Your Guide to the Best Places to Visit in Darjeeling
Darjeeling a part of Eastern Himalayan Range famous for the scenic Singalila Ridge, Heritage toy train & Tea Industry is a popular hill resort in northeast of India. Darjeeling with it’s mild climate & laid back charm provides the perfect ambiance of a hill resort. It’s verdant hills and valleys are steeped in color and are interspersed with vast stretches of lush green tea gardens. Presiding over all these is the 8586 m Mt. Kanchenjunga looming over the northern horizon giving a magical aura to the land.
Heavily influenced by British, Darjeeling still carries the imprints of its colonial past. Heritage Toy train, Colonial Structures, British Style Public Schools are some of the most striking examples of British Raj influence. The queen of the hills conjures visions of serenity of vibrant green hills steeped in splendour. Consequently, lush Tea Gardens shadowed by the Kanchenjunga Range makes this place truly “Queen of the hills”.
When in Darjeeling visit Chowrasta, a wide promenade atop a ridge lined with shops and restaurants, the very soul of Darjeeling. Take a walk around Mall road starting and finishing at Chowrasta.
Likewise Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center are places to visit. Furthermore other places of interest are Batasia Loop, Peace Pagoda & Yiga Choling Monastery in Ghoom. Tibetan Self help Centre is a major center for production of Tibetan Carpets & hand carvings. Not to forget a walk around the Tea Gardens of Darjeeling.
Best Trekking Places in Darjeeling
Darjeeling and the Singalila Ridge is closely asscociated, as the best trekking trails of which Darjeeling is so famous for are all in the Singalila Ridge. The shorter Manebhanjyang Sandakphu Gurdum Circuit, and the longer Sandakphu Phalut Rimbik Circuit. Besides, a trek in the Neora Valley Reserve Park is not be missed out. For a complete Guide to trekking in Darjeeling do write to us.
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Guide to the Best Tours in Darjeeling
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