Darjeeling is a town situated in the state of West Bengal. Jaw-dropping green sceneries, magical sights of sunrise and the mesmerising beauty of the hills, make Darjeeling a suitable place for people to visit. Being situated at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level, the weather of Darjeeling remains pleasant all year round. One can go here to take respite from the hot and humid seasons of India. Known as the ‘Queen of the Himalayas’ it is a perfect tourist destination in North-East India. There are more than 86 tea estates which make its tea – worldwide famous. A sip of locally brewed tea in Darjeeling can make you taste eternity. The meandering rides of the toy trains, beautiful colonial architecture, the lush and green tea plantations and the delicious traditional Tibetan cuisine will leave with some unforgettable memories to your life.
Here is a list of some famous places that you should visit or things that you should experience when you are in Darjeeling.
1. Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill, the highest point among the Darjeeling hills at an altitude of 8482 feet. It is popular for offering a spectacular view of sunrise. The sight of snow-capped mountains standing among the clouds is breath-taking. You can also have the glimpse of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest from here.
2. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
The historical toy train of India, The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. It serves an amazing and fun-filled experience to its passengers. On the ride of this toy train, one can witness the beautiful views of the Eastern Himalayan region, laden with picturesque tea estates. It takes the people around the hills of Darjeeling. Its joyful ride is the best way to explore the town.
The train also stops at Ghum which is the highest railway station of the country situated at the height of more than 7,000 feet above the sea level.
3. Batasia Loop
Batasia Loop is a spiral railway in Darjeeling. The track spirals around over itself through a tunnel and a hilltop. It is the best place to get a 360-degree view of Darjeeling’s landscape, the snow-covered peaks of the Eastern Himalayas and also the magnificent Kanchenjunga on one side. A war memorial is also built there in the honour of Gorkha soldiers of Darjeeling.
4. Nightingale Park
Nightingale Park is a public park area where people mostly go to cherish the fabulous view of Kanchenjunga ranges. It is located in the beautiful hill station of Darjeeling. It is a perfect place for you to relax your mind and allow it to be free from all worries amidst delightful greeneries and soothing winds.
Along with the musical fountain, a giant statue of Lord Shiva is built there.
5. Darjeeling Ropeway
Darjeeling Ropeway is yet another reason for which you can travel to Darjeeling. The cable cars travel from the North Point in Singamari to the Sigla Bazaar, carrying passengers at an altitude of 7000 feet. It offers the tourists an array of exquisite views from the verdant tea estates as they travel across the picturesque valley.