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Chronicles of Darjeeling: The Queen of Hills

Just 55 km away from beautiful town of Siliguri lies the queen of hills, Darjeeling. The simplest mode of transportation is shared taxi which takes 2-2.5 hours from the beautiful hills to reach Darjeeling. If you have ample time and want to make the best out of your trip, the toy train from Siliguri to Darjeeling which travels at a speed of 10 km/hr and takes approximately 6-8 hours to reach Darjeeling.

Talking about the must visit places, follow my simple guide and plan your trip accordingly 

Sunrise View from Tiger Hills

Chronicles of Darjeeling: The Queen of Hills-1 Watching sun rising from the east and its golden rays falling on majestic Kangchenjunga hills. Worth a watch. Make sure you get to the top of the hill by 5.30 am to occupy a front stand on the edge of hill. The expected sunrise is around 6.30 am. If you are lucky enough, you shall see the sun rays falling on Kangchenjunga hills. Worth a watch. Don't get surprised if you encounter Leopard or black panther on your way to tiger hill. 

Batasia Loop

Chronicles of Darjeeling: The Queen of Hills-2 The Batasia Loop is a spiral railroad track created to lessen the gradient of rise of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Over itself, the course spirals near now through a tunnel and over a hilltop. It was commissioned in 1919.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Chronicles of Darjeeling: The Queen of Hills-3 Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is a must visit zoological park if you are in Darjeeling. The zoo offers a wide range of polar animals that you won't find in terrain zoo. The zoo has won many several national awards for its beauty, structure and cleanliness. 

Tea Gardens of Darjeeling

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The tea gardens of Darjeeling are main attractions of this place. The sightseeing of these beautiful Gardens can be done from ropeway that got into functioning recently. 

P.S- You are not allowed to pluck tea leaves.

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