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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
29 March 2016
Dzongri Goechala Trek in Sikkim is one of the best treks in the town. It had been a great trek. I had a lovely time there. It was awesome. I loved it totally. One should definitely try this to know how...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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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Darjeeling is one of the ideal Himalayan beauties that one can take a trip to. The following list gives you places to visit on a sightseeing trip to Darjeeling:
With conveniently nestled in the beautiful Himalayas, Darjeeling is ought to possess some of the best trekking routes as well as places. Some of the popular trekking tours that you can take up in Darjeeling are as follows:
Camping is another activity that one can get involved in while touring Darjeeling. The beautifully landscaped areas all around this place make it an ideal place to camp at. The list of the various camping sites in and around Darjeeling is as follows:
Rock climbing in Darjeeling can be experienced at:
Both these rocky structures are located opposite to one another on Darjeeling, a road named Lebong Cart Road. These offer this activity on a daily basis from sunrise to sunset. Tenzing Rock is often used by amateur climbers while Gombu rock is for experienced climbers.
There are a number of day tours that one can take from Darjeeling. Some of the ideal ones are as follows:
Walking tours are the best way to explore a destination. It can give you not just a glimpse of the beautiful place but can also impart you a detailed knowledge about the local culture of the place. While touring Darjeeling you can take up a self-guided walking tour and explore the places around. The following list gives you various options for walking tours:
Biking is not just an adventure activity but a passionate hobby for many. Sikkim, as well as Darjeeling, have the ideal biking opportunities. If you are one of those travelers who love riding bikes then Darjeeling can be your pick this season for a biking trip. You can visit the following while on a bike ride in Darjeeling:
Cycling in Darjeeling is an activity that has gained immense interest amidst tourists as well as the locals. While visiting the place you can take up various cycling tours and have a thrilling experience.
In 2017 January, Darjeeling became the only tourist destination that offers a Mountain Biking Park. This cycling park stretches for almost twenty kilometers and passes through the famous Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary. The entrance gate lies at Jorebunglow, quite close to Ghum. For a cyclist, it takes around thirty minutes from Darjeeling town center to reach the gate of the sanctuary. The distance is around eight kilometers and one can take either the Hill Cart Road or Toong Soong Road
Darjeeling is a place that you can visit and get a taste of Buddhist culture. There are various pilgrimage places that one can visit while exploring Darjeeling. The following list showcases some:
Darjeeling is home to various animal as well as plant species. One can take up a wildlife tour and explore the beauty stored here. The following is a list of places to be visited in order to explore the wildlife here: