The beautiful Rock Garden is approximately 10 kilometers away from the town Darjeeling and it is a place set with picturesque and colorful terraced gardens. The route to Darjeeling Rock Garden also offers a wonderful sight where one has to go through a scenic journey filled with rocky hills and greenery shared by sharp hairpins and extremely steep roads. The garden has a variety of flowers which makes the looks of garden really beautiful. Another attraction of Rock Garden is the Chunnu Summer Falls which makes the Rock Garden more scenic. Many locals’ visits Rock Garden with their friends and family as it is one of the best picnic spot to visit and especially the kids enjoys visiting the place, the garden also has sitting arrangement at various levels where people can seat and feel the beauty of the hills. Rock Garden is also known as Barbotey Rock Garden since it is surrounded by beautiful hill stream. The Rock Garden in Darjeeling is considered as one of the most preferred visiting place especially for kids and for nature lovers, it is surrounded by tea gardens and flower gardens. After a long and tiring journey you can visit this garden for relaxation with a peaceful lake on the top. The entire Rock Garden is created by cutting rocks and it was constructed by the Gorkha Hill Council Tourism Department. It was created to introduce a special attraction for tourists a little outside the Darjeeling town area so that the visitors have an added incentive to come to the hill town. Two to Three kilometers ahead is the Ganga Maya Park which is another must visit park along with Rock Garden. The Ganga Maya Park is a nature park with a narrow talkative stream flowing through it. The Ganga Maya Park also hosts a variety of colorful flowers and a lake. Both the Rock Garden and the Ganga Maya Park is a showpiece meant to lure people to Darjeeling after political agitations disrupted tourism in the 1980s. There is also a boating facility in a small lake and tourists can also enjoy watching the folk dances performed by the professional dances to entertain the tourists and the visitors. The timing for both the park is from 10 AM to 4 PM and the entry fee is INR 10.00 per person for the Indians and INR 50.00 for foreigners.
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