Top 20 Tourist Attractions of Darjeeling and Kalimpong

Darjeeling and neighbouring Kalimpong hill stations are two most popular tourist destination in West Bengal. Both hill stations are located in the Lesser Himalayas and noted for its tea industry, spectacular views of the Kangchenjunga and Teesta river.

– Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a popular tourist destination in India and known for Happy Valley Tea Estate,Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and Singalila National Park. Tourism attractions of Darjeeling also include Coronation Bridge, Lloyd’s Botanical Garden,Peace Pagoda, St. Andrew’s Church, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and the Ghum Monastery and the Batasia Loop.

Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

Tiger Hill of Darjeeling offers the panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mt. Kangchenjunga. The near by Senchal wildlife sanctuary and sun rise over Kangchenjunga should not be miss.

Tea Garden, Darjeeling

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Darjeeling Tea estates are most charming places in India and best honeymoon destination in West Bengal. Tea Gardens of Darjeeling are major tourist attractions in India along with neighbouring Kalimpong hill station.

Heritage Train, Darjeeling

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. The toy train is one of the 5 Mountain railways of India and passes through India’s highest railway station.

Rock Garden, Darjeeling

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Rock Garden of Darjeeling is part of Lloyd’s Botanical Garden and one of the most famous Rock Garden in India. The garden offers view of valley, scenic tea gardens and hill slopes.

Lloyd’s Botanical Garden, Darjeeling

Lloyd’s Botanical Garden display several species of rhododendron, bamboo and forest native plants. The Botanical Garden contain an impressive and exotic collection of rhododendrons and orchids.

Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling

Peace Pagoda at Darjeeling is one of 7 Peace Pagodas in India. The Pagoda is also known as the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, situated near the Jalapahar hills of Darjeeling.

Darjeeling Zoo, Darjeeling

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is specializes in breeding of Tibetan wolf, snow leopards and red pandas. The zoo attracts large number of visitors every year and largest high altitude zoo in India.

Singalila National Park, Darjeeling

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Singalila National Park of Darjeeling is famous as the best trekking route to Sandakphu peak. The park in Singalila Ridge has thick bamboo forest and home to small mammals including barking deer,leopard cat and best places to see Red Panda in India.

Ghum

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Ghum is the highest railway station in India, located in the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region of West Bengal. This route is one of the most beautiful railway tracks in the world and home of the Ghum Monastery and the Batasia Loop.

Mirik

Mirik is a serene hill and most picturesque tourist spot in Darjeeling district. This place has become a popular tourist destination with tourist attractions such as Sumendu Lake shikaras,view of Kangchenjunga and famous Darjeeling tea estates.

Samsing

Samsing hill village in Jalpaiguri district is located 18 km from the Neora Valley National Park. The small hill village and tourist spot is famous for beautiful landscape and green tea gardens.

Kurseong

Kurseong hill station inhabitants by Lepcha people and surrounded by a myriad of tea gardens. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway passes through Kurseong village.

– Kalimpong

Kalimpong hill station of West Bengal is a popular tourist destination, sits on a ridge overlooking the Teesta river. Kalimpong and neighbouring Darjeeling lies in the Eastern Himalayas and a major production centre of gladioli in India. Tourism in Kalimpong also include Hanuman Temple, Mangal Dham, Teesta River, Clock Tower, Graham’s Home and Crockety Historic Place.

Morgan House, Kalimpong

Morgan House is a British mansion in Kalimpong, now converted to tourist hotel managed by West Bengal Tourism. Morgan house is also considered to be haunted and offers clear view of the Kangchenjunga mountain range.

Deolo Hill, Kalimpong

Deolo Hill in Kalimpong is the highest point of Kalimpong town, situated on a ridge. The hill offers panoramic view of the snow clad mountains of West Sikkim and neighbouring hills.

Hanuman Temple, Kalimpong

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Hanuman Temple at Kalimpong is located right after Durga Mandir. The temple has a huge statue of Lord Hanuman and a major tourist attraction on the way to Deolo Hills.

Cactus Nursery, Kalimpong

Kalimpong Cactus Nursery is a must visit place and one of such nurseries in India. The Cactus Nursery is home to more than 100 cactus species.

Lord Buddha Park, Kalimpong

Lord Buddha Statue and Park is a tourist attraction on the way to Hanuman Mandir and Deolo Hills. The park has small rock garden and statue of Lord Buddha.

Mangal Dham, Kalimpong

Mangal Dham in Kalimpong is famous for its Hindu temples and peaceful atmosphere. The temple ranked among 10 tourist attractions in Kalimpong.

Zang Dhok Palri Phodang, Kalimpong

Zang Dhok Palri Phodang is a Buddhist monastery in Kalimpong, located atop Durpin Hill. The monastery popularly known as the Lava Monastery.

Neora Valley National Park, Kalimpong

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Neora Valley National Park is the richest biological zones in Eastern India and land of the elegant red panda. The park is an adventurous place for the nature trekkers and support five species of civet,golden cat,endangered clouded leopard and most exotic Red Panda.