Darjeeling is located in lesser Himalayas of 6,700 ft (2,042.2 m). It is famous for its tea industry, and its views of Kanchenjunga which is the world’s third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a perfect destination for the people who love serenity of mountain, trekking. Apart from these, people can go with their families or newly wedded spouse. This town setup when British raj set up colonial administration and military depot here. Gradually Darjeeling tea got international recognition. In those days, British people used to come here during summer days as they could not bear the scorching heat of Indian summer. Till now Darjeeling maintains its glory and people are always eager to go there under best Darjeeling tour packages.
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Users must not forget to experience Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or’ Darjeeling toy train’. This ride will give amazing sights with pleasing mountain views and pass by villages and local shops on the way. Movie director of various movies (Bengali movies, Bollywood movies) used to keep few scenes regarding Darjeeling toy train. This train plays significant role in transportation between different places of Darjeeling and lower plains. It is an instance of amazing engineering that a small steam engine pulls mini coaches up the steep mountains by overcoming almost unfeasible curves and gradients. This is why Darjeeling Toy Train was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 2 December 1999.Two more railway lines were added later as a result this site came to be known as the Mountain Railways of India.
Darjeeling tour will be incomplete without witnessing splendid sights of sunrise and from Tiger Hill people can see the peaks of Kanchenjunga illuminate before the sun is seen at lower elevations. Altitude of Tiger hill is 2590 meter. It is 13 kilometers away from Darjeeling. To witness sunrise from Tiger Hill, people have to rise early. The view of snow-capped mountains sitting amidst cotton clouds lures the tourists to visit Tiger Hill from all over the country. This is also the summit of Ghoom, which is the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The starting time from Darjeeling is 3.30 AM to reach tiger hill by 4.15 AM.
After witnessing sunrise from Tiger hill, people can make a trip to Batasia Loop. It is situated in Ghoom on Hill Card Road (NH55) which is about 5 kilometers from Darjeeling. Reason behind creating such magnificent pathway of the Batasia Loop was rooted to easy the navigation process around the terrain of Darjeeling. It rises from the midst of emerald carpets of mountain vegetation and snowy peaks of Kanchenjungha on one side as well. Best Darjeeling tour packages always include this place and people need to check out before avail this package. The unique design of this magnificent attraction allows the track to wrap around itself through a hilltop tunnel. People will be witnessed of variant panoramic view of Darjeeling.
Darjeeling Ropeway is noted for prime attraction of Darjeeling. It gives the passengers an array of magnificent panoramic views (altitude of 7000 feet) during travelling across the magical valley. It has come into existence in 1968. Darjeeling Ropeway is India’s first cable car system which set up to cater to the tea gardens in the valleys as it didn’t have any easy access. But later,, it serves as a coveted tourist hotspot and lures the tourists all year round to experience the beauty of Darjeeling’s scenery in the best way possible. It has 16 cable cars and each car accommodates 6 people as it travels from the North Point in Singamari to the Singla Bazaar, situated by the banks of the enchanting Ramman River.
Best Darjeeling tour packages always include a trip to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was built as a tribute to Tenzing who was the only other companion of Edmund Hillary to conquest Mount Everest in 1953 for the first time in history. Tenzing was the first Director of field training in Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. It is said that this place is a pilgrimage for all the climbing enthusiasts.
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