Darjeeling, a tranquil hill resort that has been a go-to destination for vacations since the British Raj, is still distinctly “colonial” today. A weekend trip to Darjeeling, with its charming homes, vibrant bazaars, and plush tea estates, is just what you need and need!
You may enjoy a variety of activities here, such as drinking tea at the picturesque tea gardens and riding a toy train through the highlands. Go ahead and have a look at our selection of the top 5 locations to visit in Darjeeling.
In Darjeeling, this junction’s historical significance makes it a popular tourist destination. Keep your cameras close by since the gorgeously adorned garden area makes for a great photo background. The well-known toy train may be seen looping over the rails as well.
Additionally, Batasia has an Eco Garden where you may learn about Darjeeling’s organic plants and farming practices. The garden is also home to a variety of rare plant species.
To honour the Gorkha warriors who gave their lives in battle, the War Memorial in Batasia’s centre was constructed in 1995.
The Peace Pagoda, which is perched atop Charlimont Hill, is embellished with Buddha statues and Japanese wall art. It is definitely worthwhile to stop by during the prayer service at this serene location on Jalapahar Road!
It is one of the 30 pagodas in the globe that Japanese Buddhist monk Nichidatsu Fujii founded in order to advance peace and harmony across the world.
Happy valley tea estate
If you don’t stop by a tea estate on your vacation to Darjeeling, it will be a waste of time. These vast tea farms are where you get the delicious Darjeeling tea you drink every day. Spend a day at Happy Valley, one of the city’s oldest estates, to discover everything there is to know about the famed teas. The best time to go is during the harvest season (March to November).
Don’t forget to sample various tea flavours, and buy some tea for your loved ones as well!
Get up early and go to Tiger Hill to see the spectacular dawn and take in the stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world.
Given that it is the highest point in Darjeeling and is situated at an elevation of 8,482 feet, it offers the full package for nature enthusiasts. The months of October through December and March through April are the greatest for visiting and viewing the beautiful snow-covered peaks.
This well-liked tourist spot is also referred to as Yiga Choeling Monastery. At one of the oldest monasteries in the area, take in the illustrious past of the Buddhist culture. Don’t overlook the Maitreya Buddha statue, which stands 15 feet tall.
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