Eastern Himalaya is the land of blue mountains, green valleys and meandering rivers. It has a huge potential of natural beauty, flora, fauna and a rich cultural heritage. The combination of all these things made North East Himalaya the most beautiful adventure and eco-tourism destination. Crowned with majestic Kanchandzonga, it offers some breath taking views.
Eastern Himalaya is a perfect place for the tourists who want to get rid of their hectic daily life and relax himself in a natural surrounding. A traditional hospitality is an added attraction for any tourist in North Eastern Himalaya.
Snow capped mountains: Eastern Himalaya is the home to many high rise mountains. Mt. Kanchandzonga (8,583 mt), the third highest peak on the world is situated at Sikkim border. Kabru, Pabdim, Rthong, Simvo, Kunbhakarna are other important peaks of North East Himalaya, all range above 6,000 mt.
Lakes & Rivers: Eastern Himalaya is famous for its beautiful lakes & meandering rivers. Tsomgo, Gurudongmar, Khechipelri are some of the important lakes, offers beautiful views along with religious values. Tista, Rangit, Torsha, Jaldhaka are some oh the important rivers of North East Himalaya.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR):Though popularly known as ‘Toy Train’ for its shapeand size. It is the second railway to be awarded the status of world heritage by UNESCO after Semmering Railway in Austria. DHR has a great potential to lure tourists to East Himalaya from all over the world. At present it has regular services from NJP to Darjeeling. The 7 hours journey is really enjoyable through ups and downs of Eastern Himalaya, the lush tea gardens and forests.
Buddhist circuit: Buddhismis a very important religion in North Eastern Himalaya, specially is Sikkim. One can see various prayer-flags fluttering and many monasteries scattered all over the region. Sikkim alone has more than 200 monasteries mostly located in the beautiful natural surroundings. Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok is the Buddhist’s HQ of India. Enchey Monastery, Phodong Monastery, Pamayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery etc are the important monasteries of North East Himalaya.
Tea tours: Tea is one of the important attractions of North East Himalaya specially in Darjeeling Himalaya, as it is the home to many renowned tea gardens producing premium quality tea. Tourists can enjoy the fascinating view of lush green tea garden on the lap of the hills or can enjoy the process of tea production and take part in tea leaves plucking activities. Makaibari Tea Estate, Castleton Tea Estate, Thurbo Tea Estate, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Temi Tea Garden are some of the important Gardens of North East Himalaya.
Dooars The foothills of Eastern Himalaya: Dooars in the home to some of the famous National parks & wildlife sanctuaries of North East Himalaya. One horn Rhinos, Elephants, Leopard are the key attraction to the tourists. Jungle safari in Garumara National Park, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctury, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Chapramari Reserve Forest, Buxa Tiger Reserve would be a life time experience.
Nepal and Bhutan tours: For road travel to Bhutan, Siliguri is the base. Phuentsholling the entry point to Bhutan is 165 km away from Siliguri. Thimpu, Paro, Punakha etc are the main Attractions of Bhutan. A ten days tour to Bhutan will be a good experience to a tourist traveling to East Himalaya. Though Nepal is not a part of Eastern Himalaya, but Panitanki the entry point to Nepal is only 35 km away from Siliguri. Kathmandu, Pokhra, Biratnagar, Royal Chittyan National Park are the main attraction of Nepal. A ten days tour can cover entire Nepal.