Darjeeling

Darjeeling, centre of India's most celebrated tea growing district, has possibly the most picturesque views among all Indian hill resorts. Outside the monsoon season (June to September), the views across the snowy peak of Kanchenjunga and other mountains down to the swollen rivers in the valley are, simply magnificent. Darjeeling is a fascinating place, where the tourist can see Buddhist monasteries, visit a tea plantation, see how the tea is processed, go for a ride on the chairlift, go shopping in the colourful markets or go trekking to high altitude spots, near the border with Sikkim. Darjeeling has the unique feature of a toy train, which takes you from Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling through the steep mountainsides. 

What To See
Tiger Hill is the highest spot in the area at a height of 2590 metres, about 11 km from Darjeeling. The hill is famous for its magnificent dawn view over the Kanchenjunga peak. On a clear day, Mount Everest is also visible. Close to Tiger Hill is Senchal Lake, a popular picnic spot. Ghoom Buddhist Monastery is the most famous monastery in Darjeeling and is about eight km from town. It enshrines an image of Maitreya Buddha (the coming Buddha). A half an hour drive leads to Sonada, where a large and interesting monastery of the Kagyupa sect is situated. Observatory Hill located nearby, houses a Kali shrine and is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Not far from Chowrasta, the centre of the city, is the Bhutia Busty Monastery. Dhirdham Temple, Natural History Museum, Ropeway, Botanical gardens and The Zoological Park are some other attractions. 

When to Visit 

For mountain views the best time to visit is from mid September to mid, and then from mid March to mid June, when it starts becoming hazy, because of cloud cover. The average temperature ranges from 8.5 - 15 degrees Celsius in summers and 1.5-6 degrees Celsius in winters.

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Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
Kulu, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 
Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh
Mussourie, Uttar Pradesh 
Pithoragarh, Uttar Pradesh 
Nainital, Uttar Pradesh
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 
Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu 
Coonoor, Tamil Nadu 
Yercaud, Tamil Nadu 
Lonavala & Khandala, Maharashtra 
Panchgani, Maharashtra 
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Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh 
Hill Stations of Kerala
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