Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station located at an elevation of 6700 ft on the foothills of Himalayas. It is enriched with cultural diversity, endowed with natural resources, and because of its pleasant and cool climate all year round, is a popular tourist destination. Some of the best tourist spots in Darjeeling are Tiger Hill, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Batasia Loop, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Darjeeling Zoo etc.
Tiger Hill is the best-known trekking destination in Darjeeling and offers spectacular views of Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Everest. It is also a popular viewpoint to watch mesmerizing sunrise between mountains. When in Darjeeling you cannot miss the joy ride on the famous toy train that pass through the town and offers beautiful views of landscapes. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List and is a must visit tourist spot in Darjeeling. Another place to visit in Darjeeling is the Batasia Loop – a spiral narrow-gauge where the toy train takes a sudden descent from a place called Ghoom.
Recognized as one of the best mountaineering institutes in the world, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is also a must visit spot. Besides being one of the best for many aspiring mountaineers, it has also become a popular tourist destination given its captivating location in the hill station of Darjeeling.
Ten kilometers away from Darjeeling lies Barbotey Rock Garden and is known for its captivating picnic spots with waterfalls and boating. It is one of the most preferred locations for nature lovers traveling to Darjeeling; Rock Garden is surrounded by tea gardens and flower gardens. Some other popular tourist spots to visit are Japanese Peace Pagoda, Tea Gardens, St. Andrew’s Church, and Darjeeling Ropeway -located at a distance of 4 km from Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
Darjeeling is a beautiful holiday destination for all and offers some of the extraordinary places to visit.