Darjeeling : The Best Gift of Nature to West Bengal
The unsullied mountains, lush tea gardens, curvaceous roads amid edgy Hills, Darjeeling is the beautiful gift of nature situated in West Bengal. Drive and board up to the high hills and feel the freshness of the mountain air in Darjeeling. Surrounded by the mountains and hills all around, Darjeeling is widely known as a Buddhist pilgrimage. Embracing a high ethnic population, Darjeeling is famous for its Buddhist monasteries and belief in Buddhism. The Ghoom Monastery is an ancient Buddhist monastery that holds the statue of Maitreya Buddha which is believed to be ‘the Buddha To Come’. Other religious centers are the Drindham and Mahakal Temple, Maa-Dhog Yolmowa monastery and many more.
Experience the mountain sports like never before
In this stunning journey amid hills, drive through curvaceous roads or fascinate yourself with toy trains. The aesthetic beauty of Darjeeling will greet you in the most pristine way. From the damp plains to edgy mountains, Darjeeling has a lot more to offer. Enjoy the mountain sports and adventures like trekking, mountaineering, fox climbing, etc. in Darjeeling. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is the delight for trekkers. Enjoy the lush greens of tea gardens for which Darjeeling is popularly known across the world. Also enjoy the journey by toy trains which will give you an overview of the natural beauty of Darjeeling as a whole.
What to eat: Momos, Thukpas, Shaphalay, Sael Roti and of course Darjelling Tea!
What to see: Drindham and Mahakal Temple, Maa-Dhog Yolmowa monastery, Ghoom Monastry
What to take away: Tibetan masks, paintings of Bhutia facial expressions on cloth pieces, local jewelry items including brooches and pendants with carved-in gems.
When to visit: Spring season in India is the best time to visit