Darjeeling chowrasta

Things to do in Darjeeling

Explore the north Eastern region of India and you will be spellbound by the spectacular natural beauty of the Darjeeling. The manicured lush tea gardens, the splendid aura of this picturesque hill station and its mild weather would rejuvenate your spirits.  Popularly known as “The Queen of Hills”, Darjeeling with its awe inspiring sunrise at Tiger Hill and green environs attracts the Nature lovers.

Here are few must do things which you would relish on your vacation in this lap of ‘Mother Nature’

Things to do in Darjeeling

1. White Water Rafting in Teesta River

Teesta river rafting

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Darjeeling is the most sought after hill station in West Bengal. Teesta River meandering in the scintillating surroundings of the hills has   strong rapids in its course. A lot of people specially visit Darjeeling for white water rafting in Teesta River. The mind blowing adventurous white water rafting is a thrilling experience which should never be missed.  You will always remember the exciting experience of rafting in Darjeeling.

2.  Stay At A Tea Garden

Darjeeling Tea Gardens

Darjeeling is famous for its sprawling tea gardens. The verdant pruned bushes, is a magical sight which you would never forget in life.  When you decide to stay at a tea garden you will see brightly dressed women in traditional clothes with baskets at their backs working in tea gardens.

3.  Sit on Darjeeling Chowrasta

Darjeeling Chowrasta
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As the sun sets in Darjeeling you can walk to Chowrasta, which is a top ridge in the heart of the hill town surrounded with quaint shops and brightly lit restaurants. Sit on Darjeeling Chowrasta and enjoy the beautiful evening and the cool breeze brushing your hair. The Mall road beginning and ending at Chowrasta is perfect for a relaxing stroll. You can click photographs, savor the regional delicacies in local food joints and restaurants and enjoy the horse rides. You can also pick up attractive artifacts and colorful souvenirs from the traditional shops lined up on the sides of the street.

4. Drive up to Tiger Hill

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Another most renowned tourist attraction of Darjeeling is the Tiger Hill, which is popular for the divine sun rise view of peak of Kanchenjunga.  As you drive up to Tiger Hill in the bus or in your private vehicle and reach the top of the hill in the early hours of the dawn you are welcomed by the orange glow of the rising sun. The vast heavenly aura leaves you speechless and it is here that you shall feel one with Mother Nature.

5.  Enjoy a Trip to Kalimpong

Kalimpong Monastery

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Kalimpong is a small land a serene town, nearly 50 km to the east of Darjeeling. The main attractions here are numerous monasteries. You will enjoy a trip to Kalimpong with your friends or your family.

The ride in the toy train just gives you a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding hills and transports you in a romantic world.  You can satisfy your adventurous spirit, try out your mountaineering skill and have a wonderful rock climbing experience at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Visit the Darjeeling Zoo where you can come across rare animals like panda and snow leopard. Nature lovers and adventure junkies must travel and experience things to do in Darjeeling.

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I have been travelling across India for a long time and I am using this blog to share my experiences with you so that you can see the tremendous beauty which India has to offer.