Darjeeling (West Bengal)
Darjeeling at 2134m where one can see Buddhist monasteries, visit tea plantations and factories and go trekking. Kanchenjanga (8598 meters), can be seen from Darjeeling. Main attractions are the Darjeeling-Ranjeet Valley passenger ropeway, Senchal lake near Tiger hill, observatory hill, Natural history museum, the Himalayan Zoological park, Burdwan palace, Dhirdham Temple, Lloyds Botanical Gardens, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Everest Museum and Bhutia Busty monstery. There are around 400 varieties of butterflies. Kalimpong and Karseoanj are two other major hiss stations. Airport Bagdogra, (90 km): Nearest Railhead: New Jaipalguri (88 km.) Mirik: (50 km from Darjeeling) is a hill station, with an artificial lake.