The mesmerising hill station located in West Bengal is a must visit place for every travel enthusiast, says Hitesh Harisinghani.
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I have been attracted to the hills since my childhood.
There’s something special about being in the hills. The weather, the view, and most importantly, the locals who win your heart with their warmth.
Three hours away from Gangtok, the roads leading to Darjeeling offer breathtaking views of nature.
These pictures from the trip, will fill you with wanderlust too!
Imagine waking up to this serene view of the famous Chow Rasta.
The golden statue in the background is of Bhanubhakta Acharya, a Nepali poet who translated the Ramayana from Sanskrit to Nepali.
The road leading to one of the popular tea estates in Darjeeling.
The narrow gauge train of Darjeeling Himlayan Railway(DHR) passes through Batasia Loop.
It also has a war memorial dedicated to the Gorkha soldiers from Darjeeling hills who sacrificed their lives in the war post India’s Independence.
View of the Peace Pagoda from the Japanese temple in Darjeeling.
Enchanting view of Dali Monastery covered in clouds.
The narrow gauge Darjeeling Himalayan railway train is popularly known as the 'toy train'
The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological park is home to 13 year old Samrat, a Royal Bengal Tiger.
We were lucky to spot him as it had started pouring heavily and Samrat was on his way to his shelter. Unlike me, Samrat didn’t seem to enjoy the rains.
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