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Experiencing Darjeeling – The Tea Capital of India
Major Tourist Attractions In And Around Darjeeling
Observatory Hill: The Observatory Hill is a small hill located near the Chowrasta square, which is also known as The Mall and enables visitors to view the beautiful snow clad peaks of the Himalayan range. The place is widely popular for being a window to Mount Kanchenjunga, whose peak is visible from here. There is also the famous Mahakal temple on this hill, which despite having been recently constructed attracts tourists in large numbers.
Rock Garden: Located at a distance of nearly 10 kms form Darjeeling, the rock garden is basically a multi-level picnic spot. The terraced garden is constructed around a natural waterfall. The sitting spaces at different levels in the garden enable visitors to enjoy the natural view of water falling down over rocks into a small lake. The garden was built after the disruptions of 1980’s as parts of efforts to draw back the tourists to the hill city.
Bhutia Busty Monastery: This monastery is the oldest in Darjeeling and was constructed in 1765 by Lama Dorje-Rinzing. Although the monastery was originally located on the Observatory Hill, but in 1879 it was shifted to its present location in Bhutia Busty, after it had to be rebuilt dur to the destruction caused by the 1815 Gorkha invasion. Later in 1934, the monastery again suffered severe damages due to an earthquake in the region in 1934. Later the Raja of Sikkim restored the monastery to its present form.
Zoological Garden: The zoological garden, or the zoo as it is popularly known as, is located nearly two kilometers outside the main city. The zoo is known as the home of some of the rarest animal and bird species. In addition, the zoo is also famous as the only resort of Siberian Tigers in India, besides which the extremely rare Red Panda is also found here. Other than that, people come here to see The Snow Leopard, Great Grey Birds, and Snow Yaks.
Batasia Loop: The Batasia Loop is a museum of natural history which was set up in 1903. The museum hoses a great collection of fauna, specific to the Himalayan region as well as Bengal. The main attractions here include the estuarine crocodiles as well as a rich collection of butterflies. In addition, the museum also puts up an attractive display of a wide variety of stones in mineral form.
Famous Things To Buy
Darjeeling Tea: This specific blend of tea is renowned worldwide for its unique aroma and taste. That is why people visiting this city are bound to take some of this great tea home to keep on enjoying its flavor.
Woolen Shawls And Garments: Darjeeling is quite popular for its woolen garments and that is why people often shop for a wide variety of shawls, caps and other similar garments.
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