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Tiger Hill - Darjeeling

Tiger Hill, located about 13 km from Darjeeling town, is the spot from where visitors can get the majestic view of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in world. Tourists should visit the spot early morning to get the heavenly view of sun’s first rays falling on the snow covered peak during sunrise. On days when it is less cloudy, visitors can also get a view of Mount Everest from here.

Batasia Loop - Darjeeling

Batasia loop, located about 5 km from Darjeeling town, is a railway loop that is used by the toy train to take a turn around. There is also a war memorial built here in the memory of soldiers died in various wars. This popular tourist spot provides a breathtaking view of surrounding hills and snow covered peaks. 

Peace Pagoda - Darjeeling

Peace Pagoda, located on the slopes of Jalapahar hill, was built by Japanese Buddhist order. This beautiful white monument also has four avatars of Lord Buddha on display.

Toy Train - Darjeeling

The Toy Train of Darjeeling is the most popular tourist attraction that is operated by the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The Toy Train runs from Siliguri to Darjeeling and provides a majestic experience to travelers passing through the hilly route. The toy train has been used in a lot of Bollywood movies including the latest Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Barfi’.

Observatory Hill - Darjeeling

Observatory hill is popular tourist spot that provides a panoramic view to visitors of the surrounding region.

Natural History Museum - Darjeeling

The Natural history museum holds an interesting collection of fauna of the region.

Lloyds Botanical Garden - Darjeeling

Lloyds botanical garden is spread in an area of 40 acres and is a perfect picnic spot for visitors. There are a wide variety of plants in the garden along with two living fossils.

Darjeeling - Rangit Valley Ropeway

This popular ropeway connects the North point in Darjeeling with the Singla Bazaar at the bottom of valley. Travelers can get a beautiful aerial view of the surrounding hills and tea gardens through this ropeway.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park - Darjeeling

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is a high altitude zoological park that holds some rare animal species including Siberian Tiger, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda and Snow Leopard.

The Shrubbery - Darjeeling

The Shrubbery is a beautiful park in Darjeeling that organizes cultural programmes and entertainment activities for tourists. There is a giant Shiva statue and a temple inside the park. It is open from 4 PM to 8 PM daily.

Tea Estates - Darjeeling

There are many tea estates around Darjeeling with the nearest one being Happy Valley tea estate. Visitors can see the processing and manufacturing of Darjeeling tea here. The estate is closed on Sunday and Monday.

Picnic Spots - Darjeeling

There are many beautiful picnic spots near Darjeeling including Bijanbari, Ajitar, Singla, Senchal Lake, Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park.

Adventure Tourism - Darjeeling

Adventure tourism is highly popular in Darjeeling that includes trekking, water rafting and other tours. There are lot of clubs and associations that organize these activities for tourists.

Shopping - Darjeeling

There are plenty of options for shopping for visitor in Darjeeling including the Tibetan Market, and Hayden hall that sell some unique hand-made bags, carpets, and woolens.

   

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