Sky Tour & Travels



 

Darjeeling

 

Located south of sikkim in north Bengal is the famous hill resort of Darjeeling at an altitude of 2150m (6,800 ft). its borders with west: Average temperature during summers is around 20c and 10c during winters. Darjeeling experiences heavy monsoon between June to August when visitors are advised to bring waterproofs/umbrellas as long with winter clothing. Darjeeling is famous for its tea garden which produce premium Darjeeling tea also known as the Champagne of the East. Darjeeling is also famous for good educational institutes, prominent of which are loreto college and School for Girls, st.Paul’s school, Mt. Hermon and St. Joseph College & Schools at north Point.A toy trin runs from Siliguri to Darjeeling via Kurseong which is the major attraction of tourists.


 

Ghoom

 
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About 7 km away from Darjeeling Ghoom is famous as Highest toy train railway station in the world. It also has famous Yiga Choling Monastery of Gelupa sect which was built in 1875.


 

Tiger Hill

 
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14 km away from HMI at 8500 ft. Tiger Hill offers one of the most magnificient view of Kanchanjunga massif in Darjeeling. One can also view Everest, Makalu & Lhotse in Nepal and Chomolheri in Bhutan on a clear day. Sunrise from Tiger Hill looks like a ball of fire emerging from the bosom of the earth transforming the snowy cold ranges into a fiery crimson. All HMI trainees get a chance to visit Tiger Hill during course.


 

Batasia Loop

 
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5 km from Darjeeling towards Ghoom the narrow gauge rail line takes a figure of 8 loop with marveling engineering feat. A war memorial within the loop has 3 meter high bronze statue of a Gorkha soldier in the mourning reversed stance. It provides a scenic view of the western valley.


 

Nightangle Park

 
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Between HMI and Chowrasta is a scenic shrubbery park with beautiful water falls emanating from Shiva temple. DGHC has developed it as best cultural spot where one can enjoy different Nepali dances in the evening.


 

Darjeeling Zoo

 
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Which are located on Brich Hill are the major attractions for the tourists. Some exotic breeds of high altitude fauna such as Siberian Tigers, Black Bear, Red Pandas, Snow Leopards and many colourful Himalayas Birds grace the location which is must in the itinerary of all tourists. In addition to the rich learning experience at HMI, the visit to Darjeeling provides life long memories to be taken home by students of HMI.


 

Rock Garden

 
Rock-Garden

Is the new addition to places of interest in Darjeeling. The picture and picnic spots with waterfalls are build by DGHC.




 

Ropeway in Darjeeling

 
Ropeway

One of the best ways to experience the panoramic views that Darjeeling is so famous for, is by taking a ride on the ropeway. It's also called the Rangeet Valley Cable Car because of the spectacular view of the valley around the river Little Rangeet. You will need to board the cable car from Singamari which is some 3km (i.e. 1.8 miles) away from Darjeeling Chowk Bazaar. As you ride the cable car, in about 45 minutes you will travel from an altitude of about 7,000 ft. (or 2134m) down to 800 ft. (or 244m) where the last station Singla Bazar is located




 

Mirik

 
Mirik

Mirik-a nest in the hills is West Bengal’s one of the hill resort at an altitude of 1767 metres with its own special charms – 49 km. From Darjeeling and 52 km. From Siliguri. 1.25 km. Long lake is fed by perennial streams. A floating fountain in the middle of the lake is a joy for ever and very often you may find the glory of Kanchenjungha reflected in the lake waters. A rich forest with thousands of Cryptomaria-Japanica trees clothe the slopes on the west. A 3.5 km. zig-zag footwalk takes you along the lake – a sleek foot bridge connects the garden on the east with the woods on the west. Alone or in company, you are sure to enjoy a boat-ride in the lake.