Darjeeling is a famous hill station located in the state of West Bengal, India. Surrounded by mighty mountains, lush green tea gardens and picturesque views of the valley, Darjeeling is a perfect destination for family trips, honeymoon trips, or solo trips.
This hill station is also known as the “Queen of Hills” and is famous for its iconic toy train ride. The best time to visit this place is between March to June as the climate here is pleasant and you can experience the beauty of Darjeeling in its purest form during these months. At
NFTT World, we offer an amazing Sikkim Darjeeling Gangtok tour package from Mumbai and help you explore all the wonderful places in Darjeeling.
Here we have listed the must-visit locations and activities in Darjeeling-
1. The Darjeeling Zoo and HMI (Himalayan Mountaineering Institute)-
Darjeeling Zoo is a high-altitude zoo and is placed at a height of about 7000 feet. Spread across an area of 67.5 acres, this zoo is home to many animals such as the red panda, snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, Siberian tiger, Himalayan Black bear, and many more. Along with the zoo, you can also visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI). This is the place where experts conduct adventure activities, and basic to advanced mountaineering courses.
2. Tiger hill-
You cannot complete your trip to Darjeeling without witnessing the pleasant sunrise from Tiger hill. This place is renowned for panoramic views and trekking routes. The best time to visit this hill is right before sunlight so that you can see the rising sun shedding its light generously yet gradually on the mighty mountain peaks.
3. The Darjeeling Mall-
The Darjeeling Mall also known as ‘Chowrasta’ is a market area where four-wheelers are strictly banned. You can shop from the old stores which are lined up on the street and also taste delicious local food from cafes and restaurants.
4. Rock Garden-
While visiting Darjeeling, you should never miss the Rock Garden which is also known as the Barbotey Rock Garden. This entire garden area is created by cutting rocks at various levels. It also has a wonderful waterfall that comes rushing down from the top of these rocks.
5. Tea estates-
Darjeeling is renowned for its aromatic tea and the Tea Gardens. You can visit iconic tea estates like the Happy Valley Tea Estate which was built back in 1854. Here, you will get a guided tour so that you can understand the various tastes of Tea.
6. Mahakal Temple-
The Mahakal Temple in Darjeeling is built back in the 17th century and has three Shiva Lingas. It is an iconic temple where you can see the Hindu priests offering prayers as well as the Buddhist monks chanting their prayers. It is a perfect depiction of harmony in India.
7. Toy Train-
Last, but not least, the toy train ride is a must-do activity while visiting Darjeeling. A small steam engine of the toy train pulls the mini coaches up from the steep mountains. You can enjoy splendid views of the surrounding mountains and valleys while enjoying this amazing and joyous toy train ride.
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