Places of Interest in Darjeeling
at an altitude of 2590 metres (8482 ft.) and 13 kms from the town, this spot
has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise over "Kanchenjunga"
and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains. Even Mount Everest, the world's highest
peak, is visible from here.
About 5 kms from Darjeeling, this Railway Loop is a marvellous feat of engineering.
It is fascinating to watch the toy train wind its way round the loop. The War
Memorial constructed in the memory of brave sons of Darjeeling who died in different
action since 1947, is worth a visit. A glorious view of snowy peak and town
can be seen from this place. Entrance fee: Rs. 2/- Timings: sunrise till two
hours after sunset.
Lloyds Botanical Garden
A colourful garden situated just below the Market Motor Stand. It contains a
representative collection of Himalayan plants, flowers, orchids etc. The green
houses are well worth a visit.
This beautiful garden is situated on the Jawahar Parbat behind Raj Bhawan. A
magnificent view of Kanchenjunga Range and Singla Valley can be enjoyed from
Happy Valley Tea Estate
Of about seventy tea gardens in this hilly region, this is one of the nearest,
about 3 km from the town. Here one can see the processing of the world famous
Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway
At North Point about 3 km from the town. The first passenger ropeway in
India. For reservation of ropeway seats please contact Officer in-charge, Darjeeling
Rangeet Valley Ropeway Station, North Point, Darjeeling. Phone: 52731. Regular
share taxi service available from Market Motor. Stand to the Ropeway Station.
Built in the style of Katmandu's Pashupatinath temple adds to the varied religious
architectural styles of Darjeeling. It is near the railway station.
Lebong Race Course
About 8 km from the town, it is the smallest race course in the world. The complete
lap is only 480 yds. Long. It was laid out in 1885 as a parade ground.
Garg World Amusement Park
Situated at a distance of about 4 km. On Gandhi Road it is a new amusement park
with a variety of attractions.
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