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Famous Places to Visit in Darjeeling with Family

Famous Tourist Places To Visit In Darjeeling With Family

An amazing hill station & popularly known as the queen of the hills having numerous famous tourist places to visit in Darjeeling with Family. The name of the city Darjeeling means “place of the thunderbolt, a Himalayan city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is internationally announced as a tourist destination for its beautiful view of Mountain Kanchandzonga, with its tea industry and the Darjeeling is world famous for its tea production in Darjeeling Himalayan, a Darjeeling Himalayan railway is an UNESCO World Heritage site. We can see the whole view of entire Singalila Range along with Mount. Kanchandzonga, the Bhutan Himalaya are the part of Everest range from Darjeeling. We can have the amazing view of eye caching valleys, windy rivers and of course the dense green tea gardens are the very unique and beautiful features of Darjeeling.

Darjeeling city is situated on a very long mountain peak of the Sikkim Himalayas that slump quickly to the bed of the Great Ranjit River. On a very clear day the city which affords a very beautiful magnificent view of Kanchenjunga which is (28,169 feet,8,586 meters) long, and Mount Everest which can be seen from a convenience point of viewing.

DARJEELING: A QUICK VIEW

Location: Darjeeling is located India, West Bengal

Climate: The average temperature of Darjeeling is approximately 15°C (59°F)

Population: as per the estimation of 2011 is (118,111)

Languages: Nepali, Hindi, Bengali, English

Currency: Indian rupee

Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)

Best time to visit: March to May (spring) or September to November (autumn)

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN DARJEELING

  • Tiger Hill
tiger hill darjeeling

Tiger hill is such a breathtaking sunrise over the awesome mount. Kanchenjunga, this is the world’s third-highest peak, from this vantage point. The highlight thing to visit to Tiger Hill is admire the amazing sunrise, which is out of the world and with vibrant color of orange, pink, and gold, light up the majestic peaks of Mount Everest and Mount Kangchenjunga, these two are the third-highest mountain in the world. On very clear days and a clear weather the view extends as far as the plains of West Bengal, which is clearly offering a truly breathtaking sight. Tiger Hill is one of the highest points in Darjeeling region and it is a popular destination for tourists and nature enthusiasts.

  • BATASIA LOOP

Just take a scenic cheerful ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway through this iconic loop, which is offering you the panoramic views of the hills.

There is such a beautiful landscaped garden at the center of the batasia loop, which is admire by the statues, fountains, and a war memorial and it is dedicated to the Gorkha soldiers who sacrificed their lives in various wars happened in Darjeeling.

The batasia loop offers breathtaking scenic views eastern Himalayas, which is covered with the snow, including the most ideal Mount Kangchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world.

  • DARJEELING ROPEWAY
Darjeeling Rope Way

If you are in Darjeeling to forget to enjoy a thrilling cable car ride, soaring over valleys and tea  gardens for breathtaking vistas. The Darjeeling Ropeway provides a very amazing opportunity to experience the natural beauty and charm of Darjeeling from a different point of view. It is a very popular attraction for tourists and locals people offering a memorable and cheer up ride high above the pretty hills of the region. It is one of the oldest cable car systems in India and Darjeeling that offers visitors a animated wide-ranging ride with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and tea gardens.

  • GHOOM MONESTRY
Ghoom Monestry

If you come to Ghoom Monestry this is the best way to Immerse yourself in the serenity of this ancient Buddhist monastery, boasting complex architecture and religious significance. This beautiful monument Ghoom Monastery belongs to the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and it is a home to a large statue of Maitreyan Buddha, which is believed that it is one of the largest of its kind in the world the Maitreyan buddha. The monastery houses of ancient Buddhist the word of god, thangka paintings, and other religious vestige, making it a important center for Buddhist learning and practice. The monastery offers wide views of the surrounding hills and valleys, adding to its charm and peacefulness.

  • JAPANEASE PEACE PAGODA
Peace pagoda

Visited to Japanese peace pagoda means you are witness the symbol of peace and tranquility amidst scenic beauty, which is offering the beautiful panoramic views of the town. The Peace you feel there in Pagoda is one of the many such structures built around the world by the Nipponzan Myohoji order, with taking the aim of promoting sober peace and non-violence. It has features of traditional Japanese architectural elements that is admire with beautiful sculptures, paintings, and twisted carvings that depict the scenes from the glorious life of Buddha.

  • TEA GARDEN
Tea Garden

 Whenever you come to Darjeeling don’t forget to take a tour of a tea estate, and learn about the tea-making process in a tea garden, and seem like the world-renowned Darjeeling tea. Tea gardens are carefully maintained to ensure the healthy and productivity of the tea plants. Workers carefully taking care of the plants, pouring them water, fertilizing the soil to the plants, and controlling pests and diseases of the tea plants. The tea plants are usually grown in rows which is terraced hillsides to take maximize sunlight to exposure and facilitate irrigation.

  • TOY TRAIN RIDE
Toy Train

Whether you come to Darjeeling you definitely should take a nostalgic journey on the UNESCO-listed Darjeeling Himalaya toy train ride, it is absolutely going to be a very fun and amazing ride to be with offering scenic vistas and a unique travel experience. This toy train journey begins in Darjeeling and its winds its way through attractive tea gardens, dense and beautiful forests, and adorable hillside villages, offering amazing views of the snow-covered Himalayan peaks along the way. The slow phase of the journey allows to all the travelers to admire in the natural beauty of the surroundings and immerse themselves in the quietness of the Himalayan foothills.

Famous Cuisines Of Darjeeling

THUKPA

The famous cuisine of Darjeeling ‘Thukpa’ is basically a dish of Darjeeling but it’s a Tibetan cuisine. It is a hot-noodle soup, Thukpa contain many veggies, some different kind of spices, and Hakka noodles. Basically, thupka is served as a starter but you can have it as your main course meal. It is one of the most commendable dishes of the town and it is available at almost all the restaurants and roadside stalls of Darjeeling and all over the India. Also, you can find out different types of variety of Thukpa noodles within the city too.

MOMOS

while talking about momos it is a very famous food in many metropolitan cities, not only in Darjeeling. So Momos are basically round shape dumplings which is made up of flour with vegetable or chicken stuffing and it can be cooked by the process of steaming or deep frying. Momos are also served with a bowl of hot soup also it is served with red tomato chutney on the side with usually 6-7 pieces on a plate.it is Considered to be one of the most famous and tastiest traditional dishes in North-east India.

KEEMA PAV

Keema pav is a most traditional dish in Darjeeling. The English name of this dish it would be minced meat. The dish is prepared using chop up meat with peas or potatoes and some basic vegetables, with Butter, onions, garlic, ginger and spices is also added to make this keema pav dish more delicious and flavorful. So, it is considered one of the bestest dishes which prepared in Darjeeling. Take your time out of your trip to take the flavor of this delicious treat. Keema pav is basically found on food street stalls of Darjeeling.

DARJEELING TEA

Your trip will incomplete if you haven’t taken a sip of Darjeeling tea, which is cultivated in executive tea garden. Darjeeling tea is considered as a premium tea around the globe. The tea is enjoyed by without milk or sugar to take flavorful complex taste. It can be prepared by using various methods, which including steeping loose of tea leaves or you can also use tea bags. Darjeeling tea is prized by tea admirer worldwide for its exceptional quality and unique flavor.

NAGA CUISINE

Naga cuisine is basically a non-veg dish which is prepared by chicken and fish which are oftenly cooked through the process of smoking, fermenting etc. A grand Naga non-veg thali comprises fermented rice served with chicken or pork, also with generate with bamboo shoots, pickle and a sweet dish. The famous Naga cuisine is known for its various range of flavors, which is often characterized it by using of locally sourced ingredients, fiery chili peppers, and fermented foods. Overall Darjeeling people celebrated their cuisine with its bold with local ingredients and its rich heritage.

How to reach Darjeeling:

By Air: There is a nearest airport from Delhi to Darjeeling Bagdogra Airport (IXB). When you reach airport, you can hire cab driver it takes up to 3-4 hours to reach Darjeeling.

By train: There is the nearest railway station to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Railway Station. From that, you can take a taxi, bus or the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which is also known as the “Toy Train” to reach to Darjeeling.

By road: if you take your self-vehicle to reach Darjeeling it takes up to 30-35 hours to reach.

Darjeeling offers an unforgettable & incredible experience for travelers seeking peace and adventure alike. Whether sipping on a cup of its famous tea, exploring its vibrant markets or marveling at its colonial architecture. Darjeeling never fails to leave a lasting impression on all who visit.

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