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You will leave the group tour Deserts Palaces & Ganges today (day 10) and we will pick you up at 16:30. This evening we will transfer you to the train station for the overnight train to New Jalpaiguri. (North East Express train, departing at 18:20 and arriving at 08:20 the next morning).
We will pick you up from the train station and drive you on to Darjeeling and check you into the hotel if room is available. This afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour of Darjeeling, including the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Garden and Botanical Garden.
Today is a free day for your to relax or explore independently.
Enjoy a drive to Tiger Hill to catch sunrise over the snowy peaks of Kanchenjunga - the world’s third highest mountain. Continuing, enjoy a visit to the Ghoom Gompa (monastery) followed by a visit to a tea estate. Later, we will transfer to the train station for the train to Kolkata - Darjeeling Mail train, departing at 20:00 and arriving the next morning at approx. 06:10.
We will pick you up from the train station and enjoy a sightseeing tour which includes a visit to the Kumartuli, Jain Temple and Victoria Memorial. Opened by the Prince of Wales in 1921, this imposing vision in marble often called the “Taj” of the British Raj overlooks the grassy Maidan, the city’s green belt. Late tonight you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Beijing via Bangkok.
(Last night's room was booked for late check-out)
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