Dorzee (thunderbolt) + Ling (place), called widely as “QUEEN OF
HILLS” - the majestic Kanchendzongha (world’s third highest peak) stands as the crown of the Queen. Unparallel visual of “Dawn” driving away the darkness of night, playing through tires of clouds and final coronation of the day with a tip of light at the head of Mt. Kanchendzongha will make you revisited ‘Tiger Hill’ for times and again. Experience the World Heritage Narrow Gauge Train with steam power called “Toy train”. Enjoy panoramic range of snow capped Himalayan peaks leisurely from its grand “mall” over a cup of Darjeeling tea. The simplicity of local people with colorful dress and smile will welcome you with warmth. The rich variety of flora and fauna with blooming orchids will make your visit unforgettable.
Temperature > Maximum 28 °C & Minimum 0°C
Nearest railway station New Jalpaiguri 85km. Nearest airport Bagdogra 96km.
Batasia Loop ::
About 5 kms. from Darjeeling, this railway loop is a marvelous feat of engineering & watching the Toy Train pass through this loop—it's beautiful.
The Mall & Chow Rasta ::
The town square,is lined with shops,restaurants,curio dealers etc.It is aa good place to sit and relax. It is ideal for a leisurely walk around a setting that is perfect. A walk around The Mall is a must just at any time of the day with the pleasant view of the mountains, valleys with rhododendron trees and old houses.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ::
HMI is considered India’s premier mountaineering Institute co-related with Himalayan Zoo. It has a beautiful museum divided into two parts. the first part depicts mountaineering, origin of HMI and culture of the mountain people. The second part deals exclusively with Mount Everest, its history and chronological study of various attempts made by humanity to climb this mountain. Collection of flora and fauna and relief model of Himalayas is a special attraction of the museum.
Tiger Hill ::
Tiger Hill is at a distance of 15 km. from Darjeeling. Situated at an altitude of 2590 metres (8482 ft.). An early morning trip to the Tiger Hill promises an unique experience. A view of the sunrise amidst the Himalayan range has earned it an international fame. From here you can get a glimpse of Mount Everest, the highest mountain and Kanchenjunga range.
Ava Art Gallery ::
This is a gallery house of fine arts and embroidery.
Rock garden & Gangamaya Park ::
The Rock Garden and Gangamaya Park offers attractive picnic spots with natural waterfalls and boating facilities and is about 10-12 kilometers from the main Darjeeling town. There is a lake at the Gangamaya Park which is open for boating purposes.
Number of private and govt. lodges and resorts for budget tourists to *** star hotels.
Kurseong : 32 km from Darjeeling comes on way from New Jalpaiguri and Bagdogra.
Mirik : 49 km. From Darjeeling, a small pictorial hill station and a place where tourists can enjoy boating on beautiful Sumendu Lake.
Kalimpong : (4100 ft) is another charming hill station in the district of Darjeeling. 65km from Siliguri and 56km from Darjeeling.
Pedong : Coming up as new village tourism destination in the lap of quiet nature.
Jorpokhri : On way to Mirik having a Salamander Park (Salamander-one rare extinct variety of reptile) and a beautiful lake.
Many a tourism villages like Tinchule, Badamangoa, Colbong firm resorts and Tea resorts like Glenburn, Makaibari etc also becoming popular destinations for eco-tourism lovers. Adventure lovers can take a trek to Sandakphu, Falut, Rimbik and White water rafting at Tista.
Most popular small hill stations with bounty nature in Darjeeling district are Lava, Luleygaon and Rishyap.
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