The crown jewel of West Bengal and steeped in serenity, Darjeeling is a place worth bookmarking in your itinerary. Nestled in the northern parts of the state, discover endless leisure with rolling hills and awe-inspiring views for miles. A Darjeeling tour will see you explore a quaint hill station, high-rise peaks, destination-worthy attractions, and so much more.
Woot woot - don’t forget the iconic toy trains. More about this ahead!
Here are a few must-see sights in Darjeeling that must be a part of your travel list. From indulging in adventure to taking in the scenic beauty, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a memorable Darjeeling trip.
Witness the panoramic sights. Be it capturing a perfect sunrise or a charming sunset, Tiger Hill is the place to be. You can also catch a mesmerising view of the Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest in Nepal. The dazzling views don’t stop there as on a clear day, Kurseong or the ‘Land of White Orchids,’ and the Chumal Rhi mountains of Tibet are also visible.
Darjeeling visitors always yearn for an experience of its iconic railway. Hop on the famous narrow-gauge Darjeeling Hill Railway famously called Toy Train and soak in the beauty. The joy ride takes you through twists and loops offering pristine views of the picturesque town and the hills that surround it.
Another way to experience the beauty of Darjeeling is by visiting the zoo. Get up close and personal with rare Himalayan species like snow leopards, Tibetan wolves, red pandas, and more.
Also known as Yiga Choeling Monastery, spend a captivating experience discovering the 15-foot high Maitreya Buddha statue, the beautiful Thangka on its walls, fancy bells, drums, etc. To find serenity, visiting here must be a part of your Darjeeling tour.
Of course, your Darjeeling trip isn’t complete without a ropeway ride. Spanning 5 km, the ropeway takes you over the charming town and features views of the tea gardens and dense forests. Just take a breather and enjoy the scenic greens.
Although this is something you ought to do, we just wanted to highlight a few dishes that you must treat your tastebuds to. Some of the main local delicacies include Thukpa, Momos, Churpee, Darjeeling Tea, Shaphalay, and Sel Roti.
There are plenty more experiences awaiting you in this charming town. Whether you are for a honeymoon in Darjeeling or travelling solo, with friends or family, let LastClues make it exceptional. With highly personalised tours, plan your Darjeeling trip with us today.