(1) Ghum Monastery
One of the very oldest monasteries of Darjeeling is the Ghum Monastery. Down the Tiger Hill causeway, Ghum is a beautiful abode of Lord Buddha seated on his mighty shrine. A spectrum of tourists visits the site every day to witness the spirituality of Buddhism. The monastery is nicely situated with the Kanchenjunga encircling it from all sides. The ambiance itself is a phenomenal feature of the monastery. Besides, an astounding array of flora further adds to its aestheticism.
(2) Tiger Hill
One of the most popular tourist destinations of Darjeeling is the Tiger Hill. An early morning visit to this beguiling ridge is worth your time. Cool breezing blowing around and foggy atmosphere further adds to the enthralling features of the hill causeway. Hundreds of visitors climb up to the Tiger Hill ridge to catch a resplendent view of the sunrise peeking out from Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest. It’s a matchless and picturesque view at the Tiger Hill that one can never afford to miss!
(3) Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Also known as the Darjeeling Zoo, the Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park is home to some of the most attractive and endangered Himalayan species of wildlife creatures. The Zoo is an internationally acclaimed reserve and is celebrated for its various conservation programs. Darjeeling Zoo is the highest zoo in India, the foundation of which dates back to the year of 1958. Its plethora of reserve includes the snow leopards and red pandas, the rarer species of Asiatic black bear, barking deer, leopards, blue and yellow Macaw, Eastern Pangolin, Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Wolf, Lady Amherst, Leopard Cat, Macaw, Red Jungle Fowl, Red Panda, Royal Bengal Tiger, Sambar Deer, and much more.
(4) Happy Valley Tea Estate
A visit to Darjeeling remains incomplete without an exploration of an organic tea estate. Happy Valley Tea Estate is situated at a whopping altitude of 6,800 feet and is a magnificent land growing some of the best shrubs of organic tea. Stroll along with with the estate while sipping on a delightful cup of drink. Happy Valley Tea Estate is the second oldest tea estate reflecting the town’s rich cultivation of tea, exported in the global market. The tea estate sprawls on a mighty hilltop offering exquisite scenic views of the nature adorned with greenery and blues.
(5) Rock Garden
If man-made wonders are of a kind, Rock Garden it is all. Rock Garden is phenomenally carved out of rocks and is adorned with prolific greenery, captivating cataracts, and mesmerizing beauty to die for. It is a place that holds the heart of Darjeeling tourism. The destination is an attractive site signifying the best aestheticism of the region painted against the scintillating mountains and hills. It’s a beholding sight of the waterfalls gushing down the hilltop hitting the rocks below!
Sandakphu Peak is the highest peak in West Bengal, sprawling at an elevation of 11,941 feet. For the adventure aficionados, Sandakphu is an ideal destination offering some of the most thrilling activities. It also offers alluring views of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga. Sandakphu is also called the "mountain of poisonous plants" because of its abundant arrays of the Himalayan Cobra Lilies. The place is also the ultimate ecstasy of the mighty Nature manifested of 600 varieties of vibrant orchids.