Darjeeling: Top places to visit and see in Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a very nice place worth visiting in India. With a plethora of places to see and visit, Darjeeling can be the perfect vacation spot for your next holidays. But before you plan your trip to their serene location, it is wise to have a look at the various places to visit here:

The Mall

It is the most popular and known commercial street in Darjeeling that is lined perfectly with Tibetans selling some hand knitted sweaters and Himalayan artifacts which are both imitation and real antiques.  The Mall then leads to another famous spot in Darjeeling i.e. the Chowrasta that doubles as the bandstand, the much liked pony riding place for kids and haven for the couples.

Observatory Hill

This is the oldest spot in Darjeeling that is locally called as the Makal-Babu-Ko-Thaan. As per the legend, Dorje Ling, the Red Hat Buddhist Monastery stood at this place. The Nepalis then damaged it in 19th C. the Buddhists and Shivas share temple which stands here till now.

Dhoom Gompa

Around 8 kilometers from Darjeeling is Dhoom Gompa. You can find a beautiful statue of Maitrayie Buddha at this location. The Monastery has even preserved some rare handwritten manuscripts from Buddhism.

Darjeeling Himalayan Zoological Park

On the Birth Hill is Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park that has attracted a lot of people from all across the world through its successful breeding species such as red panda and snow leopard. This Zoo is featured with various other rare animals of the Himalayans as well.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

This is known since generations as the popular Toy Train can be enjoyed here. It is a true masterpiece of the 19th C engineering, being a product of world’s first industrial revolution.

Senchal Lake

A serene and calm lake amidst the verdant mountains can be found in Darjeeling in the form of Sencal Lake. It is indeed a favorite and much loved picnic spot for the families and tourists. The lake is around 10 kilometers from main Darjeeling town. The best part is that it offers water supply to the whole Darjeeling town.

So now when you are aware of the top places to visit in Darjeeling, just make your bookings and enjoy your Darjeeling trip to the fullest.