Darjeeling is considered to be the queen of hill station. Darjeeling is spread in streamer over a steep mountain ridge and surrounded by emerald-green tea plantations. The Breathe taking experience of the tea gardens on the slopes of rolling hills, the orchids, the attractive Himalayan toy train which takes you through the mountains combined with great sightseeing tours. You can also experience the delicious food, shopping and other exciting activities.
Here are some things such as what to see, where to stay, what to do, where to eat and what to buy in Darjeeling.
What to See in Darjeeling, Queen hill station
1. Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill, one has to witness the enthralling colors of Sunrise. The view of this place is simply breathtaking. The way sunlight falls on those snowcapped peaks and in return it illuminate with gorgeous colors.
As you all know that Darjeeling is famous for its tea gardens. Dooars is said to be sea of tea leaves. The tea gardens of Darjeeling are world famous, and one must take a trip down to Dooars to witness the beauty.
3. Batasia Loop
Batasia Loop is fascinated by blend of history and patriotism. One of the great options for sightseeing in the Queen of Hills. One should experience the toy train or walk from the Tiger Hill to look out to the open-air Gorkha War Memorial. It was founded in honor of the brave soldiers from the period who laid down their lives in World War I and II.
4. Peace Pagoda
Peace Pagoda is the elegant shrine promoting world peace which is at the Charlimont Hill. Peace Pagoda in Darjeeling is one of the 30 such pagodas in the world that was founded by the Japanese Buddhist monk Nichidatsu Fujii. One can really experience World Peace and harmony.
Where to Stay in Darjeeling, Queen hill station
1. Revolver Hotel
Why this hotel? It’s a unique touch to the town where this hotel is themed with Beatles music. It has a flavor of both eastern and western influences. The hotel is very much budget Bed & Breakfast. One has to experience it to believe it!
What to Do in Darjeeling, Queen hill station
Teesta is famous for the thrill of White Water Rafting in India. This can be one of the best experiences you could have. The activity is loaded with a series of fast-moving water with varying intensities, ranging from Grade one to four. Thus the rafting is also allowed as per the season, which is under trained rafters because of the level of risk involved in it.
If you want to make your trip adventurous then tighten your shoelace and take a trekking trip to Sandakphu. The height consists of 3,636m which is the highest point in the state of West Bengal. It also gives a thrilling panoramic view of the enthralling Mt Everest and the Kanchenjunga Peak too.
3. The Toy Train
If you in Darjeeling then you should experience The Toy Train joyful ride through the Hills and the Greens. One can start the ride from Ghoom and get down at Kurseong to enjoy the good food.
What to Eat in Darjeeling, Queen hill station
1. Keventers Restaurant
For a tempting start of the day you can have a breakfast at Keventers. This place should be on your list of Darjeeling. Don’t forget to try the delicious Cheese Toast of this restaurant.
2. Thukpa, Momos, and Churpi
If you are craving for food on the street of Darjeeling than one should try food like Thukpa and Momos. One should also try their local food too, that is Churpi. Churpi is made of Yak’s milk, it’s a chewing chocolate bar which not that sweet, but have a delicious flavor.
What to Buy in Darjeeling, Queen hill station
1. Chowrasta- Shopping, Relaxation, & Fun
Chowrasta is the most popular shopping center in the town. It is also the most tourist attractions. The Mall Road stretching through Chowrasta is not just a shopping hub, but is also perfect for a relaxing leisurely walk.
2. Bhutia Market
Bhutia Market is a market filled with temporary stalls, which are set up by the local of Bhutias. It is located on a narrow lane that leads down from Chowrasta (The Mall). It said to be the shopping paradise where one could get the winter collection at a very reasonable price. One can be the part of the unforgettable shopping experience on this street.
So you have all the information above, just plan your next trip to Darjeeling and get the memories for life time.
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