Top 5 Places to visit in Darjeeling Rock Garden, Tiger Hill, Darjeeling Ropeway, Chow Rasta, Japanese Peace Pagoda Darjeeling is fondly known as the queen of the hills because of its scenic views and the mountains which have surrounded the terrain of the Darjeeling. Darjeeling has been one of the favorite hill stations among the people and back then to the British people. When it comes to Darjeeling it comprises six ‘T’ which is Tea, Teak, Tourism, Toy train, Tiger Hill and Trekker’s paradise. Some of the best places to visit in Darjeeling can be noted down below.
1. Rock Garden
Rock garden is located 10 km away from the main town Darjeeling it is one of the must go places and favored destination by the tourists. This place should be on the travel list for the nature lover who is traveling to Darjeeling. Rock garden is built as a multi level picnic garden around a natural fall called Chunnu Summer Falls as a showpiece to lure the tourist people. The Rock garden offers a picturesque view of hills and its cascading effect and several sitting places that are designed at the different levels with beautiful flower gardens alongside the pathway is a sight to be seen. The garden has its natural waterfall which is a sight to be seen and the lulling sound which can be heard. The garden is generally open from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
2. Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill is one the places that every tourist goes to and it is one of the most popular among the tourists who are visiting Darjeeling. It is located 11 km and situated at the highest altitude. The best time to visit is between mid October to December. One most important thing is to note that to reach the destination in time it is important to start as early as you can. Tiger Hill is renowned for the perfect view of sunrise between the highest two peaks of Kanchenjunga which is enough to mesmerize the viewer and can leave them content and speechless at the same time.Top 5 Places to visit in Darjeeling
3. Darjeeling Ropeway
The first cable car system in India was introduced in Darjeeling back then in 1968. This adventurous cable car can transport the passenger to the altitude of 7000 feet. The ride departs from the Northern part in Singamari. During the ride one can see the picturesque views from the higher altitude and the mountain ranges of Kanchenjunga Range and the rivers that flow between the mountains which captivate the visitor’s eyes. Presently, the ropeway has capacity up to 6 persons. There are up to 12 gondolas in operation and one can book 1 gondola by itself by buying six tickets.
4. Chow Rasta
Chow Rasta by name means place where the four roads meet. Chow Rasta is associated with the history of Darjeeling back then the British period. It is located in the heart of the town back then it was the place where the tourists and residents used to assemble in the 18th century. Visitors can catch a glimpse of the British Architecture around the places. It is a wonderful place meant for sitting, relaxing and exploring the local places and cafes which allow the tourists to explore the lives of the local people and experience their way of living.
5. Japanese Peace Pagoda
Peace Pagoda was built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii who is a Buddhist monk from Japan and also founder of the Nipponzan-Myōhōji Buddhist Order. The Peace pagoda was designed with a motive where people can find peace and unite people of all races and creeds. Inside the house of peace pagoda there are four avatars of Buddha present one of the avatars is Maitreya Budhha. The Japanese Peace Pagoda has its major significance among the Buddhist people. For the visitors it is one of the best places to visit and explore Buddhism. Its architecture which was designed by M Okha is a sight to be seen as the architecture is known for the different statues that are inside the chamber. The opening hours are from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily and the prayer times are from 4:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.