India’s West Bengal state is blessed with one of the most beautiful towns known as Darjeeling. Darjeeling rests in the foothills of the Himalayas. The place is famous for its wonderful weather, mighty hills, tea plantations and toy train ride. Not many people know but Darjeeling has a lot of European influence on it. If you look closely Darjeeling won’t fail to give you strong European vibes.
1. Stay at Tea Estates
Who would not like staying in a bungalow with tea plantation hills as their view? Darjeeling is so known for the most beautiful tea estates in the country and is one of the must-visit places for tourists. Hence you can easily book a stay at a tea plantation bungalow offering a perfect view that will teleport you to Scotland.
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2. Toy Train Ride
Did you really visit Darjeeling if you did not allow yourself a ride on the famous toy train? The journey of the toy train offers you amazing and breathtaking views of this beautiful town and its hills. It is one of the must-try activities in Darjeeling that also give a strong European feel.
3. European Style Cafes
Darjeeling is blessed with some of the best cafes that not only offer scrumptious food but also teleport one to another country altogether. Well with its European influence, the place has many cafes which offer amazing European food and also the interiors give you a European vibe. Cafes like Glenary and Gatty’s cafe are some.
4. Paragliding From Lebong
Paragliding is one of the most adventurous sports and something that everyone should once in a lifetime try and experience. Adventure lovers make sure to visit Europe for a paragliding experience. Lebong, Darjeeling is one of the best viewing points in Darjeeling where you can see the sunrise and sunset over towering mountains and the place also offers a paragliding experience.
5. Experience European Architecture
If you closely look the architecture of many buildings in Darjeeling is purely influenced by the European style. Walking down the streets of some parts of Darjeeling will make you feel like you are walking on the streets of Europe.