Darjeeling at its best
- Tiger Hills : Tiger Hill the highest spot in the area at a
height of 2590 metres, about 11 km from Darjeeling. The hill is famous
for its magnificent dawn view over the Kanchenjunga peak. There is no
other beauty like the beauty of the hills - this is the point where you
will find the most of it - so go and explore it - you are at the right
- Toy Train Railway Station - Ghum : Considered to be the World
Heritage RAILWAY Station - the best way to reach Darjeeling is by the
Toy Train (in case you have ample time as it takes at least six to eight
hours by toy train).
Where and Why
Known as the Queen of Hills, its one the best places to spend your weekend.
Began your journey at Siliguri railway station where you can board the tiny
Toy Train (UNESCO recognizes it as a World Heritage Railway). Its a six to
eight hours ride to the worlds highest Railway Station - Ghum. From here
take a ride to the hotel in a cab. (It was evening by the time you will
Darjeeling is famous for its tea world over; so began your evening with a
hot peeping tea. Now that is somewhat different from what the westners know.
If you ask for a cup of tea what you will get is a glass filled with
incredibly milk and sugar concoction - a taste thats quite different from
rest of the India. My cup of tea at Glenary's (one of the best restaurants
in Darjeeling) was as splendid as the place itself.
As you set foot on the top of the hills can see the roof tops and lines of
houses painted with colors of red and brown. Although it will look like
other cities from far away but as soon as you shift your eyes to the
surroundings - the hills, the greenery and the small little people - will
sat it aside - far away from others.
Nicely named as Ranjeet Valley Passenger Ropeway, this is something which
you can't go amiss. - you won't find a better way go down deep the valleys ,
and see the beauty of the hills with your very own eyes. Rattling our way
down the hill and then up the hill will be an experience of its own.
One of the best things to do here in Darjeeling is to take a walk around
the town - go afoot towards the hotel enjoying the scenery, talking with the
local, sipping Darjeeling tea and hearing stories from the local people.
Have a glimpse of the rising sun from the Observatory hill - from here you
can see the Kanchendzonga Range. It is also here where the shrine of Bhutia
Busty Gompa once stood. Began your day with a spiritual note by visiting the
nearby Kai Temple - a site sacred to both Hindus and Bhuddists. The walks at
the heights will surely make your tummies hungry walk down to the hotel for
There is something which is special to the people of Darjeeling and its
visitors - the Tea Bagans (Estate). Established long back they are the veins
of Darjeeling. There is not only one variety of tea - its a wide variety -
how its made - thats what you should see at one of the Tea Gardens. There is
something which is special to the people of Darjeeling and its visitors -
the Tea Bagans (Estate). Established long back they are the veins of
Darjeeling. There is not only one variety of tea - its a wide variety - how
its made - thats what you should see at one of the Tea Gardens. There are
more places we covered in the entire day like Mountaineering Museum, the
. Try out our hands at rock climbing.
Its best to enjoy the place with a walk around the city- talking with the
locals and hearing stories of ghosts from your Guide near the bonefire.