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About Darjeeling
Darjeeling - The beauty of Darjeeling is incomparable to any other place in India. Darjeeling is famous for the picturesque sunrises over the Tiger Hill, the famous Buddhist temples and monasteries and also the botanical and zoological gardens. Sightseeing in Darjeeling is a great experience for both the local and the foreign tourists. The snow-capped mountain ranges of the Kachenjunga attract a lot of people from all over the world. The place is popularly known as the Paradise of the East and people love to visit the place time and again.Tiger Hill is the highest point in Darjeeling. From here one can see the peaks of the Kanchenjunga and on a clear day the Everest looms into view.
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The other monasteries are the Samdenchoeling, Sakyachoeling, Phin Sotholing, Aloobari, Thupten Sangachoeling and Sonada Gompas.
The best time to visit this hill station is between April and June and September and December. The summer temperature hovers between 14° C and 8° Celsius and the winter temperatures fall to a freezing 6°C to 1° Celsius. So be sure carry woollens when you visit.
Sightseeing:
Senchal Lake
Close to Tiger Hill is Senchal Lake, which supplies Darjeeling with its domestic water. It's a particularly scenic area and popular as a picnic spot with Indian holiday-makers.
 
Observatory Hill

Situated above the Windamere Hotel, this viewpoint is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. There is a Kali shrine here and the multicoloured prayer flags double as trapezes for he monkeys. Watch out for them as they can be aggressive.

 
Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill is near Ghoom, about 11km from Darjeeling. The hill is famous for its magnificent dawn views over Kanchenjunga and other eastern Himalayan peaks. On a clear day even Mount Everest is visible.
 
Dhirdham Temple
The most conspicuous Hindu temple in Darjeeling, this is just below the railway station and is modelled on the famous Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.
Tibetan Refugee Centre
The Tibetan Refugee Centre. Established in 1959, the centre comprises a home for the aged, and orphanage, school, hospital and craft workshops that produce carpets of pure ladakhi wool, woodcarving, leather work and wool items. The weaving and dyeing shops and the wood carving shop are particularly interesting.
 
How to Reach Darjeeling
Darjeeling is located in the eastern Himalayas in northern West Bengal at a height of 6,814 ft. It happens to be one of the most well-connected hill stations of north-east India. Darjeeling, a far-famed hill station of India, lies close by Siliguri and Gangtok, which also constitute its vital excursions from Darjeeling.
By Air: Bagdogra Airport (Siliguri), West Bengal, is the nearest air strip tying Darjeeling and Gangtok to rest of the India. The airport distance measures out to be 90 km and 12 km from Darjeeling and Siliguri respectively.
By Train: The only and of a great import, the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) efficiently connects Darjeeling to Kolkata along with north and west part of India. Almost all the trains plying to north east region passes through the station. NJP is 80 km from the Darjeeling.
By Road: Laid out with motorable and well-maintained interconnected systems of roads, Darjeeling’s important links are provided by NH 55 and NH31a (Kalimpong).
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