Darjeeling, one of the finest hill station of West Bengal situated in the foot of Himalayas. Mainly famous for its tea estates and the toy train. Covered with mountains, one can find serenity in its valleys and the weather making it more attractive. 6000 ft above the ground a place with a vast diversity of flora and fauna.
Here’s an itinerary especially for people who are planning to visit the land of tea and toy train. 8 places that you must visit on your trip to Darjeeling.
1. The amazing momos of Kurseong
Kurseong is a small hill station in Darjeeling. Near to Darjeeling’s Bagdogra Airport. Here one can grab a taste of the finest North-Eastern momos with a variety of chutney’s (dips).
2. Chowk Bazar of Darjeeling
A packed market selling all kinds of goods from household stuff to local eatery items all at reasonable prices.
3. Padma Naidu Zoological Park and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
One of the best zoos I have ever visited. One can find a variety of leopards, tigers and other mountain animals. The Himalayan mountaineering institute consists of a museum and a shop for buying great jackets and other stuff like badges, umbrellas. Quiet knowledgeable place!
4. Ropeway ride across the tea estate
Want to taste the essence of Darjeeling Tea? Then take a ride across the tea estate and have a splendid taste of the finest Darjeeling tea. While taking the ride one can experience a bit of shower across the mountains, but it just would be a cherry on top of the cake.
5. Peace Pagoda and Japanese Shrine
Peace Pagoda is a beautiful Buddhist temple with a unique architecture. A peaceful and calm place for doing prayers and finding peace of mind in its serenity.
6. Take the joy ride
The toy train is one of the main attractions of Darjeeling. One must not miss the joy ride. Ghoom is a toy train station where the toy train museum is situated, a must visit for all!
7. The Ghoom Monastery
A beautiful Buddhist shrine within the city near the Ghoom station. Don’t forget to spin the prayer wheel for good luck!
8. Climbing the hills
Want to have a small mountain climbing experience? Then Tenzing and Norway rock is just the right place for you 😀
I hope this helps you in some way to guide your way through Darjeeling!
Have a great trip! 😀