The hilltop above Darjeeling main bazaar from where one can view into the horizon north, east and west. It is also the site of the Buddhist shrine, Dorjee Ling.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Established after the conquest of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, the HMI is a mountaineering school and has a fine museum with historical climbing archives.
Himalayan Zoological Park
The only center in India for the captive breeding of Snow Leopards, the Himalayan Zoological Park houses a wide variety of animals and birds some of which are Siberian tigers, Himalayan black bears, Red Pandas and the Llama of the Andes.
Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center
The Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center was established in 1959 for the rehabilitation of the Tibetan refugees. It is a major center for production of excellent Tibetan crafts such as carpets and woodcarvings.
Besides forest reserves and tiny pockets of farmland, tea gardens occupy the major tracts of arable land in hills of Darjeeling district. During the picking and processing seasons, sightseeing in Darjeeling will include a tea garden visit.
Yiga Choeling Monastery (Ghoom Monastery)
Fifteen images of the Maitreya Buddha lie reposed inside the Yiga Choeling Monastery in Ghoom.
Batasia Loop War Memorial
Batasia Loop is the scenic gigantic railway loop where the Darjeeling toy train makes a 360 degree turn. Batasia Loop is about 5 kilometers from the main Darjeeling town and was built to help the train negotiate the steep landscape. Confined within the loop is the War Memorial that pays homage to brave soldiers who have laid down their lives in wars since 1947.