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
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
.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.
Noted for its scenic
beauties, especially the sunrise from Tiger Hill, which also offers an
occasional glimpse of
on clear days
Ghoom Monastery enshrines the
Maitreya Buddha, having 15 feet high giant image of Maltreya
or of the Coming Buddha
(10 Kms) for picnics and golfing.
(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.
Institute & Museum
For exhibits of mountaineering
memorabilia and equipment.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan
This is the home of siberian
tigers, llamas, black bears and pandas.
offers a rare collection of mammals, birds, fish and butterflies
This is a house of orchids and
At North Point, about 3km north
of the town, is
's oldest passenger ropeway (cable car). It is 5 km long and connects
with Singla Bazaar on the Little Rangeet River at the bottom of the valley.
Singla Bazaar is an angler's
paradise, flanked by tea estates that offer some fascinating guided tours
Other places to visit . . .
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
. 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.
(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
||The Nearest Airport is
KMS from Siliguri City )
Jalpaiguri , the starting point of the
Connected by road , 663 kms. from