10 Things to Do in Darjeeling That You Shouldn't Miss

September 29, 2017 Layne Dawes

Darjeeling, nestled among rolling mountains, is a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Popular places to visit include Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop and the War Memorial, and the Himalayan Zoological Park and Snow Leopard Breeding Center. What should you bring home? Tea, tea, and more tea—and beautiful local handicrafts.
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1. Kanchenjunga Mountain

North Sikkim | Near Governor's House, Darjeeling 734101, India
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4.5 based on 867 reviews

Kanchenjunga Mountain

Reviewed By F S - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sunrise Tour to Tiger Hill – situated at an altitude of 2590 meters (8482 ft.) and 13 kms from the town, this spot has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise over "Kanchendzonga" and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains

2. Tinchuley Village

Kashone Khasmaha, Darjeeling, India
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4.5 based on 114 reviews

Tinchuley Village

Reviewed By bose_rima - Bengaluru, India

Through the village flows two rivers- the Teesta and the Ranjit. One can clearly make out the difference in the waters. Its a tranquil hamlet, surrounded by pine forest.

3. Japanese Peace Pagoda

Jalapahar Road | West Bengal, Darjeeling 734101, India +91 89060 65323
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4.5 based on 842 reviews

Japanese Peace Pagoda

Reviewed By Abhishek B

We visited this place early morning to witness the locals praying and singing and playing some sort of instrument. Added to to this was the chirping of various birds in the background. Melodiously beautiful and peaceful. This place also has a very good view.

4. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Jawahar Parvat, Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101, India +91 354 225 4087
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

Reviewed By Abhishek B

Quite interesting to see a museum of this sort. Shows different tools and equipment’s used in mountaineering along with its evolution. If you have time, spend a couple of hours to get intrigued by the collection. You can also find most mountain animals taxidermy and skin and also variety of insects and reptiles.. This is part of the Himalayan zoo itself.

5. Mahakal Temple

Darjeeling 734101, India
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4.5 based on 238 reviews

Mahakal Temple

Reviewed By CHANDRA N - New Delhi, India

A beautiful temple on a hill top, the place is fantastic and definitely worth a visit..The colourful Buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the temple premise adds to the beauty of this place. Here you would find a coexistence of Hindu and Buddhist religion together.Very close to the mall, offers nice views of the Mountains and Valleys

6. Tea Garden

Darjeeling 734101, India
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4 based on 331 reviews

Tea Garden

Reviewed By ankurkandoi - Siliguri, India

we had gone to this place for picnic... its always wonderful here as all of us love this place.. its so beautiful....

7. Everest Museum

Lebong Cart Road | Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling, India
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4.5 based on 134 reviews

Everest Museum

Reviewed By MitenShah - Ahmedabad, India

Simply awesome. Collection of climbers from 1900 to 2012 is just fantastic. Statue of Tansinh & their collection of cloths & other things kept in museum premises. Model of himalayan mountain range is very nice & well informative. Excitement of Everest is always stunning !!!!

8. Happy Valley Tea Estate

Lebong Cart Road, Darjeeling 734101, India +91 80177 00700
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4 based on 382 reviews

Happy Valley Tea Estate

The Happy Valley Tea Estate caresses the misty hills of Darjeeling, overlooking the fertile Himalayan foothills. Established in 1854, its history is closely entwined with the origins and cultivation of Darjeeling tea. This garden, located in the town of Darjeeling, is home to spectacularly lush fields, endowed with a natural, breath taking charm. At Happy Valley respect for nature is expressed through the organic and bio-dynamic method of farming. Happy Valley invites you to immerse yourself in the culture, history and tradition of the region by witnessing the process by which fresh tea leaves are withered, rolled, fermented, dried, sorted and graded to produce a variety of teas; the traditional black tea, green tea and the exquisite speciality teas. A guided tour of the Happy Valley tea factory offers visitors a glimpse of the fascinating process of manufacturing tea. The tea tasting session, curated for first-timers, is conducted at the end of the tour, where one can discover the legendary flavour of Happy Valley organic Darjeeling teas. Happy Valley teas are available in retail packs at the factory boutique for sale.

Reviewed By bigup_d - Bath, United Kingdom

We spent 1-2 hours touring the factory and grounds and trying the tea.
To summarise: I won't ever be buying any tea from Harrod's. Happy Valley supplies them but their factory is dirty and plants covered in smog.
After going to Munnar, it has to be said that the tea plantations in Darjeeling are a disappointment.

9. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Jawahar Parbat, Darjeeling 734101, India 0354-54250,53709
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4 based on 1 reviews

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Reviewed By Motiul - Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Clean and no smell of wild animals. It's take only one hour to walk around. No zoo activities. Do not find white panda.

10. Barbotey Rock Garden

Ganga Maya Park, Darjeeling, India +91 89060 65323
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4 based on 211 reviews

Barbotey Rock Garden

Reviewed By amit12300

This is the one of the best place in Darjeeling for nature lovers, it is in the valley and the view of the falls are best for photography.

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