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Proof That Darjeeling is What Your Soul Needs Right Now!

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Darjeeling is all you'd ever want in a tourist destination- gorgeous roads, a super fun toy train and places with breathtaking views of the nearby peaks. Stop resisting and just let go!

Proof That Darjeeling is What Your Soul Needs Right Now!:

  1. Tiger Hill, Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  2. Toy Train , Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  3. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  4. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  5. Darjeeling (West Bengal)

Day 1. Kunchenjunga from Tiger Hill

Kunchenjunga from Tiger Hill
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Best place to watch sunrise/sunset and buy souvenirs of the Himalayas and Kunchenjunga range. Sip a piping hot cup of flavoured Darjeeling tea along with the magnificent view in front of you. HolidayIQ tourist Shadab says, "If visited in tourist season i.e. Sep-Oct and April May, one can see golden peaks Kanchenjunga even from Chowrasta, but how the peak turns golden from white (ash) can be viewed only from Tiger Hills. "

Day 2. Time for the toy train

Time for the toy train
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 This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the few hill railways which are still operational in the country. HolidayIQ traveller Sumit, "It was really awesome. Like 'mere sapno ki rani kab ayegi tu'. Enjoyed a lot. The train was really nice and specially the steam engine. It was like back in the old days. The batasia loop was also very nice."

Day 3. The brilliant Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

The brilliant Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
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Situated at an altitude of 2133.5 meters against the glorious background of the majestic Kanchenjunga, this zoo has successfully bred the Snow leopard. HolidayIQ scout Gurjot says, "It is a good place to visit if you are an animal lover. This Zoo has some very unique birds and animals."

Day 4. Don't forget the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Don't forget the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
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The Institute has a good collection of historically significant photographs including some great mountaineering films, which are a treat to watch. HolidayIQ tourist Gurung says, "Have done an adventure course of 14 days and it was totally worth it. And honestly the most awesome thing I have done. They have a museum too so you can see the history of this place."

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Day 5. The mystical Yiga Choling Gompa

The mystical Yiga Choling Gompa
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Locally known as the Ghoom monastery, this pilgrimage centre is not only known for its 15-ft high Maitreya Buddha statue, the biggest and oldest statue in the whole of Darjeeling, but also for the extensive collection of Tibetan scripture texts and beautiful Tibetan paintings and murals. HolidayIQ scout Amit says, "Near Ghoom, this monastery is bound to keep you amazed with the very rare statues and forms they store. If you are near Darjeeling it is a must to visit. The calmness and peaceful aura is bound to keep you refreshed." 

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