Hill stations are always on the list when you plan a trip to make your holidays happening. There are so many choices to pick, but Darjeeling might be the first preference as it creates the difference by offering so many magical vibes altogether. Once this hills station was the summer capital of India and considered as ‘Queen of hills’ even today. Exploring Darjeeling is just like discovering happiness because peace, greenery, and breathtaking landscapes along with the chilling weather in the destination is simply the exception. So, make your Darjeeling tour package more exciting and interesting by doing some crazy things. Here we go.
How to Reach Darjeeling?
Bagdogra is the nearest airport and New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station from where you need to rent a car or find individual seats on shared cars to reach Darjeeling which takes two and a half hours to cover the distance of 63 KM.
Things to Do in Darjeeling
Witness Sunrise in Tiger Hill
The view of Kanchenjunga with the amazing sunrise in Tiger hill attracts so many tourists every year. The first rays of the sun hit the mountain by turning the colour into golden. You must reach the place before the sunrise and wait for a while till the sun appears. But one thing that needs to be kept in mind that visibly of Kanchenjunga, as well as the sunrise, depends on your luck and seasons. The best view can be found during November or April. Hotel staff will help you to wake up in the morning so that you can reach the place on time.
Ride on Batasia Loop
Batasia loop can be easily visited while returning from Tiger hill. This place offers the war memorial, curvy toy train track, small shops near the track and breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga. You can enjoy your ride or take some photographs to turn these moments into a beautiful memory. Batasia loop is one of the best places to spend quality time with your friends and family. Many people enjoy a closer view of Kanchenjunga through a telescope that is available there for tourists and is chargeable.
Get Lost into Spiritual Vibes at Peace Pagoda
Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa built in a Japanese style under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, who is a Japanese monk. This white coloured stupa resembles peace and serenity in the lap of Jalapahar area very near to Darjeeling town. You will find greener all around the stupa instead of getting any other construction or noise near the place. This place is suitable for meditation and spiritual practices along with a chance to get an amazing photographic experience. The sound echoes in the jungle and creates something magical.
Romance in Rock Garden
Romance is not always deal with couples but also happens within the soul and beautiful ambiance. So, if you are single you to enjoy a walk into Rock Garden which is also known as Barbotey Garden and located 10 km away from Darjeeling town. You will find a waterfall, plenty of flora and fauna, tiny hills, and lots of space to find some privacy. Nature can be explored in a better sense by getting the chance of walking into the curvy stoned paths. Visiting this place will refresh your mind and put you in a better timeline.
Enjoy the Flavor at Happy Valley Tea Estate
Darjeeling is famous for its tea not only in India but around the world. So, visiting Darjeeling will remain incomplete if you skip visiting Happy Valley Tea estate where you will find tea gardens and small shop vendors who feel delighted by serving you tea on paper cups. Nowadays green tea is also available in the shops from where you can buy tea packets for your home. Apart from tasting tea, this place offers awesome scenic beauty and greenery all around.
Witness Snow Leopard at Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park
Darjeeling zoo is known as Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park which comes with too many scopes for children to explore some of the endangered species of animals and birds. Snow leopard, red panda, Asiatic black bear, barking deer, macaws, and jaguar are some of the special attractions of this zoo which won a prestigious International Award called The Earth Heroes Award 2014. Visiting Darjeeling zoo will give a thrilling experience by witnessing those creatures.
Traveling gives knowledge and ensures a lot of fun which recharges the mind in a definite manner. Darjeeling tour package comes with accommodation, food, transportation, and sightseeing experiences that keep you relaxed for exploring the Queen of hills.