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Darjeeling Tour

About Darjeeling

Planning a trip to the hilly station, then Darjeeling is one of the best tourist hill stations. Darjeeling Railway is one of the UNESCO heritage sites. Famous for its tea industry and its hilly regions. Arts and crafts of Tibet and Sikkim are famous all around the India. One can do shopping from here in a huge amount. Many Bollywood and Bengali film shoots over here. Its scenic beauty makes it continuously a popular holiday destination.

Famous tourist attractions of Darjeeling :- 1. Observatory hill

Famously known as the "Holy Hill" due to its mythological significance to both Hindus and Buddhists. Here is a temple on the top of the hill that shares by both Shiva and Buddha. This temple is named as Mahakal Temple. Most visited by the tourist as it is served by both the Hindu priest and the Buddhist monk.

Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway
2. Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway

It is a passenger cable car commonly called as the Ropeway. This ropeway is the India's oldest ropeway. Visitors must visit it as one will get an experience of surpassing the clouds with an aerial view of the Lush green tea gardens below.

3. Lloyd's Botanical Garden

This garden displays a huge collection of flora. It is the oldest Botanical Garden in India and famous for having the two living fossils. Any Botany enthusiast enjoys it much. Many tourists visit it to see the local flora and the beautiful environment.

4. Tiger hill

It is situated 11 km from Darjeeling and provides a magnificent view of sunrise and sunset, also it gives a spectacular view of Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga. It is advisable to go early morning to this place to get the superb view of sunrise over the mountains.

5. Pashupati

Situated on the Nepal border, famous for the foreign goods. One can purchase foreign goods from here at reasonable prices. Traditional Tibetan medicine, spices, musk, wool and silk can also be purchased from this market. For adventure, hire some ponies to take you to the hill back, that will be another experience for you.

6. Batasia Loop

It is unique loop, an interesting example of engineering. At this loop, the toy train takes a 360 degree sharp turn. This loop also offers a panoramic view of the Kanchanjunga Range. Another feature of this loop is a well furbished market located near the loop where lots of visitors go for shopping for their loved ones.

7. Natural History Museum

A great place to visit. It has a collection of over 4300 specimens. It has a rich collection of fauna found in the Himalayas. This unique museum also has a good collection of colorful butterflies. Many historical things are available there, so it's a worthy visit.

8. Monasteries

Darjeeling has many monasteries, it generates interest among visitors. Some of the famous monasteries are: Bhutia Busty monastery, Samten Choling Monastery, Ghoom Monastery, Tashi Dargyalingh Monastery or the Tamang Gambia Monastery, etc.

9. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Happy valley tea garden
Happy valley tea garden

A UNESCO heritage site also known as "Toy Train", travels between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. It offers a scenic beauty of the mountains on its way to Drajeeling or on its way to Jalpaiguri.

10. Happy valley tea garden

It offers the tourist a refreshing ambiance as it is far from the boisterous town. One will soak oneself in the aura of tea gardens and also walk there. You can hire a pony to reach there. It's a must visit place.

11. Peace Pagoda

This pagoda was constructed by a Japanese Buddhist "Nipponzan Myoholi". It is the highest freely hanging structure in the town. It also flaunts the four avatars of the Buddha.

12. Darjeeling Zoological Gardens

This zoological garden is situated 2 kms from the main town. Only it is the garden that houses many rare species of animals and birds . This is the only zoo of India having the Siberian Tigers, other species are Red Panda, Snow Leopards, Great Gray Birds, Snow Yaks, etc. that attracts lots of visitors.

At last, we can say that, Darjeeling is the "Queen of the Hills". Many people prefer this place for their holidays. So come and enjoy this Darjeeling holiday trip with ercotravels that surely make your holiday better.