Darjeeling is an iconic mountainous destination in Northern West Bengal. Spending vacation here is an evergreen dream. Perched picturesquely at an altitude of 2045 m., Darjeeling occupies various stunning attractions that make your holiday exploration seamless. This destination is perfect for nature retreats, honeymooners, and adventure lovers.
You might choose a holiday package to make your exploration and stay absolutely satisfying. Tour operators in an all-inclusive holiday itinerary ensure accommodation, transport, and sightseeing touring convenience. Take your pick from various ranges of Darjeeling holiday packages.
Select destinations at your convenience if you book a customized tour itinerary. Given below are the four best places to explore in our Queen of Hills, Darjeeling:
#1 Batasia Loop Memorial Park
Batasia Loop is one of the most beautiful destinations in Darjeeling, only 4 km from the heart of the city. Here you get to see the incredible engineering of the railway loop to lessen the gradient of the ascent of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway/DHR.
In Batasia Loop Park, you see perennial and seasonal flowers and shrubs, and the mind-stirring view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, offering an exclusive 360-degree view of Darjeeling. This park is open from 5:00 Am to 4:30 PM and its entry fee is INR 15 per person.
#2 Japanese Peace Pagoda
Japanese Peace Pagoda, constructed under the instruction of Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist Monk from Japan, was designed to put up focus on folks gathering in their search for world peace. This is a popular Buddha Temple in Darjeeling, exhibiting the four avatars of Lord Buddha.
Peace Pagoda is about 10 min away from the heart of Darjeeling. Darjeeling Peace Pagoda involves a setting of mountainous lush greenery. Japanese Peace Pagoda Darjeeling is a tall free-standing structure at a height of 28.5 m and a diameter is 23 m.
#3 Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Popularly known as Darjeeling Zoo, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, is the largest high-altitude zoo in India perched at an altitude of 2134m. Wildlife habitats that you can spot in Darjeeling Zoo include leopards, red pandas, goral, black leopard, clouded leopard, yaks, Siberian tigers, Asiatic Black Bea, Tibetan Wolf, etc.
Birds you can find in Darjeeling Zoo include Hill Mynas, blue gold macaws, ring-necked pheasants, rose ring parakeets, etc. Darjeeling Himalayan Zoological Park entails over 200 species of shrubs, plants, climbers, medicinal plants, and trees. Explore the best Darjeeling tour places at budget-friendly holiday itineraries.
#4 Tiger Hill
Needless to say, Tiger Hill, in Darjeeling, is notable for the stunning sunrise. It takes nearly 1 hr to enter this destination from the center of Darjeeling. Sunrise over Himalayan peaks like Mount Everest, and Mount Kanchenjunga fascinates every visitor. Get the best tour plan at cost-effective Darjeeling holiday packages.
October to November and March to April are ideal times to witness the sunrise splendour at Tiger Hill. Approach Tiger Hill by 4:30 AM. so that you miss no precious moment from the beginning of sunrise.