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Places To Visit In Darjeeling

Located in the lap of Himalayan range, the town of Darjeeling has always been recognized for its sprawling tea estates and scenic beauty. Darjeeling is surrounded by Nepal in east, Sikkim in South, West Bengal in extreme north and Bhutan in west and south. The hill station enjoys salubrious weather throughout the year. Many tourists recognize this hill resort for toy train. There are lot of places to visit in Darjeeling. If you want to enjoy a tour to Darjeeling, you can check the following places that are worth visiting :

  1. Tiger Hill

    Located at an elevation of 8482 ft., Tiger Hill at the distance of 11 kms from Darjeeling beckons travelers to bask in the serene views of sunrise. From here, you can take in the scenic charm of Khangchendzonga hills and Mount Everest too.

  2. Batasia Loop

    5 kms away from Darjeeling, this site stands for an engineering masterpiece. From here, you can revel in the backdrop of Kanchenjunga Mountain against the Darjeeling town. The journey will be enjoyable from Toy Train also.

  3. War Memorial

    Built to commemorate the services of martyrs of Darjeeling, this monument reminds tourists of 1947’s era of the country.

  4. Dhirdham Temple

    This is another noted landmark of the town. The designs of this temple have resemblance with Kathmandu’s 'Pashupatinath' temple.

  5. Bengal Natural History Museum

    Located close to The Mall, this attraction is worth visiting to explore the exotic fauna of the Eastern Himalayan region.

  6. Himalayan Zoological Park

    For this attraction, you need to travel 2 kms from the town. The park is a home to rare species of wildlife consisting of Tibetan Wolf, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Pheasants, Black Bear, Siberian Tiger, Barking Deer and Red panda. The Snow Leopard Breeding Centre is also close by.

  7. Ava Art Gallery

    Easy to reach in 10 minutes from motor stand, this gallery showcases a rich collection of art and embroidery work.

  8. Lloyds Botanical Garden

    This 40 acres botanical garden houses orchids, rhododendron and magnolia. There is a glass-house in the garden that contains alpine flowers and medicinal plants among others.

  9. Observatory Hill

    From here, you can enjoy the mesmerizing vistas of the Himalayan range and the town. It also features a religious complex for Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims.

  10. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

    This institute was built in 1954 to honor the achievements of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Darjeeling, who along with Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand had reached the Mount Everest peak. The main aim of this institute is to train enthusiasts in mountaineering.

Last Updated On: 2011/09/02