Verdant natural beauty, inviting landscape, cool and healthy weather conditions, vast stretches of mani cured tea gardens, alluring attractions and the inviting atmosphere is what makes Darjeeling so very popular across the world. It is one of the most beautiful hill stations in the world lovingly called the “Queen of Hills”.
Darjeeling is beautifully located in the state of West Bengal at the foothills of the majestic Kanchan Junga the third highest mountain peak in the world. The beauty and charm of Darjeeling is such that tourist who visits once loves to come back again and again to enjoy holidays and tours.
On visit to Darjeeling you will surely love to explore if not all, these top Darjeeling tourist places which are the most sought after by visitors to this charming hill town.
Batasia Loop is a beautiful tourist place from where the breathtaking view of the Mount Kanchan Junga and the exotic natural surrounding is witnessed. The loop also displays the engineering marvel where the toy train turns 360 degree, almost giving you the view of head touching the tail.
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Japanese Peace Pagoda or Darjeeling Peace Pagoda is designed magnificently to inspire people from all races and religion to unite for world peace. It is an important tourist attraction in Darjeeling which too is visited by tourists as well as pilgrims from around the world. The Peace Pagoda was built in Memory of civilians who lost their life due to the atomic bomb attack in Hirosima and Nagasaki, by the end of World War II. Today there are almost 80 such Peace Pagodas around the world.
Dhir Dham Temple
Dhir Dham Temple is a holy hindu Temple that is located just below Darjeeling Railway Station. The temple is replica of the world famous Pashupath Nath Temple in Nepal which is also listed in World Heritage Site.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or Darjeeling Toy Train is the main tourist attraction of the town. It offer wonderful opportunity for tourists to enjoy joy ride and the magnificent view of the manicured tea gardens, breathtaking valleys, exotic villages and thick forest. The journey on Darjeeling Himalayan Railways is going to be an experience of lifetime which will add an unforgettable moments to relish in forever.
The Mall Road is another tourist place where you can chill out with your family members, enjoy delicious cuisines in the restaurants all around, go for lots of shopping in the glittering curio shops or surf the cool aromatic wind sipping stimulating hot tea prepared from Darjeeling tea leaves. It is one place in Darjeeling you cannot miss to visit at any cost while you are here.
Happy Valley Tea Estate
Located just 2-3 kilometers from Darjeeling, Happy Valley Tea Estate is the oldest tea estate in Darjeeling. It is an important tourist attraction as here one can learn and see how the plucking and processing of tea leaves are done and made ready for national as well as international market. Happy Valley Tea Estate, tea leaves are of high quality is mostly exported to foreign countries.
Darjeeling Zoo is another interesting tourist place and attraction in the town, which is located near Singamari, 3-4 kms away from the town. Darjeeling Zoo also known by the name Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is home to various Himalayan animals and birds as well as the breeding centers of Snow Leopard and Red Panda. A visit to the zoo is must as one can enjoy the view of the Himalayan animals, birds and various other creatures. Also visit to HMI or Himalayan Mountaineering Institute inside the zoo, where instruments used by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Edmund Hillary and various other mountain climbers are kept for display.
Located at an altitude of 2555 meters above the sea level, Tiger Hill is a beautiful tourist spots known for sunrise view and inviting natural beauty. The location of the place offers the best sunrise view as well as the beautiful surrounding around Darjeeling town.
Beside these, there are many other wonderful and interesting tourist places to see and visit in Darjeeling. Few other names to add to the list of Darjeeling tourist places and attractions are Chowrasta, Observatory Hill, Snow Leopard Breeding Center, Garg World Amusement Park, Rangit Valley Passanger Cable Car, Darjeeling Botanical Garden, etc. Visit Darjeeling and enjoy the amazing charm and beauty of these exquisite tourist places and attraction with full of delight and joy.