10 Must-Do activities on your next Darjeeling trip

May 31, 2023

By: BI India Bureau

Witness Sunrise at Tiger Hill

Wake up early and witness the awe-inspiring sunrise over the snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga. The view from Tiger Hill is truly breathtaking.

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Enjoy Toy Train Ride

Experience the charm of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Toy Train" as it chugs through the picturesque landscapes, crossing bridges and tunnels.

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Explore the Happy Valley Tea Estate

Dive into the world of tea by taking a guided tour of this scenic tea estate. Learn about tea cultivation, plucking, and processing, and savor a cup of freshly brewed Darjeeling tea.

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Visit the Ghoom Monastery

Explore the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Darjeeling, home to a 15-foot tall statue of Maitreya Buddha. Experience the tranquility and immerse yourself in the Buddhist culture.

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Stroll through The Mall Road

Take a leisurely walk along the Mall Road, the heart of Darjeeling. Enjoy the bustling atmosphere, shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs, and savor delicious local cuisine.

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Discover the Padmaja Himalayan Zoological Park

Get up close to rare Himalayan species, including the majestic snow leopard and the endangered red panda. This zoo also houses the largest collection of Himalayan birds in India.

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Explore the Rock Garden and Gangamaya Park

Admire the beautifully manicured gardens, cascading waterfalls, and rock formations at the Rock Garden. Adjacent to it, Ganga Maya Park offers boating facilities amidst a serene natural setting.

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Visit Observatory Hill

Climb up to the Observatory Hill to visit the Mahakal Temple, a sacred place of worship for both Hindus and Buddhists. Enjoy panoramic views of Darjeeling and the surrounding valleys.

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Try Local Cuisine

Treat your taste buds to authentic local delicacies such as momos (steamed dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), and traditional Tibetan dishes. Don't forget to savor a cup of aromatic Darjeeling tea.

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​Hike to the Singalila Ridge

Embark on a trek to the Singalila Ridge, which offers stunning views of the Himalayas and a chance to spot rare flora and fauna. This trek is a nature lover's paradise and provides an unforgettable adventure.

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