The north eastern region of India constitutes five states and two union territories. The area is dominated by the tribes speaking many different languages and dialects. These states and union territories border with Myanmar, Bhutan, China and Bangladesh and connect rest of the India through Siliguri corridor.The snow capped mountains of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China (Tibet), Bhutan and Myanmar on its three side, offers a breath-taking spectacle of Nature's glory in a wild profusion of flora, fauna and people abounding in a variety of tribal customs, culture, language and dresses. The North-East India mainly comprises the states of Nagaland, Manipur, West Bengal, Tripura, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram.
Darjeeling famous for its tea plantations is one of the most popular hill stations of North East India. Darjeeling is famous for Tiger Hill, the highest point (2590 m) and an excellent spot to see the world's third highest peak Kanchenjunga (8598 m) at sun-rise as its snowy peak emerges from darkness into light; Ghoom Buddhist Monastery enshrines the image of Maietrya's Buddha.
The other places of interest are the Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Museum, Botanical Gardens and Tibetan Refugees Self Help Centre. Darjeeling is most famous for for export of Tea.
........Darjeeling more detailsPrime Attractions of Darjeeling
1) Observatory Hill
2)Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
3) Himalayan Zoological Park
4) Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center
5) Natural History Museum
6) Lloyd Botanical Garden
7) Dhirdham Temple
8) Tea Gardens
9) Yiga Choling Monastery
7) Tiger Hill and much much more...
Another small Hill Station of West Bengal lies at an altitude of 1250 metres. It was once part of the lands belonging to the rajas of Sikkim until the beginning of the 18th century when it was taken away by the Bhutanese. In the 19th century it passed into the hands of the British and thus became part of West Bengal.Kalimpong's main attraction is Tharpa Choling Monastery, established in 1922, belonging to the Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism founded in the 14th century in Tibet. This monastery is not visited by very many due to its location. It is a 40 minute walk (uphill) from town. The other monastery which is situated down the hill, the Thongsa Gompa, or Bhutanese Monastery, is the oldest monastery in the area and was founded in 1692.
........Kalimpong more detailsPrime Attractions of Kalimpong
1) Kalimpong Arts and Craft Centre
2) Dr. Graham's Home
3) Tibetan Monasteries
4) Gouripur House
5) Durpin Dara
5) The Golf Courses
6) Durpin Dara
8) Samco Ropeway
9) Samthar Plateau
10) Lolegaon - Kafer
11) Swiss Welfare Dairy and much much more...