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Hill Station - Darjeeling

darjeeling-teaGardenDarjeeling , the queen of all hill stations and also the 'Dream-land of the East', famous for its natural beauty, clean fresh air, year round plesent weather and above all, tea estates and the famous Darjeeling Tea...

Darjeeling gets its name from Dorje (Thunderbolt) and Ling (Place). One of the most popular hillstations of India, Darjeeling is strategically very important due to its proximity with Nepal and Bhutan borders.

The hill station was popularised from the times of British rule. Every year at the start of summer, the Viceroys of India would move to Darjeeling.

Covering an area of 1,200 sq. miles and surrounded by the Himalayan peaks, its a fascinating place rich in natural beauty. Some of the most beautiful tea estates are here. The Kanchenjunga peak can be seen from the town.

Tourist attractions in Darjeeling

We recommend following Popular Sightseeing spots in Darjeeling:

Natural History Museum : The Museum, contains a comprehensive collection of the fauna of the region. The specimens of all birds' species, reptiles and animals found here are displayed. The butterfly and beetle section merits a special mention.

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute : The Institute is one of the most visited places in Darjeeling. It commands a magnificent view of Kanchenjunga.

The Lebong Race Track : 8 Km from Darjeeling, this race course is the highest and smallest track in the world. Under the management of the Gymkhana Club, races are held here during the military parades.

Tiger Hill : 11 km from the Darjeeling and at an elevation of 2,590 meters, lies the famous Tiger Hill. The view of sunrise from the top of hill is an unforgottable scene. It also provides a fine view of the mighty Everest and Kanchenjunga peaks.

Gymkhana Club : This ball house offers various game facilities such as tennis, table tennis, billiards, squash and badminton.

Tibetan Refuge Centre : It is the place where a large number of Tibetan migrated here in the year 1959 due to the annexation of Tibet by China. Its craft workshops produce pure Ladakhi wool items, carpets and interesting woodcarving products.

Zoological Park : More correctly known as Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. It was established with an aim to conserve and preserve the varied Himalayan fauna. The zoo houses some rare species including the Siberian tigers, red panda and Tibetan wolf, Himalayan black bears and yaks.

Bhutia Busty Gompa : Located on the backdrop of the Kanchenjunga range, this is one of the most popular monasteries in Darjeeling. It also has a library inside, which has a collection of religious texts including a copy of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

Ghoom Monastery : Also known as Yogachoeling Gompa, it is located at a distance of 8km from the town. It also has an image of Maitreya Buddha. Photography is allowed inside the monastery.

 

Hotels in Darjeeling

Darjeeling offers accommodation options ranging from luxury Hotels and hill resorts in Darjeeling and medium-priced Economy hotels in Darjeeling, we offer you the right kind of accommodation for you and your family visiting Darjeeling for a summer retreat, honeymoon travel to Darjeeling, a family vacation in Darjeeling...

Best time to visit Darjeeling

Darjeeling experiences a pleasant weather throughout the year but the ideal time to visit the hill station is from February to May and September to November. Its average temperature during winters varies between 2 to 10 degrees C and the maximum summer temperature can only go up to 15 degrees C. But the region receives heavy rainfall throughout the year.

Visitors are adviced to carry rain wear in all season and light woolen clothes in summer also.

How to reach Darjeeling:

By Air : The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport, 90km from Darjeeling.
By Rail : Nearest major stations are New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri.
By Road : Darjeeling is connected via all weather motorable road with Siliguri, Kalimpong, Gangtok.



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