Darjeeling Tourism

The mighty town of Darjeeling is a charming dream for every honeymooner. Resting in the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling is a popular hill station in India's West Bengal state. The town has an old-fashioned imposing ambiance and remains highly popular among adventure lovers seeking an exciting trekking experience. Here rests the very popular Sandakphu-Phalut Trek adorned with picturesque views of the Eastern Himalayan ranges. With a simple yet charismatic lifestyle, Darjeeling remains a popular destination to plan a memorable honeymoon.

Top Places to Visit

Peace Pagoda
The Japanese Peace Pagoda resting on the slopes of Jalaphar Hill lets you meditate to the fullest. Here you can see the four avatars of Buddha, including the Maitreya Buddha. People of all religious backgrounds visit here as the shrine promotes peace in the world. It was raised under the supervision of a spiritual Japanese monk named Nichidatsu Fujii and was completed over a period of 20 years. 

Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill remains the highest point of the hill station. Travellers flock here to enjoy hiking and trekking. As you reach the top of the hill, your heart is captivated by astounding views of the Kanchenjunga Range. From here the rising sun seems even more spectacular. While during summer reason the hill remains blessed with pleasant winds, winters here are extremely cold.  

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Zoo
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is basically a museum showcasing diverse historical mountaineering equipments. The Mountaineering Institute also houses a small zoological park where you can spot numerous species of Himalayan animals like Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Deer and Black Bear. It is a great place for family vacationers travelling with their kids.

Mag-Dhog Yolmowa Monastery
The Mag-Dhog Yolmowa Monastery, also known as Aloobari, is dedicated to world peace. Its construction work was started in 1914 with the purpose to ward off World War I under the supervision of Sri Sangay Lama. Today people visit here to enjoy its ancient Buddhist manuscripts and stunning paintings which tell a lot about Buddhism.

Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival
A holiday in Darjeeling can never end without tasting some flavoursome Darjeeling tea. The hill station even has a festival dedicated to tea which is attended by tea lovers from all parts of the world. The festival is organised during the months of December and January when tea becomes the only flee from the chilly winter winds.

How to Reach
By Air: Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Darjeeling.
By Rail: The closest railway station in Darjeeling is at New Jalpaiguri connecting to all major Indian cities.
By Road: The road network in Darjeeling is fairly good and one can take taxi or bus services from Siliguri. 

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