Darjeeling is the eternal love of mountain lovers for its inescapable attraction to the divine snow-capped mountains and lush green forests. While most tourists visit this hill station to tour the common attractions bustling with the crowd, here in this blog we will share 10 offbeat places near Darjeeling you can try for a refreshing vacation to connect with nature in peace.
However, the other concern of the offbeat tourists is their staycation from where they can conveniently tour their favorite spots and can enjoy their stay amidst the magnetic view of Himalayan vistas and emerald greenery. In this informative travel guide, we will share every deet to make your Darjeeling vacation fulfilling and memorable on budget. Scroll down now to deck up your bucket list.
A small mountain village situated between 3 hills whose peak resembles the top of chulas or ovens from far. Here ‘tin’ means three and ‘chuley’ means oven which gave the place its name Tinchuley. Just 32 kilometers away from Darjeeling, this mountain village is going to be your ultimate soul healer.
Love lush green forests? Then this small village just 23 kilometers away from Darjeeling has the perfect base of dense pine and dhupi forests that are surely going to steal your heart away. The famous Lamahatta eco-tourism park is a must-visit to enjoy a surreal day out with your gang.
Now, this may not be the offbeat tourist spot in Darjeeling, but nothing can beat the magnetic appeal of this spot for providing an amazing view of the rising sun peeking behind the snow-white peaks of the majestic Kanchenjunga. To book the best spot for the best view at the observatory desk, visit as early as possible and kick start your day with the memorable sunrise view.
Another out-of-the-box spot for mesmerizing sunrise view, Lepchajagat is easy to visit from Darjeeling via Ghoom. This offbeat spot has congenial weather throughout the year with a bonus view of the Kanchenjunga.
This small beautiful lakeside town also known as the Gateway of Darjeeling has an outstanding Mirik lake, Mirik tea garden, orange orchard, and lush green pine forests. A boat trip to Mirik lake is a must for a wholesome day out with your family.
Chota and Bara Mangwa
Both of these places are located near Darjeeling where the sun shines the brightest to offer you a crystal clear spectacular view of serene surroundings, wild blooms, and beautiful orange orchards.
Love adventure? Trek your heart out up the thrilling route to the highest peak of West Bengal, Sandakphu. This thrilling trek is a paradise for nature lovers to explore the diverse variety of orchids, rhododendrons, and vibrant wild blooms.
This scintillating hill station also known as the ‘land of white orchids’ is quite a quiet place for nature lovers to tune in with the rhythm of the surrounding peaceful ambiance. The beautiful waterfalls, Buddhist temples, and sprawling tea gardens of Kurseong are definitely your detoxifying dose from mundanity.
This ancient Buddhist monastery is situated near Gangtok and is your ultimate destination to find divine solace. A day out with your family in this peaceful serene spot is the perfect way to connect with divinity on your vacation.
Batasia Loop is a wonderful engineering marvel constructed by the British to counter the steep slope of the Himalayan railway just after it passes the Ghoom station. The chugging train comfortably passes through the spiral track of the Batasia Loop which is beautifully decked up like a park with seasonal blooms and sitting areas. The spot offers a 360-degree view of Darjeeling and surrounding nature.
To enjoy an amazing vacation in the offbeat places in Darjeeling, book your comfortable staycation at Anutri Hill Resort, one of the most highly-rated resorts in Darjeeling. This beautiful and affordable resort offers you the most relaxing view of the Kanchenjunga on right and the Batasia loop on the left from your comfort space.