|Destination Type: Hill Station|
Darjeeling conjures visions of serenity, of vibrant green hills steeped in splendour. A land of breathtaking beauty crowned by the majestic Himalayas.Lloyds Botanical Garden
Darjeeling is one of the most magnificent hill resorts in the world. This heavenly retreat is bathed in hues of every shade. The flaming red rhododendrons, the sparkling white magnolias, the miles of undulating hillsides covered with emerald green tea bushes, the exotic forests of silver fir-all under the blanket of a brilliant azure sky dappled with specks of clouds, compellingly confounds Darjeeling as THE QUEEN OF HILL STATIONS.
By Air : The Nearest Airport is Bagdogra Airport 68 kms
By Rail : The Nearest Railway Station is Darjeeling Railway Station
By Road : Darjeeling is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses
Tiger Hill : Situated at an altitude of 2590 metres (8482 ft.) and 13 kms from the town, this spot has earned international fame for the magnificient view of the sunrise over " and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains. Even Mount Everest , the world’s highest peak, is visible from here.
Mahakal Baba Ko Sthan (Observatory Hill ) : Apart from the magnificient view it commands, great religious importance is attached to the Observatory Hill by both Hindus and Buddhists.
Mall Road : The Mall road originates and culminates at the Chowrasta which is the hub of Darjeeling town. One can take a leisurely walk around a perfect setting.
THE Shrubbery : This beautiful garden is situated on the Jawahar Parbat behind Raj Bhawan. One gets a magnificient view of Kanchenjunga and Singla Valley from here.
Batasia Loop & War Memoril : About 5 kms from Darjeeling , this Railway Loop is a marvellous feat of engineering.The War Memorial is constructed in the memory of the brave sons of Darjeeling who died inaction since 1947.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park : Adjacent to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, it is a high altitude wild life park and a home for Siberian tigers, Himalayan Black bear and the Red Panda. The Snow Leopard breeding centre is a major attraction.
Yiga - Choling Buddhist Monastery Ghoom : This Monastery situated about 8 kms from the town, at Ghoom enshrines an image of the Maitreyee Buddha (the coming Buddha). This monaster was constructed in 1875 and belongs to the Yellow sect.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute : Situated on Jawarhar Parbat about 2 km. From Chowrasta, this unique institution trains mountaineers. The institute was founded in 1954 after the historic conquest of Everest in 1953. The Everest Museum is one of the main attractions here.
Drukpa Kargyud Monastery : Popularly known as Dali Monastery it is 5 km from the town. This monastery belongs to the Gelugpa Sect and the Drukchen Rimpoche resides here.
Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway : Situated at North Point about 3 km. from the town this is the first passenger ropeway in India. A ride on this cable car over the lush green tea gardens provides an unforgettable experience.
Peace Pagoda : The Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, Charlimont started in 1972. In 1992 the Japanese Peace Pagoda was inaugurated. It commands an excellent view of the town and the Himalayan range.
Bhutia Busty Monastery : Originally built as branch of Phodong Monastery of Sikkim, it is situated at C. R. Das Road and is 15 mins. walk from the Mall. It belongs to Nygmpa (Red Sect).
Lalkothi : Lalkothi is the Secretariat of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council. The Council House is located amidst beautiful surroundings and commands a fabulous view of the town and the mountains.
Dhirdham Temple : Situated below the Railway Station, it is built on the style of the famous "Pashupatinath" temple of Kathmandu (Nepal).
Lloyds Botanical Garden : A colourful garden situated just below the Market Motor stand contains a representative collection of Himalayan plants, flowers, orchids etc.
Darjeeling Toy Train : The fascinating narrow gauge ‘Toy Train’ still operates on the original steam engines and the loops and zigzags along the route are feats of engineering. (A joy ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom is advisable).
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