Natural Attractions in Darjeeling

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  • Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary

    Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary

    "Lying in the Eastern Himalayan foothills in Jalpaiguri district, the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary offers 960.31 hectares of fabulous scenery and rare flora and fauna. The name of this wildlife refuge is derived from two words- 'Chapra'- meaning a variety of fish and 'Mari'- meaning abundance. Earlier a notified wildlife reserve, ...

  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

    Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

    The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) is a premier organisation, which is engaged in the promotion of mountaineering as an organised sport like any other game in India. Inception of this institute took place after the successful and historic climb of Mount Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in the ...

  • Kanchenjunga Mountain

    Kanchenjunga Mountain

    With a height of 8586 m, the imposing Kanchenjunga Mountain enjoys the position of being the third highest mountain in the world. This towering mountain touches the eastern border of Nepal along with the Indian state of Sikkim. The word ‘Kanchenjunga’ in Tibetan means ‘the five treasure houses of snow’, ...

  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

    Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

    Sprawling across 67.56 acres, at an elevation of 7000 feet above the plains, the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is recognised as the largest high-altitude zoo in the country. The Department of Science and Technology (Government of India) and Department of Education (Government of West Bengal) joined hands to establish ...

  • Ringking Farm

    Ringking Farm

    For those seeking some time away from the hustle-bustle of the city life, the Ringking Farm in Kalimpong is an ideal place. This beautiful bungalow, built during the British Raj in India, attracts visitors for its quaint charm. Situated amidst serene environs, the place offers enchanting views of the nearby ...

  • Bindu Dam

    Bindu Dam

    Bindu Dam, located in Bindu Village of West Bengal, is built across the Jaldhaka River. The main purpose of the construction of this dam was to control the supply of water to the Jaldhaka Hydel Project at Jhalong. Situated on the Indo-Bhutan border, this dam is a heaven for birdwatchers. ...

  • Kawlay Dara View Point

    Kawlay Dara View Point

    Kawlay Dara View Point in Mirik is the best place to enjoy remarkable views of the snow-clad Himalayan mountain ranges and lush greenery. A major tourist spot, this viewpoint is an ideal place to witness sunrise above the misty mountains. You will be enchanted by the fascinating views of the ...

  • Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point

    Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point

    The Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point in Lolegaon near Kalimpong offers spectacular views of the snow-capped mountain peaks and lush environs. From here, you can behold captivating vistas of the sun rising behind the lofty Mount Khangchendzonga. You will be truly mesmerised by the region’s stunning landscape. Besides, the viewpoint is ...

  • Samthar Plateau

    Samthar Plateau

    Samthar Plateau, in the Kalimpong region of West Bengal, is a picturesque highland ideal for adventure seekers. Owing to its undulating terrains, the plateau serves as a perfect spot for enjoying adventurous activities like hiking, mountain biking and nature exploration. Located at an elevation of about 1,400 m in the ...

  • Observatory Hill

    Observatory Hill

    One of Darjeeling's popular places of tourist interest- the Observatory Hill is bestowed with immense natural beauty. The hilltop, called as Makal-Babu-Ko-Thaan by locals, towers above Chowrasta and The Mall. Visitors will be amazed to know that this is the oldest site of the hill station that has many legends ...

  • Badamtam Tea Estate

    Badamtam Tea Estate

    Badamtam Tea Estate is one of the oldest and best tea plantations in Darjeeling. Situated in the beautiful Lebong Valley, it has a varying altitude that ranges from 305 to 1830 metres. This tea estate was established in 1858 by Christine Barnes and commen ...