12 Unforgettable Experiences To Include in Your Darjeeling Itinerary

12 Unforgettable Experiences To Include in Your Darjeeling Itinerary

If you're planning an eventful trip to the gorgeous Himalayan hill town of Darjeeling, India, you’ve chosen the right destination. Darjeeling, located in the Mighty Himalayan foothills, is noted for its exceptionally wondrous vistas, majestic Mount Kanchenjunga views, lush tea estates, misty climate, urban splendour, and vibrant culture. 

With exclusive Darjeeling holiday packages by Dream Destination Holidays, keep your upcoming Darjeeling venture absolutely fun-filled, secure, and unforgettable. To make the most of your Darjeeling vacation, consider these 12 unique activities to be in your Darjeeling itinerary:

1.  Mall Road Exploration
Mall Road in Darjeeling is a prime location, a must-visit site, probably the unavoidable place if you’re in Darjeeling town, catering to the best of urban luster. From iconic restaurants, tea shops, clothing stores, art and craft shops, and gift and souvenir items stores, to scenic mountain views with pine trees encompassing, Darjeeling Mall Road is a spectacular attraction.

2.  Sunrise at Tiger Hill
Begin your day early in the morning and leave for the incredibly stunning destination in Darjeeling – the world-famous Tiger Hill, offering tourists a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas' snow-capped peaks from Tiger Hill. The shifting colours of the sky, along with the panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga promises a memorable experience.

3.  Explore The Tea Gardens
Explore The Tea Gardens
Darjeeling is recognized for its world-class tea industry, so exploring its exclusive tea gardens is recommended. Take a guided tour of a tea plantation, such as the Happy Valley Tea Plantation, Gopaldhara Tea Estate, Glenburn Tea Estate, Puttabong Tea Estate, Makaibari Tea Estate, and Okayti Tea Estate.

4.  Take a Toy Train Ride in Darjeeling, the UNESCO World Heritage Site
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), popularly known as the Toy Train is a man-made marvel as the train chugs down the narrow-gauge lines, providing breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys. DHR is a 2 ft gauge railway that runs between Darjeeling and NJP (New Jalpaiguri), built between 1879 and 1881.

5.  A Visit To Peace Pagoda
Visit to peace pagoda
Visit the Japanese Peace Pagoda, which is located on the slopes of Jalapahar Hill and offers a perfect spiritual and nature retreat. Admire the Buddhist stupa's beautiful architecture while taking in the panoramic views of Darjeeling and the surrounding mountains, coupled with a Japanese Buddhist Temple. Darjeeling’s Peace Pagoda was built under the guidance of the great Buddhist monk from Japan - Nichidatsu Fujii. 

6.  Explore The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute 
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) features the region's rich rock climbing history at the Himalayan climbing Institute, which was created by Tenzing Norgay, the first man to summit Mount Everest alongside Sir Edmund Hillary. Personalize one of the best Darjeeling holiday packages by a reliable travel agency near you.

This is one of the premier mountaineering institutes worldwide and its objectives include facilitating educational activities on mountaineering and the mountain environment and protecting the works of Himalayan art, culture, and other history of Himalayan mountaineering. 

7.  Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Padmjaa Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is home to rare and endangered species such as the snow leopard, red panda, and Himalayan wolf in the land of Darjeeling. Darjeeling Himalayan Zoo provides a unique opportunity to see Himalayan animals up close in their native habitat.

8.  Darjeeling Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre 
The Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre provides insight into the Tibetan refugee community's culture and craftsmanship. Watch artists weave complex carpets, create traditional Tibetan handicrafts like Thangkas, folding tables, wall hangings, frames, and metal items, and preserve their cultural heritage, which deserves a must-visit. 

9.  Tour Monasteries in Darjeeling
Tour Monsteries in Darjeeling
Darjeeling boasts a wide range of Buddhist monasteries, where you can seek solace, serenity, and divine bliss. Some of the top Buddhist monasteries to explore in Darjeeling are Ghoom Monastery, Bhutia Busty Monastery, Dali Monastery, Aloobari Monastery, Samten Choling Monastery, Tamang Buddhist Monastery, Yiga Choling Monastery, Fagu Monastery, etc. 

10.  Visit Batasia Loop & Rock Garden
Baasia Loop and Rock Garder
The Batasia Loop is a major tourist attraction in Darjeeling, catering to tourists with exceptional views of Mt Kanchenjunga, and Darjeeling city, wrapped up in a beautiful garden. Batasia Loop features a spiral railway and an airy atmosphere. It’s a war memorial park built in commemoration of the Gorkha Soldiers who sacrificed their lives to safeguard the sovereignty of the Nation since independence. 

Rock Garden Darjeeling is at Chunnu Summer Falls and Ganga Maya Park owns an alluring charm made by cutting rocks on different levels, indeed a man-made marvel in Darjeeling. Get your Darjeeling holiday package at the lowest price from a reputable tour operator. 

11.  Go on Trekking And Hiking
Go on Trekking and hiking
Be on an adventurous journey with trekking and hiking delights in Darjeeling. Explore the Himalayan nature trails and fill your venture with thrill, and composure. Some of the best trekking and hiking experiences to have in Darjeeling – Gorkhey, Chatakpur Sunrise Trek, Sandakphu Trek, Singalila Ridge Trek, Rohini Trek, Rimbik Trek, etc. 
12.  Savour The Culinary Delights
Savour The Culinary Delights
Without savouring the local and cultural food delicacy, Darjeeling ventures remain incomplete. Enjoy a great variety of foods in the hilly terrain of Darjeeling, such as Thukpa, Sel Roti, Kakra Ko Achar and Kinema, Momo, Churpee, Darjeeling Tea, Alu Dam, Dalle Chilli Pickle, Traditional Nepali thali, Chaang, Shaphalay. 

No matter how many times tourists explore Darjeeling, it still remains pristine to the senses. With Darjeeling tour packages made cost-effective by Dream Destination Holidays, turn your venture into a soul-satisfying and unforgettable experience. Explore and customize your holiday plans with expert assistance. 

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