Known for its picturesque tea gardens and famed black tea, Darjeeling is a small hill station in West Bengal which is in itself a little heaven of it own. The citizens of these two countries share some similarities with the Sikkimese, Tibetan, and Nepalese populations of their neighboring countries.
The 6710-foot-high city of Darjeeling is one of India's most beautiful destinations. 'Darjeeling' is derived from two Tibetan words, 'dorje' meaning "land" and 'ling' meaning "forest.". It means 'the land of thunderbolt'.
Darjeeling has been a cultural and artistic center of nepali & bengali culture since the days of the British Raj. During the summer seasons specially, people from all over the country would come to visit, spending their holidays in the town.
Many would fall in love and Darjeeling stays in their heart forever, learning about the mountain culture, exploring the rich heritage and sipping the famous Darjeeling tea. 'It is one of the must visit hill station in India’
Ever thought of wandering under the beautiful sky from a sweet place! Well, Kurseong, the peaceful town known as the 'Land of White Orchids,' has all to melt your heart away. So, wait no more. Come close to nature and get cherished by the soothing touches.
Kurseong, the charming town, holds spacious wonders in its small space. From tea gardens, lush green forests, waterfalls, gompas to the mesmerizing views of the mountains, there's a lot more to soothe your soul. Kurseong, the Land of history, is also famous for Dowhill. A major attraction and one of the British remnants that attract tourists from across the states.
Just imagine staying in this magnificent foothill and enjoying the marvelous views or strolling under the picturesque sky and even relishing the delicious Pahari cuisine. Sounds interesting, right? Well, then enjoy the lucrative treat. Come to Kurseong and embellish your holidays with perfect serenity.
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As the name goes, Eagle's Craig is a hilltop viewpoint that offers a perfect enchanting view of Kurseong from the summit, just like from an eagle's angle. It takes only 20 minutes to reach this wonderful spot from the town. The front area of this scenic viewpoint is beautifully embellished with colorful orchids and flowers. A tall watchtower is there to view this small hilly heaven. Come to Eagle's Craig while in Kurseong, breathe the delicious air. And forget all your junk thoughts, though, for a little while.
Dow Hill is a well-known tourist attraction of Kurseong; it is a year-old British remnant famous for its historical importance. The century-old monument also has an adjacent park, forest museum, and a rest house in Dow Hill. Many beautiful birds and animals can be found here often, which adds butter to the whole location. All these spots are attractive and even worthwhile to spend a few hours with your close ones. Visit Dow Hill, and don't miss a chance to spend a good day in such a charming environment blessed with blissful scenarios.
Without experiencing the Makaibari tea estate, exploring Kurseong is quite incomplete if you are a travel lover. This massive tea garden is just a few kilometers away from Kurseong. Makaibari tea estate produces many varieties of tea through the organic process. So, sip a cup of authentic tea and drive up the beautiful journey while singing some sweet melodies. With such a serene town awaiting in your way, cherish your journey amongst the fairy greenery and capture some scenic moments. Makaibari tea estate is the handsome suit of Kurseong, and touching its layers would make you overwhelmed with joy.
Kurseong, the beautiful tiny hamlet, is perfectly adorned with a huge Hanuman Statue. It is situated at an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level, just in the gateway of Kurseong. While entering the Land of white orchids, stopping near this spot is a great idea to enjoy the mesmerizing views. Capture some joyful moments in your camera while enjoying the picturesque surroundings.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose museum used to be the temporary residence of our great freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. And later on, it developed as a museum to pay honor for his unforgettable contribution. This museum is wonderfully decorated with pictures, documents, and articles related to our Netaji. Nowadays, the museum helps academics by serving as a Himalayan Language & Cultural Studies Institute. Not only witness the historic reminisces here, but you can also enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the whole valley.
Victoria Public School is one of the richest legacies of Kurseong. Established during the British colonial period, this school will surely allure you with its magnificent architects. Well renowned for its top class standard of education till today. The stylish outlook of this elegant institute makes everyone fall for its grace. Experiencing such a piece of both historical and British cultural monuments is all worthy in your journey. Make your journey memorable, exploring such an awestrucking artefact.
Margaret's Deck is the most desired cafe of Kurseong. And it is famous not only for the locals but the tourists as well. It is located only twenty minutes away from Kurseong town. This lounge is quite renowned for being one of the most beautiful stoppages on the way to Darjeeling. When in Kurseong, make your time, sit here for a while and relish the outside scenarios. Sipping a cup of Darjeeling tea while sitting on a wooden chair will add a different vibe to your mood.
Want to witness the most wonderful sunrise ever? Tiger Hill will definitely catch the attention of your heart at first sight. Famously known for its blinding visuals of the sunrise, it will take your breath away. Located at the height of 2590 metres, Tiger Hill offers you some enchanting views of the snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga.
Situated at a distance of 11 km from Darjeeling, the journey to reach Tiger hill spreads a feeling of joy. You will feel a sense of utmost happiness on your way to reach your destination. The enthralling view of the morning sun rising slowly on the sky and creating a magical endeavour on the snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga is what will leave you blindfolded on your first visit. So, don't hesitate to give yourself a memorable memory of yourself in the warm lap of nature in Tiger Hill.
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Located about 2.2 km away from Tiger Hill, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park was opened in 1958 in the name of the former governor of West Bengal, Padmaja Naidu. On a trip to Darjeeling, Tiger Hill is a must-visit place, and if you want to observe nature more closely, this zoological park will satisfy your heart. As India's largest high altitude zoo, this zoo is well known for its perseverance of the snow leopards and red pandas. However, this zoo is filled with other rare species like blue and yellow macaw, Himalayan Monal, Royal Bengal tiger, Asiatic black bear, leopard cat and many more.
Happy valley tea estate is the second oldest tea estate of Darjeeling and is 2.3 km away from Tiger Hill. Established in 1854 and spread over an area of 440 acres, it works as a magic spell to soothe your mind. The outstanding view of the valley, together with its century-old history, make it even more compelling to watch. The illuminating views of the Himalayan foothills visible from this valley is a must-watch attraction for tourists visiting Darjeeling. The mesmerizing beauty of the tea gardens and their enchanting fragrance will keep you company in your whole journey to this tea heaven.
On your journey to explore the wonders of nature, a divine touch of spirituality is definitely a gift of nature. While you are on Tiger Hill, you can experience this religious experience as the Mahakal Temple of Darjeeling is only 2.6 km away from Tiger Hill. It takes 15 to 20 minutes of an uphill walk to reach the Temple. The breathtaking views of the surrounding places are visible from every part of the Temple. The Temple serves as a perfect place to enlighten your heart and mind on a delightful journey.
Are you looking for a peaceful offbeat destination for a holiday trip? Well then, get yourself ready for Chitrey of Darjeeling, a mind-soothing offbeat place.
Chitrey is a sweet tiny hamlet located at the bosom of Darjeeling. This small village allows you to enjoy many eye-catching views and a peaceful environment. As long as you stay here, your mind will be captured by a pleasing calmness. You can enjoy the beautiful images of Kanchenjunga and the Majestic rising sun from here. Moreover, the Chitrey monastery is another lovely attraction you must visit. Besides, the waterfall, majestic mountains and many eye-catching trees are some great sightseeing to explore in Chitrey.
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The Chitrey Monastery is the main attraction of this place. It is an old Buddhist monastery built in a unique architectural style. As you enter the monastery premise, you will see an excellent work of art. There are eight beautiful stupas before the Monastery to catch your mind. Once you get inside the monastery, you will feel like being in heaven. The Buddhist architecture, pictures, prayer wheels, and all will make you spellbound with purity and peace.
Made by the Chitrey Khola river, the Chitrey Waterfall is a beautiful tourist spot in Chitrey. No matter whether you love nature or not, this enchanting waterfall will surely melt your heart. Located in the Mangber forest of darjeeling, the waterfall gives you an acute presentation of nature’s beauty. Although the waterfall remains throughout the year, the monsoon is the best time to see its full bloom. While enjoying the majestic views of Chirey waterfall, you can relish some mind-soothing moments of Mangber forest.
Believe it or not, this small village of Chitrey allows you to enjoy the best sun rising view in Darjeeling. Being on the way to Sandakphu, from here, you can capture some mind-blowing images of Kanchenjunga and Sandakphu. And above all, the pictures of mountains in the morning sunlight are totally spellbinding. However, please do not forget to capture these scenes on your camera so that you can keep these memories alive.
Explore Mirik and kick off all the boredom of life. This little town of Darjeeling will lead you to an imaginary world where no hustle ever comes and peace never dies. To let your mind rest in a quiet and clean environment, Mirik is the best choice for tourism in West Bengal. As a result, you will wish to stay here for the rest of your life.
Sheltered on the lap of 'Queen of Hills' Darjeeling, Mirik is among the best destinations for touring in West Bengal. Although the name 'Mirik' means 'burnt by fire,' you will not find any spot where beauty doesn't bloom. Moreover, the green valleys, flowering meadows, scenic hamlets, and eye-pleasing views of mountains will anchor your soul to this place forever. In addition to this, the local community and culture will let your heart melt with love and compassion.
Ever thought of sailing in the sky above the mesmerizing green hills? Yes, that's possible only on the Darjeeling Ropeway to enjoy a mind-blowing experience of life. The panoramic views of the vast tea gardens and far-flung mountains from the ropeway car will spellbind your heart. And while riding on the ropeway, you can enjoy the pleasing Ramman river flowing through the hills. However, don't forget to capture these images on camera because some moments hardly come back.
The Rangeet Valley Ropeway started its journey in 1986 with one cable, being the first ropeway car in India. And now, the ropeway contains a total of sixteen cars which are capable of carrying six passengers. Thereby, you can enjoy the amazing ride with your family or friends. The ride goes 5km from the starting point, Singmari, to Singla, the last station. However, if you want to take the drive short, you can get down at any stoppage station between the two.
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As Henry David Thoreau said, “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads,” Sandakphu of Darjeeling, West Bengal is what makes it accurate. You may have some ideas of how Heaven looks and what kind of beauty it conceives, but some fantastic places on earth will give you the experience of what Heaven is.
Situated at an altitude of 11,930 feet, Sandakphu, also known as Sandakpur, is the highest point of Singalila Ridge and the highest peak of West Bengal. Sandakphu is a place where one can enjoy heavenly peace. However, peace is not the only feeling you will get here; many beautiful sights are there to explore and things to do. Moreover, tourists around the globe come here to enjoy the thrill of trekking. Besides, many nature lovers visit Sandakphu for relaxation leaving all the hazards of life behind.
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Are you exhausted from the hazards of daily work? Get ready for Sukhiapokhri of Darjeeling to kick off boredom and make your holidays memorable. Sukhiapokhri is undoubtedly an attractive tourist destination in Darjeeling to explore. You can enjoy many eye-catching views of mountains, meadows, birds, monasteries, and some enchanting scenarios. Moreover, the tranquil environment of the place will quietly make your heart spellbound. Besides, Sukhiapokhri also allows you to relish the view of the great Kanchanjungha filled with white snow and clouds. And above all, Jorepokhri is another attractive site to explore in Sukhiapokhri. Thereby, Sukhiapokhri is undoubtedly a must-visited tourist spot in Darjeeling for nature lovers.
Sukhiapokhri town is located at 7198ft and 17km away from Darjeeling town. It’s a small area filled with many majestic sights to soothe anyone’s heart. And to relish the blissful environment and charming beauty of this place, you can visit during Spring and Autumn. During these seasons, you’ll get to see mesmerizing mountain peaks covered with snow and the gorgeous Rhododendron flower to soothe your mind. This small town connects Darjeeling with Mirik. Thereby, tourists often get to Sukhiapokhri on their way to enjoy the beauty of this place.
Do you want to escape from the troubles of city life and visit somewhere to enjoy the utmost peace and beauty of nature? There’s nothing to worry about while Darjeeling Trips is here. And for your memorable trip, Rongtong is a perfect destination to kick out the boredom of life. Surprisingly, though being a small town in the foothills of Darjeeling, this scenic place allows you to get yourself very close to nature with its charming tranquility. Furthermore, the views of mountains, eye-catching birds and the Toy Train, and many more will make you spellbound.
Rongtong is undoubtedly an unprecedented beautiful tourist spot you can visit in Darjeeling. No matter how small an area it covers, Rongtong will conquer your heart with its enchanting environment.
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The Rongtong Railway Station of DHR is a scenic tourist spot to explore. Surrounded by a tranquil environment of many eye-catching trees and plants amidst hills, this station compels the visitors to come back again. Moreover, recently launched on 16th August 2021, the Jungle Tea Toy Train has become a primary attraction. You can take a suitable toy train journey from Siliguri Junction to Rongtong and vice versa. However, while enjoying your journey on the train, don’t forget to look out at the fascinating sights around you.
As the name suggests, this majestic viewpoint is prevalent among nature photographers. You can see the gigantic Hornbill bird roaming here on the high tree branches. However, if you plan to visit this spot, make sure you carry a camera to capture this beautiful creature on the frame. Apart from the Hornbill, the viewpoint is also a perfect place to enjoy the exquisite views of mountains.
This place is a scenic roadside tourist attraction spot. Tourists passing through the road often stop here because of the charming beauty of the site. While some enjoy the views of mountains from here, others get involved in capturing selfies and photos. Thereby, while driving your way to Rongtong, you can also explore this majestic spot.
Do you want to see the Eden on Earth and enjoy its utmost peace? Well then, get ready for Batasia Loop, a little construction of a heavenly garden. It's a beautiful place with many eye-catching plants and flowers you can hardly look away from them. Aside from the blooming flowers and beautiful plants, Batasia Loop offers something more. There's a War Memorial built in a unique architectural style at the center. And above all, the toy train is another primary attraction of this place. Moreover, to enjoy a 360-degree view of 'Hill Queen' Darjeeling, Batasia Loop is no match for any other.
As the name refers, Batasia means 'land of air'. The British initially constructed this stunning viewpoint in 1919 to handle the toy trains' speed from steep gradients. And subsequently, the place became a tourist attraction of Darjeeling. The railway track around the site makes a suitable border for the garden, about 50,000 square feet. And the war memorial tower at the center makes it more fascinating. However, there are seating areas around for your enjoyment of the scenic views.
If you are a person who is very curious about toy trains, Batasia Loop is a must-visited place for you. Batasia is perhaps the only place where you can enjoy some jaw-dropping images of moving toy trains. When the train moves around the loop blowing its whistle with white smoke, you will keep staring at the scene bewitchingly. However, to enjoy this moment closely, you can take a ride on a toy train. And indeed, it would be the most memorable experience for the rest of your life.
Built at the very center of Batasia Loop, the War Memorial performs as a crown of this place. This heart-touching monument was constructed to tribute the Gurkha Soldiers who fought for the nation. There's a triangular 30 feet granite tower on which the names of martyr soldiers are keenly engraved on the surface. Moreover, there's also a soldier's statue sculpted by the great architect Gautam Pal of Krishnanagar. While looking at the war memorials, your mind will be captured by such an exquisite piece of architecture.
Aside from the Toy Train, War Memorial, and the Eco Garden, Batasia Loop also allows you to enjoy a panoramic view of Darjeeling and the snow-capped mountain peaks. In the morning sunlight, the shining view of Mount Kanchenjunga is what will make you spellbound. However, while enjoying these exotic images, don't forget to capture them on camera so that you can keep these memories forever.
This is a small but profoundly enchanting garden bestowed around the War Memorial. The colorful plants with blooming flowers will soothe your mind and give you the utmost peace you are seeking for. Besides, there are some seating spots so that you can peacefully enjoy the calmness and beauty of the garden. While moving around the park, you'd wish you could stay here forever.