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The Fascinating Views of Darjeeling

By: Akshatha

The vistas of Darjeeling are alluring to any traveller, it is one of the prominent hill stations in West Bengal. Darjeeling is known for its tea plantations and the breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga mountain peaks.

The vibrant greenery of the tea plantations spread across the slopes, picturesque landscapes of mountain peaks and a blend of colonial charm with a modern touch is what defines this hill station.

Of course, the toy train running amidst all this is a visual treat. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (toy train) along with Nilgiri Mountain Railway and Kalka Shimla Railway is listed as a World Heritage Site under Mountain Railways of India.

Darjeeling with its colonial charm and amazing landscapes has many tourist places. A traveller can explore and visit a number of tourist spots here. The best time to visit is from October - November or March - April as the climate will be stable.

Let us take a pictorial tour around Darjeeling with a cup of tea!

Kanchenjunga Peaks
  

Kanchenjunga Peaks

A panoramic view of Kanchenjunga peaks are visible from Darjeeling.
Photo Courtesy: Partha Sarathi Sahana

Dargeeling Zoo
  

Dargeeling Zoo

Padmaja Naidu Himayalan Zoo is the largest high latitude zoo in India. Snow leopard, the red panda and the Himalayan wolf are the main attractions here.
Photo Courtesy: flowcomm

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) was established to promote and mountaineering as a sport. It was founded in 1954 in Darjeeling.
Photo Courtesy: Shahnoor Habib Munmun

Tea Plantations
  

Tea Plantations

In Darjeeling tea plantations were introduced by the British. Tea industry is a major occupation of the people here.
Photo Courtesy: Anilbharadwaj125

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
  

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Fondly known as 'Toy Train', Darjeeling Himalayan Railway runs between New Jalgaipuri and Darjeeling. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the Mountain Railways of India.
Photo Courtesy: AHEMSLTD~commonswiki

Ghum
  

Ghum

Ghum or Ghoom is hilly region in Darjeeling, Ghum railway station is the highest railway station in India. It is also famous for Ghum Monastery.
Photo Courtesy: Shahnoor Habib Munmun

St.Andrews Church
  

St.Andrews Church

St.Andrews is an old Anglican church which was built in 1843. It is situated in Mall road in Darjeeling.
Photo Courtesy: Joydeep

 

Rock Garden
  

Rock Garden

Rock Garden is also known as Barbotey Rock Garden. The park along with Chunnu Waterfalls are a new tourist attractions in Darjeeling.
Photo Courtesy: P.K.Niyogi

Tiger Hill
  

Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill is famous for the panoramic view of Mount Everest and Kangchenjunga Himalayan peaks.
Photo Courtesy: Aranya449

Neora Valley National Park
  

Neora Valley National Park

Neora Valley National Park is situated in Kalimpong; one can see red panda in its natural habitat here.
Photo Courtesy: Soumyadeep Chatterjee

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