Places to visit near Darjeeling

Top tourist places near Darjeeling

Darjeeling is on the must visit places map of most tourist and is one of the most popular getaways among Indians and international tourists alike. Places near Darjeeling are a perfect amalgamation of hill stations, trekking spots, and wildlife sanctuaries. Tourist places near Darjeeling provide a perfect weekend getaway for laid back vacationers or adrenaline fuelled adventurers alike. There are many tourist places near Darjeeling that showcases the beauty of the place and offer an unforgettable travel experience. Find here the top places to visit near Darjeeling.

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Here is the list of 15 Places to visit near Darjeeling

1. Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

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48 kms from Darjeeling

Known For : Nathu La 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.

Distance From Darjeeling: 98.0 km via Rishi Road and NH10

Best Time : Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 11,934

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2. Kalimpong, West Bengal

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21 kms from Darjeeling

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.

Distance From Darjeeling: 50.5 km via Rishi Road

Best Time : March to June, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 11,934

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3. West Sikkim, Sikkim - The base of Kangchenjunga

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32 kms from Darjeeling

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.

Distance From Darjeeling: 74.0 km via  Darjeeling - Jorethang Road and Nayabazar - Legship - Reshi Road

Best Time : April to June, October to December

View packages starting from ₹ 14,174

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

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17 kms from Darjeeling

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 located close to Darjeeling famous for its waterfalls, temples and Buddhist gompas apart from the excellent view that the place provides.

Distance From Darjeeling: 30.3 km via NH10

Best Time : April to May, August to October

View hotels starting from ₹ 300

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

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18 kms from Darjeeling

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.

Distance From Darjeeling: 59.6 km via NH110

Best Time : March to July

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6. South Sikkim, Sikkim

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18 kms from Darjeeling

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.

Distance From Darjeeling: 100.0 km via Rishi Road and NH10

Best Time : April to June, October to December

View packages starting from ₹ 6,200

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7. North Sikkim, Sikkim

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58 kms from Darjeeling

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.

Distance From Darjeeling: 196.0 km via Gangtok-Chungthang Rd

Best Time : April to June, October to December

View packages starting from ₹ 12,000

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8. Lataguri, West Bengal - Nature's Call

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62 kms from Darjeeling

Known For : Gorumara National Park | Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary | Murti River

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.

Distance From Darjeeling: 110.5 km via NH17

Best Time : November to March

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9. Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

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74 kms from Darjeeling

Known For : Murti river | Buxa National Park | Mendabari Fort

Bordered by Bhutan in the north and Bangladesh in the south, the name 'Jalpaiguri' translates the 'Town of Olive'; jalpai meaning 'olive' and guri meaning 'place'. The history of its naming goes back to 1900s owing to the rich plantations of olive. 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.

Distance From Darjeeling: 113.3 km via NH110 and Matigara - Kurseong Road

Best Time : October to March

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

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44 kms from Darjeeling

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.

Distance From Darjeeling: 87.3 km via Rishi Road and NH10

Best Time : March to May

Read More 7 Aritar Attractions

11. Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal

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122 kms from Darjeeling

Situated in the Eastern foothills of the Himalayas, the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary along with Gorumara National Park is famous for one horned rhinoceros, elephants and Bengal Tigers, spotted deers, barking deers, sambhar deers, bison, wild pig, hog deer and bison.

Distance From Darjeeling: 153.8 km via NH17

Best Time : September to May

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12. Cooch Behar, West Bengal

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142 kms from Darjeeling

Known For : Rajbari | Madan Mohan Temple | Sagardihi

Cooch Behar, once the province of Koch dynasty, is a small planned town in North West Bengal Coch Behar makes up as a good option for weekend getaways for the eco-tourists along with those with an inclination towards history and archaeology.

Distance From Darjeeling: 201.1 km via NH17

Best Time : Throughout the year

View hotels starting from ₹ 500

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

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95 kms from Darjeeling

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.

Distance From Darjeeling: 104.2 km via NH17

Best Time : Throughout the year

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14. Jaldhaka, West Bengal - Nature's Call

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108 kms from Darjeeling

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. The place is one of those that will combine the beauty of a relaxation trip with the thrill of an adventure getaway.

Distance From Darjeeling: 108.5 km via NH17

Best Time : October to March

View hotels starting from ₹ 800

Read More 7 Jaldhaka Attractions

15. Rajabhatkawa, West Bengal

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134 kms from Darjeeling

Known For : Buxa Tiger Reserve | Jayanti River spot | Buxa Fort

Known largely for being adjacent to Buxa Tiger Reserve, Rajabhatkawa has more to offer than just this. In addition to the Tiger Reserve, it has some beautiful ancient temples, nature centers and much more.

Distance From Darjeeling: 202.6 km via NH 17 and NH317

Best Time : October to March

Read More 9 Rajabhatkawa Attractions

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Darjeeling is a tourist friendly town as lots of people are looking for weekend getaways near Darjeeling. A lot of tourists first visit Darjeeling and then combine top places near Darjeeling for a perfect short trip.The destinations are attractive and popular. It offers its travellers a mix of tourist attractions ranging from Hill Stations to Lakes to Wildlife sanctuary. Places to visit near Darjeeling offer a quite retreat from the busy city lives. Some of them can even try the various picnic spots near Darjeeling which are rife with people every other weekend. Also get a taste of the local cuisines and festivals while visiting the best tourist places near Darjeeling. Places near Darjeeling has something for each kind of traveller that is why they attract domestic as well as international tourists all-round the year. There are many tourist places near Darjeeling which provide a perfect outing for those who are trying to escape from their daily routine. These places take 1-2 day(s) and make for a perfect weekend getaway from Darjeeling. Escape to these places around Darjeeling and explore them if you haven?t.

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