Tenzing Rock nearby can also be on your to-do list of Darjeeling. It is a gigantic rock used for practice by HMI volunteers. The right face of the Tenzing Rock is used by amateur climbers and even tourists to experience a climb with the help of guides.
6. Cable Car Adventure: Darjeeling ropeway started in 1968 and is the first cable car system in India. From the cable car you can get a breathtaking view of the valley below, Darjeeling town, see the spread of lush green tea gardens on the hill slopes, flowing rivers, waterfalls, forests, and to top it all the magnificent view of the Great Himalayas. It is also called Rangeet Valley Passenger Cable Car of Darjeeling.
Distance from Darjeeling to Ropeway: 14 km
Rangeet Valley Passenger Cable Car, Darjeeling
7. Teesta Rafting Experience: About a 50 km distance from Darjeeling, river rafting in Teesta River is a must of things to do in Darjeeling. If you are looking for a lifetime experience, this could be an option. As you raft down Teesta, the amazing view of the dense forests along the slope of the mountains, vegetation, birds, fishes, combined with the excitement of rafting through the torrents and foaming waters create an unforgettable experience. Overall an awesome feeling.
There are 6 grades or levels of difficulty depending on the rapids or the current in the river. Grade-1 (with flat calm water) is the easiest and Grade-6 is the most difficult.
Rafting in Teesta River
8. Take a walk in Tea Estate: Darjeeling produces one of the best teas in the world. There are a lot of Tea Estates in Darjeeling and taking a walk in those trails is altogether a different experience. You may visit Darjeeling Happy Valley Tea Estate which is the nearest to town. Nearby areas like Lamahatta, Kurseong, and Mirik also have a good number of Tea Estates.
Distance from Darjeeling to Happy Valley Tea Garden: 3 km