Darjeeling going students for industrial tour can visit various tea plants and tea processing factories, the speciality of Darjeeling tea is that its the first Indian product to receive a GI tag, it means it cannot be grown anywhere in the world. There are many tea estates (also called “tea gardens”) in Darjeeling each produce teas with different characteristics in taste and aroma. Some of the popular estates include,Arya, Avongrove, Happy Valley, Pattabong, Singla, Soureni, Vah Tukvar, Makaibari. The another industrial visit attraction can be Sidrapong Hydel Power Station, located at the foot-hills of Arya Tea Estatethe oldest hydel power station or hydroelectric power plant in India. You can also visit Cattle Feed Plant, Himul and Go dairy Plant at Siliguri.
High up near the Himalayas with Mt. Kanchenjunga as a backdrop, Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, is worth a visit, where, ancient forests, quaint houses and friendly people make the trip to this most famous hill station of India worth it. The mystique of Darjeeling is glamorous thanks to its landscape.
The toy train enables travellers to explore the wonderful hill station at a calm pace, soaking in the environs and culture of every part of destination that is Darjeeling.
The place is famous honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers.
Sights to See
The undisputed highlight of a trip to Darjeeling is the Tiger Hill located at an altitude of 3000 meters (8482 ft.). Situated 15 km from the town of Darjeeling, the place offers a spectacular view of the Kanchenjunga peak.
Founded in the late 1800s by Lama Sherab Gyatso, Ghum Monastery is the most famous Buddhist monastery around Darjeeling. The most revered image in the monastery is a 5m-tall (16-ft.) clay statue of the Maitreya Buddha. It makes a sublime detour due to the breathtaking location and views of the landscape.
Another attraction of Darjeeling is the railway loop of Batasia Loop, an amazing feat of engineering. 5 km from Darjeeling, the place offers a spectacular view of Darjeeling town with the Kanchenjunga and other snowy mountains in the back-drop. Here the War memorial was built in the memory of the Gorkha soldiers who laid down their lives for the country.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
This is the only specialized zoo in the country and internationally recognized for its conservation breeding programmes of Red Panda, Snow Leopards, Tibetan Wolf and other highly endangered animal species of Eastern Himalayas.
Lloyds Botanical Garden
Lloyds Botanical Garden should be your stopover if you are on a sightseeing trip to Darjeeling. Laid out in 1871, this beautiful garden occupies an area of 40 acres. Situated just below the Market Motor Stand, the garden is the habitat of bamboo, oak, magnolia, arisaema, cotoneaster, wild geranium, and rhododendron. The garden is a delight for the nature lovers who throng here in large number.
- Darjeeling Tea estates
- Sidrapong Hydel Power Station
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre
Tibetan refugee self help centre was set up on 1st October 1959 to rehabilitate the exiled Tibetans who had followed Dalai Lama to India. This centre produces excellent carpets, woollen goods, wood work, leather work etc. The Tibetan craftsmen can be seen at work dyeing, weaving, and spinning wool on old bicycle wheels at the centre. Here a fascinating museum houses photographs exhibiting the establishment of the centre, the Tibet struggle, and the famous visitors.
Located 10 km to the south-east of Darjeeling, Senchal Lake provides water supply to Darjeeling town. Located at an altitude of 8,160 ft atop a hill, the place is a favourite picnic spot.
Mirik (49 km)
Mirik, a beautiful mountain retreat in the outskirts of Darjeeling, makes an amazing holiday getaway in the hills. Far from the crowd that throngs the Mall in Darjeeling, Mirik is a blissfully secluded hill station.
One of the most famous hill stations in West Bengal that has been holding a magical allure for travellers is Kalimpong located in Darjeeling district of the state. A stunning destination for travellers of all stripes, Kalimpong is 2 1/2 hours from Darjeeling.
Bijanbari (38 km)
Located 38 km from Darjeeling in the blossom of green mountains with perennial streams, Bijanbari’s beauty is dear to the people visiting this wonderful town in West Bengal. Situated at an altitude of 760 m above sea level, this hill station allures those who long for unhurried pace of life.
Kurseong (32 km)
With an altitude of 1458 metres, a pleasant climate throughout the year and relics of the colonial era, dawns often bathed in early-morning mist, it’s not difficult to see what lures the tourists to the beautiful hill-station of Kurseong, 32 km from Darjeeling.
How would you like to travel?
- 686 km from Kolkata
- 80 km from Siliguri
- 32 km from Kurseong
- 51 km from kalimpong
- 114 km from Gangtok
- 86 km from New Jalpaiguri
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