Complete Darjeeling Tour Details
Darjeeling always has been the best destination for vacation, though the town is small but much more to offer. The town is tucked at the foothills of the Himalayas and an excellent climate all the year. The majestic view of Himalayan range overlooking the town and sprawling tea garden add to justify the designation of this hill station.
So, plan your vacation in Darjeeling and get yourself drown in the pristine nature and experience the diverse culture of the hills. Darjeeling offers a panoramic view from everywhere and it is the peaceful destination to travel.
How to reach Darjeeling?
If you are traveling by air then Bagdogra airport (69.8km) is the nearest airport which takes less than 3 hours to reach Darjeeling via NH 10 and if you are traveling by Indian railway then NJP (74.2KM) and the time taken is 2 hours 53 minutes exactly if the road is clear.
Once you visit Darjeeling you don’t feel like to come back, just to say that the Darjeeling hill station is paradise for the nature lovers and also adventure enthusiasts the hill station has lots more to offers including trekking, river rafting, angling, hiking, camping and more.
Darjeeling people are very friendly and broad-minded and the main population of Darjeeling in Nepalese, Sikkim’s, Tibetan and more. You can find helpful people in Darjeeling and they welcome guest with warm hospitality and always respect the travelers. And about staying in Darjeeling you will get several hotels in the town or can also get in a rural area the choice is yours. Many travelers love Darjeeling and it offers peaceful landscapes away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.
Darjeeling people usually speak ‘Nepali ‘Language to communicates with each other and although ‘Nepali’ became their mother language. They also speak English, Hindi, and Bengali with the tourists and every caste has its own languages like Lepchas, Tamangs, Bhutanese, Limbu etc.
The people of Darjeeling followed Hindu religion maximum and there also other religion like Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Bihari, Marwaris etc. They all celebrate their own festivals like Diwali, Dushera, Losar, Christmas etc with great love and courtesy.
What you can see in Darjeeling?
Darjeeling hill station is the majestic and popular hill station. Travelers used to visit this hill station to experience the pleasant weather, taste the favored tea and ride over the Darjeeling Himalayan railway one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. So, let me give you the briefing about the famous tourist places that you can see.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park:
This is the only zoo in the country which is specialized in the breeding programmes of Snow Leopard, Red Panda, and Tibetan Wolf. The park was established on 14th August 1958 and tucked at an elevation of about 7,000 feet. The zoo covers an area of about 62 acres and stands for the largest zoo in India. The zoo is the home of various fauna and avifauna endangered species.
The Peace Pagoda, one of the 70 odd such structures built under the guidance of Japanese monk Nichidatsu Fujii. This structure is situated in Jalapahar hill at an elevation of about 28 meters. The temple offers scenic views of Darjeeling town and inside of the peace, pagoda showcases the four avatars of Lord Buddha.
Observatory Hill is situated at the top of the Chowrasta and the hill offers the panoramic view Kanchenjunga and other scenic views. The hills also accompanied the famous Mahakal temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bhutia Monastery close to it, making the place religious and significant for both Hindu and Buddhist.
Batasia loop is the spiral railway track where toy train makes the complete turns of 360 degrees descends at 1,000 feet. The loop is the host with a wonderful war memorial garden in the middle of the circular track. The garden is dotted with beautiful flowers and lush green everywhere and from where you can witness the panoramic view Darjeeling town.
Ghoom Monastery is the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Darjeeling situated at a towering height of about 8,000 feet. Monastery houses 15 feet tall statue of Maitreyi Suddha placed in the center of the hall. The monastery also houses the rare Buddhist manuscripts, ‘Kangyur.’
The best thing about Tiger hill is that it offers the spectacular view of sunrise when the rays of sun fall over the twins peaks of Kanchenjunga and the changing color of peaks looks breathtaking. The hill is tucked at an elevation of 2,600 meters above sea level and the highest point of Darjeeling. You can also trek in the hill and witness the beauty of the hill.
Darjeeling ropeway is the unmatched destination in Darjeeling which hosts the alluring vista and sprawling tea garden as it ends. The ropeway takes 45 minutes ride and it stars from Singamari to Singla Bazar offering an amazing view of the tea estates.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway:
This is one of the most popular destinations of ever tourists where one can enjoy fairy tale ride in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the World Heritage Site declared by UNESC0 IN 1999. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway also is known by the name ’Toy Train’ and it the charm of the town.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was founded in 4th November by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, built in the memory of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary. The institute is the premium mountaineering institute in the world and students comes from across the world to get skilled in mountaineering. You can find a museum inside the institute where you can see the mountaineering relating item and most attraction is the old tools and gear used by the Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to climb the Mt. Everest.
Mirik is one of the famous tourist’s places in Darjeeling and the name Mirik is derived from ‘Lepcha’ word ‘Mir-Yok’ which means “place burnt by fire’. It is a charming place, fine climate, and the natural environment. The town has the main attraction of Sumendu Lake which is surrounded by Savitra Pushpaudyan on the side and the pine trees on the other followed by the long bridge known as ‘Indreni pool’. One can experience boating in the crystal clear water of Sumendu lake and pony ride.
So, these are the tourist places in Darjeeling that you can explore during your vacation in the ‘Queen of hill’ Darjeeling. The best time to visit Darjeeling is during the spring season and you want to experience the nail-biting cold then winter season is the perfect time to explore.
Besides from tourist places of Darjeeling, the hill station also gives golden opportunity to indulge in several adventure activities including trekking, camping, hiking, mountain biking, angling and more. Actually, Darjeeling is also treating for the adventure enthusiasts and paradise for nature and peace seekers.
Therefore, I wish that if ever you visit Darjeeling then you have a nice vacation and through this blog, you can get complete Darjeeling tour details that may help to plan your holiday in Darjeeling.
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