The exquisite hill station of Darjeeling has always been a fascinating destination vacation to attract visitors from all over the globe. From the snow-clad divine Himalayan range to the captivating wildlife and sprawling emerald green tea estates, this mesmerizing hill station has some of the best tourist places in Darjeeling that you must keep on your bucket list for a memorable trip amidst infinite serenity.
If you also have your much-awaited Darjeeling trip planned ahead, consider our selective list of scenic vistas in Darjeeling that you must pay a visit to. So it’s time to buckle up and get your luggage packed for a fulfilled cherishable time in this scintillating hill station.
Topping our list of the much-visit tourist places in Darjeeling is:
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
This 88 km. longest and highest Himalayan Railway was first inaugurated in 1879 and is recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its marvelous architecture. If you want to get a panoramic view of this mesmerizing hill station, a joy train ride along this historic track is a must that will offer you a visual treat of the lush green valleys and the heavenly mountain peaks. The best time to take a fulfilling joy ride is in the morning between 8- 10 am.
Witnessing the divine sunrise from Tiger Hills
Watching the morning sun peek-a-booing behind the Kanchenjunga is a sight to behold and is an experience to cherish for a lifetime. If you are a true nature lover, then witnessing the divine morning sun rising by illuminating the snow-white peak of the Kanchenjunga is indeed going to be a majestically rich experience for you. But remember to reach Tiger hill during the dawn to book a comfortable place at the observatory deck and enjoy watching the sunrise.
The spiral Batasia Loop is another engineering marvel which is a must-visit while vacationing in Darjeeling. This dreamy railway track amidst the playful clouds offers you a splendid tour of the captivating valleys, the majestic Kanchenjunga chugging through the loops and tunnels.
Love exploring the unexplored on your happy feet? Set free your adventurous soul during the Sandakphu trekking to enjoy scenic landscapes and encounter Himalayan flora and fauna on your way. Sandakphu trekking is a popular thing to try for the adventurous soul in Darjeeling located at 11,929 feet above sea level.
If you prefer unconventional touring, then visiting Rimbik, a small town in the Singalila National Park can offer you a fulfilling experience, away from the crowd. This small virgin town houses some captivating trekking routes, which is also an abode to the endangered red panda. You can explore the pristine nature here by foot, away from the maddening crowd of the main city and popular tourist spots.
Touring the tea estates
When in Darjeeling, don’t forget to visit the surreal green tea estates, spreading across the steep hilly slopes. Exploring some of the oldest tea gardens in Darjeeling like Makaibari, and Happy Valley Tea Estate can offer you a next-level experience about tea plantation, plucking, and processing. The best time to visit this scintillating trekking heaven is between March to November.
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