Amidst the lower Himalayas, which are known as the Mahabharat Range, located is the Darjeeling. Developed by the British in the mid 19th century and with time it started growing its Vast Tea estate all over the world. Darjeeling city was basically controlled by the Kingdom of Sikkim until the Gorkhas took it and then subsequently the British. The very own town is endowed with a very rich culture of natural resources and history. Apart from that, there are a few places that you can invest your time to visit. Therefore here we have provided a brief description of some Best Places to visit in Darjeeling.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway:
Out of all the attractive places to visit, the Railway station is one of the most eye-grabbing and interesting place to visit. UNESCO declared it as the World Heritage Site on 2 December 1999. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is also known as the DHR. And to other people, it is lovingly called as the ‘Darjeeling Toy Train’. Basically it is a 2 feet narrow-gauge train that runs between New Jalpaiguri junction to Darjeeling town stations. In addition to that, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or the Darjeeling Toy Train plays a significant role in transport links between various parts of the Darjeeling hills and lower plains. This transportation is a piece of sheer engineering inventiveness and vision of creativity. Perhaps, you won’t miss a ride on such a heritage transport and there is no doubt a relaxing and charming one.
Singalila National Park:
The Singalila National Park is home to the very rare and exotic Red panda and the Himalayan black bear. It is located in the Singalila range at an altitude of more than 7000 feet above the sea. Perhaps you might not know Singalila National Park is the highest national park in West Bengal. Additionally, the national park encompasses a beautiful, 78.60 sq km land of an alpine valley, virgin rhododendron forests, and rare species of orchids and animals. The Singalila National Park is most famous for its breathtakingly mesmerizing view of the Himalayan peak, providing a panoramic view of the gigantic Himalayas from Nepal to Sikkim and thereby extends up to Bhutan.
If you want to witness a beautiful sunrise amidst the Kanchenjunga then Tiger hill should be in the bucket list. Tiger Hill is most famous for its beautiful sights of sunrise. Even from here, you can see the peaks of Kanchenjunga illuminate before the sun is seen at lower elevations, which is quite magnificent. Interestingly, Tiger Hill is also the summit of Ghoom, which is the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Start your journey time from Darjeeling at 3.30 AM to reach Tiger hill by 4.15 AM. However, the starting time during the winter season is delayed and becomes 4.15 AM.
The Batasia Loop is a greenery toy train pathway which is meant to minimize the elevation of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway at the peak. Among all, one of the most outstanding aspects of the Batasia Loop is its unmatched natural beauty, which is a wonderful sight to picturesque. Batasia Loop is situated in Ghoom which is about 5 kilometers from Darjeeling Town, the main motive behind this was to create a magnificent pathway of the Batasia Loop that was rooted in easing navigation around the terrain of Darjeeling city.
Previously known as the Shrubbery Park, during the British reign when it was a private courtyard of Sir Thomas Tartan’s Bungalow. The Nightingale is located in the hill station of Darjeeling. It is a public park area most visited by the tourists and locals to cherish the gorgeous views of the Kanchenjunga ranges. Once the Nightingale Park is at a slighted elevated terrain, you have to climb a few steps to reach the entry gate to this green haven of Darjeeling. Apart from all, there is a giant statue of Lord Shiva along with the great scenery.
That is all with the Best Places to visit in Darjeeling to visit and invest your time. Additionally, you must try the famous Darjeeling tea, which is exported to various parts of India as well as the World.