This globetrotter’s haven is nestled beneath the towering Khangchendzonga. Darjeeling is so much more than just a reigning mogul in the tea trade universe. She is the resplendent love child that grew up under the patronage of the British as a summer getaway destination and is home to the spectacle of a declared World Heritage adornment. Sprawled across the Himalayan Foothills, this town welcomes her neighbors, tourists & adrenaline junkies alike throughout the year with equal warmth. So if you come for local sightseeing in Darjeeling, you will come to a sight of lush, freshly pruned tea gardens hugging the sloping terrains & the brooding, cloud-kissing hill tops.
Pay this crux of engaging destinations a visit. You will not regret, you have our word on that. We at Ghumne Chal, are more than happy to guide you in your pursuit, as you scout through the rich colonial heritage, parading through vintage mansions & churches strewn across Darjeeling. Navigate through the bustling Chowrasta bazaars laden with ethnic, locally produced homespun collectibles & satisfy the inner shopaholic in you. Enjoy a steaming cup of the Darjeelingay-special as you look out at the majestic hills from your Toy Train window seat. Or let us help unleash the adventurer in you as we arrange a trek to Singalila Ridge at your beck and call. This place will leave you with nothing but reverberating memories. And we provide you these thrilling experiences in Darjeeling, in attractive Darjeeling local sightseeing packages.
Fly down to Bagdogra (94kms away from Darjeeling) which is the nearest airport. A Ghumne Chal Executive will be assigned to pick you up from the port and board a private air-conditioned taxi, which will take 3 hours to reach Darjeeling. A wide range of airlines run direct fights to Bagdogra from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, etc.
Regular bus services from Siliguri (70 km away from Darjeeling) are available and is an economical option. Neighboring towns of Kurseong & Kalimpong offer similar bus services to Darjeeling.
The nearest railway station in Darjeeling is the North Jalpaiguri Railway Station which is connected to all the major cities around India. The Darjeeling Toy Train Services are available from NJP Station and takes 7 hours to reach Darjeeling, halting at Batasia Loop for local sightseeing, where one can capture breathtaking views of Mt.Khangchendzonga.
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Ghumne Chal has been testing the waters of tourism since 15 years and has satisfied a wide range of over two thousand clients who trusted us with yearly vacations & educational/business outings. We are seasoned professionals when it comes to methodizing cost-effective packages which are budget friendly and don’t burn a hole in the customer’s pocket. Ghumne Chal’s paramount objective is to cater to your comfort by seamlessly covering all the points in your traveling to-do list. Right from flight-booking, to hotel room reservation & arrangement of comfortable car-rentals.
We have a wide range of pre-planned Darjeeling-based local sightseeing packages that cost less than what other agencies have to offer. We attract the attention of a fairly diverse circle of clients, who wish to pay Darjeeling a visit with different motives.
Whether it is a leisurely one, tucked away from the crowd, sheltered beneath raw untouched nature. An educative & historic one drowned below the richness of the town’s heritage, or an adventurous one, where you trek around the untrodden sidewalks roofed by solemn, fog laced alpines. Set back and relax as we embark on a trip to some unforgettable visuals this town holds for you- ranging from tea-estates to railway heritages, monasteries to pagodas, art galleries to shrubberies, temples to waterfalls, and much much more. So thinking about visiting Darjeeling for some local sightseeing? We got your back.
Our packages effortlessly encircle Darjeeling in all its historical & geographical grandeur. When you choose to tour with us, we assure you there won’t be a single destination missed, and not a single alley left unexplored.What does the town offer-
300m along Bhanu Bhakta Sarani from Chowrasta, a path raided by the infamous monkeys, the Observatory Hill is one of the most famous amongst various Darjeeling’s local sightseeing spots or Darjeeling tourist attractions. It was the original site of the Dorje Ling Monastery that gave out this town its well-established name. This site is home to several shrines sacred to both Hindus & Buddhists who coexist peacefully, offering a stellar demonstration of the existence of religious harmony. The site is strewn with eye-pleasing prayer flags that come by every color.
Established on 1st October 1959, the center houses Tibetan immigrants who had followed his Holiness, The Dalai Lama to India in early 1959. The center encompasses a gompa, an old-age home, an orphanage & a live workshop that produces, displays & sells woodworks and handlooms along with the exhibition of classic, black and white display gallery of choice photographs that narrate of Tibetan history.
Five minutes downhill past the CR Das Road will get you to this monastery. It was shifted from the Observatory Hills to its present location by the Chogyal of Sikkim as a part of a restoration project after the earthquake destroyed the monastery in 1934. The gompa houses prized Buddhist relics, the “Book of the Dead” being the most important one. The interiors are housed with handpainted murals that tell of tales related to Buddha’s life. Photography inside the monastery is strictly prohibited, hence it makes it mandatory for tourists to pay this destination a visit in person.
The nucleus of Darjeeling, Chowrasta is the place to chill. A debonair no-vehicle zone where four roads converge, this spot is ideal for an evening stroll past the huddling shops that crowd the pavement selling souvenirs. Bag yourself a local horse ride, or secure a seat along the precipice overlooking the majestic hills as you feast on buttered corn & endless cups of local chai. Chowrasta is sure to toast up your heart.
Established in 1958, this zoo is a breeding center & a home to world’s largest single captive population of snow leopards. 20mins from Chowrasta along Jawahar Road West, this site was established to preserve the Himalayan Fauna, that presently include the Siberian Tiger, Himalayan Black Bear, Deer, Red Panda, Snow Leopard & a wide variety of birds. Tourists never miss on this place when they are here for local sightseeing in Darjeeling.
The irresistible spectacle of the sunrise over Tiger Hill is a major aesthetic that adds to Darjeeling’s appeal. Ghumne Chal in Darjeeling organizes regular local sunrise trips for the local sightseeing spot in Tiger Hill at attractive costs around 4 am in the morning which usually follows with a detour back to Batasia Loop & the monasteries in Ghoom. Sacrificing sleep is worth the effort when one gets to watch the sun rays hit the solid 250 km stretch of Himalayas.
Founded by Nichidatsu Fujii & inaugurated on November 1, 1992, the Peace Pagoda is also known as the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple. This two storeyed stark white structure is an embodiment of Lord Buddha that disseminates tranquil, and is a popular spot for local sightseeing in Darjeeling. The temple is open for joint praying sessions every morning from 4:30 am–6 am and 4:30 pm-6:30 pm in the evening. Designed by Dr. M Okha of Japan, the Peace Pagoda is the tallest standing structure in Darjeeling & is home to beautiful artworks set on sandstone depicting the life and times of Gautama Buddha. Take a parikrama around the pagoda and experience unadulterated inner peace.