Do you want to spend your vacation in the laps of the pristine nature and want to enjoy the pleasant and milder weather? Then pack your bag for Darjeeling tour and give some break to your busy life after all you will get the best memory that lasts forever within you. Darjeeling commonly known as “Queen of Hill” and the hill station is famous for its tea industry in the world.
Darjeeling is one of the prominent hill station situated in the Indian State West Bengal and the vista of this hill station is amazing to any travelers. Darjeeling with its colonial charm offering the breathtaking view of Mighty Kanchenjunga snow-capped mountains and the vibrant greenery of the tea plantation attracts tourism in this small hill station. And the town also holds the prestige of “Toy Train” running amidst hilly terrain is the treat for the travelers. So, you can get entire information on Darjeeling tour from this blog that will help you to plan your vacation in Darjeeling.
How to reach?
If you prefer traveling by air then Bagdogra (70km) airport is the nearest one and from the airport, you will get several vehicles that head to the Darjeeling town.
NJP(New Jalpaiguri Station) is the nearest railway station and from the outside of the NJP the best way to reach Darjeeling is to go for shared taxi charges INR 150 to 200 but you can also go for reserved charges INR 3000 to 4000.
When you are in Darjeeling, you can explore the chowrasta, which is the most popular place where you can relax and can also interact with other tourists and locals of Darjeeling. Darjeeling shopping is the most happening thing that you can experience where you can get handicrafts, unique items, and the souvenir.
Darjeeling hill station is mostly populated by ’Nepali’ Peoples including other ethnic peoples like Lepchas, Bhutias, Tibetan, Limbus, Tamang and more. People communicate in ‘Nepali ‘Language mostly and there are other languages people spoke like Hindi, English, Lepchas, Tamangs, Limbus, Bhutias and more.
In Darjeeling, you can experience the diverse cultures and traditions and an outstanding climate of the play. People celebrate Diwali, Dasai, Chrismas, and Losar with great courtesy and love. In Darjeeling, you can get various restaurants serving delicious cuisine in which “momo” is the popular snack and also loved by most of the tourist visited Darjeeling. “Thukpa” is another popular cuisine served with hot soup of vegetable or meat etc.
Which is the best time to visit Darjeeling?
There are two seasons which is idle from you to visit Darjeeling. March to May is the best time to visit Darjeeling when the town is bloom with colorful flora; lush green ambiance and the sky almost remain clear and fresh. Couples love to visit Darjeeling during the winter season to experience cold and freeze weather of Darjeeling and for that September to November is the best to visit.
Places to visit in Darjeeling tour
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway:
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the most popular tourist destination in Darjeeling and it is popularly known as “Toy train”. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was declared a world heritage site in 1999 making DHR second railway in the world to have such an honor after Austria Summering railway. The railway runs between Darjeeling to Jalpaiguri and was built in the year between 1879 and 1881. So, when you are in Darjeeling for vacation then don’t forget to take a joyride on it experience the scenic view.
Padmaja Naidu Zoological Himalayan Park
Padmaja Naidu Zoological Himalayan Park is also known as Darjeeling zoo famous for the breeding program of snow Leopard and Red Panda. Nestled at the elevation of 2,134 m above main sea level and it is the highest zoo in India. The Zoo is the home of several rare and endangered wild animals like Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Siberian Tiger, Himalayan Mountain goat, Tibetan Wolf, and Himalayan Salamanders.
Darjeeling’s one of the famous tourist destinations which offers the panoramic views of Kanchenjunga snow-capped mountains and other sister mountains. The hill is also famous for sunrise, trekking and on a clear day hill also presents a glimpse of Mt. Everest. From this place, you can witness the spectacular view of the sunrise over the summit of Kanchenjunga snow clad mountain and the changing colors of it attract so many tourists throughout the year.
Happy Valley Tea Estate
Sprawling over an area about 437 acres, Happy Valley tea estate is tucked at an elevation of 2, 100 meters above sea level and also the highest tea factory in the world. The factory was founded by Englishman in 1854 and later taken by Indian aristocracy from Hooghly. The tea estate is located in such an amazing location offering a spectacular view of mountains, lush green valleys, and peaceful ambiance.
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Japanese Peace Pagoda was built by a Japanese Buddhist Monk Nichidatsu Fuji in the year between 1885 and 1895. It is a white structure known for its peace and spiritual significance. It reflects the four avatars of Lord Buddha are represented in the stone carving. From the summit of the Peace Pagoda, you can see the scenic views.
The hill lies close to Chowrasta square and one of the tourist’s attractions in Darjeeling. The hill is famous for the marvelous view of Kanchenjunga and the hill is accompanied by Mahakala temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bhutia Monastery.
Batasia loop is famous for its spiral loop structure railway track when the toy train makes its way crossing the looped track and makes a 360 turn entering into the tunnel. In the middle of the looped track, there is a beautiful park known as Gorkha War Memorial. It is the place to see the stunning view of Darjeeling town and toy train riding over the spiral looped track.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
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. The Institute was built 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.
If you are fond of Adventure then you are in the right place where Darjeeling offers the exciting and wide array of stimulating adventure activities. Tourists also visit Darjeeling to experience weather, cultures and also to enjoy the amazing adventure which includes Kayaking, Trekking, rock climbing, motorbike tour, angling, Zorbing, mountain biking, white water rafting and more.
Therefore, this is the overall information on Darjeeling tour and I hope this guide makes you easier to plan and spent your vacation in Darjeeling.
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