I am writing this blog, about my bad and good experience in the Darjeeling Hill station so that you can plan your holiday and get some ideas about Darjeeling through my blog.
You might be thinking what’s new in Darjeeling Tour? Then, Darjeeling hill station so much more to offer you, the enchanting valleys, and mesmerizing view of Kanchenjunga snow-capped mountain which is always been the most precious moment to watch the view from the edge of the Darjeeling hill.
Darjeeling, one of the most attractive hill stations in Eastern part in the state of West Bengal India. The town is nestled in steep mountain ranges and situated at an elevation of about 2,050 meters above sea level. The town endowed with sprawling lush green tea plantation, mesmerizing sunrise and providing cool climate all over the year. Actually, Darjeeling hill station is the perfect gateway to spend your honeymoon in the pristine nature and peaceful ambiance.
Darjeeling is famous for its best quality tea all over the world and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the world heritage site. In Darjeeling, you can get various restaurants serving delicious cuisines and quality food.”Momo’ is the most popular snack in Darjeeling and due to the diverse culture, the local and dishes are quite varied.
Darjeeling has a diverse culture and the practices various indigenous cultures and festivals including, Dushera, Diwali, Chrismas, Losar, Buddha Jayanti etc. Darjeeling is settled by many Nepali People and also the Buddhist people, Christain and other ethnic community like Lepchas, Bhutias, Tamang, Gurung, Yolmos etc have their own language and cultures.
Besides the culture of Darjeeling, the hill station comprises semi-evergreen, Temperate and alpine forest. The town is surrounded by the dense forest of Sal and oaks forest and in Darjeeling houses a rare variety of orchids which is mainly found in here.
Apart from fauna, Darjeeling also houses the exotic and endangered fauna in eastern India. Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park in Darjeeling is the place where several endangered and rare species are found such as Snow Leopard, Royal Bengal Tiger, Red Panda, and Barking Deer and more other including several varieties of Avifauna.
For me Darjeeling tour was so much of fun, where I had face to face contact with wild animals, discovering the amazing view of Kanchenjunga snow-capped mountain, roaming around the lush green tea garden. Not only this Darjeeling gives the great chance to the adventure enthusiasts where it offers various adventure activities like Ropeway, River Rafting, Camping, Trekking, hiking and more.
So, where should you visit in Darjeeling?
Darjeeling offers the most attractive tourist places which truly give you the immaculate nature and get chance to interact with natural ambiance. The most popular tourist’s places in Darjeeling that one should not miss.
The hill offers the stunning sunrise which you can witness the sun rays falling on the summit of the Kanchenjunga snow-capped mountain and the changing color of the mountains looks just outstanding. On a clear day, you can witness the glance of Mount Everest and the hill stands on the highest point in Darjeeling delivering scenic views and amazing trekking trail.
The garden has the amazing features where all the benches are made up of cutting rock and garden is in terrace formation. The garden is the 10 km distance from Darjeeling town and has a spectacular ambiance. You can see the natural waterfall, the fountain in the middle of the garden and wide varieties of flora. The place offers the peaceful atmosphere and can enjoy the pristine nature everywhere.
This is one of the most famous touristy places in Darjeeling and covered by lush green and immaculate nature. It is well known for its spiral loop railway track when the toy train makes its way crossing the looped track and makes a 360 degree then turn to enter into the tunnel. In the center of the looped track, there is a beautiful park known as Gorkha War Memorial. From here one can discover the breathtaking view of Darjeeling town and the lush surrounding.
Padmaja Naidu Zoological Himalayan Park
Darjeeling zoo or Padmaja Naidu Zoological Himalayan Park is famous for Red Panda and Snow Leopard breeding Program. It houses rare and endangered wild animals like Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Siberian Tiger, Himalayan Mountain goat, Tibetan Wolf, and Himalayan Salamanders. The zoo is situated at an elevation of about 2, 134 m above sea level and it is the highest zoo in India.
Happy Valley Tea Estate
It is located in such a great location where it offers breathtaking views in its surrounding. It is one of the highest tea factories in the world and was built by the Englishman in the year 1854. Happy Valley Tea Estate covers an area about 437 acres and situated at an elevation of about 2,100 meters and one of the popular tourist’s attractions in Darjeeling.
Japanese Peace Pagoda
It 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.
Here you can witness the 15 feet tall statue of “Maitreya Buddha” in the center hall of the monastery. The monastery lies at the height of 8,000 feet and it is the oldest Buddhist monastery in Darjeeling. The monastery showcase the ‘Kangyur’ the rare Buddhist manuscripts, old painting, sculptured wall and arts of Tibetan Buddhism. Visitors can also see the majestic Kanchenjunga snow peak and lush green environment.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Come and take a joyful ride in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which is also known by the name “Toy Train”. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the pride of Darjeeling hill station and one of major tourist attraction in Darjeeling. This railway runs between Darjeeling stations to NJP (New Jalpaiguri station) and was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO IN 1999.
I hope this blog will help you to plan your trip to Darjeeling and once you visit you will know what’s new in Darjeeling tour. I have mentioned all the famous places of Darjeeling that you can visit. If you want any queries then you can comment below.
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