I am planning to visit Darjeeling in August on coming Eid vacation (08.08.13-13.08.13) with my wife, mom (age: 52) & dad (age: 60). I live in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I will get an 8 days holiday in coming Ramadan Eid. So, considering the time & distance, I found Darjeeling/Ganktok/Sikkim tour is convenient for me. As it takes only 12 hours to reach Shiliguri from Dhaka. Specially i am looking for a tour to Darjeeling as we all are very much excited to see its beauty. I am describing my plan below. Please share ur valuable experience with me.
08.08.13: Starts from Dhaka (Night Journey)
09.08.13: Reach Shiliguri by 12.00 pm. Take launch. Starts for Darjeeling & reach there by 6.00 pm. Transfer to hotel. Relax the evening in the mall road with a beat of taste of local food & exotic tea.
10.08.13: Early morning Tiger Hill, Peach Pagoda, Rock Garden, Gangamaya Park, Tea garden.
Evening: Nightingale Park/Srubbery Park, Shopping at Mall Road
11.08.13: Morning Himalayan Zoological Park, Tea Garden,
Evening Rope-way ride, Shopping at Mall Road
12.08.13: After breakfast starts for Shiliguri. Night stay at Shiliguri.
13.08.13: Leave Shiliguri early morning towards border. Overnight journey.
14.08.13: Reach Dhaka early morning.
I have tried to make a relax vacation with covering all the tourist sites as my parents will be with me. Please comments on this planning & make some suggestion about where to stay with budget (within 1000 Rs), exotic foods and most important about the transportation from Shiliguri to Darjeeling & Local Darjeeling Tour.
Thanks in advance.