I am quite passionate about travelling and when it comes to hill stations, the excitement doubles up. For me, travelling to hill stations means touching the sky in close proximity. Just like everybody else, I too had a childhood dream of touching the clouds in the sky. And although I realize that this is impossible today, travelling to hill stations replicates a similar experience for me. There are various hill stations in West Bengal that provide a marvellous scenic backdrop of enchanting hills and contribute immensely to the beauty of the place. These places not only quench the thirst for witnessing a picturesque aura of the mountains but also refreshes the soul and mind from a hectic day.
So, if you love mountains and hill stations just like I do, you can book your preferred hotels in West Bengal at https://www.intermiles.com/hotels and plan a trip to these outstanding locations listed below. These are my personal favourite and I am sure if you visit them, they will be yours too.
Boasting exquisite waterfall, beautiful parks and historical museums, Kurseong is located near the Bagdogra airport of the Darjeeling district. This place is a gem in the truest sense of the term. When I visited here for the first time, I was awestruck by the scenic beauty of this remarkable hill station. In my opinion, for the best holidaying experience, you should include Kurseong in your hill station tour guide. Known as the ‘Land of White Orchids’, this place also houses ancient temples with 300-year-old idols which have successfully elevated the significance quotient of this heavenly abode. For witnessing waterfalls in full bloom, Kurseong is again the best place to visit.
Situated in the northeastern state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is an incredible place for a summer visit. The last time I visited here was during the summer months when the hills looked extremely beautiful with the scent of tea leaves surrounding them. For me, the sight of the dense green forests and sprawling tea gardens was refreshing to another level. Darjeeling also holds a splendid view of the Kanchenjunga and amazing churches and mansions. All the locations within this city depict cultural diversity and give the tourists, an incredible experience to remember for a lifetime.
A trip to the popular hill stations of West Bengal is incomplete without Sandakphu. If you ever dreamt of pleasing your eyes with the captivating view of the world’s highest snowline, visit Sandakphu. Located in the highest point of the West Bengal state, Sandakphu has a beauty you won’t easily catch anywhere else. Besides, you can try trekking as this will help you both explore the place and have a mind-blowing experience hiking amidst the snow-capped hills of Lhotse, Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu.
Kalimpong is another famous hill station that you can pay a visit to. Located in the Himalayas, this city offers a mesmerising view that you will have a hard time leaving from here. Besides being a beautiful neighbour to Darjeeling, this city also houses Shivalik hills which is a major attraction of this place. I visited here during the rainy season as my close ones suggested that the view during this time is the best from other months. Apart from being a stunning hill station, it also boasts a Neora Valley National Park which is home to several tigers. So, if you are a wildlife lover, there is no reason why you should skip this place.
Resting upon the Mahananda river banks, Siliguri has an outstanding view to offer to its tourists. If you are looking for an ideal location to escape from the monotony of life, then Siliguri is the right place. Offering an excellent spot for authentic tea and timber, this place is also famous for its incredible mountain views. This is one of the most romantic places to have some quality time with your beloved. In my opinion, you can come here on your honeymoon and have a good time with your partner amidst nature. And yes, do not forget to try Bengal Safari and shop from the Hong Kong market during the visit.
Renowned for Chapramari wildlife sanctuary, tea garden and Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Dooars is an appealing hill station located in the Himalayan foothills. When I came here, I was too intrigued by the fact that this quaint hill station starts from the Tista River and continues up to Sankosh River. Offering such a huge width of the mountains, Doors has impressed many visitors who visited this place for a relaxing getaway. Besides, Dooars also boasts a plethora of fauna such as one-horned rhinos, deers, guars, elephants and reptiles to satisfy the needs of forest lovers. Being a lover of both forests and mountains myself, I can assure you this place with surely win your heart with its essence.
So, consider these places for your upcoming hill station tour and you will get to taste the best of what West Bengal hill stations have to offer.