Darjeeling tempts scores of leisure seekers from across the globe to book tickets on flights arriving in this hill town of India. Apart from its own set of charms, the resort offers many quick getaways that promise a fulfilled holiday.

One of the oldest hill stations in India, Darjeeling is a wonderful holiday destination that brims with picturesque avenues, Tibetan and Nepali influences and plenty of colonial distinction. This ‘Queen of the Hills’ attracts all those who wish to experience life as it was before modernization! Honeymooners and couples, on the other hand, grab flights tickets for Darjeeling to travel to the town and immerse themselves in cosy avenues and enjoy some private time, away from the hustle of the city.

Once vacationers are done exploring Darjeeling and seek some secluded attractions, there are a plethora of destinations to discover which are beautiful and more importantly, less-crowded. These places promise amazing experiences that appeal to all kinds of holidaymakers. Below are three such places that travellers may take a short trip to after going through Darjeeling.


Mirik, a beautiful nest in the hills, is West Bengal’s most quaint hill resort located 49 kilometres southwest of Darjeeling. Brimming with some incredible charms and featuring great climate, natural beauty and quick accessibility, Mirik is gradually becoming a favourite of many in the East. The entire hill resort is surrounded by coverlets of orange orchards, tea estates, cedar forests and cardamom plantations, which together make Mirik a popular holiday spot for nature lovers who land in India after boarding flights from different corners of the world. Sumendu Lake, the star attraction of this hill station, is fed by numerous streams and even features a floating fountain in the middle. The splendid picture of the Kanchenjunga reflected in the lake’s water is something to carry back home as a souvenir!!


Situated 80 kilometres from Darjeeling, Siliguri is the third largest city in the state of West Bengal visited by hundreds of vacationers every year. Popular for its four Ts – tea, transport, tourism and timber, this scenic town lies on the banks of Mahananda River and the foothills of Himalayas, and makes for a perfect destination to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Further, the stunning foothills covered with dense forests present a panoramic sight for the visitors, making their way to Siliguri, after disembarking India flights. Some celebrated local attractions namely – Monastery and Surya Sen Park, and renowned round-the-year fairs, including Boishakhi Mela, Book Fair, Lexpo Fair and Hosto Shilpo Mela – also make your trip to Siliguri memorable. Visitors need to ensure that they buy entry tickets for the fairs, well in advance.


Adorned with spellbinding natural beauty, Kalimpong makes for a perfect getaway for newly-weds who book air tickets aboard direct/indirect flights to the eastern part of India and remain desirous of a destination to spend some lovely time together. This hill resort is located 50 kilometres away from Darjeeling and stretches along a small ridge that overlooks Teesta River. Owing to its high population of Buddhists, Kalimpong is home to numerous Buddhist monasteries, which often compel followers from all over the world, to board flights and visit this sacred hill resort. Apart from spirituality, shopping is also one of the key highlights of this small hill town. The buzzing central market selling traditional handicrafts, embroidered items, wood-carvings and purses, and flower markets filled with several varieties of orchids, gladiolas, Himalayan grown flower bulbs, tubers and rhizomes, are a must see for all.

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