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    The captivating environs and aura of Darjeeling in the north eastern region of the Indian subcontinent draws tourists all over. From manicured lush tea plantations to sky high peaks, this picturesque hill station or “Queen of Hills”, as it is popularly called, is a favourite holiday destination for one and many. There are many places to visit in Darjeeling.

    The peak of Sandakphu is phenomenal offering breathtaking views of the highest peaks in the world namely Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse. While sightseeing through Darjeeling visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Lebong race course, Ganga Maiya Park, Rock garden, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre and the Japanese Peace Pagoda.The picture perfect tea plantations are also worth visiting and the enchanting Tiger Hills offer mesmeric views of Mt Khanchengdzonga. There are also popular local attractions such as the Ghoom and Dali Monasteries and the Batasia Loop.

    There is a long list of beautiful places to visit in Darjeeling that will surely give you an awe-inspiring experience.


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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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