When nature showers her bounties in aplenty at one place, you don’t look for a particular tourist attraction; the whole vista has the semblance of paradise. Darjeeling is among nature’s chosen one. The rivers Teesta and Rangeet with their extruding flow of waters make it an ideal destination for adventure seekers. Earlier Darjeeling tour was synonymous with trekking and camping but some adventurous souls have brought in rafting, too, at the place and now it is one of the prime activities to be included in Darjeeling tour packages.
The Himalayan Toy Train also adds value to Darjeeling tourism. The train ride from Darjeeling to Ghum would introduce you to such panoramic view that you would tend to think that the creators of the track must have the aesthetic sense of the highest order as it not only serves the region in terms of commuting, it serves the senses as well. The train ride is a must include in your Darjeeling tours as you would not only enjoy the ride, it would introduce you to the local culture as well. At a few points the train turns so slow that you can see local kids hopping in and out of the train and you would also have the beautiful view for longer period. One of the most attractive features of Darjeeling tour is the view of the Kanchenjunga. From the Tiger Hills you can see the snowy peak reflecting the glory of the mountains and you would be in awe of the majestic Himalayas.
For the connoisseurs of tea, a tour to tea gardens is a must as it would introduce you to another aspect of the ultimate taste. Though you can procure the same thing at your home or office also, having it amidst the verdant surroundings of the estates seems to enhance the taste. Some of the attractions that you should include in your itinerary are the Ghoom Monastery, Peace Pagoda, Bhutia Busty Gompa and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. The Mirik Lake is the one place that encapsulates the beauty of Darjeeling at one place. Its breathtaking view is bound to mesmerize you and you would leave the place with a vow to return there soon.
Darjeeling is the perfect gateway to the wonders of the Himalayas and SOTC is there to take you to the pristine part of India. Go for it now.