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Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station of West Bengal that conjures images of fairytale-like Toy Train ride, fertile tea plantations, splendid views of the Kanchenjunga and exotic flavoursome tea. The hill station has rightly earned the title of ‘Queen of the Hills’. Everything about Darjeeling is just perfect. Visit here and you will be awe-stuck by the thick layers of clouds descending down in the emerald valleys.

Here are the top places to visit in Darjeeling:

The Peace Pagoda

The Japanese Peace Pagoda stands on the Jalaphar Hill and showcases four avatars of Buddha. People of all religions visit this place to attain mental peace. It promotes peace and prosperity in the world and was completed in over 20 years.

The Ghoom Monastery

The Ghoom Monastery was raised in 1875 by a lama called Sherab Gyatso. This remains the largest in Ghoom and houses the statue of the Maitreya Buddha. The status stands 15 feet high and catches the attention of all visitors. Do explore various rare, handwritten Buddhist manuscripts displayed here which tell a lot about the history of Buddhism.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is popularly known as the ‘Toy Train’ which is a worth experiencing rail journey. This narrow gauge rail runs between Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri and offers splendid views of nature. The railway was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.

Singalila National Park

Dedicate some time to astonishing wonders of the wild by visiting the Singalila National Park situated high in West Bengal. Here you can spot some rare and endangered species like Red Panda, Black Bear, Leopard, Tigers, Clouded Leopard, etc. It is also a trekkers’ paradise with diverse mountainous vegetation, fauna and birds to explore during the trek.

Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill is perhaps the highest point to enjoy sights of Mother Nature from a bird’s eye view. Travellers visit here to partake in trekking and hiking. From here one can relish amazing views of the Kanchenjunga Range where the sunrise has an unusual gorgeousness.� Wind here is chilling and caresses your soul to make you feel alive.

Tea Plantations

Visiting tea gardens is a must in Darjeeling. It proudly owns more than 86 gardens where fresh and flavoursome Darjeeling tea is produced. Visit here and learn how your favourite tea is made and packed. Visitors also get to taste tea here which is a refreshing experience amidst its pleasant climate.

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