The charming Darjeeling Valley is a mountain station known since the rule of the British Empire. Lush green vegetation, snow-capped mountains and tall trees add to its charisma. Located at an altitude of 2134 m, the metropolis of Darjeeling exhibits the majestic Kanchenjunga ranges that enjoy the glory of the third highest mountain in the world.
Darjeeling is also a paradise for tea growing, and its pleasant and rewarding tea plantations are among the most arcadian lures in India.
The metropolis also has its religious significance due to the Buddhist monasteries plus the Hindu temples, very famous for their architectural and cultural splendour. I can also see the views of the Tibetan lamas on their yellow robes, along with the sherpas, Gorkhas, Gurung farmers and their resplendent people.
Adventure in Darjeeling
Darjeeling is also an absolute Arcadia for hikers and travel explorers. Trekking in Darjeeling is definitely a life-long knowledge that can take you through the sublime grandeur of the Himalayas that contain its enormous treasures with snow-capped mountains, valleys adorned with colourful rhododendrons, magnolias, orchids and ferns of various types. Hikers can even enjoy the views of a variety of shadow birds that inhabit their dense jungles, you will find about 600 species of birds that nest in the emerald green forests around the mountain slopes.
The Dzongri area of West Sikkim, Thingchen Khang and Jopunob, are the best trekking areas and have also been declared as the best “trekking peaks”. Foreigners need permits to trek on most of the routes in Sikkim.
Delta Wing / Balloon Flight
Each of these sports has gained a great reputation due to its introduction in Dhoteria in Darjeeling Metropolis during the Tea and Tourism Festival in November 1998. The topography of the city is inactive for this sport with its high mountain ranges, cliffs and deep valleys, so it is A great tourist attraction.
The rafting trip on the river is facilitated in the deep gorges, series of rapids of variable intensity and strong currents of the river Teesta, which extend a challenging invitation to 1 with the best rafting stretches in the world. Other games like canoeing and kayaking have also been introduced on the Teesta river along with the lake at Mirik.
The untamed waters of the Rangeet with its magnificent rapids offer rafting for all groups, regardless of their age. The breathtaking scenery found by rafting on the mountain rivers makes it the most appreciated experience for all the lovers of the trip.
The exciting mountain biking routes take you to Gangtok in Sikkim, and they send the famous Rumtek monastery from Martam. Quite a new sport introduced in the Darjeeling valley.
It is the highest point of the city at an altitude of 2590m. The hill is well known for its dazzling view of the sunrise over the Kanchenjunga peak, just 11 km from Darjeeling. It is also an excellent trekking route to the point of the hill, also as an idle picnic spot among the locals due to foreigners.
The trip by toy train
Darjeeling Toy Train starts its journey from Nueva Jalpaiguri. The trip through this train takes almost 10 hours and offers a panoramic view of the deep valleys, the snow-capped mountains and the diversity of flora. Travelling through Darjeeling Toy Train is a great experience for a tourist.
The nearest airport is in Bagdogra: 90 km from Darjeeling, the metropolis is well connected to the main cities of India by means of national airlines.
New Jalpaiguri / Siliguri is the main train station for all trains.
You can find the Deluxe, Semi-Deluxe bus services that operate in Darjeeling from Siliguri, Bagdogra, Gangtok, Kurseong and Kathmandu.