Darjeeling


Darjeeling is a town in India’s West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It’s famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.
Elevation: 2,042 m
Area: 10.57 km²
Population: 132,016 (2011)
Some of the famous place to visit in Darjeeling, India
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is a 67.56-acre zoo in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. The zoo was opened in 1958, and an average elevation of 7,000 feet, is the largest high altitude zoo in India.
Address: Darjeeling – Jorethang Road, Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India
Opened: 1958

Hours:

Wednesday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Sunday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Monday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Tuesday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Ghum Monastery
Old Ghoom Monastery is the popular name of Yiga Choeling. The monastery belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect and is known for its 15 feet-high statue of the Maitreya Buddha.
Address: Ghoom, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102, India
Founder: Geshe Sherab Gyatso
Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling
Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling or Darjeeling Peace Pagoda is one of the Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and
Address: West Point, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102, India

Tenzing Rock
One of a pair of large natural rocks used by people to practice rock-climbing, including beginners.
Address: Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734104, India

Hours:

Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8AM–5PM
Saturday 8AM–5PM
Sunday 8AM–5PM
Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Japanese Buddhist Temple
Traditional Japanese-style Buddhist temple & multi-level pagoda offering commanding mountain views.
Address: Darjeeling, West Bengal, India