Darjeeling is situated in the state West Bengal, India. It is popular for tea industry. It is located in the midst of lower Himalayas and also referred as Mahabharat Range. The British established the town in the middle of 19th century. Soon, it became popular for its large tea estates and produces country’s best tea. Darjeeling is gifted with rich natural resources and cultural history. It has pleasant climate all throughout the year. It is best to gift Darjeeling honeymoon package for newly married couples since the city offers all the pleasure equal to international countries for visitors. Below listing best places to visit in Darjeeling.
Darjeeling Tourist Attractions :
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway : It is one of the famous tourist places in Darjeeling. In short, it is referred as DHR. It holds a popular nickname ‘Darjeeling Toy Train’. It was constructed between 1879 and 1881. It runs between Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. Darjeeling Himalayan rail is 2 feet in width and narrow gauge train. It is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is world’s second railway to receive such a prestigious place after the Semmering Railway, Austria. Next time, when you plan for Darjeeling tour you need to include this in your itinerary.
Singalila National Park
Darjeeling tourism will remain incomplete if you miss to visit Singalila National Park. It is located in highest regions of the state. Singalila National Park is famous for panoramic sights and amazing peaks of lesser Himalayas. Do you enjoy trekking? Well, it is a paradise for trekkers with large assortment of mountainous birds, fauna and vegetation. The wildlife includes endangered and rare species like Takin, Pangolin, Wild Boar, Barking Deer, Leopard Cat, Yellow-throated Marten, Clouded Leopard, Black Bear, Tigers, Leopard and Red Panda.
Japanese Peace Pagoda
It is one among the popular Darjeeling tourist places. It is constructed by Nichidatsu Fuji who is a renowned Japanese Buddhist monk. It was constructed between 1885 and 1985. There are thirty such buildings throughout the world and Japanese Peace Pagoda is one among them. It is a magnificent white building with golden colored monuments. It is 28.5 meters high and 23 meters wide.
Happy Valley Tea Estate
Darjeeling Tea is famous all over the world. The majority of tea lovers know the taste, fragrance and specialty of Darjeeling tea. Happy Valley Tea Estate is spread on a large area of about 437 acres. It is located in the midst of beautiful and peaceful surroundings in India. When you visit this Darjeeling tea garden, you can also witness world’s largest tea factory. An Englishman established the factory in 1854. It was later taken over by the Indian upper classes. Darjeeling tour package cost is affordable and you can easily purchase from local tour operator.
Other popular Darjeeling tourist spots include Neora Valley National Park, Joey’s Pub, Batasia Loop, Observatory Hill, Tiger Hill and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. When you buy Darjeeling tour packages, ensure to include all these hotspots in your itinerary. There are numerous Darjeeling hotels and you do not have to worry about accommodation.