One of the most popular hill stations in India – Darjeeling is a perfect collage of snowy and mighty Himalayan ranges, winding walking tracks, valleys, monastery, momos, tea plantations and and toy train. Amidst the green grey hills, the serene vegetation and scenic vistas guarantee a vacation to cherish forever.
Let’s check out what fun things can be done while holidaying in Bengal’s favourite summer getaway!
1. Tiger Hill
One of the best tourist places in Darjeeling, Tiger Hills is a complete package for a nature lover. If you can bear the chilling cold, climb up this hill to witness the charismatic first rays of the Sun on Mt Everest. Drive to Tiger Hill before sunset and fix your camera settings and shutter speed for the mesmerising aura. It happens with a blink of an eye.
Don’t miss: Experience spectacular sunrise and spot different peaks through a telescope at from Tiger Hill view tower
Opening hours: Dawn till sunset
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2. Batasia Loop
This elevated area below Ghum has spiral railway tracks through a tunnel over a summit. What adds to the panoramic view is a nicely decorated garden area that offers a perfect retreat. It is the wide expanse of planned greenery that makes Batasia Loop one of the popular tourist places in Darjeeling.
Don’t miss: See the toy train meandering over the loopy tracks. A picturesque sight!
Opening hours: Accessible throughout the day
3. Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park
Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park is another name among the rich in some of the most exquisite and rare flora and fauna. Located downslope from the Jawahar Road, this zoological park is home of largest population of snow leopards in India.
Don’t miss: Red pandas, Himalayan bears, clouded leopards, and Tibetan wolves. Do not forget to visit the snow leopard breeding centre.
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 4 pm
Entry fee: INR 20 for domestic and INR 50 for others
4. Peace Pagoda
Peace Pagoda reflects four avatars of Lord Buddha and is located adjacent to Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple. It attracts people from all religion and offer spiritual serenity and love to all. Spend half an hour meditating here and you are in for a trance nothing else can guarantee.
Don’t miss: Panoramic bird’s eye view of Darjeeling including Kanchenjunga from the summit of the Pagoda.
Opening hours: 4:30 am to 7 pm
Entry fee: Free
5. Ghoom Monastery
Also known as Yiga Choeling Monastery, this popular destination among the tourist places in Darjeeling is located downslope of Ghoom Railway station. This monastery is one of the oldest of the region and reflects the ancient glory of Buddhist culture.
Don’t miss: The prayer room, library and study hall. Do not forget to taste the awesome momo and thukpa just outside the monastery.
Opening hours: 12:00 am to 12:00 pm
Entry fee: Free
6. Rock Garden
Rock Garden of Darjeeling is one of famous tourist spot of Darjeeling. It is a man-made rocky garden enriched with flora, waterfalls and bridges. With plenty of activities to do over a widespread expanse, this park is popular tourist place in Darjeeling.
Don’t miss: Picnic in the rocky area, clicking photograph in local attire and pony riding
Opening hours: 8 am to 5 pm
Entry fee: Free
7. Himalayan Railway Station
Among the other tourist places in Darjeeling is the toy train that starts from New Jalpaiguri and terminates at Darjeeling. This station in the lap of Himalaya is a picturesque destination. A UNESCO world heritage site, this railway station has been used for filming several documentaries and movies.
Don’t miss: Scenic greenery, toy trains
Momo, Mall Road and English Breakfast…..Let’s write summer vacation tale in the land of golden beverage. Let’s do Darjeeling!
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