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Darjeeling Photos & Description

About Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a district and a hill tour of West Bengal. It is located in Himalayas at an altitude of 6,700 feet. It has its importance for its tea plantation grown its surrounding slopes, its views of Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is a popular tourist destination in India.

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Darjeeling Major Place to Visit

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Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Darjeeling, but you have to get up early to enjoy it at its best! The hill, about 11 km from Darjeeling is at an altitude of 8,515 feet and is famous for its spectacular views at sunrise. The top of Mount Everest is visible, between the peaks of Kanchenjunga and Makalu. The trip to the summit of the hill is through Ghoom, the second highest railway station in the world. Ghoom is also home to the famous Yiga Choeling Monastery and a 4.5 metre tall image of Maitreya Buddha.

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Batasia loop

The Batasia Loop is a war memorial to the Gorkha soldiers of the Indian Army who sacrificed their lives after the Indian Independence in 1947 and a spiral railway of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in Darjeeling. It is just 5 kilometres awat from Darjeeling and it is just below Ghum.

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Ghoom Monastery

The Ghoom monastery is in Darjeeling district and it belongs to the Gelukpa and is known for its 15 feet high statue of the Maitreya Buddha. The external structure of the building was established in 1850 by the Mongolian astrologer and monk Sokpo Sherab Gyatso, who was head of the monastery until 1905.

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Zoological Park

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is a zoo in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. The zoo was opened in 1958, and an altitude of 7,000 feet. It is the largest high altitude zoo in India. It specializes in snow leopard, the critically endangered Himalayan wolf and the red panda. The zoo attracts about 300,000 visitors every year. The park is named after Padmaja Naidu (1900–1975), daughter of Sarojini Naidu. The zoo serves as the central hub for Central Zoo Authority of India's red panda program and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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Darjeeling Tea Garden

Spend a day in the Tea gardens, visit the tea factory, don the role of a tea taster, talk to the tea pickers, taste fresh brewed tea from the Factory and let us pamper you. A holiday of a different kind--a short break from reality. Come and experience the delight of Darjeeling Tea Tourism with us.

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Darjeeling Repeway

The Darjeeling Ropeway is a ropeway in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. It consists of sixteen cars and plies between the "North Point" in the town of Darjeeling and Singla on the banks of the Ramman river. The ropeway was started in 1968 by the forest development department and comprised only a single car which ran one way before it was later upgraded to 16 cars.

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Chunnu Summer Falls

The Rock Garden also known as Barbotey Rock Garden at Chunnu Summer Falls and Ganga Maya Park are in Darjeeling. The British introduced tea gardens in the area. Rock Garden is about 10 kilometres from Darjeeling. While proceeding from the town along Hill Cart Road, one has to turn right, well before reaching Ghum. The road descends rapidly into the valley. With sharp bends all the way, there are scenic views at many points. Tea gardens dot the hill slopes. Ganga Maya Park is about 3 kilometres from the Rock Garden. It has been named after an innocent victim of police firing during the GNLF agitation. "it meanders down the course of a chortling mountain stream, past gazebos, clumps of flowering shrubs and trees, over humped backed bridges under which koi-carp coruscate, and into a circular lake with paddle boats and a waterfall. It has a small lake where boating facilities are available.

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Pashupati Market

You will find this market on your way to Mirik Lake. Situated right at the Nepal border, this is the place to buy cheap cosmetics and clothes imported from Thailand. It’s not more than a 10-minute walk away from the Darjeeling-Mirik Road.

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Peace Pagoda

Darjeeling Peace Pagoda is located in the town of Darjeeling. This Peace Pagoda is one of the Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds to help unite them in their search for world peace. Like most of the other Peace Pagodas, it was built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii (1885–1985), a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myōhōji Buddhist Order. It took 36 months for constructing it. The height of the pagoda is 94 feet and diameter is 75 feet.The Pagoda is situated on the slopes of the Jalapahar hills of Darjeeling, a few kilometres from the town of Darjeeling.

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