BRIEF ABOUT THE PLACE
𝐃𝐀𝐑𝐉𝐄𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 Darjeeling is a city and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 2,000 meters (6,700 ft). It is popular for its tea industry, and its views of Kanchenjunga, which is the world’s third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a famous tourist destination in India.
The history of the town begins in 19th century when the colonial administration under the British Raj set up a sanatorium in the region. Subsequently, extensive tea plantations were established within the region and tea growers developed hybrids of tea and created new fermentation techniques. The resultant distinctive Darjeeling tea is internationally recognized and ranks among the foremost popular black teas within the world. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects the town with the plains
𝐓𝐎𝐏 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐄𝐒 𝐓𝐎 𝐕𝐈𝐒𝐈𝐓 𝐈𝐍 𝐃𝐀𝐑𝐉𝐄𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆.
1:- 𝐓𝐈𝐆𝐄𝐑 𝐇𝐈𝐋𝐋 – Located at the highest point in Darjeeling area, Tiger Hill is best known for the dazzling sunrise view of the Kanchenjunga and the snow covered peaks of the entire eastern Himalayan range. On a clear day you can even see the mount Everest from here. Tiger Hill is located 11kms from the Darjeeling Town
2:- 𝐁𝐀𝐓𝐀𝐒𝐈𝐀 𝐋𝐎𝐎𝐏 -Located 5km from Darjeeling Town and just below Ghoom, Batasia Loop as the name suggests, is a loop or a spiral of a narrow gauge railway track where the Toy Train takes a sudden sharp descent from Ghoom. It’s a wonderful viewing place with manicured gardens, streams and falls
3:-𝐃𝐀𝐑𝐉𝐄𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐑𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐖𝐀𝐘 – From the ropeway of Darjeeling which is also known as the Rangeet Valley Passenger Cable Car, you can have mind blowing view of the valley below, see the spread of lush tea gardens, dense forests, mountain streams in their full flow, waterfalls, and the awesome snow peaks at the background.
4:- 𝐑𝐎𝐂𝐊 𝐆𝐀𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐍 & 𝐆𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐀 𝐌𝐀𝐘𝐀 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐊 – These two are scenic parks in wonderful settings located a few miles away from the Darjeeling town. Rock garden is about 10km and Ganga Maya is another 3km from there. Rock Garden is all about terraced gardens at different levels that have been cut through the rocks having a waterfalls with nice seating arrangements. Ganga Maya is more spread out and has a beautiful stream flowing through it on a valley, has flower gardens, fountains and more.
5:- 𝐉𝐀𝐏𝐀𝐍𝐄𝐒𝐄 𝐓𝐄𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐄 & 𝐏𝐄𝐀𝐂𝐄 𝐏𝐀𝐆𝐎𝐃𝐀- Located in the Jalapahar hill, the Japanese Temple is built in traditional Japanese style where you can join the prayers and feel the spiritual peace amongst humming and chants. Close to it is the Peace Pagoda where there are four large avatars of Lord Buddha.
6:- 𝐇𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐘 𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐘 𝐓𝐄𝐀 𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐄 – This is one of the famous tea estates in Darjeeling that was established by British planters in 1854 and located only 3kms away from the lower town. Due to its proximity, a visit to this tea estate is quite common in the local package tours offered by tour operators or taxi drivers. Many tea bushes here are over 100 years old and it’s a treat to the eyes to watch the vast expanses of lush tea gardens on the slopes of the hills.
7:- 𝐎𝐁𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐘 𝐇𝐈𝐋𝐋 & 𝐌𝐀𝐇𝐀𝐊𝐀𝐋 𝐓𝐄𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐄- Observatory Hill is an ideal place to get a 360 degree view of Darjeeling and the peaks surrounding it. The Mahakal Temple, the central temple of Darjeeling of all faiths is located on top of the hill where the original Dorjeling Buddhist Monastery once stood.
8:- 𝐇𝐈𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐀𝐘𝐀𝐍 𝐌𝐎𝐔𝐓𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐓𝐔𝐃𝐄 & 𝐀𝐌𝐀𝐙𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐃𝐀𝐑𝐉𝐄𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐙𝐎𝐎- HMI is a destination by itself and a said to be a pilgrimage for all climbing enthusiasts of the world. It was established in honor of Tenzing Norgay after he and Sir Edmund Hillary climbed Everest in 1953. It has a well-stocked museum with mountaineering displays
9:- 𝐉𝐀𝐌𝐔𝐍𝐈 𝐓𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐓 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐗- This is a newly developed 13-acre complex amidst nature and scenic beauty. beautiful Jamuni is just 45 minutes away from Darjeeling town. So what to see & do here? There is a lovely mountain stream flowing through the place which is surrounded by forested hills and villages, there is a manmade lake for boating, a children’s playground stepped and manicured gardens, nice walkways through the complex with gazebos to relax in, and more…
10:- 𝐓𝐈𝐁𝐄𝐓𝐀𝐍 𝐑𝐄𝐅𝐔𝐆𝐄𝐄 𝐒𝐄𝐋𝐅 𝐇𝐄𝐋𝐏 𝐂𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐄-This center was established on October 2nd, 1959 for the rehabilitation of Tibetans who followed Dalai Lama and escaped their homeland during the period of mayhem. In order to sustain a living, they adopted the principle of self-help. You can see Tibetan men and women making exquisite handcrafted items like woolen carpets, shawls, carved wooden crafts, leather items, and more.