Places of interest around Darjeeling


If you are looking for Darjeeling than you are in the right place
  

A panoramic view of Darjeeling from Kainjalia

Introduction
Darjeeling is a Himalayan town located in the state of West Bengal. Surrounded by the beautiful mountains and green pine trees one cannot deny that there is another heaven, Darjeeling recently is known as GTA[Gorkhaland Territorial Authority ],but the world knows it by the name of Darjeeling..the queen of the hills.It passed by lots of circumstances but it still maintains its integrity, Darjeeling is internationally famous for its mesmerizing beauties’ perhaps the tea gardens reinforce its beautifulness  and Himalayan Toy Train as well.


It’s a world heritage UNESCO site,It’s the head quarter of the Darjeeling District comprising of three sub-divisions viz;Darjeeling,Kurseong,Kalimpong.The town is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lessar Himalayas an an average elevation of 6,710ft(2.050 m)

 Himalayan Railway,Steam Engine Toy Train
Darjeeling is in the distance of  88 km from New Jalpaiguri or 77 km from Siliguri,There are several ways to reach Darjeeling,one can take local vehicles or buses but  one should not miss out the  pleasure of the  travelling with the steam engine Himalayan Railway ie;Toy Train . The Toy Train is a 60 Cm (24 in) narrow gauge railway which has been declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 for being an example of an innovative transportation system on the social and economic development of a multi-cultural region of the area and it was to considered a model for developments of same transportation system around the world,The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway{DHR}is the second one the have the honour.The Toy Train chugs uphill via Tindhar, Kurseong, Sonada, Ghum finally to Darjeeling.
Other Transportation for Darjeeling:                                                  Fig:Roadways to Darjeeling
There are other transportation for Darjeeling such as Buses and local passenger vehicles or can be reserved at affordable rates,the vehicles connects Kurseong.Kalimpong,Mirik and many other beautiful places.
The Darjeeling ropeway which is located at Singmari was closed in 2003 after an accident killing four tourists,it was started in the year 1969,again in the  year 2011 its declared to reopen which will run covering more beautiful areas of the Darjeeling Hills.
The figure depicts the beautiful view of the Tea Gardens on the outskirts of Darjeeling Hills.

Tea Industry:
Fig:Happy Valley Tea Factory
§  Phoobsering
Darjeeling is the land of world famous Darjeeling Tea which has been prized above all other black tea,especially in the United Kingdom and other British Empire.There are many tea estates (also called "tea gardens") in Darjeeling, each producing teas with different character in taste . Some of the popular estates include Arya,Happy Valley, Chamong, Glenburn, Lingia, Castleton, Jungpana, Makaibari, Margaret's Hope,  Rishihaat-Bloomfield and others like Abmotia,Balasan Arya tea estates. 
  Poobong,  Phuguri,  Potong,  Ringtong,  Rohini,  Runglee Rungliot,  Singbull, Singell,  Singla,  Soom,Singtam, Soureni,  Snowview,  Steinthal,  Sungma,  Takdah  Teesta Valley etc.

Places of interests around Darjeeling:                                                    Fig:Japanese Pagoda
 There are many beautiful places in and around Darjeeling:
Darjeeling has several holy places and temples among them Japanese Temple is one of the beautiful Buddhist templew among them,Its also known as Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple in Darjeeling,the temple is located near the peace pagoda.
    Japanese Temple of Darjeeling was built in the year1972,the temple stand on the philosophy of peace and spirituality.The best part of the Temple is the time when prayers are chanted.The humming prayers gives the touch of heavenly feel.Its nearly about 2 km from the proper market.
Fig:Godavari
This an image a typical type of beautiful flower named Godavari which are specially grown in Darjeeling and its surrounding areas,The climate condition of the area is favorable for growing this type of flowers.






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