Tourist Places in Darjeeling

Places to Visit in Darjeeling

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Darjeeling is mostly preferred by travellers from Kolkata, Delhi. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Darjeeling is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Family. The best season or months to visit places in Darjeeling are February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December. There are 85 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 Batashiya Loop, Darjeeling Toy Train, Tenzing Rock, Rock Garden And Ganga Maya Park, Sandakphu. Darjeeling can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Darjeeling Tourist Places



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Tiger Hill, Darjeeling
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129 Ratings & 94 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 »
"Once in a lifetime"2 weeks ago "Sunrise Point"3 weeks ago
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Toy Train, Darjeeling
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
  • Entry: Paid
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Toy Train, Darjeeling
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112 Ratings & 72 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 »
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling
  • Type: Zoo
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling
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44 Ratings & 33 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 »
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling
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33 Ratings & 26 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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Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling
  • Type: Monastery
Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling
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30 Ratings & 22 Reviews
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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The Mall and Chowrasta, Darjeeling
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The Mall and Chowrasta, Darjeeling
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25 Ratings & 19 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 »
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Happy Valley Tea Gardens, Darjeeling
  • Type: Tea estate
Happy Valley Tea Gardens, Darjeeling
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22 Ratings & 16 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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Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car, Darjeeling
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19 Ratings & 15 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 »
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Japanese Temple, Darjeeling
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15 Ratings & 11 Reviews
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... Read More »
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Kali temple, Darjeeling
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12 Ratings & 10 Reviews
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... Read More »
Kanchunjunga, Darjeeling
  • Type: View point
Kanchunjunga, Darjeeling
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14 Ratings & 10 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 »
"Great mesmerizing place"2 months ago "View the scenic beauty"3 months ago
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Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling
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11 Ratings & 9 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 »
"On the heights"2 months ago "Awesome temple"Aug 10, 2014
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Everest Museum, Darjeeling
  • Type: Museum
Everest Museum, Darjeeling
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9 Ratings & 7 Reviews
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 »
Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Darjeeling
  • Type: Monastery
Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Darjeeling
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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 »
Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling
  • Type: Monument
  • Entry: Paid
Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling
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11 Ratings & 6 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 »
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Lloyd Botanical Garden, Darjeeling
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7 Ratings & 6 Reviews
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... Read More »
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Mirik, Darjeeling
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"A unique place"2 weeks ago "Lake is the attraction"3 months ago
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling
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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling
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Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre, Darjeeling
  • Type: Heritage Site
  • Entry: Paid
Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre, Darjeeling
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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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Observatory Hill, Darjeeling
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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 »
"Reminds you the Colonial era"Mar 26, 2014 "Very nice place."Oct 12, 2013
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