Darjeeling nestled among rolling mountains, is a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. A quaint town in the foothills of Himalayas in West Bengal state of India, treasure troves The Tiger Hill. It is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And it spectacles the panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mt. Kangchenjunga together. A picturesque spot that is known for its serene beauty and unique black tea grown on plantations throughout slopes. Buddhist monasteries here include Bhutia Busty Gompa, known for its bright spectacle and library full of rare texts. Other than these, Ghoom Gompa comprises a 5m-high clay figure of the Maj.Buddha. Darjeeling’s ancient architectures are marked by mock-Tudor houses, Gothic Victorian churches such as St. Andrew’s and the affluent Raj Bhavan, which serves as the Governor’s seasonal residency. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is a haven for snow leopards, red pandas, and Tibetan wolves. Darjeeling is a popular center for treks and climbing expeditions as well, in the state of Sikkim.
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