Queen of Hill Stations :
Darjeeling, a famous hill station in the state of West Bengal in North
Eastern India, is situated at an altitude of 2134 m. or 7000 ft. Darjeeling
offers breath taking sight of the numerous peaks of the majestic Himalayas.
The snow clad peaks of Kanchanjunga range touch the clouds, providing a
mesmerizing view. The views of Kanchanjunga and Mount Everest are
particularly inspiring. The sun rising from the famous Tiger hill is
absolutely spell bounding. The ups and downs of Himalayan range, the lofty
mountainous terrain and cascading rivers, offers adventure sports like
trekking, mountaineering and river rafting.
Famous for Tiger hill and Kanchanjunga view :
» Tiger Hill -
Tiger hill, the highest point in the
area, provides the most exotic view of the Kanchenjunga peaks. Other peaks
of the Eastern Himalayas can be seen from the Tiger hill. The sight of Mt.
Everest is just enthralling, on a clear day.
» Kanchenjunga View -
Darjeeling is the best place
to view the worlds third highest peak, Kanchanjunga. Bhan Bhakta Sarani and
the Chowrasta provides one of the enthralling views of these snow capped
peaks including the Kanchenjunga peak.
» By Air -
The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, 90 km
away from Darjeeling. Bagdogra is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati and
» By Rail -
New Jalpaiguri is the nearest mainline
railhead for Darjeeling. From here, the toy train starts its picturesque
journey to Darjeeling.
» By Road -
90 kms from Bagdogra, and a little over
a 100 kms each from Gangtok and Kalimpong, Darjeeling is well connected to
the other Eastern Hill-stations.
Highlights of the City :
» Dhoom Gompa -
Dhoom Gompa is situated about 8 kms
from Darjeeling. A very beautiful statue of the Maitrayie Buddha (
prospective Buddha) is established here. The Monastery has also preserved
some of the rare handwritten Buddhist manuscripts
» Batasia Loop -
This railway loop is an interesting
example of engineering. At this loop the toy train takes a very unique turn.
» Happy Valley Estate -
Spend a few hours at the
Happy Valley Estate where the tea from the gardens is processed. Entry is
only allowed to persons who have permission from any officer of the estate.
» Observatory Hills -
This point provides one of the
breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga peaks. This place is also very sacred for
the Hindus and the Buddhists as there are temples and the monasteries at
» Bhutia Busty Gompa -
The Kanchenjunga range stands
in the back drop of the monastery called the Bhutia Busty Gompa. This
monastery was shifted from the observatory hills to the present place. The
Gompa is a branch of the Nyingmapa sect's Phodang Monastery in Sikkim. The
monastery is not far from the chowrasta and is very tastefully decorated. It
also has a library which has a copy of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
» Botanical Gardens -
With exotic and exclusive
collection of a variety of Himalayan plants, flowers and orchids, this
outstanding place invites one and all.