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Famous Tourist places of Darjeeling In 2020

Darjeeling always remains in the heart of the Indian and foreign travelers. Tourists came to feel the serene beauty of the "Queen of Hills".Darjeeling has unique beauty among the hill stations of India. Darjeeling is always a nostalgia for the Bengali people.

Darjeeling is famous for its Darjeeling tea, Kanchanjunjha-the world's third-highest peak, UNESCO world heritage site Darjeeling Himalayan toy train. It was once the summer resort for the British rulers.

Darjeeling is situated 2042m above sea level at the Himalayan foothills. It is the most famous Hill station in West Bengal. The peak season to visit Darjeeling is from September to December and April-May. It is lavish green during monsoon.
Tourists came to visit Darjeeling from all over the world for its awesome scenic beauty. Darjeeling tourist places welcome them with the famous tea gardens, glittering Kanchanjungha peak, evergreen pine trees. Most of the scenic tourist places of Darjeeling is very close to the main town.

10 FamousTourist Places of Darjeeling 

Let's check out the 10 most famous tourist places of Darjeeling. They offer you the best scenic natural beauty. From Batasia loop to Zoological park, there is a lot to explore in Darjeeling. Darjeeling tourist places are a deadly combination of nature, heritage, and adventure sports.
Here is a list of eminent tourist places of Darjeeling. You must check them before you leave Darjeeling.
  • The Mall
  • Tiger Hill
  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Darjeeling -Himalayan Railway
  • Batasia Loop
  • Ghoom Monastery
  • Rock Garden
  • Ganga Maiya Park
  • Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park
  • Happy Vally Tea Estate
  • Botanical Garden

 1.The Mall

If you are interested in true Darjeeling attractions you should start with the famous Mall. It may be called the courtyard of the main town. This list of Darjeeling tourist places is incomplete without the happening Mall.

You can spend an idle evening just sitting here. All the major offices like the tourist office, Indian airlines, Foreigner's registration office are situated centering the Mall. Try to choose your hotel close to the Mall. At night whole Darjeeling may be observed from the Mall. Lots of souvenir shops, Famous restaurants, and some famous brands are waiting for you there.

2.Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill is the most renowned Darjeeling tourist places. It is situated at a distance of 12 km from Darjeeling. Tiger Hill can be reached by car. On the way, you may observe the stunning Ghoom station.

Tiger Hill is renowned for the unparalleled sunrise view. You may enjoy the 360° panoramic view of the Himalaya. The beautiful sunrise will heal your mind and soul. The sun changes its color from Red to orange and its reflection in the Kanchanjunjha is just unique.
Book your car a day before you want to watch the sunrise. Drivers came at about 4 am in the morning. Then start for the most memorable tourist places of Darjeeling.

3.Ghoom Monastery

On the way back from the Tiger Hill the second eyecatching point is the Ghoom Monastery. Popularly it is known as the YIGA Choling Monastery. It belongs to the GelukPa or yellow hat sect community.

Ghoom station along with the Ghoom monastery is one of the major attractions among the tourist places of Darjeeling. The station is the highest railway station in India. It is 8 km away from the main town.

It is renowned for 15 feet high statue of Maitreya Buddha. We reached there during the morning prayer. The peace remains in the atmosphere along with nature.

4.Batasia Loop

Batasia Loop is situated at a 5 km distance from the town and a 3 km distance from Ghoom. Here the world heritage Himalayan railway has its major attraction. The railway track has taken a spiral curve to lower the gradient which forms a beautiful loop.

The Batasia loop is well decorated with a garden and a Shahid stambha. The flowers covered the garden with vibrant colors. It is the most picturesque among the tourist spots of Darjeeling.
It takes only 1 hour to explore this point. Here Loop becomes more beautiful in winter. From here you can discover the beautiful Kanchanjunjha range and the stunning Darjeeling town.

5.Himlayan Mountaineering Institute

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is situated at the Barch Hill just about a 2 km distance from the Mall. It was founded in 1954 by Dr.Bidhan Chandra Roy.

Here you may learn Rock climbing. 1st Himalaya climber Tenzing Norgay was the eminent teacher here. A museum is there about the history of mountain climbing. It remains closed on Tuesday.

Here you can watch a film show, several instruments for climbing, telescope given to the king of Nepal by Adolf Hitler. If you like adventure then this is the ideal tourist spots of Darjeeling for you.

6.Happy Valley Tea Estate

Darjeeling is famous for its Darjeeling tea. It is a prime brand allover the world. The tea is known for its taste and smell. The Happy Valley Tea Estate is located in the vicinity of Darjeeling town, about 2-3 km walking distance.

It is the second oldest tea garden in Darjeeling. Walking through the tea garden with your soulmate is a lifetime experience. Watching the tea buds and a woman plucking tea buds is an additional treat.

Being one of the Darjeeling tourist places this garden is open to the tourists. Don't forget to take a packet of tea as a gift for your near ones. Here visitors may get a chance to see the manufacturing process.

7.Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park

Close to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute the Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park is situated. This zoo is one of the major tourist places in Darjeeling. The kids can have a beautiful time here.

This zoological park is a breeding center for the rare Red Pandas and Snow Leopards. In this zoo, several conversation programs are running for these two rare species.

This zoo is enriched with an Asiatic black bear, barking deer, leopards, blue and yellow Macaw, Eastern Pangolin, Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Wolf, Lady Amherst, Leopard Cat, Macaw, Red Jungle Fowl, Red Panda, Royal Bengal Tiger, Sambar Deer, Temminck's Tragopan, Yak, and many more.

8.Rock Garden And Ganga Maiya Park

The Rock Garden is situated 10 km away from Darjeeling. It is situated at a valley centering Channu waterfalls. If you go down more there is another spot called Ganga Maiya Park.

The first thing to do after getting out of the car is to rush to the momo shops and other snack shops near the park.

These two spots are in one way. Here nature refreshes your soul and mind. You can enjoy a whole day just under the waterfall witnessing colorful flowers.

A hot cup of Darjeeling tea along with tasty momos are waiting for enthusiastic travelers.

9.Botanical Garden

It was founded by Loyed in1878. This is situated on 16 acres of land. It has 2500 species of plant several varieties of orchids.
Nature is blessed with Victoria falls in the near vicinity. The lush green garden surely is one of the scenic Darjeeling tourist places.     

10.Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling Himalayan railway has the UNESCO world heritage site crown. It is the most beautiful railway track in the world. The train welcomes you to Darjeeling. Stream engine makes you feel nostalgic.

The toy train runs through the green tea garden, pine jungle. The tiny station is unique. The whistle of the train is sure to enchant the tourists. You will never forget the journey in your life.
If you are not a moutain lover then you can go to the beautiful beaches of Goa.

Frequently asked questions about the Darjeeling Tourist Places:

1. How to go to Darjeeling?

Ans: Darjeeling may be reached by car, train from Siliguri. Siliguri is well connected by air, train, and road with other parts of India.
NJP is the nearest railway station and Bagdogra is the nearest airport.

2.When is the best time to visit Darjeeling?

Ans: The peak season to visit Darjeeling is from September to December and April-May. It is lavish green during monsoon.

3.Which are the best places to visit near Darjeeling?

Ans: Mirik,Kurseong,Kalimpong,Lamahatta,Gangtok are the best places to visit near Darjeeling.

4.What are some of the best things to do for tourists in Darjeeling?

  1. Rafting in Teesta river
  2. Toy train ride
  3. Trekking in Sandakphu
  4. explore tourist spots of Darjeeling
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