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Toy Train, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
  • Entry: Paid
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 Kurseong. During peak... Read More »
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Kali temple, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Temple
An ancient Kali temple dedicated to Goddess Kali is located on the banks of the river. The architectural marvel and being the only Kali temple in the vicinity attracts hundreds of locals and tourists each year. During Dussehra, the temple is decorated and the whole 9 days are celebrated with pomp... Read More »
Tiger Hill, Darjeeling
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  • Type: Hill
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 city of Darjeeling.... Read More »
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Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling
Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Monastery
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 giant size image... Read More »
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling
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  • Type: Zoo
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 conditions, and... Read More »
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Observatory Hill, Darjeeling
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  • Type: Hill
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 Observatory Hill now... Read More »
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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
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 institutes of the country and... Read More »
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Happy Valley Tea Gardens, Darjeeling
Happy Valley Tea Gardens, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Tea estate
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 Tea to be one of... Read More »
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Lloyd Botanical Garden, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Garden
Lloyd Botanical Gardens is also known as Darjeeling Botanical Garden. This garden was planned and established in 1878. The person behind this huge garden is Mr William Lloyd, after whom the botanical garden is named. The garden is spread across an area of almost 40 acres. It was built in... Read More »
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Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre, Darjeeling
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  • Type: Heritage Site
  • Entry: Paid
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 for their... Read More »
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Senchal Lake, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Lake
  • Entry: Paid
The Senchal Lake is about 11 km from the Darjeeling town. It is the main reservoir from where the water is supplied to Darjeeling. At a height of 8515 feet above sea level, it lies close to the Tiger Hills. It is an attractive picnic spot, which boasts of a 9-hole golf course and a clubhouse. The... Read More »
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Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Monument
  • Entry: Paid
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 spirituality and... Read More »
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Bengal Natural History Museum, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Museum
The Bengal Natural History Museum houses a wide collection of Himalayan fauna. There is a collection of almost 4300 types of species in the museum. The Bengal Natural History Museum was established in 1903 to display the large varieties of flora and fauna that are seen in the Himalayan region,... Read More »
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Badamtam Tea Estate, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Tea estate
  • Entry: Paid
In early days, Badamtam Tea Estate was owned by Lebong Tea Co. under the British. The 150 year old garden is known for its exquisite teas, panoramic location and some of the best views of the valley. Close to it is the beautiful 14 feet statue of Buddha of Badamtam which is known for the... Read More »
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Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Monastery
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 various Bodhisatvas. The... Read More »
Birch Hill Park, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Hill
  • Entry: Paid
Jawahar Parbat or Birch Hill Park is close to the Mall and the Raj Bhawan is located here. About two km from Observatory Hill, on the western side of Birch Hill is the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. The museum showcases an array of mountaineering equipment, flora and fauna specimens, clothes... Read More »
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Bhutia Busty Gompa, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Monastery
  • Entry: Paid
Bhutia Busty Gompa in Darjeeling is one of the most visited places in the hill city of West Bengal. The monastery is an integral part and a branch of the Nygpama sect’s Phontag Monastery in Sikkim. It was brought to Darjeeling in the year 1879. The gompa is situated against the backdrop of... Read More »
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Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Temple
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 Dorje Ling, or... Read More »
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Japanese Temple, Darjeeling
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Places to Visit in Darjeeling
  • Type: Temple
The Japanese Temple also known as the Japanese Pagoda is a popular tourist attraction of Darjeeling. The white architectural creation adds to its beauty. Locally known as Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, it is situated close to the Peace pagoda in the town. A short drive from the centre of the... Read More »
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