Tourist Destinations





Darjeeling Tour

Area : 11.44 sq. kms

 Altitude : 2134 m (7000 ft)

Climate : Summer, Max: 14.89C & Min-8.59 C

Winter, Max: 6.11o C & Min-1.5C

Languages : English, Nepali, Hindi & Bengali.

Sightseeing in Darjeeling

 

Bengal Natural History Museum in Darjeeling

There are more than 4300 animal species such as reptiles, birds, insect species and plant fauna are displayed in the museums. Huge crocodiles are also on display while there is a huge collection on mineral and stones.

Dhirdhum Temple in Darjeeling

 

Botanical Gardens

This place is worth a visit for its exclusive collection of a variety of Himalayan plants, flowers and orchids. This place is near the taxi stand. The gardens also has a green house.

Tiger Hill in Darjeeling

* Bhutia Busty Gompa in Darjeeling
* Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling
* Observatory Hill in Darjeeling
* Dali Monastery in Darjeeling
* Japanese Temple in Darjeeling
* Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in Darjeeling

 

Batasia Loop

This railway loop is an interesting example of engineering. At this loop the toy train takes a very unique turn. This loop is just five kilometer from the main town of Darjeeling. This place also has a very good market where you can buy the purses, bags and other decorative items made by the local women at very reasonable price.

Bhutia Busty Gompa

With the back drop of the Kanchenjunga range stands a monastery called the Bhutia Busty Gompa. This monastery was shifted from the observatory hills to the present place.

 

Chowrasta

This one of the important shopping places in Darjeeling . Here the Nehru Road and the Mall Road Intersect each other.

 

Dhoom Gompa

About 8 kms from Darjeeling is the Dhoom Gompa. Here a very beautiful statue of the Maitrayie Buddha ( prospective Buddha) is established. The Monastery has also preserved some of the rare handwritten Buddhist manuscripts.

 

Happy Valley Estate

Here the tea from the gardens is processed. One can spent a few hours here.

 

Kanchenjunga View

From Darjeeling one can have the best, uninterrupted view of the worlds third highest peak. Bhan Bhakta Sarani provides one of the enthralling views of these snow capped peaks

 

Kurseong

Kurseong is mid way between Siliguri and Darjeeling. The way from Darjeeling to Kurseong is generally open through out the year. So, the toy train is not coming to Siliguri then you can come up to Kurseong. This place is equally beautiful and is full of natural splendour.

 

Observatory Hills

This point provides one of the breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga peaks. This place is also very sacred for the Hindus and the Buddhists as there are temples and the monasteries at this place. The Kali temple is decorated with the colourful flags. Be aware of the monkey groups as some these are very aggressive.

 

Passenger Ropeway

nother tourist attraction in Darjeeling has been the ropeway. This was the first ropeway in India. It connects the North point (7000 ft) to the Singla Bazaar (800 ft). The rope covers a distance of 8 kms in 45 minutes. The seats in the rope way is limited and it is better to get the tickets in advance. The ropeway is exciting and unique for any one visiting Darjeeling.

 

Rungli Rungliot

here the road from Gangtok to Darjeeling takes its great bend high above the Teesta river, directly opposite Kanchenjunga, a Buddhist monk many years ago is believed to have proclaimed "Rungli Rungliot" This pious benediction which, literally translated, means "thus far and no further" is alive and well today in the shape of one of the most celebrated tea gardens in the Darjeeling hills. The village is steeped in legend.

 

Senchal Lake

A scenic place near the tiger hills. This place has popularly come up as a picnic spot among the tourists. The lake supplies drinking water to the town of Darjeeling.

 

Iliguri / New Jalpaiguri

The twin Cities of Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri are the departure point to Darjeeling, Sikkim and the North Eastern States. Being the nodal point this place has become very busy and crowded.

 

Zoological Gardens

This zoological garden houses some of the rare species of animals and birds. This is only zoo in India having the Siberian Tigers. Apart from these the rare Red Panda is also there. The Snow Leopards, Great Grey Birds, Snow Yaks.

 

How to reach Darjeeling

By Air : The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra, which is connected to important cities of India by domestic airlines. Bagdogra is about 90 kms from Darjeeling and 10kms from Siliguri.From Bagdogra one can reach Darjeeling by taxi or jeep.

By Rail: Darjeeling has a railway station but only the toy train from Jalpaiguri and New Jalpaiguri comes to this station. The railhead for all other trains is New Jalpaiguri (88 kms from Darjeeling) or Siliguri (80 kms from Darjeeling). From these stations there are direct trains to Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Varanasi and other major cities in India.

By Road : Darjeeling is well connected by roads. The State Transport runs buses from Calcutta and other nearby places like Kalimpong, Kurseong, Gangtok, Bagdogra and Siliguri. Private buses also ply.