|Darjeeling is also known for its fantastic view of the Himalaya Mountains, whose highest peak is Kanchenjunga situated in the boundary area between Nepal and Sikkim. Kanchenjunga is considered to be the highest mountain peak of the Indian republic and the third highest peak in the world at over 28,000 feet.
If you would not like to fly, take the train from Kolkata (Kalkutta) to Darjeeling. The last stretch of the trip of New Jalpaigaon takes place by means of a miniature train, which weaves through deep jungle, tea gardens and pine forests. This trip is considered to be one of the most beautiful train trips of the world.
Visitors also get to experience one of the most sublime sunrises over the mountains. Go for a walkabout along the narrow paths, feel reinvigorated by the fresh mountain air, and marvel at the majestic chain of snow-covered mountain peaks that are to be seen in its entire splendor, when the veil of mist is cleared. Watch the prayer flags of the Buddhists fluttering in the wind. There is the possibility to visit a Buddhist Monastery for example in Ghoom, where the statue of the Maitreyee Buddha is guarded as a sanctuary.