Here are 9 Best Places to Visit in Darjeeling and the Best Time To Visit Darjeeling. Darjeeling is famous for its tea and the mountain range of Kangchenjunga. Most importantly the Darjeeling Toy Train which has been declared a UN heritage.
9 Best Places to Visit in Darjeeling – Best Time To Visit Darjeeling
- Tiger Hill
From Tiger Hill you can see beautiful view of Mount Everest along with Kangchenjunga. People mainly come here to see the sunrise.
Tiger Hill is located 11 kilometers from main Darjeeling town and above is above Ghoom. It’s the highest point in Darjeeling hills standing at an altitude of 8482 feet.
- Batasia Loop
Batasia loop is a gigantic railway loop where the toy train takes a complete 360 degree turn. It was commissioned in 1919 and it completes the loop through a large circular area.
Batasia loop is situated almost 5 km away from the Darjeeling town.
- Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway also known as Toy Train, is a 2 feet gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. This route covers a distance of 80 kilometers.
The highest point on the route is Ghoom which stands at an altitude of 7,400 feet above sea level.
- Darjeeling Ropeway
Established in 1968, the Darjeeling Ropeway is India’s first cable car system. It travels from the North Point in Singamari to the Singla Bazaar, situated by the banks of the enchanting Ramman river, transporting passengers at an altitude of 7000 feet.
Darjeeling Ropeway is located at Singamari which is 3 km away from the Chowk Bazaar of Darjeeling.
- Nightingale Park
Nightingale Park previously known as ‘The Shrubbery’ was a private courtyard. The park was closed for renovation for about four years and has reopened for public since 2011. There is a giant statue of Lord Shiva, a musical fountain along with the great scenery.
Nightingale Park is open from Morning until 8pm and is located close to the Chowrasta Mall on Jawahar Road of Darjeeling.
- Darjeeling Rock Garden
Barbotey Rock Garden was constructed by the Gorkha Hill Council Tourism Department and was inaugurated by the GNLF supremo, Mr. Subhash Ghising. It is located at Chunnu Summer Falls around 10km from the main Darjeeling town.
- Singalila National Park
Located on the Singalila Ridge, Singalila National Park is a national park of India in Darjeeling. The park is well known for the trekking and other adventure sports. It is situated at an height of 7000 feet above sea level and was established in 1986.
Tonglu which is the entry point to the Singalila National Park is 31 kilometers away from Ghoom Railway Station.
- Darjeeling Peace Pagoda
Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa; a monument to inspire peace, designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds. The pagoda took about 20 years to build; from 1972 to 1992.
It is located near the top of the Jalapahar Hill, about 2 km from the Darjeeling Clock Tower.
- Sandakphu Trek
Popularly known as Trekkers Wonderland, the Sandakphu trek distance is at 47 kilometers. Situated at an altitude of 11,929 feet Sandakphu is the highest summit in the Singalila range and West Bengal.
From the peak you can see the world’s four highest peaks – Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Lhotse – in a continuous snow-clad arc.
Maneybhanjan which is the gateway to the Sandakphu region is situated about 25 km from Darjeeling.