Gorgeous Hill Stations near Darjeeling for a Cosy Vacay

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List of Hill Stations near Darjeeling

Darjeeling is itself one of the most loved hill towns of India. But the dainty hill stations near Darjeeling are a visual delight, a picture straight from the fairy-tale with crooked little houses snow-clad misty hills and a glossy green carpet. Dotted with high cliffs and valleys, meandering rivers, these charming hill stations near Darjeeling are perfect both for a laid back leisure trip or an adrenaline-fuelled vacation for all you adventure buffs. The mountains provide umpteen opportunities for trekking etc. Some of these hill stations near Darjeeling are a major hub of domestic and international tourism like Siliguri, Sikkim etc. But there are some tiny villages like Tinchuley, Ravangla etc. that are hidden gems boasting of utmost peace and tranquillity.

Here is the list of 34 Gorgeous Hill Stations near Darjeeling for a Cosy Vacay

1. Tinchuley, West Bengal

At a distance of about 32 km from Darjeeling, Tinchuley is an offbeat hamlet situated close to the West Bengal-Sikkim border. With an altitude of 5550 ft, the name of the place derives from the words ?tin? and ?chula?, which translates as ?three ovens? because the trio of hills constituting the hill station resemble mud ovens.

2. Kurseong, West Bengal - The Land of White Orchids

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Known For : Tea Gardens in Kurseong Ambotia Shiva Mandir Eagle's Craig

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Also known as the 'Land of White Orchids', Kurseong is a hill station 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

3. South Sikkim, Sikkim

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Known For : Namchi Ravangla Borong

Surrounded by beautiful forests and majestic hills, South Sikkim is the perfect vacation spot for someone looking for a retreat in the midst of nature in its most natural form.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

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4. Mirik, West Bengal - The Valley of the Sun

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Known For : The Mirik Lake Pashupati Nagar Orange Orchards

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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

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5. Namchi, South Sikkim

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Surrounded by beautiful forests and majestic hills, this small but serene town is a perfect vacation spot for someone looking for a retreat in the midst of nature in its most pristine form.

6. Durpin Dara Hill, West Bengal

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Offering the panoramic view of the town of Kalimpong, the snow-clad Himalayan ranges of West Sikkim, the Teesta river and its valleys, Durpin Dara Hill also has a golf course and the Zang Dhok Palri Monastery. There is also a famous botanical garden there.

7. Pelling, West Sikkim

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Pelling, a beautiful town in the West district of Sikkim, is becoming the second biggest tourist destination in Sikkim after Gangtok adorned by breath-taking views of the Khangchendzonga and the neighbouring peaks.

8. Latpanchore, West Bengal

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A small village at the top of a hill top on the Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary, surrounded by forest and rich in the Cinchona plantation, a British bungalow in the middle of this, which now serves as a forest bungalow.

9. Kalimpong, West Bengal

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Known For : Durpin Dara hill Cactus Nursery Morgan House

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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

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10. Yangtey, West Sikkim

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At an altitude of 6000 ft, Yangtey is a small village and an instance of paradise by monsoons, lying very close to the town of Pelling, famous for the amazing views of Mt. Kanchenjungha that it offers.

11. Tinkitam, Sikkim

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Tinkitam Rayong is a petite village in Sikip Tehsil in South District of Sikkim State with Mount Kanchenjanga in the backdrop of this town and its natural habitat supporting a rare species of orchid, Paphiopedilum Faireanum or ladys slipper.

12. Deolo Hill, West Bengal

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Deolo Hills are located at an elevation of around 2000 m and thus, provide a great panoramic view of Kalimpong. There are also proper view points which are located at the ridge edges for the best view of the sunset and sunrise.

13. Legship, West Sikkim

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Legship is yet another small town in West Sikkim, which offers many picturesque views to the visitors. This place is famous for its Rangit Dam which was built on River Ranjit.

14. Geyzing, West Sikkim

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Located in the western part of Sikkim, Geyzing is a hill station famous for its natural beauty and serene and unexplored environment. Geyzing is the most ideal destination for tourists looking for a peaceful place to relax and unwind.

15. Lolegaon, West Bengal - Nature's Cabin

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Known For : Rishyap Canopy Walk lo Lolegaon Viewpoint

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Located about 120 Kms from Siliguri, Lava and Lolegaon are merely 25 kms apart. These two pristine villages offer beautiful snow capped mountains and ancient Buddhist monasteries, among other enthralling sights. If you want to experience nature as nature intended, this is your perfect getaway.

Best Time: October to June

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16. Rishyap, West Bengal

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In the pristine Neora Valley in northern West Bengal is situated a quaint, romantic village which provides a great experience of fulfillment. Rishyap, a hill station of immense beauty is a must visit for those looking for rejuvenation.

17. West Sikkim, Sikkim - The base of Kangchenjunga

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Known For : Pelling Geyzing Pemayangtse Monastery

West Sikkim, located at the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga, offers one of the best views of Southeast face of Mt. Kangchenjunga.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

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18. Ravangla, South Sikkim

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Situated at an altitude of 2133 m, Ravangla is a breathtakingly beautiful town in Sikkim offering admiring views of the snow clad mountains ahead. It has recently become popular amongst tourists for the same reason and is an ideal location for bird watching, hiking and trekking.

19. Yuksom, West Sikkim

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Known for its picturesque landscape, Yuksom is an ideal tourist destination for people seeking a quite retreat in the hills. The place is surrounded by dense green vegetation and majestic mountains.

20. Borong, South Sikkim

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Borong is a small beautiful village near Ravangla in South Sikkim which has recently gained fame due to increasing popularity of village tourism and eco-tourism activities

21. Siliguri, West Bengal - Gateway to the North-East

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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 nestled in between the Himalayan foothills and the Doar region of West Bengal. 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

22. Aritar, Sikkim - Waterfalls, Lakes, Temples and Monasteries

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Known For : Lampokhari Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir Trekking

Known for its pristine beauty, temples and monasteries, Aritar is an important town in East. The entire region is surrounded by lush green forests and beautiful streams and is a delight for anyone who wants to spend time in a lesser known area.

Best Time: March to May

23. Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

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Known For : Nathula Pass MG Road, Gangtok Rumtek Monastery

Extremely alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds - Gangtok, the capital city of the Sikkim can also give you a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, at a distant skyline. The pristine hill station nestled in mountains and clouds is also a base for a whole lot of trekkers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. The mesmerising prismatic beauty and the beautiful winding hill roads are even more breathtaking if seen from a bird's eye view in a cable car.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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24. Mangan, Sikkim

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The town of Mangan, situated in the northern part of Sikkim is a major tourist attraction for trekking, monasteries and its Yumthang Valley.

25. Kabi Longstok, Sikkim

Situated at a distance of 17 km from the northern capital of Gangtok is the Kabi Town which is considered to be a historical place due to the initiation of the Sikkimese history here in the early 13th century. With the wonderful stories that this place holds, this place is surely going to captivate you with its wonderful beauty.

26. North Sikkim, Sikkim

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Known For : Gurudongmar Lake Lachung Yumthang Valley

One of the most uninhabited areas of the country, yet extremely beautiful and charming, North Sikkim shares its boundary with China and Nepal.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

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27. Lataguri, West Bengal - Nature's Call

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Known For : Gorumara National Park Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary Murti River

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Located on the outskirts of a National Park itself, Lataguri is the perfect place to set free the wild child in you. From wildlife, in its most pristine and uncultivated form, to open fields, the sun and your camera, if this place doesn't appease your senses, then very few things in this world can.

Best Time: November to March

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28. Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

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Known For : Murti river Buxa National Park Mendabari Fort

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The city is the district headquarters if Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. Stripped by tiny rivulets and dotted with small hilltops, Jalpaiguri is a tiny tourist town with endless vistas of tea plantations, gushing streams and elaborate rice farms, and is known for its heavy downpour. Primarily a rural district with 80% rural population mostly inhabited in forest villages, the town is popular for its untouched beauty and natural landscape.

Best Time: October to March

29. Chungthang, North Sikkim

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A town in North Sikkim, this place is situated at the confluence of Lachen River and Lachung River. A legend has it that Guru Padmasambhabwa visited this town before visiting Tibet in 8th century and left his footprint on a rock where he once rested.

30. Lachen, North Sikkim

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Situated at an altitude of 8838 feet in the northern part of Sikkim, Lachen is one of the most beautiful places in the whole of Sikkim. It is famous for its stunning landscape and its splendid viewpoints of the mountains and lush green surroundings.

31. Dooars, West Bengal - India's gateway to Bhutan.

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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

32. Yumthang, North Sikkim

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Yumthang Valley (3564 m) is popular among tourists for its beautiful landscape and the spell bounding views of the mountains beyond. The river Teesta flows through the valley, making this a grazing ground for the animals during the summers.

33. Thangu Valley, North Sikkim

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The small town of Thangu is situated at an altitude of 13000 feet and usually serves as a base destination for tourists visiting to spots like the Gurudongmar Lake, Cho Lhamu (source of Teesta River) etc.

34. Chopta Valley, North Sikkim

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Chopta Valley is located in the northern part of Sikkim and is known for its natural beauty. This place is not very famous amongst tourists owing to its isolated location, but the valley has some beautiful views of the mountains beyond and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

No matter where you choose to go, these gorgeous hill stations near Darjeeling are sure to make your experience a memorable one. Have a look at our elaborate list of hill stations near Darjeeling, and let us know your favourite ones in the comments below!

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