Adjacent to and surrounded by small Asian countries as Tibet, Nepal, Bangladesh.The beautiful “Queen of Hills” is one of the biggest Tea Producers of India & abundantly enriched with natural Heritage. It is situated on foothills of Himalayas at an altitude of 2258 meters. It is used to be a territory of Nepal in early 1816 – reflects the scenic beauty of the Kanchenjunga Peak. Kanchenjunga is the highest peak in India and well known as “Five Treasures of Snow” and revered by the inhabitants as the “Abode of the Gods”A bit away from Darjeeling town “Tiger Hill” , famous Sunrise is situated a an altitude of 2590 meters and offers a scenic view of the sun rising over Kanchenjunga. From this point one can view the beauty of the entire eastern Himalayan hills and can observe Mount Everest. It offers a sensational view of Golden glow of rising sun smattering its shades on the snow.
Darjeeling is filled with beautiful aesthetic points and interesting places for peoples having different tastes. The aesthetic mountain terrains offers adventures like Mountaineering, Trekking & Rafting , Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering is a centre of its own kind and dedicated in training in mountaineering. Darjeeling experience a life of colours.
One who loves animals and the natural beauty the Himalayan Zoological park is the best place to step in. The zoo was set up in the Birch hill area (now known as Jawahar Parwat) in 1958. In India this is a the highest altitude zoo. It spans across 67.5 acres of area at an altitude of 7000ft. , and a home for Red Panda ,Tibetan Wolf , Snow Leopard and birds like Rose Ring parakeets , Ring necked pheasants , Blue gold Macaw and may others.
Botanical Garden is a special place for plant lovers and has a collection of Himalayan Plant and Flowers. For the lovers of Art & History , Darjeeling has a rich legacy of invaluable worth. Bengal Natural History Museum , established in 1903 ,has huge collections and specimens that include wide varieties of nests and eggs, reptiles and fishes, insects and more. All these specimens are real creatures that were preserved by museum. One can see specimens like Himalayan Brown Wood owls , Northern Spotted Owlet , Northern Brown Fish Owl and lot more. There are over 820 specimens of birds belonging to more than 400 species of the area. Among the thrilling experiences that Darjeeling offers are viewing of Rope-way and the railway loop of Ghoom , One of the highest railway stations in the world. The Toy train ride of Darjeeling is the best possible pleasure that one can experience.