Solo travel gives you the chance to indulge yourself fully. When you travel alone, you travel on your terms. Surely traveling alone has its consequences such as loneliness, safety concerns, and the dreaded single supplement. But a simple common sense and preparation can save your money and get you through the rough spots.
Darjeeling is nestled in green hills of North West Bengal at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. The mesmerizing weather and enthralling views make Darjeeling a perfect Himalayan destination for travelers. From the views of snow capped mountains to vast tea gardens and from the enchanting mixed culture to old markets, this place has everything for people.
Tea Garden in Darjeeling
Many solo travelers prefer Darjeeling as their tour destination. 5 days itinerary for Darjeeling for solo travelers can be:
Day 1: Siliguri to Darjeeling. Opt for a Homestay or a dormitory to stay. In evening time take a walk in Chowrasta and local market.
Day 2: Early morning go Tiger Hill to see mesmerizing sunrise view of mighty Himalayas. Come back to hotel or your accommodation. After breakfast, go for Toy Train Joyride of 2 hours in which you will cover Batasia Loop and Ghoom Museum.
Later you can go to Himalayan Zoological Park followed by Tenzing Rock for some adventure. In the end you can go for Rangeet Ropeway for more fun.
Day 3: On this day, take a cab to Rock Garden, Ganga Mayya Park and spent time in Old Ghoom Monastery later. After lunch, visit Ava Art Gallery, Japanese Peace Pagoda and go for paragliding.
Day 4: Take an excursion to Lamahatta Tea Gardens and Takdah. Take cab till Teesta Bazaar and you can opt for River Rafting there. Return Darjeeling till evening and go for shopping.
Day 5: Check out from Darjeeling and take a cab to Mirik. Enjoy boating in Sumendu Lake and proceed to Siliguri.