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Best Things To Do in Darjeeling

Located in West Bengal and set amidst the foothills of the Himalayan Mountain Range, Darjeeling is one of the most scenic hill stations present in Eastern India. Covered with tea gardens, Darjeeling is known all over the world for its magnificent and delicious tea leaves that produces one of the finest cups of tea. With panoramic views, this place is perfect for anyone full of wanderlust and wanting a getaway from the busy city life and has some of the amazing Darjeeling Tour Packages. This place is like a small paradise on Earth that has a serene environment and a magical aura that automatically calms one's soul and gives them the peace of mind they have been looking for. Perfect for camping and trekking with friends, Darjeeling tops the list of every adventure junkie. That feeling of waking up in the morning at around 4 a.m. just to witness the magical sunrise is a must thing to do in Darjeeling.

That breathtaking view from the Tiger Hills with the sun rising from amidst the mountains can leave you speechless. The cool breeze makes you feel comfortable and cozy in your jackets and the hot cup of coffee or tea gives you a soothing feel. One can even enjoy the toy train ride through the small town if they want to sit back and enjoy the picturesque view. The local people living in Darjeeling are very hospitable and always greet the tourists warmly. In order to know their culture, one should definitely take a walk on the Mall Road, buy trinkets and eat momos. One should also go on a tea tour where they can walk through the tea gardens, feel the morning dew on the leaves and smell the tea. Darjeeling is a place that can be visited both with friends and family. Darjeeling Tour Packages have both adventurous as well as relaxing activities to offer to its tourists and is a perfect place for a weekend getaway.

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    About the Activity:Engage in this amazing experience of rafting in the River Teesta and Rangeet, Darjeeling. This gorgeous river offers both the beginner and the expert a thrilling rafting experience.Feel your adrenaline rush as you fight the raging wave’s grades of ...

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Attractions

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Sandakphu Trek

If we have led you into believing that Darjeeling is purely a touristy place, that is far from the truth. Thanks to the position of Darjeeling in Himalayan foothills, there are a number of excellent trekking trails you can find around the city; Sandakphu being one of the popular ones. It is a moderate level trek that takes you through some extremely scenic landscapes until you finally reach Sandakphu at 11,929 feet.

This is probably the best trek you can undertake in the region if you are an experienced trekker. Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal, so you can imagine the grand views of the grandest Himalayan mountains you can witness from here. Sandakphu Trek is an ultimate dose of thrill and amusement.

Location: Begins at Manebhanjan, West Bengal

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Treat yourself with the impressive fauna species of the Himalayan biodiversity by visiting Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park with your friends and family on your trip to Darjeeling. Opened in 1958, this zoo is the largest high-altitude zoo in the country, sitting at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Spanning across 67 acres, this wildlife abode houses exotic animals like snow leopard and tiger.

The other highlights here are endangered species like red panda and Himalayan wolf. All in all, with a unique range of Himalayan animals and birds on display, this place is an absolute delight for any nature or wildlife lover coming to Darjeeling.

Location:
 Darjeeling - Jorethang Road, Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101

Timing:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Entry Fee:
INR 30 per person

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Ghum Monastery

Yiga Choeling is the real name of this monastery belonging to Gelukpa sect of Buddhists. The vivid colours in the exteriors of the monastery complex and the fine architecture come together to create an enchanting atmosphere for visitors, especially architecture buffs. Built in 1850, this is monastery is one of the oldest ones in Darjeeling.

The highlight here is an idol of Maitreya Buddha that is 15 feet in height. Apart from being a very significant religious place for local Buddhists, Ghum Monastery is one of the most peaceful places to visit in Darjeeling for the tourists.

Location:
Ghum, Darjeeling

Timing:
10 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee:
No charges

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Peace Pagoda

A symbol of eternal peace among people belonging to all nations and religions, Darjeeling Peace Pagoda is one of the most iconic tourist places in Darjeeling.  In other words, Peace Pagoda is a temple symbolising ‘Unity for World Peace’. Due to its incredible design exhibiting the fine Japanese architecture, a visit to this place would be a treat for anybody who is interested in photography or architecture.

The temple complex houses a total of four golden Buddha statues, and the inner walls are adorned with carvings depicting different stories from the life of Lord Buddha. You can spend a day here soaking in the tranquil vibes of this peaceful place.

Location:
West Point, Darjeeling

Timing:
4:30 am to 7 pm

Entry Fee:
No charges

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Dooars

If you love being outdoors and surround yourself with the freshness and calm of nature, Dooars is the most ideal place for you to visit when you are in Darjeeling. Dooars is a place that defines ‘pristine nature’ with its untainted, lush green landscapes. It is a vast region of floodplains that encompasses tea gardens, hill slopes, undulating meadows, tropical forests, and ethnic villages.

The place is ideal for nature photography, wildlife exploration, and nature stay. The natural beauty of the region and the variety of experiences it has on offer make Dooars one of the most fascinating places to visit in Darjeeling.

Location: 
The Dooars region politically constitutes the plains of Darjeeling District, the whole of Jalpaiguri district and Alipurduar district and the upper region of Cooch Behar district in West Bengal and the districts of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Goalpara and Bongaigaon in the state of Assam.
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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Your Darjeeling tour is clearly incomplete if you do not indulge in the once-in-a-lifetime experience of taking a ride in the Toy Train that runs on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Just grab a window seat, and get lost in a world full of amazing views and refreshing moments. If you are interested in photography, you will find the experience heavenly after all the breathtaking frames your camera captures during the journey.

One of the most exciting parts of being on this train is that you will be gaining a lot of elevation along the route from New Jalpaiguri at 100 m to Darjeeling at 2,200 m.

Location:
New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling

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Tiger Hill

Imagine watching the most spectacular mountain peaks in the world – Mt Everest and Mt Kanchenjunga – during sunrise. Imagine how the sky changes its shades every minute and paints the towering mountains in its own shades. Feels magical, right? Tiger Hill is the place where you can bring this fantasy to life. Boasting an elevation of 2,590 feet above the sea level, Tiger Hill is located above Ghum at a distance of 11 km from Darjeeling City Centre.

The site has an observatory where you can sit and enjoy the awe-inspiring Himalayas. Popular for the panoramic vistas you can enjoy from up here, Tiger Hill is one of the must visit tourist places in Darjeeling.

Location: 11 km from Darjeeling

Timing: 4 am to 6 pm

Observatory Fee: INR 10 to 40

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Batasia Loop

Located near Darjeeling, this is a spiral railway track engineered during the era of British India. When you are taking a journey on Toy Train in West Bengal, this is inarguably the most fascinating stretch you will cover. Due to its unique path where the train spirals over itself through a tunnel, Batasia Loop becomes one of the most interesting tourist places in Darjeeling.

The site also features a memorial dedicated to Gorkha Soldier of the Indian Army who laid down their lives in the post-independence India. You can enjoy a 360 degree panoramic views of Darjeeling from here.

Location: 
West Point, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102

Timing:
5 am to 8 pm

Observatory Fee:
INR 15 per person

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Traveller Tales From Darjeeling

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Satyen Naik

15 December 2014

After this trek, I realized why everyone recommended me for Darjeeling and Sikkim. Truly a paradise and this trek reveals more about these places.

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Anang Patel

10 May 2016

The crowing glory of this place is Mt Khangchendzong, the third highest mountain in the world. Viewing the mountain was really fascinating us and the experience was mind boggling.

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Anjushree Namboothiri

11 September 2015

This was my first trip in any northeast India, and now I proudly suggest everyone that this is the place everyone should visit, atleast for once.I gaurantee you will experience the heaven.

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Amodini Embranthiri

23 August 2015

I love to visit the Yambong singalila. Every turn had a different snow peak with a unique view and each one was more majestic than the previous one and the peaks were simply spectacular.

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Meghnath Deshpande

21 April 2015

The experience was wonderful and it was the most beautiful hill station. There was spectacular sight of Mt. Everest ranges and Khangchendzong that all we captured in our mind, eyes and camera as well.

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Mahendra Mehta

24 February 2015

After this trek, I am truly, madly and deeplyy in love with Darjeeling and Sikkim. Truly a paradise and this trek reveals more about these places.

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Pulkit Gurnani

11 February 2015

For me, this was a treasure trove journey. Though Sandakpu is the main attraction, I also enjoyed the panorama of the other peaks and the evergreen valleys. Terrains might get difficult at times and to...

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Divjot Sinha

23 November 2014

A big big thankyou to my friends to accompany me, our tour guide to led us the beautiful heaven and my parents to finance this holiday trip, really I loved being there!!!! Otherwise I would have missed...

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Deependra Devar

12 September 2014

We were glad to be the part of the trip, tosar lake looks so beautiful in evening, moreover the trekker was fantabulous....just can not explain the joy of being there.

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Darjeeling

  • Q. What are some of the best things to do in Darjeeling?

    One can do a lot of things here which include both adventurous as well as relaxing activities like:
    • Tiger Hill: witness the majestic sunrise at the Tiger Hill in the morning at around 4. One can travel to the Tiger Hill in the shuttles or hire a jeep or car. One should hurry as the crowd fills fast here. There are vendors there who sell hot coffee in cups up there which definitely adds on to the memorable experience.
    • Tea tour: one can take a walk through the tea gardens and go to the tea factory and explore how the tea leaves are processed. There are many tea gardens but the ones in Dooars are mesmerizing. The garden looks like a green carpet and smells absolutely fresh and fabulous.
    • Trekking: being located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range, there are many valleys and passes where one can go for a trek. Sandakphu is the most famous trekking spot here which is ideal for experienced trekkers. One can enjoy the enthralling panoramic views of the Mount Everest and other snow peaked mountains.
    • River rafting: one can go to the Teesta River to enjoy white river rafting. The strong current makes rafting adventurous and an excellent experience. It is a must-do activity for all the adventure junkies out there.
    • Toy train: when visiting Darjeeling with family one can take a ride on the Toy Train through the small town and enjoy the scenic views.

    Know more about things to do and places to visit in Darjeeling, to make the trip memorable and your best trip ever.

  • Q. What all adventure activities can be done in Darjeeling?

    Darjeeling is a perfect vacation spot for all those youngsters who want to create memories with their friends. One can carry out the following adventurous activities while in Darjeeling to make this trip more thrilling:
    • White River Rafting
    • Trekking
    • Camping
    • Mountain climbing
    • Jeep Safari
    • Paragliding
    • Rappelling

  • Q. Which are some of the best treks in Darjeeling?

    Being situated amidst the Himalayan Range, Darjeeling has some of the best trails for trekking. All the trekks are unique in their own way. While some are dangerous, some have an exceptional view. Some of these most famous and best trekking trails are:
    • Tonglu Trek
    • Sandakphu and Singalia Trek
    • Trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp
    • Kurseong Trek
    • Phalut Trek

  • Q. Which are some of the best treks in Darjeeling?

    Being situated amidst the Himalayan Range, Darjeeling has some of the best trails for trekking. All the trekks are unique in their own way. While some are dangerous, some have an exceptional view. Some of these most famous and best trekking trails are:

    • Tonglu Trek
    • Sandakphu and Singalia Trek
    • Trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp
    • Kurseong Trek
    • Phalut Trek

  • Q. Where can I try river rafting in Darjeeling and how much will it cost me?

    One can go for White River Rafting on the Teesta and Rangeet River that flow through Darjeeling. River Teesta originates from North Sikkim and flows with a strong current creating the rapids that are required for rafting. Here one can find 6 grades of rafting depending on the thrill and experience that the tourist has. The cost of this activity is quite reasonable and depends on what grade you choose. At an average, the cost ranges from 700-1500 INR per person or around 15-30 USD per person.

  • Q. Where can I do paragliding in Darjeeling? How much is the cost?

    One can do Paragliding in Kalimpong. One can take-off from the Dello Hills present here and enjoy the soothing and enthralling beauty of Darjeeling. This is the only place in Darjeeling where one can do Paragliding and it costs about 3000-4000 INR or 75-125 USD. The ride lasts for 15-30 minutes depending on the weather. It is absolutely safe and can be trusted. The cold weather and the snow-capped mountains make the person paragliding feel as if they are flying amidst the clouds.

  • Q. Where can I go for wildlife safari in and around Darjeeling?

    Darjeeling is considered the Queen of Mountains and is a home to many species of both flora and fauna. This makes going on Safaris an ideal thing to do while in Darjeeling. Some places to go to for wildlife safari are:
    • Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary: one can witness the Royal Bengal Tiger and the Indian Bison here. The water streams, trees, and watchtowers together make Mother Nature look awe-inspiring.
    • Jaldapara Wildlife sanctuary: here one can find some extremely endangered species of animals like the clouded leopard, tigers, bears, red panda and so on.
    • Himalayan Zoological Park and Snow Leopard Breeding Centre: this place is mainly famous for the most endangered species the Snow Leopard. One can even find Himalayan Black Bears and the famous Red Panda here.

  • Q. Where can I go for wildlife safari in and around Darjeeling?

    Darjeeling is considered the Queen of Mountains and is a home to many species of both flora and fauna. This makes going on Safaris an ideal thing to do while in Darjeeling. Some places to go to for wildlife safari are:

    • Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary:  one can witness the Royal Bengal Tiger and the Indian Bison here. The water streams, trees, and watchtowers together make Mother Nature look awe-inspiring.
    • Jaldapara Wildlife sanctuary:  here one can find some extremely endangered species of animals like the clouded leopard, tigers, bears, red panda and so on.
    • Himalayan Zoological Park and Snow Leopard Breeding Centre:  this place is mainly famous for the most endangered species the Snow Leopard. One can even find Himalayan Black Bears and the famous Red Panda here.

  • Q. When can I visit the tea gardens in Darjeeling? Which are the most popular ones?

    The best time to visit the tea gardens in Darjeeling would be the summer season. As the weather is a bit chilly and a soothing break from the scorching heat of the sun. The rainy months that is June to September is the worst time to visit Darjeeling as there may be landslides, the tea plantation isn't blooming and everything becomes quite dangerous. Some of the most popular tea estates in Darjeeling are:

    • Happy Valley Tea Estate
    • Chamong Tea Estate
    • Gomtee Tea Resort
    • Samsing Tea Factory
    • Glenburg Tea Estate

  • Q. When can I visit the tea gardens in Darjeeling? Which are the most popular ones?

    The best time to visit the tea gardens in Darjeeling would be the summer season. As the weather is a bit chilly and a soothing break from the scorching heat of the sun. The rainy months that is June to September is the worst time to visit Darjeeling as there may be landslides, the tea plantation isn't blooming and everything becomes quite dangerous. Some of the most popular tea estates in Darjeeling are:
    •Happy Valley Tea Estate
    •Chamong Tea Estate
    •Gomtee Tea Resort
    •Samsing Tea Factory
    •Glenburg Tea Estate

  • Q. Which are must visit sightseeing attractions in Darjeeling?

    Darjeeling is a small yet a beautiful town that can be explored for days. One can go horseback riding or simply spend time with the locals there eating momos and drinking thupkas. Its beauty is never ending and some of the must-visit attractions present in Darjeeling are:

    • Tiger Hill
    • Kanchenjunga Mountain Top
    • Batasia Loop
    • Japanese Peace Pagoda
    • Mall Road
    • Tea gardens
    • Ghum Monastery
    • Rock Garden
    • Zoological Park

  • Q. Which are must visit sightseeing attractions in Darjeeling?

    Darjeeling is a small yet a beautiful town that can be explored for days. One can go horseback riding or simply spend time with the locals there eating momos and drinking thupkas. Its beauty is never ending and some of the must-visit attractions present in Darjeeling are:
    • Tiger Hill
    • Kanchenjunga Mountain Top
    • Batasia Loop
    • Japanese Peace Pagoda
    • Mall Road
    • Tea gardens
    • Ghum Monastery
    • Rock Garden
    • Zoological Park