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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI Darjeeling) was established in Darjeeling, India on 4 November 1954 to encourage mountaineering as an organized sport in India. The first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary sparked a keen interest in establishing mountaineering as a well-respected endeavor for people in the region. The high light of this institute is a museum, an artificial indoor climbing wall and the film shows. Memorials of Late Tenzing Norgay and late Nawang Gompu are also on the premises.

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PN Zoological Garden

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park also called the Darjeeling Zoo is on 67.56-acrenear the Himalaya Mountaineering Institute. The zoo was opened in 1958, and an average elevation of 7,000 feet, is the largest high altitude zoo in India. It specializes in breeding animals adapted to alpine conditions, and has successful captive breeding programs for the snow leopard, the critically endangered Himalayan Wolf and the Red Panda. The park is named after Padmaja Naidu, daughter of Sarojini Naidu who was the Governor of West Bengal. 

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Bengal Natural History Museum

Bengal Natural History Museum, Darjeeling, enchants visitors with a fascinating presentation of diverse flora and fauna and the museum is also important form the archaeological point of view. There are a wide variety of items in the exhibit area, all are digitized by photographing each items with all information. oday, it boasts a huge collection of skins, bones, antlers and other anatomical parts of a number of species of birds, mammals, insects, fish and reptiles. The museum also houses some real birds and animals, housed in a simulated natural environment.

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Tenzing Rock

To experience the feeling of thrill and adventure for once in your life Tenzing Rock is the perfect place. Darjeeling is known for its tea garden and scenic beauty but it is also a place where future mountaineers are trained. Tenzing Rock located on Lebong Cart Road of Darjeeling, a 20 min car ride from the main town. The climb at Tenzing Rock will boost the confidence level of any climber. Many tourists don’t know about this rock and bypass this area but Tenzing Rock is one of those places where you can take one step towards the adventurous world.

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Happy Valley Tea

Happy Valley Tea Estate is a tea garden in Darjeeling district established in 1854, it is Darjeeling's second oldest tea estate. Spread over 177 hectares, it is situated at a height of 6,900 ft above sea level, 3 kilometers north of Darjeeling. This tea estate is the closest to Darjeeling town, and which would offer trips around the factory and tea tasting. The months of March to May are the busiest time here, when plucking and processing are in progress.

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