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Darjeeling - The Place of Thunder Dragon

Darjeeling is often called the queen of the hills. It is one of the finest hill station in India. Situated at the Sivalik range of the great Himalaya, Darjeeling has a rich history and legacy. Our Vehicles are available in any of the destinations as per the schedule and time. The places of interest in this sector are Darjeeling, Mirik, Tinchuley etc.

Darjeeling is famous for Its great Tea – The Darjeeling Tea which is very popular worldwide for its rich unique aroma. Makaibari Tea Estate, Puttabong Tea Estate, Var-Tukvar Tea estate, Soureni Tea Estate, Castleton Tea Estate, Selim Hill Tea Estate, Gopaldhara Tea Estate, Mim Tea Estate are some of the finest Tea producing gardens in and around Darjeeling and Kurseong.

Darjeeling is cosmopolitan in nature. Language largely spoken is Nepali, Hindi, Bengali, English. It is a municipal town and it is the headquarter of the Darjeeling district at the northern part of West Bengal.
 

Sightseeing Locations at Darjeeling

  • Batasia Loop :
    Batasia loop is a very popular loop of the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train) near Ghoom or Ghum.
     
  • Tiger Hill :
    Tiger Hill is the view point to watch Sunrise with the backdrop of Majestic Mt. Kangchenjunga. It is 11 km from the town and can be reached either by jeep or by foot through Chowrasta, Alubari (incidentally the oldest tea plantation in Darjeeling) or Jorebangla and then climbing up the incline to the summit. The first rays of the sun shoot ahead and shed light upon the twin peaks of Kangchenjunga painting it pink.
     
  • Ghoom Monastery :
    Ghoom Monastery or Ghum Monastery is the popular name of Yiga Choling Monastery. The monastery follows the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
     
  • Ava Art Gallery :
    Ava Art Gallery is popular art gallery which houses exquisite artwork of late Ms. Ava Devi of Darjeeling.
     
  • Mahakal 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 worshipers in the temple. In Sanskrit, the word "Durjay Ling", means "Shiva of invincible prowess, who rules the Himalayas." There is a suggestion that the name Darjeeling could have emanated from this name.
     
  • Himalayan Mountaineer Institute :
    The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) was established in Darjeeling, India on November 4, 1954 to encourage mountaineering as an organized sport in India. The first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary sparked a keen interest in establishing mountaineering as a well-respected endeavour for people in the region. With the impetus provided by the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, HMI was established in here. Tenzing Norgay was the first director of field training for HMI.
     
  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park :
    Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is 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. It specializes in breeding animals adapted to alpine conditions, and has successful captive breeding programs for the Snow leopard, the critically endangered Himalayan wolf and the Red panda.
     
  • Ropeway :
    It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Darjeeling. The route of the Darjeeling’s North Point (Singamari), this bi-cable ropeway descended to 244 m (801 ft) at Singla on the banks of the Ramman River, which with Little Rangeet, meets the Great Rangeet. Stopping at Tukver, Burnesbeg and Singla tea estates, it took 45 minutes to reach Singla Bazar, 8 km away. The rope way passed over dense forests, mountain ridges, waterfalls, flowing rivers, green valleys and tea gardens.
     
  • Peace Pagoda :
    Peace Pagoda or Japanese Pagoda is one of the Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds to help unite them in their search for world peace. It is located in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. Like most of the other Peace Pagodas, it was built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii (1885–1985), a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myohoji Buddhist Order.
     
  • Bhutia Busty Monastery :
    Bhutia Busty monastery or Karmaa Dorjee Chyoling monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in Darjeeling, India. It belongs to the Red Sect of Buddhist Lamas. The monastery has a collection of old Buddhist scripts.
     
  • Mirik :
    Mirik is a comparatively new destination near Darjeeling. It is a quiet town in the Himalayas. The location is famous for Sumendu Lake, Orange orchards and world famous tea gardens. A 3.5-km-long road encircles the lake (Sumendu lake) and is used for walks with the view of Kangchenjunga on the far horizon. Boating on the quaint shikaras and pony riding are available.
     

PrePaidCar.com arranges sightseeing tours in and around Darjeeling town as well as vehicular transfer to other tourist spots or destinations. We have our fleet of vehicles plying around Darjeeling, Siliguri, Kalimpong, Sikkim and Duars. From Tata Indica to Tata Sumo to Toyota Innova we have every vehicle to cater you need.
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