Passing from side to side primeval forests of oak,
magnolia and beautiful ferns blazing with color is the abruptly mounting
road to Senchal, running through Ghoom on its way to Tiger Hill which
is 11 km from the settlement and at a height of 2,590 meters (8,482 ft) has
received international reputation for
the dawn over "Kanchenjunga" and the great Eastern Himalayan
Mountains. Even Mount Everest, the world's utmost peak, is observable
About 5 kms from Darjeeling, this Railway Loop is
a excellent achievement of engineering. It is enthralling to stare at
the toy train wind its way round the loop. Almost indiscernibly, the railways
lines negotiate encircle and slide down 1,000 ft in altitude. The train's
figure-8s and "Z" maneuvers
are as pictorial as the flora, streams and cascade. At Batasia
("windy place") one gets an impressive vision of the town of
Darjeeling balanced on the slopes of hills and Kanchenjunga in the backdrop.
is a hilly area is located in the Shiwalik Hills of West Bengal. Nowadays,
Kalimpong has developed into a significant tourist spot for its pleasant
weather. Kalimpong is also renowned for its floral bazaar, particularly
the extensive collection of orchids. Here also many Buddhist monasteries
with unusual Buddhist scriptures.Nestle in the abundant green average
ranges of the Himalayas, this hill station of "the Raj", has
a barely credible stunning environment of lofty snow capped peaks.............more
from the superb view it orders, immense spiritual significance is attached
to the observatory Hill by in cooperation of Hindus and Buddhists who
are worshipped here by the hundreds.
Parks, Gardens & Art Galleries
Situated on Jawahar Parbat about 2 km. From Chowrasta, this unique institution
trains mountaineers. It has a museum containing an interesting collection
of mountaineering equipment. Adjacent to the Himalayan Mountaineering
Institute, it is a high altitude wild life park and new home for Siberian
Tiger, Himalayan Black Bear, Deer, Red Panda, Snow Leopard and Birds.
Rock and Gombu Rock
Situated at Lebong Cart Road. Himalayan Mountaineering
Institute conducts preliminary course on Rock climbing on these Rocks.
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum contains a representative
and all-inclusive compilation of the fauna of the province. The specimens
are demonstrating in accurate to life attitudes of all birdsí species,
reptiles and animals found in the diverse altitudes in the Eastern Himalayas.
The butterfly and beetle segment worth special mention.
Sister Nivedita Memorial
It is situated just below the Railway Station on
the way to the Victoria Falls where the mortal remains of Sister Nivedita
were cremated stands the dignified memorial erected by Swami Abhenyanand
of the Sri Ramakrishna Vedanta Math.
Botanical Garden It
contains a representative assortment of Himalayan plants, flora, orchids
etc. Early English guests were struck by the walks on Birch Hill and its
European spirit, when they came crossways alpine trees and blossoming
bushes of the middle height type: oak, chestnut, maple; cherry and birch,
In 1878, Mr. W. Lloyd gifted of 16 hectares (40 acres) of gently sloping
hillside to Sir Ashley Eden to make one of the best gardens in Asia.
Arranged in layer are more than 200 pots of every possible shade; when
the flourish fades, the plants are reinstated by a fresh lot. With the
higher segment containing home-grown plants, and the lower the foreign
ones, the estate present a "kaleidoscope of color which continues
till the autumn sun floods the hills, turning them into russet and gold,
and fallen leaves carpet the road."