Recreational Activities in Darjeeling
In Darjeeling, the adventure lovers can go for trekking and white water rafting. Trekkers from all over the world assemble at Darjeeling. Trekking is one of the most loved sports in the Darjeeling area. The adventure seekers enjoy rafting in the challenging water of river Rangeet and river Teesta. But for foreigners, they need to present their passports before undertaking a rafting expedition.
Shopping in Darjeeling
Shopping in Darjeeling is fun. Tourists generally collect some mementos from Darjeeling. Carpets, woven fabrics, woodcarvings, jewelry and brass statues are sold at the shops of Darjeeling. Some of the noted places for shopping in Darjeeling are:
* Handicraft Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center
* Hayden Hall
* Gram Silpa
* Manjusha, Bengal Emporium
Tourist Attractions in Darjeeling
From Darjeeling, tourists can visit the Tiger Hill at about a distance of 13 km. In this hilly region, Tiger Hill is considered to be the highest point. Its elevation is about 8482 feet. Tourists should not miss the majestic view of the Kanchenjunga peak at sunrise from here.
It is another tourist attraction near Darjeeling. It is also a noted picnic spot of this region. Water of this lake is the source of drinking water in the town of Darjeeling.
A popular Hindu temple of Dhirdham is visited my many tourists.
A Kali temple is situated on the Observatory Hill, which is visited by numerous devotees and travelers.
There are a number of monasteries located in and around Darjeeling. Some of the popular monasteries are Sakyachoeling, Samdenchoeling, Aloobari, Thupten Sangachoeling Sonada Gompas and Phin Sotholing.
Rock Garden and Gangamya Park
It is a beautiful park with flower garden and is beautified by fountains and natural hill rocks.
The Bengal Natural History Museum
It is one of the places of interest in Darjeeling. An...