Top places to visit in Darjeeling

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

You want to plan to go in lap of nature and give new views to your eyes than Darjeeling is the best place for your traveling planning. Here I will give you brief information about "Top places to visit in Darjeeling"

What is Darjeeling most famous for and how to reach Darjeeling?

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

Darjeeling is situated at the state of West Bengal. Darjeeling is known for its tea industry. its pleasures are more beautiful and savory than the way to reach them. A toy train car on the short line of the Himalayan Railway, is an old and favorite way of tourists from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. By the way, you can also be reached by taxi from New Jalpaiguri by Darjeeling road, but if you are going to enjoy the beautiful views of nature, then definitely enjoy this trip once. 

UNESCO has given the status of World Heritage to this Himalayan rail, which is run on a narrow two gauge. Running from the New Jalpaiguri, a city called the Gate of the Himalayas, this train runs along the road almost equal to the road playing the eye michouli, and often disappears into the jungle by stealth. Passing through the tea gardens, this train takes you so close to nature that you forget everything and become a part of that beauty.

With so many loops and track changes, this train slowly reaches Darjeeling in 6-7 hours like a hill aged, joining the hill villages and towns. The stations on this route also provide a reminder of the British era. The railway station - Ghoom is considered at the highest level in India @ 7407 feet. During this unforgettable journey of Toy Train, you reach another round. Where life is not as painful as it is today. There is a rhythm in everything, life is in harmony with nature, which settles in these hill villages, and blossoms like flowers.

Most beautiful places in Darjeeling

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

After an unforgettable journey by Toy Train, you reach Darjeeling by evening. The most Overcrowded place in Darjeeling is Chaurasta. You can also call it the heart of Darjeeling. It is that part of the Nehru Marg where the ground is flat and big square. Where people sit and sunbathe and admire the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas. This place is also the center of cultural activities, there is also a high platform where there is always something going on. 

There are many cafes and hotels around here. Heritage shops built around the Chaurasta will remind you of the British Colonial era. These shops adorned with wood carvings still hold that old charm. Walking down Nehru Road a little from here, the entire market is decorated. There are also some famous restaurants. Such as the Terris Restaurant Coventer and the British-era bakery - Glenneries. Enjoy a hot sandwich with the smell of Darjeeling tea on the small but beautiful terrace of the cave. From here, the beautiful pictures of Darjeeling scattered in the layers of the mountains look very beautiful.

Sunrise-Tiger Hill

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

Now go to see Sunrise on Tiger Hill. The taxi will arrive to pick you at your hotel very early in the morning. Tiger Hill is 11 km from Darjeeling Town. It is the tallest hill in the Darjeeling hills. Watching the sunrise from here is a wonderful experience. The peaks of the eastern part of the Himalayas are visible from Tiger Hill. And if the weather is clear then Mount Everest can also be seen. When the sun rises on Tiger Hill, a few seconds before that, the snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga are covered with vermilion redness. Such a beautiful view of nature enchants everyone.

From Tiger Hill, Mount Everest is seen directly in front, which is believed to be about 107 miles. A covered shelter building has also been constructed on Tiger Hill for the convenience of tourists and for protection from winter. But most of the people prefer to be witness to this amazing sight by staying in the cold winter under the open sky. On return from Tiger Hill, this taxi will show you Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop, Maag Dhog Yolmova Monastery.

 Ghoom Monastery

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

On the return from Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery falls near Ghoom railway station. This monastery was built in 1875. It is a beautiful monastery in which a statue of Maitrei Buddha, 15 feet high, sits.

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

This monastery is the center of the study of Tibetan Buddhism. Some of the priceless manuscripts of Mahatma Buddha's time have been preserved in the Ghoom Monastery. Outside this monastery, Bhutias put hot clothes and other goods on the railway line. This market is held till nine o'clock in the morning after that the movement of the toy train starts.

 Batasia Loop

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

A little ahead of the Ghoom Monastry, the Batasia Loop falls on the top of the mountain on the right-hand side. It is a roundabout on which a toy train passes. The story of how this place was named Batasia Loop is also very interesting. Betashe made from sugar is round and this loop is also round, hence its name was Batasia Loop. A martyr's memorial is built in the middle of this loop. A jawan's statue has also been installed here in memory of the soldiers who died in the 1947 freedom struggle. There is also a great movement here in the morning. Bhutia people here are also decorated with woolen clothes and local handicraft shops and are quick to put their belongings on board. Since this place is built at a high altitude, the entire valley of Darjeeling is visible from here and the snow-capped Himalayan mountain range behind it, so many people here also work to show this view with binoculars. Just for this, you have to pay only 30 rupees.

Mag-Dhog Yolmowa Monastery

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

Magh Dhol is located just a short distance from the Yolamova Monastery Batasia Loop. This monastery is also known as Allubari Monestry. This is a big monastery, Which was formed in 1914. This monastery belongs to the Nepali community of people from North East Nepal. This monastery is decorated in a very beautiful way. This monastery has huge statues of Buddha and Padmasambhava. Beautiful walls are painted on the walls here. It is believed that the colors derived from ghans and herbs have been used to decorate these paintings with colors. In the compound of this monastery, huge prayer cycles are installed.

It is only 10 o'clock in the morning and your whole day is due. Go to the hotel and have some freshness and then go out to see some of the best views of Darjeeling.

 Shanti Stupa-Peace Pagoda

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

The Peace Pagoda is a white almighty monument built under the green Jalapahar Hill, the foundation of which was laid by Nichidatsu Fuji Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist monk from Japan. This white monument is a symbol of peace and harmony in Darjeeling. This pagoda is 94 feet high and has a diameter of 23 meters. The monument depicts the four main stages of the Buddha's life cycle in beautiful polished golden yellow sculptures emblazoned with gold polish and other main events studded with Buddha's life is depicted through beautiful carvings on wood. After the horrific atomic bombings in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan, Fuji Guruji pledged to build peace stupas around the world. In this resolution, this Shanti Stupa was also built by Nippojan Myohaji, the principal disciple of Fuji Guruji in 1992. Many similar stupas have also been made in the country and abroad.

There is also a Japanese temple adjacent to the compound of the Peace Pagoda. After walking for about 5-6 minutes from the main gate, they reach the main temple complex. The Japanese Buddhist temple is a two-storied building with the main prayer hall on the first floor. The sweet sound of the shlokas from where- "Na Moo Mayo Ho Ren Gay Kyo" colors the whole atmosphere in a supernatural color.

 The cable car

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

It is said that if Darjeeling did not come and ride the ropeway, he saw nothing. Three km from Chowk Bazaar is the ropeway, which takes you from Darjeeling to Rangit valley. It also has the status of India's oldest ropeway. This ropeway was started in 1856. Then it was also called Udan Khatola. One end of it is at a height of 7000 feet and the other end is at Singla Bazaar 800 feet. The ropeway ride passes through the clouds and from here you can have a panoramic view of the tea estate below. This distance is covered in just 45 minutes. In this 45 minute journey, the mind gets enchanted by the breathtaking views of the very beautiful mountains, rivers and valleys of Darjeeling. From here, the beauty of tea garden is made. Seeing the tea gardens from Ariel Viu is a unique experience for which you only have to pay 150 rupees.

 Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is a place where some valuable documents related to mountaineering have been kept. The institute was founded in 1953 by the first Indian climbers Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary as an honor to conquer the height of Mount Everest. There is a museum as well as a boarding school for students training in mountaineering. Tenzing Rock HMI is also here. Here on a large rock on which the elementary students are trained as well as the tourists are given the exciting experience of climbing this rock with the help of trained people. This place is a paradise for mountain trackers, bag packers and explorers.

 Rock garden

Top places to visit in Darjeeling

Rock Garden has located 10 km from Darjeeling Town. It is a captivating rock garden through which a waterfall passes. The path to reach this garden passes through several curved turns. This garden is built in the foothills of the mountains. Whose path passes through the Orange Valley Tea Estate. The name of this waterfall is Chunnu Summer Waterfall. It has developed into a terrace garden using the natural sources of water in Rock Garden. It is a center of tourist attraction.

Best time to visit Darjeeling

Darjeeling is called the Queen of Hills. It can be visited at any time of the year, leaving only two months of rain. Each season has its own different joy.

How to reach Darjeeling

The nearest airport is Bagdogra which is connected to all major cities like Delhi Mumbai Kolkata etc. Darjeeling is 65 km from Bagdogra.
Further travel from Bagdogra can be done by train or road.

Hotels in Darjeeling

Hotels of every budget are available in Darjeeling, there is movement of tourists throughout the year, so be sure to book in advance.

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