Best Day trips from Darjeeling

Best Day trips from Darjeeling

Best Day trips from Darjeeling

Darjeeling, also known as ‘the Queen of the hills', is an amazing place to visit while looking for the natural gateway. The town is marked as a home of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO world heritage site. But the location of the place adds to its beauty. You can easily visit the best of both worlds- West Bengal and Sikkim. It seems like Darjeeling is first meant for day trips and then city sight-seeing. So, here is the list for your head-start your best day trips from Darjeeling:

1. Mirik

The journey from Darjeeling to Mirik is worth a watch. Enjoy the view of mountain landscapes and tea estate paradise. While going to the town, don't forget to pass by Thurbo Tea Estate of Goodricke, wonderful orange orchards, Sukhiapokhri market area for some shopping, and Simana viewpoint to enjoy some serene moments. Mirik itself has many options to keep the visitors busy with its beauty. You can start your tour at Mirik in within 50 minutes from Darjeeling. Taxis and cars are easily available to take you to the destination.

2. Takdah, Tinchuley, and Lamahatta

This circuit starts with the village of Takdah which was once used as a military base during the British regime. The main attractions to glance at are Takdahvillas, Orchid centre with Himalayan orchids, and the splendid RungliRungliot Tea Garden. The next stop of this journey is Tinchuley, one of the little hamlets of Darjeeling. The place is well known for the snowy peaks of Kanchenjunga and the lovely orange orchards. Do visit the Peshoke Gardens for their vast lush green stretches. Then the last stop of the circuit is Lamahatta. This town has newly come under the touristic destinations list because of its homestay options. Apart from this, the town also homes picturesque views of Kanchenjunga and well-manicured Roadside Garden as its best attractions. From Darjeeling, you can easily visit the village of Takdah in just 30 minutes via taxi or car. From there you can reach Tinchuley in 15 minutes and afterward the last stop can easily be visited in 1 hour. For the whole trip, rented cars and taxis are available.

3. Kalimpong

Kalimpong is considered one of the most opted day tour option from Darjeeling. Kalimpong as a town is best known for its monasteries, Tibetan style of architecture, white peaks of Kanchenjunga, beautiful landscapes and cascading rivers, historical museums, and The Flower park. The main attractions of the town where you should spend your afternoon are Dr. Graham's Homes for some social attachments, Lord Buddha Statue, Sherpa View Point, Deolo Hill, and Mangal Dham. The journey time between Kalimpong and Darjeeling is of only about 1 hour. So, if you are making a trip to Kalimpong take a taxi or car.

4. Namchi

Coming to known as a popular day tour destination, Namchi, the capital of Sikkim, is the cultural and religious destination for tourists. While reaching the town, pass through the Tukvar Tea Gardens for some scenic views and do visit the river Rangeet for some refreshing sparkles. Also, don't miss the sight of Rangbhang river which divides Sikkim and Darjeeling! The drive from Darjeeling to Namchi takes around 1 hour and can easily be covered by taxi or cars.

5. Jorpokhri

Visiting the sweet little village of Jorpokhri is an exciting day trip from Darjeeling. The village is known for its twin lakes after which the town got its name. The lake has very heart-warming surroundings and gives a lovely view of Himalayan ranges. If lucky enough, you can get to spot once-extinct Himalayan Salamanders! Jorpokhri is 1 hour drive away from Darjeeling via a direct route through taxi or car.

6. Bagdogra

The tranquil town of Bagdogra is one of the best day trips from Darjeeling. The town is all fenced by tea gardens, hilly terrain, lovely meadows, and splendid views. Also, the nearby flowing River Teesta adds to the beauty of the town. Some of the things to do while in the town are- River rafting, trekking, mountaineering, and camping and places to visit are- Salugara Monastery, North Bengal Science Center, Dreamland Amusement Park, JorePokhri Wildlife Sanctuary, Himalaya World Museum, and Jangli Baba Mandir. The journey time between the two spots via taxi or car is 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Darjeeling is the heaven for the visitors who are looking for peace and nature. The day trips from here are worth a visit so prepare yourself for some amazing vacation!

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