Tathagata Farm is located in a remote village named Mineral Spring about 18kms from Darjeeling town. Nestled on a tea farm, Tathagata has a few quaint, free-standing huts and tents. Here you can spend your days exploring the nature trails leading to sparkling waterfalls or simply relax with a book on your cabin’s porch as you soak-up the fresh mountain air.
DAY 1: Bagdogra- Darjeeling (94kms/ 2 .5 hours drive): On arrival you will be transferred to Darjeeling. Darjeeling Hill Station, at a height of 6700 ft., sits on the foothills of the Himalayas surrounded by tea gardens and quaint little hill towns. Darjeeling is best known for its tea culture and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways. Overnight stay in Darjeeling.
DAY 2: Darjeeling. Today after breakfast, Take a ride on the famous Darjeeling Toy Train (now a World Heritage Site) from Darjeeling town through picturesque Batasia Loop and then to the neighboring town of Ghoom. Ghoom is home to the famous Yiga Choling Gompa (monastery) which has wonderful old murals and is home to monks of the yellow-hat sect. You will be taken to visit the Zoological Park which conserves endangered Himalayan species and is also known to be the only breeding center of snow leopards in the world, the Himalayan Mountaineering museum displays old equipment including that used on the historic Tenzing-Hillary climb and traces the history of attempted climbs from the year 1857. TheTibetan Self Help Refugee Center comprises a home for the aged, school, orphanage, clinic, gompa and craft workshops that produce carpets, wood carvings, leatherwork and woolen items. Wander through the Mall, shop for local crafts and antiques along the way. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 3:Darjeeling- Tathagata Farm ( 18kms/ 45 mins drive). After breakfast, leave for Tathagata Home stay. On your way to Tathagata, drop into a tea estate where you will be given a tea tour around the factory and find out about the different processes of tea making followed by tea tasting. Continue your journey to Tathagata. On arrival, relax, unwind and enjoy a leisurely evening.
DAY 4: Tathagata. Have a leisurely day as you engage in various activities like village walk, guided day trek to Majitar (Sikkim), Fishing, Mountain Biking and Cooking Classes.
DAY 5: Tathagata. Today after breakfast, hike down to River Rungdung and enjoy a picnic lunch by the river. Return to the farm in the evening. Overnight Stay.
DAY 6: Tathagata- Bagdogra (112kms/ 3 hours 15 mins.). After breakfast you will be transferred to Bagdogra Airport for your return flight.
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