DARJEELING is truly the Queen of the Hills, filled with old world charm and breath-taking views of the snow-capped mountains. There are so many unique and memorable places to visit in Darjeeling, it is incredibly difficult to pinpoint a few but we have laid out below five of the best.
1. Tiger Hill.
Located a short drive away from Darjeeling, you can see some of the most stunning sunrises from Tiger Hill of several mighty Himalayan peaks like Kanchendzonga and Mount Everest amongst others.
2. Himalayan Zoological Park
The Himalayan Zoological Park is a gorgeous park home to several exotic species of animals like the red panda, the snow leopard, the Siberian tiger and the Tibetan wolf.
3. Batasia Loop
Batasia Loop is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Darjeeling and is a loop of railway track for the Toy Train which is renowned for its engineering ingenuity. The spot has some beautiful views of the distant mountains.
4. Observatory Hill
Observatory Hill is one of the top places in Darjeeling from you can get magnificent views of the hill station itself as well as the imposing Himalayan peaks in the distance.
Chowrasta captures the true magical hill-station spirit of Darjeeling. It is lined with numerous shops and restaurants serving delectable fare.
Where to Stay
MAYFAIR Darjeeling is a luxury heritage hotel in a beautiful and accessible part of town and it exudes old world charm and quiet elegance.