Inarguably one of the most popular summer destinations in India, Darjeeling is dubbed as ‘Queen of the Hills’. The modern day Darjeeling is a busy hub and may I put it humbly, a bit congested. However, the charm of this beautiful destination still remains young. One can trudge to Tiger Hill peak early in the morning to witness of the best sunrises in India. The Toy Train ride is something that can be enjoyed with the entire family. The train runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling, offering the 70 kms stretch filled with sheer fun. Rock Gardens and the waterfall are in close proximity and are worth visiting.
A ride on the Darjeeling-Rangit passenger cable car or the ropeway is a thrilling experience for the tourists. Like other hill stations in India, Darjeeling also has many ideal places for tourists to eat, stroll, and shop: The Mall Road or Chowrasta is one famous name that immediately comes to mind. Ghoom Monastery, Dali Monastery, Tamang Ghumba and Aloobari Monastery in Darjeeling can also be visited with family. The Ava Art Gallery, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Batasia Loop and the War Memorial, Botanical Garden, Scrubbery Park, Red Panda Breeding Farm, Himalayan Zoo and Dhirdham Temple are other attractions in Darjeeling.