A Day Tour to Darjeeling 7 point tour is perfect which is day tours in Darjeeling and the tour is arranged every day from Ashmita Trek and Tour with expert local driver. Our tour driver will collect you from your hotel (the hotel you stay in Darjeeling) from 9:00 to 4:00pm am and proceed for the day tour and you will start the tour by visiting the Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda, Dali Monastery, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Zoological Park (Zoo ) Tenzing & Gompu Rock, Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway, Tea Garden and Tibetan Refugee Center and once the tour is conclude , our driver will transfer you to the hotel.
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Find an inner sense of peace at Darjeeling’s Japanese Peace Pagoda, part of a family of NipponzanMyohoji Buddhist Temples found all over the world. The one is Darjeeling is located along Jalapahar Hill, with a most scenic view of the Kanchenjunga range, which includes the 3rd highest peak in the world. Follow the rhythmic drumming and chanting to the upstairs, where a Japanese nun and fellow Nepali devotees invite you in while reciting “NamuMyohoRengeKyo” in honor of the Lotus Sutra. Don’t be shy, have a seat and join them in the chanting. After a few minutes, you will feel a sense of calmness come over you. As you leave, you are offered sweet candy that represents the blessings of Buddha. Then, head to the actual pagoda, an immaculate white building that is encompassed by verdant vegetation. Come experience the radiating peaceful energy of the Japanese Peace Pagoda!
Dali Monastery in Darjeeling
Dali Monastery is a massive monastic community that sits about 5 kilometers from Darjeeling. Perched atop a hill with a sprawling view, Dali Monastery (also known as DrukSangagCholing Monastery, houses some 200 monks and monks-to-be. It is one of my personal favorite spots in all of Darjeeling for a number of reasons. After stepping through the gate and climbing up the stairs, you immediately feel a sense of peace come over you. You must experience this for yourself. Become enchanted by the elaborate Tibetan architecture, characterized by rich symbolism and natural pigments of red, green, blue and green. Have a bite to eat at the Dali Monastery Coffee Shop where they serve delicious momo’s, potato chips, coffee, tea, etc. It’s a great place to hang out and read a book, and maybe make friends with a lama. At 4:30, head inside the temple for prayer time, when the monks hit drums (damaru), play the horns, and sing beautiful incantations. Meanwhile, younger monks deliver hot pots of tea for you to sip on. If you come to Dali Monastery, arriving during prayer time is a must!
Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Right next to each other lie two of Darjeeling’s most popular tour destinations. Hit bothat once on your trip to Darjeeling! The Himalayan Zoological Park is ranked among the top zoos in India and in fact won the Special Mention Earth Heroes award in 2014. India’s largest high altitude zoo is world-renowned for its amazing conservation efforts. The zoo houses some of the world’s rarest animals, including the Red Panda and Snow Leopard. Also check out the Himalayan black bear, Royal Bengal tiger, Tibetan wolf, and many more magnificent mountain animal species.
Founded soon after the famous Everest Expedition, The Himalayan Mountain Institute (Everest Museum) celebrates the success of Tenzing Norgay. Along with Sir Edmund Hillary, Norgay was the first person to ascend Mount Everest. The institute celebrates the success of Norgay, who spent the later years of his life in Darjeeling. Check out the awesome museum, stocked with equipment used during the legendary expedition of 1953. HMI doubles as a mountaineering school offering classes for young people dreaming of being a mountain guide as well as veterans looking to sharpen their skills.
Tenzing Rock & Gompu Rock
Darjeeling Tenzing Rock & Gompu Rock, The huge Tenzing rock is named after Tenzing Norgay, who was famous for climbing the Mount Everest accompanied by Edmund Hillary in the year 1953. And Gombu Rock which is named after his nephew Nawang Gombu who was the first man to climb Everest twice in the year 63 and then 65.students of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, a training institute in Darjeeling. At the Tensing rock a rock climbing competition is organized every year by the Indian Army. In the year 2010 a record was set when an army climber climbed the Tenzing rock in 35 seconds.
Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Ropeway
Hop in the gondola, glide through the air, and enjoy one of the best mountain views in all of Darjeeling. The Darjeeling Ropeway, India’s first cable car system (built in 1968!) provides a stunning panorama of tea gardens, houses, and the always amazing Himalayas.In the distance, see the majestic peak of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters/28,169 feet) and the range of towering peaks beside it. Board the cable car at Singamari, about 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) from Chowk Bazaar. The ticket costs about 150 INR ($2.19 USD) – a small price to pay for such priceless views. Starting at about 7,000 feet high, the ropeway takes a dramatic drop to about 6,000 feet while cruising over the radiant green tea estates. Enjoy breathtaking views of waterfalls, rivers, forests, and small settlements during the 45-minute ride.
Darjeeling Tea Garden, You cannot leave Darjeeling without visiting one of its famous tea gardens. After strolling through the expansive, lush fields of tea, sip some of the world’s greatest tea with a scenic view of the plantation where it came from. For tea enthusiasts, Darjeeling is almost a pilgrimage site. Straight from the garden to your cup, choose between Darjeeling white tea, Darjeeling organic green tea, and/or Darjeeling oolong. Smell the pungent floral aroma while you sip your steamy hot cup of Darjeeling tea and experience some health benefits while doing so!
Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center
This complex was setup by Tibetan refugees in Darjeeling on October 2, 1959 after they followed Dalai Lama and escaped from Tibet. The refugees adopted the production of Tibetan handicraft is the centre's main activity It is located at hillside Lebong in Darjeeling District of West Bengal.Absolutely to visit, to explore Tibetan culture. Tibetans live here and make handicraft purse, bags, scarves and many more things.