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10 best places to visit in Darjeeling

26 Nov 2022 03:53 PM
10 best places to visit in Darjeeling

Darjeeling is known for its tea industry , which is located in the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is situated in the middle of the lower Himalayas that are also known as the Mahabharat Range. The town is gifted with a rich artistic history and natural resources and due to its pleasing climate all year round, is a well-liked tourist spot

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1. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway DHR is also known as the ‘Toy Train’. It is a narrow gauge rail that runs between Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri and was built in the years between 1879 and 1881. In 1999, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was d a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, making

2. Singalila National Park

Situated at height of approximately 2134 meters above sea level the Singalila National Park is positioned in the highest regions of West Bengal. The park is well-known for its beautiful amazing peaks and the panoramic views of the lesser Himalayas.

3. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Known for its famous Red Panda and Snow Leopard breeding program, the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is spread in an area of 67.56 acres. Some of the exceptional and rare kinds in the zoo are snow leopards, red pandas, Himalayan Salamanders, Tibetan wolf, Himalayan mountain goat and Siberian tigers.

6. Batasia Loop

Batasia Loop can be visited when the famous ‘Toy Train’ makes its way crossways a entangled that transverses through some beautiful parks. The place is famous for housing a Gorkha war commemorative and while in the toy train you can be a spectator of 360 degrees view of Darjeeling. The local crafts market located nearby is a must visit.

7. Happy Valley Tea Estate

It is positioned at an elevation of 2,100 meters above sea level, the Happy Valley Tea Estate is one of the major tourist attractions in Darjeeling. The place is located in the middle of most amazing surroundings in India. It also houses one of the highest tea factory in the world and was established in 1854.

10. Neora Valley National Park

The Neora Valley National Park is one of the richest biological zones in the north-east. The Neora Valley National Park is renowned for lodging one of the largest populations of Red Panda in India. 

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Christina Daniels
Story teller, backpacker, shutterbug
Christina Daniels is a storyteller, cinema writer, backpacker and photographer. She is also the author of the bestselling book “I’ll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan.” A traveler who has journeyed across four continents, Christina is also the host of an Airbnb experience in Bangalore.

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