Darjeeling The Queen Of Hills

Darjeeling the Queen of Hills remarkable for Scenic Beauty

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Darjeeling, the most beautiful hills station of India, situated on the Norther Eastern of India. Darjeeling, is perfect destination for them, who likes adventure and also nature lover. Queen of hills Darjeeling attract tourists from the rest of country and and also foreigner. In a manner of speaking, the Himalayan city Darjeeling is a perfect place of charming and delightful tourist destination. Darjeeling offers world famous Darjeeling tea and also Himalayan Railway, popularly known as Toy Train. Also you can enjoy the fantastic flora for adventure sports like river rafting and mountain trekking. The highest railway station of India is Ghum which is situated in Darjeeling. Overall the most significant of Darjeeling, the view of sunrise and Kanchenjunga Mountain (third-highest mountain in the world) from tiger hill.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Darjeeling

1. Tiger Hill :

Tiger hill is most charming destination in Darjeeling. This hill is famous for the fantastic view point of sunrise and Kanchenjunga Mountain. You can get really enjoy. It’s too crowded place, as a tips get early there to see the best view.

2. Himalayan Railway :

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Obviously It will be one of the most charming experience that you should not miss. Popularly known as Darjeeling Toy Train. Darjeeling Railway Station Ghum is highest hill railways line in India. Joy Ride Train is running from Darjeeling to Ghum, you can book ticket by visiting nearest Reservation Counter or you can online booking from www.irctc.co.in.

3. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park :

This zoo has a very good collection of various animals and birds like Snow leopard, yaks, Tibetan Wolf, deer, red pandas, Pheasant, monkey and many more. Although the zoo is small but it is very well maintained and clean. So don’t miss if are in Darjeeling trip.

4. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute :

You will get here a lot of information about mountaineering. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was founded in 1954. It is the history of attempts of mountaineering in India.

5. Peach Pagoda :

Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist Stupa, Which is a cenotaph to inspire peace and also dedicated to world peach. The pine trees are adds a the beauty of the peace pagoda. Peach Pagoda was built by the Japanese Buddhist Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order and designed by Dr. M. Okha. The Peach pagoda has interesting sculptures and the statues of the Buddhas.
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6. Happy Valley Tea Estate :

Happy valley Tea Estate is located only 3 km away from Chowk Bazar. A great and charming experience while you walking through a tea garden. You will get to see the actual process of tea manufacturing in Happy Valley Tea Estate.

7. The Chowrasta or The Mall :

Chowrasta is the heart of Darjeeling town. It surrounded by shops, restaurants and pony ride. You will find here the famous Oxford Book (One of the Best book stall in Darjeeling) and Habeeb Mullick (A store, selling artwork, Curies and others interesting items). It is a cool place to sit and relax and get a cup of tea.

8. Batasia Loop :

Batasia Loop, a marvelous feat of engineering. This loop located about 5km away from the town. It is spiral railway where train makes a 360 degree turn.

9. Rock Garden :

Rock Garden located about 10 km from the town. Rock Garden, famous for its scenic beauty with natural water falls. It is very attractive picnic spot and this park also offers boating facilities.

10. Aloobari Gompa Monastery :

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There are many Monasteries but Aloobari Gompa is famous of them. Aloobari Gompa(also known as Mak Drong Gompa) is loacted about  3km from the main city of Darjeeling. In Aloobari Gompa you will see Tibetan and Sikkimese monks.

How to reach Darjeeling

By Air : Connected by Air from all Indian Airport to reach at Bagdogra Airport, Siliguri (Nearest Airport of Darjeeling).
By Train : Famous train “Darjeelling Mail” departure from kolkata Sealdah, and others express trains are connected from all major railway station of the country.
By Bus : Many Luxury and Private bus are also connected via Kolkata – Siliguri Routes, to reach in Darjeeling.


  1. Holiday in Darjeeling has always been filled with a fusion of the unique Gorkha culture and the natural ambiance. The town overlooking the snow capped high hills..I never leave the chance if got to visit this beautiful place..Lovely sharing….


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