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  • Darjeeling General Information :
    Area : 3149 square km
    Altitude : 6710 feet
    Languages : Hindi, Bengali, Nepali, Tibetan and English
    Darjeeling, known as the queen of the Himalayas is situated in the Northern Part of the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is located in the Siwalik Range of the lesser Himalayas and is famous for its tea industry. The city is also famous for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways which is one among the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are a large number of tourist destinations in Darjeeling making this place a wonderful holidaying experience. Touristplacesinindia.com offers you complete guidance on all that you want to know about Darjeeling.
    To the east, a dull orange sun emerged painting the sky with brilliant strokes of magenta, gold, orange and fuchsia. The snow capped Everest, Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Jannu and other peaks slowly emerge from slumber to start a new day. The sun worshippers gasp at the magnificent sight. As the fog lifts in the slowly penetrating sun, the town gradually comes alive. Amidst brewing of tea, the sing-song Gorkhali which is the local dialect, rises and falls like music.
    Tiger Hill :
    Tiger Hill is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Darjeeling, but you'll have to get up early to enjoy it at its best! The hill, about 11 km from Darjeeling is at an altitude of 8,515 feet and is famous for its spectacular views at sunrise. The top of Mount Everest is visible, between the peaks of Kanchenjunga and Makalu. The trip to the summit of the hill is through Ghoom, the second highest railway station in the world. Ghoom is also home to the famous Yiga Choeling Monastery and a 4.5 metre tall image of Maitreya Buddha.
    Batasia loop :
    Batasia loop just outside Ghoom is 5km from Darjeeling. It was built to enable the train to descend the 1000ft. drop in altitude between Darjeeling and Ghoom, and is a real feat of engineering. In the middle of the loop is a war memorial to Gorkha soldiers. The spectacular views of the Kanchenjunga range offer plenty of photo opportunities and you can soak up the atmosphere over a cup of tea at one of the many tea stalls.
    Padma Zha Naidu Zoolozical Park :
    Darjeeling zoo is internationally famous for its conservation breeding of red pandas and snow leopards, and is the only one of its kind in India. You can also see many other types of animals including Siberian Tigers, bears and wolves and Himalayan birds. It's well worth a visit for its scenic location and peaceful atmosphere, as well as the rare species of animals. This small museum has exhibits showing the varied flora and fauna of the Eastern Himalayan region, including butterflies, birds, reptiles and amphibia.
    Himalayam Mountaineering Institute :
    The HMI was started in 1954, as a result of the success of Tenzin Norgay's ascent of Everest with Edmund Hilary in 1953. It has two museums – mountaineering and Everest - as well as a training department that runs courses in mountaineering.
    Lloyd's Botanical Garden :
    This 40 acre garden is filled with a variety of Himalayan trees, plants and flowers. Situated below the Market Motor Stand, the gardens are laid out on the steep slopes of the hillside. There are hothouses with a range of orchids and exotic flowers.
    Tibetan Refugees Self-Help Centre :
    The centre was set up in 1959 to provide a place for the displaced Tibetans who followed the Dalai Lama into India. There are a wide range of Tibetan arts and crafts on display, including carpets, knitted sweaters and jackets, shawls and wooden furniture.
    Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park :
    The Chunnu summer falls, locally known as the rock garden and Ganga Maya park are situated about 8 km from Darjeeling. The road drops down steeply to the park and garden, which is a popular picnic spot with tourists. There is a small waterfall and stream running through the park, and a small lake with boating facilities.
    Mirik :
    Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of the district of Darjeeling, and the drive in itself is breathtaking. As you wind your way down from Darjeeling you are surrounded by lush green tea gardens with the majestic backdrop of the Kanchunga range.
    Peace Pagoda and Japanese Temple :
    The building of the Peace Pagoda was intiated by Fuji Guru, the founder of the Nipponzan Myhoji Buddhist Order and a close friend of Mahatma Gandhi, as a symbol for world peace. The sparkling white pagoda rises 28.5 metres from the ground level and has a diameter of 23mts. Embedded in the wall of the pagoda are four statues of Buddha in gold polish and eight carvings on sandstone depicting different stages of Gautam Buddha’s life.
    How to Reach :
    By Air :
    The nearest airport is located at Bagdogra, which is about 90 kms. from Darjeeling. Indian Airlines services connect Bagdogra with Kolkata, Delhi, Patna, Guwahati and Imphal.
    By Rail :
    New Jalpaiguri, about 80 km and Siliguri, about 90 km are the nearest railway stations to Darjeeling which are connected with Kolkata, Guwahati, Patna, Delhi, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram etc. The tiny toy train starts from New Jalpaiguri and reaches Darjeeling in 7 hours. It is a thrilling experience.
    By Road :
    Darjeeling is connected by road with all important cities of the eastern region like Siliguri, Gangtok, Guwahati and Kolkata.
  • Darjeeling Visa Entry Formalities :
    Foreigners must obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim. These can be obtained from all Indian Missions, Sikkim Tourism Offices at New Delhi, Kolkata, District Magistrates Office of Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Rangpo on the strength of an Indian Visa. The 30 days duration Permit is issued on the spot without any delay provided photocopies of the passport and visa along with two pass port photos of the applicants are made available. The permissible duration of the stay for foreign tourists is 30 days initially.
    The State Government is authorized to extend the same by a further period of 30 days. The extension of the permit can be obtained from FRO at Gangtok and office of Superintendent of Police of the North, West and South Districts.
    For those interested in going for trekking in the interior region of the state, the Tourism and Civil Aviation issues Protected Area Permit (PAP) at Gangtok which is available for certain specified area for groups consisting of two or more foreigners subject to condition that the trekking programme is arranged through a registered travel agency.
  • Darjeeling Tour Packages
    Darjeeling Vacation Tour
    3 N / 4 D
    Pick up point will be Bagdogra Airport/NJP railway station from where you will proceed to Darjeeling. On arrival, check in the hotel and relax. Spend evening at leisure. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Darjeeling.
    Darjeeling, Gangtok & Kalimpong Tour
    5 N / 6 D
    Pick up point will be Bagdogra Airport / NJP railway station from where you will depart for Kalimpong. On arrival, check in the hotel and spend the day at leisure. Enjoy overnight stay at Kalimpong.

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