4 Nights / 5 Days
Spread in strips over a steep hilly region, surrounded by ever-green tea plantations and mounted over by fabulous Khangchendzonga (8599m), Darjeeling is known as one of the exclusive hill station and is agreeably West Bengal’s chief attraction. When one is not gazing spellbound at Khangchendzonga, one can find colonial-era constructions, see Buddhist monasteries, and discover snow red pandas and leopards at the closest zoo. The adventuresome can organize a trek to Singalila Ridge or book a mountaineer bike for a safe ride around the hilltops. Meantime, the winding and steep bazaars below the township bustle with a bunch of Himalayan crops and faces from across Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and Sikkim. And lastly, when become efficient start for an adventure, a better, Darjeeling trip is never too far away.
Various mixtures of cultural varieties have made unparalleled and unexampled types of craft and art works in Darjeeling which not only mirrors their customs and traditions but also their very own religious faiths. Thankas for instance are the scroll paints generally on silk reflecting Buddhist religious stories. Khukris are the decorated curved patterned knives that indicate the power and pride of the Gorkhas. And the visitors will get several kinds of trinkets, curios, handmade bags, jewellery, traditional masks, woollens and lot more created with ingenious artistic skills barely seen anywhere other.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
A trip to the mountain filled city of Darjeeling is not complete without a ride at the “Darjeeling Himalayan Railway toy train”. Travelling at a slow snail like pace over the hilly territory, it is a memorable experience that no one wants to forget.
If someone wants to observe the first rays of rising red sun reflecting the twin peaks of Kangchenjunga, along with a scenic view of Everest sneaking a look through the height standing by its side, Tiger Hills is the appropriate sunrise point for them.
Another amazing place to visit in Darjeeling is Rock Garden also known as Barbotey Garden. An exceptional thing to remember about this place is – all the benches are made by cutting rocks that definitely an add-on to its beauty. Beautiful flower beds and waterfall are the best tourist’s attraction.
Exploring Darjeeling's several beautiful sites on a guided trip of this region will be the best option for an outsider. Hiring a guide to observe the sunrise point over Tiger Hill, and then going to the topmost point in that area, observing the beauty of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Everest in the distance will be favourable options for a mountain lover. Throughout the day, do some shopping and visit temples while stopping for taking lunch along the way with concluding the tour in the early evening.