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Darjeeling

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Nestling in the lap of the Kanchenjunga ranges, of East Himalayas at an altitude 2134 meters above sea level, there lie a popular hill resort Darjeeling , a perfect combination of fern-filled valleys, snow-capped peaks and tea-scented air, offering a breath taking sight of the numerous peaks of the majestic Himalayas is often been described as the queen  's `hill-stations'.  

It is a famous hill resort offering a breath taking sight of the numerous peaks of the majestic Himalayas .A blue toy train , its narrow gauge of 2 ft is the narrowest of narrow gauges, on the world's highest railway track chugs through an emerald carpet of tea gardens.

Places of Interest  

Ghoom 

Noted for its scenic beauties, especially the sunrise from Tiger Hill, which also offers an occasional glimpse of Mt. Everest on clear days

Darjeeling

Ghoom Monastery 

Ghoom Monastery enshrines the Maitreya Buddha, having 15 feet high giant image of Maltreya  or of the Coming Buddha 

Senchal Lakes  

(10 Kms) for picnics and golfing. 

Batasia Loop 

(5 Kms), where the toy train takes a unique turn. the meter-gauge, toy train winds its way over this brilliant piece of engineering delight. It is a pleasant and delightful descent from Ghoom - the highest railway station in the world. 

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & Museum

For exhibits of mountaineering memorabilia and equipment.  

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

This is the home of siberian tigers, llamas, black bears and pandas. 

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum offers a rare collection of mammals, birds, fish and butterflies

Lloyd Botanical Garden

This is a house of orchids and Himalayan flora. 

Passenger Ropeway:

At North Point, about 3km north of the town, is India 's oldest passenger ropeway (cable car). It is 5 km long and connects Darjeeling with Singla Bazaar on the Little Rangeet River at the bottom of the valley. 

Singla Bazaar 

Singla Bazaar is an angler's paradise, flanked by tea estates that offer some fascinating guided tours

Other places to visit . . .

Mirik

Mirik is 1767 m above sea level. Mirik has grown around a lovely lake with boating facilities and a milder climate. The town is centered around the Sumendu Lake . Landscaped gardens, the tourism department cottages and boating facilities have made Mirik an attractive resort town. On the western bank of the lake is the Debisthan with its Singha Devi mandir.

Mirik has several view points like Ramitey Dara and Deosi Dara which offer spectacular views of the eastern Himalayan ranges. Mirik also has tea gardens, orange orchards and cardamom groves.

Sandakphu

(56 Kms) and   Phalut (79 Kms) are famous for rhododendron trekking trails.  

  The best time to visit Darjeeling  is between March to mid-July and mid-September to the end of October

How To Get There Darjeeling is located in West Bengal
By Air  
The Nearest Airport is bagdogra  (16 KMS from Siliguri City )
By Train 
New Jalpaiguri , the starting point of the hill train.
By Road 
Well Connected by road , 663 kms. from Kolkata 

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