By 3:45, as the dawn crack, you leave for Tiger Hill. Your excursion to Darjeeling is hollow if sunset view of Tiger Hill is not involved. At an altitude of 8000 feet, it is facile to spot the peaks changing color as sun shifts it position and gradually starts to set. The sunrays first hit two of sought-after and highest peaks of the world; Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga Peak. This moment is rush-free and reinvigorating.
Later, on your way back to the inn, stopover at Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop and Peace Memorial. Ghoom Monastery was commissioned by Lama Sherab Gyatso in 1875. The statue of Maitreya Budhha, which is 15 feet tall, is a crowd-pleaser. Batasia Loop is yet another site where you can loosen up and can pay obeisance at Peace Memorial. Return to the suite and savor a delicious breakfast.
Later, gear up for the second round of seeing the sights in Darjeeling, which includes Padamaja Naidu Zoological Park, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tea Estate, Tensing Gumbo Rock, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed) and Peace Pagoda.
A bountiful elucidation of Tibetan ethnicity is displayed in Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center through its artifacts, handlooms, clothing and various alluring things. Natural History Museum houses an assortment and samples of reptiles, fishes, insects, birds, mammals and others. In Padmaja Naidu Zoology Park is where you can spot leopards, red pandas, Tibetan wolf and other dying out genus of animals. Peace Pagoda is a representation of peace and spirituality and dates back to 1992. The foundation of this striking white pagoda was laid by Nichidatsu Fujii.
Overnight stay in hotel.