Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Darjeeling The Queen Of Hills

Basic information of Darjeeling:

The best time to visit Darjeeling in India is from March-May or September-November. In summer's the temperature is between 15 to 25 degrees and in winters the temperature falls to 2 to 10 degrees centigrade.

Darjeeling's must see tourist spots are:

Ghoom Monastery:The hillock is dominated by the famous Yiga Choeling Monastery which has 15 images of the Maitreya Buddha. Belonging to the yellow hat sect, the monastery contains many ancient palm leaf and paper manuscripts in Tibetan script.

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute: The Museum of Natural History is where one can see a fine collection of Himalayan animals, reptiles, birds and insects.

Llyod Botanic Garden:It has a beautiful collection of alpine flora and orchids.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park:this is the only center in India for the breeding of the rare snow leopard.

Darjeeling-Rangit Valley ropeway:Considered the longest in Asia, it is a exciting ride with splendid views.

1 comment:

Raja said...

Daer Mam
Why don't u post a write up n pix about Latpanchor, gift of Nature!