Darjeeling, a beautiful hill station, the land of thunderbolt, the queen of hills is located in West Bengal state of India. It is considered as world heritage site. People from all over the world visit this place. Darjeeling tea is very famous in India. The aroma of this tea fascinates the tourists. Tourists are attracted by the view of Kanchenjunga in the Himalayan ranges. Steamed stick rice and momos are famous in Darjeeling which attracts the tourists. Darjeeling is blessed with the beauty of nature.

Darjeeling Himalayan railways

Darjeeling himalayan railway travels from Siliguri to Darjeeling. It is named as the toy train. The toy train travels through the eye-catchy tea gardens. One cannot take his/her eye off the beautiful scenery. This train climbs the Nilgiri hills, which is the last stop in Darjeeling. The construction of the toy train is such that the tourists enjoy each and every moment spent with the mother nature. The toy train journey gives the best train experience.

Monasteries and peace pagoda

Ghoom monastery is about 8 kilometers away from Darjeeling district. I was built by a Lama. It has a statue of Maitreya Buddha which is about 4.6 meters high. Dali monastery is well-known in this place. Bhutia busty monastery is the Buddhist monastery in Darjeeling district. Darjeeling peace pagoda is constructed for the unity of the people for the peace. Peace pagoda is not for any specific religion it is for the peace of the world. The peace pagoda is 94 feet in height and 25 feet in diameter. It is located on the hills of Darjeeling. The Japanese Buddhist temples are very famous over here. One can go for meditation in this temple.

Hills in Darjeeling

The tiger hill is located 11 kilometers from Darjeeling district. The views of Kanchenjunga hills are visible from here. During sunrise, rays of the sun falls on the peak of Kanchenjunga and makes it look like the mountains are golden in color. This view point is behind the famous Mahakal temple in the town.

Parks and Gardens

Padmaja Naidu zoological park is the high altitude zoo and is spread about 67 acres. Snow leopards, Tibetan wolf, Himalayan leopard, red panda etc, are the animals found in the Himalayan ranges. Rock garden is the major tourist attraction. The happy valley tea garden fascinates the tourists all over the world. The tea garden makes Darjeeling famous. Ganagamaya park in Darjeeling is the new tourist attraction.

Temple and museum

There is a Mahakal temple in Darjeeling in which people of two religions namely hindus and Buddhists worship. Here both the religions coexist. This temple is constructed to worship lord Shiva. Himilayan Tibet museum, Deshbandhu museum and ghum museum are the famous museums in Darjeeling.