There are many places in our India to travel.  But some of the places are unique one which never can get forgotten by anyone. One of the place which gonna gives you best experience is Darjeeling. It is the hill station which is very famous among others and also best tourist attraction sights which have their own historical stories and also helps you to add an extra advantage in you journey. So, let’s take a small tour to Darjeeling.

Darjeeling- An Overview

Darjeeling is the town in India’s West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. It is between 2 countries i.e. Bhutan and Nepal. Do you know why is is called Darjeeling and why it is very famous? It is because the word “Darji” in Tibetan means thunderbolt and “ling” means place. Thus it is the “place of thunderbolt” and that’s why it is famous one. It is also one of the most beautiful hill station in India. This place is a perfect collage of snowy and mighty Himalayan ranges, winding walking tracks, monastery, tree plantation and many more.

Places to Visit in Darjeeling

Tiger Hills

This is the best place to experience the sun rise view in the early morning. If you are nature lover and wanted to experience the first ray of the sun then this is the right place. You can also see the peak of Kanchenjunga at the top of the hills. The heart taking view of snow-capped mountains sitting amidst cotton clouds attracts the attention of the tourists. In short, it is best place to start your day as well to start your journey.

Best Time to Visit:- Early Morning (4 AM to 6 AM)

Location:- Tiger Hill, West Bengal-734123

Entry Fee:- No entry fee

Nightingale Park


It is a public park located in the mesmerizing hill station. From this park you can see the view of Kanchenjunga ranges and because of this beautiful sight from this park it becomes famous among tourists. In the ancient time, this park is known by the name of “The Shrubbery” because at that time it was the private courtyard of “Sir Thomas Tartan’s Bungalow”. But in recent days it was restructured and named as Nightingale park. In this park, you can spend your valuable time with your loved ones and can make many more memories with them.

Best Time to Visit:- Open on all days of week (7:00 AM to 8:00 PM)

Location:- Richmond Hill, West Bengal-734123

Entry Fee:- INR 20 Onwards

Batasia Loop


It is a elevated area below ghum which has spiral railway tracks through a tunnel over a crest. It is a well decorated garden area which gives a beautiful view and attracts tourist. It is one of the best tourist attraction in Darjeeling. It is wide expense greenery area and very popular because of its architectural design. It is best place to take a pictures for your loved ones and for creating memories with them.

Best Time to Visit:- Throughout the day (5:00 AM to 8:00 PM)

Location:- West Point, West Bengal-734102

Entry Fee:- INR 25 Onwards

Peace Pagoda

This place is located at the adjacent to Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple. It reflects the four avatars of Lord Buddha. It is one of the best tourist place in Darjeeling which attracts many tourists. This place gives you a spiritual serenity which is loved by all. So, it is advisable to explore this place also.

Best Time to Visit:- Early Morning (4:30 AM to 7:00 PM)

Location:- West Point, West Bengal-734102

Entry Fee:- No entry fee

Himalayan Railway Station


It is a toy train route which starts from New Jalpaiguri and terminates at Darjeeling. This station is in the lap of Himalaya and thats why it is known by the name of Himalayan railway station. The way from new jalpaiguri to Darjeeling is totally covered with greenery and the scenery in this route is heart melting. You should have to travel in this toy train to add on a great experience in your journey.

Best Time to Visit:- Open 24 Hours

Location:- Darjeeling, West Bengal-734102

Entry Fee:- Depends on your traveling route

Top Things to do in Darjeeling

  • Trekking
  • Paragliding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting & Camping
  • Jeep Safari

How to Reach

  • By Air:- Nearest airport is Pakyong Airport
  • By Rail:- Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri

Best Places to Stay in Darjeeling

  • Pine Tree Spa Resort

Tariff:- INR 10,000 Onwards

  • Cedar Inn

Tariff:- INR 9000 Onwards

  • R.J Resort

Tariff:- INR 5000 Onwards

  • Khush Alaya

Tariff:- INR 5000 Onwards

  • Pleasure Place

Tariff:- INR 3000 Onwards

  • Central Heritage

Tariff:- INR 3000 Onwards

  • Windamere Hotel

Tariff:- INR 3000 Onwards

Places to Visit Near Darjeeling

  • Gangtok

Distance from Darjeeling:- Approx 98 KM

  • Sikkim

Distance from Darjeeling:- Approx 74 KM

  • Mirik

Distance from Darjeeling:- Approx 62 KM

  • Lataguri

Distance from Darjeeling:- Approx 105 KM

  • Rajbhatkhawa

Distance from Darjeeling:- Approx 200 KM

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