Day 2: Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing (Full Day)
This morning, wake up early and then leave for Tiger Hill. Get ready to experience a sunrise like never before. Tiger Hill is considered the best place to enjoy a sunrise in Darjeeling. This is because the hill is located at an elevation of 7,407 meter feet above sea level and it offers great view of the Himalayan range during sunrise. Let the shining rays of the sun and soothing ambience of the hill make you forget all concerns of the world.
While going back to Darjeeling, visit major tourist attractions like Ghoom Monastery, War memorial and Batasia Loop.
Batasia Loop is the place through which the toy train passes in a loop like pattern. It is a great location to enjoy a 360 degree view of Darjeeling’s picture perfect landscape. At the center of the Batasia Loop Garden, there is War Memorial, which was built to honor the Gorkha soldiers who lost their lives in different operations and wars after India’s independence.
Built back in the year 1875, Ghoom Monastery holds immense importance as it is dedicated to Maitreya Buddha, who is believed to be ‘The Buddha to Come’. The monastery preserves some rare, handwritten Buddhist manuscripts.
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and then leave for your next round of sightseeing.
Visit one of the most popular attractions of Darjeeling, Peace Pagoda. Peace Pagoda was purposely built in order to bring peace and prosperity in the world. It displays four different avatars of Buddha and is open to people of all races and creeds. Don’t miss taking a cable car ride which offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Walk through the beautiful tea estates and pick up the best tea in the world for yourself.
Also, visit other attractions of Darjeeling such as Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tensing and Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday) and Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed).
Later, return to the hotel and take some rest. Go for a walk around the local market area in the evening. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at Darjeeling.