Tourist Places to see in and around Darjeeling
The dream destination of Darjeeling is dotted with places worth seeing in and around it. At a short distance from the main town of Darjeeling you can see Ghoom. In Ghoom there is the renowned Yiga Choeling Monastery. The monastery houses several images of the Maitreya Buddha. The museum of Natural History is another place of tourist interest in Darjeeling. The nature lovers must see the Llyod Botanic Garden, the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and the vistas from the Darjeeling-Rangit Valley ropeway. For the adventure seekers there are several treks in and around Darjeeling.
That's not all around Darjeeling is kaleidoscopic Kalimpong. Kalimpong is indeed 'the ridge where we play'. At Kamlimpong you get to see the Rolling Meadows and the Swiss Welfare Dairy besides the steeple of the Mac Farlane Church.
Amongst the many places worth seeing in Kalimpong is Dr. Graham's Homes school on the Delo Hill. Durpin Dara offers spectacular vistas of the Himalayas, the monasteries like Pedong, Thongsha Gompa and Tharpa Choling Monastery have attrraction of there own.
Mirik is another place worth seeing around Darjeeling. The hill station of Mirik is a marvelous retreat for the sun-scorched souls of the plains. In Mirik you have to see and experience the magnificence of the mighty Himalayas in the Sumendu Lake. The tea gardens and the orange orchards are the other places of interest in Mirik.
Make your holidays at Darjeeling more enjoyable by seeing these nearby places. These places not only enhance tourism potential in Darjeeling but also are worth seeing holiday spots themselves.