Darjeeling-home of Sandakphu Trek

Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Most Beautiful Place in Indian Himalaya

Darjeeling part of Eastern Himalayan Range famous for Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek, Sandakphu Trek, Heritage toy train & Tea Industry is a popular hill resort. Situated in northeast of India with it’s mild climate & laid back charm it provides a perfect ambiance of a hill resort. It’s verdant hills and valleys are steeped in colour and are interspersed with vast stretches of lush green tea gardens. Presiding over all these is the 8586m Mt.Kanchenjunga looming over the northern horizon,giving a magical aura to the land. Furthermore, Singalila National Park is home to famous Sandakphu Trek. Unobstructed views of Everest & Kanchenjunga Range are visible from Sandakphu. Also Sandakphu ridge is the highest point in the Singalila Ridge.

Places to visit are Chowrasta, a wide promenade atop a ridge lined with shops and restaurants. 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. Tibetan Self help Centre is a major center for production of Tibetan Carpets & hand carvings. Furthermore other places of interest are batasia Loop, peace pagoda & yiga choling monastery in Ghoom. Heavily influenced by British India, it 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".

 

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