Darjeeling conjures visions of snow peaks, serenity of vibrant green hills steeped in splendour, a land of breathtaking beauty crowned by the majestic Himalayas. Darjeeling is one of the most magnificent hill resorts in the world. This heavenly retreat is bathed in hues of every shade. Flaming red rhododendrons, sparkling white magnolias, miles of undulating hillsides covered with emerald green tea bushes, the exotic forests of silver fir – all under the blanket of a brilliant azure sky dappled with specks of clouds, compellingly confounds Darjeeling as the Queen of Hill Stations. The crest of Kanchenjunga shining in the first dawn light truly supports the title. Darjeeling beckons thousands today for a leisurely respite from the bustle of the madding crowd.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), popularly known as the ‘Toy Train’ is one of the main attractions of the region. The track on which the train runs is only 600 millimeters wide. UNESCO has declared the DHR as a World Heritage Site.
There are several tourist sites in and around Darjeeling such as The Chowrasta and Mall, The Tiger Hill, The Batasia Loop, The Shanti Stupa, The Observatory Hill, The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, The Raj Bhawan, The Natural History Museum, The Lloyds Botanical Garden, The Shrubbery, The Ghoom Monastery, The Happy Valley Tea Estate, The Lebong Race Course, The Garg World Amusement Park, The Rock Garden & Ganga Maya Park.