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6 Epic Places to Visit in Darjeeling this Summer

26 Nov 2022 03:53 PM
6 Epic Places to Visit in Darjeeling this Summer

With the arrival of the spring season, this astonishing hill station gets decorated by the colorful rhododendrons. Along with a pleasant climatic condition, a highly blissful ambiance along with a smile on the faces of people makes Darjeeling a highly friendly hill station in India for nature lovers and holiday makers.

The beautiful hill town immerses into a highly captivating natural beauty during summer. Being located in West Bengal on the lap of the soaring Kanchan Junga, you will feel blessed with the emerald greenery all around the place.

Darjeeling is famed as the Queen of hills in West Bengal. Such a gigantic summer destination is well known for boasting lush meadows, gurgling rivers, cascading waterfalls, blooming valleys and rolling mountains at the highly glistening peak of Kanchenjunga. The temperate climate needs to be appreciated!

Darjeeling is being treated as the most popular summer resort in the British era. Below are some highlighted epic spots to pay a visit to beat the heat of the sun during summer: 

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1. Tiger Hill

Are you an adventure buff? Then it is high time for you to head towards the Tiger Hill to enjoy adventurous activities like trekking, hiking and much more. Besides providing amazing views of the Kanchenjunga Range, it is well known for rendering perfect views of sunrise early in the morning. The chilly cold wind will leave you in a shivering and enjoyable state!

2. The Peace Pagoda

Situated on the slopes of the Jalandhar Hill, Peace Pagoda is well known for showcasing four avatars of Lord Buddha including the Maitreya Buddha. Its purpose is to propagate peace along with prosperity all over the world and is open to all. The construction of the Peace Pagoda took place under the expert supervision of Nichidatsu Fuji, the founder of the Nippozan-Myihoji Buddhist order. 

3. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Zoo

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was established by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary. The place houses a museum that is well known for showcasing well-known mountaineering equipment. It also comprises of a zoological park that is a house to various Himalayan species like Red Panda, Black Deer and much more.

4. Mirik

Mirik has been well known to be a highly serene tourist spot in the midst of Darjeeling hills. Driving through beautiful picturesque valleys and astounding green meadows will make your tour to the place a memorable one. The Sumendu Lake will help you to soak in the beautiful vistas and relax. Most popular activities include boating and canoeing. 

5. Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated amidst the Eastern Himalayan foothills in Jalpaiguri district, the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary offers fabulous scenery along with exotic flora and fauna. Main animals like elephants, Indian bison, leopard and Royal Bengal Tiger make it a paradise for nature and animal lovers.  The views of the Kanchenjunga and other lofty mountains are truly breathtaking.

6. Batasia Loop

The Batasia Loop is the best place for shopping enthusiasts. Here shopkeepers with their little makeshift stalls along with curio-spreads on railway lines have wrapped up their businesses with superb agility. You may traverse the whole loop by hiring a toy train along with enjoying crystal clear view of valley and mountains surrounding the same.

These are 6 epic places in Darjeeling that make it the best place to visit in summer.

Author Bio

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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