Darjeeling can be accessed by rail, road or air. The Darjeeling station is located in the Darjeeling town and the railway station of Jalpaiguri is a very important in this region. The airport of Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. Bus services are available from the major cities.
The tourists coming to Darjeeling, can also visit the different places of interest in and around the town of Darjeeling. The magnificent beauty of the sunrise can be enjoyed from the Tiger Hill that is situated only at a distance of 13 km from the Darjeeling town. One can also enjoy a ride in the toy train going around the city.
The places that can be visited are:
- Rock garden
- Peace Pagoda
- Botanical Gardens
- Dhirdham Temple
The hills of West Bengal are famous for the gorgeous beauty of the surrounding places. The snow capped mountain tops and the scenic pleasure of watching the sun rise and sun sets beyond the hill tops is really divine. The jungles of north Bengal are also sites of tourist attraction. The wildlife sanctuaries and the reserved forests of Jaldapara, Buxa, Chapramari and Gorumara are mostly visited by the tourists and the nature lovers. The huge tea estates are a pleasure to visit in the hilly region.
There are a number of places of interest that can be visited in the West Bengal hills. The monasteries, pagodas, parks and the shopping centers are situated in the West Bengal hills. The tourists interested in adventure sports can take part in the different activities of camping, trekking, hiking, hand gliding and river rafting.
The people of the West Bengal Hills are very simple and rustic. The population of this region is heterogeneous as people from different regions have come to settle here. The population comprises of mainly the Bhutanese, Nepalese, Sikkimese and Bengalees. There are a number of tribal people residing in the West Bengal Hills.
Last updated on 24 July 2013
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