About Darjeeling

Darjeeling - where serenity resides


Darjeeling is encircled in the north by Sikkim, in the west by Nepal by and in the east by Bhutan. Set in the midst of hilly slopes, overwhelmed with greeneries the place displays a wonderful view of endless Tea plantation located in and around the town thatDarjeeling truly reflects the charm of this hill station. The toy train ride between the vibrant green hills conjures visions of serenity.

Darjeeling is simply calm, hushed and wonderful.In this land of splendid beauty you can visit a tea plantation,wander around the local places, visitplaces of attraction, or gofor trekkingto high altitude spots for closer views of Kanchenjunga. Impressive view of mountain ranges covered with white blanket of snowmakes this place subsequently attractive for tourists. Mall road situated on the upper ridge of the town gives a panoramic view of Kanchenjunga.

Tiger hill located 11 km away from the main town is the most excellent place from where one can actually get to see the magnificent sightof Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest andmany otherHimalayanpeaks. The significance of thisplace is that it offers you a spectacular sight of sunrise.

It is Darjeeling where you can explore the world famous toy train ride among the lush greenarys, The train during its rides takessharpturns in some hilly slopes which completely takes away breath while embracing some breath taking views at many points. Few other hilly abodes just located few kilometres away from Darjeeling are,MirikKalimpong and Kurseong, these places too offers splendid view for tourists longing for serenity from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you are a nature lover than Darjeeling is surelyyour ultimate destination. With so much pleasure on board your vacation in Darjeeling is surely going to be once a lifetime experience

Places to Visit

Lloyd’s Botanical Garden

Lloyd’s botanical garden displays a fine collection of Himalayan fauna. Take a trip on the racecourse at lebong, the smallest and highest racecourse in the world. The garden, located below the bus stand, is worth a watch for its wonderful collection of Himalayan plants, flowers and orchids.

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) & Museum

HMI runs courses on mountaineering. The museum is the oldest mountaineering institute in the country which tells the history of the local hero tensing Norgay Sherpa and sir Edmund Hillary and how they conquered the highest peak of the world “mount Everest”.

Chowrasta

Chowrasta situated on the upper ridge of the town truly reflects the charm of this hill station. A walk around the mall road provides you a panoramic view of Kanchenjunga. The roads heading to chowrasta are filled with studios, garment shops, cafes and restaurants.

Tiger Hill

Standing at a height of 2590m, tiger hill is 11 km from the main town. It is here only one can actually get to see the magnificent sight of Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks. The place offers you a spectacular sight of sunrise.

Batasia Loop

This railway sphere cites an fascinating instance of engineering. The toy train at this loop takes a very distinctive turn and is a delight to watch.

Rock Garden

It is situated about 10 kilometres from Darjeeling. With spiky bends throughout the way, there are breathtaking views at many points. Tea gardens dot the hill slopes. The garden offers a beautiful view of a hill river flowing over rocks, further beautiful flower gardens all around compliments the entire scenario.

Ghoom Monastery

The most famous monastery around is about 10 km from town.

Kanchenjunga view, Darjeeling

From Darjeeling one can have the complete view of Kanchenjunga range.

Darjeeling zoological gardens

Situated 2 kms from the main town the zoological park will offer you to capture the sight of seeing Tibetan wolf, snow leopard and Siberian tiger. The zoo is situated 2 kms form the main town.

How to go ?

  • Very well connected to Siliguri which is a Junction city. A fleet of luxury Car or bus run overnight to Siliguri from Calcutta. From Siliguri, a 2 hour scenic drive through tea gardens and forests either by taxi or bus which operate throughout the day, takes you to Darjeeling.
  • All express trains from all over the country operate on daily basis to the nearest railhead at New Jalpaiguri (NJP/Siliguri). Change over at New Jalpaiguri to the world renowned Toy Train which winds its way up the hills to Darjeeling( at this moment Toy train is not running from Njp to Darjeeling).
  • Well connected by Air from all parts of the country to Bagdogra (Siliguri), which is the nearest Airport and is a mere 3 hours drive from Darjeeling.

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