Category: Himalayas

Natural History Museum - Darjeeling

Natural History Museum – Darjeeling

If you like to know about the fauna of Darjeeling district and that of the state, don’t miss out on the Bengal Natural History Museum. It’s only a few minutes downhill walk from the Chowrasta Mall. It started as a...

Tenzing & Gombu Rock Darjeeling

Tenzing & Gombu Rock Darjeeling

Tenzing Rock, a gigantic natural rock in Darjeeling is named after Tenzing Norgay, the man who created history by climbing the Everest first time along with Edmund Hillary in 1953. Opposite to this is the Gombu Rock named after Nawang...

Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway

Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway

One of the best ways to experience the panoramic views that Darjeeling is so famous for, is by taking a ride on the ropeway. It’s also called the Rangeet Valley Cable Car because of the spectacular view of the valley...

Raj Bhavan - Darjeeling

Raj Bhavan – Darjeeling

Raj Bhawan is the summer residence of the Governor of West Bengal. The fantastically developed mansion with perfectly manicured lawns, lush gardens, surrounding forests and British Bungalows overlooks the Darjeeling Lebong spur and commands a magnificent close-up view of the...

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Adjacent to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, it is a high altitude wildlife park and new home for Siberian Tiger, Himalayan Black Bear, Deer, Red Panda, Snow Leopard and Birds. The Snow Leopard breeding centre was started in 1986 to breed...

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was set up following the successful ascent of the Mount Everest-the highest peak in the world by the local hero Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edumund Hillary on 28 May 1953. The oldest mountaineering institute in...

observatory hill darjeeli

Observatory Hill – Darjeeling

Apart from the magnificent view it commands, great religious importance is attached to the Observatory Hill by both Hindus and Buddhists who worship here by the hundreds.

shanti stupa darjeeling

Shanti Stupa – Darjeeling

The Shanti Stupa was established by Nipponzan Myohoji, a Japanese Buddhist order. Situated on the slopes of the Jalapahar Hill the pagoda can be reached by foot or on taxi. The pagoda is the highest free structure in the town....

Batasia Loop - Darjeeling

Batasia Loop – Darjeeling

About 5 kms from Darjeeling, this Railway Loop is a marvellous feat of engineering. It is fascinating to watch the toy train wind its way round the loop. The War Memorial constructed in the memory of brave sons of Darjeeling...

Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill – Darjeeling

Situated at an altitude of 2590 metres (8482 ft.) and 13 kms from the town, this spot has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise over “Kanchenjunga” and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains. Even Mount Everest, the...

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