Smoke-Coal-Train-Train-Darjeeling-Toy-Train-Engine

Darjeeling and Gangtok Tourist Places, Hill Station Travel and Tour

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-01-04

Share using:



Darjeeling and Gangtok are astonishing hill stations. They are the wonderful combination of panoramic views, verdant hills and above all the mesmerizing beauty of Kanchanjunga.

Darjeeling and Gangtok are a wonderful hill station. They are the wonderful combination of verdant hills, panoramic views and above all the mesmerizing beauty of Kanchanjunga. Both the hill stations, Darjeeling as well as Gangtok are famous for beautiful serene monasteries, tea plantation and orchard.

Darjeeling is said to be the queen of all hill stations. This hill station is famous for its natural beauty, clean fresh air, year round pleasant weather and above all, the ever smiling and welcoming local people. Darjeeling is widely known as visitor's paradise because it offers its visitors something new to everyone and every day. Darjeeling is a place to know Himalayan Tribal life, Tibetan culture, and to see the Tibetan Monasteries, Pine Trees, Tea garden etc very closely.

Toy train is one of the main attractions of Darjeeling. It was built in late 19th century, the world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan railway is a technological marvel. In just about 70 km, its tracks rise from sea level to an altitude of over 7500 ft. Batasia Loop is very famous as here the train does a complete figure of eight. It covers about 83 km in six or seven hours, so while travelling in the toy train you can enjoy the mountains and the fresh air.

Darjeeling is derived from the Tibetan word 'Dorje' which means a precious stone or the thunderbolt and 'ling' means place. So it is the land of thunderbolt.

Some of its important places to visit are Batasia Loop, Bhutia Busty Gompa, Botanical Gardens, Chowrasta, Dhoom Gompa, Happy Valley Estate, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Museums, Kanchenjunga View, Kurseong, Natural History Museum, Observatory Hills, Passenger Ropeway, Rungli Rungliot, Senchal Lake, Siliguri etc.

We can reach Darjeeling by air, rail and by road also. The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra. It is about 100 km from Darjeeling. The nearest and main railway station to Darjeeling is Shilliguri and from there Toy Trains are available.

Gangtok is the capital of the state of Sikkim. The beautiful Enchey Monastery and Rumtek monastery are very popular among tourists spot. In Gangtok, a journey by the ropeway or cable car should be made mandatory in your itinerary. It is a journey of 20 minutes and it will enable us to view the spectacular valley of Gangtok.

There is an abundant growth of flowers with more than 500 varieties of orchid makes this place exotic. This hill station offers numerous interesting treks for tourists. For tourists it is an ideal place to buy shawls, blankets, carpets, handmade paperArticle Search, painted masks etc.

Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Find quality Darjeeling Honeymoon Packages. Also know about Coorg Honeymoon Packages. Get best deals on Andaman Nikobar Honeymoon Packages

By: James E Napier


No Comments

Trending Blogs

Explore Activities
General Read More
Food of Sikkim
Explore Activities
Leisure Read More
Know the best places to visit in North east India: Meghalaya and more
Explore Activities
Adventure Rush Read More
Trekking in the lost kingdom of Mustang

Latest Blogs

Latest Blogs
Culture Read More
Essential Tips for Visiting Nepal: A Comprehensive Guide
Latest Blogs
History Read More
Exploring the Enchanting Trails of Dzongri
Latest Blogs
Travel Tips Read More
Mastering Monsoon Trekking: Your Complete Guide
Latest Blogs
History Read More
Tales from Tsomgo Lake: Unraveling its Folklore
A call to all travel junkies
Share your amazing travel stories
&
inspire someone today!
Become a TOURGENIE contributor
Write for our blog
Want to explore more Activities?
Explore Activities
Trek to Goecha La
Trek to Goecha La
11 Days 10 Nights
Explore Activities
Ziro Music Festival
Ziro Music Festival
7 Days 6 Nights
Explore Activities
Lhuentshe Tshechu Festival Tour
Lhuentshe Tshechu Festival Tour
16 Days 15 Nights
PARTNERS
ADDRESS:
  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101

    • booking@tourgenie.com
    • support@tourgenie.com