Explore Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a gorgeous hill station located at an elevation of 2045 meters in the northern part of West Bengal. Also called the ‘Queen of the Hills’ due to its mesmerizing beauty and serene atmosphere this hill station was used as a summer capital by the British during their rule in India. Darjeeling is blessed with lush flora and fauna, alluring forests, and a compelling view of the snowcapped mountains. It has vibrant culture and traditions and fascinating historical sites to witness. Home to the famous Toy Train this place offers travelers a cool and pleasant climate all year round with colder temperatures during peak winter. The unparalleled view of the glorious snowy peaks of Kanchanjunga is visible throughout the whole city. Darjeeling offers amazing attractions and enthralling activities and provides a peaceful environment to its visitors.

Good Time To Visit

The most ideal time to visit Darjeeling includes spring and summer seasons for blooming flora and beautiful views and the winter season for pleasantly cold temperatures and snowy attractions.

How to reach Darjeeling?

By Flight : The airport closest to Darjeeling is the Bagdogra airport, tourists can book a taxi to Darjeeling from there.                                                                    

By Train : The closest railway station to Darjeeling is the NJP tourists can easily get a taxi from there.

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Places Worth Visiting

Tiger Hill

One of the most famous attractions of Darjeeling this beautiful hill is famous for its mesmerizing view of the sunrise. Tourists from all over the world come to delve into its view and peaceful surroundings. It offers magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains sitting atop soft clouds. Visitors are highly recommended to see the hypnotic view of the Kanchanjungda illuminated by the vibrant rays of the sun.

Darjeeling Ropeway

Being India's first cable car system the Darjeeling Ropeway is a major tourist attraction of this hill station. Originally set up to cater to tea gardens in the valley that did not have easy access this ropeway now serves to give visitors an array of divine panoramic views of the surrounding valley. With about 16 cable cars that can carry 6 passengers, each this ropeway gives visitors breathtaking experiences and picturesque views.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or more famously called the Toy Train provides significant transport links between various parts of Darjeeling and the lower plains and is a piece of engineering marvel. A ride on this train provides visitors with comfortable seats and gorgeous views while having a peaceful experience. The train begins its journey from the plains while climbing about 2000 mt and provides visitors with breathtaking views and a peaceful ambiance. 

Batasia Loop

Batasia Loop in Darjeeling is a lush green pathway of the Toy Train built to minimize its elevation. Situated about 5km away from Darjeeling in Ghoom which is the highest railway station in India this loop offers beautiful views of the valley and the snowy peaks of Mt Kanchenjunga. Batasia Loop is one of the best places to visit in Sikkim due to its unmatched natural beauty and because it offers a panoramic view of Darjeeling.

Nightingale Park

Nightingale Park is a public park that offers gorgeous views of Mt Kanchenjunga and is a place that is frequently visited by tourists. It has lush greenery, soothing winds, and a peaceful atmosphere that helps visitors relax in natural surroundings. Originally called ‘the Shrubbery’ this park used to be the private courtyard of Sir Thomas Tartan’s Bungalow. There is a giant statue of the Hindu god Lord Shiva, a musical fountain, and great scenery.

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Recognized as one of the best mountaineering institutes in the world this place has become a prominent tourist destination in Darjeeling. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is known for its picturesque setting and the magnificent view of the glorious Mt Kanchenjunga. This institute has a well-stocked museum full of historic artifacts and fascinating things and has restaurants and souvenier shops for visitors. The historic importance and the scenic beauty of this place make it a must-visit.