With numerous hill stations in West Bengal, it is not difficult to make plans for a getaway. With the Himalayan range in the backdrop, the hills and valleys of West Bengal produce some truly beautiful hill stations like Darjeeling and Siliguri, famous for their gorgeous surroundings and delightful tea gardens.
Here is the list of 7 Beautiful Hill Stations In West Bengal For A Summer Getaway
Known For : Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary | Sumsing and Suntalekhola | Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
Starting from river Teesta in the East to river Sankoshi in the west, Dooars is a local name given to the floodplains of North-East India around Bhutan. The name 'Dooars' has emerged from 'door' as Dooars is the gateway to Bhutan.
Best Time : Throughout the year
Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway | Tiger Hill | Batasia Loop
Jaw-dropping locales, mesmerising sunrises, the untouched beauty of the hills, the old-world charm of the past, and the welcoming smiles of the local people all add up to make Darjeeling one of the most beautiful hill stations in Eastern part of India. Spread over a steep mountain ridge, nestled amidst acres of lush green tea plantations, Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level, thus boasting of cool climes all year round. This scenic hill station in West Bengal is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon and is just around 700 kilometres away from Kolkata.
Best Time : February to March, September to December
Known For : Salugara Monastery | ISKCON Temple, Siliguri | Mahananda Weir Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated on the banks of the river Mahananda, Siliguri is a tiny hill station in West Bengal is nestled in between the Himalayan foothills and the Doar region. Also known as the Gateway to North East India, Siliguri serves mainly as a base for tourists to camp in before moving out to explore nearby tourist attractions such as Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Gangtok. However, Siliguri itself is a perfectly good holiday destination, with sufficient things to see and do.
Best Time : Throughout the year
Known For : Tea Gardens in Kurseong | Ambotia Shiva Mandir | Eagle's Craig
Also known as the 'Land of White Orchids', Kurseong is a hill station in West Bengal located close to Darjeeling famous for its waterfalls, temples and Buddhist gompas apart from the excellent view that the place provides.
Best Time : April to May, August to October
Known For : The Mirik Lake | Pashupati Nagar | Orange Orchards
Located on the banks of a huge lake, the hill town of Mirik adds to North Bengal's bounty. Amidst the Himalayan Valley, Mirik has more to offer than just beautiful mountains and lakes.
Best Time : March to July
Known For : Durpin Dara hill | Cactus Nursery | Morgan House
Kalimpong is a virgin hill station in West Bengal renowned for its panoramic valley views, Buddhists monasteries and churches and Tibetan handicrafts etc.
Best Time : March to June, September to December
Known For : Jaldhaka River Valley | Coronation Bridge | Gorumara
Jaldhaka is a valley town hidden in the hills of Darjeeling. It takes you back in time when nature was, all that man cared about. This hill station in West Bengal is one of those that will combine the beauty of a relaxation trip with the thrill of an adventure getaway.
Best Time : October to March
Which of these hill stations in West Bengal have you visited so far?