Darjeeling- the ‘Queen of Hills’, is located in the northern part of West Bengal and was one of the preferred destinations of Britishers during their invasion, due to its amazing scenic beauty and cool climate. Today also, Darjeeling is one of the places in eastern side of India that welcomes tourists from all around the world; plus there are many fascinating things to do in Darjeeling that no tourist would want to miss.
Sightseeing, monastic visit, toy train ride, and rock climbing are some of the most popular things to do in Darjeeling. Tiger Hill visit and sunrise view between gigantic Himalayas can amaze anyone. You may visit monasteries of Darjeeling to see Buddhist culture, architect, and beliefs. If you would like to spend some peaceful time in Darjeeling, you can visit the Japanese Peace Pagoda and rejuvenate your soul and witness panoramic views of Darjeeling landscape including Khangchendzonga Range.
Also, if you have an interest in mountaineering, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling is a must-visit place for you. Tenzing Rock nearby can also be in your to-do list of Darjeeling. Go on to ride cable cars (Rangeet Valley Passenger Cable Car of Darjeeling), and see the spread of lush green tea gardens on the hill slopes, flowing rivers, waterfalls, forests, and to top it all the magnificent view of the Great Himalayas. River rafting in Teesta River is also a thing in Darjeeling and if you are an adventure freak, do not miss this. Besides these, you can take a stroll on the beautiful tea gardens of Darjeeling and capture amazing pictures. Try delicious local cuisine and shop your heart out at Darjeeling.
Darjeeling is mesmerizing throughout the year and can be visited anytime. However, monsoons are not considered to be good to come to Darjeeling when October-April is preferred months to visit Darjeeling.