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Hill Station Of Darjeeling

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Darjeeling Hill Station (West Bengal)

Located about 7000 feet above sea level in the Indian state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is a marvelous creation of nature. Darjeeling lies east of Nepal, south of Sikkim, and a bit west and south of Bhutan. The Hill Station of Darjeeling is famous since the times of the British Rule. Darjeeling is internationally famous for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is called as the queen of all hill stations in India. It is a fascinating place rich in natural beauty. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Darjeeling include natural History Museum, Tiger Hill, Gymkhana Club, Tibetan Refugee Centre, Bhutia Busty Gompa, Ghoom Monastery, Observatory Hill, Himalayan Zoological Park, and one of its kinds Snow Leopard Breeding centre. The place also has numerous places of worship for Hindus as well as Buddhists.

Places to Visit in Darjeeling

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) - THe Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is one of the top destinations in Darjeeling. It is considered to be a sacred place for rock climbing admirers. This institute is dedicated to Tenzing Norgay after he along with Sir Edmudn Hillary went on to climb Mount Everest in 1953. 

Tiger Hill - Tiger Hill provides the best sunrise glimpse of Kanchenjunga in Darjeeling, as it is situated at the highest point in the area. People can even locate Mount Everest from this point on days when the sky is clear. 

Darjeeling Ropeway - The famous Darjeeling Ropeway is also referred to as Rangeet Valley Passenger Cable Car, and takes you on an alluring journey of exploring nature. Visitors can get a sight of the exuberant tea gardens, dense forests and the beautiful streams flowing from the mountains. Visitors can explore the tea gardens and enjoy the beautiful tea estates by getting off at a lower station. 

Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park - These parks are located close to Darjeeling. Rock Garden is famous for its terraced gardens at different stories that are divided by rocks, and have waterfalls flowing graciously. Whereas, the Ganga Maya Park is known for its gardens of colorful flowers, fountains and stream that flows through the valley.


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Mountain Biking in Darjeeling

The interest in biking in Darjeeling has gone beyond the locals; it has now become tourist attractions. However, not all Tourists will get the best out of their vacation. The only place in the country to have an exclusive Park for Biking is in Darjeeling; it has been as far back as January 2017. The popularity of Mountain B...

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Batasia Loop in Darjeeling

The Batasia Loop is located on Hill Cart Road (National Highway 55) in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. This Batasia Loop in Darjeeling was created in order to alleviate the steep gradient in the hills. It was engineered by the British in 1919 to negotiate the 140 ft drastic fall of the train.  The track wraps aro...

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    • Trip to Bhutan

      Nice one trip. We are veg. Hotels in Bhutan less food variety. Less Spicy food. Only problem we feel. Else its best. AD tours nicely arrange trip. Tips 1) U can go from Alipurdurar railway station west bengal which is 60 km from Phunsheling. 2) Alipurdurar is 300km from Guwahati. 3) The drive and Road side view from Phunsheling to Thimpu are best. 4) All Indian currancy Rs.10 to Rs 2000 accepeted. 5) Shopping at Phunsheling is better in small market near immigration office.
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      Mahesh Moog

      Pune, a month ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Dipendar and Rajat(Travel agents from Himavat destination) were both very good coordinators and were very helpful whenever we wanted clarification before and during the trip. However, one thing i noticed was that they do not send the pictures of the hotels they are suggesting which could create confusion when we google it and see the condition of the rooms. I personally had agreed for a very bad hotel in Lava, West Bengal. When i googled the hotel name, the pictures i saw may have been from some other hotel which is why i agreed. So please ask the travel agent to share pics of the hotel before you book. Having said that, Rajat agreed to book another room immediately. I have to say that the patience of these agents was commendable. Thank you for making our trip great.
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      Shwetha Mysore Lokesh

      Bengaluru, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Goa

      DRIVER WITH VEHICLE SUPPLY IN TIME YO TIME WITH GOOD CONDITION AND COMFORTABLE AND COVER ALL RESPECTIVE POINTS AT GOA AS PER LIST OF TRAVEL BOOKING , ONLY CRUISE TICKET EARLY BOOKED 05.30 PM BUT IT IS BOOKED AT 06.30 PM FOR BETTER ENJOY. ALL THINKS ARE GOOD. I PREFER FOR OTHERS FOR BOOKING . OUR BOOKING ON 17 DEC TO 21 DEC 2018 . FROM DIPANKAR DEY ,MOB 9903063436 , ASANSOL WEST BENGAL 713301
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      Dipankar Dey

      West bengal, 6 months ago

    • Trip to Bhutan

      it was an amazing trip. The day we reached phuntsholing was unfortunately a holiday. Eventhough the travel agency managed it well by taking us to the local site seeing in West Bengal and rescheduled all tue hotels. Bhutan was an amazing experience. The staybat thimphu was not good as expected. but it was average. Overall a memorable Trip and the driver was amazing.
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      VISHNU LAKSHMANAN

      Hasimara, a year ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Sikkim driver service was too good. But West Bengal driver service was too bad. He was not on time and made us to rush here & there for flight. We were about to miss flight from Bagdogra due to him. Nathula and zero point visit
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      Swapna Sreenivas

      Bangalore, a year ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Overall organization was good , not perfect . It was a little inconvenient . Sikkim was too good . But west Bengal part of journey was absolutely pathetic . Hotel was booked a super sketchy area. Food was bad . So not good at all. These agency should pay more attention to their customer's hospitality because any place's goodness will be reflected through the hospitality provided. 1 Sikkim , nothing has been this better. Totally enjoyed.
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      Pankaj Attarde

      Mumbai, a year ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      All Over very good. Enjoyed every bit of it. Mr.Arbin took care of all at every place through out. Drivers of West Bengal were bit arrogant in their communication and behavior. But Mr.Arbin has supported all through. The only thing I was really upset with Mr.Arbin and IAMHIMALAYAS travelers was things were not communicated with the drivers and drivers vendors. Like Parking Fees were included in the package and were paid by me before the tour began. But with all drivers I need to communicate with them regarding parking amount and need to arrange for a call with Mr.Arbin. All the places visited are my best memory. Playing with Snow was ultimate of them all.
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      Alok Agarwal

      Kolkata, 2 years ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      The Trip was for 6n/7d to Gangtok-Kalimpong-Pelling-Darjeeling. The trip was well organised but the only thing which should have been better is traveling from one city to other. Gangtok to Kalimpong was longer than Pelling. Also Kalimpong was in West Bengal. The traveling was from Sikkim to West bengal then again Sikkim and then back to West Bengal. The hotels provided was good. Only in Kalimpong the hotel was not good. Bad odour water throughout. The trip went well until Darjeeling where the driver showed spots in a hurry and most of the spots as running spots where there was a sightseeing. Overall it was good experience. Sikkim - Towards Baba mandir
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      Utkarsh Parate

      Mumbai, 2 years ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Trip2Hill representative very friendly and cooperative. All confirmed arrangement done.Always available for any information required. However the taxi drivers were not acting as guide as he should be to a tourist under him. The view of Sun Rise and its rays on Kanchenjunga before sun is visible was marvelous on 14 th Nov 16. However worst road ever seen after Sikkim border in West Bengal area while going from Pelling to Darjeeling.
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      Jain Surendra

      Bhilai, 2 years ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Myself and my wife booked for 9D/8N Sikkim/Darjeeling/Kalimpong trip. We selected We care Holidays as it provided us the least cost. First and foremost thanks to Madan Sir of We Care Holidays as he provided excellent support to us throughout our trip. Madan and Ajay provided us good drivers and they were gracious to provide us a KUV for our trip. (We had different drivers for sikkim and west bengal.) Commitment of Madan was excellent and experienced it many times. I share a personal friendship with him. Hotels were good and safe for women/family travellers. Food at hotels too were good. I recommend we care holidays for sikkim/Darjeeling/Kalimpong trips and looking forward to do a North Sikkim trip early next year. Watching beautiful Mt.Kanchenjunga from hotel in Pelling
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      Abhishek Pare

      Bengaluru, 2 years ago

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    FAQ's of Darjeeling

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    Darjeeling took it's name from a monastery that was built in the area in 1765. Though there is not excessive historical significance to Darjeeling, it still developed as a place for well to do Indians and the British during colonial times. Thus that era in time has left it's imprint on Darjeeling that can still be observed today.

    With a lot of hotels providing accomodation for as low as Rs. 500 a night and Darjeeling being a fine blend of a pretty town and having a fair number of activities, it is a good place for solo travel.

    Darjeeling offers a number of things for tourists to do. Watching the sunrise at Tiger Hill, doing the Singalila Ridge trek, taking a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train and visiting the various eateries and tea shops and plantations are all things to do while in Darjeeling.

    Darjeeling is one of the places that witnesses intense rainfall and as such, monsoon is not the best time to visit as you will observe a fair number of roadblocks and such. It rarely snows in the winter but them temperature is around the 4-7 degrees celsius mark throughout. Summer of course, is the ideal time to visit as it is exceedingly pleasant weather and a good time to see th sights.

    Budget hotels a lot of the time are the only options for people that are visiting. Luckily, Darjeeling is one of those places that has a fair number of these budget hotels. A few of these budget hotels in Darjeeling are called Classic Guest House, the Revolver Hotel and the Broadway Annexe among many others.

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