Tourist Places in Darjeeling

Places to Visit in Darjeeling

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Darjeeling Average Rating - 5.7/7 1 based on 17092 Ratings

Darjeeling is mostly preferred by travellers from Kolkata, Mumbai. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Darjeeling is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Darjeeling are February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December. There are 73 tourist places in Darjeeling, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Darjeeling can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Darjeeling for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Darjeeling Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Darjeeling, browse through photos & pictures, explore Darjeeling using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Darjeeling, which are great places to visit, are Batasia Loop, Singhalia National Park, Latpanchar, Ghanti Dara, Batashiya Loop. Darjeeling can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

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Shrubbery Nightingale Park, Darjeeling

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The Mall And Chowrasta, Darjeeling

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Kanchunjunga, Darjeeling
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33 Ratings & 22 Reviews
If you are an avid mountaineering expert or love to trek and hike, then scaling the heights of Kanchunjunga is a tempting offer. The third highest mountain in the world at an altitude of 8586 meters, there are actually 5 peaks of the mountain range. From the Observatory, you... Read More »
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling
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82 Ratings & 64 Reviews
Located adjacent to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoo is a unique Zoo. It is situated at an altitude of 2133.5 meters against the glorious background of the majestic Kanchenjunga.The zoo specializes in breeding animals adapted to alpine... Read More »
"Rare Animals and Birds"3 months ago "A fantastic experience"Dec 30, 2016
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Tiger Hill, Darjeeling
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296 Ratings & 222 Reviews
Tiger Hill is the best point in Darjeeling for watching sunrise. Located at a height of 7,407 feet above sea level, the hilly trails through the mountains lead to the hill top. On a clear day, the entire Himalayan range can be seen. It is at a distance of 11 km from the main... Read More »
"Beaufiful"3 months ago "Beauty at its best"Dec 30, 2016
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Sandakphu, Darjeeling
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18 Ratings & 12 Reviews
To be closer to the Gods in heaven is what most people aspire for and a trip to Sandakphu almost grants this wish. A peak at 11,941 feet in the Singalila Ridge, it is on the border of the National Park nestling between West Bengal and Nepal. One can get a view of some of the... Read More »
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Rock Garden And Ganga Maya Park, Darjeeling
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14 Ratings & 11 Reviews
The Barbotey Rock Garden, popularly known as the Rock Garden at the Chunnu Summer Falls is located about 10 kilometres from Darjeeling. This and the Ganga Maya Park are the favourites in Darjeeling when it comes to spending lazy Saturdays. The Rock Garden was constructed by... Read More »
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Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling
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50 Ratings & 32 Reviews
The tranquility at the Peace Pagoda in Darjeeling should be experienced to be believed! It was built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii (1885 to 1985), a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myo-ho-ji Buddhist Order.The pagoda stands as the symbol of... Read More »
"Nice place to visit"Jul 28, 2016 "Peace and serenity"Jan 13, 2016
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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling
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23 Ratings & 17 Reviews
A steam locomotive chugging on one of the world’s oldest and highest train route with magnanimous yet serene snow-capped mountains in the backdrop, snaking through numerous stations and tunnels, and offering breath-taking views of the gigantic Himalayas is the Darjeeling... Read More »
"Darjeeling most lovable place"Nov 26, 2016 "The Glamour Ride"Jul 27, 2016
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Happy Valley Tea Gardens, Darjeeling
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41 Ratings & 28 Reviews
One of the nicest things to do while in Darjeeling is to pull over at one of the tiny tea shacks that dot the hillside and wrap your chill hands around a hot cup of tea as you survey the spectacular rolling hills with its beautiful tea gardens.Connoisseurs consider Darjeeling... Read More »
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling
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61 Ratings & 44 Reviews
The mighty Himalayas are every mountaineer’s ultimate dream. If you have the courage, the stamina and you want to try something different, you must check out the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) at Darjeeling. The HMI is one of the oldest mountaineering... Read More »
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Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car, Darjeeling
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28 Ratings & 23 Reviews
Popularly known as the Ropeway, the Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car is India's oldest passenger ropeway and connects Darjeeling with Singla Bazaar at the bottom of the valley.The renovated cable car terminal station is about 3 km north of the town and is situated... Read More »
"Long duration Ropeway"3 months ago "Centre of attraction"Dec 22, 2015
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Toy Train, Darjeeling
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185 Ratings & 129 Reviews
The official name of the Darjeeling Toy Train is the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the few hill railways which are still operational in the country. Diesel trains run to and from New Jalpaiguri and steam engines run to and from... Read More »
"Nice Journey"3 months ago "Joy ride"3 months ago
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Observatory Hill, Darjeeling
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11 Ratings & 7 Reviews
The oldest site in Darjeeling is the Observatory Hill, locally called as Makal-Babu-Ko-Thaan. The Hill has a fascinating story to it. According to legend, Lord Indra's scepter (Dorje), emblematic of his thunderbolt, is believed to have fallen at the place (ling) where the... Read More »
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The Mall and Chowrasta, Darjeeling
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52 Ratings & 39 Reviews
The Chowrasta is the most happening place in Darjeeling. Located at the heart of the hilly town, this is the main shopping area and a main centre of commercial activities. Surrounded by roadside food stalls, curio shops, book stores and countless vendors selling artefacts,... Read More »
"Must visit"May 4, 2016 "The market here is expensive"Apr 27, 2016
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Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling
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18 Ratings & 14 Reviews
The Mahakal temple atop the Observatory Hill is a most revered place for the locals and you will be surprised to find a Hindu priest sharing a common altar with a Buddhist monk.The oldest site in Darjeeling is said to be the Observatory Hill, where a Buddhist Monastery called... Read More »
"Maha Feeling"Dec 30, 2015 "Beautiful Temple"Nov 11, 2015
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Batashiya Loop, Darjeeling
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18 Ratings & 14 Reviews
Batasia Loop is a large circular track that was created by the British to overcome an engineering glitch of the famous Darjeeling Toy Train. From Ghoom, which is the highest railway station, there’s a (nearly) 140-foot drop as the train turns back towards Darjeeling,... Read More »
"Nice place to visit"3 months ago "Beautiful Vision."Jan 10, 2017
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Coronation Bridge, Siliguri, Darjeeling
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8 Ratings & 5 Reviews
The Coronation Bridge is one of the glorious designs left behind by the Colonial era in its British architectural style. Its design belongs to the British era in India, and it is artisanship is par excellence. It was named as Coronation Bridge to commemorate the coronation of... Read More »
"Meet with the nature"Aug 14, 2015 "Realise the nature"Aug 14, 2015
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Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling
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Ghoom Monastery is also known as Yogachoeling Gompa. It is located in a place called Ghoom in Darjeeling, hence the name Ghoom Gompa. It was in the year 1875 that a Mongolian astrologer cum monk established the Ghoom Gompa. At the entry of the monastery, there is a huge... Read More »
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Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Darjeeling
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10 Ratings & 8 Reviews
The Tibetan Buddhist Temple is a popular Buddhist pilgrimage centre situated in Subhash Nagar. Constructed by the Tibetan community of Dehradun in 1965, the Tibetan Buddhist Temple is a five-storeyed building. Each floor has highly decorated statues and paintings of the... Read More »
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Everest Museum, Darjeeling
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Everest Museum is situated in Darjeeling. Situated within the complex of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and adjacent to the Mountaineering Museum, Everest Museum traces the history of attempts on the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. A chronological history of... Read More »
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Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre, Darjeeling
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10 Ratings & 7 Reviews
Dating back to 1915 the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre was set up to give refuge to the Tibetans who fled to India during the Tibet China war. Following the historic event of Dalai Lama’s escape, he was followed by hundreds of Tibetans. This centre was mainly set up... Read More »
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