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Darjeeling - Hills/Mountains

Darjeeling | 2 adults, 0 child


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Darjeeling

3 nights stay

Itinerary
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Darjeeling
3 nights stay
 
Day 1

Transport From: Kolkata To Darjeeling
Checkin: Darjeeling - Khush Alaya A Sterling Holidays Resort, Darjeeling

 
Day 2

Day At Leisure

 
Day 3

Day At Leisure

 
Day 4

Transport From: Darjeeling To Kolkata

Things to do

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Visit Bagdogra

A city that holds the beauty of lush green tea gardens along with a scenic view of majestic Himalayas, Bagdogra is an ideal location for mid-summer holiday.

Visit Batasia Loop

Darjeeling is an escape for people who want a break from the daily life of noise, pollution and tension. Therefore it is no surprise that most of its attractions are centred on the views that the town is bestowed with. Batasia Loop is one such wonder.

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Darjeeling,India

Darjeeling - Khush Alaya a Sterling Holidays Resort

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Classic Room, 1 Double Bed

Breakfast Buffet,Breakfast Included,Free WiFi


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Kolkata,Kolkata - Darjeeling,Darjeeling

09:30 - 19:30 | Toyota Etios or Equivalent

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  • Transport from: Kolkata to Darjeeling

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Darjeeling,Darjeeling - Kolkata,Kolkata

09:30 - 19:30 | Toyota Etios or Equivalent

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  • Transport from: Darjeeling to Kolkata

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Things to do in

Darjeeling


Visit Bagdogra

A city that holds the beauty of lush green tea gardens along with a scenic view of majestic Himalayas, Bagdogra is an ideal location for mid-summer holiday.

Visit Batasia Loop

Darjeeling is an escape for people who want a break from the daily life of noise, pollution and tension. Therefore it is no surprise that most of its attractions are centred on the views that the town is bestowed with. Batasia Loop is one such wonder.

Visit Bengal Natural History Museum

Best known to keep one of the finest collections of natural artefacts and fossils, the Bengal Natural History Museum was incorporated into the West Bengal Zoo Authority in 2015 to allow better caring and maintenance.

Visit Bhutia Busty Monastery

Situated in the eponymous area of the Darjeeling, the Bhutia Busty Monastery is one of the oldest of its kind in the state of West Bengal.

Visit Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery

Founded in the year 1984, this monastery was initially started as a small retreat centre. However, with passing the time, it grew in importance and size. Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery is now a thriving education place devoted to studying and propagating Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings.

Visit Chalsa

Chalsa is a small town located at the foothills of the Himalayas. This place offers a scenic view of green tea gardens, hills, rivers and forests. It is situated on the banks of River Jaldhaka and is known as the gateway to the Dooars.

Visit Chowrasta

Located in the city’s very heart, Chowrasta is simply known as the Mall that works as a perfect place for soaking in the sun and enjoying the nearby mountains’ breathtaking views and deep valleys of Darjeeling.

Visit Coronation Bridge

Built to mark King George V’s coronation in 1937, the Coronation Bridge was constructed by John Anderson, the erstwhile governor of Bengal.

Visit Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or also known as the toy train, was started in the year of 1881. Initially, it was created to make the transport of rice and other commodities easier and more cost-efficient. It has become a focal point of Darjeeling’s tourism industry and is still one of the most outstanding examples of engineering in the extreme location.

Visit Happy Valley Tea Garden

Built-in the year 1854, this estate is situated at the end of a narrow downhill road amid the mesmerising tea gardens of Darjeeling. It is often credited with the propagation of tea cultivation in the town.

Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was founded in 1954 and has provided training to some of India’s leading mountaineers. This place’s mission and vision were to promote adventurous activities among the Indian youth while also educating people on the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Visit Hong Kong Market

Apart from the luxury of nature, Darjeeling is also famous for its shopping stops. Hong Kong market is one of the most famous shopping sites, near the town of Siliguri. You can find a selection of foreign goods and international brands here.

Visit ISKCON Chandrodaya Temple

Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this temple was constructed under Lord Mahaprabhu. It has a section that displays the life and work of Shree Chaitanya. Their sanctum sanctorum is home to an impressive and detailed ornamented idol of Lord Krishna.

Visit Jaldapara National Park

With rich vegetation and various wildlife, this national park is true beauty situated at the Eastern Himalayas’ foothills. The only way to move about in the garden is in a 4x4 safari jeep.

Visit Jalpaiguri

Just some 110 km away from Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri is a place that will make your jaw drop at first sight. Dense forest, large tea farms and gushing rivers through narrow ridges, with the towering Himalayas in the background, this a piece of paradise on earth.

Visit Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda

Just 10 minutes away from the Darjeeling town centre, this shrine was built in 1972. Also known as the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, this place displays the classic style of Japanese architecture.

Visit Kankrajhor

Some 9,000 hectares of tree-dotted area that includes Kusum, shaal, teak and whatnot, Kankrajhor is one of the prominent tourist attractions of Darjeeling. It is also known for trekking and offers plenty of scenic locations in its thick forests and vast fields for people to enjoy.

Visit Kurseong

At the height of 1,458 m above sea level, Kurseong is a popular hill station located on the outskirts of Darjeeling. The word ‘Kurseong’ means the place of white orchid. You can easily guess that it got it name because of the lovely white orchids that bloom on its hill slopes.

Visit Lava

Situated at an altitude of 2,138 m above sea level, Lava is one of the few West Bengal places that receives snow during winters. It routes as scenic as it is thrilling. Alpine trees seem to follow your route as the sun plays peek-a-boo through the leafy branches. It will give you the feeling of a 90s film.

Visit Lebong Race Course

Situated on the outskirts of Darjeeling, Lebong Race Course was made in the year 1885 as a ground for parades. It is the smallest racecourse in the world. It is also one of the highest globally, situated at 1809 m above sea level.

Visit Llyod Botanical Garden

Spread in around 40 acres of land, the Llyod Botanical Garden is one of the unique attractions of Darjeeling. It is a true paradise for nature lovers. There are as many as 150 species of cacti and succulents on display at the greenhouse here. However, its Orchadium remains the top attraction as it houses as many as 2,500 orchids, which incorporated 50 rare varieties.

Visit Lolegoan

Situated at the height of 1,675 m, Lolegoan is one of the most beautiful and serene places in Darjeeling. It is also known as Kaffer. Lolegoan is located at the end of a Himalayan ridge and is wrapped by dense forests.

Visit Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Musuem

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was kept in this house for seven months under house arrest by the British Government in India. The second time Netaji paid a visit to this house was in October 1937. From here, he contributed a lot to national affairs and his matters of communicating with Emilie Schenkel.

Visit Observatory Hill

If you want to get a panoramic view of the ethereal beauty of Darjeeling, then Observatory Hill is your place. It is situated in the city’s Mall area, and its highest point is only a 15-minutes uphill walk.

Visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

This place serves as the central hub for the Central Zoo Authority of India’s red panda programmes, snow leopards, Tibetan wolves and other endangered species of the Eastern Himalayan region. Named after Padmaja Naidu, Sarojini Naidu’s daughter, this park is also a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Rafting In Teesta River

With lofty hills, challenging roads, and gushing rivers, Darjeeling is one of the country’s best places to fuel your adventurous spirit. The Teesta river that runs down Sikkim and Darjeeling’s hills at 172 km has become one of the major hubs for fantastic water sports.

Visit Rangeet Valley Cable Car

Rangeet Valley Cable Car, also the ropeway in Darjeeling, stretched between Singamari and Single Bazaar. Built-in 1968, it is one of the oldest in the country and is located at North Point, some 3 km north of the main town.

Visit Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park

Just a few miles away from Darjeeling, the Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park are two new tourist attractions.

Visit Salugara Monastrey

On the outskirts of Siliguri, Salugara is a small town famous for its namesake monastery. Built by Kalu Rimpoche, a Tibetan Lama, this monastery highlights a 100-foot stupa that houses five relics of Buddhism, which the members of the Buddhist community highly revere.

Visit Sandakphu

West Bengal’s highest peak, Sandakphu, is situated at the edge of Singalila National Park. It is located at an altitude of some 3600 m at the northeast end of the central city.

Visit Singalila National Park

Located at the height of 7,000 ft above sea level, the Singalila National park is among its highest national parks. The major attraction of this park is red pandas and Himalayan black bear.

Visit Singalila Hills

Apart from tea, weather and views, Darjeeling is also a haven for trekkers. It serves as a starting point for some of the most extreme yet rewarding treks in the country.

Visit Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre

Visitors can find some of the finest carpets, leather products and woollen garments made by skilled Tibetan craftsmen. Its reputation has exceeded the expectation, and now the centre exports its merchandise to over 36 countries. Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre is home to 650 refugees, all engaged in handicrafts and weaving.

Visit Tiger Hill

Yes, many places in Darjeeling will help you to get a glimpse of the Himalayas. However, no one can match the view by Tiger Hill. This hill is renowned for providing the ethereal beauty of Kanchenjunga and other crucial peaks of the Himalayas. You can also get a glimpse of the majestic Mt. Everest.