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.