Tourist Places to Visit in And Around Darjeeling

Darjeeling located at an average height of 7000 feet, it offers majestic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha (8598 mtrs), World famous Darjeeling Tea, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Plants, Botanical Gardens and Darjeeling Toy Train, Adventure Trekking, White Water Rafting, Camping.

Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill is the highest point in the Darjeeling Hills which provides the most exotic view of Kanchenjunga range. On a clear day the crown of Mt. Everest is also visible.

Batasia Loop

Batasia Loop
Batasia Loop

Situated 5 km from the town. Is Batasia Loop is the large railway loop for the Toy Train. This is an engineering marvel to overcome the step climb, which can be best experienced while taking the Joyride.

Senchal Lake

Senchal Lake
Senchal Lake

Being a popular picnic spot, it is the preserver of Darjeeling water supply

Mall, Chowrasta and Shrubbery Nightingale Park.

Located in the heart of Darjeeling town there is a wide promenade atop a ridge, linked with shops and restaurants, offering the best cuisine available in town.

A perfect place to sit and relax for a solitary walk, there is no other place which provides a pleasant view of the hills, It showcase the colonial period, consisting of the old Bungalows, the Darjeeling Gymkhana Club, St. Andrew's church, Governor House etc.

Shrubbery Nightingale Park

Shrubbery Nightingale Park
Shrubbery Nightingale Park

Now foists a giant statue of lord Shiva water fountains, and in the evening a wide vanity of Gorkha folk dance is performed.

Lloyd's Botanical Garden.

Lloyd's Botanical Garden.
Lloyd's Botanical Garden.

Comprising of 16 acre of land, and one of the best gardens in Asia, located in the heart of town, near the bus terminus.

Rock Garden & Ganga Maya park

Rock Garden & Ganga Maya park
Rock Garden & Ganga Maya park

Both these places are popular picnic spot. The gardens offers breath taking view of hill stream cascading over rocks among the slope, done up with flower gardens and sitting spaces at different levels.

Ganga Maya park

Ganga Maya park
Ganga Maya park

About 3Kms from Rock Garden, it maidens down the course mountain stream, past gazebos. Clumps of flowering shrubs and trees. It has a small lake where boating facilities are available.

Mahakal Temple

Mahakal Temple
Mahakal Temple

Darjeeling has quite a number of Monasteries like the Aloobari Monastery, Ghoom Monastery, Bhutia Busty Monastery.Darjeeling also lords of the Mahakal Temple above Chowrasta, and the Japanese Temple which is 2 kms from the clock tower.

Himalayan Railway

Himalayan Railway
Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling also boasts of the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, where one can take Toy Train Joy rides as well as rides to NJP Railway station.

Himalayan Zoological Parks

Himalayan Zoological Parks
Himalayan Zoological Parks

The Himalayan Zoological Parks house rare species of animal – like the Red Panda Siberian Tiger, the snow leopard breeding centre.

Climate

Climate
Climate

Darjeeling has a temperate climate, the average minimum and maximum temperature is 4°C and 16° C The raining season extends from mid June to late September. Winter tends to be dry (December to February) and snow falls only rarely.