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  • Loshar Festival

    Loshar Festival

    Celebrated in the month of February as Tibetans New Year, this week-long festival is eagerly awaited by Tibetans. They cook food, buy new clothes and dance. You would see many youngsters performing cham (Tibetan dance) on street which is a traditional Yak dance dressed in elaborate costumes. A huge procession ...

  • Darjeeling Carnival

    Darjeeling Carnival

    Kick-started by the Darjeeling residents along with government, this ten-day event occurs at the end of every year. If you happen to visit the town during this time and are a music-lover, you are in for a special treat! Witness several rock band performances (including the famous Nepali rock) as ...

  • Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival

    Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival

    When talking about Darjeeling, the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind is ‘tea’. Truly, there’s something about the Darjeeling tea. No wonder a festival to promote the tea culture and its variants calls for tourists from different parts of the world. Held annually, in the month of December and ...

  • Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery

    Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery

    Perched atop the Durpin Hill in the Kalimpong region of Darjeeling, Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery is a beautiful place to visit. Also known as Durpin Monastery, this site holds great religious significance for the Tibetan Buddhism followers. This monastery was consecrated in 1976 by His Holiness Dalai Lama, ...

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  • Chowrasta


    Chowrasta is a popular street in Darjeeling, where both tourists and locals gather to bask in the sun and hang around. Set atop a ridge, this boulevard is lined with an array of shops and restaurants. It is situated at the locus of the Mall Road, which is considered as ...

  • Darjeeling Toy Train

    Darjeeling Toy Train

    The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the Darjeeling Toy Train, is a prominent crowd-puller in the beautiful hill station of West Bengal. It is an outstanding engineering marvel, noted for being the best example of a hill passenger railway. This narrow (2 feet) train, listed as a World Heritage ...

  • Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center

    Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center

    Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre, one of the prominent landmarks of Darjeeling, was established on 2nd October 1959. It serves as a residence of several Tibetan refugees who fled from their homeland following the footsteps of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. A visit to this self-help centre allows you ...

  • Sericulture Research Institute

    Sericulture Research Institute

    The Sericulture Research Institute in Kalimpong is a well-known research centre where people are given training on silk farming. All necessary information required for silk farming and breeding silkworms along with the cultivation of mulberry trees is provided by the institute. Moreover, it helps silk farmers financially by buying silkworm ...

  • Cardamom Curing Centre

    Cardamom Curing Centre

    The Cardamom Curing Centre is known for producing the best cardamoms in the country. Established by the Godak government, this centre is situated around 14 km away from the small village of Bindu. The centre is engaged in dyeing and processing of finest cardamoms, and shipping them to different parts ...