The winding downhill road that leads to the walks of Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park undoubtedly calls for a treat of nature. As those mystique bends that arouse the core of adrenaline which is complimented by share gestures of endemic surroundings relates the tourism of Darjeeling.
Rock Garden which is also renowned as Barbotey rock garden is adjourned by an edict of rocks and rock cuttings which is sprinkled by cascading waterfalls speaks the brilliance of nature. Before you step up to understand the phenomenon the distance you will travel to reach down will tell you everything about scenic brilliance.
While driving down those bends the picturesque valley you will witness will force you to step out from your car to invest some time in photo
The moment you will enter the gate of Rock Garden you will witness lines of small stall selling different cultural souvenirs and while entering those sharp edges of rock you will witness will mesmerise your mind. Those terraces sitting arrangement and sprawling gardens would crave your mind to lure for more and as you will descend closer to witness colossal structures of rock the gentle springs that gushes from an adulating height would command your eternal reverie.
To find the source of that adulating waterfalls traveller would require walking through the bamboo bridge and then need to climb up those steep walks of rock. Although an entire journey could be weary but the moment you will reach the pinnacle the view of the surroundings will take your breath away.
Manicured lawns, spacious gardens, large circular platform, scintillating fountain and perfect sitting slides will ask you to rest for some moment until you walk down to revere the glory of Ganga Maya Park which is dominated by a section of small bridges built over tranquil streams.
While walking down the sounds of those emerald streams would tell you about its natural splendour and those small paddles from where you can sail tiny distance to taste the transparency of beauty does call for spectacular journey.
Things to Do
Make sure to sit at an edge of the rock and deep your feet within the flow those gentle streams and enjoy the surreal magnificence of Botanical Garden and Ganga Maya Park. Beside that try and paddle boats to travel handful distance to allure the vistas of nature.
Timings and Entrance Fee
The park will remain open throughout the year and foreign traveller would require paying nominal amount of Rs 50 while Indian Traveller needs to pay Rs 10 to guide their feet within the course of Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park.
Traveller must understand it was an initiative of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council to instigate something like Botanical Garden and Ganga Maya Park to support the bone of Darjeeling tourism and at present it is working under the tourism Sector of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration.
How to Reach
From Darjeeling main town, tourists can hire local taxi to visit Ganga Maiya Park.
By train- the nearest railway station to Botanical Garden and Ganga Maya Park is New Jalpaiguri which is located at a distance of around 73 km from here.
By air- the nearest airport is Bagdogra which is located at a distance of around 93 km from here.
By road- since it is located at a distance of around 10 km from the main town so traveller can always look to hire cab to reach here.