Darjeeling, a popular hill station, distinguished as ‘queen of hills’ is located in West Bengal. A vast number of Indian as well as International tourists visit the place every year for the different charm that place holds.
Apart from the beauties of Ferns and Rhododendrons, many attractions are there in this city to be explored.
Kanchenjunga view: Uninterrupted view of the world’s third tallest peak from a spot named ‘Tiger hill’ can be expressed as the ‘out of the world’ experience. While watching the sun rising slowly from the back of the mountains and the colors of rainbow are visible prominently on a clear cloudless day can leave anyone speechless for a while.
Batasia Loop: This railway loop is a mark of excellent engineering. The toy train takes a full circular turn here which brings a spectacular view of the whole valley.
Bhutia Busty Gompa: A remarkable monastery stands in the backdrop of Kanchenjunga, which is not only beautifully decorated but enriched with the rarest collection of Tibetan books and manuscripts.
Botanical Gardens: This place is worth a visit for its exotic and exclusive collection of the variety of Himalayan plants, flowers and rare orchids. This garden also contains a well equipped green house.
Chowrasta: The most important shopping place of Darjeeling. Here the Nehru Road and the Mall Road intersect each other. The road has several Hindu and Budhhist temples and attracts a lot of foreign tourists.
Happy Valley Estate: The ‘two leaves and a bud’ is plucked from the garden and intricately processed to get the exquisitely flavored Darjeeling tea. This one of the biggest tea estates in Darjeeling offers you to spend a few hours over here after taking permission from the managers.
The Japanese Peace Pagoda: Established to follow the order of a Japanese Budhhist this pagoda is situated on the slopes of the Jalapahar and reached easily by foot or taxi. The four avatars of the Budhha is showcased over here.
Darjeeling, this hill town has many things to offer in one platter, it is up to you what you choose from. Whether it is orchids or the tea plantation or the Rhododendron’s magnificent charm, this fascinating place has many faces in one. Be the witness and explore with your own way.