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Darjeeling Tourist Attractions

Darjeeling will be an enthralling experience for the tourist. The exhilaration starts as soon as the tourist leaves the plains and takes the uphill road to this stunning hill resort in Darjeeling. There are a lot of Darjeeling Tourist Attractions which are worth watching and hence are visited by a lot of tourists from the various parts of the country as well as India. Darjeeling Tourist Attractions include the Tiger Hill which is located at a height of 2590 meters from Darjeeling.

A recent landmark Japanese Peace Pagoda which is constructed by Japanese Monks commands an outstanding view of the town and the Himalayan Range. Dhirdham Temple is positioned just below the Railway station and is structurally an imitation of the famous 'Pashupatinath' temple of Kathmandu, Nepal. The Mall and Chowrasta are important landmarks in Darjeeling. The Chowrasta is the core of Darjeeling town. Apart from this there is the most famous tourist attraction in Darjeeling which is the Tea Gardens of Darjeeling. One can also visit the Museum of Natural History, which depicts a distinctive collection of the fauna from the Himalayan region.

Amongst the other Darjeeling Tourist Attractions one can also see "The Himalayan Zoological Park and Snow Leopard Breeding Centre" which is a wild life park at high altitude and new habitat of the Siberian Tiger, Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer etc.

Darjeeling is equally famous for its adventure tourism and hence is one of the sought after places for the adventure lovers and includes the trekking and mountaineering as the activities of tourism.

How to Reach:

By Air :- The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra. The domestic airlines connect this place which is about 90 km from Darjeeling and 10 km from Siliguri.

By Rail :- The rail connection to Darjeeling is Jalpaiguri from where one has to take the toy train in order to reach Darjeeling.

By Road :- The State Transport runs buses from Kolkata and other nearby places like Kalimpong, Kurseong, Gangtok, Bagdogra and Siliguri. Private buses also ply.

City Info: Darjeeling is a popular place among the tourists from the different regions of the country and is a lovely place to visit for the adventure and business travelers as well. Darjeeling was earlier the Gorkha capital until it caught the attention of the British Officers and they conceded it as the summer retreat. Darjeeling has also won accolade for the title of 'Queen of the Hill Stations'.