Nestled in the foothills of the Great Himalayas, the “Queen of the Hills” and once a Summer retreat of the Britishers allures its tourists not only with its sprawling dense tropical greeneries but also with the sublime view of the snow-capped peaks. Starting right from the rounded hills of its neighboring state to the water- dripping sceneries, Darjeeling offers an amazing and wonderful panorama that is just too captivating.
Here, in this blog, I will give you the itineraries of top-potent places to sight in this astounding hill station to have a satisfying trip;
1. Tiger Hill
An iconic destination for an ideal sunrise and sunset view where you would get to see first rays shedding light on the Kanchenjunga and the Everest thus making it an epic. Tiger Hill is one of the topmost railway stations in Darjeeling where all the views from this height seem to be just spectacular and mesmerizing.
2. Peace Pagoda
Peace Pagoda is a divine place where a Buddhist Tomb is constructed to promote world peace amongst all castes and creeds. Here, one can find four statues of Buddha depicting his entire life stages in stone carvings. The tranquillity of this place ought to take you to a different phase from the city’s hustle-bustle.
3. Toy Train
Since its debut in the year 1881, Toy Train has earned a lot of fame thereby making it cherishable for a lifetime as the tourists get to unfold the majestic looks of the hills and the fabulous view of the mountain terrain. This train covers a distance of up to 69km from the Darjeeling town to the city of New Jaipalguri taking around six and half hours to complete its trip. Further, it is the only steam engine train operating in India. If you are planning a tour to Darjeeling, then it has to be on your bucket list.
It takes only once to fall in love with this destination and with TicketGoose (India’s leading online bus ticketing portal) as your travel companion, your journey out not to be tiring. So, when are you heading to?