Darjeeling, referred as Queen of Hill Stations is a best known tourist spot in India. Stunning hill slope view of Darjeeling situated in West Bengal state captures hearts of tourists. In ancient times, Darjeeling was the capital city of British powers and it was handed as a gift to the Governor general Bentick by the Maharaja of Sikkim. Charming beauty of valley and hill view welcomes visitors from all over the world to this wonderful land. Gaming options like rafting and mountain treks available in Darjeeling makes tour trips very interesting.
Darjeeling Rangeet valley passenger ropeway is a best known tourist spot in Darjeeling. This place lies nearly 3 km from the town area and offers an adventurous journey for tourists. Sensational view of river Rangeet from this location creates a fabulous presentation for tourists. Rangeet river carries Himalayan water and is famous for rafting. It creates a thrilling and adventurous journey through Himalayan water for visitors. Exclusive view of Himalayas and Kanchenjunga from this location is really an eye pleasing experience. Singalila Range Trek, one of the best tourist spot in Darjeeling reveals the scenic beauty of magnolias, orchids and rhododendrons.
Now we will come to the Museum of Natural History, a known interested area for tourist. Museum exhibits vivid varieties of faunas collected from Himalayan region. Those who are interested in mountaineering can study this skill from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute located in Jawahar Parabat. Museum located inside institute constitutes a rich collection of rare Himalayan species. Himalayan zoological park is yet another tourist spot in Darjeeling.
Himalayan black bear, red panda, Himalayan pheasant and Siberian tiger are some of the rare species of animals found in this zoological park. Park creates a natural forest atmosphere for viewers. Tourists are also allowed to visit snow leopard breeding centre located near this zoological park. Main aim of this institution is to preserve the rare species of snow leopard. Alluring Lloyd’s botanical garden consisting of rich composition of plants from Himalayas is another tourist area located in Darjeeling.
Tibetan Buddhist monasteries are one of the best tourist attractions in Darjeeling. Yiga Chilling Buddhist monastery, Bhutia Bust monastery, Drukpa Kargyud monastery and Samten Cholling monastery are some of the best known tourist spots in Darjeeling. Drukpa Kargyad monastery or Dali monastery is the place where Drukchen Rimpoche lives. Out of these Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, Yiga Chilling Buddhist monastery was built in the year 1875 and is considered as the oldest one.
Tourists can watch here the image of Maitriya Buddha meaning upcoming Buddha. Tea estates present in Darjeeling is another area of interest for tourists. Tourists can directly buy tea from these tea estates and the most famous one among them is Happy Valley tea estate. If you want to get an amazing view of Everest and Kanchenjunga range, never hesitate to go to Tiger Hills which lies at 2590 meters altitude. Small toy trains passing through Batasia railway loop creates a charming view for tourists. Dhirdham temple, Ava art gallery, The Mall and Chowrasta and Japanese Peace Pagoda are other best known tourist spots in Darjeeling.
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