Darjeeling is the dreamland of the east and boasts of extraordinary natural splendor. At an altitude of 8,586 meters, the Darjeeling hills are the highest mountains in India. This beautiful hill station is largely under forest cover and surrounded by tea plantations. Buddhist monasteries dot the land.
Tourism in Darjeeling and Sikkim provides chance for adventurous trekking tours in Darjeeling. The dense alpine trees, beautiful orchids, panoramic lakes etc. provide the perfect setting for long hikes. A trek to the Tiger Hill is highly recommended. The panoramic glimpse of Mt. Everest and breathtaking view of the sunrise over Kanchenjunga are exhilarating. Keeping Darjeeling tourism as the base, nature lovers can visit the Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim. Sikkim is an all-year Indian tourism destination, offering low altitude trekking opportunities in winter and higher-level excursions during the spring, summer and autumn months.
May to October
Tiger Hill, Senchal Lake, Mirik Lake, Lebong Racecourse, Teesta River, Rangit River, Singalia Ridge, Rumtek Monastery and Orchid Sanctuary.