Day 2: Darjeeling Local Sight Seeing (Half Day)
Wake up early this morning and then head towards the Tiger Hill. Located at a distance of 11 km from Darjeeling, Tiger Hill is known to offer spectacular views of the Kanchenjunga peaks. Enjoy a sunrise like never before. As the sun rays fall on the peaks, you get to enjoy a perfect view.
The highest point of Darjeeling, Tiger Hill is a great location if you wish to spend some quality time with your partner amid tranquility. The place is also considered an ideal location for activities like trekking and hiking. After enjoying a breathtaking sunrise, leave for Darjeeling. On your way back, visit attractions like Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop and War Memorial.
Pay homage to Maitreya Buddha at Ghoom Monastery. Also known as Yogachoeling Gompa, Ghoom Monastery is located in a place called Ghoom in Darjeeling. The Gompa was built back in the year 1875 and it houses a number of bells, ornate thanka scrolls and drums.
War Memorial is located in the Batasia Loop Garden. The memorial was constructed to commemorate the Gorkha soldiers who lost their lives during wars and operations post independence.
Batasia Loop is a popular tourist attraction of Darjeeling. It is the location from where the famous toy train of Darjeeling passes in a loop like pattern. Also, the place offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Enjoy some time close to nature with your partner and take back some great memories.
On reaching back to the hotel, enjoy your breakfast and then leave for sightseeing. Your half day sightseeing tour includes visit to Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway, Tensing and Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate, Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed) and Peace Pagoda.
Begin with a visit to Peace Pagoda. Peace Pagoda was set up to unite people of all castes and creeds. It aims to spread peace and prosperity in the world. The Pagoda displays four different avatars of Buddha, including that of Maitreya Buddha.
Don’t miss visiting tea plantations when in Darjeeling. Walk through the tea plantations and get to learn about the entire tea processing.
Cable car is another major tourist attraction of Darjeeling. Enjoy spectacular views of snow-capped peaks, thick forests and green meadows from the cable car ride. Gather some special moments with your partner.
Later, get back to the hotel. Evening is free for a stroll around the mall or Chowk Bazaar. Have a comfortable overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Overnight stay in the hotel.