( Excursion )
monastery: This monastery is 8 km from Darjeeling. Built
in the Tibetan style it enshrines a statue of Maitreya Buddha.
Takdah:It is 26 km away from city. Here are several nurseries growing Himalayan Orchids.
km) and Kalimpong (51 km) are other hill resorts on the way to Darjeeling.
This hill station is 49 km from Darjeeling. It is 6000 feet high
with a beautiful lake in the centre.
Sandakphu (58 km): Located at a height of 3,657 meters, a favourite place
for trekkers - there are trekkers huts along the trekking routes.
Gangtok (139 km): Capital of Sikkim.
Wildlife Sanctuary: The sanctuary, 121 km from Silliguri
is remarkable for its treasure of one-horned Rhinos. Trained elephant
are available to take the tourist around. There is a tourist bungalow
inside the forest.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute holds demonstrations in season
on mountain climbing, rock climbing etc. There are number of Himalayan
treks that can be undertaken from Darjeeling as a base. A Popular
one is Sandakphu which can be approached by different trekking routes.