Top places to go in Darjeeling
The Queen of Himalayas, the mesmerizing sunrises with the breathtaking beauty of the hills – Darjeeling. And one of the most charming hill stations of India. Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level and is spread over in the midst of flourishing green tea plantations.
In the Himalayas, Darjeeling is a town of West Bengal India. Darjeeling tea is worldwide famous and liked. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects towns with plains.
Why Darjeeling called the Queen of the Himalayas?
Darjeeling has over 80 tea estates that are responsible for manufacturing the worldwide famous Darjeeling Tea. With a sight of flourishing green slopes, this place is bestowed with nature’s most beautiful colors as well.
For Easy journey to Darjeeling
The airport in Darjeeling is Bagdogra airport. There are straight flights available from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, and other major cities of India to Darjeeling. Outside of the airport their’s many transport options available to make your journey easy. Like cabs and taxis or you can also choose Siliguri from where can get lots of transportations.
Train- Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri are the two nearest railway stations.
By Road- The roads are also connected to major cities from Darjeeling. And by road, you also get to enjoy the charming beauty of the journey.
Top places to go in Darjeeling
Japenese temple peace pagoda is the tallest structure in Darjeeling. You will find the four avatars of Budha here during the Parikrama, including Buddha postures like sitting, sleeping, standing, and meditating are some of the scenes from his life depicting different moments. And from the top, you get to see the scenic beauty, and if the weather is clear, you can also get to see snow peaks of the Himalayas. At some distance from the top, you can see the Japanese temple down. Temple opens daily from 4:30 am up to 7 pm, with no entry fee. Prayer timings are 4:30 am to 6:00 am and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
The ropeway of Darjeeling, also known as the Rangeet Valley Passenger Cable Car, where you can have a ride with a breathtaking view of the valley down and can see the spread of lush tea gardens, waterfalls, and the snow peaks in the background. You can also Get off at a lower station and enjoy the tea estates, walk through the tea gardens, or just relax in a cafe there and enjoy the beautiful view around.
The distance between Ropeway to Bagdogra airport is around 64 km, and takes one and half hours to cover this distance.
Batasia Loop is like a twist of a narrow-gauge railway track. On the track where the Toy train passes over from Ghoom Monastery. The Gorkha soldier’s granite and the bronze statue are discovered in the center of the loop in honor of the Gorkha soldiers of Darjeeling. The loop is 5 km away from the town.
Bagdogra airport is around 66 km away from batasia loop, which takes approx two hours to reach the destination.
Tiger Hill is located at the highest point in Darjeeling, this hill is famous for an impressive sunrise view of the Kanchenjunga, and can also see from here the snow-covered peaks of the eastern Himalayan range. In case if you reached there in clear weather then you can even see Mount Everest from here. Tiger Hill is 11kms away from Darjeeling Town that takes around 40 minutes to reach there by car.
Ghoom Monastery is also known as Yiga Choeling Monastery. The Monastery was built by a Mangolin Monk in 1850. The Monastery represents a 15 foot high Maitreya Buddha statue and is famous for beautiful Thangka on walls, drums, and bells. It is basically the Tibetan vault of famous Sanskrit works like Meghadoot, Nagamandala, and NyayaKrit.
Ghoom Monastery is at distance of 65 km from Bagdogra airport, it takes around two hours to cover the distance.
Happy Valley, Zoo hill station and mountaineering institute and HMI museum, Ghum Monastery, Batasiya loop (Batasiya loop the view here is spectacular), Japanese peace pagoda, tiger hill, and Mirik lake.
Toy train steam engine joy ride- Darjeeling to Ghum and Ropeway or Rangeen valley passenger. The camera doesn’t do justice to the beauty of this place!