The land of Sikkim was an independent state during the early 17th century. Its boundaries extended as far as eastern Nepal. The king of Nepal, Prithvi Narayan Shah conquered Sikkim. As Darjeeling was aClick here to Read More

Museums and Galleries

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute :It is situated on Jawahar Parbat about 2 Km from Chowrasta. Established in 1954, this unique institution trains mountaineers. It has aClick here to Read More

Town Outside Darjeeling

Kalimpong :Kalimpong is within Darjeeling province and is a sub-division of Darjeeling. It is a small but bustling town in the Himalaya foothills ofClick here to Read More

Temples and Monasteries

Ghoom Buddhist Monastery :A typical Tibetan Monastery, situated about 8 k.m. from the town just below Hill Cart Road and the railwayClick here to Read More


Jawhar Parbat (formerly Birds Hill) :It was planted by a former British Governor and it is Click here to Read More

View Points and Other Scenic Places

Tiger Hill :Situated at an altitude of 2590 mt. (8,482 ft.) and 11 km from the town, the Tiger Hill has earned international fame for Click here to Read More

Travelling In and Out

Siliguri, a bustling town about 80 kilometers from Darjeeling is the gateway to the Hills.Click here to Read More


Maghe Sankrati :Maghe Sankrati is one of the major festivals of Darjeeling. People of various communities are living in Darjeeling andClick here to Read More