Places To Visit in Darjeeling

Darjeeling Hill Station

Darjeeling is one of the best tourist places in India, which is located at the Lesser Himalayas at the elevation of  6700 ft, It is also called as the Switzerland of West Bengal. also called “Queen of the hills”.

Best Time to visit :

During  October to March

Ideal Duration :

        At least 3 days and can extend up to 5 days to cover all the important places at Darjeeling.

Places to visit in Darjeeling:

  • Tiger Hill
  • Batasia Loop
  • Chowrastha and Mall
  • Peace Pagoda
  • Ropeway
  • Heritage Toy train
  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan zoological park and Mountaineering Institute.
  • Ghum Monastery
  • Kalimpong

How to reach Darjeeling:

By Road:

The Nearest Bus station is New Jalpaiguri,88 km away

By Train:

The Nearest Railway station is New Jalpaiguri, 88 km away

By Air:

The Nearest Airport is Bagdogra, 88 km away

Darjeeling Toy Train

It is a small Railway station, here steam engine is used for travel and tickets can be booked in online during seasons and in normal days you can get the tickets at the station itself.You can travel from Darjeeling to Ghum, which is the highest railway station [7407 ft]  in India, While travelling there will be very slopping so steam engine train cannot pass so it will take the deep loop and which is travel through the tunnels and taken the 1000 ft drop. which is called Batasia Loop.

Journey: Darjeeling to Ghum

Ticket cost: 1100 rs per head, up and down,

Site Seeing :

  • Lebang Tea garden of 400 acres
  • Ghum Museum

Darjeeling Ropeway

Tickets are available on arrival and in each cable car 6 members can be seated, one can book with seat wise or else you can completely occupy the cable car by purchasing 6 tickets. you can really enjoy the view when it’s travelling towards 1000 ft steep to Tukwar like Tea estates, greenery, houses, valley’s etc.

Darjeeling Entry Fee:

Each ticket for Elders -150 rs

Each ticket for Kids    -75 rs [3yrs to 7yrs]

Darjeeling Timings :

During Peak season:10 am to 4 pm

Normal Season:10 am to 2 pm

Duration: 45 mins Up and down

Darjeeling Tiger Hill

It is one of the topmost view destination in India. you can view the one of the highest points in the Darjeeling, which is nearly 8500 ft height which is a spectacular view to watch. It very great to watch the sunrise and crowd will be expecting during sunrise. You can watch the beautiful scenery and one of the highest points among India called Kanchenjunga apart from that you can also view the Mt.Everest. A magnificent of snow attracts the Tourists

Timings :

Open from 4 Am to 6 pm

Best Time to Visit :

October to December, You can see the snow-covered mountains in their glory.

How to reach The Tiger Hill :

By Road :

Tiger Hill is 13 km away from Darjeeling

By Train :

Nearest railway station is Siliguri, 33km away.

Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

This Institute can offer the courses for mountain climbing, also special courses also offer it depends upon the demand and duration for the course is 28 days. Offers courses for the physically challenged people. Additional facility, telescope is available to view the Range of entire Kanchenjunga

Timings :

              9 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM [Tuesday and during offseason –closed]

Duration: 3-4 hrs

Ticket Cost :

Entry fee -40 Rs for Indians

Entry fee – 100 Rs for Foreigners

Extra Charge 10 Rs for Carrying Camera.

Darjeeling Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park

Darjeeling zoo is the centre of attraction for different Flora and Fauna. Attracts the animal lovers and nature. It includes an off-display breeding centre for snow Leopards and Red Pandas. we can find the endangered species like Tibetian wolf, The Siberian Tiger, Yaks, Himalayan Black Bear etc.

Timings :

              During Summer: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

During Winter: 8:30 AM to 4 PM

NOTE: Closed on Thursday’s

Duration: 4 hrs

Ticket Cost :

Entry fee -20 Rs for Indians and SAARC country Residents

Entry fee – 50 Rs for Foreigners

Extra Charge 10 Rs for Carrying Camera.