Located in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of around 2000 m (6,700 ft) in West Bengal, Darjeeling is one of the most sought after hill stations in India. Darjeeling is the perfect gateway for all kinds of tourists and travelers and one of the best romantic honeymoon destinations in India. Some of the popular tourist spots of Darjeeling are Batasia Loop, Tea Gardens, Tiger Hill, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nightingale Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute etc.
The Famous Batasia Loop of Darjeeling is a lush green pathway, a part of the toy train trail, which is meant to minimize the elevation of the train and for easy navigation around the terrain of the town. From here the enchanting views of the emerald natural carpets, the views of the peaks of Mt. Khangchendzonga, and endearing flowers can be seen. Another popular tourist spot of Darjeeling is Tiger Hill that lies at an altitude of 2590 m. Tiger Hill is famous for its astounding sunrise views from between the mountain peaks and is an amazing tourist spot. Darjeeling Ropeway was established in 1968 and is the first cable car in the whole of India. Today, it is a prime attraction from where the divine panoramic views of Darjeeling’s magical tea gardens, hills, and valleys can be seen.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is also popular among tourists and anyone who visits Darjeeling should not miss riding on the toy train. Darjeeling’s Himalayan Mountaineering Institute also attracts tourists and is recognized as one of the best mountaineering institutes in the world. Rock Garden – an exquisite picnic spot, Singalila National Park – former wildlife sanctuary and Sandakphu Trek are also some of the popular tourist spots of Darjeeling.