department of tourism

government of west bengal

DARJEELING

Darjeeling conjures visions of snow peaks, serenity of vibrant green hills steeped in splendour, a land of breathtaking beauty crowned by the majestic Himalayas. Darjeeling is one of the most magnificent hill resorts in the world. This heavenly retreat is bathed in hues of every shade. Flaming red rhododendrons, sparkling white magnolias, miles of undulating hillsides covered with emerald green tea bushes, the exotic forests of silver fir - all under the blanket of a brilliant azure sky dappled with specks of clouds, compellingly confounds Darjeeling as the QUEEN OF HILL STATIONS. The crest of Kanchenjunga shining in the first dawn light truly supports the title.

Darjeeling beckons thousands today for a leisurely respite from the bustle of the madding crowd. The traveler - whether a tourist or a trekker, an ornithologist or a photographer, a botanist or an artist - will find in Darjeeling an experience which will remain etched in one's memory - forever.
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    Art & Culture
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    Art & Culture

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    The culture of Darjeeling is quite diverse. Apart from the major religious festivals like Diwali, Christmas, Dussera, Holi, Ram Navami etc., the diverse ethnic populace of the town also celebrates several local festivals. The Tibetan ethnic groups like the Lepchas, Bhutias, Gurungs and Tamangs celebrate New Year, also called Losar, in January/February. Other festivals like Maghe Sankranti, Chotrul Duchen, Buddha Jayanti, and Tendong Lho Rumfaat, to name a few, provide the "regional distinctness" of Darjeeling's local culture from the rest of India. Darjeeling Carnival, initiated by a civil society movement known as "The Darjeeling Initiative", is a ten-day carnival held every year during winter that especially portrays the rich musical and cultural heritage of Darjeeling Hills as its central theme.

    Traditional dances in Darjeeling include the Jhaure dance, Chutkay dance, Maruni dance and Tamang Selo, which find their origins in Nepal. Other forms of dance include the Tibetan Cham performed with elaborate costumes and masks during the eve of Losar, the Tibetan New Year.

    Undeniably, the most popular food of Darjeeling is the Momo. Momos are steamed dumplings stuffed with either pork, beef or vegetables and served with a spicy chilli and tomato paste along with soup. Another popular dish is the Thukpa, which is a noodle dish with meat and/or vegetables in soup. Apart from these dishes, the restaurants in Darjeeling offer a wide variety of traditional Indian, continental and Chinese cuisines to cater to different palates.

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    Artifacts

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    Among the artistic crafts, ornaments, trinkets and handlooms are worth mentioning. One can also find fine craftsmanship in woodwork and bamboo fretwork. While the principal utility products are blankets, woolen knitted garments and woven fabrics, the artistic products are handbags, wall panels, fire screens, folding partitions, Bhutan paintings, cotton shoulder bags etc. Beautiful curios are made at Darjeeling and Kalimpong on copper plates studded with red and blue stones with engravings of replicas of deities. Wonderful Tankas with paintings depicting the life of Lord Buddha are also available. Woolen carpets are made in a combination of shades in vegetable and synthetic dyes. Bhutia chaddars in beautiful textures can also be found. Decorative Nepali kukris are made in Ghum. Bedroom slippers and rope sole shoes, jackets, hats, hanzu coats made from handloom cloth and masks are among the many items that attract tourists and curio collectors.

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    Dance

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    The Nepalese in Darjeeling are rich in folk culture. The hills and dales are the treasure house of songs and dances of the hill folk. The panorama of the majestic Himalayan mountains, its lush green hills and forests seem to have played a significant role in influencing the religion and culture. The folk songs and dances of the Nepalese people, inhabiting in and around the Himalayan regions have been influenced by the serene, romantic and poetic shades of the place. Even the two major religions viz. Hinduism and Buddhism seems to have influenced the Nepali culture, which is full of its rich folk songs and dances, to co-existing side by side. The earlier cave paintings, religious rites and temple songs and dances have also played a significant role in influencing Nepalese Folk songs and dances. Impressions of religious dances performed either to appease the Gods and Goddesses or to ward-off evil spirits, can also be seen distinctly in performing arts of the Nepalese people. The following are some of the most popular Nepali folk dances. Maruni Nach, Dhan Naach, Jhankri Naach, Jatra Naach, Damphu Naach, Khukuri Naach, Deora Naach, Panchay Naach, Dhimay Naach, Sanginy Naach, Balan Naach, Jhyauray Naach, Paschimay Chutki, Rodhighar Naach, Baton Naach, Jhumara Naach, Sakhia Naach.

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    Festivals: Tibetan New Year (Losar)
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    Festivals: Tibetan New Year (Losar)

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    Festivals and events in Darjeeling are reflections of the diverse Indian culture and tradition that has developed through ages. Since it is the homeland of many different religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and to an extent Christianity at the same time, many festivals take place throughout the year.

    The Tibetans, who constitutes a major part of the population, celebrate the Losar Festival in Darjeeling with great flare and festivity. The end of January marks the end of the Tibetan Year. To avert the negativity of the old year, most of the monasteries in the area have Cham (Tibetan Dance) during this time of the year. Losar Festival in Darjeeling usually falls in the month of February. It is an important festival in the Tibetan calendar year and its celebration continues for a week. The youthful Tibetans celebrate it with great enthusiasm and spirit. The youth take to the streets performing the traditional Yak dance dressed in multi coloured clothes. They walk down the street singing and dancing with sacred folklores that fill the air making the atmosphere electrifying.

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    Buddha Jayanti
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    Buddha Jayanti

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    Buddha Jayanti celebrates the Birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. Prayers are sung and the Buddhists offer worship in all the major Buddhist shrines such as Tamang Buddhist Monastery, Dali Monastery, Aloobari Monastery etc. The next morning a giant figure of Lord Buddha is displayed to all the followers and hundreds of small shrines are visited and worshipped. Large groups of people parade through the streets praising the Lord and his teachings. Special flags usually red, blue, yellow and white are raised high above all the Buddhist households. Buddha Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha is another festival held in May whose celebration start in the monasteries of Darjeeling by the Buddhist monks, the Lamas. They take out processions around the town carrying holy book of the Buddhists and also Lord Buddha's idol. Such processions are held with musical accompaniments and thereby the entire hill station becomes vibrant.

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    Orange Festival
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    Orange Festival

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    To promote the Samsing-Jaldhaka area in the foothills of the Bhutan Himalaya under Darjeeling hills as a major orange-growing landscape, the Orange Festival takes place every year. This festival is organized mainly to promote community based tourism, ecological conservation, Indo-Bhutan friendship and peace.

    Darjeeling Orange Festival attracts tourists and helps one to get acquainted with the fruit and its varieties, its quality and the methods of its conservation. Although oranges in Darjeeling are smaller and paler in colour compared to what you see in western India, they can be exceedingly sweet and delicious. Orange fest usually takes place in December.

    Many villagers from over 50 villages participate in this festival offering fresh produce from their gardens. It's a great time to sell few oranges. In fact oranges from Kurseong are said to be sweetest of the lot, and the ones from Kalimpong are very juicy as well as sweet. Sometimes the orange festival of Darjeeling is held outside Darjeeling to draw larger participation and buyers.

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    TREKKING
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    TREKKING

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    Trekking in the Darjeeling Hills began almost a century ago. In fact, the first organised trekking route in India was setup here along the Singalila range. The trek begins in Darjeeling and proceeds through Maneybhanjan, Tonglu, Sandakphu and ends in Phalut.

    There are trekker huts under the management of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council Tourism Department all along the route to Sandakphu. For further information contact Tourist Bureau, Darjeeling.

    A perfect blend of nature and harmony, Darjeeling is undoubtedly a place to be at. The sprawling tea estates and the rolling lofty mountains dotted with red roof houses exemplify the beauty of Darjeeling. Along with being a resplendent option for summer vacations in India, Darjeeling is also an apt destination for adventure activities like trekking. The alpine mountains and the lesser explored regions draw attention of many adventure enthusiasts from all across the globe. Trekking in Darjeeling is one experience that no thrill-seeker would want to miss out on. The panoramic view of the Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga is what makes trekking in Darjeeling an unforgettable experience.

    One of the major treks in North Bengal is Sandakphu. The trail of Sandakphu abounds in rhododendrons, primulas, magnolias, orchids and a variety of ferns. There are also about 600 species of birds inhabiting on the slopes of the mountains. Thus the trail provides great opportunity for birding along with enthralling trekking experience. Along with the breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga and Everest, trekkers get an opportunity to catch a glimpse of awe-inspiring 8 thousanders like Mt. Makalu and Mt. Lhotse.

    The trek is the part of the great Singalila range, which separates West Bengal from the Himalayan mountain range in the west. The trail covers Maneybhanjan, Tonglu, Sandakphu and finally ends in Phalut. The adventure holiday in Darjeeling becomes livelier when the trekking trail reaches Gairibas; continuing towards Kalipokhri one has to encounter swamp leeches that inhabits between the Gairibas and Kalipokhri trail. The rare species of Red Panda can also be seen on the Sandakphu-Phalut trek. Thus one can be guaranteed of tremendous adventure with a rendezvous with rare and special.

    There are two major seasons for trekking holiday in Darjeeling, one beginning in March and closing in the first week of June. During this season, adventure on the trekking routes in Darjeeling is combined with occasional showers and a splendid flora show. Another season for trekking begins in October and concludes in November, with trekkers enjoying the aftermath of heavy monsoon and the beginning of harsh winters.

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    Water Rafting

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    The White Water Rafting on the river Teesta and Rangeet (Triveni), the scenic beauty of the banks, surrounding hills, its flora and fauna and sighting of several varieties of fishes is simply enchanting. A river trip is often an adventure. An amateur with a little sense of adventure can equally enjoy it.

    White water rafting is relatively new in Darjeeling but it's certainly as fun-filled as any other destination. River Teesta and Rangeet gush down the mountains of Darjeeling and create foaming white water that are excellent for rafting. While rafting down, you will get a pretty view of dense forests.

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    Bird watching Tours
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    Bird watching Tours

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    Eastern India is home to more than 850 species of birds and is considered as being the richest birding area in the country. The abrupt juxtaposition of many different biotopes or life zones ranging from almost plains level to over 6000m and from tropical heat to arctic cold, has given to the Eastern Himalayas a flora and fauna that for richness and variety is perhaps unequalled in the world. Sheltered in the rain-shadow, lie dry, practically rainless valleys that add to the ecological complexities of the jumbled habitats and make the area rich in birds, plant and insect life.

    Anybody who wants to start birding in the north-eastern India, could find birds such as the Eurasian Cuckoo, Oriental Cuckoo, Himalayan Griffon, Common Kestrel, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Grey-chinned Minivet, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Plain-backed Thrush, White-collared Blackbird, Eurasian Blackbird, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Little Pied Flycatcher, Orange-flanked Bush Robin, Golden Bush Robin, Aberrant Bush Warbler, Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler, Buff-barred Warbler, Grey-hooded Warbler, White-throated Laughingthrush, Scaly Laughingthrush, Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler, Rufous-capped Babbler, Red-billed Leiothrix, Blue-winged Minla, Gould's Shortwing, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Stripe-throated Yuhina, Black-throated Parrotbill, Green-tailed Sunbird, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Rufous-breasted Accentor, Maroon-backed Accentor, Dark-rumped Rosefinch, Gold-naped Finch. Tours are offered covering the best birding areas in Lava, Neora Valley National Park, Darjeeling, Tiger Hill, Sandakphu, Singalila National Park, etc.

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    BATASIA LOOP
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    BATASIA LOOP

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    Railway Loop is feat of engineering 5 kms from Darjeeling, is a marvellous feat of engineering. It is fascinating to watch the toy train  round the loop. Tahe town and glorious view of snowy peak can be seen from here. The War Memorial constructed in the memory of brave sons of Darjeeling who died in different wars since 1947.

    How to Reach :
    By Road: It is 5 km (3.1 miles) from Darjeeling Town located just below Ghoom station. If you take a car or a taxi, it takes about 20 minutes from Darjeeling town to reach the Batasia Loop (along Hill Cart Road).
    It falls on railway route by the Toy Train from Siliguri to Darjeeling and 2 km northeast of Ghoom Railway Station. There is a brief halt of 10 minutes at the Batasia Loop on its way up to Darjeeling.
    Nearest Railway Station to Batasia Loop: Ghoom Railway Station (2 km).
    Nearest Bus stand and Jeep stand to reach Batasia loop: outside Ghoom Railway Station (2 km).
    By Train: The nearest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri
    By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra.

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    AVA ART GALLERY
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    AVA ART GALLERY

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    At the outskirts of the Darjeeling 4 kms away, Ava Art Gallery was jointly established in 1965 by Late Ava Devi who was known as a genius of embroidery art and Bhopal Rao Sett. This is the only art gallery of its kind in Darjeeling. 
    Visitor can't miss this bright purple and yellow colored two storied building on the left as they drive along the main highway or the Hill Cart Road towards Darjeeling town center.
    Inside, there is a permanent collection of sixty pieces of exquisite artwork of Ava Devi including water, oil and thread paintings. There are two special paintings in the gallery that you must not miss. One is called "Still Strong" and the other "Torture" that reflect Ava Devi's outstanding talent and skills in the field of artwork. There are also many other traditional paintings in the gallery. Visitors can see some delicate handmade embroidery and Silk appliqueacute as well. The silk work has been done by splitting the silk thread some 20 times.

    The gallery is open from 8 A.M - 12 Noon; and again from 1 - 5pm. Photography is not permitted inside.

    How to Reach :
    Ava Art Gallery in Darjeeling is located on the Hill Cart Road which is the National Highway 55. From the main market center (Chowk Bazaar), the gallery is about 4kms away and is on the way to Ghoom. While you can walk for it from the town center.

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    BHUTIA BUSTY MONASTERY
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    BHUTIA BUSTY MONASTERY

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    Bhutia Basti Monastery was originally a part of Sikkim’s Phodang Monastery under the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism and was transferred to Darjeeling from Sikkim in 1879 and was built by Lama Dorjilingpa after whom this city was named. The Monastery was established originally on the present site of the Observatory Hill which got destroyed during the Gorkha invasion in the 19th century. Post this war, the monastery was moved to its present location - the construction of which was undertaken by the Chogyal of Sikkim. Even in its present location in Bhutia Basti, the monastery was subject to an earthquake in 1934 which caused great damage to the structure.

    How to Reach :
    Buses commence from the Chowrasta and ply through the Bhutia Basti locality. Nearest Bus Stand is in Chowrasta. Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri which is well connected by Sealdah and Kolkata station. Local cabs are also available mostly at the Chowrasta and the Railway Station and sometimes at traffic junctions.

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    CHOWRASTA & MALL
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    CHOWRASTA & MALL

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    The Chowrasta or the Mall is the heart of Darjeeling town. Located on top of Nehru Road, this is a nice flat land where tourists and locals come to lounge in the sun, take a seat on one of the many benches along the periphery, and watch the wonderful views of the mountain peaks and valleys all around and take the pony ride around the Mall. The Brabourne Park is attached to the Chowrasta and now features a musical fountain. This place is an open space and free from vehicular movements.

    How to Reach: The Chowrasta or the Mall in Darjeeling can be reached through different roads. The most popular is the Nehru Road that starts from Gandhi Road where the restaurant Keventer's is located.

    From Darjeeling Railway Station the Mall (Chowrasta) is about 2.5 km and it's an uphill walk (will take about 35-40 minutes). From Hill Cart Road (at Darjeeling station) take Laden la Road and then Nehru Road to reach the mall.

    It takes about 5-7 minutes by walk. Taxis are not allowed in the Mall area. Taxis can only come up to the stand near the junction of Nehru road and Gandhi road, or up to the Windamere hotel on the Mall road from where it would be a shorter and easier walk to the Mall.

    By Train: The nearest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri
    By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra.


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    BENGAL NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
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    BENGAL NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

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    During the initial days of the museum, an amateur ornithologist Charles M Inlis was the Curator of the museum. He held the post for 26 years since 1923. During his time, he had put in immense effort and built up the museum with active support from many officials including E.O. Shebbeare, The Conservator of Forest (Bengal), G.E. Shaw, The Superintendent of Cinchona Plantation, and many others.

    Today the museum houses huge collection and specimens that include wide varieties of Birds with nests and eggs, reptiles and fishes, mammals, insects and more. All these specimens are of real creatures that were captured and preserved. There is a special taxidermy unit in the museum which specializes in curing, staffing and rendering the Birds and animals for display on the glass cabinets. This unit has been there right from the inception of the museum.
    There are two large sections of the museum. One at the ground level and the other at the basement. As tourists enter the large room at the ground level, there are rows of glass cabinets on both sides. The first section is that of Birds.

    Specimens like Himalayan Brown Wood Owls, Northern spotted owlet, Northern Brown Fish Owl, Pheasants, Fly catchers, Woodpeckers and lot more. They are all placed in natural settings on the tree branches.
    A small building in the Botanical Garden was constructed at a cost of Rupees 14,000 to display only the butterflies and Birds of the area. Therefore the present building was constructed in 1915 at a cost of Rupees 55,000 to satisfy such requirement.

    In 1923, Bengal Natural Museum Society was formed that took charge of the management of the museum. It continued until 1976 after which the management was taken over by the Forest Department of Government of West Bengal.
    Some of the Birds displayed are really huge in size and it's unlikely that you would have seen such sizes before. There are over 820 specimens of Birds belonging to more than 400 species of the area. There are only two foreign species that have been given as gifts to the museum.
    There are actually 110 species of eggs, but all are not displayed due to lack of space. There is nice collection of nests of various sizes. Straight ahead in the main room is a gigantic Crocodile. The species is called Estuarine which is supposed to be one of the fierce predators. It's kept in a low flat glass cabinet.
    There are 35 out of 76 species of Snakes in the area that are displayed in the museum. There are many other specimens of reptiles and amphibians in the museum. And out of fishes in the area, visitor can see 57 species out of 100.
    Timings : The museum is open 9am to 5pm daily. It remains closed on National Holidays. There is an admission fee of Rs. 10/- per person (subject to change though).

    How to Reach :
    It's about 10 minutes walk from the Chowrasta Mall and located behind the Gorkha Ranga Manch Bhawan. The approach is from the Robertson Road.

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    STEP ASIDE

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    Step aside is the house where the great patriot and freedom fighter from Bengal Chittaranjan Das lived the last one month of his life. He passed away in this house on June 16, 1925. The board outside mentions the date. The first floor where he lived has been converted into a museum preserving his personal belongings. 

    He was known as "Deshbandhu" meaning friend of the nation. The ground floor is being used as a maternity clinic and child welfare center which is also named after him and dedicated to his ideology of serving the poor. The museum was inaugurated on November 5, 2007 by the former justice Smt. Manjula Bose. The adjacent C.R Das road is also named after Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das.

    How to reach :
    About 3 mins walk from Chowrasta will bring the visitors to the place where the famous Indian patriot Deshbandu Chittaranjan Das had passed away in 1925.

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    Bijanbari is a small town lying to the east of Darjeeling. Bijanbari lies in a valley at an altitude of 760 mts above sea level. The Little Rangeet River (Chota Rangeet) flows near this town.
    Out of the many beautiful day trips from Darjeeling, Bijanbari will rate as one of the best. There is a winding scenic road that goes down from the Ghoom area all the way down to this sleepy town over a stretch of 22 kms (14 miles). On the way you will pass by some lovely mountain streams, waterfalls, prize-winning tea gardens and unspoiled forests. Over this stretch the road drops by about 4800 ft. Some 13 kms (i.e. about 8 miles) along this road you will see the great Hima Falls which is also a popular picnic spot. There is a beautiful bridge that crosses over the falls stream.
    Further down and another 6 km (i.e. 3.6 miles) away, you will find the Biswambhar rock, a steep 50 ft high rock rising vertically. You will also pass by some beautiful tea gardens like Marybong, Rishihaat, Chontong etc. You get breathtaking view of Darjeeling town and adjoining areas from a number of spots on the way. And finally you will reach Bijanbari town. There is also a trekking route from Singalila range that ends at Bijanbari.

    How to Reach :
    Bijanbari is close to 30 kms from Darjeeling town and can be approached via Ghoom. There are several ways to visit Bijanbari from Darjeeling. Easiest and of course relatively more costly way is to hire a cab from the taxi stand at Chowk Bazaar or Gandhi road. There are also Darjeeling-Bijanbari buses that leave from the bus stand early in the morning. You can also take a shared jeep from Chowk Bazaar.

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    TOY TRAIN (DHR)

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    Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), popularly known as the 'Toy Train' is one of the main attractions of the region. The track on which the train runs is only 600 millimeters wide. The size of the train is commensurate giving it the name 'Toy Train'. Narrow Gauge trains are used in parts of India to travel to hill stations. The most magnificent train journeys through the narrow gauge are the gorgeous terrain. UNESCO has declared the DHR as a World Heritage Site.

    For more information on the DHR, please visit

    www.dhrs.org/

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    Apart from the magnificent view it commands, great religious importance is attached to the Observatory Hill by both Hindus and Buddhists who worship here by the hundreds. As the name suggests, this place on a hill top is one of the greatest spots in Darjeeling to observe the panoramic views of the mountains and it also has a Temple at the summit called the Mahakal Temple. The Observatory Hill is located at the Mall area and is encircled at its bottom by the Mall Road. As you walk along the Mall road, Tourists will see this steep hill rising on one side. However, it's not too high. It takes about 15 minutes of uphill walk to reach to the top. While the walk may be tiring, the rewards are awesome. As visitors take the Mall road from the right side of Chowrasta Mall, about 100 yards away they will find flights of stairs that lead towards the Observatory Hill and the Mahakal Temple. There is a large signboard indicating the pathway. 

    How to Reach :
    Observatory Hill is located behind the Chowrasta Mall and encircled by the Mall Road. The approach to the narrow road that goes all the way is about 100 yards from the Mall and on the Mall road on the right. It's an uphill walk for about 15 minutes. Taxis and vehicles are not allowed in this area. Check out Darjeeling Map to see the location of the place.

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    Shrubbery Nightingale Park
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    Shrubbery Nightingale Park

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    About 10 minutes walk from the Mall, the Shrubbery Nightingale Park in Darjeeling is a beautiful public park area. It's ideal for relaxing and enjoying the superb views of the Kanchenjunga and the other snow peaks of Eastern Himalayas. During the tourist season, Nepali cultural programmes like local dances are held here everyday in the evening. During the British days in early 1900s, this place was known as The Shrubbery. It used to be the private courtyard of Sir Thomas Tartan's Bungalow. In 1934 it was completely destroyed by an earthquake. Following its destruction, there have been several developments that took place on this area. Initially it became a place where the British women resident in Darjeeling would come here to have a cup of tea and chat with each other. So it was more like a women's meeting place. In 1950s and 1960s, the park became a hot place for Bollywood films because of its scenic beauty.

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    LLOYDS BOTANICAL GARDEN

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    Lloyd's Botanical Garden is a 'one of its kinds' botanical garden in the Darjeeling city. Spread in about 40 acres of land, this botanical garden boasts of housing several endangered and exotic species of fauna. Established in 1878, it was intended to be a distant annexe of the Calcutta Botanical Garden. The basic motive of Lloyd's Botanical Garden is to preserve the native floral species of Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, Sikkim and its neighboring regions. It is also a home to several exotic varieties of flora.

    The numerous varieties of flora in Lloyd's Botanical Garden are a naturalist's delight. Anyone who is in love with nature and greenery is certain to fall in love with this place. Its collection boasts of alpine plants, arum lilies, geraniums, spectacular azaleas, tree ferns and conifers from Europe, apart from hawthorn, blackberry, broom, horse, chestnut, ash, birch and lilac from China and Japan. The cryptomerias, plums, cherries, magnolias and maples weeping willows and deodars from Africa and Bulbon plants and cypress from America are other attractive varieties here.

    You can also get to see silver wattle, black wattle, silver oak, blue gum and eucalyptus trees in this botanical garden. The Cacti and Succulents section here is strikingly noticeable, with about 150 species on display. The Orchadium, housing 2500 plants - with 50 rare varieties, is another section in the garden that you must visit. Inside the greenhouse, in this botanical garden, the begonias blooms are arranged in a pleasing manner, like an attractive mosaic of multi-colored splendor. Lloyd's Botanical Garden is a worthwhile experience for those who take interest in botany and are in love with nature.

    How to reach :
    The Botanical Gardens of Darjeeling is located just below the Eden Sanatorium (or the Saheed Durga Mall District Hospital). It is a walking distance from the taxi stand of Chowk Bazaar which is the main market center of Darjeeling at the lower level. You can approach it through the Victoria Road as well.

    The Botanical Garden of Darjeeling is open from 6am to 5pm daily.

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    A Drukpa Kagyud Monastery belonging to the Kagyupa Order of Tibetan Buddhism is the Dali Monastery at Dali - on the route between Ghoom and Darjeeling at an altitude of 7000 ft above sea level. The Dali Gompa is perched atop a hillock between Darjeeling Railway Station and Ghoom Railway Station and is just 5 km south of Darjeeling City. Dali Gompa was built by Kyabje Thuksey Rimpoche in 1971. This monastery is the largest in the area - in terms of headcount of resident Monks. 210 Tibetan Buddhists of the Drukchen sect stay at the Dali Gompa. This Gompa also had the good fortune of having his Highness Dalai Lama spend three days in 1993 at the Gompa teaching about the various facets of Tibetan Buddhism and Culture.
    The prayers at dawn and at dusk are worth participating which are held in the Gompa Main Hall. The Dali Monastery is a big building coloured in red yellow and white with many windows and an impressive and colourful arched entrance and a sloping driveway with beautiful and colourful paintings on the walls of the driveway. The inner walls of the building have been painted with the depictions of Lord Buddha's life and journey. The Dali Monastery building just stands out in Darjeeling cityscape with its typical Tibetan Architecture and colours.
    The Monastery also houses a vast collection of books on Buddhism and Philosophy in its' library.
    The most popular part of this Monastery which draws huge crowds is the Hall of big, cylindrical 6 ft high golden Tibetan Prayer Wheels which the Monks keep turning while offering their prayers.

    How to Reach :
    Nearest airport is Bagdogra. New Jalpaiguri railway station is the nearest station of Darjeeling. Ghoom station is nearest place of Dali Monastery which is connected by Toy train. Buses are also available from Siliguri Tenzing Norgay bus terminus and Kolkata Esplanade bus terminus to Darjeeling.

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    HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINEERING INSTITUTE

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    The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was set up following the successful ascent of the Mount Everest-the highest peak in the world by the local hero Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edumund Hillary on 28 May 1953. The oldest mountaineering institute in the country carries out various mountaineering courses every year. Apart from Tenzing, legendary mountaineers like Nawang Gombu (the first man to climb Everest twice) and Lattoo Dorjee Sherpa have helped build the reputation of this pioneering institute. The institute is presently under the purview of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India and its museum is worth a visit.

    How to Reach :
    Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling is located at the Jawahar Parbat, earlier known as the Birch Hill Park. Cars are usually not allowed up to the gate. There are two ways visitor can reach. Visitor can take the Jawahar Road from Mall Road and keep walking for a while (about 30 minutes) and reach the institute. Or below the HMI at the Lebong Cart Road, cars and taxis can park along the roadside. It's 5-6 minutes uphill walk from there up to the gate. You will see big signs on the rock showing direction to HMI. Check out North Darjeeling Map to see the location.

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    GARG WORLD AMUSEMENT PARK
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    GARG WORLD AMUSEMENT PARK

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    The beautiful hill station of Darjeeling has several delights to keep the tourist enchanted. One of them is the Garg World Amusement Park. Darjeeling's Garg World Amusement Park is an exciting destination to visit. Perched 7900 ft above the plains on Gandhi Road, this amusement park is surrounded by picturesque surroundings that are characterised by verdant meadows and forested mountains. The views of Balsan Valley from this park are simply awe-inspiring and alluring. Attracting both kids and grown-ups, Garg World Amusement Park features a good selection of rides and slides worth trying.

    Amusement parks are great places for photography. The happy expressions on your loved one's faces, while enjoying the rides, deserve to be clicked. Furthermore, the hilly surroundings serve as perfect backdrops for beautiful pictures.

    Remains open from 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Daily).

    Located on the Ghoom-Sukhiapokri road, at an altitude of 7,900 ft.

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    PADMAJA NAIDU HIMALAYAN ZOOLOGICAL PARK
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    PADMAJA NAIDU HIMALAYAN ZOOLOGICAL PARK

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    This is the only specialized Zoo in the country and is internationally recognized for its conservation breeding programmes of Red Panda, Snow Leopards, Tibetan Wolf and other highly endangered animal species of Eastern Himalaya. 

    It was formerly known as Himalayan Zoological Park and was established on 14th August, 1958 in Darjeeling (West Bengal) as a joint venture of Govt. of India (Department of Science and Technology) and Govt. of West Bengal (Department of Education). In January, 1972, the Park was converted into a registered Society under West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961 with an understanding that the maintenance cost of the zoo will be shared by the Center and State Government. The Society in May, 1993 was transferred to Department of Forests, Govt. of West Bengal. At the Govt. of India level the Zoological Park is under the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
    The Zoological Park is striving for the maintenance of ecological balance in the Eastern region.

    Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (also called the Darjeeling Zoo) is a 67.56 acres zoo in the town of Darjeeling. An average elevation of 7,000 ft (2,134 mtrs), is the largest high altitude zoo in India. It specialises in breeding animals adapted to alpine conditions, and has successful captive breeding programmes for the snow leopard, the critically endangered Himalayan wolf and the red panda. The zoo attracts about 300,000 Visitors every year. The park is named after Padmaja Naidu (1900 to 1975), daughter of Sarojini Naidu. The zoo serves as the central hub for Central Zoo Authority of India's red panda programme and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
    Open daily (except Thursday) from 8:30am to 4:30pm in summer season, 8:30am to 4pm in winter season. There is an admission fee which is usually combined with that of the HMI located in the same complex.

    How to Reach :
    Darjeeling Zoo is located at the Jawahar Parbat, earlier known as the Birch Hill Park. Cars are usually not allowed up to the gate. There are two ways you can reach. You can take the Jawahar Road from Mall Road and keep walking for a while and reach the entrance of Zoo/HMI.

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    Roy Villa
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    Roy Villa

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    'Roy Villa' at Darjeeling on the Lebong Cart Road is the building, where Sister Nivedita of India (Born Irish and made India her home on behest of the great Swami Vivekananda) breathed her last."The boat is sinking, but I can yet see the sunrise"- these were the last words of this noble soul.

    This is a heritage building with holy foot print of Sister Nivedita and meny great personnel. Sister Nivedita breathed her last in this place. When Sister Nivedita passed away here, Dr. Nil Ratan Sarkar, great Scientist like J.C.Bose and his wife Lady Abala Bose, Scientist Basiswar Sen, was present in this building Roy Villa. In the year of 1954, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute also started in this building. It stands here up to 1957. Our Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, handed over the 'Roy Villa' on 16 May 2013.

    How to Reach :
    Roy Villa is near about 77.5 kms from New Jalpaiguri Station. Bagdogra Airport is the nearest air connection which is 96 kms away from Darjeeling. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri which is around 62 kms from Darjeeling and this station is well connected by train from Sealdah and Kolkata stations. Buses are also available from Kolkata to Siliguri.


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    TENZING ROCK AND GOMBU ROCK
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    TENZING ROCK AND GOMBU ROCK

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    Tenzing Rock, a gigantic natural rock in Darjeeling is named after Tenzing Norgay, the man who created history by climbing the Everest first time along with Edmund Hillary in 1953. Opposite to this is the Gombu Rock named after Nawang Gombu, nephew of Tenzing who was the first person to climb the Everest twice, once in 1963 and then in 65. He took over as the Director of Field Training at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute after Tenzing retired in 1976. Both these rocks are used for rock climbing training by HMI. 

    There is a board right on top of the Tenzing Rock that says HMI Rock Climbing Training Area. While facing the Tenzing Rock, the left side or the left face of the rock is used by the professional rock climbers and the trainees. Most tourists make a mistake of going over to the right side where the approach to the top of another parallel rock is quite shorter. Actually the right face of the rock can be used by amateur climbers or even tourists for climbing. However one needs to take help of guides and pay some nominal fee. The gradient of the right face is gentle and surface is easier for climbing.

    How to Reach :
    Both Tenzing Rock and Gombu Rocks are located on Lebong Cart Road of Darjeeling, and opposite to each other. If tourists are coming from Darjeeling town, then it should take about 20 minutes by taxi.

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    TIBETAN REFUGEE SELF HELP CENTRE
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    TIBETAN REFUGEE SELF HELP CENTRE

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    Tibetan refugee self help centre was established on 1st October 1959 to rehabilitate displaced Tibetians who had followed His Holiness, The Dalai Lama to India in early 1959. This centre produces excellent carpets, woolen goods, wood work, leather work etc. The Tibetan craftsmen can be seen at work at the centre.

    How to Reach :
    The factory of the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center where the all the handicraft items are made, is located at a place known as Hill Side. From Lebong Cart Road opposite to the Rangeet Valley Tea Estate, a narrow steep road on the right goes uphill. This winding road leads to the center. From Darjeeling town center, it takes about 20 minutes to reach the center by car.

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    HAPPY VALLEY TEA ESTATE
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    HAPPY VALLEY TEA ESTATE

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    Walking through a tea garden on the gentle hill slopes of Darjeeling and seeing the tea processing is always a special experience. And a great way to experience this is by visiting the Happy Valley Tea Estate which is located about 3 kms (1.8 miles) away from Chowk Bazaar area. The approach is through a narrow winding downhill road which is quite steep. There are some points on the way from where the mountain vistas are simply spectacular. And tourists will pass by local homes and cottages. The narrow road is named after T P Banerjee, a rich Bengali man from the Hooghly area of West Bengal who took over the Tea estate from the original owner David Wilson in 1903. Wilson, an English man, originally established the estate in the year 1854. At the entrance of the factory, there is board that still shows the year of original establishment along with the name of the estate. 

    Timings : The estate and the factory is open from 8am to 4pm from Tuesday to Saturday. While there is no entree fee, you will need to take a guide for which there is a small fee. The factory usually remains closed from November to February because tea plucking does not take place during winter. You can however see the tea gardens from outside.

    How to Reach :
    Happy Valley Tea Estate is located around 3 km from Chowk Bazaar which is the main market area of Darjeeling town. If tourists come by a car or taxi, visitor can approach it from the Lebong Cart Road. There is a narrow road that leads to the T P Banerjee Road at the end of which the Estate is located. From the Chowk Bazaar area, visitor can also take the Lochnager Road which too leads to the T P Banerjee road. Remember, if visitors are coming by car and via the Chowk Bazaar, it may take up to 45 minutes to reach the estate.

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    HAYDEN HALL
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    HAYDEN HALL

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    Hayden Hall is a private non-profit making organisation in Darjeeling that works towards development of underprivileged women in the area and help them become self reliant. The building is located on Laden La road with an outlet called Hayden Hall Shop on the ground floor facing the road. The shop sells items which are all handcrafted by the poor women from the local community. Hayden Hall offers both a shop with plenty of handmade items at reasonable prices and a charitable society to explore. 

    Hayden Hall Shop has a stand outside with small metal boards which very nicely summarize the stock it keeps. The main items here include carpets, shawls, sweaters, scarves, socks, bed covers, table mats, cloth bags, purses, caps etc.

    There is an entrance adjacent to the shop that leads to the main building inside. Upstairs in the same building are rooms for instructors, staff, administrators etc. Here is a little background about Hayden Hall and why it does.

    How to Reach :
    Barely a minute walk from the Police Stand where the Gandhi Road meets Laden La Road. It is located on right side just after ICICI Bank Laden la road.

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    DARJEELING RANGIT VALLEY PASSENGER CABLE CAR
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    Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car is popularly known as the Ropeway. It is about 3 km north of the town and situated at what is known as the North Point. The Ropeway is India's oldest passenger ropeway and connects Darjeeling with Singla Bazaar at the bottom of the valley. The present ropeway has been extensively modernized and Visitors can now safely travel over the clouds to witness the aerial view of the lush green tea gardens below.

    How to Reach :
    Darjeeling Ropeway or cable car station is located at Singamari which is 3 km away from the Chowk Bazaar.

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    TIGER HILL
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    TIGER HILL

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    Situated at an altitude of 2590 meters and 13 km from the town, this spot has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise over "Kanchenjunga" and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains. Even Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, is also visible from here.

    How to Reach :
    Tiger Hill is 11 kms (6.8 miles) away from Darjeeling Town and above Ghoom area. After the Ghoom station, you will need to take the narrow uphill Senchal road on the right. It takes about 40 minutes from Darjeeling town to reach to the summit by car. Visitor can either book Your own car or take a shared jeep that leaves from the Club Side Taxi stand at the base of Nehru Road and below the Mall. There are shared jeeps and taxis leaving from Chowk Bazaar area as well.

    By Train: The nearest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri.
    By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra.

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    Ghoom
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    Ghoom

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    Ghoom is a small hilly locality in the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region of West Bengal. Ghoom railway station of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the highest railway station in India. It is situated at an altitude of 2,258 mtrs (7,407 ft). The place is the home of the Ghoom Monastery and the Batasia Loop, a bend of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

    Darjeeling hills have a high concentration of Indian Army servicemen and ex-servicemen. Since independence in 1947, seventy-six brave soldiers of the Darjeeling area have laid down their lives for their motherland. In 1976, Manish Gupta, then Deputy Commissioner of Darjeeling took the initiative to build a War Memorial and a committee was formed. In 1984, Batasia was selected as the site of the War Memorial. In 1991, Subhas Ghising, Chairman of Darjeeling Gorkha Autonomous Hill Council, agreed to finance the construction of the War Memorial.
    The War Memorial consists of a sanctified raised oval platform, 37 x 24, with a 9 ft (2.7 mtr) high bronze statue and a 30 ft (9.1 mtr) high triangular granite cenotaph, on a 3 ft (0.91 mtr) octagonal base, with the Roll of honour engraved on it. The bronze statue was sculptured by Gautam Pal of Krishnanagar.

    Yi Gha Choling Gompa is more popularly known as Ghoom Monastery. It is located below Hill Cart road and Ghoom Railway station. It enshrines an image of the Maitreya Buddha. This monastery built in 1875 belongs to the Yellow sect of the Buddhists who worship a 15 feet (4.6 mtr) statue of the Coming Buddha There are three other gompas in Ghoom - Samten Choeling, the Sakyachoeling, and the Phin.

    How to Reach: Ghoom is about 7km from Darjeeling town and located at an altitude of about 7,407ft. (or 2,226 meters). Trains from major cities of country to Darjeeling are available. State and private buses and jeeps from Siliguri which ply to Darjeeling.

    Toy-Train in Siliguri and get off either at the Ghoom Railway Station or the Darjeeling Railway Station and take a jeep from there. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the monastery by car from Darjeeling town center. Before Ghoom railway station and on the Hill Cart Road (the main road that goes all the way to Siliguri), you will need to take a right turn into a narrow road.

    By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra.
    By Train: The nearest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri.
    By Road: The nearest bus stand is Tenzing norgay bus stand.

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    GHOOM MONASTERY
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    GHOOM MONASTERY

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    Ghoom Monastery is the popular name of the Yiga Choeling Monastery located at Ghoom at an elevation of 7,000 feet, 8 km from Darjeeling. The monastery belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect and is famous for its 15 feet high special statue of the Maitreya Buddha. The external structure of the building was established in 1850 by the famous Mongolian astrologer and monk Sokpo Sherab Gyatso. Since 1850 to 1905 he had administered as the head of the monastery. In 1909 Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche Ngawang Kalsang, popularly called Lama Domo Geshe Rinpoche, succeeded Sherab Gyatso as head of the monastery. The main statue inside the Temple is that of the Maitreya Buddha (Gyalwa Shampa) or the Future Buddha. This 15 feet high statue was specially commissioned during his tenure. He acted as the head of the monastery since 1910 to 1952. During the Chinese occupation of 1959 in Tibet many high ranking abbots fled to India and took refuge in this monastery. In 1951 H.H. the Dalai Lama sent H.E the Dhardo Rinpoche as a head monk of Tibetan monastery in Bodh Gaya. In 1961 he was sent as a head of the Yiga Choeling monastery Ghoom, Darjeeling.

    Timings : All days a week, early morning till evening.

    How to Reach :

    Ghoom Monastery or the Yiga Choeling Monastery is located about 8km from the Darjeeling town. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the monastery by car from Darjeeling town center. Before Ghoom railway station and on the Hill Cart Road (the main road that goes all the way to Siliguri), you will need to take a right turn into a narrow road. After about 2-3 minutes drive from there and right at the end, you will find the monastery.

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    Ghoom Railway Museum
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    Ghoom Railway Museum

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    Ghoom Museum is one of the three museums of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways. It's located at the Ghoom railway station premises. The museum room is right above the Ghoom station. Ghoom is country's highest rail station at an altitude of 7,400 ft. The other two DHR museums are located at Kurseong and Sukna.

    In 1999, the famous narrow gauge Toy Train of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was accorded the UNESCO World Heritage status. And in the year 2000, the Ghoom Museum was established and opened to the Visitors to showcase its heritage. Right opposite the Ghoom platform, there is the entry gate to the museum premises. As visitors enter through the gate, there is an open space with a small garden around.

    Timings : The DHR Ghum Museum is open between 10am to 1:30pm and again from 2pm until 4pm.

    How to Reach :
    DHR Ghum Museum is located at the Ghum Station premises. The entry is through a gate opposite to the platform.

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    KALIMPONG
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    KALIMPONG

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    Kalimpong is a sleepy little town that is situated at an altitude of 1,200 m and at a distance of 50-odd km to the east of Darjeeling. It was once the hub of the trans - Himalayan trade between India and Tibet-merchants used to ferry goods by mule caravans over the Jelep La Pass on the Sikkim-Tibet border. The name of this town has historic significance. Kalimpong was once the headquarters of a Bhutanese Governor. The word "kalim" stands for "the King's minister" and the word "pong" means "stronghold"; hence "Kalimpong" means "the stronghold of the King's minister".

    River rafting at the Teesta River can be done. Drive time is apprx. 1 hr. 10 mins. From the retreat.

    Crockety, Kalimpong is one of the colonial bungalows of the British Raj during their rule of India. It has excellent architecture and is majestic looking. Wool traders of Britain in the 18th century built it.

    How to Reach :
    The nearby airport of Kalimpong is Bagdogra in the vicinity of Siliguri. It is placed at a distance of around 79 km from the town. The bordering rail is New Jalpaiguri, which is almost 77 km away from Kalimpong. This is an important railway station in the northern Bengal and also serves as a gateway to the remote northeastern India. This is well linked with Sikkim and other major cities of India. The Kalimpong city is facilitated by direct bus services from the neighboring states. Private tourist buses are also available to Bagdogra (79 km) and Siliguri (70 km) respectively from Kalimpong. Two beautiful tourist places, Darjeeling and Gangtok are just 50 and 75 km away from the town respectively.

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    KURSEONG
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    KURSEONG

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    It is a hill station situated in Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India located at an altitude of 1458 meters (4864 ft), and just 30 km from Darjeeling. It has a pleasant climate throughout the year and the winters are not as severe as Darjeeling's. Kurseong is about 47 km from Siliguri and is connected to the city by road and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra. The Land of the White Orchids nearest major railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station, which is about 53 km from Kurseong. The town is based mainly on schools and tourism. The best times to visit Kurseong are between March end and May and between the end of August and October. The Chogyal (Monarch) of Sikkim ceded Kurseong to the British Empire in 1835.

    How to Reach :
    The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, around 60 km away. New Jalpaiguri, 57 km, is the nearest railhead, though the town itself is a station on the Toy Train line between Darjeeling and New Jalpaiguri. Buses and cabs are available between Kurseong and the neighbouring towns. The road that connects Kurseong to neighbouring towns is good. Buses ply the distance as well as cabs. It is also possible to share a jeep with others.

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    LAVA
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    LAVA

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    Lava is a small hamlet situated 34 km east of the town of Kalimpong in Darjeeling district. Lava is situated at an altitude of 7,016 ft (2,138 mtrs). It is one of the few places in West Bengal to receive snow in winter. It is the entry point to the Neora Valley National Park from Kalimpong. The route to Lava is scenic with the change in vegetation from tropical deciduous to the wet alpine trees of fir, pine and birch. The verdant forests are a popular spot for picnicking, trekking and bird-watching. Lava has now become a favorite tourist destination for people living on the coast of West Bengal, and tourism has become the source of living for the inhabitants.

    Many small guest houses and lodges have been built including log houses or small huts built in the midst of the forest which a tourist can rent to experience the wildlife and a famous spot to view the sunrise. Another tourist destination near Lava is Rishyap just 4 km walking pathway with a view of Himalayan peaks.

    How to Reach:
    The nearest airport is the Bagdogra Airport, which is situated outside the town of Siliguri. The place is well connected and it receives international flights as well. Nearest Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri (NFRly). Siliguri is the Gateway of North Bengal and most important town of North Bengal. It is well connected with other parts of the state as well as the country by Road, Rail and Air. Lava is around 99 km away via Kalimpong (Kalimpong to Lava - 32 km.) or 119 km away via Garubathan from Siliguri.

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    LOLEYGAON
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    LOLEYGAON

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    Loleygaon is a beautiful Lepcha village of scenic spledour. It is situated in an extreme end of a Himalayan Ridge and located at a distance of 24 km from Lava lying at an altitude of 1,675 mtr. It comes under the Kalimpong I block in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. Loleygaon can be reached from Siliguri with a 4-hour drive covering 124 km via Kalimpong and Lava. Kalimpong, the nearest town, is 55 km from Loleygaon. Loleygaon is locally known as Kaffer. Loleygaon stands along a lovely forest drive. It has a heritage forest and an observation point called Jhandi Dara, for viewing the snow peaks of the Singalila Range. According to some, it offers an even better view of the sunrise than Tiger Hill.

    How to Reach :
    Loleygaon can be reached from Siliguri with a 4 hrs drive covering 124 km via Kalimpong and Lava. Kalimpong, the nearest town, is 55 km from Loleygaon. There is an alternate road through Gourbathan, which takes little less time. The roads are beautiful, covered by Tea Estates on both sides of the road and the Hills in the backdrop.

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    SANDAKPHU
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    SANDAKPHU

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    Sandakphu is the highest peak West Bengal, India. The peak is located at the edge of the Singalila National Park and has a small village on the summit with a few hostels. Four of the five highest peaks in the world, Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen from its summit.

    From Sandakphu, the best view of the mountain Kangchenjunga is possible.

    It is a true paradise for all adventure lovers. Trek to the highest point on this hill station. River Teesta flows through Sandakphu. The thundering River Teesta also offers a great option for adventure sports especially river rafting. Sandakphu is the only place in the world where you will find a Rhododendron and Silver fir forests.

    How to Reach :

    New Jalpaiguri railway station is well connected by trains from Sealdah and Kolkata station.If tourists are coming directly from NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport, they will first need to come to Manebhanjan via Mirik. Manebhanjan is at a distance of little less than 100 km from both NJP and Bagdogra. It will take about 4.5 hours to reach by car. From Darjeeling, Manebhanjan is only 1 hour 15 minutes (26 km). So while coming from NJP/Bagdogra, most tourists prefer to stay overnight at Mirik or Manebhanjan and then proceed for Sandakphu next morning. However from Darjeeling, there is no such issue of long driving hours and visitor can proceed directly to Sandakphu.

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    ROCK GARDEN & GANGA MAYA PARK

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    The Rock Garden is also known as the Barbotey Rock Garden which is located some 10 kms away from Darjeeling town in a valley down below. Ganga Maya is another park area located further down. In about 25 minutes, this narrow winding downhill road descends by several thousand feet to a valley where the rock garden is located.

    There are sharp hairpin bends on the way and the gradient of the road is very steep. However the view of Darjeeling's landscape and the mountain range from the road is unparalleled. One of the great scenes tourists will notice on the way is the position of the clouds.

    About 3 kms (i.e. 1.8 miles) further down is the Ganga Maya Park, which is another relatively new addition to the special attractions. Once you enter the premises of the park. This is a valley surrounded by hills and having a natural water stream flowing through it.

    There are beautiful small bridges built over the stream from where visitor can look at the crystal clear water flowing over the rocky bed. There is a small lake where one can also enjoy boating on paddle boats. At the end of the park, there is also a lovely fountain. If you walk around the park, there are wonderful flower gardens, trees and shrubs all across. It's easy to get to one of the many large rocks that are sitting right on the stream.

    The gardens/parks are usually open from 10am to 4pm daily. There are entry tickets.

    How to Reach:
    Barbotey Rock Garden is located some 10 kms (6.2 miles) from Darjeeling town center. From the Hill Cart Road that leads towards Ghum, You will need to take right turn near Dali Monastery into a narrow road. It takes about 30-40 minutes to reach Rock Garden. Ganga Maya Park is further 3 kms (1.8 miles) from here.

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    LEBONG RACE COURSE

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    The Lebong Race Course is about 8 km from Darjeeling. It was laid out in 1885 as a parade ground. This race course is called as the smallest in the World with a complete lap measuring 480 yards. It is also the highest in the world at 1809 metres, Lebong Race Track is the smallest and highest racetrack in the world. Races are made regularly under the management of the Gymkhana Club. The racing season is from May to June and from October to November.
    A visit to Lebong Race Course can also be combined with other tourist attractions across the city. A visit to Lebong Race Course will give you a greater insight into the various cultures and traditions of Darjeeling.

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    SHANTI STUPA

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    Japanese Peace Pagoda is located on the slopes of the Jalapahar Hill the pagoda can be reached by foot or on taxi. The Shanti Stupa was established by Nipponzan Myohoji, a Japanese Buddhist order. It also showcases the four avatars of the Buddha.

    This stupa was constructed during 1972-1992.There is a buddha temple and a pillar. After the temple there is the beautiful stupa (Pagoda). The stupa is located at significant height and beautiful views of the surroundings and mount Kanchanjunga is visible from here. This is one of the best places to visit in Darjeeling.

    How to Reach: The Shanti Stupa was established by Nipponzan Myohoji, a Japanese Buddhist order. Situated on the slopes of the Jalapahar Hill the pagoda can be reached by foot or on taxi. The pagoda is the highest free structure in the town. It also showcases the four avatars of the Buddha.

    By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra.

    By Train: The nearest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri.

    By Road: Japanese Peace Pagoda is located on the top of an elevation and therefore needs a lot of climbing (from Darjeeling bus stand) to reach there. Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda are located at the Jalapahar hill area. It's about 10 minutes by car from the center of the Darjeeling town.

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    LEPCHAJAGAT
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    LEPCHAJAGAT

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    Lepchajagat, basically a Lepcha village, is situated at Sukhipokhri near Darjeeling on the Ghoom-Mirik road. This small village located in wilderness at an altitude of 6,956 ft (i.e. 2123 meters) and only 19 km away from Darjeeling hill town. Located on hill slope covered with rhododendron and oaks, a forest bungalow offers a magnificent view of Kanchenjunga snow ranges over the forested hills and is the only accommodation available in the area. It is a nice peaceful location and ideal for honeymooners. It is an ideal place to explore the tranquillity of unknown Darjeeling hills.

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    MIRIK
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    MIRIK

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    Mirik is a tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. Mirik has become a popular tourist destination for its climate, natural beauty and easy accessibility. The centre of all attraction is the Sumendu lake, surrounded by a garden on one side and pine trees on the other and linked together by an arching footbridge called Indreni Pull (Rainbow Bridge).

    Another attraction of Mirik is its 5 acres of plain land with a natures gift, Samendu Dhap. In Mirik silver-white peaks of Kanchenjunga are clearly seen from Ramitedandra (mountain top). Ramiteydara, sunrise and sunset are really beautiful.

    How to Reach : The nearest Domestic Airport is Bagdogra, Siliguri, roughly one hour drive from the town. Jalpaiguri Railway station is the nearest railway station to Mirik which is well connected to the major cities. Mirik is about 49 km from the town center of Darjeeling. Best is to hire a cab (private taxi) from one of the taxi stands in Darjeeling. You will get ample taxis from either the Clubside Taxi Stand (across Gandhi Road Police Point), or at Chowk Bazaar area. It takes about 2.5 hours to reach Mirik.
    Darjeeling town to Ghoom via Hill Cart Road (6 km), Ghoom to Sukhiapokhri (11 km), Sukhiapokhri to Pashupati Market (12 km), Pashupati Market to Mirik (12 km).

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    Phalut is one of the highest peaks of Singalila range and located in Darjeeling district at an altitude of 11,811 ft. This is the second highest point in Singalila ridge after Sandakphu (11,929 ft). Phalut is also in the border of Nepal, Sikkim and West Bengal. After a trek to Sandakphu, many plan for an onward trek up to Phalut before commencing the return. 

    The word Phalut which is derived from the Lepcha word Fak-Luk, means "Barren Peak". The area and even the last stretch to Phalut is actually quite barren. This is quite a contrast to the dense forests that are so common at the lower levels. But from Sandakphu for a long way tourists will pass through unabated beauty of the nature before You reach Phalut. On the way there are rhododendron trees of various types that bloom with colorful flowers during April to May. Visitors will also pass through forests of oaks, chestnut trees, magnolias and silver firs.

    Phalut is further 21 km from Sandakphu. Manebhanjan is the base of Singalila range where the trek actually begins for Sandakphu and then onward to Phalut. The distance of Phalut from Manebhanjan is 53 km. Depending on the ground one can cover, it takes 3 to 4 days to reach Phalut from Manebhanjan.

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    Pedong is a town in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Pedong lays 20 km east of Kalimpong on the way to Lava at an altitude of 1,240 mtrs (4.071 ft). The town, which is located on a ridge, commands a panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga and the Himalayan mountains. The town is divided into two parts, upper Pedong and lower Pedong. Pedong lies on the historic Silk Road that connects India to Lhasa via the Jelepla Pass.

    Near Pedong are the ruins of Damsang Gadi, a historical fort built in 1690 AD by the Lepchas. It was at the centre of the long-standing feud with the Dukpas of Bhutan. Later, it was used to ward off the forces of the British East India Company. After the Anglo-Bhutan War of 1864 AD, the fort fell into decay. The Damsang fort (Damsang Gadi) is the only fort in the entire district of Darjeeling. It was home to the last Lepcha King-Gyabo Achuk as the Lepcha people are the real natives of this place.

    A glimpse of Pedong town :
    Another highlight of the town is the Cross Hill, placed by priest Fr. Augustine Desgodins in 1882 AD on his way to Tibet. In the Tibet Mission a lot of Evangelists lost their lives or never came back from Tibet. Fr. Augustine Desgodins in due memory of them erected a cross at a vantage point facing Tibet directly with a hope that someday the evangelists may return. It is considered to have miraculous powers and is a pilgrimage site for the local Christians. The Cross Hill is located at such a point where in the view of the facing mountains is magnificent. From here one can get a glimpse of Tibet or now the The people's Republic of Chinese border. It is a perfect sunset point.

    Sangchen Dorjee Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Pedong-Kalimpong region and was built during the Bhutanese rule. This Monastery was established around the early 1700 AD. It provides historical insight into the history and culture of the place. Known as Sangchen Dorjee Gumba also has fresco paintings on the inner walls of the main chamber depicting Tantric Buddhism. Gumpha Dance (Chyaam dance) or the Buddhist Mask dance is also held here annually. It has now become the centre of Shabdrung Rimpoche (known as the Dharma Raja of Bhutan). The last Shabdrung Rimpoche had relocated to Pedong and expired few years ago. His human form has been preserved at Pedong and will be encased in a Stupa/Chorten on an auspicious day. This place has become an important pilgrimage for the Bhutanese and other followers of the Drukpa Khargu tradition of Buddhism.

    The villages near Pedong include Sakyong, Kasyong, Dalep, Kagey, Upper Menchu and Lower Menchu.

    How to Reach: Pedong a hill hamlet is 75 km from Darjeeling and 85 km from both Siliguri and Gangtok. It is only 25 km from Lava and 38 km from Lolegaon.

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    Raj Bhavan is the summer residence of the Governor of West Bengal. The fantastically developed mansion with perfectly manicured lawns, lush gardens, surrounding forests and British Bungalows overlooks the Darjeeling Lebong spur and commands a magnificent close-up view of the snow capped Kanchenjunga Range. Being a high security zone, Visitors are no longer allowed to venture inside its precinct. A walk around it through the dense forest is however, most charming. Visitors can experience the entire Sikkim-Jorethang crest unhindered.

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    Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery is located at the highest point of Mirik at an altitude of 5,800 ft. From the lake if look towards south east, then visitors can see this lovely monastery high up on the hills. Tourists can imagine how wonderful the view of the lake and its surrounding area would be when they look down below from the monastery.
    The Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery is one of the prominent Buddhist centres in the region. The monastery is home to around 500 monks who participate in practicing and sustaining the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha. It also serves as a school teaching the principles of Buddhism. The monastery has a monastic college named Shedra.
    Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche established the monastery in 1984 as a retreat centre. On the request of disciples and natives, Rinpoche began accepting monks for training and the centre was transformed into a monastery. The activities of the monastery are under the control of Kyabje Bokar Khenchen Donyo Rinpoche.

    How to Reach :
    Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri both railway station are nearest station of Mirik. Buses are also available from Siliguri Tenzing Norgay bus terminus to Mirik. It is also easily accessible from Darjeeling town.

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    Rishop is a Himalayan hamlet in West Bengal. 2591 mtrs above sea-level, it's a nice quaint village away from city crowds, with picturesque views of snow-capped mountains. The meaning of the word Rishop is ‘mountain peak and tree’ and it is located between the junctions of Sikkim, West Bengal and Bhutan. Rishop's unique feature is that there is only empty space between this tiny hamlet and the Kangchenjunga range standing on the horizon. The town is spread across a narrow ridge with valleys falling away on either side. The majestic peaks are easily visible from here. The mountain ranges that are visible from Rishop are Kokthang, Mt. Kharg, Kabroo, Talung, Kangchenjunga, Rathung, Simvo, Narsingh, Siniolchu and Pandim. The biggest attraction of Rishop is the breathtaking view of picturesque majestic Kangchenjunga and various mountain peak of India and Nepal. By standing in Rishyap visitor can see the Nathula's some part.

    The sun plays vermillion through the day. At night the big sky seems to come closer. Beneath the sky the twinkling lights of Gangtok and Pedong are similar to the twinkling stars above. Tourists are attracted by the natural beauty of Neora Valley National Park (Sikkim) and Tiffindara. Both are enjoyed through trekking route which is a deep silent forest of pine, birch, fir and orchids with some soothing path following the chirps. Rishop is a small place which can be roamed around on foot itself. There is no practice of transport. The natural beauty is best experienced by taking strolls around.

    Rishop is suitable for a one-day stint at best. There is no city/town life here, just a small village with spectacular views of the third largest mountain peak of the world (Kangchenjunga) and its range. So expect just that - plan your vacation keeping in mind the full moon, and reach Rishop by evening. At night with limited artificial light, the hamlet looks heavenly in moonlight - almost every lodge will have an open courtyard where visitor can sit in open air and relax. Lights of the small villages on the opposite hill add to the beauty at night.

    How to Reach: From NJP railway station, Rishop is about 110 km via Kalimpong and 120 km via Garubathan. Distance from Bagdogra airport would be additional 10 km. It takes about 4 hours to reach Rishop from NJP.

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    Rimbik is a small town in the Singalila National Park area of Darjeeling District. The small town is a tourist hub for trekkers travelling to the Singalila National Park area including Sandakphu. In the recent past there has been some interest from the offbeat leisure tourists who want to explore the region beyond traditional tourist destinations.
    Rimbik is perched on a hill above river Rammam flowing from Sikkim to Bengal. The small town is the last major hamlet in the Bengal side and is close to Nepal and Sikkim borders. The villages in the surrounding area depend on Rimbik market for their regular supplies.

    Rimbik town itself does not have too many tourist attractions to offer. There are two trek routes which connect Rimbik with Sandakphu. One is a direct forest trail coming from Bikebhanjan to Rimbik. The other trek route reaches Rimbik via Gurdung and Srikhola. The second trek route although longer, is preferred by most trekkers.

    From Rimbik an uneven road takes you to Srikhola (about 7 km) from where visitor can start Your trek. Gurdung is just 3 km trek from Srikhola towards Sandakphu. Some tourists prefer to trek only till Gurdung thus combining thrill of the Sandakphu trek without getting out of the Leisure tour mode altogether. Between Srikhola and Gurdung lies the small village of Timbure where tourist accommodation is also available. Srikhola and Gurdung offers basic tourist accommodations, Rimbik also has a number of basic tourist accommodations.

    How to Reach:
    Nearest Station is Siliguri. Siliguri to Rimbik distance of 130 km and it takes almost 5 hours to complete the tour. Rimbik is 55 km from Darjeeling.

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    Siliguri is situated at the base of the Himalaya mountains in the plains of Darjeeling District by the side of River Mahananda. It is known as the gateway of North-Eastern India. The strategic location of the place makes sure that travellers to the North-East have to pass through Siliguri. The city of Siliguri began on the banks of the Mahananda River at Saktigarh, a small town which is now in the southern part of the city. When the British East India Company introduced railways to Northeast India, it enhanced the importance of the region.

    Major festivals observed at Siliguri include Durga puja, Chhath Puja, Ganesh puja, Laxmi puja, Saraswati puja, and Dipawali. Baishaki mela is one of the oldest mela in Siliguri. The fashion week during winters are celebrated for entertainment. Various concerts are organised by local organisations, which continue from mid-October to mid-December.

    Lot of fairs and carnivals take place in Siliguri. The famous fairs in Siliguri are Boishakhi Mela, Hosto Shilpo Mela, Book Fair, Lexpo Fair, Kanchenjunga trade fair etc. Most of the fairs happens in Kanchenjunga Stadium.

    The city has a rich culture. Apart from a number of theatres, it hosts many music schools, clubs. In special interest section, there are automobile club, laughing club and cine club. The city hosts an active and well equipped astronomy club too, the Sky Watchers Association of North Bengal The city have many markets which sell cheap but good quality products.

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Distance form Kolkata to Darjeeling is 656 km

By Air: The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra. There are direct flight connections with Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and other major cities of India. Tourists heading for Darjeeling can get direct taxis/cabs to Darjeeling from Bagdogra or one can head towards Siliguri first and get a transport there. There are a number of transport facilities available from Siliguri.

By Train: Apart from Darjeeling Railway Station the two closest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri. These railway stations have direct railway connections with Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Varanasi and other major cities of India.

By Road: The major access to Darjeeling by road is via Siliguri, which is connected to all the major cities of India.
wbtourism Accommodation
  • WBTDC Mainak Tourist Lodge

    Hill Cart Road, Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri,
    Darjeeling Pin: 734003
    Contact No.: (0353) 2513986
    Mobile - 9733008780

  • WBTDC Darjeeling Tourist Lodge

    Post Office: Darjeeling, Bhanu Sarani,
    Darjeeling -734101.
    Contact No.: (0354) 2254412,
    Mobile - 9733008775
    Email: darjeelingtouristlodge@gmail.com

  • Darjeeling Gymkhana Resort

    The Mall, Chowrasta, Darjeeling - 734101 Dist: Darjeeling
    Contact No.: 0354 2252328 - 2252329
    Email: sunflowerdarjeling@yahoo.co.in

  • Maple Tourist Lodge

    Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, Eric Benjamin Road, Darjeeling - 734101
    Contact No.: (0354) 2252813

  • Tourism Center (Kolkata)

    3/2, B.B.D. Bag (East), Kolkata - 700001
    Contact No.: (033) 22437260, 22488271, 4401 2659/60/61/62
    Mobile - 09836769196, 09874026914
    Email: visitwestbengal@yahoo.co.in

  • Tourism Center (Siliguri)

    Siliguri M-4 Building, Hill Cart Road, Siliguri
    Contact No.: 353-2511974 /979
    Mobile - 09733008785

  • CEDAR Inn

    Dr. Zakir Hussain Road, Darjeeling - 734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2254-446/2253-598
    Email: cedarinn@satyam.net.in
    Website: http://www.cedarinndarjeeling.com

  • Fortune resort central-by welcomgroup

    Robertson Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2258-721/22/23
    Email: centralresort@fortuneparkhotels.com

  • Hotel Apsara

    6, Laden-La Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2252-242/2252983
    Email: apsaras@sancharnet.in
    Website: http://www.fhrai.com

  • Hotel Broadway

    4, Cooch Behar Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2253-248/2256270
    Email: broadwayhotel@gmail.com

  • Hotel Garuda (2 Star)

    64, Ladenla Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2254-563/2257-580
    Email: garudadj@sancharnet.in

  • Hotel Lunar

    51, Gandhi Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2254-194/195
    Email: spc_56@yahoo.co.in
    Website: http://www.fhrai.com

  • Hotel Mohit

    H.D.Lama Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2254-723/2254-818
    Email: mohit102@sancharnet.in
    Website: http://www.hotelmohit.com

  • Hotel Seven Seventeen (3 Star)

    H.D. Lama Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2255-099/2254-717
    Email: manager@hotel717.com
    Website: http://www.hotel717.com

  • Hotel Shambhu Pvt Ltd.

    73, Gandhi Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2253-297/ 0353-2431-608
    Email: hotelshambhu@yahoo.co.in
    Website: http://www.hotelshambhu.com

  • Hotel Sinclairs Darjeeling

    18/1, Gandhi Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2256-431/948
    Email: darjeeling@sinclairshotels.com
    Website: http://www.sinclairshotels.com

  • Hotel Sonar Bangla

    1/1, Robertson Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 03542258369
    Mobile - 93379-6330
    Email: booking@hotelsonarbangla.com
    Website: http://www.hotelsonarbangla.com

  • Hotel Sunflower

    5C, Chowrasta Road, The Mall, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2258-949/2254-391
    Email: sunflowerdarjeeling@yahoo.co.in
    Website: http://www.sunflower-hotels.com

  • Mayfair, Darjeeling (3 Star)

    Opp, Governor House, The Mall,
    Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2256-376
    Website: http://www.mayfairhotels.com

  • Pineridge Hotel

    The Mall, Chowrasta, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2254-074/2253-909
    Email: pineridgehotel@yahoo.com
    Website: http://www.fhrai.com

  • The Elgin Hotel (Heritage)

    18, H.D.Lama Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2254-082/2257-226/2257-227
    Email: newelgin@sancharnet.in
    Website: http://www.elginhotels.com

  • Viceroy

    18, H.D.Lama Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2254-082/2257-226/2257-227
    Email: newelgin@sancharnet.in
    Website: http://www.elginhotels.com

  • Viramma Villa

    State: West Bengal
    Contact No.: 0354-2255-357
    Email: mail@viramma.com
    Website: http://www.viramma.com

  • Windamere Hotel (Heritage)

    Observatory Hills, Bhanu Bhakta Sarani Road, Darjeeling-734101
    Contact No.: 0354-2254041/42/43
    Email: reservations@windamerehotel.net
    Website: http://www.windamerehotel.net

  • Tenzing Norgay Youth Hostel

    Dr. Zakir Hussain Road,
    Darjeeling - 734101
    Contact No.: 09278600200

  • Hotel Everest Glory

    22-R, Kusarey Road, 
    (5 Minutes walk to mall) 
    Darjeeling - 734101
    Contact No.: (0354) 2253006
    Mobile - 9434048431 / 9832033534 / 9002908422
    Email: everestglory@yahoo.com
    Website: http://everestglory.com/

  • Hotel Shangri-La

    5 Nehru Road,
    Darjeeling - 734101
    Contact No.: (0354) 2254149,
    Mobile - 9679999830
    Email: shangriladarjeeling@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.hotelshangriladarjeeling.com/

  • Pine Ridge Hotel

    19 Nehru Road Gandhi Road
    Darjeeling - 734 101.
    Contact No.: (0354) 2254074
    Email: pineridgehotel@yahoo.com

  • The Bellevue Hotel

    The Mall, Nehru Road,
    Darjeeling - 734 101.
    Contact No.: (0354) 2254075
    Email: pulger@rediffmail.com
    Website: http://www.bellevuehotel-darjeeling.com/

  • The Main Old Bellevue Hotel

    Nehru Road, The Mall Chowrasta,
    Darjeeling - 734101.
    Contact No.: (0354) 2254178
    Email: oldbellevuedarjeeling@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.bellevueheritagehotel.com/

Department of Tourism
Government of West Bengal

New Secretariat Building
1, K. S. Roy Road, 3rd Floor,
Kolkata - 700001,
Phone : 033-2225 4723/4724/4725/4565
E-Mail : wbtourismpublicity1@gmail.com