Darjeeling – A must place for sightseeing and picturesque beauty.
Darjeeling is the most popular hill station among many tourists who comes from miles of distance away. It is amazing to see the steep and finely carved narrow roads on the serpentine hill. Darjeeling is famous for its tea landscapes and coffee plantation all over the world. In the glimpse of history Darjeeling used to be a summer resort for British. Darjeeling can be a better option to escape from the tangy summers and to enjoy the breathtaking views of tranquil grasslands.
Spending leisure time in exploring hills and watching picturesque views will add numerous unforgettable memories to your life. Darjeeling is located on the lesser Himalayan range called Kanchenjunga which is the third largest peak of the world. You can enjoy the snow-clad mountains and scenic beauty of tall trees on the sharp slope of the Himalayas. Here are the various attractions of Darjeeling which are famous among its tourists.
Places to visit in Darjeeling -
1.Kali temple, Darjeeling- The Kali temple brings many pilgrims to it every year. This temple has got many attractions due to its ancient architecture and finely craved arts. Kali temple is the temple of the deity Kali Devi and is located on the bank of river.
2. ii) Toy train, Darjeeling- Central Park is the amusement park for every age group. The rejuvenating and thrilling surroundings of the park with pictorial view of trees and artificial lakes will sooth your inner senses.
3.Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling – Since there are many monasteries found in Darjeeling but the Ghoom Monastery is famous from other ones. The Ghoom Monastery spreads spirituality among various pilgrims and disciples. The architecture of Ghoom Monastery offers picturesque view of prehistoric times. These monasteries are the dwelling places of monks and priests.
4.Tiger hill Darjeeling – Watching sunrise in Darjeeling is very famous activity among the tourists. The perfect and most ideal place to see sunrise is Tiger Hill. You can enjoy the bounties of natural beauty at the backdrop of Tiger Hill. The Tiger Hill is at a distance of 11 km away from the heart of the city of Darjeeling.
5.Padamaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling –The Padamaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is famous for various distinctive species of flora and fauna. A great variety of animals can be seen roaming around the park. This zoological park offers great sightseeing views of green nature. The animals found on high altitude are Siberian tiger, mountain goat, panther, mountain deer etc.
6.Happy valley Tea Gardens, Darjeeling – Happy valley Tea Garden is famous for offering various picturesque views of tea gardens. The scenic beauty of grassy landscapes will rejuvenates your mind and serene your soul. The Happy valley Tea Garden is located merely 3 km away from the heart of the city of Darjeeling.
How to Reach Darjeeling
i) By Air - Nearest Airport is Bagdogra near Siliguri which is 93 km away from Darjeeling.
ii) By Rail- Nearest Railway station is New Jalpaiguri which is 62 km away from Darjeeling.
iii) By Road –Darjeeling is having well connected road network to major cities like Siliguri (66km), Kurseong (31km), Kalimpong (50km) etc.
Climate at Darjeeling– In summer 19°C to 37°C & in winter 2°C to 24°C
Best season to visit Darjeeling – Sept- June.
Languages spoken at Darjeeling – Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, English.