Darjeeling is one of the most popular hill stations of India and the preferred choice for vacation for many Indians. Tiger Hill is one of the best places to watch the sunrise against a Himalayan backdrop. In this article, you can see some places to visit in Darjeeling.
1. Bengal National History Museum
It is near Chowrasta, the heart of Darjeeling. This museum contains a representative and comprehensive but dusty collection of Himalayan and Bengali fauna. It has over 4300 specimens. Bird species, reptiles, and other animals of the Eastern Himalayas are displayed with true-to-life attributes. We have also seen here specimens of estuarine crocodiles which handle the great loss of human life in Asia. Minerals forms of various are attractively displayed.
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2. Singalila National Park (Places to visit in Darjeeling for sightseeing)
It is at altitudes ranging between 7900 ft and 12000ft; the park is the highest in West Bengal. The park comprises a variety of flora and fauna. It is home to exotic red pandas and Himalayan black bears. It is at the higher ridges of the Darjeeling Himalayan ranges in the state of West Bengal. It is spread over 78.60 km the National park is a trekkers paradise. Besides several tree species, the park is also home to different species of Orchids. One also gets to see leopard, Pangolin, Chingara, elephant, barking deer, etc.
3. The Mall (Places to visit in Darjeeling with families)
The Mall is Darjeeling’s most popular commercial street. They lined it with Tibetans selling hand-knitted sweaters and souvenir shops chock-full of Himalayan artifacts and both real and imitation antiques. The Mall can be reached through different roads. The most popular is Nehru Road which starts from Gandhi Road where the restaurant Keventer’s is located. If you walk along Nehru Road, it would be a little uphill walk through shops on both sides.
4. Batasia Loop
A Loop is basically a spiral railway track created to lower the gradient. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in the Darjeeling district has several loops on its way. Batasia Loop is the Largest & most beautiful one. It is decorated with a beautiful garden & war memorial. The journey through Batasia Loop & and the view of Kanchandzonga from the same is mesmerizing. It is a better place to visit in Darjeeling with families and friends.
5. Happy Valley Tea Estate
The Happy Valley Tea Estate is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Darjeeling. The estate is at an altitude of 2,000 meters and covers an area of over 400 hectares. The tea produced at the estate is of excellent quality and has a distinctive flavor. Visitors to the estate can take a tour of the tea factory and learn about the process of tea production. They can also visit the beautiful gardens and enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas.