Located at an altitude of 1767 meter
above the sea level, Mirik is 49 km from Darjeeling and falls in West Bengal
state of India.
Climate condition :
Like Darjeeling, Mirik also has very pleasant
climate. Temperature in summers ranges between 10º C-25º C and in
winters it is around 5º C-12º C.
Best Time To Visit :
March-May and September-November
Thing to do
Referred as 'Health Station' by Britishers, Darjeeling has become today one
of the most popular among all hill stations of India. Presence of mighty
Himalaya and plenty of its beautiful hills being origin to amazing greenery
and landscapes erupt a very favourable liking for Eco travellers. While
being at Derjeeling, one can freely expect falling in love with its natural
beauty while enjoying activities like nature walk, Himalayan sightseeing,
trekking, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, nature photography and
Places of Interests
Llyods Botanical Garden:
Amazing collection of
plants and flowers in its 40
acres of garden is worth fascinating an Eco lovers. Trees like Chestnut,
Birch, Ash, Maple and Magnolia are another attraction of the garden.
Himalayan Zoological Park
: Very popular for inhabiting
Yak, Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Siberian Tiger and Deer, and hundreds of
species of birds, Zoological Park is a hot tourist spot.
Natural History Museum:
The natural museum finds its
uniqueness in having a fine collection of Himalayan mammals,
, reptiles, insects and butterflies.
Situated at altitude of 2500 meters, Tiger
Hill faces closely the mighty Himalaya. Watching sunset and sunrise from
Tiger Hill presents quite panoramic beauty of Himalaya
If one best thing not to be missed while on
tour to Darjeeling, it is definitely its Tea
. Taking a walk in hilly plantation area of tea fetches one a
very salubrious and pleasant walk.
Atop the hill lies the famous Hindu
and Buddhist shrine, flocked heavily by devotees every day. The hill gives a
very beautiful view of Himalayan range of hills.
Ghoom proudly boasts of its highest railway
station. Plus famous Ghoom Monastery also lies here.
The main water source of Darjeeling,
Senchal Lake lies 10 km from Darjeeling. The lake with its natural beauty
has become a favourite picnic spot for locals as well as tourist from
Eco attraction/Eco excursion
Being one of the most famous hill station of the country, Darjeeling has
tidy sum of sightseeing places. One the one hand, the snow capped peaks of
impressive Himalayan hills constitute a fascination for nature lovers, on
the other, rich greenery originating due to cool climate heightens one's joy
of exploring the hill station.
Eco places like Botanical Garden, Zoological Park and Nature History Museum
presents an impressive and unique collection of diverse flora and fauna
giving wildlife lovers a great joy. Watching sunset and sunrise while being
at Tiger Hill adds some memorable moments in one's vacation. Taking nature
walk in beautiful hilly tea gardens has unparalleled joy of breathing
salubrious air inside. Senchal Lake, favourite picnic spot of Darjeeling is
another pride of this beautiful hills station.
Travellers with guts of climbing the challenging hills and snow capped
Himalayan peaks, Darjeeling is an appropriate spot to satiate their thrust.
Sandakphu at an altitude of 3,636 meters on the famous Singalila Ridge
offers a fine opportunity for trekkers to try their adventure sport's
wizardry. Trekking in Darjeeling and its nearby hills provide a unique
chance to witness approx 600 species of orchids- the largest to be found in
one geographical location of the whole world.
By Air :
Bagdogra (90 km) is the nearest airport having
air link with prime destinations like Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati. Taxi and
buses can be taken from the airport to Darjeeling taking approx 3 hours of
By Rail :
New Jalpaiguri (88 km) is the nearest railhead
which is connected to all places of the country. From Delhi, Delhi-Guwahati
Rajdhani Express is best way to reach Jalpaiguri. From the station, taxis
and buses are easily available for Darjeeling.
By Road :
Reaching Siliguri (80 km) first is the only
way to drive to Darjeeling via Kurseong (32 km). The drive is comfortable
and full of amazing view of natural landscapes of Himalaya.
Hotel Windmere Observatory Hill, Darjeeling
Mayfair Hill Resort The Mall , Opposite Governor's House, Darjeeling
Hotel New Elgin H.D Lama Road, Darjeeling
Fortune Resort Robertson Road, Darjeeling
Sterling Resort Ghoom Monastery Road, Ghoom Darjeeling
Eating out & Shopping
Wide range of cuisine like Continental, Indian, Mughlai, Chinese, Tibetan,
Nepali and Bengali are served at all reputed restaurants. Best to hang out
at are Kaventer's, Glenary's, Park, Dekevas, New Dish, Amigo and Hasty
World famous Darjeeling Tea is the best buy of Darjeeling. Besides,
carpets, woolen knitwear and leather amenities are also popular. The best
place to buy textile articles is Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre.
Important tourist information center
Tourist Bureau, Govt. of West Bengal, 1, Nehru Road, Darjeeling Phone:
91-354-2254050, Fax: 91-354-2254102
Tourist Information Center, Govt. of West Bengal, Bagdogra Airport, Phone:
Tourist Center, Govt. of West Bengal, M-4 Building (First Floor), Pradhan
Nagar, Hill Cart Road, Siliguri. Phone: 91-353-2511974/2511979
Tourist Information Center, A/2 Baba Kharag Singh Marg, State Emporium (1st
Floor), New Delhi - 110001
Tourist Information Center Calcutta Airport, Dum Dum, Phone: 91-33-22372611