Mountain, View Point, Adventure, Nature
Kanchenjunga has its own charm and magnificence. Therefore, the Kanchenjunga view point in Darjeeling is famous for its awe inspiring beauty. The Kanchenjunga can be seen from the Tiger Hill where lots of tourists flock at all times of the year . The view is no short of a glimpse of a paradise and within no time takes you in a trance of its own!
Kanchenjunga View Point
The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is Darjeelings premier attraction and also the largest zoo in India located at such a great height. Being a very popular attraction, tickets for Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park have a long queue. It is better to buy tickets for Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in advance. Information on Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ticket prices can be found on our ticket booking section.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
View Point, Hill
As the highest point in Ghoom, Tiger Hill is also known for being a famous railway station in Darjeeling. It is not only just another railway station but is the highest one in the country. It was created in the year 1881 and today stands at a height of about 700 feet above the sea level. It is situated at about a distance of 11 kilometers from Darjeeling. There are various buses, autos, and other transport facilities that connect you between the two easily.
If you want to do something a little off the beaten track, you can visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling. Without proper technique and the right kind of training, it is impossible to do any sort of mountaineering. To learn this science one has to go undergo a very rough period of training.
Though there are numerous institutes which provide training for the Mountaineering, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is worth mentioning in this regard. Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, the Himalayan mountaineering institute isnt just a training center. It will also be an amazing vantage point to see the surrounding area from.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Religious Site, Monastery
Popularly known as Yiga Choeling Monastery, Ghoom Monastery is located about 800 ft above the sea level at Ghoom. It is more or less 8 kms away from the Darjeeling town and the monastery includes the Gelug School, exercising the Tibetan rituals. Buddhism is the main religion that is being practiced in this part of the world. Inside the monastery, there is a fifteen feet statue of Gautama Buddha is known as “Maitreya Buddha”. Sherab Gyatso in 1875 had built the monastery
Religious Site, Sculpture
Peace Pagoda is centrally located in Darjeeling. Spreading the notion of World peace and harmony is the purpose for which it was built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist monk of Japan, who tried to promote the world unity. It required almost three years to finish it. It has a golden color statue of Gautama Buddha inside it
Hiking Trail, Adventure, Peak
Sandakphu is one of the top most peaks in West Bengal. The word Sandakphu means the ‘Height of the Poison Plant’. The name itself has become a promise of height and adventure. Sandakphu is famous in Darjeeling for its trekking. It is situated at the edge of the Singalila National Park in Darjeeling. The trekking along the Singalila Ridge to Sandakphu and Phalut is one of the most popular ones in the Eastern Himalayas. It is really a pleasure to have an experience of trekking in this part of the world. The temperatures fall to great depths creating the hardcore weather for trekking
Hotel, Restaurant, Market, Street Market
The most important tourist attraction in Darjeeling, the Chowrasta is the main market place in Darjeeling. The tourists who come to Darjeeling must have a visit to the heart of the city which offers various surprises for its visitors. It offers many cheap hotels for the visitors and also many restaurants which provide quality cuisines to its customers. It is a nice place to hang around. People spend time here gossiping and eating all the time while the children have the space to play and roam around. It also has cafeterias and pony stables
View Point, Memorial, Monument
Batasia Loop is a semicircular, gigantic railway loop made mainly for the tourists. It is situated about 5 kilometers away from Darjeeling below the Ghoom Station. The loop contains the memorials of the Gorkha soldiers who laid down their lives during the Independence Struggle in 1947. It was first started in 1919. It is a marvel of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The toy train crossing the Batasia Hill across the Batasia loop is a beautiful sighte to watch. It makes a 360 degree turn off the straight course. The loop reduces the sudden steepness of the hill and the hill steps on the sides of the loop making it a beautiful place to hang around.
Adventure, Cable Car, Ropeways
The Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway is a famous tourist attraction in Darjeeling. Consisting of strong cable cars, it lies between the North Point in Darjeeling and Singla, the Ramman River bank. This rope journey is quite amazing as it provides heavenly views of beautiful mountains and their peaks nearby. After it originated in 1968, the ropeway encountered many accidents as well. In 1988, four tourists died when the cable snapped off suddenly. It is under the Forest Development Department comprising of only a single cable
Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway
Garden, View Point, Leisure
The Happy Valley Tea Estate is a famous garden made for the production of tea in Darjeeling. It is considered to be the oldest tea estate in Darjeeling along with being one of the highest tea producers of the world. Currently it is owned by a company but it is open for tourists.
The tea leaves are of top notch quality in taste and smell. The whole place is always filled with the headyaroma of the tea leaves. The technology and tools used to produce tea in the garden are also worth observing. The uneven slope of the garden spreads over 400 acres
Happy Valley Tea Estate
Religious Site, Temple
Japanese Temple is one of the wonders of Darjeeling. It is a Buddhist temple and is called NIpponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple. It is located near the Peace Pagoda which is an emblem of peace and spirituality. Built in 1972, this temple is a symbol of peace and serenity. People tend to come to this place to find solace. It is a spiritually holy place for the Buddhists. Visitors have a lifetime experience when the prayers and chanting take place inside the temple. The prayers sound like hymns which have a chanting quality. The white architecture of the temple adds to the beauty of it. It was the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi that inspired Fuji Guru to create this symbol of peace