Are you thinking of spending Christmas in Darjeeling? If yes, then involve in the spirit of Christmas and enjoy the warm welcome of this wintry land.
A visit to Darjeeling during winter
Ever wondered what makes Darjeeling the most preferred winter destination for winter lovers. The colonial charm visible in the architecture reminiscent of the olden time, the toy train moving around, ropeways running over the valley and the snow-covered mountains hiding behind the clouds is a magical charm for a traveler in Darjeeling. Darjeeling has everything stored in for travelers, family, friends, couples, and youngsters and is one of the best hill-stations to visit in winter.
Darjeeling during Christmas:
Along with many old structures and sightseeing places in Darjeeling, this little hill-station is also a must place to visit during the Christmas. The city gets lighted with many decorative lights and the mistletoes are in a bloom along the slopes.
As Christmas is a worldwide celebration among all the communities, this place gets crowded during Christmas with tourists to celebrate this winter festival. So plan your trip around Christmas and witness the happy cheer around. Relish the plum cakes, muffins and Christmas goodies served by the local bakeries.
Why Darjeeling during Christmas?
In the delightful hill-station of Darjeeling Christmas is celebrated in the true Victorian-style with its gabled bungalows all decorated and cafes serving traditional breakfasts.
The town all decked up:
Everything has a festive look with mistletoes blooming in the hills. The stores are decorated with north stars, Santa caps, dresses and Christmas trees. The hotels and the restaurants are ready to serve stuffed turkeys while the warm lighting fire keeps the cold away.
Carols and nativity plays:
The town has a range of plays and functions on Christmas. You can spend the day singing hymns and Christmas carols and attend the service at the St. Andrew’s Church. The Christian community and the local bands sing hymns and carols in the Mall road and Chowrasta and have open-air performances.
The bakeries in the town make special plum cakes, puddings, pies, and a range of other delicacies. The smell of the freshly baked cakes and muffins spreads in the air which makes it the best place to have Christmas breakfast with the sip of the famous Darjeeling tea.
Best attractions in Darjeeling during the Christmas time:
In December, Tiger Hill will give you a splendid view which is worth it. You can get up by 4 am to get to Tiger Hill by 4:00 am to reach the magical sunlight fall on the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayan range and illuminate in gorgeous hues.
This is a scenic junction that is visited mostly in Darjeeling during winter. It has a famous railway loop with the toy train running on it with an open-air Gorkha War Memorial. During the winters this place is completely covered with snow which makes it a definite place to visit in the Christmas time.
Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park:
This is a place to experience the wildlife of Darjeeling. You can get to see many rare and wild species adapted to alpine conditions like the Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Red Panda, Tibetan Wolf and a variety of birds. The visiting hours change during the winter season and the whole habitat is covered with snow and is a treat to watch with animals walking around.
Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda:
A fine example of traditional Japanese style architecture, the Japanese temple is one of the major Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Darjeeling. The Peace Pagoda situated close to it is also a temple built in order to search world peace. Even though it is cold in winter still it is the most mesmerizing places to include in your Christmas Darjeeling list.
Where to stay in Darjeeling?
Darjeeling has many beautiful places to offer you. The extravagance, the magnificence and the beauty of Darjeeling are blended together in Chas Sanderling Hotel Darjeeling. The glory of the mountains, the hustle bustle of the town and the famous Darjeeling will attract you to its peak with the best locations to stay in Darjeeling. Space and spice are the two main importance of life and hence the hotel will provide with both for a wonderful stay.
Do not miss the opportunity of celebrating Christmas in this wonderland
The amazing climate all year round has attracted many tourists throughout the year. There are many things to explore in Darjeeling during the winter season from festivals to the snow-covered places. If you haven’t visited yet, then plan a winter trip with the best hotels in Darjeeling to stay with leisure and experience the beauty of nature.