As the chilly night continues to dominate over Darjeeling, this day calls to wake up even before the sun to witness the stunning view of sunrise from the view point along with a full day city tour Post breakfast. So, lets prepare for early morning sunrise view from Tiger Hill view point :
Tiger Hill Sunrise Point - From the major town, Tiger Hill is one of the highest points of Darjeeling which is at a distance of 11 km and of the most visited places which no one misses in their Darjeeling Tour Itinerary. It is at an elevation of 2,590 m. It is popular for its breathtaking Sunrise view, for which a huge number of tourists gather to witness Sun rise from here and it also offers a superb panoramic view of Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga with some other peaks like Rathong, Kabru and Kokthang as well. Return back to hotel. After sumptuous breakfast set out for full day Darjeeling City Tour. Visit :
Batasia Loop - The British constructed one of the most famous places in Darjeeling - Batasia Loop. It is at a distance of 5km from the main town of Darjeeling. They created a war memorial at the center of the garden in honor of the Gorkha who sacrificed their lives in various wars and operations. The Toy Train here makes a complete loop and takes 360 degrees turn here. Covering an area of 50,000 sq ft, they decorate Batasia Loop with a well-manicured garden. This place also has a park, lots of restaurants and eateries as well. It's an amazing place where the garden has beautiful streams and breathtaking falls, from where one can get a stunning view of a wide range of the Darjeeling's fascinating view, and stunning Kanchenjunga will be a treat along with other Eastern Himalayan tops as well.
Ghoom Monastery - Yiga Monastery or Old Ghoom Monastery is one of the oldest Tibetan monasteries in Darjeeling build in the year 1850 below the Ghoom Railway Station. It follows the lineage of the Sakya Sect of Vajra Yana Buddhism and also has a small philosophical institute. This monastery has the biggest and the oldest statue of Buddha in Darjeeling being bought from Tibet.
Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda - Also known as Darjeeling Peace Pagoda, are on the Jalapahar hill. The Temple was built under the guidance of Buddhist monks from Japan in traditional Japanese style, and this place is the house of four avatars of Buddha. Close to it is the Peace Pagoda, where it showcases the four large avatars of Lord Buddha. The view from the top is magnificent, with the panoramic view of Darjeeling town and Mt. Kanchenjunga. During the visit, tourists can join for morning or evening prayers in the Temple, along with the monks.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park - Located at an altitude of approx 7000 ft above sea level and spreading around 60 acre, this zoo, popularly called Darjeeling Zoo was inaugurated in the year 1958 with an intention to house a wide variety of animals along with breeding programmed of some of the rare and endangered Himalayan wildlife like - Red Panda, Himalayan Salamander, Tibetan Wolf, Clouded Leopards, Snow Leopard etc. Tourists can have a glimpse of some exotic wild animals like Asian Black Bear, Royal Bengal Tiger, Siberian Tiger, Yaks, Himalayan Tahr, Goral, Black Panther, Takin etc. Tourist have provision to dress like local and take pictures there. During Darjeeling Tour Packages, this Zoo is a must visit destination.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute - Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is a place where everyone must visit in Darjeeling. It is on the premises of Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. It was build in memory of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, who climbed Everest in 1953. This institute is now a boarding school for mountaineering students where you can get all the pieces of equipment for trekking.
For 2nd day Darjeeling Trip, these tourist attractions are enough for a full day long Darjeeling Sightseeing Tour. Exhausted return back to hotel. After freshen up visit Darjeeling Mall area, roam the place, indulge in photoshoot, shopping and enjoy the cultural programme that happens every evening in the Mall. Nightstay at the Hotel in Darjeeling.