Darjeeling: A travel experience

I travel because it makes me realise, how much I have not seen, how much I am not going to see and how much I still need to see.

Now, I am telling you about my experience, journey and beautiful sightseeing of Darjeeling. I hope, all of you will visit this place once in a lifetime.

Darjeeling is one of the most popular and favourite tourists destination in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The word Darjeeling comes from the word Dorje that means thunderbolt and ling that means land or place and for this Darjeeling is also called”Land of Thunderbolt”.

Darjeeling is inhibited by people from diverse ethnic groups and cultures.

Darjeeling is home to the Lepchas, Bhutias, Sherpas, Gurung and Tamangs are some of the popular tribes. Mostly Sikkimese, Nepales and Tibetan people are living here.

Darjeeling is a wonderful city. A lot of memorable places like Toy train, Tea gardens, sightseeing, watching the Sunrise at tiger hills, close watching to the Himalayas and more attractive places like Mall road and different shopping shops.

I have visited Darjeeling and kept all memorable pictures in mind.

Darjeeling is a beautiful and charming town located in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in the state of West Bengal.

It has so many beautiful places as magnificent Kanchanjunga and lush green gardens, so this town is also called” Queen of Hills”.

There are many beautiful places to see in Darjeeling, but here I mentioned a few most important places to visit.

1) Darjeeling zoo –The Darjeeling zoo is one of the major attractions of Darjeeling. It is specialised in Red Panda, Tibetan wolf , Himalayan black beer and other species. We can see a variety of other animals and bird species here.

2)The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute – The Himalayan mountaineering institute is a pilgrimage for trekking lovers and mountain lovers. It organises various Mountaineering and adventure courses.

Himalayan mountaineering institute

3) Sunrise at Tiger Hills -Tiger hill is one of the best visiting site , where the first rays of Sun fall on the snow-clad peaks of Kanchanjunga and Everest, we will feel nothing sort of ecstasy.

4) The Mall– the Mall is the place where roaming around leisurely without thinking of the traffic. It is the centre of Darjeeling town and meeting point of four roads.

5)The Darjeeling Toy train– this toy train ride in Darjeeling in the misty tracks of Darjeeling will transport you to a romantic Dreamland. You can take the joy ride at the Darjeeling toy train that makes around trip from Darjeeling station up to Ghum station via the Batasia loop.

6)Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda– This temple is located in the Jalapahar Hill and is a place of peace and tranquillity.

Travel, because money returns, but time doesn’t.

7) The tea estate – The tea estate is famous in India as the best place in Darjeeling. The tea leaves of Darjeeling are best known in India. Most of the tea leaves are exported to other parts of the country.

Except for this, there are so many things to see and experience here. So, if you have enough time in your hands, then explore the new places and enjoy yourself there.

Some famous Monasteries are Bhutia Busty Monastery, Dali Monastery etc.

The Darjeeling is the starting point of the Sandakphu trek as one of the most beautiful treks in India. From Sandakphu , we can see wonderful views of the Kanchanjunga ranges.

So, it is my personal opinion that starts your day early in the morning, roaming around the entire day and have fun.

So, Darjeeling is a wonderful place for vacation and relaxation.

I am just a traveller who is learning to travel and travelling to learn.

It is my thought that wherever you go, Go all your heart.

I think now you will pack your bags and visit the most lovely place.

How to visit Darjeeling?

The nearest airport is Bagdogra and it is well connected by flights from all the major cities of our country. The nearest train station is New Jalpaiguri.

Volvo or other Bus services are available from Kolkata and Guwahati.

Where to stay in Darjeeling?

Almost the whole Darjeeling town is full of hotels. The most popular ones are located near The Mall. Some of these are the Ramada hotel, Hotel seven seas where we can stay.

Dr S.k.jha


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