Places to visit in Darjeeling
Darjeeling a small hill town in the Northeastern state of India is distinctive for its tea plantations. It is indeed a gem of a place known for its youthful vibe. Darjeeling is all about alluring tea gardens on the hill slopes, the orchids, pines and rhododendrons and the heritage Himalayan toy train.
Most visited Tourist places in Darjeeling:
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Visit to Darjeeling is incomplete without a toy train ride. The train moves at a snail’s pace and is an absolutely great experience.
It is basically a spiral railway track where the toy train takes a 360 degree turn. Located on Hill Cart Road you can enjoy a panoramic view of Darjeeling in its dignified glory.
Japanese Peace Pagoda
This glistening white structure was built under the guidance of Japanese monk Nichidatsu Fuji. This place is a must visit during daily pujas.
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
It was established on November 4, 1954 to encourage mountaineering as a sport in India. Apart from being one of the best mountaineering institutes it is also a major tourist attraction.
Singalila National Park
The Singalila National Park is one of the highest national parks in West Bengal. It is home to the very rare red panda and Himalayan black bear. This park is also a part of trekking route.
Like any other hill station Darjeeling too has a mall road and on top of the mall road is the observatory hill. The famous Mahakal temple and Bhutia Butsty Monastery is located on this hill.
Best time to visit Darjeeling:
October to March is the best time to visit Darjeeling. It is advisable to not visit Darjeeling during the monsoon season as the city is prolonged to landslide.