Darjeeling (district)North Bengal region of West Bengal.
- — a large city with shopping, hotels, airport, and major rail links.
- — a little hamlet in the densest of beautiful hill forests, where a very small portion of land has been cleared to accommodate a visiting family
- Ava Art Gallery
- Batasia Loop
- Botanical Gardens
- C R Dass's house
- Ghoom Monastery
- Ghoom Railway Museum
- Gorkha Bhawan
- Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
- Japanese Pagoda
- Mall (Chowrasta)
- The Markets (Mahakal, Fancy, Capital, Chowk)
- Natural History Museum
- Rock Garden
- Tiger Hill
- The Toy Train (take a journey to ghoom)
- Zoological Gardens
Singalila National ParkSingalila is a trekking destination in the far northwest corner of West Bengal state. Kanchenjunga, the world's 3rd highest peak, is visible for much of the trek, to the north, on the Nepalese border with Sikkim. Usually the park is accessed from Maneybhanjang, approx. one hour, or 30 km. west of Darjeeling. The park can also be accessed from Rimbik, where many trekkers finish up, or from Bijanbari, with one extra day's walking. Trekkers must pay a 100rp fee to enter the park, and must hire a guide. Porters can also be hired in Maneybhanjeng. Many trekkers sign up for a 3, 5 or 6 day trek in Darjeeling, where various trekking companies make all of the arrangements. Passports must be carried, as the trek crosses briefly into Nepal, then back into India. Sleeping bags and layered warm clothing are a must, as the temperature dips well below freezing most nights. Overnight lodging is done at assorted huts or simple guesthouses along the way, and hot meals are available at the same.
Starting from Maneybhanjang, most trekkers stay overnight in Gairbas or Kalipokhari, and press on to Sandakphu for the 2nd night. Sandakphu at 3636 meters, is a favorite spot to view the high Himalayan peaks of LLotze, Everest, Makalu, etc., in early morning when visibility is good. 3 day trekkers turn aside and head downhill to Rimbik for their final night, while others head further north for spectacular views from Sabarkum and Phalut(best spot to view KANCHANJANGA), then downhill for Raman, and finish in Rimbik for the last night.
For greater cash outlay, non-trekkers, or those pressed for time can hire a jeep as transport from Maneybhanjang to Sandakphu, and stay overnight to catch the sunrise views. The ideal time to visit is April or May, in spring when the rhododendrons are in bloom, but Singalila can also be done in the fall, after monsoon season.