The eternally charming Darjeeling becomes the favorite summer holiday destination for the wild souls. Especially for mountain addicts, visiting Darjeeling needs no excuse and is a visual treat smeared in every shade of seasonal transition. There are not only one but many reasons and mesmerizing places in Darjeeling that attracts tourist all year round from different parts of the globe. But summer is that time of the year when Darjeeling bustles with tourists who rush there for some days of relief from the scorching summer in the plains. And the Queen of Hills also doesn’t disappoint its admirers with its mesmerizing refreshing summer look with a dash of hilly tranquility and sprawling emerald greenery.
As summer is just around the corner, it’s time to pack up your travel bags and set out on a detoxifying vacation to Darjeeling. Here are our top 10 picks of the best places in Darjeeling to visit this summer.
Batasia Loop: A day out in the Batasia Loop will soon detoxify your soul and mind in this ever-airy space. Batasia loop is situated on a hilltop from where you get a 360-degree view of the city and enjoy the soothing mountain breeze while having the best time in the beautifully decorated park brimming with seasonal blooms. The park also has dedicated sitting areas and benches for the visitors to enjoy the views amidst the heavenly ambiance.
Emerald tea garden: Summer is the time to enjoy the ultimate delight of sun-kissed fresh green tea leaves. Darjeeling houses some of the oldest tea gardens like happy valley tea estate, Makaibari tea estate, and Gopaldhara tea estate to name a few. You also get to click some uber cool instashots in these emerald green tea estates.
Tiger Hill: An early morning visit to Tiger Hill is a must to witness the heavenly view of the peeking morning sun. This must be on your absolute to-do list to enjoy the mesmerizing views of the rising sun from behind the majestic Kanchenjunga. Getting up in the early morning hours and booking the best spot at the observatory desk makes your sunrise watching a spectacular moment to capture and enjoy the soothing morning.
Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park: Love wildlife and adventure? Give a must-visit to the Padmaja Naidu Zoological park, a haven for the endangered red panda, snow leopard, and a variety of Himalayan wildlife. The cool and congenial atmosphere in the hill station will keep you energized for a day-long satisfying trip around the city.
Neora Valley National Park: Another addition to your list of wildlife adventures is this park, where you can witness exquisite flora and fauna, and endangered mountain wildlife species. You don’t need entry fees to visit this place; you can enjoy a relaxing day out with family and kids.
Ghoom station: A ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway from the highest hill station in Ghoom is a must-try. A spectacular ride of 88 km from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling treats you with wonderful views of the breathtaking valleys, majestic hilltops, beautiful villages, and lingering fluffy clouds on the hilltop. You get to enjoy a satisfying joy ride while enjoying the cool breeze throughout the journey.
River rafting in Teesta: Feel the splash of thrill while rafting in Teesta, the longest river in North Bengal. This is unmissable and is a must-visit to enjoy a relaxing day out with your gang by the riverside.
Now that you know the best places in Darjeeling to visit in summer, it’s time to pack your bags and book your relaxing staycation at Anutri hill Resort, an upscale resort in the quintessential Darjeeling. Book your room now to enjoy a detoxifying summer vacation with your family and friends.