Darjeeling Hill Station



Location Map of Darjeeling Hill Station




Darjeeling, known as the Queen of Hill Stations, is located 2134 meters above the sea level.Darjeeling literally means 'Region of the Thunderbolt' and is surrounded by the mighty peaks of the Himalayas and Buddhist Monasteries.

The Tiger Hills is the highest peak in Darjeeling and offers a splendid view of the Kanchenjunga and Mt. Everest. Due to the proximity with three international borders, Darjeeling is strategically a very important place.

Darjeeling is known world wide for its toy train. It is one of the few remaining steam powered trains in the world. It comes from Siliguri and takes six to seven hours to cover a distance of 82 kms. It gives enough opportunity to enjoy nature and see beautiful waterfalls and streams as it passes through deep green valleys, mountain passes, tea gardens and tunnels.

Darjeeling is also famous for its tea. It has many beautiful tea plantations where one can actually watch tea being processed. Darjeeling is also a trekker's paradise and the Gorkha hill council provides ample trekking facilities to the adventure lovers.Trekking paths branch out from the centrally located market place, The Mall.

Other places of interest in and around Darjeeling are the Japanese peace pagoda, the Tenzing Norgay Himalayan Institute, Dhirdham Temple, Mahakal Temple, Ghoom Monastery, Yiga-Choiling Monastery, Senchal Lake, Sumendu Lake, Mirik town and the Padmaja Naidu Zoo that houses animals ranging from Siberian Tigers to llamas.

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Last Updated on : 15 February 2013








     


     

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