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Things to Do in Darjeeling

Darjeeling is an ideal holiday destination which offers ample of opportunities to its guests to enjoy. Darjeeling is famous for its breathtaking view of Himalayan ranges. It depicts a unique blend of Hindu and Buddhist culture through its temples and monasteries. Tiger Hill is sought out place for those who want to enjoy scenic beauty of kanchenjunga. It is also a favorite spot for adventure lovers. One can enjoy sports like hang gliding, river rafting, ballooning, trekking and mountain biking. The cliffs, green valleys and peaks of Darjeeling make it an ideal place for mountaineering and ballooning. River Teesta is perfect for river rafting .Other water sports such as Canoeing and kayaking is also enjoyed but for this one has to move to Mirik. Mountain biking is also very popular among adventure enthusiasts. Himalayan mountaineering institute attracts the visitors to learn the techniques of mountaineering across the world. The most popular trek route is one that goes through Singalila range .The great thing about trekking in Darjeeling is that one can not only enjoy breathtaking views of the high Himalayan peaks but also enjoy scenic beauty on the way.

Darjeeling is a producer of world's best aromatic teas. A stay in this Tea Estate is a mesmerizing experience; moreover one can enjoy the tea manufacturing process. Established in 1958 Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is a perfect place for nature lovers who want to explore wild life. In The Lloyd Botanical Garden the tourists can check out orchids and various kinds of Flora. Darjeeling is better known for its "Toy Train." This famous narrow gauge steam toy train offers a fun filled journey to explore the majestic beauty of Himalayas throughout the long journey of 6 to 7 hours covering a mere distance of 82 km. One must not forget to ride the Darjeeling-Rangit valley ropeway, which is the longest ropeway ride in Asia. For those who are not interested in sight seeing shopping at Darjeeling is a delight for them. The main shopping centers in Darjeeling are Chowk Bazar, Chowrasta, Mahakal market, Ladenla Road, Nehru Road, Supermarket and Motor stand. Darjeeling markets are famous for Tibetan handicrafts, beautiful brass statues, modern and antique jewellery, masks, religious objects, wooden carvings and Tibetan carpets. Besides all these there are number of eateries where one can enjoy Tibetan, Indian , Chinese delicacies.

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