Hrs) for your onward connection.