Sights in Darjeeling

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DARJEELING provides the perfect ambiance of a hill resort with its mild climate and laid back charm. Its verdant hills and valleys are steeped in color, and are interspersed with vast stretches of lush green tea gardens. Presiding over all these is the 8,586 m Mount Khangchendzonga looming over the northern horizon, giving a magical aura to the land that entices thousands to its environs and leaves all the senses intoxicated.

Heavily influenced by British India, Darjeeling still carries imprints reminiscent of its colonial past. The toy train is one of the most striking examples of Darjeeling’s British Raj influence.

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Tiger Hill

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Passing through primitive forests of Oak, Magnolia etc. with beautiful ferns ablaze with colour, adorning the hill-sides is the steeply ascending road to Senchal, running through Ghoom on its way to Tiger Hill, 11 kms from the town and at an elevation of 2,590m (8482 ft).

To the summit of this internationally famous ‘Hill’ journey - mountain and nature lovers to view the world’s most majestic mountains- the mighty Kanchenjunga, the king of them all.

Mount Everest , 225 kms away rarely deigns to come out of the cloudy mists, with its two other peaks Mahakalu more..

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Happy Valley Tea Estate

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Happy Valley Tea Estate is a tea estate in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

The estate was established in 1854.

Happy Valley Tea Estate offers a magnificent view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga, provided the day is sunny and you are lucky. The estate stretches to many kilometers and you can hardly see its end. The estate produces world class Darjeeling Tea. It is one of the oldest and most renowned tea estate in Darjeeling. Tea picking, manufacturing and processing of tea can be seen here. Do not forget to buy a pack of tea from here on more..

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Darjeeling Town

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Darjeeling town is located on a spur with houses hugging the hillside. The places to visit are Chowrasta, a wide promenade atop a ridge lined with shops and restaurants Mall Road, starting and finishing at Chowrasta, for a leisurely stroll amidst peaceful surroundings and splendid views; Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park which has the Siberian tiger, Himalayan black bear, red panda, snow leopard and many other animal and bird species, and the nearby snow leopard breeding center and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, a training center for mountaineers which also more..

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Batasla Loop

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Aboard the "Toy Train"  from Siliguri to Darjeeling just below Ghoom and 5 kms from Darjeeling is the Batasia Loop , an engineering marvel and feat. Almost imperceptibly , the railway line negotiates a circle and descends 1,000 ft in altitude. The train’s figure 8s and Z maneuvers are as picturesque as the flowers, streams and water - falls. At Batasia - windy place - one gets a grand view of the town of Darjeeling perched on the slopes of hills and Mt. Kanchenjunga in the background.

The War Memorial constructed in the memory of brave sons of Darjeeling who more..

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