About Darjeeling City Tour

Tucked inside the mighty eastern Himalayas, Darjeeling is a darling of everyone's heart. Swarmed by tourists and honeymooners throughout the year, this quaint hill station is characterized with its unique persona. Overlooked by the shadows of Mt. Kanchenjunga, this destination is a dream realized. Every element present in Darjeeling is a unique experience of life. While entering this Shangri La, tourists will definitely feel out of this world. The Mountain Himalayan toy train rolling on narrow gauge parallel to the hillside road transfers tourists to a dream sequence. The misty winters of this forested region wrap the visitors in its friendly feel. The fresh tea brews of Darjeeling lend a cozy feel to the destination, making it a prominent draw-card of West Bengal. Numerous treks and expeditions to Darjeeling discover the heritage of colonial mansions, churches, monasteries, botanical gardens and mountainous tracks.

Darjeeling Tour Attractions

Darjeeling City TourMountain Himalayan Railway Fondly called as Toy Train, Darjeeling Mountain Himalayan Railway is one of the major reasons why tourists throng to this mesmerizing hill station. A remarkable feat of human engineering, this time-kept train is recognized as a world heritage site. Chugging on the power of steam engines, this hill train transfers tourists through a passage full of nature’s beauty. Batasia Loop on the track deserves special mention in this regard displaying immaculate natural scenery for tourists. Located just 5 km from Darjeeling, this loop showcases a spectacular view of Darjeeling town with snow clad Kanchenjunga and other mighty mountains in the backdrop.

Tiger Hill – Located at an altitude of 3000 meters, this unconquerable tip of Tiger Hill offers spectacular view of the world’s second highest peak, Kanchenjunga. Treks to this prominent point are carried out from two routes. First route starts from Chowrasta and passes through Tenzing Norgay Road and Toong Soong village. The path later merges into The Hillcart Road linking Tiger Hills. Second adventure trek to Tiger Hill starts from Planter Club Motor stand which runs parallel to Hill Cart Road. It meets the Hill Cart Toad near Ghoom Railway Station. Both the treks offer exciting opportunity for tourists to tread the uneven terrain of Tiger Hill.

Ghoom Monastery – The most famous monastery in Darjeeling, Ghoom was built in the year 1880 by Lama Sherab Gyatso. The monastery contains a 16 ft tall clay statue of Maitreya – the Future Buddha and other rare Buddhist manuscripts to name a few.

Happy Valley Tea Plantations – Visiting these green plantations introduce tourists with the cultivation and processing of the world famous Darjeeling Tea.

Senchal Lake – The potable water of Senchal Lake is the main reservoir providing water supply to Darjeeling town. The lake, due to its scenic beauty is also enjoyed as a favourite picnic spot for tourists.

How to Reach Darjeeling
  • By Air – Nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra connected by flights to major cities of Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati.

  • By Rail – Closest railway station connecting Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri.

  • By Road- Good motorable roads connect Darjeeling with Kolkata, Siliguri, Kurseong, Kalimpong, Gangtok (Sikkim) and New Jalpaiguri.

Climate - Climate of Darjeeling swindles towards extremes in winters and is cold in summers, hence a perfect tourism outlet.


Where to stay
  • R.J. Resorts Ltd
  • Sunflower Darjeeling
  • Hotel Crystal Palace
  • Fortune Resort Central
  • Cedar Inn Darjeeling
  • Hotel Meghma
  • Mayfair Hill Resort
  • Hotel Seven Seventeen
  • Sterling Holidays Silver Oaks
  • Glenburn Tea Estate
  • Hotel Shambhu
  • Hotel Sinclairs
  • Gymkhana Resort
  • Hotel Yuma
  • Hotel Windamere
  • Hotel Mohit
  • The Retreat
  • Snow lion Home Stay
  • Elgin Darjeeling
  • Golden Heights Hotel
  • Hotel Sonar Bangla
  • The Swiss Hotel
  • Viceroy Hotel
  • Hotel North Star
  • Travellers Inn
  • Hotel Anand Palace
  • Dekeling Resort at Hawks Nest
  • Villa Everest
Excursions of Darjeeling Tour

Kalimpong – The bustling bazaar of Kalimpong town is a town untouched from the commercialization and is a heavenly retreat bestowing on tourists heavenly Himalayan views, tranquil retreats, Buddha shops, temples and churches, and a fascinating nursery industry.
Kurseong – Towards 32km south of Darjeeling, is Kurseong, the little sister of Queen of the Hills. This is a great halt for tourists who are looking at a quiet town away from the thronging crowds. Surrounded by tea estates, churches and monasteries, this town is also famous for a station on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

 


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