Darjeeling is one of the most popular hill stations of India situated in West Bengal which attracts tons of tourist traffic from India as well as abroad. As it is located in-between lower Himalayas, turned as most desirable starting point for the Himalayan trekking. Due to its lush green natural beauty and Himalayan foggy and scenic landscapes, it drives tourist crazy for the place. It is very well known for vastly spread tea plantation and UNESO world heritage site- the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. If you are planning for this trip, the best time to visit Darjeeling is between the months of April to June and in winters you can visit for September to December.
Top places you should visit in Darjeeling
Tiger Hill: The highest point of the mountainous regions there is Tiger hill which is one of the most popular and must-visit place for tourists there. It is the mesmerizing to look for the snow capped mountains and large panoramic view from the elevation of 2,950 meters. Trekking there and explore the scenic landscapes and view from different peak placing is extraordinary. The sunsets and sunrises are just out of the world there.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: The Himalayan railway is what the Darjeeling popularly known for, so do not miss the experience of Toy train which declared as world heritage site by UNESO and connected between Darjeeling and jalpaiguri. You will love to gaze the Himalyan Mountains and landscapes outside the train while travelling.
Kanchenjunga Mountain: Trekking to Kanchenjunga especially for the mountaineering passionate is great experience and activity to do there. The experience to trek for the third highest mountain of the world at elevation of 8586 meters is grand adventure.
The Mall and Chowraasta : one of the most commercial and market place area which love to visit the vibrant market, boutique shops, street food, restaurants and art and craft shops there. It is most desirable and loved tourist place as you will find foreign tourist as well as national tourists hanging out at the place. You can do great shopping there as there are local shops, traditional and cultural dresses, handicrafts and other utensils to buy.
Monasteries: There are several monasteries which you can visit there like Ghoom monastery which is a major Buddhist pilgrimage in Ghoom. You will also see astonishing 15 feet statue of Lord Buddha there. Then you can visit Dali monastery where you will find prayer house, coffee shop and homes of monks.