Top 12 attractions to explore in Darjeeling
The district which is famous for its hill stations which is located in the northern side of West Bengal.
The Batasia Loop is a spiral railway created to lower the gradient of ascent of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which was commissioned in 1919. There is no better place to get a 360 degree view of Darjeeling's landscape including the hill town and the snow covered peaks.
Also known as the Sevoke bridge which spans across the Teesta River connecting the districts of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. This bridge is an incredible specimen of architecture inspired by the Roman architecture. It was named to commemorate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Tharpa Choling Monastery is a beautiful Buddhist monastery situated in Kalimpong. it is one of the three oldest monasteries in Kalimpong and among the must-visit Kalimpong Tourist Places. It belongs to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. There is a museum which houses many old scriptures and artifacts showing the visit of Dalai Lama to this monastery.
Ghoom Monastery is the oldest Tibetan Buddhist Monastery of Darjeeling established in 1850 by Lama Sherab Gyatso. A 15-foot high statue of Maitreyi Buddha is the main attraction of this monastery. It is located at an elevation of 8000 feet and the visitors are treated to a beautiful view of the majestic Kanchenjunga outside the monastery.
A botanical garden named after William Lloyd which was created in 1878 CE, to preserve the native floral species of Darjeeling Himalayan hill region. The garden comprises terraced lands, rolling slopes, tall trees and lush green bushes mixed with grass. It is a well-known visitors paradise in Darjeeling.
Mirik lake is a natural tourist attraction which has picturesque natural surroundings and invigorating climate. It is also known as Sumendu Lake. There is pine trees and lush green gardens around the lake. Boating, fishing, horse riding are the other attractions here.
one of the richest biological zones in the entire Eastern India which was established in 1986. It is the land of the elegant red panda in the pristine undisturbed natural habitat with rugged inaccessible hilly terrain and rich diverse flora and fauna making this park an important wilderness zone.
It is the largest high altitude zoo in india which was situated in the town of Darjeeling which specializes in breeding animals adapted to alpine conditions. 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. It is the main tourist attraction in Darjeeling.
Darjeeling 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.The Peace Pagoda here showcases four avatars of Buddha. This is the tallest free standing structure in Darjeeling.
one of the highest peaks of Singalila range at an altitude of 11,811 ft. it shares borders with Nepal and Sikkim. It is a paradise for trekkers and adventure lovers. The routes are very risky and the cold climate is also a challenging factor here.
The highest mountain in Darjeeling which is famous for the splendid viewpoints and natural beauty. The magnificent view of snow-capped mountains sitting amidst cotton clouds attracts tourists to Tiger Hill from all over the country. Trekking and adventure lovers can explore this place .
Map of attractions in Darjeeling