Darjeeling is one of the most famous hill stations to visit in India. Right from amazing views of the highest peaks in India to relaxing in one of the happening pubs, Darjeeling is one place to be. Its location, beauty, soothing environs and sprawling tea estates make a preferred choice for a fulfilling vacation for Indians and foreign tourists alike. Golden Triangle with Darjeeling Tour Package will help you relax and enjoy amidst mesmerizing views.
1. Tiger Hill
This highest point in Darjeeling attracts thousands of travel buffs each year. It stands tall at an elevation of 2,590 meters. One of the two points in India offering clear vista between mighty Mount Everest and Kanchendzonga, you have to be here on a sunny morning to enjoy what it offers. The Tiger Hill is widely reckoned for offering exquisite views of the Kanchendzonga peak at sunrise. This beautiful place is easily accessible by road.
2. The Mall
Also known as Chowrasta Mall, this iconic market area of Darjeeling is famous among locals and tourists. This popular commercial street is beautifully lined with Tibetans selling warm hand-knitted sweaters, shops for souvenir, Himalayan artefacts, real antiques, imitation antiques and restaurants. At photo shops, you can find century old pictures, hand-painted black & white prints and much more. As the name suggests, the Mall leads to Chaurasta, a square that doubles as a bandstand. It is home to an interesting pony riding arena for kids.
3. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
It is also popularly known as the ‘Toy Train’. The narrow gauge rail runs between Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. Constructed between 1879 and 1881, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The train boasts of comfortable first class coaches with large views of spellbinding Kanchenjunga Mountains. This blue coloured beautiful train departs from Siligudi at 9 AM and it reaches Darjeeling at 3 PM. This is a must have ride for all Darjeeling visitors.
Nature lovers have already declared this place as a paradise. Widely renowned for the spiral of narrow gauge railway track running on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Batasia Loop maintains a beautiful circular Eco garden. The Loop is also home to Gorkha War Memorial and many amazing restaurants and eateries. The place is approximately 5 kilometers from main Darjeeling town.
5. Joey’s Pub
This is one of the most happening places in Darjeeling. If you are looking for a cool place to relax after travelling and sightseeing, Joey’s Pub is certainly the place to be. The pub is built in English style. Its construction in 1948 makes it one of the oldest running pubs in the area.
6. Happy Valley Tea Estate
Darjeeling is known for its sprawling lush tea estate. Positioned at an amazing elevation of 2,100 meters above sea level, this tea estate makes for one of the major tourist attractions here. Its
location right in the middle of picturesque surroundings in India makes it a must visit for all. The Happy Valley Tea Estate is also home to one of the highest tea factories across the globe.
7. Japanese Peace Pagoda
You just can’t miss out on this site while on your tour to Darjeeling. Nichidatsu Fuji, a Japanese monk constructed the Pagoda during 1885-1985. It is a part of thirty such exquisite and significant structures across the world. The location of this Buddhist shrine also makes it an attractive option to visit. It is located amidst some spellbinding locations. As the name suggests, the place will ensure a soothing experience for your body and mind.
So when are you planning a trip to Darjeeling? Plan a Golden Triangle with Darjeeling Tour now!