Darjeeling the Queen of Hill stations and a paradise on Earth. There is something about it that makes one want to come back here again and again. This is a heavenly destination for all and a must see in tours to the beautiful state of West Bengal in India.
Darjeeling is famous for its tea plantations and the unique Himalayan Railway and is today A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town goes back to the time of colonial British rule when the British set up a sanatorium here and made it their summer capital. Then gradually today it is a tour locale.
There are many interesting places to see in Darjeeling which fill your travels with the greatest delights. Let us see some of them :
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
This is a very famous institute which was founded by Tenzing Norgay, the man who conquered Mt. Everest. Today it is a museum which displays some of the major expeditions and the experiences of the great mountaineers. There is a rock climbing session here which is mainly for the tourists.
The Himalayan Zoo
This is a fascinating zoological destination and has some of the best collection of animals. Animals here are treated extremely well and it is interesting to see them roam around freely in huge spacious cages. The Royal Bengal Tiger is seen here and tourists love enjoying the sights.
Visit the monasteries and enjoy the impressive structures here which are part of around 30 pagodas spanning the entire world.
A visit to Darjeeling is incomplete without going to the Tiger Hills. There is something magical about this place and tourist crowd here to get a sight of the first rays of the sun on the magnificent Mt. Kanchenjunga. There is an observatory tower here from where travellers get to see the beauty of sunrise here early in the morning at 4.
Then you have the excitement of going on the rope way and of visiting one of the most interesting areas here – The Mall which is where you can shop till you drop. The Darjeeling Toy Train is a must do around the Batasia loop which is a structure constructed in memory of the martyrs. Buy Darjeeling brand of tea and enjoy shopping for the souvenirs and you have a perfectly heavenly travel experience which you can take back and cherish for ever.
Darjeeling is certainly a spot not to miss in tours to India.
Visit Darjeeling the Queen of Hill Stations and take back with you a valuable and cherishable collection of travel memories.