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Top 6 places to visit in Darjeeling

Tripiwiki : 04 Mar 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 6 places to visit in Darjeeling

Darjeeling (1 out of 6 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 6 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.

Kurseong, DowHill, Darjeeling (3 out of 6 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 (4 out of 6 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.

Neora Valley National Park (5 out of 6 places to visit in Darjeeling)

Neora Valley National Park is located in Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Covering an area of 88sq kms at an altitude of 3200m, Neora Valley National Park is one of the last remaining hill forest of Eastern Himalayas. Neora Valley National Park is one of the richest biological zones in the entire Northeast India and home to elegant red panda and five species of civet. The park is an important wilderness zone in the Kalimpong hills and also known as birders paradise. Located at 32km from Kalimpong, 82km from Darjeeling, 85km from Gangtok.

Siliguri (6 out of 6 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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