Walking Tour of Darjeeling
Darjeeling is a delight to walk around, seeing the old British architecture and local markets as you go. You will have an expert guide with you, explaining the points of interest as you go. You’ll firstly be driven by car to the Old Cemetery, an interesting place to wander around seeing the inscriptions of some of the former British residents of Darjeeling. Your walk begins on Tanga Road, and visit the Union Church of Darjeeling. Continue to the Planter’s Club, founded in 1868 and once the hub of social life in this former British hill-station. You will then walk past some of the old British buildings: Trumbull School, Darjeeling Municipal Building (which has an impressive clock tower), Post Office and State Bank. Stop for a cup of tea at Glennery’s, which is over 100 years old. Continue on your walking tour of Darjeeling to Das Studio, containing a collection of old photographs of Darjeeling. You’ll walk up to Observatory Hill and see the Mahakal Temple before visiting St Andrews Church, featuring some interesting tablets and brass plaque memorials of former British residents. You pass the Darjeeling Gymkhana Club, founded in 1909 and also the Governor’s Residence before reaching the lower bazaar, bustling with people buying and selling goods. Next is the Judge’s Bazaar, the Railway Station and St Colombus’ Church where you end your walking tour of Darjeeling. You can then take the toy train up to Ghoom Monastery before returning to your hotel.