Tourism in Darjeeling

Tourism in Darjeeling

Darjeeling, popularly known as the “Queen of hills” is situated at an altitude of about 6,800 feet and is the only hill station in the state of West Bengal.
 A very popular destination among the tourists not only for its natural beauty, tea plantation and tea processing industries but also for many other activities including adventure sports one can undertake during the tour.

Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It's famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.

  • Elevation: 2,042 m
  • Area: 10.57 km²
  • Weather: 12 °C, Wind SE at 5 km/h, 49% Humidity
  • Population: 1.32 lakhs (2011)

With experience of having organized a number tours in this region,  Thrillophilia offers a bunch of well-laid out Darjeeling tours combining the best of facilities for a hassle free experience and plenty of places to be seen that is bound to make your adrenalin run high.

Popular attractions in Darjeeling:

Thrillophilia has designed some carefully thought-out itineraries to satisfy the tourists with a complete tour including some of the most visited attractions in the region.

1) Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill in Darjeeling is located at the peak of Ghoom which is the topmost railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The views of Mt. Everest and Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill are simply breathtaking and spectacular. The scenery of the sunrise from Tiger Hill which begins with the first rays of the sun shedding light upon the peaks of Kanchenjunga and turning them into a fascinating pink and later into a bright orange will mesmerise the viewers.

2) Rock Garden

The Rock garden or the Barbotey Rock garden is located about 10 Kms. away from the town of Darjeeling. It is a comparatively new addition to the sightseeing places of Darjeeling Tour. It consists of multi-tiered place for picnic with a natural waterfall. A small mountain stream cascades over the sloping rocks with flower gardens and resting places strewn all around. A small lake adds to the beauty of the ambience.

3) Peace Pagoda

The Peace Pagoda in Darjeeling is essentially a Buddhist tomb constructed to promote world peace among the people of all creeds and races. The tranquil atmosphere of the place transports your feelings to a different plane far away from the bustle of city life. It contains four statues of Buddha where various stages of Buddha's life are depicted in the stone carvings.

4) Singalila National Park

This national park is situated upon the Singalila Ridge at a height varying from 8000 feet to 12,000 ft. It lies on the Sandakphu trekking route. Originally a wildlife reserved sanctuary this was later converted to a national park. The amazing fauna and flora and the magnificent views of the Everest and Kanchenjunga in the Himalayan ranges draw huge tourists to this place. The deep forests are full of fern, silver fir, oak and bamboo trees and the flowering plants include rhododendrons, orchids, primula, magnolia etc.

More than 600 types of orchids in full bloom claim to be the largest concentration in a single geographical location in the world. The park also boasts of some of the exotic and rarest fauna. Among the animals which are found here are Red Panda, the long-tailed Pangolin, wild boars, the Himalayan black bear, leopards and occasional tigers even.

5) Toy Train

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or popularly known as Toy train made its debut run in 1881. The narrow gauge train connects Darjeeling town with the plains at New Jalpaiguri. A journey by the toy train will be cherished by all in memory for a long time to come as the astounding natural beauty of the mountain terrain and the snow-covered peaks unfolds before our eyes.

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