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Top 7 Hill Station Attractions in West Bengal

Tripiwiki : 06 May 2021
The state capital is Kolkata. The state encompasses two broad natural regions: the Gangetic Plain in the south and the sub-Himalayan and Himalayan area in the north. located on eastern bottleneck of India stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south, presents some of marvelous landscape features and natural scenic beauty. Some of India's most preferred travel destinations like; the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region in the northern extreme of the state, the highest peak of the state Sandakphu and the Sundarbans mangrove forests in the extreme south.

Following are the Top 7 Hill Station Attractions in West Bengal

Darjeeling (1 out of 7 places to visit in Darjeeling)

Darjeeling, known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’ is one of the Beautiful hill stations in India located in northern part of West Bengal, India. Darjeeling is the headquarters of the Darjeeling District which used to be a cluster of villages that was administered intermittently by Nepal and Sikkim. It is noted for its tea industry, its views of Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's all about magnificent views of snow-capped Kanchenjunga, torrents flowing down the mountain slopes, lovely tea gardens, landscapes with firs, pines & ferns, and all that combined with friendly people and modern yet colonial charm. Located at 98km from Gangtok.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (2 out of 7 places to visit in Darjeeling)

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the DHR or the Toy Train, is a 2 ft gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling . Small steam engine pulling mini coaches up the steep mountains through breathtaking landscapes and overcoming almost impossible curves and gradients using sheer engineering ingenuity and creative skills. Riding the Toy Train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) has always remained a coveted experience to the tourists. Toy Train has been accorded the UNESCO World Heritage status, and that's for a special reason. Darjeeling is located at 98 km from Gangtok, 500km from Guwahati, 515km from Patna.

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Dooars

Dooars, Jalpaiguri, Jalpaiguri (3 out of 7 places to visit in Jalpaiguri)

Dooars is famous for its rich biodiversity, forests, wildlife and ethnic people and their cultureThe Dooars or Duars are the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in North-East India around Bhutan. Dooars is famous for its rich biodiversity, forests, wildlife and ethnic people and their culture. The Dooars region politically constitutes the plains of Darjeeling Himalayas, the whole of Jalpaiguri district and Alipurduar district.. The Dooars valley The Bengal part of Dooars, which stretches from River Teesta on the west to River Sankosh on the east, is an area coving roughly 130 km by 40 km. The area forms a major part of the Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Coochbehar district and is one of the most important tourist areas. The Jalpaiguri district treasures some of the best natural forests in the region. Jalpaiguri is located at approx 108km from Darjeeling, 158kom from Gangtok.

Kalimpong (4 out of 7 places to visit in Kalimpong)

Kalimpong is an quiet and pleasant hill town and a district headquarter of ‎Kalimpong District in West Bengal, India. And is one of the most visited Hill Stations in West Bengal. Kalimpong is a beautiful hill station overlooking the Teesta River with a magnificent backdrop of the snow-peak Kanchenjunga and Himalayan ranges. Located at Kalimpong is 50 km from Darjeeling and 80 km from Gangtok.

Kurseong, DowHill, Darjeeling (5 out of 7 places to visit in Darjeeling)

Kurseong is one of the most haunted beautiful hill station located in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Dow Hill is a beautiful place with lush green vegetation. The pine trees are straight and tall, standing like a magnificent guard, guarding the secrets of the hilly forest. Dow Hill is mysterious, as it is beautiful. And the weather is dismal. Located at approx 32km from the famous hill station of Darjeeling, 118km from Gangtok.

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Mirik

Mirik (6 out of 7 places to visit in Darjeeling)

Mirik a beautiful small Hill Station is one of the most visited Hill Stations in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Mirik has become a tourist destination for its climate, natural environment and easy accessibility. Located on the banks of a huge lake, surrounded by a garden named Savitri Pushpaudyan on one side and pine trees on the other, linked together by an arching footbridge called Indreni Pool. Mirik is located at approx 60km from Darjeeling, 160km from Gangtok.

Siliguri (7 out of 7 places to visit in Darjeeling)

Siliguri is small hill station situated at the base of the Himalaya mountains in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Located on the banks of the Mahananda River and at the Himalayan foothills, Siliguri is endowed with natural scenic beauty and attracts numerous tourists all year round. Views of the white snow-clad mountain peaks of the great Himalayan Ranges from Siliguri are treat to eyes. Located at approx 64km from Darjeeling, 116km from Gangtok.


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