Tiger Hill is the highest point in the Darjeeling area .An early morning trip to witness the sunrise is a must . Watching the rising sun strike the colossal Kangchenjunga range of snow-capped peaks in a blaze of rapidly changing colours is truly spectacular.
It is also called the Darjeeling Zoo is a 67.56-acre (27.3 ha) zoo in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. The zoo was opened in 1958, and an average elevation of 7,000 feet (2,134 m), is the largest high altitude zoo in India.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
The world famous Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ( HMI ). Jawaharlal Nehru, the first PRIME minister of India, laid the institute's foundation stone in November 1954, and the legendary Tenzing Norgay Sherpa was HMI's first Director of Field Training.
Mahankal Temple Rising abruptly from Chowrasta is the hilltop. Situated atop is the ancient temple of Mahakal, a form of Lord Shiva. There is a cave sacred to worshippers in the temple. In Sanskrit, the word "Durjay Ling", means "Shiva of invincible prowess, who rules the Himalayas.
Bhutia Busty Monastery
This monastery was founded in 1879, and has links to both the Kagyu and and Nyingma orders of Tibetan Buddhism . The monastery was ravaged by the 1934 earthquake that struck the whole region, but was rebuilt under the patronage of the Late Chogyal (Dharmraja) of Sikkim.
10 kilometres from town, the Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park offer attractive picnic spots with natural waterfalls and boating facilities. Small restaurants and shops abound, but visitors should be aware that return transportation is difficult to organize from the park.
Ghoom is the meeting point of several roads. The Hill Cart Road from Siliguri to Darjeeling runs through the town. It is 6 km from Darjeeling. It is 24 km from Kurseong via Sonada.Kalimpong is about 45 km away via Lopchu. Another road leads to Mongpu and then on to the Kalimpong-Siliguri road.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the "Toy Train", is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal. Built between 1879 and 1881, the railway is about 86 kilometres (53 mi) long.
Darjeeling tea is a tea from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal India. It is available as black, white or oolong. When properly brewed, it yields a thin-bodied, light-colored infusion with a floral aroma.
The Batasia Loop is a spiral railway created to lower the gradient of ascent of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. At this point, the track spirals around over itself through a tunnel and over a hilltop. It was commissioned in 1919.
From Darjeeling one can have the best, uninterrupted view of the worlds third highest peak. Bhan Bhakta Sarani provides one of the enthralling views of these snow capped peaks. The Chowrasta also gives you a good sight to the Kanchenjunga peak.
A scenic place near the tiger hills. This place has popularly come up as a picnic spot among the tourists. The lake supplies drinking water to the town of Darjeeling.