Things to do in Darjeeling – A rambler’s diary

Author: Michelle Tirkey
Date: 2020-03-27

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Darjeeling and as the world calls it: The queen of hills is a place with a heart and a soul, sure to make you fall in love with its vibe just as you arrive here. The majestic town of Darjeeling, popular for its colonial charm and kindness of the people, is famous all over the country as well as outside the borders among people who crave for serenity. From taking a ride on the iconic Toy Train to sipping a cup of the world-famous Darjeeling tea, the quaint town of Darjeeling will never run out of things to do to make your vacation a memorable one.

Darjeeling is a place that meets every possible kind of holiday expectation. Be it a solo trip or a family vacation, Darjeeling offers every kind of traveller unique sets of things to do according to their interests. This post intends to give you an exhaustive list of places, attractions, famous restaurants, and pubs so that you don’t stand a chance to run out of things to do while you are in Darjeeling.

Here’s a list of things to do that will make your vacation in Darjeeling worth bragging about. Go ahead and find out what makes Darjeeling one of the most famous travel destinations in India.


1. Tiger Hill: A short drive of less than an hour, covering a distance of roughly 13 km from Darjeeling, will take you to Tiger Hill, a place from where you can witness a surreal sunrise and panoramic view of Khangchendzonga, which has an altitude of 2950 m. The world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, is also visible from Tiger Hill provided the sky is clear. If you’ve arrived in Darjeeling, Tiger Hill is a place you definitely cannot miss at any cost.

                                                      The mesmerising view of mountains from Tiger Hill

The mesmerising view of mountains from Tiger Hill

     2. Happy Valley Tea Garden: A beautiful stretch of tea garden situated at one of the highest elevations in Darjeeling is Happy Valley Tea Garden. This place offers an experience in a platter: from indulging in a magnificent view of the tea garden to watching the tea being made. Established in Darjeeling by the English in 1854, most of the tea from this plantation is exported to London from Darjeeling in the present day.

      3. Lebong Tea Garden: Another beautiful tea garden in the lap of Darjeeling is Lebong Tea Garden, situated at Lebong Cart Road. Offering beautiful views and shops selling tea leaves, this place lets you take back home a part of itself in a packet.