Queen of the Hills •Altitude:6700 ft •
Located at the Lesser Himalayas, popular for its aromatic teas,
the whooshing sound of the Himalayan train, the divergence of flora
and fauna and the old world charm, Darjeeling is every nature lover
and a travellers must-visit place. This hill-stations scenic beauty,
century-spanning history, the mouth-watering delicacies, and the
pleasant weather makes it be travellers' most memorable and affordable
vacation experience. The hill station is famous for its heady mix of
tourism attractions. There are beautiful lakes to relax and feel
rejuvenated, a large variety of flora and fauna, animals like red
pandas and snow leopards, and breathtaking vistas of snowy peaks your
soul can feast.
Sunrise Viewpoint• Altitute:8482 ft •
If you are one of those nature-loving travellers, love to watch sunrise and sunsets,
and want to soak in the beauty of Himalayas any time of the day, Tiger Hill must be in
your go-to place list. There you can see the first rays of sun hitting the twin peaks
of Kangchenjunga along with the view of Everest peeping through the peaks standing by
its side, making a perfect sunrise for you. The hill itself is a wonder on its own.
A place whose name is derived from the Lepcha word "Mir-Yok", Mirik is popular for its
climate, the beautifully romantic lake, a traditional local Indian bazaar, orchids, and
gardens with looming hills.
The place is not overcrowded and will offer you viewpoints for the quiet moments of the
soul- searching. Your trip to Darjeeling will be incomplete without visiting the enthralling Mirik.
The Joy Ride• Maximum Altitude:7300 ft •
The toy train that runs from Darjeeling to New Jalpaiguri, a UNESCO world heritage
site is a must experience element of Darjeeling. It provides a significant link between
various parts of the Darjeeling hills and lower plains. One can enjoy the amazing hills,
the beautiful curves, the villages and houses, and the green enthralling way till New Siliguri.
It is a piece of sheer engineering inventiveness and vision, a route that has been a coveted
experience ever since 1881.
Batasia Train Loop is the most pictured train path of all Darjeeling that lets you see enjoy a panoramic
view of Darjeeling in all its verdant glory. The route that was meant to minimize the elevation of the
railway rises from the midst of emerald carpet of the mountain vegetation, tears past the whites of the
clouds and dives deeper into the green beauty of the terrain.
It lets the visitor drench in the refreshing and enchanting expedition one should not miss.
A Honeymoon Destination•Altitude: 5700ft •
Located at an altitude of 5700 ft, lamahatta is known to be one of the most romantic places of Darjeeling.
The lovely place made by the collective efforts of the local villagers and forest protection team will make
you fall in love with its beauty. You will enjoy the roadside mountain village, the vast stretching view of
dhupi and pine, the beautifully manicured "Roadside Garden" and on an addition to that on a really clear
day; you will see the magnificent snow peaks of Kanchenjunga, Tiger Hill, part of Darjeeling town and
the Rangeet River flowing below. Enjoy all these whilst staying in the local homestays,
enjoying the local cuisines made with love by the locals.
A birds' view•Altitude: about 7500 ft •
If you want to feel exhilarated and liberated, if you want to feel like a bird and watch the beautiful
hills of Darjeeling, the houses below that will appear like tiny spots surrounded by the blanket of
greenery. This sport is the newest addition to the array of sports that Darjeeling offers, paragliding
in Darjeeling for you will be an experience you won't be experienced anywhere in the world, and what else, apart from the mind-blogging view,
enjoy the cool and fresh air vacant your mind space and put you in a state of complete tranquillity.