Mode of Transport: For hassle-free commute and make most of your time, hire a cab for the day’s sightseeing.
Sunrise and Morning Expedition
05:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tiger Hill should be the first place to visit in Darjeeling.
The place is famous for captivating views of the majestic Kanchenjunga Peak. Viewing the early morning rays of the Sun kissing the top the Himalayan range is a sight to behold for a long time. 10 km from the centre of Darjeeling town, you must book a cab a day before to get here.
Time duration: 2 – 2.5 hours
After the mesmerizing view of the Himalayan peaks, you head towards Rock Garden.
The Rock Garden is a paradise for nature lovers. The garden sits in the lap of lush green valley and perfectly curated for tourists to have a wonderful time. A variety of flowers and the mountain stream, in addition to the waterfalls and wooden pathways, attract tourists in large numbers. The park opens at 09:00 AM.
Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours
Not very far from the garden, Peace Pagoda will be your next stop.
The shrine was built under Japanese guidance with the sole purpose of spreading unity. The architecture is very unique and easily captures your attention. Inside the premise, you find different avatars of the Buddha. The energy and ambiance inside is absolutely magical.
Time duration: 30 – 45 mins
After this, you will most likely be too tired to explore further. So, it is better to get some rest.
Have lunch at your hotel and head out for sightseeing within the town.
Also read: North Darjeeling Travel Plan
Darjeeling Town Sightseeing
03:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Llyod Botanical Garden is 1 km from the Clock Tower.
The garden is known for preserving the local vegetation. The spectacular collection of plants, ferns, flowers and more is something that every visitor cherishes. If you have a knack for plants and gardening, you must visit this place. The garden closes by 05:00 PM.
Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour
Explore the heart of Darjeeling on foot. Chowk Bazaar, Hongkong Mall are the place to shop for local artefacts and souvenirs.
You can look to have evening snacks at the Kunga Restaurant. Their speciality is Tibetan cuisines.
Your day ends with this.