Free travel highlights the irresistible via train travel and Indian Trans surely a tourist train ride through. Most notable are the formidable landscape of India. Darjeeling is a region of hills in the state of West Bengal (eastern India), an increasingly attractive tourist area populated by tribes from neighboring areas of West Bengal, Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan. Rich cultural and traditional heritage in an enviable natural environment.
With beautiful tea gardens and unparalleled views of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, has an altitude of 2134 meters. The Kanchanjunga (the 5 summits known as Mount Glorious called “Five Treasures of the Snow”) invades the horizon, covered with snow all year. You can also view the majestic Everest, the highest mountain in the world and inspiring symbol of the power of nature.
The best way to tour the region is making the route by train across the roof of the mythical world of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in operation since the nineteenth century and declared World Heritage Site. The Greatest Show on railway in the world. In it Mark Twain said after his train trip in 1896 “has been a pleasant day of my life.” The route connects the plains of West Bengal New Jaipaiguri in the hill station of Darjeeling, the road passes through the most amazing scenery and peaks up to 7400 feet in height Ghum (the highest station in India and the second highest in the world) from which one glimpses the splendor of Mount Kanchenjunga is visible on clear days.
It should go to Tiger Hill to see sunrise on the third highest mountain in the world, the Kanchenjunga. Then visit the Ghoom Monastery, which is one of the largest statues of Buddha Maitreya. Discover Himalayan Zoological Park, home to unique Siberian Tigers of India, Red Panda, and Snow Leopard. Follow to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Stone of Gumby.
Kalimpong is a summer season alone, located between the hills and valleys of the legendary Himalayas. Its attractions include monasteries, churches, fields of flowers, and a strong Tibetan influence.
Discover the ‘Gompa’ (monasteries of Tibetan Buddhists) and garden of flowers. Kalimpong produces 80% of gladiolus in India and is an excellent region for growing orchids.
Known as the “Gateway of Sikkim, is a unique place with a deep tranquility. It seems to be the last paradise on earth or “Shangri-la”, with summits Himalayas as its stunning backdrop. Excursion to Rumtek Monastery, one of the largest monasteries of Sikkim and the center of the Karma Kagyu lineage, including the Research Institute of Tibetology. The center, known worldwide, has a large collection of ancient Buddhist books and book of orchids, where you can see many of the 454 species of orchids of Sikkim.
Bon Voyage ¡