“Summers are always enjoyable for everyone but if it is in Darjeeling then it turns out to be the best holiday ever!”
Spread in ribbons over the steep mountain ridge, surrounded by emerald green plantations, and the majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga, Darjeeling is among the most famous hill stations in Northeast India.
But the list of the most amazing things to do in Darjeeling goes beyond attractions. From walking down the slopes of the beautiful tea gardens, great sightseeing tours, to spending time with the friendly locals this hill station has something for everyone to offer.
Hold on! This town was known to be the main summer resort destination in ancient times!
Why Darjeeling in summer!
With the arrival of the summer season, this astonishing hill station gets decorated by the colorful rhododendrons. Along with a pleasant climatic condition, the blissful ambiance and the smiling faces of the people make Darjeeling a highly friendly destination in Northeast India.
Also, a favorite place for nature lovers and holiday makers!
Experience the summer of Darjeeling!
Summer season: March and May
If you like light rays of the sun and pleasant weather then Darjeeling is the exact place for you. This place is not too hot with maximum temperatures hovering around 25 degrees.
So, if you want to escape from the heat in the city then a trip to Darjeeling will be a retreat. The town gets crowded with tourists to enjoy summer on a hilltop.
Activities for basking in the summer!
1. Riding along the Batasia Loop!
The first and foremost thing to enjoy during summer is the toy train ride among the most stunning rail routes. Here you can spot a large variety of wildflowers and enjoy the majestic views of the fantastic Kanchenjunga peak.
You can even walk till Batasia Loop and if you are hungry you can even try the snack stalls. It can even get a little crowded on the weekend to try to head there early.
2. Meditating at the Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda!
If you are in the city then these two stunning temples are the most popular tourist attractions for you to visit. The Pagoda has been made with the intention of promoting peace among the people. As vehicles are not allowed, so you might have to walk a little.
You can even take part in the prayers and chanting!
4:30 am to 6:30 am
4:30 pm to 6 pm
3. Experiencing the cable car ride!
There is no other better way to see this alluring green hill station than from above, and a cable car is one of the most exciting ways to get this view!
It is a tourist activity which remains open through the year. Once you hop onto the cable cars, you will get lost into the stunning top-view images of the charming tea landscapes, rolling hills, and snow-capped mountains.
Being the highest ropeway, do not forget to carry your camera to capture the sights!
During off-season: 10 am to 4 pm
During peak season: 10 am to 2 pm
INR 200 per person
INR 100 for child (3-8 years)
4. River Rafting at Teesta River!
Darjeeling can be a hill station that you visit to enjoy some peace and quietness, it also has a lot to offer for those seeking to the thrill of adventure.
One such activity is the river rafting! Here you will find a series of rapids with varying intensities which is only allowed for experienced rafters. Also, there are many agencies which can book this activity when in Darjeeling.
Magic of local street food!
Darjeeling, with its pleasant weather even during summers, is a perfect place to dig into some yummy, hot snacks.
They have also got some of the best street food. You will find these treats available at the almost every nook and corner of the town. Do buy some packets of Churpi!
Momo, Mall Road and English Breakfast… Let’s write summer vacation tale this time in the land of golden beverage. Let’s go Darjeeling for some exciting adventures to fulfill your soul. Do not wait anymore and book your tour now!