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Darjeeling

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Queen of the Hills
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations. Taking the World Heritage-listed small mountain train uphill, you'll see the old colonial buildings cling to the ridges of the hills, and tea plantations blending the greenness of nature with the uniform look of something manmade, all backed by the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Visits to Darjeeling wouldn't be complete without a cup of locally-grown Darjeeling tea, available throughout the town in a number of teahouses, plantation cafes, and restaurants. Use our India trip planning site to plan your trip to Darjeeling and other destinations in India.
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Tiger Hill
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Specialty Museum
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
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Religious Site
Japanese Peace Pagoda
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Hidden gems in Darjeeling

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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Religious Site
Mahakal Temple
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Garden
Barbotey Rock Garden
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Historic Site
Tinchuley Village
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Historic Sites in Darjeeling

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Historic Walking Area
Chowrasta
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Religious Site
Ghoom Monastery
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Religious Site
Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
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Religious Site
Yiga Choeling Monastery
4.2
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Side trips from Darjeeling

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Garden
Pine View Nursery Kalimpong
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Garden
Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary West Sikkim
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Scenic Walking Area
Tarey Bhir Namchi
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Duration: 2 hours
Outdoor Activity
Lake View Nest West Sikkim
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Duration: 4 hours

Wildlife in Darjeeling

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Wildlife Area
Chattakpur
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Wildlife Area
Suntalekhola
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Wildlife Area
Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
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Wildlife Area
Lamahatta
4.1
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Shopping in Darjeeling

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Chandulal's
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop
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Duration: 2 hours
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Himalaya Gears
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Duration: 2 hours
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Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Where to stay in Darjeeling

A popular hillside resort town with plenty of attractions old, new, natural, and manmade, Darjeeling has a good number of accommodations to cater to the long list of visitors. Hotels and lodges across the main urban area provide the most popular options in town, with some newly built accommodations sitting alongside particularly well-maintained colonial-era properties. Hostels can be found on the side streets in the main urban area, while further out of town sit a number of eco-lodges and old plantation houses, now open as hotels or rental cottages.
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