Known as the Queen of the Hills, Darjeeling is the one of the most popular tourist destination in India as well as in South Asia.
Experience the beauty of Sandakphu
Sanadakphu a mountain in the border of Nepal and India is a go to place. This place is considered important as the beautiful and the gorgeous mountains can be seen from the top.The major highlight of the Sandakphu is that four out of five highest peaks can be seen from this place which are the great Mt.Everest , Mt Lhotse, Mt Kanchenjunga and Mt Manaslu. The best time to visit Sanadakphu is during April – May or from October to early December .
Take Toy Train Ride
Darjeeling is most probably famous for 3Ts. They are tea, tourism and toy train. The Toy train is an icon of Darjeeling. You can take a ride of various places from Darjeeling, Darjeeling - Ghum -Darjeeling is one of the popular ones. You can take a diesel one or the old steam engine trains. The train offers a services in various classes and you can book your tickets through online or directly get your tickets from Darjeeling Railway Station or even book through the travel agency.
Visit Batasia Loop
Batasia Loop is the spiral railway track for the railway. And in the center of Batasia Loop lies the War memorial which was established to commemorate the Gorkha Soldiers. There is a proper seating and garden too. The Batasia Loop is also well known for the 360 view of the Darjeeling. The majestic Kanchenjunga is also seen from here.
Stroll around Chowrasta
From the Time square of New York to the Basantapur and Patan Durbar Square of the Kathmandu Valley, every city has a center point where people come and gather for a good time. Chowrasta is the place of the queen of hill Darjeeling. Chowrasta is a square located at the heart of the town. The Chowrasta is a surrounded by various cafes and restaurants. It has become a major attraction for the tourists. There is a statue of Nepali poet Bhanu Bhakta Aacharya in the north of the square. And on the east edge of Chowrasta lies the Hawa Ghar a roof toped concrete structure stage where a lot of performance and programs are conducted. You may witness a Flash mob in there in a good lucky day.
Have a brunch at Glenary
Not so far from Chowrasta lies the Glenary. This eatery place carries a history of around 100 years old. Glenary is one of the popular bakery/cafe in Darjeeling. It is a perfect place to chill. The Glenary has an amazing interior the view of the town. So if you are fond of good food with a view this place is just for you.
Walk around the Happy Valley Tea Estate tea Garden
Talking about the Darjeeling Tea, its world popular. It has gained a lot of reputation in the list of best Tea in the world. It is exported all around the world. The tea garden looks amazing. And the Happy Valley Tea Estate is one of its kinds. Happy Valley Tea Estate is popular and second oldest tea garden in Darjeeling. It is usually open for visitors and many tourists visit this place and observe the process. The Happy Valley Tea Estate offers the guided tour of the tea garden and ends the tour by tea tasting session.