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Location : 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 many more.

Places of Interests
Llyods Botanical Garden: Amazing collection of Himalayan 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, birds, reptiles, insects and butterflies.

Tiger Hill: 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

Tea Gardens: If one best thing not to be missed while on tour to Darjeeling, it is definitely its Tea Gardens. Taking a walk in hilly plantation area of tea fetches one a very salubrious and pleasant walk.

Observatory Hill: 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: Ghoom proudly boasts of its highest railway station. Plus famous Ghoom Monastery also lies here.

Senchal Lake: 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 outdoors.

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.

Reaching there
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 pleasant drive.
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 Tasty.

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: 91-3556-2551794
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 Ext: 441

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