If you are wondering which hill station in India you should visit next, we have the perfect article for you. This article talks about one of India’s most popular hill station that is always welcoming people from across the world to enjoy the majestic beauty it possesses. We are talking about Queen of hills Darjeeling, a small town and a popular hill station located in the state of West Bengal in India. While it is true that in the recent times this town has become a little more crowded, we can rest assure you that the place has surely not lost its charm and there are an endless number of reasons as to why you need to visit this beautiful hill station which is also called as the “Queen of Hills”.
If you are someone who enjoys spending your time amidst nature and tranquility, queen of hills Darjeeling is definitely the best place you need to be yet. It is for sure one of the best destinations for tourists to explode. Also known as heaven or adobe of God, The place will surely help you relax and enjoy and take a break from your hectic schedule. The captivating natural beauty here is something you cannot miss out on especially if you are someone who loves to explore places and nature. The Queen of the Hills is surely a place that you need to be at least once in your life time.
We bring to you some strong reasons that prove why you need to visit Queen of Hills – Darjeeling at least once in your life. Read below to know more about it.
For all those who love the hills and mountains, Mount Kanchenjunga is a place that you surely have to visit when in Darjeeling. An interesting fact about Mount Kanchenjunga is that it is the third highest peak in the world and will give you a majestic view of the Himalayas and the tea plantations in the town of Darjeeling. This mountain probably offers one of the best view of the entire town.
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You cannot miss the sunrise here
We have already discussed about the mesmerizing beauty of Tiger Hill in Darjeeling in our previous blog. Another important reason why you need to visit this place in Darjeeling is because it offers an absolutely fantastic view of the sunrise along with the hills of Sikkim, Nepal and even in China.
Besides the beautiful and majestic mountains and hills of the Darjeeling town, the place is also famous for its zoo which is a breeding center especially for the endangered species in the Himalayan region. Not only this the zoo of Darjeeling has won many international awards for breeding various rare species of animals and plantations. Some of the important attractions of the place are the endangered species of red panda and also the snow leopards here. Besides this, you will also get to explore the exclusive fauna at this place. There is also a mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling which is just next to the Darjeeling zoo. You can also explore this institute by request your travel guide.
The ropeway in Darjeeling is not only one of the longest cable rights in Asia but also passes through some of the most beautiful tea estates here. You will surely have a memorable 40 minutes journey in Darjeeling though this ropeway where you can explore the magnificent tea estate along with the hills of Sikkim towards your right.
Strolling and small hikes through the town
While it is true that the Queen of Hills Darjeeling is famous for some amazing trek, what you don’t know is that you can also go for some short hikes around the town and in fact explore some of the hidden gems of Darjeeling. These include monasteries, small tea shops or cafes. If you really want to explore the non-touristy side of Darjeeling this activity a something really you need to try.
Exploring the food
No trip is ever complete until you have explored some of the best local cuisines of the place. When it comes to Darjeeling the town has a very unique style of cuisine which has shades of Indian, Nepali and also Tibetan style food. You would be very happy to know that the restaurants here offer almost everything right from momos to a full-scale English breakfast. You would truly enjoy a nice meal at one of the British era cafes in Darjeeling. We guarantee that you will never complain about the food over here.
Enjoying some hot tea
Of course your trip to Darjeeling will always be incomplete until you have tried the most famous drink here that is the Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling tea is extremely famous across the globe because it is considered to be one of the finest in the world. In fact every year tourists from around the world gather at this small town in West Bengal so that they can savor some of the best tea of the town.
Enjoy the joyride here
The Toy Train ride in Darjeeling is another famous tourist attraction. In fact it is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage. This is so because the train’s steam engine is considered to be extremely special. The ride that goes long for two hours will take you through the narrow box and will let you explore some places such as the Railway Museum and the picturesque War Memorial. This is surely an once-in-a-lifetime experience that you cannot miss out on.
The cold climate
You would be very happy to know that the climate in Darjeeling remains quite pleasant and cool all throughout the year. In fact during the winter season the temperature ranges from around 1° to 7°C. However, if you are someone who cannot bear the chilly cold, you can always visit this place during the summer season when the climate is more pleasant.
We hope this article was a good read for you and that this beautiful destination which offers an impeccable getaway along with natural surroundings is going to be on your checklist when travelling next anywhere in India.