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DARJEELING
One of the most beautiful hill stations in the Country. It is connected by the famous Dajeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) - a narrow gauge train service which began in 1881. The journey over the DHR by the delightful `Toy` trains is an unforgettable experience. Starting from New Jailpaiguri & Siliguri Junction in the plains , the trains chugs its way along mountainsides & valley to reach Darjeeling. On the way , one can make a break-journey at Kurseong, another hill resort at an altitudes of 1458 meters. The Batasia Loop & Tiger Hill are other favourite spots.

Places of Interest: Tiger Hill, Senchal Lake, Bhan Bhakt Sarani, Observatory, Bhutia Busty Gompa, Yogachoeling (Ghoom) and three smaller Gompas, Aloobari Monostery, Dhirdham Temple, Bengal Natural History Museum Mountaineering Institute, Lloyd Botanical Gardens.

Accessibility : The best way to travel to Darjelling is by the narrow gauge `Toy Train` from New Jailpaiguri/Siliguri. The nearest airport is Bagdogra (90 kms). A good bus service links Darjeeling to Gangtok, kalimpong, Mirik & Siliguri.


 

KURSEONG
51 kms North of Siliguri and 30 kms South of Darjeeling is Kurseong, with its peaceful atmosphere and predominantly Nepali population. Kurseong is a walker's paradise. It gets its name from the 'Kursonrip' or small white orchid found here.
Places of Interest :
Eagle's Crag.
Accessibility : By Toy Train from Darjeeling connected by road to Darjeeling, Siliguri and Mirik.

MIRIK
Mirik is situated amidst Picturesque surrounding having easy access from both Siliguri or Darjeeling. The view of the Kanchenjungha  from here is unique. A natural Lake is an added Attraction.
Places of Interest : Bokar Gompa, Kalamata, Shiva and Humam Temples.


 

KALIMPONG
At a height of 1250 Meters stands the lofty Hill Town Kalimpong, full of scenic beauty. Regular bus services ply from Siliguri and Darjeeling. Serving Railway station is Siliguri Junction on Metre Gauge and New Jalpaiguri on Broad Gauge.
Places of Interest : The Tharpa Choeling, Tongsa and Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompas, Deolo Hill, Dr.Graham's Home, Flower Nurseries, The Sericulture Research Institute.

 

COACH BEHAR
Famous for Places, Lakes & Parks, the Beautiful District Town in North Bengal was once the Capital of the KOCH King's. Nearest Railway Station is New Coach Behar.

 

JALDAPARA
This is a game Sanctuary. The One-Horned Rhino, Elephant,Leopard, Tiger &  a variety of Birds are its fauna. The Nearest Railway Stations Madarihat(177) & Hasimara( 127 Km. )respectively from Siliguri.




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