30 Places to Visit in Darjeeling, Tourist Places & Attractions

Tourist Places to Visit in Darjeeling

Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Peace Pagoda, Ghum Monastery, Rock Garden, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nightingale Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Singalila, National Park, St. Andrew’s Church, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Tinchuley, Observatory Hill, Sandakphu Trek and many more.

There are numerous tourist places to visit in Darjeeling, a breath-taking town settled cosily on the foothills of Himalayas. The untouched beauty of this incredibly beautiful town is a respite from the bustling city life and thus, attracts visitors from all over the country.

Amongst the countless tourist attractions in Darjeeling, Tiger Hill seems to have made quite a mark among tourists, because  this place is a complete package for nature as well as snow lovers. Another highlight of visiting Darjeeling is its Himalayan Railway, known for its Toy Train experience which offers pleasant mountain views.

Next to the list is Darjeeling’s Ropeway, set up to give the tourists awe-inspiring views of verdant tea estates that aren’t easily accessible. Apart from the above attractions, places like Batasia Loop, Ghoom Monastery, Rock Garden, and Peace Pagoda should definitely be on your list. Clearly, when it comes to places to see in Darjeeling, the list is simply inexhaustible.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Darjeeling:

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One of the most popular places to visit in Darjeeling, DHR is approximately a 2 feet narrow gauge train track that covers the distance between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. This 88-km long railway track is best known for its toy train which gushes amid the misty hill side and offers absolutely gorgeous views of the valley. 

The construction of this historic railways began in 1879 and took about two years for it to be finished. For its significance as a popular tourist spot, it was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. The ride in the toy train of Himalayan Railways Station is both adventurous as well relaxing in nature.

If there is one thing that you shouldn’t miss during your time in Darjeeling, it’s a ride in the toy train. No wonder it tops the list of the best tourist attractions in Darjeeling. 

Location:  New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling

Entry Fee:
- INR 600 for diesel engine ride
- INR 1,000 for steam engine rides

Timing: 8 AM to 12 PM
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The most famous mountain peak in Darjeeling, Tiger Hill is best known for its trekking routes and panoramic views of Mt. Everest and Kanchenzonga. One needs to walk or drive through the oldest tea plantations, in order to reach Tiger Hill. It is recommended to witness the first rays of the sun on Mt. Everest. Don’t miss capturing it in your camera as well because it will be a majestically rich experience. 

Another interesting thing about this place is that it is the summit of Ghoom, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the highest railway station in Darjeeling. The best time to visit Tiger Hill is generally around the months of October, November and December in winter and February to April in Autumn. 

Location: Senchal Forest, Senchal Road, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734123, India

Entry Fee: No entry fee. However, it costs about INR 1200 -1800 to book a cab to the Hill

Timing: From sunrise till sunset
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It is a mesmerizing toy train pathway that was brought into existence to reduce the elevation of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Set amidst the lush green mountainside, Batasia Loop offers beautiful views of the valley and snowy abode of Mt. Kanchendzonga. 

When the toy train meanders its way through the loops of the track, everything about this place seems dreamy. Also, the surrounding tunnels, hill-locked valley and little shops in the area makes Batasia Loop one of the top places to visit in Darjeeling.  

It is recommended to visit the Loop after witnessing the sunrise at Tiger Hill. This is because the carpet of flowers that leads to Batasia Loop is quite splendorous, especially to the eyes that have witnessed the most beautiful sunrise ever. Additionally, the spiral railway track is a sight to behold for dreamers and artists. The entire scenery of the place often inspires people to create an art of their own. 

Location: Ghum, West Point, Darjeeling 734102 India

Entry Fee:
INR 15 per person

Timing: 5 AM to 8 PM
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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
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The beautiful hill station of Darjeeling is best viewed via its exclusive ropeway. From the exquisite landscapes, verdant tea estates, lush green forests, breath-taking flora and fauna to the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Everest and Kanchenjunga, one can witness the beauty of Darjeeling in all its glory!

The Ropeway came into existence in 1968, and since then, has been quite an attraction for the tourists. There are around 16 cable cars that can comfortably carry at least 6 people in one ride which takes place at an altitude of approximately 7,000 feet.

The cable cars travel from the North Point in Singmari to the Singla Bazaar, which gives the passengers to click some amazing photographs of this beautiful town. 

Location: Singamari, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734104

- INR 200 per adult
- INR 100 for children aged between 3 and 8 years

- 10 AM to 4 PM (Winter and Monsoon)
- 10 AM to 2 PM (Summer and Autumn)
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Rimbik is a small town located in the Singalila National Park area in Darjeeling. It is famous for its trekking routes and gradually gaining popularity among unconventional travelers. Singalila National park and Sandakphu are the famous and busiest routes and one of the best treks in the Eastern part of India. Enroute Sandaphu, the trekkers will pass the Singalila National park, which is home to the red panda and one can enjoy nature at its pristine best.

Best Time to Visit:
 The best time to visit from Spring to winters between March to November with mild rains.

The highlight of this place is sure to be the view of Kanchenjunga ranges. The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and Dhirdham temple are the most visited places here.
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This institute was established on November 4, 1954 with the main aim of encouraging the interest of people in the mountaineering sport. Currently, this institute is the best school for mountaineering training. Thus, the aspiring mountaineers must apply to this institution to fulfil their dreams. 

Since the time of its establishment, the institute has trained more than 50,000 students who have moved on to become great mountaineers. Out of these students, more than 20,000 belong to countries other than India. 

In fact, the popularity of this institute is such that it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Darjeeling. One reason for this institute being a popular tourist spot is its picturesque setting. It is surrounded with the splendid peak of Kanchenjunga which alone makes it worth a visit. 

Location: Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101

Entry Fee: INR 40 per person (additional charges for camera)

- 9 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM 
- Closed on Tuesdays and during off-season
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One of the most popular places to see in Darjeeling, this park is best known for its Red Panda and Snow Leopard breeding program. Spread across a sprawling 65.56 acres of area, the Zoological Park is home to some of the most endangered species of animals in India, including snow leopard, red pandas, and Himalayan Salamanders. 

The park is commonly referred to as Darjeeling Zoo and was given its official name by Indira Gandhi to honour Padmaja Naidu, the ex-Governor of West Bengal and daughter of Sarojini Naidu. The zoo is also home to more than 200 species of plants including Oak, Birch, and Alder. 

Location: Darjeeling - Jorethang Rd, Near Birch Hill Resort, Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling 734101 India

Entry Fee:
- INR 20 for Indians and residents of SAARC 
- INR 50 for foreigners 
- INR 10 for carrying camera

- 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM during summers 
- 8.30 AM to 4 PM during winters 
- Closed on Thursdays
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It is a Buddhist shrine which is a part of 30 similar structures located around the world. This white-coloured edifice is accentuated with gold painted sculptures, which are the highlight of the entire Pagoda. There are four avatars of Buddha located inside the building, including the famous Maitreya Buddha. 

This historic building was constructed between 1885 and 1985 by a Japanese Buddhist monk Nichidatsu Fuji and it continues to be one of the most famous places to visit in Darjeeling. It took about 36 months to finish the construction of the whole building. 

The main purpose of establishing this monument was to promote peace, unity, and goodwill amongst people who belong to different communities and religions. Apart from it, the place gives out peaceful and tranquil vibes as it is surrounded with snow-covered mountain peaks on all sides. 

Location: West Point, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102, India

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Timing: 4 AM to 7 PM (All days)
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Elevated at a height of approximately 8,000 feet Ghoom Monastery is one of the top places to see in Darjeeling. Also known as Yiga Choeling, it was established in 1850 by Lama Sherab Gyatso and is known to be the oldest Tibet Monastery of Darjeeling. 

It is best known for its 15-feet high statue of Maitreya Buddha which stands tall in the main hall of the Monastery. The place is also amongst the top tourist attractions in Darjeeling due to its massive collection of rare Buddhist manuscripts and records. Another attractive thing about the Monastery is its walls that are painted with depictions of Buddhism wisdom and Tibetan art. 

There is also a temple of Ma Kali on the hill top which is regularly visited by people to offer prayers and seek blessings. 

Location: Ghoom, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102

Entry Fee: No entry fee. INR 10 for carrying camera and INR 50 for taking video shot

Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM (all days)
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This popular picnic spot is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Darjeeling. Basically, it is an artificial garden whose beauty is accentuated by waterfalls, lush green hill side and flora and fauna. 

Rock Garden is amongst the most frequently visited tourist attractions in Darjeeling for the reason that there are plenty of activities to do with your family and friends. Its Chunar waterfall is a natural cascade that attracts a lot of visitors who are fascinated to see it in its divine flow. Additionally, a mountain stream meandering through the Garden also makes people soak in the good vibes of the place. Apart from it, the place is lush with green trees and vibrant flowers all through the summer season, making it the best time to visit the Garden. 

Location: Rock Garden Road Bloomfield Tea Garden, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102

Entry Fee:
- INR 10 for Indians
- INR 50 for foreigners

Timing: 10 AM to 4 PM (all days)
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A public park which invites a huge influx of tourists all through the year, Nightingale Park is one of the most visited places to see in Darjeeling. The main reason why people visit this park is for its magnetic views of the majestic Kanchenjunga.

The other reason for visiting this area is that the lush green environment that fills your mind and soul with high vibrations. You feel happy and ecstatic for no reason after visiting this place.

Formerly known as The Shrubbery, Nightingale Park used to serve as a private courtyard of Sir Thomas Tartan’s home. Some other highlights of the park include a giant statue of Lord Shiva, a vibrant meadow, and a musical fountain that would behold your sight. No prizes for guessing that this park is one of the best tourist attractions in Darjeeling. 

Location: Richmond Hill, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101

Entry Fee: INR 10 per person 

Timing: 7 AM to 8 PM (all days)
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Located at an elevation of more than 7,000 feet above sea level, Singalila National Park is the highest national park in the town. The splendorous views of the valley from this place also make it one of the most unique places to visit in Darjeeling. 

The gloriousness of this beautiful park shows in its 79 km sprawled forest of Rhododendron and spectacular flora and fauna. But that’s not all - the enigmatic views of the Himalayan ranges here blend with the misty weather and stunning alpine valley. All of this natural beauty will leave you mesmerized and you wouldn’t want to leave this gorgeous National Park ever. 

You might also spot the otherwise rare sighting of Red Panda and Himalayan Black Bear. The most inspiring thing about this place is that it strictly prohibits poaching and hunting of animals. Also, the trekking route of this area is quite unexplored and full of amazing trails.

Location: Singalila ridge, Darjeeling, West Bengal – 734201

Entry Fee:
- INR 100 for Indians
- INR 200 for foreigners 

- 6 AM to 7 PM
- Closed from the month of 16 June to 15 September
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One of the most popular places to visit in Darjeeling by spiritual people and architecture lovers, St. Andrew’s Church was built during the colonial area and carries that old-world charm that attracts an influx of tourists all year round. 

The edifice is named after a patron saint of Scotland and was established on November 30, 1843. It was renovated in 1873 after a massive earthquake hit the area. Since then, it has become every visitor’s delight. 

This old Anglican church is set amidst the mall area and thus, it invites a lot of attention of the locals and the tourists. It is recommended to dress modestly in case you are visiting the Church because the local Scottish people are quite protective of the sacred space of the Church. 

Location: Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101

Entry Fee: No entry fee

- 9 AM (Every Sunday) from March to November
- 9.30 AM (Every Sunday) from December to February
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An area sprawling 437 acres, Happy Valley Tea Estate is one of the major places to see in Darjeeling.  The place is home to one of the highest tea factories in the world. The tea factory of this estate was established in 1854 by an Englishman and after all these years, it continues to flourish under the care of Indian aristocracy from Hooghly. 

Your visit to Darjeeling won’t be considered complete until you pay a visit to this aromatic tea estate. The minute you enter the estate, the pure fragrance of well-manicured tea leaves will stir your mind with all the good feelings. This alone makes a visit to the tea plantations of this area completely worth it.

If that’s not enough, the splendorous views of the majestic Kanchenjunga peak will leave you breathless and wanting for a day or two stay in the area. 

Location: Lebong Cart Road, Chauk Bazaar, Near, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101

Entry Fee: INR 100 per person

Timing: 8 AM to 4 PM from Tuesday to Saturday
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One of the top tourist attractions in Darjeeling, this Observatory Hill is known for its Buddhist and Hindu temples that are spread across this Hill. Some of the famous temples amongst them include Mahakal Temple, Tibetan Memorial Shrine, and Kanchenjunga Temple.

The place attracts a large number of tourists, mostly because the trekking routes of this Hill are quite beautiful. There is also a small cave located at a distance of about 15 minutes from the Hill which is highly revered in nature.

People feel blessed after visiting this cave; thus, it is recommended to not miss this place and soak in its good vibes. If someone old is preparing to visit the cave, then it advisable to take little breaks and rest on the benches while making their way to the cave. 

This Observatory is one of the oldest sites of the city and thus, it is quite a popular tourist spot of Darjeeling. 

Location: Naya Basti, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Timing: 7 AM to 7 PM
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A great place for the patrons of history and nature, Bengal natural History Museum is one of the most prominent museums you can find in the region. This unique museum is dedicated to the rich wildlife or biodiversity of the region and its history. The museum is divided into two large sections, and features different sub-sections where specimens of a variety of avifauna and fauna that are found in the region.

The museum claims to have specimens of 820 bird species on display here, which is quite impressive for any nature lover taking a tour of the museum.

Location: Darjeeling – Jorethang Road, Darjeeling

Timing: 8 am to 7:30 pm

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This popular and highly revered temple is set atop the summit of Darjeeling Observatory Hill. Mahakal Temple is only around 20-minutes away from the road.  Even so, the spiral path may leave the trekkers exhausted, but the end result of the trek is usually quite rewarding for them. There are big signboards on the pathways that guide the travellers to reach the destination. 

During your trek, you would also come across some beautiful cottages, splendid views of the mountain side, and vibrant meadows. If you are lucky, you might even be walking amongst the clouds. 

The temple is great in every sense of the word - whether it is the natural beauty of the place, or the spiritual vibes and lovely atmosphere. However, there are a lot of monkeys on the way and they might try to snatch away your items. So, be careful of them. Rest, as they say, is a smooth walk. 

Location: Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Timing: 7 AM to 7 PM
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It is a large natural rock named after Tenzing Norgay, the first man to climb Mt. Everest along with Edmund Hillary in 1953. The place also serves as the training area for both amateurs and professional climbers.

Tenzing himself practiced climbing in this place and that alone makes this area quite popular amongst the tourists, especially those who seek adventure. In fact, every year, Indian Army organizes rock climbing competitions at Tenzing Rock.

It is advised to trek to the Rock with care since the slope might get slippery due to meandering streams or rainfall. On your trek, you will also come across many food stalls, such as those of Maggie, Momo, chai and coffee, etc. on the way. The overall experience of reaching the Rock is adrenaline-pumping. 

Location: Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734104

Entry Fee: Nominal fee might be required if you decide to hire a local guide

Timing: 8 AM to 5 PM (closed on Thursdays)
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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.

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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Earlier located in the Observatory Hill, this Monastery is currently situated in the Bhutia Colony. The Monastery was built in 1761 by the Lama Dorje Rinzing, however, in 1815, the place was plundered and rebuilt in 1861.

It was relocated in 1879 to the Colony and again destroyed by the earthquake, which led to its renovation in 1934. For this reason, it is considered to be quite a favorite spot for tourists, and its rich history attracts a lot of them. 

The Monastery is structured in a traditional Tibetan style with a touch of Sikkim culture, and it belongs to the Red Sect of Buddhists. This place also exhibits murals that depict the story of Buddha. Even though the walls tell a lot of stories related to Buddhism, photography is strictly prohibited inside the premises of the building. 

Located: Bhutia Busty Rd, Upper Bhutia Busty, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Timing: 10 AM to 4 PM
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The Druk Thupten Sangag Choling Monastery, commonly known as Dali Monastery is famous for its Buddhism murals, paintings, documents, and records. If you want to learn more about the religion and their culture, head over to this Monastery and you will have all your answers. 

It is strongly recommended to book a stay for a day or two in the Monastery. The best time to visit the Monastery is during the time of prayers. The ambiance of Dali is filled with peaceful vibrations, and anyone who is looking for relaxation can spend some quality time in this Monastery. 

In other words, people who like quiet and peace must visit this place. Apart from them, the place also invites nature lovers since the backdrop of the edifice is filled with picturesque mountain views and alpine valley. 

Location: Hill Cart Road, West Point, Darjeeling, 734102, West Bengal‎

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Timing: 5 AM to 7 PM
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Established in 1986, Neora Valley National Park, located in Kalimpong District of West Bengal is one of the best places to visit in Darjeeling for indulging in wildlife experience. The wildlife park spreads over a region of 88 sq. km and houses some exotic species of flora, fauna, and avifauna. The extremely charming valleys and hills at the park are soothing to one’s eyes, and call for a unique photography session.

The rich Himalayan biodiversity of Neora Valley National Park attracts wildlife enthusiasts from different parts of the country. The park is also famous for trekking trails that pass through it.

 Neora Valley, 81 km from Darjeeling

 9 am to 4 pm

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The city’s Mall Market, this is the heart of Darjeeling, both literally and symbolically. Being the main market area, this is the most bustling part of the city frequented by locals and tourists alike. Chowrasta literally translates to four-way. Whether you want to let the sun warm you on a cold morning or you want to catch a crimson sky during sunset, Chowrasta is the place to be.

A number of hotels, restaurants, and shops are available here so you can be assured of spending an eventful evening at Chowrasta. From relishing delicacies to shopping for souvenirs, there are a number of activities to try here.

The Mall, Darjeeling

10 am to 9 pm

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A small but beautiful hamlet tucked away from the main city, Tinchuley is known for its tea plantations, fruit orchards, meandering rivers of Teesta and Ranjeet, and awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas. One cannot help but soak in the vibes of the natural beauty that is found in abundance in this village. 

From its misty weather to stunning sunsets and unexplored wild trails to the jungle, Tinchuley is a paradise for nature lovers. There are also other recreational activities, such as camping, trekking, rappelling and mountain climbing. However, if you do not want to do any of those things, you can also chill on a hammock all day long and soak in the healing vibes of the mountain side. 

If you are looking for a peaceful weekend getaway, then Tinchuley is your best option. It is little explored due to its distance from Darjeeling and yet it is one of the best places to see in Darjeeling. 

Location: West Bengal – Sikkim Border

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Timing: 24 hours
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This is essentially a rehabilitation centre for the Tibetan refugees, but since the place gives an opportunity to indulge in a shopping experience, it has also emerged as a popular site among tourists. This help center was initially established with an objective to make the Tibetan community in Darjeeling self-dependent by offering them opportunity to earn money.

The place now offers a wide range of handicrafts including wooden articles, exquisite shawls, leather jackets, and much more that will tickle your fancy. In fact, these products are exported to 36 countries all over the world. Apart from being a place for shopping, it is also a good place to learn about Tibetan refugees living in India.

Havelock Villa, Gandhi Road, Darjeeling

9 am to 4:30 pm

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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 it had been. It was definitely a nice and fun trek.
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I visited Darjeeling with my friends for 3 days. We visited the tea planations and explored the monasteries of Darjeeling. Well organsied trip!!!
I booked Darjeeling trip from Delhi and I visited here with my family and we visited the famous attractions like Tsongmo Lake, Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Ghoom Monastery and more. The stay was very comfortable and food was amazing. And the snow covered golden tip of the kanchanganga in the morning is a beautiful sightseeing there.
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People Also Ask About Darjeeling

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Darjeeling in 2 days?

    Nightingale Park: Known as The Shrubbery during the British-era, this lush park offers views of Mount Kanchenjunga and other peaks. Surrounded by pine trees and rows of flowers you can see cultural performances every evening, a Lord Shiva Temple, a waterfall, and an artificial lake.

    Rock Garden: This unique place is made by cutting rocks in several shapes to make seats & viewpoints. Surrounded by dense shrubs & flower patches is the scenic Chunar waterfall inside that is a must-see.

    Peace Pagoda: The place depicts 4 avatars of Lord Buddha in sitting, sleeping, meditating, and standing phases and is also the tallest freely-standing structure here. This is the ideal place to see snow-capped Himalayan peaks amidst the serenity of nature.

    Ghoom Monastery: This 18th-century monastery is famous for a 15 ft. high statue of Buddha and stunning traditional Thangka paintings, bells, and drums adorning its walls. It houses Tibetan translations of ancient Sanskrit scriptures like the Meghdoota, etc.

    Singalila National Park: Spot the elusive Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, and snow leopards amidst the beautiful rhododendron covered expanses of this national park. It also offers stunning views of high peaks and valleys.

    Himalayan Mountaineering Institute: This iconic place is a must-visit especially for people who love the mountains and adventures. This 1954 once used to have Tenzing Norgay as its field teachers and is known to inculcate the highest levels of endurance amongst mountaineers. 
  2. How many days do you need in Darjeeling?

    3 nights and 4 days are perfect to enjoy the mountainside beauty of Darjeeling along with its Toy Train, viewpoints, national parks, and the mall road. In this time, you can also explore a range of North-Eastern cuisines and shop for beautiful local artworks.

  3. Which are the best places to visit in Darjeeling at night?

    Mall Road: Where once the British used to take leisurely walks, is now a popular nightlife spot. The road is famous for offering beautiful views of the mountains, Tibetan food shacks, tea houses, and bars. This is the best place to pick up local handicrafts and souvenirs like Buddha statues, handmade woollens, etc.

    Joey’s Pub: No trip to Darjeeling is complete without visiting this British-style pub that looks like an Englishman’s cosy house. The oldest pub in Darjeeling, it gets lit up in candlelight during the evenings and offers great drinks, English food, and selection of music.

    Tiger Hill: This highest point of Darjeeling located at 8482 metres is famous for offering views of Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga together as well as rivers like Teesta, Mahananda, Mechi, and Balason. The hill is famous for its stupendous sunset views on these majestic peaks.
  4. What is Darjeeling famous for?

    Darjeeling is famous for being one of the few places in the country to offer views of Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga together from Tiger Hill. Its Toy Train is now a famous UNESCO Heritage Site. The tea produced at the lash plantations here is famous the world over. Darjeeling is famous for offering authentic Bengali, Tibetan, and Nepali food.
  5. What is the best time to visit Darjeeling?

    Darjeeling enjoys the most pleasant window of weather in summers (April-June) when one can enjoy bright & sunny days and cool breeze. The temperatures range between 18-25°C making it the perfect time to be outdoors, enjoy the food, and sightseeing.  
  6. Is Darjeeling worth visiting?

    Yes, in fact, Darjeeling, known for its verdant lush beauty, beautiful culture, and exotic Himalayan wildlife, is a once-in-a-lifetime place! Its cool & misty weather, expanses of tea plantations, and food attract lakhs of people from all over the country.

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