Darjeeling sometime referred as “Queen of Hills” is a district of West Bengal. Perched perfectly at a lesser Himalaya at an elevation of around 7100 ft, the Darjeeling is a dreamy destination of West Bengal tourism. Although not as mild as Milky Way or galaxy but in its own Darjeeling is a different world where you would have an occasion to witness a chronology of legends, gifts of nature, blissful weather condition, variety of fauna, exception of adventure rush and sleeping hamlets with winding and rolling hills.
Tourist places around Darjeeling
Darjeeling Himalayan railway
The Darjeeling Himalayan railway the crowning glory of Darjeeling tourism is a heritage site of UNESCO. The chronology of steam engines and narrow gauge around was a brain child of British colonials and today it represents the history of Darjeeling district. The “Joy Ride” that we call to define is splendor is simply a marvelous brilliance of Darjeeling and to revere the same traveler comes from every corner of the world.
Renowned for its divine force and spiritual phenomena your journey is incomplete if you fail to make your presence here at the holistic gate of Mahakal temple. Located just above the point of Chowrasta and around the periphery of Mall road, the Mahakal temple is dedicated to praise the glory of might lord Shiva. The religious sect is revered by people to perform pilgrimage and penance in order to attain salvation and it is enriched with its historical morphology.
Shrubbery Nightingale Park
Shrubbery Nightingale Park is one of the most outrageous tourist spot where traveler comes to enjoy the session of their picnic and to stroll around the manicured garden. The peaceful location of the park has made it a hot spot tourist destination beside that during the time of 50’s and 60’s the park was a screening spot for Bollywood movies.
Himalayan mountaineering institute
The institute was established in order to pay homage to achievements of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The institute was initiated by the government of West Bengal to encourage local people to participate in mountain climbing beside that the institute has a souvenir left by Mr. Sherpa and his descendents.
Japanese peace pagoda
Japanese peace pagoda was a concept of Buddhist Japanese monk Nichidatsu Fujii. The peace pagoda stands as a symbol of spirituality and harmony. An architecture in common is amazing beside that figurine around Pagoda narrates the story of Lord Buddha and his enlightenment.
Nestled at a distance of around 11 km from the main point of Darjeeling, Senchal Lake is a major tourist destination of Darjeeling. The lake is responsible for providing water to the people of Darjeeling beside that its elevation that measures around 8515 ft allows traveler get panoramic view of the surroundings. The major attribute of the destination is it is a religious place and from here one can view the breaking dawn and dying horizon of nature.
The Ghoom Gompa, established by Mongolian astrologer during late 18th century is a main centre of attractions around Darjeeling. Located around the periphery of Ghoom, the monastery is a premier religious hub of Buddhist people and the monks here are a predecessor of wisdom.
Renowned as Mahakal babu ko Than, the observatory hill of Darjeeling is one of the ancient tourist destinations. The mythological tale relates that the scepter of Lord Indra had fallen at this place and the same incident was responsible for initiating the name Dorjeling the land of thunderbolts.
Happy valley tea garden
Located at a distance of around 3km from the main stream of Darjeeling, The Happy valley tea state is one of the oldest tea states of Darjeeling district. The scenic charm of the tea state would drive your head away to a different world beside that it would be a privilege to inspect the glory of one of the oldest tea states of Darjeeling.
Best time to visit
The season of summer that starts from the month of March till May and season of winter that starts from the month of November till February is an ideal time to make your visit here.