Blissful Places to visit in Darjeeling: Tranquility Redefined


Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Sl. No.Places to Visit in DarjeelingApproximate Distance from airport from Bagdogra AirportBest Time to visitOperating hours
1Tiger Hill68 kmMid October to December4:00 AM – 6:00 PM
2Ghoom Monastery65 kmMid September to December12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
3Batasia Loop90 kmJanuary to March5 AM to 8 PM
4Senchal Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary80 kmtMid September8 AM to 4 PM
5Happy Valley Tea Garden72 kmtMarch to MayAll days a week except Mondays
6Observatory Hill68 kmMarch to May9:00 AM to 5 PM
7Himalayan Mountaineering Institute72 kmSeptember to December 9 AM to 5 PM
8Love Road94 kmSeptember to March It is an open location, so you can visit the place anytime except night
9Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park10 kmMarch to August10 AM to 4 PM
10Japanese Peace Pagoda68 kmSeptember to March4:30 AM to 7 PM

Darjeeling is one of the most striking hill stations in India. Situated in the utter beauty of nature along with bathed in untainted dew, fascinate millions of visitors from different corners of the world. This dazzling hill station has been dotted along with the beautiful smiling flowers, fresh and excellent vegetation, then pretty gardens, tea gardens along with many other remarkable forms of nature to daze the visitors. Scores of visitors come every year to explore the entire charm and enjoyable beauty of Darjeeling. The many waterfalls at various spots seem like singing harmonious songs, snow-covered hills covered along with the green fungi truly make Darjeeling called as queen of hill stations. There are many beautiful places to visit in Darjeeling that entice each and every visitor to come over here again and again. And with Thomas Cook’s amazing Darjeeling tour packages, you are sure to get the best deal for your money.

Darjeeling, the beautiful hill with a Melting Point Of Amazing Vistas And Aromas and is the absolute heaven for the nature lovers. Darjeeling tour is perfect for the family vacationers, honeymooners, adventurous people, nature lovers and all kinds of travellers who love nature and the charm and beauty. This is one of the most-visited travel destinations in North-East India. Given below are some much delightful places to visit in Darjeeling.

1. Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill- places to visit in Darjeeling

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Amongst the plethora of marvellous Darjeeling attractions, Tiger Hill is one of the wonderful and adventurous places to visit in Darjeeling. Tiger Hill is the highest point in Darjeeling. It is located at an altitude of 2,590m or 8,482 ft above the sea level and this is at a distance of about 13 km from the main town. You can see the stunning sunrise and the magnificence of the imposing Kanchenjunga from this point. If the sky is absolutely clear then the visitors can even have the glimpse of the Mt Everest. We arrange a proper trip to Tiger Hill for our customers.

  • Distance from airport: Distance between Bagdogra Airport and Tiger Hill is 68 km
  • Time to visit: To explore this beautiful place, the best time to visit the place is from Mid October to December
  • Must-do Activity: There are several things to do in Darjeeling like Sunrise, trekking and watching the wonderful rainbow effect on the hills and more
  • Operating hours: 4 am to 6 pm

2. Ghoom Monastery

Ghoom Monastery- places to visit in Darjeeling

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While talking about the amazing places to visit in Darjeeling, this one cannot miss the list. Well, if you are in Darjeeling, you cannot miss the portrayal of this whole province, which is confined to not many figurative words. Ghoom Monastery is located nearly 8Kms from the Darjeeling city centre and this is another incredible and famous tourist spots. The Ghoom Monastery is the largest amongst three other monasteries at Ghum area. Our tour guides will make you notice the blend of some religious drums, bells and ornate thanka.

  • Distance from airport: Distance between Bagdogra Airport and Ghoom Monastery is 65 km. Buses are available near the airport. You can also hire private rental car.
  • Time to visit: To explore this beautiful place, the best time to visit the place is from Mid September to December
  • Must-do Activity: Experience the beautiful and serene prayer by them
  • Operating hours: 12 am to 12 pm

Read this: Make The Best Of Your Trip To Darjeeling

3. Batasia Loop

Batasia Loop- places to visit in Darjeeling

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Amongst the other places to visit in Darjeeling, this one is entire paradise for the nature lovers. This is absolutely renowned for the incredible garden, which surrounds the narrow gauge track right for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. You cannot miss the joyride here from Darjeeling town to Ghoom. It has been surrounded by the numerous vibrant lush environs and flora. This place also has a lavish eco-friendly garden.

  • Distance from airport: Distance between Bagdogra Airport and Batasia Loop is 90 km. You can reach the place by cars or taxis
  • Time to visit:  January to March is the best time
  • Must-do Activity: Don’t miss the sumptuous momos in the eateries and experiencing Gorkha War Memorial
  • Operating hours: 5 am to 8 pm

4. Senchal Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary

Senchal Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary- places to visit in Darjeeling

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While talking about the places to visit in Darjeeling, you cannot miss this place. This lake provides a beautiful vista of soothing nature encircled by the serene ambience all around. This location is also eminent to the visitor fr being one of the oldest sanctuaries. This is a home to a rich verity of endangered flora and fauna. Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary boasts several species of birds.

  • Distance from airport: Distance between Bagdogra Airport and Senchal Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary is 80 km.
  • Time to visit:  Mid September is the best time
  • Must-do Activity: Our guides will make you watch Himalayan black bear, Assam macaque, barking deer, leopard, cat, flying squirrel, monkey and wild pig
  • Operating hours: 8am to 4 pm

5. Happy Valley Tea Garden

Happy Valley Tea Garden- places to visit in Darjeeling

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Amongst various places to visit in Darjeeling, this one has gained a massive popularity. Happy Valley Tea Garden is the worth exploring site in Darjeeling. We arrange a beautiful trip of Tea garden for our visitors so that they can have an amazing sip of tea. If you are a tea lover then Happy Valley Tea Garden is a must visit for you. Nothing can be as delightful as viewing the tea manufacturing process right before you try a cup of refreshing Darjeeling Tea.

  • Distance from airport: Distance between Bagdogra Airport and Happy Valley Tea Garden is 72 km. Private cars and buses are also available near the airport.
  • Time to visit: March to May is the best time
  • Must have experience:  Our guides offer the incredible trip of the garden and they even make you visit the manufacturing company to see the tea manufacturing experience.
  • Operating hours: All days a week except on Mondays

Also read: Darjeeling: The Confluence Of Scenic Tea Plantations And Eco-Tourism

6. Observatory Hill

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Amongst the many beautiful places to visit in Darjeeling, it is one of the excellent and popular places. Observatory Hill is one such hilltop that is one of the oldest places in the whole district. On scaling the peaks of the Observatory Hill, you can enjoy breath-taking views of the Mount Kanchenjunga.

  • Distance from airport: Distance between Bagdogra Airport and  Observatory Hill is 68 km
  • Time to visit: March to May is the best time
  • Must have experience: Our guides will take you on a trip to the beautiful hill and you can also have delicious Tibetan foods.
  • Operating hours: 9 am to 5 pm

7. Mahakal Temple

Mahakal temple- places to visit in Darjeeling

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Along with several hills, and other places to visit in Darjeeling, you can visit the serene and beautiful Mahakal Temple. It is one of the popular and best-visited sites of Darjeeling. It showcases the harmonious blend of Buddhist and Hindu cultures. While talking about Darjeeling attractions, this templeis one of the must visit places for tourists. In the temple there lie three gold plated idols of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar. Every day, an abundance of Hindu worshipers step into the shrine complex to offer their deep reverence to the many Gods here.

  • Distance from airport: Distance between Bagdogra Airport and Mahakal Temple is 69 km. You will get cab or bus from the airport.
  • Time to visit: September to December
  • Must-do Activity: A blend of holy chant, Buddhist scriptures, the sound of bells and colorful flags are the must watch over there.
  • Operating hours: 3 am to 11 pm

8. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute- places to visit in Darjeeling

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Amongst the many beautiful places to visit in Darjeeling, this is one of the excellent places that you can easily visit. For the adventure lovers, our tour guide will arrange a trip for you to enrich your facts on mount climbing at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Established in the year 1954, this institute was built in memory of famous personality Tenzing Norgay who has climbed the Everest only a year before this institute was set up.

  • Distance from airport: Distance between Bagdogra Airport and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is 72 kms. Private cars and buses are available near the airport.
  • Time to visit: September to December
  • Must-do Activity: You can discover a museum, restaurant and souvenir shop. Our guides also make you visit the beautiful auditorium that was setup here for movies, lectures as well as workshops on mountaineering.
  • Operating hours:  9 am to 5 pm

9. Love Road

Love road- places to visit in Darjeeling

 

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Are you looking for a romantic place where you can go for a soft walk holding the hand of your partner? Then, amongst places to visit in Darjeeling, Love Road may be the right place that you are looking for. Popular as the absolute hideout for couples, Love Road takes you right through the refreshing walkway encircling the Birch Hill.

  • Distance from airport: Distance between Bagdogra Airport and Love Road is 94 kms. Private cars and buses are available near the airport.
  • Time to visit: September to March
  • Must-do Activity: You will be able to experience a beautiful walk in the hilly areas over there and Lebong Spur is also very clear from there.
  • Operating hours: It is an open location so you can visit the place anytime except late nights.

Recommended: Travel Along The Winding Path Of Darjeeling On Toy Train

10. Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park

Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park- places to visit in Darjeeling

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If you are looking for the beautiful Darjeeling attractions, this one should be in your list. Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park are two incredible tourist pullers amidst the hill station.  The Rock Garden is as popular as the Barbotey Garden that provides you a scenic beauty of vibrant plants, carving benches from the rock and Chunnu Summer Falls. The actual magnificence of Rock Garden can best be exposed during monsoon when most of the flowers start blooming with their arresting appearance. You can find several beautiful attractions in your Darjeeling tourism package.

  • Distance from airport: Distance between Bagdogra Airport and Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park is 10 kms.
  • Time to visit: March to August
  • Must-do Activity: The view of Ganga Maya Park is absolutely fantastic. Our guides will brief you the entire explanation of the place.
  • Operating hours: 10 am to 4 pm

11. Japanese Peace Pagoda

Japanese Peace Pagoda- places to visit in Darjeeling

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Amongst the places to visit in Darjeeling, this has been considered as the most-visited places. Japanese Peace Pagoda place is one such major pilgrimage in Darjeeling for Buddhists. The white architecture of religious pagoda boasts the large prayer room, which is designed to offer the guests an ambience of tranquility and peace.

  • Distance from airport: Distance between Bagdogra Airport and Japanese Peace Pagoda is 68 km.
  • Time to visit: September to March
  • Must have experience: Take a look at 4 avatars of the Lord Buddha
  • Operating hours: 4:30 AM to 7 PM

12. Shrubbery Nightingale Park

Shrubbery Nightingale Park- places to visit in Darjeeling

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It is one of the famous Darjeeling Tourism attractions as it is one of the stunning places. You will be able to see some Nepali cultural program over there. The place looks absolutely magnificent at night. You can see a large idol of Lord Shiva over there.

  • Distance from airport: Distance between Bagdogra and Airport Shrubbery Nightingale Park is 71 km. You can hire any private car from outside of the airport.
  • Time to visit: September to March
  • Must-do Activity: Visit the place during the seasonal festival
  • Operating hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Some Frequently Asked Questions about Places to Visit in Darjeeling:

1. What are the most interesting things to do in Darjeeling?

Apart from the places to visit in Darjeeling, you cannot miss the toy train ride, trekking over there.

2. Are the hotels inexpensive?

If you visit the places in the off-beat season like December to February, you may get the economical hotels.

3. Are the places safe at night?

Yes absolutely. You will not have to face any kind of trouble as this is a safe place.

4. What are must have foods of that place?

Momos, Thukpa soup, noodles, sael roti and more

5. What are the best shopping destinations in Darjeeling?

The Rink Mall, Ghoom Monastery Market, Chowk Bazar, Flea market are one of the best shopping destinations.

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