The journey begins from the foothills at Siliguri and as one enters the kingdom of the clouds in an hours time, the cold and peace of the Darjeeling Hills touches the mind and body. On the 15th of August, 2011, when the country was celebrating the 65th Independence day, Help Tourism, a responsible travel organization on its 21st Foundation Day was busy putting together a few places of the Darjeeling Hills together for the world to experience the 'Best of Darjeeling'. The package would include the 'Old English Charm' of Darjeeling Town, good food, lots of shopping and exploring the Heritage of Darjeeling. Another part would include discovery of the 'Natural Wonders' of the Darjeeling hills at the Kolakham Mountain Village in Kalimpong Division. Adjoining the Neora Valley National Park, one can wonder through the forests or the village for authentic experience and light of The East Himalaya.
Considering the Independence Day of India and Foundation Day of Help Tourism, followed by the Festival of Eid-Ul-Fitar after the Ramadan month, 5th September-Teacher's Day, 21st September-The International Day of Peace and 27th september-World Tourism Day, a subsidised Festival Package for Darjeeling has been launched by Help Tourism yesterday, 15th August, 2011, which will remain valid till 30th September, 2011. The week-long package which is valid for all nationals would include complimentary transport pick-up and drop: Chengrabandha, Phuentsholing, Kakkarvitta and Siliguri, all accommodation, all breakfast and dinner, transport from Darjeeling to Kolakham (in Kalimpong Division near Lava) and surprise gifts.Details can be enquired at firstname.lastname@example.org