Saturday, November 26, 2011

About Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a Himalayan city situated in the state of West Bengal. It is one the preferred tourist destination in India and it adds value to the tourist by its tea industry and Darjeeling Himalaya Railway which now World Heritage Site declared by UNSECO. Darjeeling is located in the Lesser Himalaya Range at an average height of 6,710 feet from sea level. Darjeeling with its natural beauty provides a wide variety of activities from relaxed scenic walks to more exhausting activities such as trekking and river rafting for the adventurous ones.
There are many places of interest for tourist around the hills of Darjeeling. Let me explore some the place that you must visit while roaming in Darjeeling.
Ghoom is one of the major landmarks in Darjeeling. The renowned Yiga Choeling Monastery dominates the hillock. The main attraction while visiting the monastery is the images of Maitreya Buddha. Then there are the ancient palm leaf and paper manuscripts in Tibetan script too, of much interest to the historians.
Museum of Natural History is another tourist attraction in Darjeeling and it has fine collection of Himalayan animals, reptiles, birds and insects.
Darjeeling also offers several tourist places of interest for the botanist, an animal and nature lover. At the Lloyd Botanical garden all tourists may enjoy the captivating collection of alpine flora and orchids. Darjeeling also has the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. The zoo happens to be the only center in India for the breeding of the rare snow leopard. The Ussurian tigers and the Himalayan black bear are also among its attractions.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is another tourist attraction and was established in 1954 by the then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, in the wake of the conquest of Everest. Just nearby that there is Darjeeling-Rangit Valley ropeway which is longest ropeway ride in Asia and offers several spectacular sights.
There are other places such Observatory hill, Dhirdam Temple, Aloobaari Monastery, Bhutia Bustee Monastery and the Ava Art Gallery which you may be like to visit in Darjeeling.

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