5 Unbelievable Facts about Darjeeling

In the small state of West Bengal, Darjeeling lies along the lesser Himalayas and is truly among the most bewitching tourist spots in India. Darjeeling, with its treasure of colonial hills is often acclaimed as the “Queen of Hills”. The town is an ethereal land of mountains, picturesque landscape and prolific tea vegetations.

Amidst the sweltering heat of the plains, Darjeeling, at an altitude of 2,042 m, is a complete retreat in the lap of Mount Kanchenjunga. Darjeeling has many other features worth witnessing. Let’s read some of the interesting facts about Darjeeling:

1. Networks Asia’s Largest Ropeway

Ropeway or the Cable Car Ride is one of the most thrilling activities in the hills of Darjeeling. To your surprise, the Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Ropeway happens to be the largest ropeway network in Asia. While you are visiting places in Darjeeling, make sure you halt your sightseeing and indulge in this galvanizing sport.

On a ropeway ride, you fetch the most striking views of the township filled with tea trails, the alluring Kanchenjunga and much more- all through the bird’s eye view midst the clouds.

2. Reliving the Colonial Hills

Darjeeling is the ultimate land of colonial hills. It is home to Mt Kanchenjunga, the highest peak of India. Tiger Hill is also one of the major Darjeeling tourist attractions wherefrom you can witness the most resplendent dawn of time. People from far and wide start off with their Darjeeling sightseeing, only after a phenomenal visit to this hill. The Tiger Hill ridge, at the same time, seats a panoramic view of the mighty Kanchenjunga with the scattering of sun rays.

3. The Tea Paradise of the World

Darjeeling is the heaven of tea plantations. It produces world famous tea which is exported in the international market with much appreciation and demand. When you are in Darjeeling, make sure you visit its vast tea trails like the Happy Valley tea estate which was established in the year 1854. Stroll around the estates and explore its beholding mysteries and stories while sipping on an aromatic cup of Darjeeling tea.

4. It is a Nature’s Pagoda

With our Darjeeling tour package, visit some of the most amazing sites of the town that are sure to lure you with its natural awe. Darjeeling, being perched in the Himalayan sojourn is filled with nature’s wonder. The Rock Garden is one such destination that is truly a haven of a misanthropist. The place is enhanced with prolific greenery and cascading cataracts gushing over breathtaking rocks. The site perfectly represents the verdant of beauty. Other places include the Himalayan Blossoms, where you can witness the striking array of tendrils of the Himalaya origin.

5. Offers a Joyride with the “Toy Train”

The Darjeeling Himalayan railway is fondly known as the “Toy Train” by virtue of its two-foot narrow gauge track. A joyride with the toy rain is a lifetime’s amusement. This train gradually move across its rails giving you abundant moments of Kanchenjunga views, tea estates and the lush green vegetation all around in the town. Did you know that this ride is considered as “the most outstanding example of a hill passenger railway” in the world by UNESCO?

At Yes Tourism India, we offer the most captivating trip to the “Queen of Hills”. We bag you the chance to explore the undiscovered features of the town that enhance the significance of Darjeeling on the map of tourism.

The 7 Reasons Tourists Love South Sikkim

Sikkim is the jewel amongst all the iconic seven sisters of the Himalayan sojourn.  The state is filled with loveliness and charm which makes even the most popular destinations look ordinary. South Sikkim, as a part of the kingdom of Sikkim is no different. It is a secret town offering aesthetic beauty and bewitching significance. Know why South Sikkim is worth a visit.

1. It nestles the striking Ravangla

Ravangla is tucked between the Maenam and Tedong Hills at an elevation of 7,000 feet and is surrounded by haughty mountains. The region includes a plethora of picturesque landscape painted against the Himalayan background. For the adrenaline junkies, a trek to Ravangla is worth a lifetime’s experience. A visit to this vista of South Sikkim shall leave you spellbound by virtue of its mesmerizing sights colored in the vibrancy of Mother Nature.

2. It produces world-class tea at Temi’s

Temi Tea estate was established in the year of 1969. With its world-class tea quality, it is ranked as one of the most popular South Sikkim tourist attractions. Temi Tea garden is in the Temi village which is rich in the aristocratic culture and religion of Sikkim and is the only tea-growing area in the state. On your visit to these lush green gardens, enjoy sipping on the local tea and stroll around amidst the trails.

3. It is home to Samdruptse – The wish fulfilling hill

Samdruptse is an epic hill, situated at a grand height of 7000 feet, popularly known as the “wish fulfilling hill”, where religious buffs pour in large number to offer their prayers. It enshrines the massive statue of Guru Padmasambhava, the patron saint of Sikkim. Samdruptse is manifested of the engineering triumph of the 45 m tall statue, overlooking the entire township, vivid in gold. The hill not only highlights the blessed Guru Rinpochey but also the breathtaking picturesque of Mt Kanchenjunga painted against the limitless blues. The hill is believed to be a dormant volcano which refrains from erupting due to the power of prayers and reverence.

4. It seats the spiritual Namchi Chardham

Namchi, with its religious abode of various Buddhist monasteries is one of the famous places to visit in South Sikkim. The place is a holy platform that not only shrines the massive statue of Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche but also the Shiva and Nandi Bull, Dwarka Dham, Jagannath Dham, and Rameshwar Dham, offering reverence to Lord Vishnu, Shiva, Jagannath, and Sai Baba. The entire complex is the absolute confluence of all Gods. Namchi is not only a place for the religious buffs but also for the nature lovers because the region is manifested with the most enticing locales backed by Kanchenjunga and the Rangeet Valley, awaiting your attention.

5. It is acultural vista

Sikkim and its districts are a plethora of festivals and authenticities. Experience the essence of the Buddhist culture in the serenity of the monasteries and villages. Enjoy the great fervor during the festivals of Bumchu, Ram Navami, Losoong, and many more. The state is entirely embellished with fluttering Tibetan flags immersing you deeper in its religious aura. Savor the authentic Sikkimese cuisine. Your tour to any destination is incomplete if you do not try a platter of its local delicacies. The rich flavors of ‘sisnoo’, with some fried ‘ningro’should delight your taste buds to the fullest. Try ‘gundruk ko jhol’ served with rice and non-vegetarians may please to enjoy the local pork curry of Sikkim.

6. It offers the beauteous Tarey Bhir

Tarey Bhir is the ultimate stopover for the nature buffs. It is a breathtaking setting in an adorable hillock, called Sadam. ‘Bhir’, meaning a cliff or a ridge, is 18 km away from Namchi. The ridge expands to a length of 10,000 feet wherefrom you can witness the spellbinding views of the ravishing lakes, valleys, green alpine woods, and the wonderful conjuncture of Teesta and Rangeet. Tarey Bhir is also the hotspot of the abundant views of the prolific tea garden lapped in the rugged hill of Peshok with winding houses aligned to each other.

7. It offers the tempting Pelling Skywalk

In the ethereal town of South Sikkim, lies the most panoramic hillock of Pelling. The astounding natural beauty of Pelling never stops beguiling its tourists. With India’s first Glass Sky Walk Pelling has attracted a spectrum of visitors lately. The Sky Walk is a transparent structure carved out of glass which is located adjacent to the fourth tallest statue of Chenrezig– the spiritual demonstration of all the Buddha’s compassion. Indulging in the thrilling Skywalk at Pelling is the treasure of a tour. From atop the Skywalk, stand the capacity to treat your eyes with the pictorial views of the valley underneath, the meandering rivers of Teesta and Rangeet- all striking against the proud Kanchenjunga.

South Sikkim is an off-beat location comprising of some of the ethereal features worth witnessing. With our South Sikkim Darjeeling Tour Packages, stand a chance to sink in the glorious verdant of the northeastern beauty along the Himalayas.

How Do You Plan A Trip to Darjeeling – The Himalayan Haven?

Darjeeling is one of India’s most popular and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations. Visitors from and wide are attracted towards its tea trails, colonial hills, vast flora, and fauna.

When you are planning a trip to this Himalayan haven with Yes Tourism India you’re crafting your holiday based on your own interests, time and budget. Here’s all you need to do before you start off your journey.

Do Your Research

As you start planning for your trip, research on the best time to visit Darjeeling, so that you can witness the best of the town. Hold on to your phone and browse through the best tourist attractions of Darjeeling.You shall come across many such locations that, by its description available on the respective site, shall woo you to visit it soon.  Shortlist some of the major sights like theRock Garden, Tiger Hill, Ghum Monastery, Darjeeling Zoo, Happy Valley Tea estate, and so on.

Do not forget to check out on the thrilling Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Cable Car Ride availability and even the Toy Train joyride which is UNESCO World Heritage-acknowledged.

Check for the Transport Facilities Available

Darjeeling is easily accessible via train and flight. On reaching the New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) or the Bagdogra Airport in the heart of Siliguri, Darjeeling is a 3-hour drive down the road via Rohini. NJP is a major junction, located 88 km away from Darjeeling. You can hire taxis, board a bus or even share a jeep from NJP that shall advance you towards Darjeeling.

For an adventurous journey, you can also opt for the Toy Train that departs from NJP and shall head you towards Darjeeling along the trails of alpine woods and haughty mountains.

Remember to Pack Your Travel Essentials and Precautions

Every tour involves a great deal of essentials that seek your attention. As you are heading towards a hill station, ensure that you carry abundant woolen clothes and gloves to avoid shuddering chill. Darjeeling, as known to all, is famous for its uncertain downpour throughout the year, thus, umbrellas are a must. Besides, precautionary medicines, camera, emergency power bank, and torch light are other mandatory stuffs.

Contact Yes Tourism India as Your Darjeeling Tour Guide

At Yes Tourism India, we help you execute your trip with prominence and efficiency. Darjeeling is an enticing district in a small state, called West Bengal and is the nearest from Kolkata. So if you are from the metropolis, with our Darjeeling tour plan from Kolkata, you can enjoy the best itinerary at affordable deals. Yes Tourism India makes sure you have a hassle-free journey right from your hometown. Our travel executive shall secure your flight/train tickets and even pre-book hotels as per your preferences.

As you choose Yes Tourism India as your Darjeeling tour guide, we endeavor to render the best of the town within your stipulated time.