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Places Near Darjeeling

There are many places near Darjeeling and that include Kurseong, Kalimpong, Mirik, Pedong, Gangtok to name a few.

Kurseong is a hill station located 30 kms away from Darjeeling at an altitude of 1458 mts. There are many places to see in Kurseong including Eagle's Crag, from where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Teesta River and the evergreen forest of Darjeeling. At the peak there is Netaji Kothi. Trekking enthusiasts can find quite a number of trekking trails.

The serene hill station of Kalimpong is located 50 kms away from Darjeeling. This hill station, at an altitude of 1250 m above the sea level is located at the foothills of Shivalik ranges in Lower Himalayas. Earlier, this place was under the rule of Bhutanese kings. You will get to see centuries old churches, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and old temples in this hill station. For nature lovers, there is 7th Mile View Point, from where you will get to see the panoramic view of the breathtaking Teesta Valley. You can also indulge in shopping, when in Kalimpong. A drive of 60 kms from Darjeeling will take you to Mirik, a beautiful hill-station. Visit the tea estates and orange orchards surrounding Mirik. There is a long lake stretching 2 kms that has a floating fountain in the middle. You can enjoy boat ride in the lake. The placid lake, the dense forests and the natural beauty of the place will soothe your eyes.

If you want to experience the splendid views of the snow-capped Mount Kanchenjunga, head to Pedong, which is about 70 kms away from Darjeeling. This place is located on the ancient Silk Route. Adventure enthusiasts can go for trekking from Pedong to Damsang Fort.

One of the best hill-stations of northeast regions of India, Gangtok is located about 94 kms away from Darjeeling. This hill station is known for its scenic beauty and panoramic views of the mount Kanchenjunga. Himalayan Zoological Park, Enchey Monastery, Tashi View Point are some of the places to visit in Gangtok.

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