Batasia Loop is a huge railway loop located some 5 km from Darjeeling. It is a great place to enjoy a 360 degree view of the beautiful landscapes of Darjeeling sitting in the toy train. It was created to lower the gradient of ascent of Railway track. An Eco Garden is also there at this place providing information on organic farming and plantation in Darjeeling. A War Memorial is set at the centre of the Batasia Loop which is dedicated to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in several wars.
The Darjeeling Toy Train started in 1881 is now a UNESCO’s World Heritage. It starts from Siliguri and zigzags at Chunamandi station onwards in order to attain higher elevation. The toy train runs along and crisscrosses the motor road at many points. It also passes through the bazaars. The journey to Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri is approximately of eight hours. It has a capacity of only 30 persons, therefore tickets should be booked in well advance.
Sandakphu is a peak in Darjeeling which derives its name from the profound growth of poisonous plants around it. It is located at a height of 3636 meters, 58 km from Darjeeling. Sandakphu is known for trekking and Maneybhanjan is the starting point to trek to it. Sandakphu gives great view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Lhoste.
Lava is located at an altitude of 6500 ft in Kalimpong and is the gateway to the Neora National park. Surrounded by thick green dense forests of fir and oak trees, this place is ideal for bird watching and nature viewing. This beautiful picnic spot in Kalimpong gives amazing views of Rechila and Jalipa passes located in the Himalayan ranges.Get Tour package to Darjeeling in unique price with best service. Many ethnic products such as carpets, studded masks and knitted garments with beautiful embroideries are available for shopping here.
Lolegaon or Kapher is a fantastic viewpoint in Kalimpong. One can view amazing snow clad Singalila ranges from this location and also the marvellous sunrise. The place is the home of many wild animals and a variety of birds.