5 Best Travel Places in Darjeeling (2021)

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So, do you have ever thought to travel in India? Do you ever hear the name of Darjeeling? So what, there is nothing to be sad dear. We are always ready to help you plan your best preferable trip. One of the most important information is for you that since 2012, Darjeeling is a place of a steady inflow of both domestic and international tourists. Each year around 50,000 foreign and 50,000 domestic tourists visit Darjeeling. Let’s know from here about Darjeeling and also the best 5 travel places in Darjeeling.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling town is in the Himalayan foothills, in West Bengal, India. The nickname of Darjeeling is ‘The queen of Hills’. What? Feeling excited? We know you are! And your excitement is absolutely meaningful if you are a lover of mountains.

The town is founded by East India Company and settled in 1815.

Total area: 4.08 sq mi

Official Languages: Bengali and Nepali

Do you love Tea? Ohh this place is really for you. You will be happy to know that, Darjeeling is mostly noted for its tea industry! Darjeeling tea is internationally ranked as the most popular black tea in the world.

 

Do you know the name of Kanchenjunga?? Of course, you know.

Yesss. The famous, world’s third-highest mountain ‘Kanchenjunga’ is in our Darjeeling!

Wait, take a deep breath dear. There are more surprising wonderful places are available for travel! We are going to give you the name of the 5 best travel places in Darjeeling. Just stay with us till the end-

 

1. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI)

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Travel places in Darjeeling
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

We select this place as one of the best 5 travel places in Darjeeling for you. Let’s know why!

Location: Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/MSKDy6qXCQ7ad5Vo9

This is one of the premiers mountaineering institutes in the world, founded on 4th November 1954 by the Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru. This Institute helps to learn people mountaineering. One can gather knowledge about them who climbed Mount Everest and how they became succeeded.

Notable Identity: Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who set his foot mark on the highest peak of Mount Everest as the first human over the world. This person’s birthplace is Darjeeling and he spent his post Everest period as Field Training Director in HMI.

Tourists’ concern: This place now became a center of tourist attraction and it leads to enjoy the incredible view of Kanchenjunga!

Besides an institution, it’s a well-maintained museum. There is a splay of various mountaineering types of equipment.

There is also a zoo having animals found in the Himalayan region.

ENTRY FEE: ₹40 per person

ENTRY TIME:

Day Opening Break Closing
Monday 10.00 am N/A 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00 am 1:00pm-2.00pm 5.00pm
Wednesday 10.00 am N/A 5.00pm
Thursday 10.00 am N/A 5.00pm
Friday 10.00 am N/A 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00 am N/A 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00 am N/A 5.00pm

TIME REQUIRED: 3 to 4 hours

So, dear if you are an adventure seeker, experience seeker,and most especially a trekker, this place is definitely for you. Happy trip!

 

2. Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill, Travel places in Darjeeling
Tiger Hill

Location: Tiger Hill, Darjeeling, West Bengal. 11 km away from Darjeeling.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/tVXMrfnsWTa3MEX56

Tiger hill is such an attractive travel place in Darjeeling, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of both Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga. It’s famous for its breathtaking wonderful views of the sunrise. Remember don’t miss the sunrise. Get early, if the day is clear, you can enjoy the sunrise with the view of Everest! And that’s the reason Tiger Hill famous for.

Area: 2,573m

From the highest point of Tiger Hill Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga, both are visible.

On a clear day, ‘Kurseong’ is visible to the south, along with ‘Teesta River’, ‘Mahananda River’, ‘Balaton River’, and ‘Mechi River’ to the south.

Just a minute, close your eyes and imagine, sun is rising and rising, you are standing on the peak. As far your eyes goes are adorned with a sweet glow of morning sun. A sweet breeze touches you…Now tell me, how are you feeling?? Ah, we understand your feeling dear. No need to tell anything. Pack your luggage and come here!

Entry Fee: INR 50 for each

Opening and Closing Time: N/A

 

3. Happy Valley Tea Estate

Happy Valley Tea Estate, Travel places in Darjeeling
Happy Valley Tea Estate

It’s the second oldest Tea Garden of Darjeeling established in 1854.

Location: Lebong Cart Rd, Chauk Bazaar, Near, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/1EXrV9qmZV225gTZA

Covering Area: 440 acres

Location Height: 6,900 ft (one of the highest tea factory in the world)

 

History in Brief:

  • In 1860, An Englishman, David Wilson had started the cultivation of Tea and named the garden Wilson Tea Estate.
  • After that, In 1903, the ownership has taken by an Indian, Tarapada Banerjee (an aristocrat of Hooghly).
  • In 1929, Tarapada Banerjee bought Windsor Tea Estate nearby and merged two. The estate finally named Happy Valley Tea Estate.
  • Lastly, the ownership is now at the hand of S K Bansal of Ambootia Tea Group who founded here a factory with a working museum.

It’s a very well maintained tea estate. Sometimes Tea Gardens seems to you that, a green carpet is adorning you. You will find men and women plucking tea leafs.

There are guides for you to understand and enjoy the garden roaming. Guides are friendly enough. From the factory, you can learn about types of Tea and which tea is pure.

You can walk all around and can take pictures as much you want!

Guide will also help you to know how Tea is made and how it’s processed.

So, guys, if you are a genuine Tea lover, I would like to suggest you, don’t skip the place.

 

4. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Location: Darjeeling-Jorethang Rd, Near Birch Hill Resort, Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/v37HZQDaUMq8SaBQA

At the very beginning, I would like to inform you that don’t compare this zoo with others. This is where you can actually see the Himalayan animals. You will find here some special species, you never see anywhere.

Achievement: In 2014, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park achieved international award “The Earth Heroes” out of 300 zoos of the world.

This zoo is also called the Darjeeling zoo. It was formerly known as Himalayan Zoological Park which was founded on 14th August 1958 by Dilip Kumar Dey. For travelers, now it’s one of the most famous travel places in Darjeeling.

Area: 67.56 acres.

In 1975, when Indira Gandhi was prime minister, came to visit the park and renamed after Padmaja Naidu.

Zoo includes gallery of different animals. It also includes an off-display breeding centre for snow leopards and red pandas. The zoo is basically famous for its breeding program of Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, Tibetan Wolf, and other some species.

Most importantly, you can learn a lot of things from here if you are a student of zoology.

Entry Fee:
  1. ₹30 per person for Indians
  2. ₹100 per person for foreign tourists
  3. ₹10 per still camera

Time Required: 4 hours

Opening and Closing Time: All days of the week except Thursday (8.30 am – 4.00 pm)

So dear, if you are an animal lover and lover of wildlife must visit this place. Happy trip!

5. Darjeeling Ropeway

Darjeeling Ropeway
Darjeeling Ropeway

Location: Singamari, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734104, India.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fDBDHqf8SmJMPpVSA

Ropeway of Darjeeling is one of the most amazing travel places in Darjeeling for tourists. Ropeway started in 1968. Suddenly it was stopped in 2003 cause of the death of four tourists. It was reopened on 2 February 2012.

Two-way ride is 5 km overall. Cable car runs from 7000 ft to 800 ft and returns to the main point.

You can have some time as a break time at the destination place. You can take tea or coffee; walk on the tea garden, taking photos at ‘Tukvar’ point.

Boarding Point: Singamari

Destination Point: Tukvar

Nature views from ropeway: you can get a panoramic view of Darjeeling via this ropeway trip. Another name of this ropeway is Rangeet Valley passenger cable Car because of the fantastic view of the valley around the river Little Rangeet. Beside it, you will enjoy Lush Green Tea gardens, Glittering rivers, Dense forests, Gushing waterfalls, magnificent view of Kanchenjunga!

Think you can enjoy all these views sitting on the upper while your sit is running on a rope!

Do you want miss that chance? I think not!

Entry Fee:
Adult Rs. 200
Child (3-8 years) Rs. 100
Child (under 3 years) Free
Seasonal Timing:
Season Season Types for trip Timings
Winter and Monsoon Off-season 10.00am-4.00pm
Summer and Autumn Peak Season 10.00am-2.00pm0l

Note: Must take care of your safety guys. Must have a look at instructions before riding.

 

Thanks to read this article at the end. Wish you Happy Travelling.

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