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Places of Interest
Darjeeling makes for a quaint gateway and is truly a refuge in the hills. Take in the scenic beauty, visit the monasteries, temples and churches, enjoy trekking and pony rides, and try the world famous Darjeeling tea.

9kmsTiger Hill
Standing at a height of 2590 m, it offers the most stunning viewing point of the Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest and other eastern Himalayan peaks. Read more

Timings: Sunrise at 4.55 AM
Entry Fees: General - Rs. 10 | Glass house - Rs. 40 | Note: Tour starts from the hotel at 4 AM

42kmsDarjeeling Himalayan Railway
A toy train run by the DHR Darjeeling Station, passing by the world-famous Batasia Loop and Ghoom, it chugs uphill on a narrow gauge no wider than two feet. The entire journey takes two hours. There is also a short fun ride between Ghoom and Darjeeling past the world-famous Batasia Loop. UNESCO has declared DHR as a World Heritage site.
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Timings: 8 AM, 10.40 AM, 1.20 PM & 4.05 PM | Entry Fees: Rs. 340 | Note: There are 4 slots

5kmsBatasia Loop
This Railway Loop is a marvelous feat of engineering. You can see the snowy peaks and town centre from here.
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Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fees: Rs. 10

A large, open area, it is surrounded by shops and restaurants and pony stables. The best place to purchase books and souvenirs. Read more

Timings: 8 AM to 8 PM

1kmsThe Mall
It is Darjeeling's most popular commercial street, lined with Tibetans selling hand-knitted sweaters, artifacts and antiques. Read more

Timings: 8 AM to 8 PM

1kmsLloyd Botanical Garden
The garden showcases numerous colors of orchids, rhododendrons, magnolias, primulas, ferns and many varieties of Himalayan plants. Read more

Timings: 8 AM to 4 PM
Entry Fees: Free

The cable car ride takes six passengers at a time and it passes over the lush green tea gardens while offering wonderful views of Sikkim, Kanchenjunga and the river Rangeet. Read more

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fees: Rs. 150 | Note: 6 persons in 1 cable car

3kmsZoological Park
This zoo houses a wide collection of high-altitude birds and animals, India's only Siberian tigers and rare species such as the red panda and the Tibetan wolf. Read more

Entry Fees: Rs. 40 (includes Himalayan Mountaineering Institute)
Note: Closed on Thursday

3kmsHimalayan Mountaineering Institute
HMI on Jawaharlal Parbat that provides training to amateur mountaineers. The Everest Museum here exhibits the history of attempts on the great peak and equipment used by Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary and George Mallory - the famous British climber. Read more

Timings: 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM
Entry Fees: Rs. 40 (includes Zoological Park) | Note: Closed on Thursday

6kmsGhoom Monastery
The largest monastery in the region, it belongs to the Yellow Sect of Buddhists. On the inside, it centres a 15-ft tall idol of Buddha called Maitreya Buddha (Coming Buddha) along with thangkas, sculptures, palm leaf, paper manuscripts and the Buddhist Tibetan Gospel. Read more

Timings: 6 AM to 4 PM
Entry Fees: Free

Mirik is a few kilometres away from Darjeeling. Attractions worth visiting in Mirik include the Sumendu Lake, Deosi Dara, Kawlay Dara, Rameetay Dara, Devi Sthan, Rai Dhap, Bokar Chokhor Ling Monastery, orange orchards, cardamom plantations, The Helipad and Swiss Cottage and the Thurbo Tea Garden and Factory. Read more

Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM | Note: Parking fee applicable