Darjeeling Places to Visit

Places to visit in Darjeeling | Visiting places
Darjeeling is a district in the Indian state of West Bengal. There are many popular tourist places to visit in Darjeeling district. One can have the view of entire Singalila Range along with Mt.Kanchandzonga, Bhutan Himalaya and a part of Mt.Everest from Darjeeling. The eye caching valleys, meandering rivers and of course the lush green tea gardens are the unique features of Darjeeling. If Darjeeling is the crown of Eastern Himalaya Mt.Kanchandzonga is the jewel on that crown. More over it is the place which has the amalgamation of different communities and   cultures i.e. Nepalese, Bhutias and Chinese.

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Places to visit in Darjeeling 

Darjeeling ‘the queen of the hills’ is probably the most popular hill station in Eastern Himalaya situated at an evelation of 2250mt. (7500ft.). It lies in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Tiger Hill offers a magnificent view of Mt.Kanchandzonga & the effect of first sunlight on snow covered mountains. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is famous for conservation of Red Panda which is an endangered spice & now found only in Eastern Himalayan range. Darjeeling tea is famous all around the world. One can enjoy beautiful tea gardens around the district. Read more…


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Places to visit in Darjeeling | Things to do 

List of places:

  • Darjeeling Toy Train
  • Kalimpong
  • Mirik Lake
  • Kurseong
  • Sevoke & Coronation Bridge
  • Lava & Loleygaon
  • Sandakphu
  • Lamahatta
  • Tinchuley


Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR)

DHR popularly known as ‘Toy Train’ is the key attraction to tourists visiting this region. The century old train has been declared as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999. The construction of DHR was started in 1879 & was fully operative in 1981. The elevation starts from 100 meters at Siliguri to over 2000 meters. A journey from Siliguri to Darjeeling (approx 7hrs) or a joy ride will be lifetime experience for any tourist.  Read more…



Kalimpong is another important hill station in the district. The journey from Darjeeling to Kalimpong will be a pleasant experience because of its beautiful roads and it offers an excellent view of the confluence of the river Tista and Rangeet. Durpindara offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayan Range. Other important sights include monasteries, orchid nurseries, Kalimpong Art and Craft centre, Dr. Graham’s Home, a large school set up in 1900 and Delo Hill.  Read more…


 Mirik Lake 

Mirik is a small hill destination with a beautiful lake. Boating in the Mirik Lake (Sumendu Lake) is perfect way of relaxation. It is among the important places to visit in Darjeeling Hills. One can easily add Mirik lake to his onward journey between Siliguri & Darjeeling. The other attractions are the apple orchards, the tea gardens & Pine forest. On a clear day you can also view Mt.Kanchendzong with its reflection on the lake water.  Read more…



Mirik Lake

Mirik Lake


It is a small and quiet township just 30 km away from Siliguri. Kurseong is famous for its view point Eagle’s Crag which offers the view of Mt.Kanchandzonga and the southern plains. Dowhill and Moakaibari Tea Estate are the other attractions of Kurseong. It is a popular tourist destination in Darjeeling himalaya.   Read more…


 Sevok & Coronation Bridge

Only a 20 km. drive from Siliguri will take to a picturesque place called Sevok. Sevok is famous for the Coronation Bridge built over river Tista. The bridge was built in 1937 during the British reign & a example of architectural excellence. Tourists on the way to Sikkim or Kalimpong break their journeys to take a gleam of the scenic beauty of river Tista & its surrounding hills.    Read more…


Lava & Loleygaon

Lava & Loleygaon these two places are small hamlets in the lap of the nature. You can see a magnificent view of Mt.Kanchandzonga from Loleygaon. Where as Lava is famous for virgin Neora Valley National Park and Lava Monastery. One can get closer to the nature by walking on the canopy bridge in Loleygaon. Lava is 32 km. away from Kalimpong and Loleygaon is about 56 km.  Read more…



Sandakphu is the highest point of West Bengal. It is a major tourist attraction in Darjeeling hills. You can drive up to Manebhanjan & trek to Sandakphu. There is also option for car safari to Sandakphu. Trek o Sandakphu  will require 3 days. It considered to be the trekkers’ paradise with mesmerising view of of Himalayan mountains. Sandakphu gets occasional snow fall & it provides amazing view of Himalayan range including Mt.Kanchendzonga, Kabru, Kumbhakarna, Simvo, Pandim & a part of Mt. Everest.  Read more…



An upcoming place to visit in Darjeeling hills. Lamahatta is a small hamlet just 20km away from Darjeeling town. It is a picturesque village with an eco park, popularly known as Lamahatta Eco Park. You can visit Lamahatta on the way between Darjeeling & Kalimpong or Gangtok. At an altitude of 6,800 ft the it is a calm & quite place surrounded by pine trees & prayer flags. It also offers a magnificent biew of Mt. Kanchendzonga right in front of you. There is a trek route that leads to a small lake.



Tinchuley refers to Teen Chulhas or “Three Ovens”. The Tinchuley village is named after three huge hilltops surrounding the place which look like ovens in birds’ eye view. The village is located approx 26 km from Darjeeling town & approx 29km from Kalimpong beautifully facing the Kalimpong Hills. It is a well-developed tourist attraction. Around 17 families have been supported here by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to develop an organic model village to encourage village tourism.  Read more…


Darjeeling weather | Best time to visit 

You can plan your travel to Darjeeling Himalaya at any time of the year. Every season will offer you a different flavor. It mainly has five seasons.

Spring (March to April)

It is considered a very good season with moderate temperature. This is the time for rhododendrons, orchids & various flowers. Snow will also be visible in some parts of the district.

Summer (May to Jun)

As summer is not very hot. It draws the maximum no of tourist. Most of the regions of the region experience a temperature clime & it ranges from 150C (600F) to 280C (820F).

Monsoon (Jul to Mid Sep)

This is the time when the region gets maximum rainfall. Darjeeling is an ideal place to enjoy Indian monsoon with lush green tea gardens, hills along with beautiful clouds & fog. But heavy rain increases the risk of landslide during monsoon.

Autumn (Mid Sep to Nov)

Just after monsoon this is probably the best time to visit Darjeeling with clear sky & moderate temperature.  It is also a good time for photography.

Winter (Dec to Feb)

These are the coolest months & some parts of the district receive a snowfall. One can have snow in Sandakphu (32km from Darjeeling). The region has some of the highest snow capped peaks of the world.


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How to Reach Darjeeling

By Air

The nearest operational airport in Bagdogra (IXB). Bagdogra airport is approx 75 km away from the city, Bagdogra is directly connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Paro & Bangkok. It is indirect connection all major cities in India.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is New Jalpauguri (NJP) located near Siliguri. NJP is well connected with all major cities in India. NJP is approx 72 km from Darjeeling city.

By Road

It is connected with Siliguri/Bagdogra/NJP through national National Highway 55 & 31A. North Bengal State transport Corporation (NBSTC) operates regular busses from Siliguri to various destinations like Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Mirik, Lava ect. Private buses are also available from Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus.

Bagdogra to Darjeeling – 78 km
Siliguri (NJP) to Darjeeling – 72 km
Darjeeling to Gangtok – 98 km
Kalimpong – 51 km
Kurseong – 35 km
Pelling – 115 km
Ravangla – 71 km


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Darjeeling tour packages

List of Packages (Ex Bagdogra/ Siliguri/ NJP)


Price Starts

6 nights- 7 daysRs.14,000/-
3 nights- 4 daysRs.7,500/-
5 nights- 6 daysRs.11,500/-
6 nights- 7 daysRs.13,000/-
8 nights- 9 daysRs.26,500/-
7 nights- 8 daysRs.15,000/-



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