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Tourist Attractions near Darjeeling

Recreational Activities in Darjeeling

In Darjeeling, the adventure lovers can go for trekking and white water rafting. Trekkers from all over the world assemble at Darjeeling. Trekking is one of the most loved sports in the Darjeeling area. The adventure seekers enjoy rafting in the challenging water of river Rangeet and river Teesta. But for foreigners, they need to present their passports before undertaking a rafting expedition.

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Shopping in Darjeeling

Shopping in Darjeeling is fun. Tourists generally collect some mementos from Darjeeling. Carpets, woven fabrics, woodcarvings, jewelry and brass statues are sold at the shops of Darjeeling. Some of the noted places for shopping in Darjeeling are:

Tourist Attractions in Darjeeling

Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill

From Darjeeling, tourists can visit the Tiger Hill at about a distance of 13 km. In this hilly region, Tiger Hill is considered to be the highest point. Its elevation is about 8482 feet. Tourists should not miss the majestic view of the Kanchenjunga peak at sunrise from here.

Senchal Lake

It is another tourist attraction near Darjeeling. It is also a noted picnic spot of this region. Water of this lake is the source of drinking water in the town of Darjeeling.

Dhirdham Temple

A popular Hindu temple of Dhirdham is visited my many tourists.

Observatory Hill

A Kali temple is situated on the Observatory Hill, which is visited by numerous devotees and travelers.

Dhirdham Temple
Monasteries

Monasteries

There are a number of monasteries located in and around Darjeeling. Some of the popular monasteries are Sakyachoeling, Samdenchoeling, Aloobari, Thupten Sangachoeling Sonada Gompas and Phin Sotholing.

Rock Garden

Rock Garden and Gangamya Park

It is a beautiful park with flower garden and is beautified by fountains and natural hill rocks.

The Bengal Natural History Museum

It is one of the places of interest in Darjeeling. An extensive collection of fauna from the surrounding region is kept here.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Here, snow leopards are bred in India. Himalayan black bears and Siberian tigers are also kept in this zoological park.

Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car

This is one of the popular attractions in Darjeeling. It is also known as the ropeway, which connects Singla Bazaar with Darjeeling.

Other Tourist Attractions near Darjeeling

Kalimpong

Kalimpong

This city is situated at about 1250 meter. It can be traveled from the town of Darjeeling. Tourists can visit the Mac Farlane Church, Gouripur House, Thongsha Gompa, Pedong Monastery, Kalimpong Market and Kalibari in Kalimpong.

Kurseong

This beautiful city is situated near Darjeeling. It is situated at an altitude of 1458 meter. Tourists must visit the spot called Eagle’s Crag in Kurseong from where the magnificent view of the surrounding hills and plains of Siliguri can be seen.

Mirik

This place is located at an elevation of about 1967 meter. The Sumendu Lake is a famous place of interest for tourists in Mirik. The weather of this tourist spot remains temperate through out the year. Orchards of Orange and extensive tea-gardens are seen in Mirik.

Ghoom

At a distance of about only 6 km this beautiful tourist spot is located. The main attraction of Ghoom is the Yiga Choeling Monastery. This religious place belongs to the Yellow Hat Sect. Manuscripts from Tibet, rare collection of images of Lord Buddha are preserved here.

 

 

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